Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    09/24/2009  05:20 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Mr. Guillermo Ramos

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School Main Office Conference Room

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  09/17/2009


Members Present:

Bueno, Jose (Principal)
Conroy, Denise (Union Steward)
Belkin, Linda (Teacher)
Covone, Gina (Teacher)
Gil, Gustavo (Teacher)
Martin, Melissa (Teacher)
Ramos, Guillermo (Teacher)
House, Karen (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Mesa, Ivonne (Educational Support Employee)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Cartwright, Judy (Parent)
Georges, Meloni (Parent)
Mercado, Nidia (Parent)
Perez, Jesus (Parent)
Uz, Miriam (Parent)
Zuniga, Oneida (Parent)
Rizo, Alex (Alternate Parent)
Nino, Maria (Student)
Bido, Ricardo (Alternate Student)
Suarez, Gabriela (Alternate Student)
Gonzalez, Diana (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Orlando (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

No one had an excused absence.

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

EESAC Minutes – September 24, 2009

The 2nd ESSAC Meeting of the 2009-2010 commenced at 5:20 pm by EESAC Chair Ms. Linda Belkin. All attendees introduced themselves. Ms. Lebena explained and displayed the revised school’s vision and mission statements and elaborated that these revised statements are a key component for the School Improvement Plan. The board members reviewed the two statements and then a motion was done by Mr. Bueno to approve the revised mission and vision statements and Ms. Diana Gonzalez second the motion to approve the changes. Secondly, the board members reviewed the past meeting minutes and clarification on the Gizmos program, the 27% mastery in Science and the importance of baseline data was explained by Mr. Bueno. Mr. Jesus Perez then made a motion to approve the minutes and it was second by Mr. Jose Uz. Next, an explanation of the Florida School Recognition Program was done by Ms. Lebena that included two options for faculty and staff to vote on in the next faculty meeting. Mr. Rizo approved the plans and Mr. Perez second the motion to present the two plans to the faculty and staff and once the chosen plan is approved/voted for by faculty and staff it will be presented to the EESAC board for final approval. Furthermore, updates by department members regarding the School Improvement Plans were discussed. Among the updates were Mr. Ramos elaborating that Hispanic Heritage themes and Lincoln essays were being covered in Social Studies, Ms. Belkin implementing the efolio (writing essays) software program in Language Arts classes and VMath program through mathematics. Next, the current ESSAC budget was discussed and funds for the Saturday tutoring program. After discussion by the principal and board members, Mr. Jose Uz made the motion and Ms. Diana Gonzalez second it in authorizing the transfer of $2,999.99 from the EESAC funds to special purpose account for Saturday tutoring food items and FCAT snacks for our students. Finally, the after school pickup situation was a concern by all parent members and different solutions were discussed. A decision was made to look at different ways to address the problem in the next EESAC meeting. A motion to close the EESAC Meeting was done by Mr. Rizo and Mr. Perez second the motion. The next EESAC Meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, October 15, 2009 at 4:30 pm.