Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    05/08/2012  05:00 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,  05/04/2012


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:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

EESAC Meeting – May 8, 2012

The last EESAC meeting of the 2011-2012 school year commenced on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM by Ms. Linda Belkin. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were read, Mr. Gil motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Covone second the motion; hence, minutes were approved. The second item on the agenda was the review of boundary information. Presently and for next school year (2012-2013), there are no changes for Country Club Middle School targeted. Next item on the agenda was presented by Ms. Lebena (Assistant Principal) in reference to the Financial Report. Differences as it relates to each entity were highlighted between school, district and state. The information presented derives from the 2010-2011 school year as to its revenues, costs and related information of school costs being distributed. Additionally, this document and its particulars can be obtained, as it is public information.
The remainder part of the EESAC meeting was the department chairpersons reviewing the School Improvement Plan goals met for the 2011-2012 school year and presentation of recommendations for the 2012-2013 School Improvement Plan. In Science, Ms. Spicer first reviewed the assessment goals, and summative of student performance with established strategies utilized in the 2011-2012 school year. In evaluating the Science component in the School Improvement Plan and setting the goals for the 2012-2013 school year, a continuation of the previously implemented strategies and activities, alongside having teacher made assessments, assure maintenance of skills by revisiting data, collaboration with teachers, offering students assistance which would include but not limited to pulling out students for intervention and supplemental instruction, attending and implementing professional development trainings, more specifically being trained in a weather related project seminar and other resources. Ms. Conroy offered input in a few sources for additional assistance to students as well as for the aforementioned weather project.
For Reading, implementing research based programs to address students’ needs, facilitating guided reading and practices, administering assessments, as well as including differentiated instruction in delivery of information will continue as previously implemented strategies and activities. Additionally, the use of computer based reading programs; such as Reading Plus and Achieve 3000 will be incorporated in order to maintain and optimize student achievement. In Language Arts, Ms. Belkin addressed the writing component, where it would be beneficial to include student writing portfolios. These portfolios would trail the student as he/she progresses from grade to grade and provide insight to the teacher as to the writing performance of the student and their ability to analyze and synthesize information from any literary text. This in turn would facilitate observation in growth, implementation of skills, strategies and achievement. In addition, Ms. Belkin suggested that this project could be implemented through homeroom for the 2012-2013 school year to support FCAT writing requirements. In Mathematics, a continuation of the previously implemented strategies and activities, while modifying word text as presented in the Florida Focus source. In anticipation to expose and familiarize students to verbiage utilized in assessments, including FCAT. Amongst the recommendations for Mathematics for the 2012-2013 school year include presenting a framework for students to build prior knowledge, compose and implement calendar prior to timeframe for FCAT crunch-time, and exposing students to a variety of sources to excel in understanding rigorous types of questions.
Ms. Lebena reiterated that all these recommendations for the 2012-2013 School Improvement Plan are all tentative and depend on the FCAT scores and school grade. Final comments, concerns and/or questions were requested by Ms. Belkin; no response. Mr. Gil motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Spicer second the motion, the meeting concluded at 5:50 PM.