Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    11/05/2008  08:30 AM

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Recording Secretary:    Niesha Mack-Freeman

Location of meeting:    CCMS Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  10/05/2008


Members Present:

Lebena, Viviana (Assitant Principal)
Conroy, Denise (Union Steward)
Belkin, Linda (Teacher)
Covone, Gina (Teacher)
House, Karen (Teacher)
Mack-Freeman, Niesha (Teacher)
Gil, Gustavo (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Mesa, Ivonne (Educational Support Employee)

Cartwright, Judy (Parent)

Freeman, Adrian (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Orlando (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Bueno, Jose (Principal)
Hildenbrand, Susan (Teacher)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Chacon, Wanda (Parent)
Gonzalez, Haylen (Parent)
Hobson, Annmarie (Parent)
Mongbeh, Faye (Parent)
Reinhart-Incera, Cynthia
Giron, Gloria (Alternate Parent)
Darhi-Cabezas, Diana (Student)
George, Mathew (Alternate Student)(Parent)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

Mrs. Belkin presented a report on FCAT writing. The new standards will be tested in 2013. It will include performance standards, multiple choice, and extended responses. Schools are being identified if it appears that their students essays are similar. Scores are identifying similarities in opening and closing paragraphs. These schools will not receive scores and the district will be notified.

In addition, state rules prohibit schools from ceasing regular curriculum instruction for FCAT preparation.

Ms. Covone discussed the Healthier Generation Alliance Committee. The purpose of this committee is to implement activities that promote student and staff wellness. The committee will meet next week to discuss creating a plan and writing a mini-grant to fund activities related to the plan.