School Advisory Council
7071 Coral Gables Senior High School
Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for: 04/07/2003 02:50 PM
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Recording Secretary: Dee Orgaz
Location of meeting: Coral Gables Senior High Media Center
Was a quorum established? Yes
Was the meeting advertised? Yes, 03/26/2003
Munnerlyn, Paula (Union Steward)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Roller, George (Teacher)
Rosen, Camille (Teacher)
Schneider, Hans (Teacher)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Cater, Eve (Parent)
Collette, Fran (Parent)
Perez, Marlene (Parent)
Slingbaum, Cookie (Parent)
Zabaleta, Ignacio (Parent)
Olszack, Sue (Alternate Parent)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Members Absent (Excused):
Martinez, Alex (Principal)
Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Gans, JoAnne (Alternate Principal)
Camille, Isabelle (Teacher)
O'Kane, Marlyn (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Sowers, Milagros (Educational Support Employee)
DiGiacomo, Donna (Alternate Educational Support)
Khanuja, Mintu (Parent)
Brennan, Eileen (Alternate Parent)
Chandler, Joanie (Alternate Parent)
Elejalde, Tony (Alternate Parent)
McGonigal, Michelle (Alternate Parent)
Nasher, Anna (Alternate Parent)
Schultz, Laura (Alternate Parent)
Torrens, Melody (Alternate Parent)
Ulvert, Liesy (Alternate Parent)
Trujillo, Gaby (Student)
Alcoba, Juliet (Alternate Student)
Perez, Ludysbel (Adult/Vocational Student)
Pina, Maria del Carmen (Adult/Vocational Student)
Lewis, Sandy (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)
Members Absent (Unexcused):
No one had an unexcused absence.
Dr. Lisa Robertson
Mr. Manny Riera
Maria del Carmen Pina
The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order at 2:53pm, by Stephanie Hofmann, EESAC chairman. A quorum was established. The minutes of the Mar. 3, 2003 EESAC meeting were presented. Ms. Collette made a motion to amend the minutes by inserting the word “proposed” before “objectives”, in paragraph 2. The motion was seconded. By consensus, the minutes were approved as amended.
Mr. Riera stated that the areas currently under construction are projects that involve fire safety. He stated that our serious fire violations should be completed by the end of this school year. The sewer connections are scheduled to begin next month. Also, next month, ground testing will be conducted in the area of the amphitheater. Mr. Riera stated that construction of the new addition is scheduled to begin in January, 2004 and should take 28 months to complete. There are no provisions for renovating any existing bathrooms.
Ms. Hofmann announced that Ms. Gans is now the principal at Ponce de Leon Middle School. Dr. Robertson reviewed the Sterling outline. She stated that our strengths are: Dr. Martinez’s open door policy and empowering his employees, the schools focus on students and academic delivery by staff, and the use of district data to formulate action plans for improvement. The areas that present opportunities for improvement are: more measurement and documentation in all seven areas to verify accountability results and improve on existing plans and routines.
Ms. Collette presented and discussed the PTSA input of the proposed 2003-2004 SPEP. The PTSA suggested that the reading and math standards be stated more clearly. In science, a particular tool be named instead of “site authorized assessment tool.” She stated, “if we have a standard, the standard needs to be stated.” The PTSA is also concerned with the measurement of mastery versus the percentage in enrollment in advanced academic classes. The PTSA input to the technology objective is that technology can be better used as a strategy in each objective, not as an objective. A fifth objective may be needed to address foreign languages.
Ms. Hofmann stated that reading, unitary status, and decrease in non graduation rate may be mandated objectives for the SPEP of the 2003-2004 school year. Ms. Hofmann appointed the following EESAC members to the EESAC committee for the SPEP: Eve Cater, Marlene Perez, Fran Collette, Cookie Slingbaum, Sue Olszack, Dr. Diaz, and Stephanie Hofmann. This committee will meet on April 15th, at 1:30pm with parents, and at 2:30pm with faculty. The meeting will be held in the Media Center.
Ricardo Torres and Miguel Diaz, freshman students, stated a concern with computer equipment and updates throughout school. The Media Center has an inadequate technology system. Dr. Robertson stated that the ESE classes will have new computers and software for the next school year. Mr. Schneider is concerned with the lack of computers in the 10-pack. The foreign language classes in the 10-pack have no computers. Dr. Robertson stated that security is a major issue in the 10-pack. It was suggested that Ricardo Torres and Miguel Diaz meet with Dr. Diaz and Julio Garcia to discuss their concerns.
Ms. Hofmann stated that the FCAT results for students should be published in early May. Ms. Hofmann distributed information about M-DCPS Parent Involvement Conference. This conference will be held on May 17th, at Booker T. Washington Senior High School.
Ms. Hofmann announced that the next EESAC meeting will be held on Monday, May 5, 2003, at 2:45pm, in the Media Center. The meeting was adjourned by Ms. Hofmann, EESAC chairperson, at 4:00pm.