Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    10/18/2011  04:55 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Erika Leon

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School - Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  10/10/2011


Members Present:

Fernandez, Jose (Principal)
Conroy, Denise (Union Steward)
Belkin, Linda (Teacher)
Covone, Gina (Teacher)
Gil, Gustavo (Teacher)
Leon, Erika (Teacher)
Martin, Melissa (Teacher)
Anne, Knight (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Mercado, Nidia (Educational Support Employee)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Cermeno, Yaremy (Parent)
Gonzalez, Diana (Parent)
King-Elston, Santrel (Parent)
McDuffie, Tammie (Parent)
Perera-Acosta, Alba (Parent)
Rizo, Alex (Parent)
Rubio, Sandra (Parent)
Orta, Daniela (Alternate Parent)
Rubio, Lannie (Student)
Longa, Alexandra (Alternate Student)
Coalla, Yaniri (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Evelyn (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:

Country Club Middle School
EESAC Meeting October 18, 2011

The meeting commenced on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 4: 55 PM by EESAC chairperson Ms. L. Belkin. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the minutes from the last meeting. Ms. Belkin read the minutes, Ms. Covone motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Conroy second the motion; hence, minutes were approved. The second item on the agenda was of the SIP (School Improvement Plan) for the 2011-2012 school year. Committee suggested the SIP should be visited at each meeting and present any updates. Ms. Belkin briefly spoke of Writing Plan progress and implementation of strategies for the upcoming FCAT changes, including foreseeable pre-requisites for the FCAT in 2015. These changes may include, but not limited to, literature based writing, stringent standards, focus on conventions, elaboration with reliable support to be present in student writing. Community board member, Ms. Rodriguez, presented some updates and ideas, one of which is participation in a reading initiative executed by college students involving thirty (30) hours of volunteer assignments. Student board member, Ms. L. Rubio offered insight as to how the student body feels toward the many changes and rigorous expectations for this 2011-2012 school year. She offered to say that overall, students feel the need to study more and try harder in working towards a successful year as well as FCAT performance. Next item was presented by Mr. Fernandez, principal, in reference to the budget sheet and information, which will be distributed at future meeting. Brief coverage of budget sheet contents was distribution of monies for specific categories and positions; for example, teachers, sixth period supplement, electives, classroom supplies to enhance instruction, amongst others. Moreover, Mr. Fernandez went on to include in his description some details from the budget as it pertains to non-instructional staff, administration, student services and school supplies for the present school year. Plan sheet will be distributed on the next EESAC meeting. Ms. Belkin requested for any additional comments. Lastly, Ms. Conroy formally introduced herself to the Community board member and offered information in an attempt to assist with previous mentioned item made by community board member Ms. Rodriguez. At this time, date was not set for next ESSAC meeting. Ms. Covone motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Conroy second the motion, meeting concluded at 5:05 PM.