Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    03/23/2010  04:30 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,  03/15/2010


Members Present:

Bueno, Jose (Principal)
Conroy, Denise (Union Steward)
Belkin, Linda (Teacher)
Ramos, Guillermo (Teacher)
Mesa, Ivonne (Educational Support Employee)
Cartwright, Judy (Parent)
Mercado, Nidia (Parent)
Perez, Jesus (Parent)
Uz, Miriam (Parent)
Nino, Maria (Student)
Bido, Ricardo (Alternate Student)
Gonzalez, Diana (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Orlando (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Covone, Gina (Teacher)
House, Karen (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Georges, Meloni (Parent)
Rizo, Alex (Alternate Parent)
Zuniga, Oneida (Parent)
Suarez, Gabriela (Alternate Student)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

Gil, Gustavo (Teacher)
Martin, Melissa (Teacher)

Others Present:

Uz, Jose (Parent)

Topics Covered:

EESAC Minutes – March 23, 2010

The 8th EESAC Meeting of the 2009-2010 school year commenced on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm by EESAC Chair Ms. Linda Belkin. Mr. Ramos read the minutes from the last meeting. Mr. Bueno made a motion to approve the minutes and Mr. Uz second the motion and the minutes were approved. The first item on the agenda involved the approval of the EESAC committee to reward Betty Masso, a past school employee at Country Club Middle School, the FCAT Recognition Money owed to her. Ms. Masso was accidentally left out of the original list. Mr. Uz made a motion to approve $80.00 to be paid to Ms. Masso as part of the FCAT Recognition Money that is owed to her. Ms. Mercado second the motion and it was approved. It will then go to the faculty for vote approval. The second item on the agenda involved the approval of School Improvement Plan (SIP) waivers for the 2010-2011 school year. The following positions were introduced and explained to the committee by Mr. Bueno: Academy/Lead Teacher facilitators (4 positions) @ $1,500.00 each supplement, Athletic/Activities Trainer (2 positions) @ $1,500.00 each supplement, Data Manager (1 position) @ $3,500.00 supplement, Administrative/Detention (2 positions) @ $1,000.00 each supplement, and the SES Saturday School Facilitator (1 position) @ $4,000.00 supplement. Mr. Uz then a motion to approve the SIP waivers for the 2010-2011 school year and Ms. Mercado second the motion. The waivers will now be presented to the faculty to vote on. The next item on the agenda was the 2009-2010 school budget. Mr. Bueno went over some key issues of the budget regarding the remaining of the school year, particularly in relation to security and custodial staff and the substitute teacher account. After revealing budgetary numbers and figures to successfully close the 2009-2010 school year, a motion was made by Mr. Uz for the school principal to use $10,000 of ESSAC funds for discretionary use involving school supplies and related purchases. Ms. Mercado second the motion and the motion was approved. Ms. Belkin then discussed the next item on the agenda, which was the letter sent by the district involving the variation in composition for the school’s EESAC roster. The letter was given to all committee members approving our waiver in the EESAC roster composition that now aligns with current School Board (SBR) 6Gx13-IB-1.031. The EESAC by-laws will then be reviewed to see if any changes are required due to the waiver composition. Finally, the last item on the agenda was a possibility of a summer school accelerated program to be offered at Country Club Middle School. Mr. Bueno explained the benefits of the envisioned program to the EESAC committee members and concluded that he will review this agenda item at another time, pending if the opportunity and budget is feasible to have the program. Mr. Bueno then made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Mr. Uz second the motion. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 27, 2010.