School Advisory Council
7741 Southwest Miami Senior High School
Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for: 05/13/2003 05:05 PM
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Recording Secretary: Yudit Silva
Location of meeting: Media Center
Was a quorum established? No
Was the meeting advertised? Yes, 08/20/2002
Ozzie Espaņa, Jorge Sotolongo, Carolyn Rosa, Doristine Williams, Joyce Matthews, April Thompson, Jack Speakman, Clifton Lewis, Eddie Rojas, Doreen Grandison-Larcher, Nancy Bradwell.
Members Absent (Excused):
No one had an excused absence.
Members Absent (Unexcused):
No one had an unexcused absence.
Guest: Lucia Cox, Chantell Gonazalez, Pam Wentworth, Ada Alvarez, Monica Ferrer, Tess Avila
There will be a parent involvement night at Booker T. Washington senior high school on May 17, 2003.
Mr. Haj: There is additional funding for the custodial staff.
Mrs. Wentworth: There are currently 2 electronic grade books. The electronic grade books can be downloaded to the system. Parents will also be able to have certain access
to the grade books. Software needs to be bought to make this happen. We need to send the signal to the portables, buy information server, buy Excelsior Grade Book, buy Attendance Manager, Internet Viewer and Principal Viewer. The computers in the media center, A wing and D wing can be used. The county is providing funds to wire the school with an in house e-mail system. The school needs about 100 new computers. Mrs. Mathews will survey the staff in order to get their opinion on the in house e-mail system. The results will be shared by Mrs. Williams on the following meeting.
Mrs. Cox: 40% of students scored on level 4 on the writing, reading and math part of the FCAT. 82% of tenth graders passed the FCAT. The testing homerooms will distribute the scores to students. Seniors who did not pass the FCAT will be able to attend graduating ceremonies. Seniors will be able to attend school for a 13th year and will retake the FCAT one week after school ends.
Chantell Gonzales: inquired about an FCAT tutorial program.
Mr. Sotolongo advised that the Math Honor Society already has a tutorial program. EESAC Election:
Mr. Espaņa and Mr. Speakman will be staying in the committee nest year. Mrs. Bradwell will be leaving. Parents are in the committee for as long as their child is attending school. The students in the committee will depend on the Student Council elections. There are 6 teachers in the committee. Five from the morning school and one from the adult education school. The committee needs a chair person, a co-chair person and a secretary. Each category needs an alternate.
Mr. Sotolongo will set up a general meeting to hold EESAC and UTD elections.
Mr. Lewis: Adult school will be able to offer Reading and Math classes during day school. The adult education program can only grant 4 credits for students.
Summer school is restricted in order to save money.
Students were commended for their involvement in the EESAC committee.
OTHER CONCERNS AND ISSUES:
The Perfect Attendance breakfast will be held June 2, 2003 at 8:00 A.M. The Top 10% festivity will be held June 3, 2003 at 7:00 P.M. The awards banquet will take place May 19, 2003.
This will be the last EESAC meeting of the year.
June 11, 2003 is Graduation Day. May 23, 2003 is the Prostart Banquet. May 23, 2003 is student takeover day.