Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    11/15/2011  04:50 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,  11/10/2011

Attendance:

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 – November 15, 2011

Minutes
The meeting commenced on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 4: 52 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. E. Leon read the minutes, Ms. Conroy motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Knight second the motion; hence, minutes were approved. The second item on the agenda was to remind the individuals present that the SIP (School Improvement Plan) needs to be revisited at each meeting. She then went on to acknowledge Ms. Knight for being chosen (TOY) Teacher of the Year. Additionally, Ms. Belkin went on to mention Homeroom initiative as part of the SIP. Ms. Knight explained that is was an initiative which began the first week in October and has taken off from there. Its main goals are to tap into the student’s background knowledge, reinforce usage of strategies already in place in Language Arts/Reading classes, and transfer information to content areas; thus, enabling students to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Next item was presented by Ms. Belkin, in reference to visiting the bylaws annually. Purpose, council members, responsibilities, amongst others were highlighted from the bylaws in order to identify if any changes needed to be made. Changes, if any, would be reviewed and addressed by Email and they will be discussed at next EESAC meeting. Moreover, Ms. Lebena, Assistant Principal, mentioned that there could be more accurate wording as to it pertains to absences from EESAC meetings being classified as excused/unexcused. Ms. Knight inquired about monetary funds available for activities, specifically, STARS, a character education initiative represented by Ms. Frazier. Ms. Lebena suggested having an open proposal session for all parties interested. It was also suggested that it may possibly be presented at the next meeting. Ms. Belkin added that she would verify funds available and present that amount, as well as, design a format for proposal presentation with specific information and accurate amounts needed. Mr. Fernandez, Principal, enlisted to aid Ms. Belkin in verifying information. The open proposals session would be held at a future meeting; after the holiday break. Lastly, Ms. Knight asked about incentives for those students who are level 1 and 2, and achieved learning gains. Ms. Lebena responded that these students had to demonstrate growth from Fall to Winter assessments, and the use of the aforementioned proposal plan would be utilized for such incentives. Ms. Belkin made a last reminder that bylaws needed to be visited at the December meeting. Ms. Conroy motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Knight second the motion, meeting concluded at 5:11 PM.