Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    09/16/2014  04:55 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Mrs. N. Curry-Coffee

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School - Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  08/05/2014


Members Present:

Fernandez, Jose (Principal)
Heras, Alejandro (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:

Nodarse, Francis (Parent)
Ulpiz, Kayla (Student)
Curry-Coffee, N. (Teacher)
Hankins, Steven (Teacher)

Topics Covered:

Country Club Middle School
EESAC Meeting – September 16, 2014


The EESAC meeting commenced at 4:58 PM by Mrs. Erika Leon. Introductions were made, as it was the first meeting of the school year. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the minutes from the previous EESAC meeting, May 13, 2014. Mrs. 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. C. Jeffrey, Assistant Principal, presented the 2014 - 2015 SIP. Some of the components include an Action Plan, Attendance Review Committee, Incentive Program, and Parental Involvement Plan. 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. There is an Action Plan for each respective disciple, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences. Said Action Plan includes barriers and resources, including strategies that will be subject to change once the Instructional Review Team observes and considers the needs for each department.
The third item on the agenda was the Parental Involvement Plan (PIP). Ms. Jeffrey presented the Parental Involvement Plan portion within the SIP 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. Jeffrey asked if anyone had questions, as well as informed everyone that administration was available to answer questions regarding the Parental Involvement Plan. Ms. E. Rodriguez, Community Representative, mentioned that a language barrier might be a component as the decrease in parental involvement in the school’s activities and services. Ms. Jeffrey informed the committee that these requirements were met in previous occasions. In addition, innovative and curricula related topics would be offered throughout the school year in an effort to increase parental involvement. Mrs. N. Curry-Coffee mentioned that an adjustment could be made to ConnectED messaging system. As a parent, she had not received any of the recent messages geared to inform parents of the school’s events and services. Ms. Jeffrey mentioned that the matter would be looked into to ensure every parent / guardian is reached and informed. In addition, Ms. G. Covone suggested parent incentives as a form to increase their involvement and participation. Suggestions such as food, time frames for said services were mentioned, amongst others. These suggestions will be taken into consideration when planning for future events. Those present made no other suggestions for revisions to the components for the Parental Involvement Plan (PIP). EESAC reviewed, voted and approved the Parental Involvement Plan.
The final SIP will be reviewed at our next EESAC meeting to be approved.
The last item in the agenda was to inform the committee that an update to the EESAC’s Roster was needed due to changes in members. Aforementioned members are no longer part of the faculty / staff. A vote was conducted and monitored during the last faculty meeting by Mrs. E. Leon (EESAC Chair) and Mr. A. Heras (UTD Representative). The revised roster will be available at the next EESAC meeting.
Ms. E. Leon requested final comments, concerns, and/or questions. Ms. Rodriguez was grateful to Country Club Middle School’s continued support and participation in partnering with Miami Dade College. No other comments, concerns, or questions were mentioned.
Ms. Covone motioned to adjourn the meeting and Mr. A. Heras seconded. The meeting concluded at 5:45 PM.