Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    05/25/2016  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,  05/17/2016

Attendance:

Members Present:

Fernandez, Jose (Principal)
Heras, Alejandro (Union Steward)
Cannon, Claudette (Teacher)
Covone, Gina (Teacher)
Curry Coffee, Nicole (Teacher)
Hankins, Steven (Teacher)
Leon, Erika (Teacher)
Anne, Knight (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Javed, Elba (Educational Support Employee)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Bachli, Ingrid (Parent)
Fernandez, Yenitza (Parent)
Mitchel, Michelle (Parent)
Nodarse, Francis (Parent)
Perera-Acosta, Alba (Parent)
Rubio, Sandra (Parent)
Thomas, Carol (Parent)
Medina, Susana (Alternate Parent)
Ulpiz, Kayla (Student)
Coffee, Nasir (Alternate Student)
Drubi, Agustin (Business/Community Representative)
Perez, Zulema (Business/Community Representative)
Rodriguez, Evelyn (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 25, 2016
Minutes:
The meeting commenced on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM by EESAC chairperson Ms. E. Leon. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of the March 1, 2016 EESAC meeting; as well as the corrections pending from the February 12, 2016 minutes. Ms. E. Leon read the minutes, Ms. Covone motioned to approve the minutes and Mr. Heras 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 2015 -2016 SIP. She detailed information regarding the action plan within the SIP, stating that it was determined that certain strategies needed improvement and support for full implementation for the 2016 -2017 school year. Ms. Jeffrey continued on to explain that some of the strategies being partially implemented were that teachers would use cross-curricular planning to develop a school-wide writing protocol. 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, providing differentiated instruction (DI) to students through small group instruction and computerized programs. Ms. Jeffrey went on to mention that two of the shifts in practice needing to be fully implemented for the upcoming school year were to develop a timeline that designates the collaboration of instructional leaders to ensure that a writing protocol is created and implemented within each department. Also, provide professional development on analyzing data to create a data driven environment and to ensure responsible / instructional decisions are made based on the needs and deficiencies of students.
Ms. Jeffrey concluded the review and planning of the SIP by mentioning that instructional components that will be addressed through professional development for the 2016 2017 by content area are; Literacy department will focus on data / compliance, technology / digital convergence and the application of intervention based on data outcome. Mathematics department will focus on progress monitoring, instructional focus, and data / compliance. Science department will concentrate on instructional focus, technology / digital convergence and enrichment by establishing research based resources aligned to the instructional focus. Social Sciences department will place its efforts on instructional focus, data / compliance and technology /digital convergence to infuse and deliver appropriate lessons. Student Services department will focus on social, emotional, academic and career development. Ms. Jeffrey asked if there were any questions or input regarding the SIP. No questions or input was given.
Lastly, Ms. E. Leon asked if there were any comments and/or concerns from the committee; Ms. D. Karan-Miyar spoke about a website development proposal. The organization, Educational Consultants, will be requested to display their ideas, formulate a price proposal and present to EESAC for assistance. Other alternative plans for sponsorship were mentioned to fund the website for Country Club Middle School. Date of presentation and proposal is pending. NO additional comments were made or brought forward. Ms. Covone motioned to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Curry-Coffee seconded the motion. The meeting concluded at 5:12 PM.