Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    11/08/2004  02:50 PM

Please contact the school for a formatted hard copy of these minutes.

Recording Secretary:    Dee Orgaz

Location of meeting:    Coral Gables Senior High School

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  10/27/2004

Attendance:

Members Present:

Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Alvarez, Evonne (Alternate Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Brisson, Nicki (Teacher)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Schneider, Hans (Teacher)
Neal, Timothy (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Gonzalez, Richard (Educational Support Employee)
Cater, Eve (Parent)
Melton, Mabel (Parent)
Orgaz, Dee (Parent)
Otero, Maria (Alternate Parent)
Taylor, Lee (Alternate Parent)
Trujllo, David (Student)
Borrego, Eduardo (Alternate Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Wong, Tere (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)







Members Absent (Excused):

Martinez, Alex (Principal)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Grae-Graboski, Karen (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Zaragoza, Maria (Parent)
Ordonez, Ebet (Alternate Parent)
Canales, Alejandro (Student)
Estrada, Maria (Adult/Vocational Student)


Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Rita Oates

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order at 2:52p.m., by chairman, Stephanie Hofmann. Introductions were made. A quorum was established. The minutes of the October 11, 2004 EESAC meeting were distributed to all present. Mr. Taylor made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2004 EESAC meeting as amended. The motion was seconded. By consensus, the minutes of the October 11, 2004 EESAC meeting were approved as amended. Ms. Hofmann distributed copies of the 2004-2005 EESAC budget and a funding request from Ms. Brisson, IB Diploma Program Coordinator.

Ms. Alvarez stated that Citibank, as a pilot project, will fund the SAT, PSAT, and ACT Coach Programs through June, 2005. Mr. Blackmon made a motion to rescind the Update/Upgrade SAT Coach 2005 Program in the amount of $4,190.00. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC rescinded the Update/Upgrade SAT Coach 2005 Program in the amount of $4,190.00.

Ms. Alvarez stated that Ms. Munnerlyn and Dr. Diaz are the support staff for teachers using the electronic grade book. She stated that the stipend for this support equals three hours of hourly salary per week. She requested $4,500.00 of EESAC funds to pay for this support. Mr. Schneider made a motion to expend $4,500.00 of EESAC funds for this request. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved this expenditure.

Ms. Alvarez stated that there are forty additional 10th grade Level I students in the corrective reading program. Therefore, an additional $2,200.00 of EESAC funds is needed to fully fund this program. Ms. Brisson made a request for EESAC funds to purchase a Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook and an Epson PowerLite S1+Projector. This equipment will be used for IB recruiting presentations that Ms. Brisson makes throughout the school year. The total amount needed to fund this request is $2,248.00. Ms. Alvarez stated that we have two scanners of the three ordered for the quarterly assessments. The $1,800.00 of EESAC funds previously allocated is not needed because it is the teacher's responsibility to grade the written portions in reading and math. Mr. Blackmon made a motion to rescind the quarterly assessment for reading gains in the amount of $1,800.00. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC rescinded the quarterly assessment for reading gains in the amount of $1,800.00. Ms. Melton made a motion to expend EESAC funds in the amount of $2,200.00 for the corrective reading program and to expend $2,248.00 for the purchase of the Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook and the PowerLite S1+Projector for IB student recruitment. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved these expenditures.

Dr. Martinez stated that the new building may be ready in late December. If so, equipment and furniture can then be moved into the building. Dr. Martinez notified EESAC that Coral Gables and Miami High Schools have both been placed on advised status by the Attendance Boundary Committee of the School District. Ms. Reitsma expressed a concern about how EESAC funds can be allocated. Ms. Hofmann stated, from the Office of Performance Improvement, “The Florida Attorney General has written an Opinion that EESAC funds may not be used to pay a stipend to a member since this is not a ‘project or program.’” Mr. Taylor had a concern about the tardy policy. Dr. Martinez stated that he will have Mrs. Jones present at the next EESAC meeting to explain the tardy policy.

The next EESAC meeting will be held on Monday, December 13, 2004, at 2:45pm, in the Media Center. The EESAC meeting was adjourned at 3:42pm, by Ms. Hofmann, Chairman.