Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    03/10/2008  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,  02/14/2008


Members Present:

Gans, Jo Anne D (Principal)
Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
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)
San Roman, Irma (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Hernandez, Robert (Alternate Parent)
Jackson, Gail (Alternate Parent)
Levenstein, Sonia (Alternate Parent)
Levenstein, Michael (Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Tavarez, Helen (Parent)
Torres, Hector (Parent)
Ramos, Maritza (Alternate Parent)
Fernandez, Maria (Student)
Gonzalez, Alexandra (Alternate Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
Riera, Manuel (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

David Kirsner

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 by all present. The minutes from the February 11, 2008 meeting were reviewed. By unanimous decision, the minutes were accepted as written. The agenda was issued.

I. School Improvement Plan update -
Principal Gans reported that the District accepted the SIP Mid-year review.

II. Budget update Ms. Rodriguez, Budget Committee Chairperson, reported that a balance of $586.56 remained after a total anticipated distribution of $33, 987.56 of EESAC funds. A break-down of how the funds were distributed was provided. Mr. Gonzalez made a motion to turn over any and all remaining EESAC funds to Principal Gans to be used as she deem necessary. The motion was seconded. By unanimous decision the motion was passed by the EESAC. Principal Gans discussed anticipated District budget cuts. She is projecting significant cuts, around $1000,000, to her school accounts. At present, there is a freeze on spending through-out the District. More discussion ensued, and much thought was given on the cuts.

III. 8 Period Day- Principal Gans stated that the faculty vote will take place on April 15th.

IV. Announcements:
Painting the building the front of the school will be repainted beginning around
March 20th. Future areas of capital improvement: boys and girls bathrooms and
additional painting.

Trees have been planted around the track/softball area. Principal Gans does not know
who ordered or is caring for the trees. She presumes it is a back order from years past.

Used ink cartridges- the Environmental Club proposes redeeming the cartridges.

Next EESAC meeting will be April 14th.

Adjournment 3:30 PM