Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    08/31/2011  05:00 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Mr. Guillermo Ramos

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School

Was a quorum established?    No

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  08/25/2011


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)

Members Absent (Excused):

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 (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Geter, Corey
Gonzalez, Maria
Eugene, Ercilia
Leon, Erika
Lebena, Viviana
Hankins, Steven

Topics Covered:

EESAC Meeting - August 31, 2011


The first EESAC Meeting of the 2011-2012 school year commenced on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm by EESAC chairperson Ms. Linda Belkin. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of last meetings' minutes which were from the last EESAC meeting of the 2010-2011 school year. Mr. Ramos read the minutes and then Ms. Covone motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Leon second the motion and the minutes were approved. The second item on the agenda was the School Improvement Plan for the 2011-2012 school year. The SIP is currently in its completed stages and the review by the EESAC board will be forthcoming in the next two weeks. Amongst important details being implemented in this school year's SIP include many of the recommendations from the last EESAC meeting of the 2010-2011 school year. Such recommendations include lab integration into the mathematics and science curriculum and a literacy approach with reading across the curriculum, especially in homeroom. Ms. Lebena reiterated that the SIP will be completed and ready for review in the next EESAC meeting. The next and last item on the agenda was principal Mr. Jose Fernandez requesting a transfer of EESAC funds not to exceed $2,999.99 to help fund student incentives for the 2011-2012 school year. These funds would enable the school to fund student incentives to recognize students for high achievement and success in their assessments and in the classroom. Ms. Covone then made a motion to transfer the funds from EESAC to student incentives. The vote and second motion had to be tabled until the next meeting because there was not a full Quorum established to vote and approve the motion. Finally, Ms. Conroy suggested for the board to look into future EESAC meeting times and see if the meetings could be alternated between morning and afternoon times. This suggestion would be studied more by the board. The next meeting will take place in September to review the completed School Improvement Plan and vote and motion on the EESAC funds to provide for student incentives. Ms. Covone then made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Leon second the motion and the meeting concluded at 5:30 pm.