Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

6611 Country Club Middle School

Pending EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    08/30/2018  08:05 AM

Please contact the school for a formatted hard copy of these minutes.

Recording Secretary:    Michelle N. Leon ( Acting Secretary)

Location of meeting:    Room 32

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  08/23/2018


Members Present:

Prado, Cynthia (Principal)
Curry-Coffee, Nicole (Union Steward)
Cannon, Claudette (Teacher)
Karan-Miyar, Duysevi (Teacher)
Leon, Michelle (Teacher)
Stephen, Josmeen (Teacher)
Martin, Myra (Alternate Teacher)
Pino, Marisol (Alternate Educational Support)
Gary, Yvonne (Parent)
Estrada, Elda (Alternate Parent)
Estrada, Daniel E (Alternate Student)
Rodriguez, Evelyn (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Javed, Elba (Educational Support Employee)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

Certain, Shirley (Parent)
Espaillat, Elsa (Parent)
Guaimares, Norelys (Parent)
Munoz, Ismenia (Parent)
Olvera, Daymi (Parent)
Pino, Maria (Parent)
Drubi, Alejandro (Business/Community Representative)
Certain, Jason (Student)
Garcia, Maria (Business/Community Representative)

Others Present:


Topics Covered:

Meeting called to order at 8:04 a.m.

Review AND APPROVAL OF 5/23/2018 EESAC Minutes.
Motion to approve minutes by Evelyn Rodriduez from Dade College at 8:11 a.m.
Seconded by Michelle Leon.
Motion carried and minutes from prvious meeting approved.

Newly elected UTD STEWARD Mrs. Nicole Curry-Coffee is replacing Alex Heras who is no longer at Country Club Middle.
Due to Mrs. Curry-Coffee new role on EESAC, teachers will elect another teacher member to replace her.

Principal's Update- Mrs. Cynthia M. Lima

Safety First
Country Club Middle will conduct it's second fire drill of the school year today. We have added additional layers of security and updated our code RED/YELLOW procedures. SFACS and Officer Rivera have been notified. A Fire and Evacuation drill schedule has also been sent out. The Remind system is being implemented to notify parents of updates. A security schedule will be shared with faculty and staff and the use of the Raptor machine to check visitors is proving successful. There is only one entrance (Front of the School) since all other gates will be locked at 9 am.

Data Review:
Country Club Middle School earned a "C" for 2017-2018 school year. (+1) in English Language Arts ELA. Learning games earned 51 points and the Lowest 25 went up seven points (+7). Math remained at 31 with Learning gains at 45 but the lowest 25 had a gain of four (+4)points. Algebra I went up to an 85(+4)
and Civics went from a 62 to a 72 with a ten point increase (+10). The Science assessment earned 34 points but there is a system in place. The FCAT a cumulative assessment comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th benchmarks. For science Ms. Spicer has been strategically assigned 7th grade students teamed with Ms. Martin. Ms. Gutierrez has most of the eight grade which is currently the smallest class. In addition selected students haven been schedules a second science class. In conclusion the school earned a total of 453 points when divided by 900, the school achieved a 50 % and earned the "C". To earn the "B", the school needs to earn 486 points which is the set goal for the 2018-2019 school year.

Scheduling of Blocks
The school year began with a new block rotation that was proving successful. There was a glitch due to the attendance platform currently in use. Attendance can only be taken in two selected blocks. After much discussion, the block rotation will need to be adjusted beginning next week and the first block of the day (periods 1 and 2) will not be able to rotate.

Orientations were scheduled the first week of schools for sixth (6th), seventh (7th) and eight(8th) grade students beginning Wednesday August 22nd accordingly. Another additional layer of safety is the requirement that school jackets be only RED or Black in color.

An after school program grant to host fifty (50) students was presented during all three orientations to the students. The program is going to be offered through the Federation of Families will run from September 16- June 3. Students will be provided with a hot meal for lunch. Country Club Middle school will provide funds for security.

This Friday August 31, 2018 every staff member will have a mentee. As part of the new middle school redesign program, students in the lowest 25, struggling with ELA, Math, ELL will be paired with teachers, clerical, custodial, etc. Every member of the faculty and staff will participate. They will be given an activity such as checking on home learning progress.

School Improvement Plan (SIP)
Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) is now using a user friendly School Improvement plan platform. This summer a group of teachers met in Synergy and started the school improvement plan using data that was shared from the school culture and climate survey. The survey offered insight on Student Attendance which is an area heavily targeted by Mr. Fabal, success coach and Mr. Casteleiro, school social worker. The areas of Disciplinary referrals was also discussed. The report also noted the percent of students with Early Warning System indicators such as those with excessive absences, suspensions, failed ELA and Math assessments and those in Level 1. In the climate survey students expressed their concern with school safety and how they felt about their interactions with teachers. They also expressed that that the principal did a good job running the school and was visible and approachable at all times.

The composition Waiver submitted last school year was approved on August 15, 2018. Our school was granted to add the assistant principal as an alternate for the principal, to increase the number of student members from 1 to 3 and decrease the number of parent members from 7 to 4.

Some parents, teachers and students on last years EESAC roster left, so parents and students elected new members.
The newly elected EESAC parents are Ms. Saudia Ali( parent of Saidah Brown)
Ms. Karina Rivera (parent of Eleazar Serrano) and Ms. Rita Dozier (parent of Jordynn Dozier)

Ms. Evelyn Motioned to vote in EESAC parent members and add them to our EESAC roster. Ms. Leon seconded the motion. Motion carries.

The voting for the 3 new Student EESAC members will take place at the next EESAC meeting. The student members being considered are Mahya Shearn, Jordynn Dozier and Saidah Brown

Based on the composition waiver a Motion to amend current bylaws was made by Ms. Leon, seconded by Ms. Evelyn Rodriguez. Motion carried

EESAC Chair and secretary positions for 2018-19 were voted on by EESAC members.
Ms. Karan-Miyar will continue to be the EESAC Chair. Ms. Stephen did not want to continue as secretary. Ms. Elda Estrada was voted in as new secretary.

Motion to Approve calendar and times of EESAC meetings for 2018 -19 school year was made by Ms. Evelyn and seconded by Ms.Leon. Motion carried

The transfer of $2,999 to principal's discretionary fund (only to be used for incentives) was discussed and will be voted on at the next EESAC meeting..

Student comments: None at the time
Parent comments: Clear bookbags have not been able to be implemented. The school must be able to supply student who can't afford it. They are not mandatory.

There is a new Miami Dade County PTSA president and we have to reach out to re-establish our PTSA.

We will have spirit week from Sept 4-7. Teachers are doing a new training called MAWI in regard to social emotional learning to better meet the needs of our students. Biology and Geometry have been added to the subjects being offered.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:00 a.m.
The next meeting will be on September 12, 2018.