Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    10/06/2005  03:00 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,  09/27/2005

Attendance:

Members Present:

Martinez, Alex (Principal)
Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Brisson, Nicki (Teacher)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Gonzalez, Richard (Educational Support Employee)
Garcia, Jackie (Parent)
Garcia, Miriam (Parent)
Orgaz, Dee (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Otero, Maria (Alternate Parent)
Fernandez, Samantha (Student)
Mazzoli, Christina (Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
Wong, Tere (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)


Members Absent (Excused):

Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Schneider, Hans (Teacher)
Neal, Timothy (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)Yanes, Silvia (Alternate EFernandez, Cynthia (Alternate Parent)ducational Support)
Cabrera, Olga (Parent)
Pantoja, Nancy (Alternate Parent)
Caicedo, Jorge (Parent)
Sanchez, Dulce (Alternate Student)
Ordonez, Ebet (Alternate Parent)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)














Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Pat Peters
Bertha Diaz

Topics Covered:

The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order at 3:00p.m., by chairman, Stephanie Hofmann. Introductions were made. A quorum was established. The minutes of the September 29, 2005 EESAC meeting was distributed to all present. Mr. Gonzalez made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 29, 2005 EESAC meeting as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, the minutes of the September 29, 2005 EESAC meeting were approved.

Ms. Otero stated that the School Improvement Plan was presented to Region IV today. She stated that the following goals and objectives, discussed at the September 29th EESAC meeting, were completed: Parental Involvement, Discipline & Safety, Technology, Health & Physical Fitness, Electives/Special Areas, Return on Investment, and Graduation.

Ms. Hofmann distributed copies of the “2004-05 Funding For Florida School Districts.” Dr. Martinez presented a school budget review. He stated that he is working with an approximately $9 million budget this year, which is an increase of approximately $1 million from last year. The total number of teachers this year increased by four, from 115 to 119. Approximately $7 million is allocated for teacher salaries.

Ms. Hofmann distributed copies of the proposed EESAC budget as prepared by the EESAC budget committee. EESAC discussed the following proposed EESAC budget:
Total amount available $36,330.00
Department Xerox Machines maintenance $6,364.70
Criterion Online Writing Evaluation-Educational Testing Service $8,850.00
Advanced Placement Program $ 450.00
ESOL Department $5,767.94
Total expenditures $21,432.64
Money available $14,897.36

Additional items for discussion:
Replacement of key pads for eight copy machines $2,400.00
Purchase one copy machine $8,500.00
Two stipends for E-Gradebook support staff (3hrs/weekat$25.00/hrX
6hrsX30 weeks) $4,500.00
Provide training (workshop&accommodations) for AP Comparative
Government teacher $630.00
Technology training: 15 teachers at 5 workshopsX$100.00 $7,500.00
ESOL Department-Pearson Longman English Interactive Program
For computer lab Level 3 & 4 at $2,883.97 each $5,767.94
Science—would like any money they can get for lab supplies, new
Microscopes, and equipment.
Department of Language Arts/Reading—EduSoft annual license for
2,000 9th&10th grade students at $3.00/license $6,000.00
On-site training for 10 participants $1,200.00
“Webinar” training for 20 participants $275.00

Ms. Hofmann stated that Dr. Martinez purchased the requests ($7,475.00) submitted by the Department of Language Arts/Reading. Ms. Garcia made a motion to approve the proposed EESAC budget of $21,432.64. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the proposed EESAC budget of $21,432.64. Ms. Wong made a motion to approve the expenditure of EESAC funds for the Technology Training—Professional Development in the amount of $7,500.00. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the expenditure of EESAC funds for the Technology Training—Professional Development in the amount of $7,500.00. Ms. Wong made a motion to approve the expenditure of EESAC funds for the key pad replacement in the amount of $2,400.00. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the expenditure of EESAC funds for the key pad replacement in the amount of $2,400.00. Ms. Orgaz made a motion to approve the expenditure of EESAC funds for the E-Gradebook/Instructional Technology Support (two stipends for support staff) in the amount of $4,500.00. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC approved the expenditure of EESAC funds for the E-Gradebook/Instructional Technology Support (two stipends for support staff) in the amount of $4,500.00. Ms. Orgaz made a motion to deny the expenditure of EESAC funds for the Advanced Placement Program (training for A.P Comparative Gov. teacher) in the amount of $630.00 and the ESOL Department (computer programs for levels 3 and 4) in the amount of $5,767.94. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC denied the expenditure of EESAC funds for the Advanced Placement Program ($630.00) and the ESOL Department ($5,767.94). Mr. Zoller made a motion to disapprove the request from the Science Department for any money to use for lab supplies, new microscopes, and equipment. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC disapproved the request from the Science Department for any money to use for lab supplies, new microscopes, and equipment.

During Open Forum, Mr. Peters expressed a concern about class size, especially in the 9th grade.

The next EESAC meeting will be held on Monday, November 14, 2005 at 2:45pm, in the Media Center. The EESAC rneeting was adjourned at 4:10pm, by Ms. Hofmann, Chairman.