Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    10/09/2006  02:50 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Dee Orgaz

Location of meeting:    Coral Gables Senior High Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  09/26/2006


Members Present:

Gans, Jo Anne D (Principal)
Brisson, Nicki (Teacher)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Hyatt, Iris (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Zequeira, Otto (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Gonzalez, Richard (Educational Support Employee)
Brennan, Eileen (Parent)
Levenstein, Sonia (Parent)
Orgaz, Dee (Parent)
Salazar, Liz (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Hernandez, Robert (Alternate Parent)
Lara, Brittany (Student)
Lopez, Albert (Student)
Navarro, Andrew (Alternate Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)
Blackmon, Daniel Union Steward)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)

Members Absent (Excused):

Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Acosta, Elisabeth (Parent)
Garcia, Jackie (Alternate Parent)
Melton, Mabel (Alternate Parent)
Ordonez, Ebet (Alternate Parent)
Wong, Tere (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Bertha Diaz

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order by chairman, Stephanie Hofmann, at 2:50pm. A quorum was established. Introductions were made. Ms. Watson made a motion to accept the EESAC minutes of September 11, 2006 as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC accepted the EESAC minutes of September 11, 2006 as presented. Mr. Zequiera stated that his motion, which was tabled at the September 11th meeting, was incorrectly tabled. He stated that, according to Robert’s Rules of Order, the motion should have been postponed to the October 9th meeting. Mr. Zequiera then stated his original motion: “That the EESAC propose an eight period waiver to include a target of twenty-five students per class and reduce the number of teacher assessments from two per week to three every two weeks. Mr. Blackmon called the question. By unanimous consensus, the motion was lost.

Ms. Rodriguez, chairperson of the EESAC budget committee presented the following budget for the 2006-2007 school year:
Proposed Budget $35,000.00
Dept. Xerox Machines maintenance: $ 6,500.00
Criterion Online Writing Evaluation-Educational Testing
Service (ETS) $ 7,900.00 Technology Training-Professional Development $ 7,500.00
Awards Assembly Facility Rental $ 2,500.00
Activities Busses $10,000.00
Total: $34,400.00
Difference: $ 600.00

Ms. Brisson made a motion to approve the budget as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the budget as presented.

Ms. Gans stated that parent surveys have been distributed. She distributed copies of the Organizational Performance Improvement Snapshot and copies of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey Senior High School Results. Ms. Gans discussed the Parent Academy and encouraged parents to attend these sessions as the District monitors attendance by schools.

Ms. Gans distributed copies of the 2006-2007 School Improvement Plan which was reviewed and accepted by Region IV. She stated that there were minimal changes to Goal 9: Electives & Special Areas.

Ms. Hofmann stated that the next EESAC meeting will be held on Monday, November 13, 2006, at 2:45pm, in the Media Center. Ms. Hofmann adjourned the meeting at 3:45pm.