Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    09/29/2008  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,  09/18/2009


Members Present:

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)
Fors, Ana (Parent)
Jackson, Gail (Parent)
Ordonez, Ebet (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Waters, Chloe (Student)
Zeitel, Nina (Alternate Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
Gans, Jo Anne D (Principal)

Members Absent (Excused):

Cazanas, Alexis (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Dickson, Pamela (Parent)
Mendoza, Carlos (Parent)
Flores, Maria (Alternate Parent)
Garcia, Miriam (Alternate Parent)
Sachse, Lynne (Alternate Parent)
San Roman, Irma (Alternate Parent)
Torres, Oliver (Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Riera, Manuel (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Duff Matson

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order at 2:50 pm by Stephanie Hofmann, chairperson. A quorum was established. The minutes of the September 15 meeting were reviewed. The following corrections were made: Mr. Blackmon, Mrs. Ana Fors, and Ms. Reitsma were stated as being present. Their names were not listed on the roll sheet of that meeting. Ms. Hofmann reiterated the importance of signing in for each EESAC meeting. The minutes were approved pending the corrections. The agenda was issued.

I. Budget Committee- Mrs. Rodriquez, chairperson of the Budget Committee presented the recommendations of the committee:
Proposed Budget $16,731.72
Department Copy Machines maintenance: $6,500.00
Criterion Online Writing Evaluation-Educational Testing Services: $3,200.00
Activities/Athletics Bus: $5,000.00
Math Department Tutoring (1 teacher, 1 hr. per week): $800.00
Total: $15,500.00
Difference: $1, 231.72 to be used for the Carnegie Learning software (math). By consensus, the EESAC approved the budget as presented.

Mrs. Rodriguez reviewed all requests that were presented to the Budget Committee. Discussion ensued regarding ‘cleaning the mold in the new building’- Mrs. Gans will check on the mold situation in new building. Ms. Otero said each time a mold company comes out to the school it can cost literally thousands of dollars. Sharon Watson, PTSA president, stated the PTSA will assist Ms. Morrow, chorus teacher, with her request for funds to purchase music books. Ms. Gans reviewed the request for transportation for sports. She stated private bus company rates have gone up.

II. School Improvement Plan (SIP)- Ms. Otero, Assistant Principal, reviewed the SIP. The more learning the bigger the gains; The instructional focus calendar was discussed. Mr. Zequeira’s key concern was the word “implement”. By consensus, the School Improvement Plan was approved.

II. Formation of Subcommittees –
A. Bylaws-Ms. Hyatt, Ms. Watson, Ms. Waters, Ms. Albalate- this committee will meet on Oct. 13 at 2:40 pm –in the Media Center
B. Discipline and Attendance-Ms, Munnerlyn, Ms. Jackson, Mrs. Fors, and Ms. Zeitel - this committee will meet on Oct. 13 at 2:40 pm –in the Media Center

III. EESAC training is being offered on October 10th from 2:40 pm -3:40 pm. This is optional.

IV. Uniform policy- Mr. Torres, student representative, was not present to give student suggestions on different styles of uniforms; some of the other students suggested: a spirit day –everyday-much discussion ensued.

IV. Open Forum

The EESAC will not meet in October since a meeting was held on September 29th. November 10th will be the next meeting of the ESSAC.

Adjournment, 3:50 pm