Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    09/10/2007  02:50 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Paula Munnerlyn

Location of meeting:    Coral Gables Senior High Media Center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  08/14/2007


Members Present:

Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Hyatt, Iris (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Zequeira, Otto (Teacher)
Furnari, Sherry (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Gonzalez, Richard (Educational Support Employee)
Flores, Maria (Parent)
Loli, Irma (Parent)
Tavarez, Helen (Parent)
Torres, Hector (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Hernandez, Robert (Alternate Parent)
Jackson, Gail (Alternate Parent)
Levenstein, Sonia (Alternate Parent)
Levenstein, Michael (Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Riera, Manuel (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)
San Roman, Irma (Parent)

Members Absent (Excused):

Gans, Jo Anne D (Principal)
Ramos, Maritza (Alternate Parent)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Fernandez, Maria (Student)
Gonzalez, Alexandra (Alternate Student)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Ana Fors

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order by Chairperson Stephanie Hofmann at 2:50 pm. A quorum was established. Introductions were made. Ms. Hofmann opened the floor to elect a new chairperson. A motion was made by Ms. Reitsma to elect Ms. Hofmann as chairperson of EESAC for the 2007 - 2008 school year. The motion was seconded. By unanimous consensus Ms. Hofmann was elected chairperson. Ms. Hyatt was elected vice-chairperson by unanimous consensus. Ms. Munnerlyn was elected secretary by unanimous consensus. The minutes of May 14, 2007 were reviewed. By consensus EESAC accepted the minutes of the May 14, 2007 meeting.

Ms. Hofmann distributed copies of the ESSAC bylaws and roster. Subcommittees were formed as follows; Budget Committee: Ms.Carmen Rodriquez (chair); Ms. Otero, Ms. Abalate, Ms. San Roman, Mr. Zequeira and Ms. Hofmann will serve on this committee. Discipline Committee: Ms. Munnerlyn (chair); also, Ms. Watson, Ms. Hyatt, and Ms. San Roman will serve on this committee. Bylaws: Ms. Hyatt (chair); also, Ms. Otero, Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Zequeira, Mr. Torres, and Ms. Hofmann will serve on this committee.

Dr. Diaz presented an overview of Coral Gables Senior High School data. Special attention was focused on 9th and 10th grade reading and math scores and 11th grade science scores. Also, how to assist middle schools in better
preparing their students.

Ms. Otero presneted the School Improvement Plan (SIP). EESAC members had previously received a copy of the SIP for review and input. Ms. Otero solicited further input on the SIP document. She specified that it is
still a draft document. Ms. Otero stated that many goals are quite ambitious. She reviewed the report very thoroughly. Mr. Robert Hernandez asked questions on the budget and the redirecting of funds. Mr. Zequiera questioned some of the diction in the SIP document. Ms. Otero made note of the changes in diction that were brought forth. Ms. Otero stated that the SIP needed to finalized by September 17, 2007. No further changes after that date. Mr. Blackmon moved for the acceptance of the SIP. Ms. Albalate seconded the motion. The EESAC committee, by consensus, approved the School Improvement Plan (SIP).

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm.