Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    02/14/2005  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,  01/21/2005

Attendance:

Members Present:

Martinez, Alex (Principal)
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)
Cater, Eve (Parent)
Grae-Graboski, Karen (Parent)
Orgaz, Dee (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Taylor, Lee (Alternate Parent)
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)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Neal, Timothy (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Ordonez, Ebet (Alternate Parent)
Melton, Mabel (Parent)
Zaragoza, Maria (Parent)
Otero, Maria (Alternate Parent)
Canales, Alejandro (Student)
Wong, Tere (Business/Community Representative)
Trujllo, David (Student)
Estrada, Maria (Adult/Vocational Student)








Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order at 2:50p.m., by chairperson, Stephanie Hofmann. Introductions were made. A quorum was established. The minutes of the January 10, 2005 EESAC meeting were distributed to all present. Mr. Blackmon made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 10, 2005 EESAC meeting as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, the minutes of the January 10, 2005 EESAC meeting were approved as presented.

Ms. Rodriguez, chairperson of the budget committee, presented an update of the EESAC budget. She stated that $4,729.26 remains in the EESAC budget. Mr. Bloomfield sent a request for EESAC funds to purchase a class set of 20 microscopes at a total cost of $7,760.00, including tax and shipping. Mr. Taylor made a motion to defer this request to the next EESAC meeting so that Dr. Martinez can review this request. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC deferred the motion to the next EESAC meeting. Ms. Alvarez stated that there is a foreign language lab program which allows the teacher to monitor each student individually. The approximate cost of the program is $45,000.00. Mr. Taylor made a motion to defer this item to the next EESAC meeting. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC deferred the motion to the next EESAC meeting. Dr. Martinez stated that he has funds received from AP test scores that can be used to purchase items such as the class set of microscopes.

Ms. Hofmann distributed copies of the memorandum from Linda Brown, District Director of M-DPS, concerning the request for nominations for the Univision-23/PapaJohnís Pizza Un Maestro Especial Teacher Recognition campaign. Ms. Alvarez stated that she will submit any nominations given to her.

Dr. Martinez distributed copies of the letter from the Siemens Foundation recognizing Coral Gables Senior High School as a recipient of the 2004-05 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement. CGHS is one of only 12 high schools nationally to receive this award. CGHS will receive $1,000.00 and a plaque.

Ms. Alvarez announced that there will bee 15-20 new courses next year. She will have a list of these courses at the next EESAC meeting. Dr. Martinez will take EESAC members on a tour of the new building after the next EESAC meeting.

The next EESAC meeting will be held on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 2:45pm, in the Media Center. The EESAC meeting was adjourned at 3:35pm, by Ms. Hofmann, Chairman.