School Advisory Council
7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy
Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for: 04/21/2011 04:20 PM
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Recording Secretary: Marisol Marin-Restrepo
Location of meeting: Koubek Center, 2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, Florida 33135
Was a quorum established? Yes
Was the meeting advertised? Yes, 03/21/2011
Perez, Alejandro (Principal)
Iglesias, Caridad (Teacher)
Johnson, Kimberly (Teacher)
Marin-Restrepo, Marisol (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Deanna (Teacher)
Conto, Anne (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Calvo, Tamara (Educational Support Employee)
Gari, Mariano (Alternate Educational Support)
Bustamante, Rocio (Parent)
Ferre, Helen (Parent)
Gimenez-Zapiola, Fernando (Parent)
Luque, Thais (Parent)
Parchment, Samantha (Alternate Parent)
Kassner, Samantha (Student)
Gimenez-Zapiola, Camila (Alternate Student)
Arias, Ulises (Business/Community Representative)
Chao, Pablo (Business/Community Representative)
Members Absent (Excused):
Members Absent (Unexcused):
No one had an unexcused absence.
No one else was present.
International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA)
Attendees: Mr. Perez, Mrs. Iglesias, Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. Marin-Restrepo, Mr. Hernandez, Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Suarez, Mrs. Luque, Ms. Calvo, Dr. Pablo Chao.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Motion to approve minutes by Mrs. Suarez and seconded by Mrs. Luque
o Minutes approved by all
o May 19th End of Course Exam (EOC) for Algebra I at Coral Way K-8 Ctr.
o May 20th is the Fitness Day field trip at Kennedy Park with Miss Conto.
Mr. Perez discussed the EPCOT Field Trip for the ninth graders scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2011.
o Parents have to be at 4:30am on the day of the fieldtrip to Epcot Center.
o We will leave at 5:00am.
o We should arrive at 10:00am and around 7:00pm we will come back.
o We will take milk, juice and that way they get there earlier.
o Attire: no uniform needed
o Students should bring a change of clothes to keep in the bus in case if needed.
o Photo id, sunscreen, spending money, lunch money
o Students are expected to conduct themselves properly.
o We will meet at 6:30pm to be able to get to bus on-time.
o Parents can e-mail Mr. Perez for any emergencies or questions.
o Every teacher will have a contact list of students cell phone numbers.
o The windows are already installed
o Painting has begun inside the building on the second floor.
PTA fieldtrip meeting update: May 3rd 7:00 AM
Every student next year will get an agenda
Mr. Perez discussed the School Improvement Plan (SIP) Process and timelines.
o End of Year SIP have been delayed and we will continue to work and make adjustments to existing plan as needed.
o Updates will be given at the June 2, 2011 EESAC Meeting.
Logo displayed for the uniform next year
We are still waiting to see if we will have 7 or 8 periods, depending on how many teachers the county will give us. If 8, they will have 2 electives.
Big electives will be art, music, physical education, beginning languages.
What will be the minimum students for us to get the extra period?
Mr. Perez: 95 to 100 students.
We will know sometime in the summer. And we can easily adapt to 8 period schedule.
Mr. Perez: there will be a possibility that students can take electives online through virtual classes.
Mrs. Iglesias: proposed to start a blog for ISPA
Mrs. Suarez and Mrs. Luque liked the idea.
Mrs. Suarez asked if all students will have a laptop too.
Mr. Perez said no, only for this group
The building will be wireless.
We may have access to virtual books.
Meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.