Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    05/10/2004  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,  04/23/2004

Attendance:

Members Present:

Alvarez, Evonne (Alternate Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Brisson, Nicki (Teacher)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Schneider, Hans (Teacher)

Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Gonzalez, Richard (Educational Support Employee)

Diaz, Bertha (Parent)
Fernandez, Cynthia (Parent)
Olszack, Sue (Parent)
Orgaz, Dee (Parent)

Taylor, Lee (Alternate Parent)

Rodriguez, Stephanie (Student)

Estrada, Maria (Adult/Vocational Student)

Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)




Members Absent (Excused):

Martinez, Alex (Principal)
Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Wood, Timothy (Teacher)
Neal, Timothy (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Manzanares, Mirna (Parent)
Slingbaum, Cookie (Parent)
Andrews, David (Alternate Parent)
Cater, Eve (Alternate PaMunoz, Alfred (Alternate Student)rent)
Fernandez, Amy (Student)
Llanzo, Enrique (Business/Community Representative)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)





Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Alex Vazquez

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order at 2:50p.m., by chairman, Stephanie Hofmann. Introductions were made. A quorum was established. The minutes of the April 12, 2004 EESAC meeting were distributed to all present. Ms. Hofmann distributed copies of the OPPAGA Progress Report for M-DCPS. This memorandum was sent by Mr. Stierheim, Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Gonzalez made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, the minutes of the April 12, 2004 EESAC meeting were approved as presented.

Ms. Hofmann distributed copies of the SPEP vision & mission statements and objectives for the 2004-2005 school year. She stated that the faculty voted at the April 24th faculty meeting to approve the SPEP 2004-2005 objectives. Ms. Brisson made a motion to approve the SPEP 2004-2005 objectives with updating the dates and numbers stated in the objectives. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the SPEP 2004-2005 objectives with changes in dates and numbers. Mr. Blackmon made a motion to approve the SPEP 2004-2005 vision & mission statements as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the SPEP 2004-2005 vision & mission statements as presented.

Ms. Rodriguez distributed copies of the EESAC budget as discussed at the EESAC budget committee meeting held on September 29, 2003 and updated on May 10, 2004. She stated that the EESAC allotted $10,000.00 in October, 2003 to purchase the FCAT Learning Express program. The Upgrade SAT Coach Program was billed directly to Dr. Martinez. Dr. Martinez purchased the A. P. textbooks. The remaining balance of EESAC funds is: $6,685.56. Ms. Alvarez requested $5,000.00 of EESAC funds for hourly expenditures. Mr. Gonzalez made a motion to disburse $5,000.00 of EESAC funds for hourly expenditures. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the disbursement of $5,000.00 of EESAC funds for hourly expenditures. Dr. Martinez made a motion to allocate the remaining EESAC funds, $1,685.56, for supplies to be determined by Ms. Alvarez and the school business manager. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the allocation of the remaining EESAC funds, $1,685.56, for supplies to be determined by Ms. Alvarez and the school business manager. Ms. Hofmann acknowledged and thanked Ms. Rodriguez for her work with the EESAC budget during this past year.

Dr. Martinez stated that our FCAT scores in reading, math, and writing for 10th graders went up. However, the scores in reading and math for 9th graders went down. He stated that these scores include ESE and ESOL students. In the mean scale scores for reading, math, and writing, he stated that the scores increased.

Dr. Martinez stated that he will try to recalculate the utilization percentage of our facility. The utilization percentage of facility for voucher students is 116% to 118%.

Dr. Martinez stated that the dining pavilion is now being used by students during the lunch sessions. The progress on the new building is ahead of schedule.

By consensus, EESAC will not meet in June. Ms. Hofmann thanked all members of EESAC for their dedication and time in participation on EESAC. The EESAC meeting was adjourned at 3:25pm, by Ms. Hofmann, Chairman.