Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    02/20/2013  04:15 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Gustavo Gil

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School - Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  02/13/2013


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:

Daniel Merrick

Topics Covered:

The February 20, 2013 EESAC meeting commenced at 4:15 PM by Ms. Erika Leon. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the minutes from the previous EESAC meeting. The minutes were read, Mr. Gil motioned to approve the minutes and Mr. Fernandez seconded the motion; hence, the minutes were approved. The second item on the agenda was the SIP (School Improvement Plan) mid-year review. Ms. Galue presented the mid-year review of the Reading Department. Ms. Galue discussed the progress of specific subgroups of students. Ms. Galue presented the specific subgroups, discussed strategies that the Reading Department would use to help students meet adequate progress, outlined activities, and described professional development for Reading teachers. Ms. Alfred-Duverny then presented the mid-year review for the Mathematics Department. Ms. Alfred-Duverny presented the specific subgroups of students and their progress, discussed strategies that the Mathematics Department would use to help students meet adequate progress, outlined activities, and described professional development for Mathematics teachers. Mr. Merrick motioned to approve the information covered and presented for the mid-year review of the SIP and Ms. Martin second the motion; hence, School Improvement Plan mid-year review was approved. The third item on the agenda was the presentation of SIP waivers. Ms. Lebena proceeded to introduce and review the School Improvement Plan (SIP) Waivers with its categories for the 2013 2014 academic year. Sample ballot, annual basis, explanation of qualifications was discussed by Ms. Lebena as to how it would assist and benefit the student body and integration into the SIP. In addition, each category and title for plausible position was discussed and a vote to present sample ballot as is to the faculty took place. Mr. Fernandez then asked if anyone had any questions. No questions were asked. Ms. Belkin motioned to approve the ballot as is to be presented to faculty and staff and Mr. Gil second the motion. The fourth item on the agenda was the School Dress Code Declaration. Everyone was in favor of keeping the uniform policy at Country Club Middle School as is for the upcoming 2013 - 2014 academic year.
Final comments, concerns, and/or questions were requested by Ms. E. Leon and Ms. Belkin commented about the upcoming FCAT Writes. Ms. Belkin added that the strategies that have been incorporated to maximize student success are; planning for writing, use of graphic organizers, pre-writing, modeling, PLC collaborative discussions, peer sharing and editing, student-teacher writing conferences, and writing journals. Ms. Belkin then motioned to adjourn the meeting and Mr. Gil seconded the motion, the meeting concluded at 4:50 PM.
Attendance: Gustavo Gil, Lannie Rubio, Sandra Rubio, Viviana Lebena, Jose Fernandez, Erika Leon, Linda Belkin, Daniel Merrick (UTD Representative), Samantha Alfred-Duverny, Melissa Martin, Evelyn Rodriguez, Yamilka Galue.