Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    11/09/2009  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,  10/14/2009


Members Present:

Costa, Adolfo (Principal)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Furnari, Sherry (Teacher)
Hernandez, Lazaro (Teacher)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Van Wyk, Diana (Teacher)
Bryant, John (Educational Support Employee)
Georgatos, Claire (Parent)
Ordonez, Ebet (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Watson, John (Alternate Parent)
Arevalo, Amanda (Student)
Ghanem, Ramses (Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Riera, Manuel (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Wright, Carol (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Albalate, Eulalia (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Carillo, Rosalia (Parent)
Castiello, Mariana (Parent)
Hurtado, Alfonso (Parent)
Letorestier, Frederique (Alternate Parent)
Diaz, Marice (Alternate Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
San Roman, Irma (Alternate Parent)
Allen, Keile (Alternate Parent)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Iris Pooler
Tracie McCullough
Dr. Nestor Diaz
Gail Poe-Liu

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order at 2:50 pm by Stephanie Hofmann, Chairperson. A sign –in roster was passed around for attendance. Introductions were made by all present. The agenda was issued. The minutes from the October 12, 2009 meeting were reviewed. A correction was made to Mark Trowbridge’s name. It was moved and properly seconded to accept the minutes pending the correction.
I. SIP update-Dr. Diaz distributed the ‘Performance Band Report’ for the Interim Assessment Test (October 2009). He discussed the data presented in the report. The overall performance in Reading for grades 9, 10, & 11/12 was ‘Insufficient Progress’. The overall performance in Math for 9th and 10th graders was ‘Satisfactory Progress’ however, 11th /12th graders showed ‘Insufficient Progress’. Finally, the overall performance for Grade 11th Science was ‘Insufficient Progress’.
II. SACS- Ms. Pooler discussed the accreditation process and how Gables is beginning the process now to prepare for it’s accreditation in 2011.
III. School Security-Principal Costa delineated new security measures being implemented; the hall electronic monitors are working, Gables received the SERVE grant. We have a number in place for students to call in crimes (Student new Hot line -305.443.5188).
IV. Open Forum
A. FCAT tutoring is sponsored by Title One monies
B. The PLAN and EXPLORER will be offered to juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in preparation for Pre-ACT. Nov. 19th deadline to apply, and Dec. 10th testing administration.
C. Adjournment, 3:42
D. Next Meeting will be December 14, 2009, at 2:45 pm in the Media Center