Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    10/15/2007  02:55 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,  09/21/2007


Members Present:

Gans, Jo Anne D (Principal)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Hyatt, Iris (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Zequeira, Otto (Teacher)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Flores, Maria (Parent)
Loli, Irma (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Hernandez, Robert (Alternate Parent)
Jackson, Gail (Alternate Parent)
Fernandez, Maria (Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Gonzalez, Richard (Educational Support Employee)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Furnari, Sherry (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
San Roman, Irma (Parent)
Tavarez, Helen (Parent)
Torres, Hector (Parent)
Levenstein, Sonia (Alternate Parent)
Ramos, Maritza (Alternate Parent)
Riera, Manuel (Business/Community Representative)
Levenstein, Michael (Student)
Gonzalez, Alexandra (Alternate Student)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Tracie McCullough, Adult Asst. Principal
Ana Fors, Parent Visitor

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order by Chairperson Stephanie Hofmann at 2:55 pm. A quorum was established. Introductions were made.The minutes of the September 10th meeting were reviewed. The minutes were accepted without corrections. The agenda was issued.

I. SIP –Mrs. Gans gave an update on the school improvement plan.

II. Budget-Mrs. Gans presented and discussed the budget for the 2007-08 school year. She explained the yearly budget, how she purchases teachers and other employees for the year. She also explained the District’s cuts that were made to the budget. Mrs. Rodriguez, chairperson of the Budget committee, presented the following recommendations:
Proposed budget-$33,987.56
Dept.copy machine maintenance: $6,500.00
Criterion Online Writing Evaluation-Educational Testing Service: $7,900.00
Technology Training-Professional Development: $7,500.00
Awards Assembly facility rental: $2,500.00
Activities buses: $9,000.00
ESOL books: $200.00
Total: $33,400.00

Ms. Watson, PTSA president, stated the PTSA would be able to help purchase the ESOL novels. Questions were brought up on buying rather than leasing copy machines. More discussion of the budget ensued. A motion was made by Mr. Zoller to accept the budget less the $200.00 expenditure for ESOL books ; Mr. Lowman seconded the motion. By consensus the EESAC approved the budget. (Total: $33,200.00)

III. Open Forum
Ms. Reitsma announced the date of the Hall Of Fame induction gathering sponsored by the Coral Gables Booster Club-Past and Present. The cost is $50 per person and proceeds fund scholarships for Coral Gables High School.

Ms. Hofmann stated the next EESAC meeting will be November 19th, same day as the PTSA meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:43 pm.