Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7071 Coral Gables Senior High School

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    02/13/2006  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,  01/18/2006


Members Present:

Martinez, Alex (Principal)
Blackmon, Daniel (Union Steward)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Schneider, Hans (Teacher)
Cabrera, Olga (Parent)
Gonzalez, Richard (Educational Support Employee)
Garcia, Jackie (Parent)
Orgaz, Dee (Parent)
Fernandez, Samantha (Student)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Otero, Josephine (Alternate Principal)

Members Absent (Excused):

Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Albalate, Eulalia (Teacher)
Brisson, Nicki (Teacher)
Neal, Timothy (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Yanes, Silvia (Alternate Educational Support)
Caicedo, Jorge (Parent)
Garcia, Miriam (Parent)
Watson, Sharon (Parent)
Fernandez, Cynthia (Alternate Parent)
Ordonez, Ebet (Alternate Parent)
Otero, Maria (Alternate Parent)
Pantoja, Nancy (Alternate Parent)
Mazzoli, Christina (Student)
Sanchez, Dulce (Alternate Student)
Betancur, Judith (Adult/Vocational Student)
Wong, Tere (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Willene Adker
Edward Oswald
Ana Lacal Lois

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 January 9, 2006 EESAC meeting were distributed to all present. Mr. Gonzalez made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2006 EESAC meeting as presented. The motion was seconded. By consensus, the minutes of the January 9, 2006 EESAC meeting were approved. Ms. Hoffmann distributed copies of the revised EESAC budget and the 2005 School Improvement for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Ms. Otero stated that the mid year SIP review was more of a workshop session. She has not received any feedback from Region IV yet concerning the SIP. Ms. Hofmann thanked the parents that attended the SIP review.

Ms. Otero stated that both Kinloch Park and Ponce De Leon Middle Schools have completed articulation for the incoming 9th graders. The students did select classes based on an eight period day. There has been no definite decision on the eight period day as the Superintendent and the UTD are still in contract negotiations.

Ms. Hyatt, chairperson of the SACS Review Committee stated that the SACS Quality Assurance Team will be visiting the school on March 26th – 28th. This team will speak with all stake holders on March 27th. She urged all EESAC members to know the Mission and Vision statements of CGHS. Ms. Hyatt asked that EESAC members email her with any suggestions concerning the information that was distributed today.

Ms. Rodriguez, chairman of the EESAC Budget Committee, discussed the revised EESAC budget. The EESAC budget, after FTE adjustments is now: $45,624.00. She stated that $35,832.64 has already been allocated. There is now $9,791.36 in EESAC funds. Ms. Suarez, student activities director, has requested EESAC funds for the student awards ceremony. This event has been held at the Biltmore Hotel, but the cost to rent the room has increased this year. Ms. Suarez has inquired at the Marriott ($4,000.00), the Coral Gables Country Club ($10,000.00), and the Colonnade ($4,000.00). Mr. Gonzalez made a motion to spend $2,500.00 of EESAC funds to help pay for the student awards ceremony, to be held at the Colonnade. The motion was seconded. Ms. Munnerlyn suggested that the school clubs contribute money for this event. Mr. Gonzalez rescinded his motion. Mr. Blackmon made a motion that EESAC fund, to a maximum of $4,000.00, what Ms. Suarez cannot fund from outside sources. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC will fund, to a maximum of $4,000.00, what Ms. Suarez cannot fund from outside sources. Mr. Gonzalez made a motion to hold further expenditures of EESAC funds. The motion was seconded. By consensus, EESAC will hold further expenditures of EESAC funds.

Open Forum—Ms. Fernandez stated a concern that some faculty members are parking in student parking areas. There is a concern about students not able to use the Media Center during the lunch times. Ms. Otero stated that students can, with a pass, walk around to the front of the school to access the Media Center.

The next EESAC meeting will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 2:45pm, in the Media Center. The EESAC rneeting was adjourned at 4:00pm, by Ms. Hofmann, Chairman.