Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    11/19/2015  04:10 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Maria Lugo, Teacher

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

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  09/10/2015


Members Present:

Perez, Alejandro (Principal)
Bez, Lilliam (Teacher)
Ledo, Monterrat (Teacher)
Lugo, Maria (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Deanna (Teacher)
Feiler, Mylene (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Calvo, Tamara (Educational Support Employee)
Martin, Onelio (Alternate Educational Support)
Ferrante, Rosario (Parent)
Harrison, Naomi (Parent)
Luder, Maria (Parent)
Luna, Diana (Parent)
Salazar, Martii (Alternate Parent)
Vargas, Diego (Student)
Cassanova, Kassandra (Alternate Student)
Del Rio, Alina (Business/Community Representative)
Weiner, Jeff (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Del Rio, Alina
Harrison, Naomi (Parent)
Martin, Onelio (Alternate Educational Support)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Ana Alamo, Teacher
Maria Martinez, Teacher
Daniel Carrillo, Student

Topics Covered:

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy
Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for: 11/19/2015 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:
Diaz, Felicia (Assistant Principal)
Ledo, Monserrat (Lead Teacher)
Alamo, Ana (Test Chairperson)
Martinez, Maria(UTD Steward & Teacher)
Feiler, Mylene(Teacher)
Bez, Liliam (Teacher)
Tamara Calvo (Support Personnel)
Lugo, Maria (Teacher)
Ferrante, Rosario (Parent)
Ms. Luder (Parent)
Rodriguez, Deanna (EESAC Chair)
Weiner, Jeff (Business Community Representative)
Vargas, Diego (Student)
Cassanova, Kassandra (Student)
Carrillo, Daniel (Student)

Topics Covered:
International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA) EESAC Minutes
October 1st, 2015
I. Agenda
*Approval of minutes from prior EESAC meeting on October 1st, 2015
*School Improvement Plan 2015-2016
*Recruitment Update
*EESAC By-laws/Revisions
*PTSA Update
*New Business
II. Call to Order
*Ms. Diaz called the EESAC Committee meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on November 19, 2015 at International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA).
III. Roll Call
* Diaz, Felicia, Ms. Ledo, Ms. Alamo, Ms. Martinez, Ms. Feiler, Ms. Bez, Liliam, Ms. Lugo, Ms. Ferrante, Ms. Rosario, Ms. Luder, Ms. Rodriguez, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Cassanova, and Mr. Carrillo

IV. Approval of Minutes from October 1st, 2015
*Ms. Ledo made a motion to approve the minutes, and Ms. Feiler seconded the motion.
* Minutes from, October 1st, 2015, were approved by all members.
V. School Improvement Plan 2015-2016
*Copies are available from Mr. Perez upon request.
*The SIP is in the process of being approved by the state.
VI. Recruitment Update
*The enrollment period will close on January 15, 2016.
*The first Language Proficiency Testing date will be on November 21, 2015.
*To date, 212 applicants have applied which is about 60 more applicants than we had last year at this time.
*December 2nd we will be holding an Informational Meeting for parents and students who are interested in ISPA.
VII. EESAC By-laws/Revisions
*Currently, there are no revisions or changes to the By-laws.
VIII. EESAC Funds for 2015-2016
*EESAC has $1,754.00 for the 2015-2016 school year.
*Ms. Diaz proposed to use the funds for student incentives and awards. Funds will be
utilized for the recognition of the Honor Roll students, Ring Ceremony, Honor Society
Induction Ceremony, ISPA World Cup, and other school activities.
*Ms. Diaz also opened the floor for other proposals.
*No other proposals were made at this time.
IX. PTSA Update
*Ms. Luder, the PTSA president spoke to the committee. She mentioned that the PTSA is actively recruiting new members. They also have a new monthly newsletter and a website. The website has a section where community members can donate to the PTSA.
*Tickets to the yearly Gala event will be going out soon, and there will be discounted tickets for teachers.
X. New Business
*College Tours were a success. Both students and chaperones were fulfilled with the experiences.
*The Senior Bowling Trip was also a success and a great time was had by all.
*The France trip scheduled for spring is currently under review.
*Diego Vargas and Kassandra Cassanova addressed the group and gave everyone an update regarding the uniform questions brought up at the last EESAC meeting. Kassandra mentioned that the “student body lost interest” in the uniform policy change, and Diego confirmed this information.
*Diego Vargas and Kassandra Cassanova did mention that student are interested in holding the ISPA Olympics at a park as we’ve done in previous years. The PTSA mentioned that they would help them pay for a park if they found one. Ms. Martinez and Ms. Ledo suggested Ron Ehmen Park or Sunniland Park. This matter is open for discussion for the next meeting.
*Ms. Lugo moved to adjourn the meeting, and Ms. Feiler seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.