Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    03/22/2011  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,  03/07/2011


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 – March 22, 2011 – Country Club Middle School

The ninth EESAC meeting of the 2010-2011 school year commenced on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm by EESAC Chairperson, Mrs. Linda Belkin. The minutes from the previous EESAC meeting was presented and read by Mr. Ramos. Ms. Leon motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Conroy second the motion and the minutes were approved. The first item on the agenda after approving the minutes was the Country Club Middle School Improvement Plan Waivers review for the 2011-2012 school year. Ms. Lebena presented the SIP waivers ballot that the faculty will vote on Friday, March 25, 2011. Among the waivers include the block scheduling and different alternative supplement models. After the board discussed the roles of some of the supplement models, such as Academic Leader, and different formats and models to block scheduling, Mr. Fernandez made a motion to approve the SIP Waivers and Ms. Conroy second the motion. The motion passed and the faculty will now vote on the waivers on Friday, March 25, 2011. Mr. Fernandez then presented a presentation on Florida KidCare insurance. This promotion is for the school parents as the amount of uninsured children in the state of Florida has increased. This dissemination of information was for the colleagues to share with the parents, especially for teachers to notify the Student Services Department at the school for further procedures implementation. Amongst the future implementation will involved a ConnectED phone message to all parents. This important health and safety information to parents reflects the School’s Improvement Plan’s goal of parental involvement and school safety. Finally, Ms. Lebena presented the winter interim results that compared baseline to fall and winter results for both reading and math at the sixth, seventh and eighth grade levels and science for only eighth grade. Even though some of the results do not show close comparison to district levels, overall, there has been growth and an upward trend in the results. In Mathematics, it has been a transition year with new standards, textbooks and resources, thus, the improvement has not been as steady as in reading. Sixth and eighth grade has shown better results than the seventh grade class. Finally, Science has shown the greatest increase and achievement as the trend is slightly above district levels. Once the presentation of the data results was completed by Ms. Lebena and a brief discussion of the data and its importance to the School Improvement Plan and the upcoming FCAT Testing was over, Mr. Fernandez made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Leon second the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm.