Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    05/21/2015  04:30 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Mrs. Curry-Coffee

Location of meeting:    Country Club Middle School - Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  05/12/2015

Attendance:

Members Present:

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.

Others Present:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

Country Club Middle School
EESAC Meeting May 21, 2015
Minutes:
The meeting commenced on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 4:30 PM by EESAC chairperson Ms. E. Leon. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the February 23, 2015 EESAC meeting. Ms. E. Leon read the minutes, Mr. Fernandez motioned to approve the minutes and Ms. Nodarse seconded the motion; hence, the minutes were approved.
The second item on the agenda was the School Improvement Plan (SIP) End-of-Year review. Ms. Jeffrey reviewed the 2014 -2015 SIP. She detailed information regarding the action plan within the SIP, stating that it was determined that certain strategies needed to be implemented for the 2015 -2016. Ms. Jeffrey continued on to explain that some of the strategies being implemented would be the I do, We do, You do GRRM (Gradual Release of Responsibility Model) to the committee; where the responsibility of learning the skill shifts from the teacher to the student. In addition, this model would benefit students as well as teachers and can only be successful when providing educators with professional development sessions targeting this delivery of teaching.
Additionally, affording departments a common planning time period that allowed professionals to select resources and activities geared toward attaining and enriching mastery of state standards was discussed for the upcoming SIP. Some of the partially implemented practices mentioned provided during the review were providing students with ample opportunities to use collaborative strategies during a lesson. Also, monitoring common planning to ensure lessons developed were designed to demonstrate independent application of a concept by students. Ms. Jeffrey concluded the review and planning of the SIP by mentioning that one of the shifts in practice needing to be fully implemented for the upcoming school year was to assign personnel to provide coaching for the faculty members in need of additional support and guidance. Ms. Jeffrey asked if there were any questions or input regarding the SIP. No questions or input was given and Ms. Nodarse (Parent Representative) was appreciative for the explanation of the delivery models now in place within the classrooms.
Lastly, Ms. E. Leon asked if there were any comments and/or concerns from the committee and none were mentioned. Mr. Fernandez motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Curry-Coffee seconded the motion. The meeting concluded at 5:00 PM.