Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    04/11/2008  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,  03/18/2008


Members Present:

Gans, Jo Anne D (Principal)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)
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)
Jackson, Gail (Alternate Parent)
Levenstein, Michael (Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Flores, Maria (Parent)
Loli, Irma (Parent)
San Roman, Irma (Paren
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Torres, Hector (Parent)t)
Tavarez, Helen (Parent)
Hernandez, Robert (Alternate Parent)
Levenstein, Sonia (Alternate Parent)
Ramos, Maritza (Alternate Parent)
Fernandez, Maria (Student)
Riera, Manuel (Business/Community Representative)
Gonzalez, Alexandra (Alternate Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

David Kirsner
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 by all present. The minutes from the March 10, 2008 meeting were reviewed. By unanimous decision, the minutes were accepted as written. The agenda was issued.

I. School Improvement Plan update -
Ms. Otero, Assistant Principal, reported that the SIP End-Of-Year Review
is due to the Region on May 15th. She stated the document would be emailed
to EESAC members for review on May 6th. EESAC input and final approval of
the S.I.P. End-Of-Year Review will take place at the May 12th EESAC

II. Waivers
The EESAC approved the following waiver requests by unanimous decision:
Waiver to having a daily planning period (teachers) to allow for the
implementation of a 3 by 3 (6 period) or a 4 by 4 (8 period) schedule.

Waiver which would allow the principal to appoint a designee to attend
EESAC meetings.

III. Open Forum
Some EESAC members did not receive (via email from Ms. Hyatt,
Chairperson of the Vision/Mission Committee) the revised Vision/Mission
statements. Ms. Hofmann stated she will forward the revised
Vision/Mission statements to all EESAC members.

Ms. Hofmann stated that the Awards Ceremony scheduled to take place on
April 28th at the Biltmore Hotel has been rescheduled to take place on
May 1st in the CGHS auditorium. The original date was in conflict with
the FBLA District Conference. Ms. Hofmann stated that the $2,500.00
allocated by the EESAC to rent the Biltmore facility would therefore not
be used and remain in the EESAC account. Ms. Hofmann reminded EESAC
members that the EESAC previously authorized that any and all remaining
EESAC funds be made available to Principal Gans to be used as she deem
necessary, and that would now include this $2,500.00. Ms. Gans stated she
would use some of the funds to decorate the auditorium for the Awards
Ceremony. The EESAC was in agreement. Some EESAC members suggested
refreshments be served at the event. Ms. Gans was not in favor of
serving refreshments.

Ms Hofmann announced the next EESAC Meeting will be May 12th.

Adjournment 3:20 p.m.