Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    03/03/2014  04:15 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Mr. G. Gil

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School - Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  02/21/2014

Attendance:

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 March 3, 2014

Minutes

The meeting commenced on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 4:20 PM by EESAC chairperson
Ms. E. Leon. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the minutes from the last previous meetings; January 15 and February 5, 2014. Ms. E. Leon read the minutes, Ms. Rodriguez motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Covone second the motion; hence, minutes were approved.
The second item on the agenda was presented by Mr. Fernandez. He proceeded to introduce and review the School Improvement Plan (SIP) Waivers with its categories for the 2014 2015 academic year. Sample ballot, annual basis, explanation of qualifications was discussed by Mr. Fernandez as to how it would assist and benefit the student body and integration into the SIP, those being administrative data manager, Saturday school facilitator, athletic director, activities director, detention facilitator, and team/leader facilitator. 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. Ms. E. Leon motioned to approve the ballot as is to be presented to faculty and staff and Ms. Covone second the motion.
The third 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 2014 - 2015 academic year.
The next item was presented by Ms. M. Leon. Ms. Leon offered an overview presentation on NXT Mindstorm (LEGO) Program. This is an innovative program being proposed to EESAC as a means to enhance research and investigative expertise. This program would also support strategies being presented in other content area courses; such as Mathematics. Moreover, it would afford students an opportunity to be involved in a technology / engineering atmosphere in collaboration with others in such said fields. Community board member, Ms. Rodriguez, presented an idea, one which would be executed by college students involving a similar assignment in robotics. EESAC is being asked to support aforementioned program by contributing to the purchase of a starting kit. The starting kit will consist of a pack of 6 for an approximate amount of $2,093.90

Name Lego MINDSTORM
Fernandez, Jose Y
Leon, E. Y
Covone, G. Y
Heras, A. (UTD) Y
Rodriguez, E. Y
Nodarse, F Y
Ulpiz, K Y
Chisholm, F. Y
Gil, G. Y
Grant, Y. Y
PetitHomme, K. Y
Knight, A. Y
The last item on the agenda was a proposal made by Mr. Fernandez. Items being proposed to support purchase of by EESAC for an approximate amount of $2,159.67 are as follows:
Item 1: printer cartridges
Item 2: LCD projector bulbs

Name Item 1 Item 2
Fernandez, Jose Y Y
Leon, E. Y Y
Covone, G. Y Y
Heras, A. (UTD) Y Y
Rodriguez, E. Y Y
Nodarse, F. Y Y
Ulpiz, K. Y Y
Chisholm, F. Y Y
Gil, G. Y Y
Grant, Y. Y Y
PetitHomme, K. Y Y
Knight, A. Y Y

It was reiterated, that these items would enhance targeted benchmarks, would greatly profit students as it will supplement materials covered in class. Moreover, it was discussed that each proposal made and item requested made evident the correlation with the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and how it would benefit students for growth/learning gains, since this is the main objective of the EESAC.
All proposals passed and were approved by EESAC.
Lastly, comments and/or concerns were asked by Ms. E. Leon to the committee, no comments mentioned. Ms. Covone motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Rodriguez, second the motion, meeting concluded at 4:50 PM.