Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    03/05/2015  04:30 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Maria Lugo, Teacher

Location of meeting:    1570 Madruga Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33146 - Media center

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  02/09/2015


Members Present:

Perez, Alejandro (Principal)
Bez, Lilliam (Teacher)
Lugo, Maria (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Deanna (Teacher)
Feiler, Mylene (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Calvo, Tamara (Educational Support Employee)
Harrison, Naomi (Parent)
Luna, Diana (Parent)
Medina, Yuli (Parent)
Ferrante, Rosario (Alternate Parent)
Antunez, Biana (Student)
Vargas, Diego (Alternate Student)

Members Absent (Excused):

Iglesias, Caridad (Teacher)
Martin, Onelio (Alternate Educational Support)
Salazar, Martii (Parent)
Del Rio, Alina (Business/Community Representative)
Weiner, Jeff (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Maria Maria, Teacher

Topics Covered:

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy
Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for: 3/05/2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Please contact the school for a formatted hard copy of these minutes.
Recording Secretary: Maria Lugo
Location of Meeting: ISPA-Media Center
Was a quorum established? Yes
Was the meeting advertised? Yes
Members Present:
Perez, Alejandro (Principal)
Maria Martinez (UTD Steward & Teacher)
Feiler, Mylene (Teacher)
Lugo, Maria (Teacher)
Bez, Liliam (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Deana (EESAC Chairperson, Teacher)
Tamara Calvo, Support Personnel
Ferrante, Rosario (Parent)
Luna, Diana (Parent)
Medina, Yuli (Parent)
Harrison, Naomi (Parent)
Antunez, Bianca (Student)
Vargas, Diego (Student)
Topics Covered:
International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA) EESAC Minutes
March 5, 2015
I. Agenda
*Approval of minutes from prior EESAC meeting on January 22, 2015
*School Improvement Plan 2014-2015 Update
*Recruitment Update for 2015-2016
*School Improvement Plan Waiver
*PTSA Update
*New Business
II. Call to Order
*Mr. Perez called the EESAC Committee meeting to order at 2:30 p.m., on March 5, 2015, at International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA).
III. Roll Call
*Mr. Perez, Ms. Diaz, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Lugo, Ms. Feiler, Ms. Bez, Ms. Ferrante, Ms. Luna, Ms. Harrison, Ms. Medina, Miss Antunez, and Mr. Vargas
IV. Approval of Minutes from January 22, 2015
*Ms. Feiler made a motion to approve the minutes, and Ms. Bez seconded the motion.
* Minutes from, January 22, 2015 were approved by all members.
V. School Improvement Plan 2014-2015 Update
*Copies are available from Mr. Perez upon request.
*There are no changes to the School Improvement Plan at this time.
*The region has approved ISPA’s SIP plan.
*Currently, FSA Assessments are taking place.
VI. Recruitment Update for 2015-2016
*The recruitment process for the 2015-2016 school year is well on its way.
*Currently, we have 325 students enrolled. Next year, the goal for enrollment is between 375-85 students.
*Letters of Acceptance, Waiting List, and Denial will be going out next week for next year’s ninth grade class.
*Some programs such as the Spanish program will have approximately 100 students on a Waiting List.
VII. School Improvement Plan Waiver
*This year, we will not request a waiver for any changes to our schedule. The staff voted and everyone is in agreement that the school will benefit from maintaining an eight period day.
*The PTSA Gala is took place on February 20, 2015. All proceeds will benefit the PTSA. The PTSA fundraised approximately $12,000.
*The PTSA feels confident that they have enough in funds to help with next year’s activities.
*They are currently planning special activities for Teacher Appreciation Week which is from May 4-8.
IX. New Business
*The MADD Walk, National College Fair, Senior Breakfast, and the Ring Ceremony were all a success.
*Coffee with the Counselors will take place next week.
*ISPA’s Second Annual World Cup will take place in March.
*During the month of May, another group of students will attend Close-Up. Ms. Rodriguez expects that more students will attend this year due to the success of last year’s trip.
*A group of students will be visiting Spain and Portugal with Ms. Rodriguez during the month of March.
*Class trips this year will include Epcot, Busch Gardens, Animal Kingdom or Sea World, and Grad Bash. Grad Bash is on April 24.
*Other activities that are planned for this year include Prom. The Prom will be held at The JW Marriot in downtown Miami on May 9, from 7:30-12:00 p.m. The theme is The Oscars.
*Graduation is scheduled for May 27, 2015 at the 7:30 p.m.
*Ms. Martinez will be organizing a “Young Leaders Conference” from June 8th – 12th for next year’s Juniors and Seniors.
X. Adjournment
*Ms. Harrison moved to adjourn the meeting, and Miss Antunez seconded the motion, and all agreed. The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.