Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    09/05/2012  04:30 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,  08/28/2012


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:

Country Club Middle School
EESAC Meeting Ė September 5, 2012
The September 5, 2012 EESAC meeting commenced at 4:30 PM by Ms. Linda Belkin. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the minutes from the previous EESAC meeting. The minutes were read, Ms. Covone motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Conroy seconded the motion; hence, minutes were approved. The second item on the agenda was the election of EESAC Chair and Secretary. Ms. Conroy nominated Ms. Leon for EESAC Chair, Ms. Covone seconded the nomination and Ms. Leon accepted. Ms. Conroy nominated Mr. Gil for EESAC Secretary, Ms. Covone seconded the nomination and Mr. Gil accepted. Ms. Belkin stepped down as EESAC chair. The third and final item on the agenda was the presentation of School Improvement Plan (SIP).
The draft of the SIP was presented. First, Ms. Spicer presented the Science portion. Ms. Spicer said that everything was on track from the last meeting and that the pull-out program was about to begin. Ms. Spicer reiterated the Science Departmentís focus on rigor. Ms. Galue presented the Reading portion. Ms. Galue expressed the Reading Departmentís focus on differentiated instruction, the importance of informational text in Language Arts and Social Studies, the Reading Plus program, and the software programs Compass Learning and Imagine learning. Ms. Alfred-Duverny presented the Mathematics portion. Ms. Alfred-Duverny said that the Mathematics Department is focused on increasing rigor, is currently developing a Focus Calendar, and increasing its support of SPED students. Ms. Rodriguez presented on behalf of the ESOL Department. Ms. Rodriguez expressed the ESOL Departmentís goal of improving writing skills and using the software Imagine Learning. Ms. Belkin presented the Writing portion. Ms. Belkin discussed student writing folders, Common Core, and writing skills. Ms. Belkin mentioned that students were having difficulty with the persuasive writing prompts and the Language Arts Departmentís focus on improving writing and reading skills. Ms. Belkin said that Ms. Luzoro was going to begin working with targeted students on writing. Mr. Gil presented the Civics portion. Mr. Gil mentioned that Civics teachers were utilizing the EOC task cards, Edusoft data, and pre-posttests to help drive instruction.
Final comments, concerns, and/or questions were requested by Ms. Belkin; no response. Ms. Covone motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Conroy seconded the motion, the meeting concluded at 5:00 pm.