Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    12/14/2010  05:00 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,  12/03/2010


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 – December 14, 2010 – Country Club Middle School

The sixth EESAC meeting of the 2010-2011 school year commenced on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm by EESAC Chairperson, Mrs. Linda Belkin. The minutes from the previous EESAC meeting was presented by Mr. Ramos and read individually by all present at the meeting. Ms. Covone motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Conroy second the motion and the minutes were approved. The remaining item on the agenda after approval of the minutes was an update on the proposals from the last EESAC meeting by Mrs. Williams-Frazier, Mr. Geter and Mrs. Fernandez. The proposals for consideration by the EESAC Board members must reflect to the School Improvement Plan and have an itemized budget and amount of students it will impact. First, Mrs. Williams-Frazier and Mr. Geter presented their proposal on behalf of the school’s STARS program. After presenting the goals and impact of the program to the school and students, Mrs. Williams-Frazier and Mr. Geter are requesting a total of $800.00 for four field trips which consist of the following: Camillus House Bus Fare – $130.00, Juvenile Detention Center Bus Fare $130.00, University of Miami or Florida International University Bus Fare $130.00 and Eighth Grade Luncheon Bus Fare $110.00. Furthermore, $300.00 for the Eighth Grade Luncheon at the Cheesecake Factory. An explanation was then given by Ms. Williams-Frazier on the breakdown of the luncheon, which is $20 per person for 14 girls and 6 boys and that the balance will be covered from the funds in their account from last year. Lastly, both club sponsors explained that their club members are predominantly in the lowest 25% in reading and math and their involvement in the activities will improve their conduct grade and social and interpersonal skills in a positive way, as reflected in the School Improvement Plan. Mr. Geter then presented on behalf of the 2010-2011 Country Club Middle School Lady Canes softball team. The softball team is in need of financial assistance for transportation to four softball games. Mr. Geter is requesting $380.00 for transportation, $90.00 per 2 home games and $100 per 2 away games. Again, Mr. Geter reiterated the infusion of character education traits within the softball team, as reflected in the School Improvement Plan. Finally, a discussion on Mrs. Fernandez last meetings proposal was analyzed. The board members decided that purchasing the licensing for VMATH/VOYAGER for the following school year was not going to be considered due to the insufficiency of funds and also to be able to allocate money for this school year’s purposes but also the licensing was for the 2011-2012 school year. Furthermore, as the board decided and voted yes last time, Mrs. Fernandez will be able to purchase up to $900.00 in binders for the Math program. Mrs. Fernandez was able to provide a more detailed quote on the binders from Office Depot as purchasing 300 binders will save the school between 50 to 60%. Lastly, after dismissing Ms. Williams-Frazier and Mr. Geter, the board discussed the different proposals presented during the meeting. The board weighed different fund raising activities that the clubs could perform to raise some funds for activities and transportation and also elaborated how food related items purchases or food related transportation events were not to be purchased or considered by EESAC. Thus, the board decided to vote on Ms. Williams-Frazier and Mr. Geter’s three field trip events to Camillus House, the Juvenile Detention Center and either the University of Miami or Florida International University for a total of $390.00 for transportation for those three community service field trips for the STARS club. The EESAC board members voting yes were Mr. Fernandez, Ms. Conroy, Ms. Covone, Ms. Martin, Mr. Lobato, Mr. Ramos, Ms. Belkin, Ms. Knight, Mr. Uz and student Carlos Uz. There were no objections. The board decided that for the STARS club luncheon field trip (transportation and lunch itself) and the Lady Canes softball team transportation for games, other means will have to be looked by the sponsors to fund those events. Furthermore, future planning by the athletic departments will be considered. Ms. Belkin will notify in person both Mrs. Williams-Frazier and Mr. Geter of the boards’ decisions and will recommend the sponsors to seek fundraising ideas from the school’s activities director, Mr. Patrick. Ms. Covone then motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Conroy second the motion and the meeting was adjourned at 5:45 pm.