Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    06/02/2011  03:30 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Marisol Marin-Restrepo

Location of meeting:    Koubek Center - Room K-1

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  03/21/2011


Members Present:

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):

Pablo Chao
Anne Conto
Kimberly Johnson

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA)
EESAC Minutes-June 2, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
o Motion to approve minutes by Mrs. Calvo and seconded by Ms. Iglesias
o Minutes approved by all
o End of Course Exam (EOC) for Algebra I was cancelled and the students do not have to take the test in ninth grade.
o May 20th is the Fitness Day field trip at Kennedy Park with Miss Conto.
School Improvement Plan Update
o End of year School Improvement Plan procedures were discussed
 Pending results from the 2011 FCAT 2.0 in order to complete SIP
 All other goals were discussed with committee
 Discussion for the 2011-2012 SIP DRAFT
Input and recommendations were initiated by all departments and teachers for inclusion into the 2011-2012 SIP.
ISPA will submit SIP by June 16, 2011.
Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Iglesias attended the SIP training in May 2011.
Adjustments will be made as needed for final submission at a later date.
Construction update
o Construction is progressing and anticipated date of occupancy is set for mid-July.
o The windows are already installed
o Painting has begun inside the building on the second floor, third and fourth floor.
Recruitment Update
o Recruitment continues and will continue through the summer to enroll more students into the school.
o The school will have approximately 100 students for the 2011-2012 school year.
o Connect-ed messages are being sent to selected students around the district about openings at ISPA.
PTSA Update
o PTSA will be implementing new activities and events to attract more parents and students to join the PTSA.
Mr. Perez discussed the School Improvement Plan (SIP) Process and timelines.
Meeting was adjourned at 3:20 p.m.