School Advisory Council
6611 Country Club Middle School
Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for: 10/08/2014 04:30 PM
Please contact the school for a formatted hard copy of these minutes.
Recording Secretary: Mrs. Nicole Curry-Coffee
Location of meeting: Country Club Middle School - Media Center
Was a quorum established? Yes
Was the meeting advertised? Yes, 09/09/2014
Fernandez, Jose (Principal)
Heras, Alejandro (Union Steward)
Alfred Duverny, Samantha (Teacher)
Covone, Gina (Teacher)
Curry Coffee, Nicole (Teacher)
Hankins, Steven (Teacher)
Leon, Erika (Teacher)
Anne, Knight (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Mercado, Nidia (Educational Support Employee)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Cermeno, Yaremy (Parent)
Cermeno, Yaremy (Parent)
King-Elston, Santrel (Parent)
Nodarse, Francis (Parent)
Perera-Acosta, Alba (Parent)
Rizo, Alex (Parent)
Rubio, Sandra (Parent)
Orta, Daniela (Alternate Parent)
Ulpiz, Kayla (Student)
Coffee, Nasir (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.
No one else was present.
Country Club Middle School
EESAC Meeting – October 8, 2014
The EESAC meeting commenced at 4:33 PM by Mr. Alex Heras. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the minutes from the previous EESAC meeting on September 16th. The minutes were reviewed. Ms. Curry-Coffee motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Rodriguez seconded the motion.
The second item on the agenda was the presentation of the School Improvement Plan (SIP). Ms. Jeffrey presented the 2014 - 2015 SIP, which includes goals geared for student improvement, achievement and participation. The first goal stated in the School Improvement Plan (SIP) is to increase student achievement. Secondly, to implement a school-wide incentive program to motivate students. These could be, but not limited to; recreation area on the school’s third floor, amongst additional incentives derived from students’ interest. It was mentioned that Ms. L. Estrada (data representative) would monitor student progress and achievement. The third goal focused on STEM, specifically to continue the business partnership with Miami Dade College. Some of the incentives scheduled to commence is the Chinese Moon garden, which is to take place this Saturday, October 11, 2014. Additionally, their partnership made our school’s Science Night, a success. Directing science labs through a summer camp as an incentive to entice student participation and increase motivation was also mentioned. Ms. Rodriguez encouraged a trip to MDC campus for an education session as well as display of science fair projects would be valuable to peak student interest and achievement. Another goal mentioned in the SIP is to increase parental involvement. Mr. Heras interjected to emphasize that one of the first school’s events; Science Night was a success in relation to parental involvement. Ms. Jeffrey declared that parent nights and / or workshops would be advantageous in the students’ success. Ms. Rodriguez offered ideas for activities for parents to partake in at MDC campus to equip them with skills and strategies to assist their child be successful.
The third item on the agenda was the SIP budget. Mr. Fernandez proposed taking $2,999.00 from the EESAC funds to use for providing incentives to students for achievement. The incentives would include student recognition, awards, and funding for the end-of-the year awards ceremony. Ms. Curry-Coffee questioned whether monies could be allotted for a Law Studies program. Ms. Covone asked for clarification whether the amount included other items and not the total amount. A first motion by Mr. A. Heras to accept and vote by the board the School Improvement Plan as written and to include the approval of monies not to exceed $2,999.00 from EESAC funds to student recognition and incentives was reached. Ms. Covone seconds the motion. Mr. Heras asked the EESAC members to vote on the proposal and the members voted as follows: Mr. Heras, yes; Ms. Covone, yes; Ms. Nodarse (Parent Representative), yes; Ms. Kayla Ulpiz (Student Representative), yes; Ms. Rodriguez, yes; Ms. Curry-Coffee, yes; Mr. Fernandez, yes, to approve Country Club Middle School Improvement Plan budget and to transfer the amount of funds not to exceed $2,999.00 from the EESAC to student recognition and incentives. We also voted that any monies remaining from the $2999.00 at the conclusion of this year would be used for teacher resources the following year. Mr. Heras asked the EESAC members to vote on the proposal and the members voted as follows: Mr. Heras, yes; Ms. Covone, yes; Ms. Nodarse (Parent Representative), yes; Ms. Kayla Ulpiz (Student Representative), yes; Ms. Rodriguez, yes; Ms. Curry-Coffee, yes; Mr. Fernandez, yes. In addition, we voted on the $788.99 left over from last year and the committee agreed that it should be used for teacher resources. Mr. Heras asked the EESAC members to vote on the proposal and the members voted as follows: Mr. Heras, yes; Ms. Covone, yes; Ms. Nodarse (Parent Representative), yes; Ms. Kayla Ulpiz (Student Representative), yes; Ms. Rodriguez, yes; Ms. Curry-Coffee, yes; Mr. Fernandez, yes. The SIP Budget was approved.
Fourth item on the agenda was to confirm the updated roster of new EESAC members as it was to be updated as a result to changes to members for the 2014-2015 school year. Copies of the updated roster were made available to those present at the time of EESAC meeting. They were also informed that the roster is a public document that may be viewed through the Office of School Improvement website for their leisure and understanding.
Mr. A. Heras requested final comments, concerns, and/or questions. Ms. Jeffrey highlighted that she will continue to update the council on data pertaining to the School Improvement Plan. Ms. Covone requested a copy of the SIP; Ms. Jeffrey acknowledged the request and mentioned that the SIP remained in its draft stage until submitted to the state. Ms. Covone motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Rodriguez seconded. The meeting concluded at 5:30 PM.