Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    10/12/2009  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,  09/23/2009


Members Present:

Costa, Adolfo (Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Furnari, Sherry (Teacher)
Hernandez, Lazaro (Teacher)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Castiello, Mariana (Parent)
Georgatos, Claire (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
San Roman, Irma (Alternate Parent)
Arevalo, Amanda (Student)
Ghanem, Ramses (Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Wright, Carol (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Van Wyk, Diana (Teacher)
Albalate, Eulalia (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Bryant, John (Educational Support Employee)
Carillo, Rosalia (Parent)
Ordonez, Ebet (Parent)
Hurtado, Alfonso (Parent)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Letorestier, Frederique (Alternate Parent)
Diaz, Marice (Alternate Student)
Allen, Keile (Alternate Parent)
Watson, John (Alternate Parent)
Riera, Manuel (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Tracie McCullough
Dr. Nestor Diaz

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. A sign –in roster was passed around for attendance. Introductions were made by all present. The agenda was issued. The minutes from the September 2 meeting were reviewed. A correction was made under “Others Present”. “Marianna Broadmeadow” was changed to “Mariana Castiello”. It was moved and properly seconded to accept the minutes with the stated correction.
I. Budget Proposal- The EESAC budget is $16, 044.07. The proposed spending of the funds is as follows: Department Xerox Machines maintenance $6,500.00, Language Arts Creative Writing Program $419.70, Math Department Projection System $675.00, Science Department Graphing Calculators kit $1,395.00, Criterion Online Writing Evaluation-Educational Testing Service $6,500.00. The expenditure of funds totals $15, 489.70, leaving a balance of $554.37. It was moved by Mr. Hernandez and properly seconded to accept the budget as proposed, and that any remaining funds be made available to the Principal, Mr. Costa. It was noted that some budget items may require additional monies to cover the cost of shipping and handling or other minor associated costs and that the media center has requested funds for various projects. Ms. Reitsma made the motion and it was properly seconded concerning any ESSAC left over funds in the budget. Mr. Costa also made mention that he would be letting all staff know about Adopt-a-Classroom, and as two organizations that could help teachers make their classroom wishes come true.
II. SIP update-Dr. Diaz gave an oral overview of the report. It is due to the District by October 28th.
III. NCLB School Accountability Report- it is available on line. It is a 100 plus page document of the school. We did not meet AYP for the last 4 years, that’s why we are a Correct II school.
IV. School Security- we have applied for the PROJECT SERVED Grant. We were eligible because of the September 15 incident. The grant is worth $50, 000; we are also working on a second grant worth $250,000. We hope to add on Uniform/ID check equipment. Six palm pilots are being tested to see how we can better facilitate the processing of students who violate the uniform policy so as they not miss class time.
V. Our tutoring program is sponsored through TITLE One funding.
VI. Concerns were made on students and busses for travel home after 2:35 pm.
VII. Principal for a Day will be on October 21, 2009. Mr. Mark Trowbridge will be Mr. Costa for a day.
VIII. Open Forum
A. Student new tip Hot line -305.443.5188
B. Teacher Professionalism, Mr. Blackmon, UTD Steward
C. Adjournment, 3:55
D. Next Meeting will be November 9, 2009, at 2:45 pm in the Media Center