Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    09/07/2004  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,  08/16/2004


Members Present:

Martinez, Alex (Principal)
Alvarez, Evonne (Alternate Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Schneider, Hans (Teacher)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Gonzalez, Richard (Educational Support Employee)
Cater, Eve (Parent)
Grae-Graboski, Karen (Parent)
Melton, Mabel (Parent)
Orgaz, Dee (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Ordonez, Ebet (Alternate Parent)
Taylor, Lee (Alternate Parent)
Canales, Alejandro (Student)
Trujllo, David (Student)
Borrego, Eduardo (Alternate Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Brisson, Nicki (Teacher)
Neal, Timothy (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Zaragoza, Maria (Parent)
Otero, Maria (Alternate Parent)
Estrada, Maria (Adult/Vocational Student)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Hernandez-Morales, Maria
Oates, Rita

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 May 10, 2004 and the July 6, 2004 EESAC meetings were distributed to all present. Ms. Orgaz made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 10, 2004 EESAC meeting as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, the minutes of the May 10, 2004 EESAC meeting were approved as presented. Mr. Taylor made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 6, 2004 EESAC meeting as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, the minutes of the July 6, 2004 EESAC meeting were approved as presented. Ms. Hofmann distributed copies of the EESAC bylaws, the EESAC roster, the draft copy of the 2004-2005 School Improvement Plan (no longer called the School Performance Excellence Plan), a letter from Ms. Van Wyk, and Florida Embraces the Continuous Improvement Model and the Eight-Step Process to all members present.

Mr. Gonzalez made a motion to elect Stephanie Hofmann as chairperson of the EESAC for the 2004-2005 school year. The motion was seconded. By consensus, Ms. Hofmann was unanimously elected EESAC chairperson for the 2004-2005 school year. Ms. Hofmann appointed Ms. Nicki Brisson vice chairperson of the EESAC and Ms. Dee Orgaz secretary of the EESAC.

Ms. Hofmann stated that she has been in contact with the chairperson of the ESOL department. An ESOL representative to EESAC will be sought through this department.

Ms. Hofmann appointed the following committee members:
Budget—Ms. Rodriguez, chm, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Cater, Ms. Melton, and
Mr. Taylor
Discipline/Attendance—Ms. Munnerlyn, chm, Mr. Gonzalez, Ms. Watson,
Alejandro Canales, student.
Business/Community—Mr. Zoller and Ms. Reitsma-cochm, Ms. Cater, Ms.
Curriculim—Ms. Orgaz, chm, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Alvarez, Ms. Ordonez,
Mr. Taylor, and Eddie Borrego, student.

Ms. Hofmann announced the District technology conference which will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd. It will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Mr. Blackmon and Mr. Taylor will attend the conference.

Ms. Alvarez discussed the 2004-2005 School Improvement Plan. This is a draft copy which will be reviewed by the Access Center tomorrow at 2:00pm. Gables is 36 points from achieving a “B” grade. There are approximately 1700 students who receive either a “D” or “F” in a grading period. There will be a Parent Night on September 22nd, for those parents who have children in the bottom 35% of their class. Dr. Martinez stated that he will ask the PTSA to help with telephone contact of these parents. Level I and Level II students have been placed in remediation classes for the entire school year. Forty percent of these students are economically disadvantaged. Ms. Alvarez stated that the lower 25% of our students must increase FCAT scores by 50% or Gables will automatically become a “D” school. Mr. Blackmon made a motion to accept the School Improvement Plan as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the School Improvement Plan as presented.

Ms. Hofmann announced that the Budget Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 15th, at 2:45pm, in room 710-A.

Mr. Blackmon thanked Dr. Martinez for his actions prior to hurricane Frances concerning teachers, especially those teachers living in Broward County.

The next EESAC meeting will be held on Monday, October 11, 2004, at 2:45pm, in the Media Center. The EESAC meeting was adjourned at 4:08pm, by Ms. Hofmann, Chairman.