Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    09/23/2013  04:00 PM

Please contact the school for a formatted hard copy of these minutes.

Recording Secretary:    Gustavo Gil

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School - Media Center

Was a quorum established?    No

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  09/10/2013


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:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

Country Club Middle School
EESAC Meeting – September 23, 2013


The EESAC meeting commenced at 4:00 PM by Ms. Erika Leon. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the minutes from the previous EESAC meeting. Ms. E. Leon read the minutes. Ms. Covone motioned to approve the minutes and Mr. Heras seconded the motion.
The second item on the agenda was the presentation of the School Improvement Plan (SIP). Ms. Lebena presented the 2013 - 2014 SIP which includes the following goals for improved student achievement. The goal for reading is to increase the percentage of students scoring at Level 3 from 49% to 63%, an increase of 14 percentage points. In writing 39% of eighth grade students scored at Level 3.5 or above, and the goal is for 45% of students to score at Level 3.5 or above, an increase of six percentage points on the 2014 administration of the FCAT 2.0. On the 2013 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics, 44% of students scored at Level 3 or above. Our goal on the 2014 FCAT 2.0 Mathematics is for 60% of students to score a Level 3 or above, an increase of 16 percentage points. In Science, 42% of eighth grade students scored at Levels 3 or above. Our goal on the 2014 Science FCAT 2.0 is for 48% of eighth grade students to score at Levels 3 -5, an increase of six percentage points. Further goals include increasing the number of students involved in the problem solving process through participation in Project Based Learning in STEM. Additionally, CTE instructors will integrate the Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects into CTE content area curriculum. On the 2013 Civics Baseline, students in grade 7 scored 32.2%. Our goal is to increase student proficiency for the 2014 Civics EOC. Data from 2013 indicates that a percentage of students at Country Club Middle School fall within the Early Warning System categories. Our goal for 2014 is to decrease the percentage of students in each category by one percentage point. The SIP was unanimously approved.
The third item on the agenda was the Parental Involvement Plan (PIP). Ms. Lebena presented and distributed the PIP while highlighting input from parents being taken into account when compiling the plan. The Assistant Principal led a discussion on each of the components included in the PIP through precise deliberation and dialogue. Ms. Lebena asked if anyone had questions, as well as informed everyone that administration was available to answer questions regarding the Parental Involvement Plan. Those present made no suggestions for revisions to the components for the Parental Involvement Plan (PIP). EESAC reviewed, voted and approved the Parental Involvement Plan.
The fourth item on the agenda was to discuss the Accreditation process in which Country Club Middle School is partaking. Team met to discuss such requirements; documents are accessible online through the school’s website. In addition, an online survey is available for teacher, parents, as well as students in regards to the aforementioned.
The last item in the agenda was to review EESAC’s By-Laws as it was to be revised as a result of the last meeting for the 2012 – 2013 school year. The revised section pertains to the quantity of meetings required for EESAC. It now states that EESAC meetings will be held a minimum of five (5) meetings throughout the school year.
Final comments, concerns, and/or questions were requested by Ms. Leon; no response. Mr. Heras motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Covone seconded. The meeting concluded at 5:00 PM.

Attendance: Erika Leon, Gustavo Gil, Miguelina Rodriguez, Daniel Merrick, Viviana Lebena (Assistant Principal), Evelyn Rodriguez, Alejandro Heras (UTD Steward), Gina Covone.