School Advisory Council
7071 Coral Gables Senior High School
Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for: 04/19/2011 02:40 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, 04/11/2011
Costa, Adolfo (Principal)
Wright, Carol (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Diaz, Nestor (Alternate Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Hernandez, Lazaro (Teacher)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Van Wyk, Diana (Teacher)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Bryant, John (Educational Support Employee)
Jackson, Gail (Parent)
Taylor, Lee (Parent)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)
Members Absent (Excused):
Furnari, Sherry (Teacher)
Albalate, Eulalia (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Bello, Beatriz (Alternate Educational Support)
Chisco, Andres (Parent)
Alberts, Nancy (Parent)
Otero, Janis (Parent)
Woodall, Joseph (Parent)
Broadmeadow, Mariana (Alternate Parent)
Eiroa, Antonio (Alternate Parent)
Herrin, Peggy (Alternate Parent)
San Roman, Irma (Alternate Parent)
Arevalo, Amanda (Student)
Lazaro, Monica (Student)
Denicola, Steven (Alternate Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Riera, Manuel (Business/Community Representative)
Members Absent (Unexcused):
No one had an unexcused absence.
Tracie Mccullough, Assist. Principal Gables Adult
The Coral Gables Senior High School ESSAC, meeting was called to order by Chairperson, Stephanie Hofmann at 2:40 pm. A quorum was established. Introductions were made by all present. The minutes from the March 21, 2011 meeting were read, and accepted as presented. The minutes from the April 11, 2011 meeting were read and accepted as presented. The agenda was issued.
I. School Improvement Plan-
Mid-year Narrative Report- Dr. Diaz presented this report. Each member of EESAC had already been sent a copy of the report via email by Chairperson Hofmann for review prior to today’s meeting. The EESAC approved the Mid-Year Narrative Report.
SIP End of Year Review- the EESAC reviewed the 2010-2011 SIP. Each member of the EESAC had already been sent a copy of the SIP EOY Guiding Questions/ Review template via email by Chairperson Stephanie Hofmann for review. The template included faculty feedback and recommendations for the 2011-2012 SIP. Dr. Diaz reviewed the document with the EESAC and solicited their input/recommendations. Ms. Jackson (parent) recommended that under drop-out prevention CGHS needed some outside agency to possibly assist with drop out intervention. She recommended: 100 Black Men’s Club, Al Dotson, chair; this club’s primary concern is keeping youths in school. Mr. Taylor (parent) recommended Shake-a Leg Program, also for drop-out prevention; He also suggested tracking graduates. Principal Costa said he would look into this; however, some data once the student has graduated is difficult to retrieve. The EESAC continued to discuss the 2010-2011 SIP and the 2011-2012 SIP. Dr. Diaz stated that a team of 3-5 individuals including the Language Arts and Math Department Chairpersons would be sent for training for writing the 2011-2012 SIP and that following the training a rough draft of the document would be presented to the EESAC for further review/input/recommendations.
II. EESAC By Laws- members of the EESAC had already been sent a copy of the By Laws via email for review. The EESAC gave consensus for everything to remain as is.
III. School Budget- reviewed by Principal Costa- As of February 2011 CGHS has no money. We are in the red. The District reclaimed from all schools nearly $6 million dollars from discretionary funds. We have enough supplies to last until next year. Principal Costa felt that because of budget cuts more changes will follow. More discussion ensued on building up CGHS. Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Jackson suggested contacting more of the business leaders, and also inviting the Mayor to EESAC meetings. Others suggested inviting them to the Faculty and Staff welcome back to school breakfast. Principal Costa liked the suggestions.
IV. EESAC budget- reviewed by Ms. Rodriguez, Budget Committee Chairperson. EESAC members were provided a hand-out showing actual expenditures. There is $ 175. 34 left in the account from this year’s budget/expenditures. Principal Costa explained that the total amount left over in the EESAC account is probably higher because of the accumulation of monies not utilized in previous years. The EESAC was in consensus that any and all remaining funds in the EESAC account would be given to the principal to be used at his discretion.
Gables’ Images- Mr. Taylor wants us to do more to promote the wonderful things happening at the school. Principal Costa discussed the Coral Gables News which highlights 3 students each month who attend CGHS and live in the Gables. We have a dynamite website; Mrs. Gray and her web classes are working making it even more fantastic. Magnet recruitment is at a maximum. Suggestions were made to create a brochure. Mrs. Van Wyk said that we have a brochure, Principal Costa asked her to bring it to the next EESAC; she will. Mrs. Jackson suggested that we try to go paperless-use email. Mr. Taylor asked that we refer to CGHS as the “Campus”.
Next meeting May 16 at 2:40
Adjournment -4:06 pm