School Advisory Council
7071 Coral Gables Senior High School
Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for: 11/04/2002 02:55 PM
Please contact the school for a formatted hard copy of these minutes.
Recording Secretary: Nicki Brisson
Location of meeting: Coral Gables Senior High Media Center
Was a quorum established? Yes
Was the meeting advertised? Yes, 10/24/2002
Pullum, Fred (Adult/Vocational Principal)
Munnerlyn, Paula (Union Steward)
Hofmann, Stephanie (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Carmen (Teacher)
Rosen, Camille (Teacher)
Schneider, Hans (Teacher)
Lowman, Mike (Adult/Vocational Teacher)
Cater, Eve (Parent)
Collette, Fran (Parent)
Khanuja, Mintu (Parent)
Slingbaum, Cookie (Parent)
Zabaleta, Ignacio (Parent)
Brennan, Eileen (Alternate Parent)
Nasher, Anna (Alternate Parent)
Olszack, Sue (Alternate Parent)
Perez-Mena, Luis (Adult/Vocational Student)
Pina, Maria del Carmen (Adult/Vocational Student)
Members Absent (Excused):
Martinez, Alex (Principal)
Camille, Isabelle (Teacher)
Roller, George (Teacher)
O'Kane, Marlyn (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Sowers, Milagros (Educational Support Employee)
DiGiacomo, Donna (Alternate Educational Support)
Perez, Marlene (Parent)
Chandler, Joanie (Alternate Parent)
Elejalde, Tony (Alternate Parent)
McGonigal, Michelle (Alternate Parent)
Schultz, Laura (Alternate Parent
Torrens, Melody (Alternate Parent)
Ulvert, Liesy (Alternate Parent)
Trujillo, Gaby (Student)
Alcoba, Juliet (Alternate Student)
Lewis, Sandy (Business/Community Representative)
Reitsma, Joan (Business/Community Representative)
Zoller, Christopher (Business/Community Representative)
Members Absent (Unexcused):
No one had an unexcused absence.
The Coral Gables Senior High School EESAC meeting was called to order at 2:55 pm, by Stephanie Hofmann, EESAC chairman. All attendees were introduced and a quorom was established. The minutes of the October 7, 2002 EESAC meeting were presented in a new format. Ms. Collette moved to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded and, by consensus, the minutes were approved as presented. The minutes of the September 9, 2002 EESAC meeting were presented in the new format. Ms. Collette moved to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded and, by consensus, the minutes were approved as amended.
Dr. Diaz presented the electronic grade book which was developed by the technology department at a cost of $15,000.00. The monies came from the technology department budget. He stated that security and appearance issues are still being looked at. Dr. Diaz also stated that access will be by a seven digit ID number plus a pin code. The name and personal information about the student will not be visible on the accessed screen. All teachers have three sessions per nine weeks to learn how to use the electronic grade book. Those teachers who do not have Internet access in the classroom, e.g. JROTC, P.E. and drivers' education, must come into the main building to access the electronic grade book. Parent response was very positive.
Ms. Hofmann presented the EESAC bylaws as amended to reflect the following change:
1-the EESAC roster was revised to reflect twenty-three members
2-a quorum will be established when there are twelve or more voting members present.
Ms. Hofmann stated that EESAC roster, bylaws, and minutes of all EESAC meetings will be posted on line. She explained that voting members are those that were elected/selected by their respective groups. Alternate members can vote only when the alternate is representing the absent member. The following changes were made to the EESAC bylaws:
A. Council Members, 1. Composition-three students-one from the day school and
two from the night school.(inserted)One parent at large and one IB parent
E. Election Process, 3. One student member from the day school, two student
members from the night school, and their alternates shall be elected by
the students at large. The day school student member will be the Student
Council President, and the Student Council Vice President will serve as
the alternate.(inserted) And the Student Council Secretary (who will serve
as the alternate).(deleted).
E. Election process, 6. And student must be elected by their peers.(deleted).
Ms. Munnerlyn moved to accept the changes to the EESAC bylaws as presented. The motion was seconded, and, by consensus, the EESAC bylaws were amended.
Ms. Hofmann distributed the current EESAC roster and the memo stating the new dates for EESAC training sessions.
Ms. Gans stated that the Curriculum Committee will meet on Thursday, November 14th, at 2:35 pm, in the Media Center. She will have information about the number of students in each language class the level of the language for each student.
The following issues were presented and discussed during the open forum of the EESAC meeting:
1-The air conditioning system throughout the school has been a problem this year. Ms. Gans stated that the school and the AC systems are old and work will be ongoing to try to fix the problems.
2-Ms. Cater asked about the construction status. Ms. Gans stated that the
procedure is ongoing.
3-The school lunches no longer include Subway as the contract with Subway has
been suspended due to a meat recall. It was suggested by Ms. Gans that Dr.
Cook can be contacted with any concerns about school lunches.
4-Ms. Gans stated that the purchase order is in the process of being traced.
Once it is found and paid, the software will be installed.
5-Stephanie Vasquez, student, asked if vending machines with milk chugs can be
available to students. She noted that other high schools have these vending
machines and that students will purchase the milk chugs.
Ms. Hofmann announced that the next EESAC meeting will be held on Monday, December 2, 2002, at 2:45 pm, in the Media Center. Ms. Munnerlyn moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded. The meeting was adjourned by Ms. Hofmann, EESAC chairperson, at 3:40 pm.