Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    10/26/2010  05:20 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Mr. Guillermo Ramos

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  10/18/2010


Members Present:

Fernandez, Jose (Principal)
Conroy, Denise (Union Steward)
Belkin, Linda (Teacher)
Covone, Gina (Teacher)
Gil, Gustavo (Teacher)
Martin, Melissa (Teacher)
Ramos, Guillermo (Teacher)
Lobato, Rolando (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Mercado, Nidia (Educational Support Employee)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Cartwright, Judy (Parent)
Orta, Daniela (Parent)
Perez, Jesus (Parent)
Rizo, Alex (Parent)
Uz, Jose (Parent)
Uz, Miriam (Parent)
Cardeso, Cindy (Alternate Parent)
Uz, Carlos (Student)
Gonzalez, Adriana (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 – October 26, 2010 – Country Club Middle School

The third EESAC Meeting of the 2010-2011 school year commenced on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm by EESAC Chair Ms. Linda Belkin. Mr. Ramos read the minutes from the last meeting and Ms. Covone made a motion to approve the minutes and they were approved by all in attendance. Regarding the review of the School Improvement Plan, Ms. Lebena and Ms. Belkin both elaborated on how the school is now working on the Interims testing to then see how close the school matches to the School Improvement Plan goals, objectives and benchmarks. Furthermore, the incentives program for the students was discussed in relation to the results of the Interim testing as well as the schedule. Mr. Fernandez then proceeded to present the EESAC with the school’s budget. All EESAC members reviewed the budget as the principal highlighted student enrollment per FTE on the CASAS menu, the allocated money to begin the school year, and the search for custodial personnel is ongoing. After a detailed review of the budget by the principal, the meeting then proceeded to discuss ways on how to allocate the EESAC funds allotment of $6,079.86 to support needs and goals for the school, based on the School Improvement Plan. A discussion was held on setting money aside for food related items and incentives as per the recognitions in the School Improvement Plan but Mr. Fernandez advised all that the opportunity window for setting aside money from EESAC for those purposes was already too late. Other means, such as through PTSA, will be looked at instead to support those purchases. All EESAC members agreed that the EESAC Meeting on November 30, 2010, faculty and staff may present proposals and ideas on different programs and resources that would benefit most the students and their achievements and also support the School Improvement Plan. Mr. Fernandez then announced that the school had received the A++ Recognition Money of $114,000 and that a committee of nine individuals representing equally the different sectors of the school had been selected to decide on how to distribute the reward money. Mr. Uz then made a motion to add a second monthly meeting to the month of November, specifically for November 16th, to review the committee’s plan and approve it. Mr. Fernandez second the motion and the EESAC meeting for November 16th was added to the calendar. Finally, Mr. Uz brought to the meeting deep concerns involving traffic and student drop and pick off issues in the front of the school. Mr. Uz and the board members sought different solutions to this ongoing problem and Mr. Fernandez offered to contact several agencies to find a remedy to the problem. Amongst the solutions both in law enforcement and political agencies, everyone was encouraged to see how to solve this problem. Ms. Covone then made a motion to end the meeting and Mr. Uz. second the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm.