Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    01/19/2012  04:15 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Erika Leon

Location of meeting:    Media Center - Country Club Middle School

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  01/13/2012


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:

Lee, Laura (Teacher)

Topics Covered:

The meeting commenced on Thursday, January 19th at 4:15 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. Conroy motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. E. Leon second the motion; hence, minutes were approved. The second item on the agenda was mentioned by Ms. L. Belkin in reference to changes made to the bylaws. Purpose, council members, responsibilities, election process, meetings, quorum, agenda, amongst others were reviewed at a previous meeting. Ms. L. Belkin will review changes made to current bylaws and present at next meeting. Next on the agenda were presentations of proposal for parties interested. Ms. Lee, Social Studies Department Chairperson, proposed in investing monies for materials that would enhance reading benchmarks through social studies content. Moreover, it would greatly benefit students, as the seventh grade class will be a part of the pilot test at the end of the course for the 2012-2013 school year. These supplemental materials may include but not limited to, workbooks, copy paper, and other supplemental resources. Although Mr. J. Espinoza was not present, his proposal was reviewed. It stated that it would be of great advantage to supply Language Arts teachers with a portable/handheld scanner. Its purpose would be to emphasize the writing process to students in order to better equip them for the test. Additionally, it would service students in being able to edit as well as revise their essays to improve their writing skills. Country Club Middle School proposed investing monies to supply the school with Smart Board projector bulbs as well as printer cartridges (toner). It was observed that students find these learning conductors as a means to better attain information and understanding. Moreover, it was discussed that each proposal made evident the correlation with the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and how it would benefit students as well as increase and provide incentives for growth/learning gains, since this is the main objective of the EESAC. Ms. Melissa Martin, proposed investing in a Garden Club to further enhance the units being covered in the classroom. This will not only afford students differentiated instruction as a hands-on project, but it will also extend their comprehension of the materials covered under the respective benchmarks. Ms. Rodriguez, community board member, offered to assist with commencement of this project and have some of her students participate to enhance the Science department initiative.
Lastly, comments and/or concerns were asked by Ms. L. Belkin to the student body representative, no comments mentioned. She further went on to remind those present of February 1st as the next meeting date. Ms. Belkin also reminded everyone that voting for the aforementioned proposals will take place at this next meeting. Ms. Rodriguez informed everyone that she would be out of town on business and will be not present for such stated meeting; however, would be available to participate in other forms if needed. Mr. Fernandez, Principal, motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Rodriguez second the motion, meeting concluded at 4:45 PM.