Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    09/29/2005  02:55 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,  09/21/2005

Attendance:

Members Present:

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)
Cabrera, Olga (Parent)
Caicedo, Jorge (Parent)
Orgaz, Dee (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Fernandez, Samantha (Student)
Mazzoli, Christina (Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Wong, Tere (Business/Community Representative)
Otero, Maria (Alternate Parent)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)

Members Absent (Excused):

Martinez, Alex (Principal)
Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Brisson, Nicki (Teacher)
Neal, Timothy (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Garcia, Jackie (Parent)
Fernandez, Cynthia (Alternate Parent)
Ordonez, Ebet (Alternate Parent)
Pantoja, Nancy (Alternate Parent)
Sanchez, Dulce (Alternate Student)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)




Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Iris Hyatt
Bertha Diaz

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order at 2:55p.m., by chairman, Stephanie Hofmann. Introductions were made. A quorum was established. The minutes of the August 22, 2005 EESAC meeting was distributed to all present. Ms. Munnerlyn made a motion to approve, with amendments, the minutes of the August 22, 2005 EESAC meeting. The motion was seconded. By consensus, the minutes of the August 22, 2005 EESAC meeting were approved as amended.

Ms. Hofmann stated that notification of EESAC meetings has been done through email and this saves printing and postage. EESAC was in agreement to continue with the email notifications. Ms. Hofmann stated that the next EESAC meeting will be held on October 6th, at 2:45pm, in the Media Center. The EESAC budget will be presented, discussed, and approved at this meeting.

Ms. Hofmann distributed copies of the School Improvement Plan for 2005-2006 to all present. Ms. Otero stated that the School Improvement Plan is due to Region IV on October 7th. A lengthy discussion ensued. Mr. Blackmon made a motion to accept the School Improvement Plan for 2005-2006 as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the School Improvement Plan for 2005-2006 as presented.

Ms. Orgaz, during Open Forum, stated that vehicles are improperly parked at the west entrance/exit to the new building. This could create a hazard to students using this entrance/exit in the event of an emergency. Ms. Otero stated that the vehicles will be removed and the entrance/exit will be kept accessible. Ms. Orgaz asked the total student enrollment. Ms. Otero stated that enrollment is 3650 students. Discussion ensued concerning over crowding and the number of students who are attending and do not live within the school boundaries.

The next EESAC meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 2:45pm, in the Media Center. The EESAC budget will be presented and approved at this meeting. The EESAC meeting was adjourned at 4:05pm, by Ms. Hofmann, Chairman.