Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    12/13/2011  04:50 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Erika Leon

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School - Principal's Office

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  12/08/2011


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 December 13, 2011
The meeting commenced on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 at 4: 50 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. The minutes were read, Ms. E. Leon motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Conroy second the motion; hence, minutes were approved. The second item on the agenda was mention by Ms. L. Belkin in reference to any changes needed to be made to the bylaws. Purpose, council members, responsibilities, election process, meetings, quorum, agenda, amongst others were reviewed in order to identify if any changes were necessary. Ms. Conroy mentioned a change be made in the COUNCIL MEMBERS portion of the bylaws, where it mentions that only the principal and the business/community representative do not have to be elected. Moreover, Ms. Conroy indicated that the UTD Steward should be automatically a part of that statement, and not have to go through the voting process; ergo, automatically elected as EESAC member. Ms. L. Belkin will change verbiage of current bylaws and present at next meeting. Furthermore, revised bylaws will be reviewed and voted upon at next meeting. Next on the agenda was to review format for proposal for all parties interested. It was agreed upon that parties interested in submitting a proposal to the EESAC needed to be specific and elaborate on their requests. Moreover, it was discussed that each proposal had to make evident the correlation with the School Improvement Plan (SIP), as to how with its realization, would benefit students as well as increase and provide incentives for growth/learning gains, since this is the main objective of the EESAC. A revised proposal format would be available to those interested prior to winter break. In turn, it will allow for sufficient time to present individual proposal for the January or February meeting. The due dates for those interested in submitting a proposal was set for January 6, 2012, and completed proposal format due by January 13, 2012. Additionally, the committee was apprised of Interim testing dates, and the importance of this data in revisiting the SIP. Ms. Lebena, assistant principal, read amounts for lottery funds as it pertains to EESAC and education. She concluded by highlighting that this information is available on the Internet. Lastly, comments and/or concerns were asked by Ms. L. Belkin to the student body representative, no comments mentioned. Ms. Conroy motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Melissa Martin second the motion, meeting concluded at 5:20 PM.