Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    05/18/2016  04:00 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Maria Lugo, Teacher

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

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  04/14/2016


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)
Harrison, Naomi (Parent)

Del Rio, Alina (Business/Community Representative)
Weiner, Jeff (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Luder, Maria (Parent)
Luna, Diana (Parent)
Salazar, Martii (Alternate Parent)
Vargas, Diego (Student)
Cassanova, Kassandra (Alternate Student)
Ferrante, Rosario (Parent)
Weiner, Jeff (Business/Community Representative)
Martin, Onelio (Alternate Educational Support)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Maria Martinez
Ana Alamo
Felicia Diaz

Topics Covered:

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy
Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for: 5/18/2016 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)
Diaz, Felicia (Assistant Principal)
Ledo, Monserrat (Lead Teacher)
Alamo, Ana (Test Chairperson)
Bez, Liliam (Teacher)
Lugo, Maria (Teacher)
Feiler, Mylene (Teacher)
Martinez, Maria (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Deanna (Teacher)
Harrison, Naomi (Parent)
Alina Del Rio (Business/Community Rep)

Topics Covered:
International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA) EESAC Minutes
May 18, 2016
I. Agenda
*Approval of minutes from prior EESAC meeting on March 3, 2016
*School Improvement Plan 2015-2016
*End of the Year Review/Discussion
*End of the Year Activities Discussion
*Graduation Discussion
*PTSA Update
*New Business
II. Call to Order
*Mr. Perez called the EESAC Committee meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on May 18, 2016 at International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA).
III. Roll Call
* Perez, Alejandro, Diaz, Felicia, Ms. Lugo, Ms. Feiler, Ms. Ledo, Ms. Alamo, Ms. Bez, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Harrison, and Ms. Martinez
IV. Approval of Minutes from March 3, 2016
*Ms. Alamo made a motion to approve the minutes, and Ms. Feiler seconded the motion.
* Minutes from, March 3, 2016, were approved by all members.
V. School Improvement Plan 2015-2016
*Copies are available from Mr. Perez upon request.
*A report has been written discussing the positive goals that the schools have met. Ms. Diaz has a complete report that she shared with the group. She mentioned that one area that we need to focus on is staff development. Next year, that will be one of our goals.
VI. End of Year Review/Discussion
*All goals are on target and progress is being monitored.
*ESOL testing results will not be released until June 14, 2016.
*Testing Results from all of the examinations that have taken place will be released in the Summer most likely.
VII. End of Year Activities Discussion
*All ISPAís Annual Olympics will have taken place by Friday, May 20th.
*Testing for the school year has concluded.
*Awards will take place on June 1st, 2016
*Graduation will take place at the Adrienne Arsch Center on 6/8/2016, at 7:30 p.m.
VIII. Graduation Discussion
*A meeting will take place where Seniors will be advised of all of the graduation procedures and protocols.
IX. PTSA Update
* PTSA has new monthly newsletter and a website. The website has a section where community members can donate to the PTSA.
*The year Gala held at the French Consulís residence was a great success. The PTSA collected approximately $15,000 in profits in just one evening. Mr. Perez expressed his gratitude to the EESAC for an active and effective PTSA. Next year will be at the Spanish Consulís house.
*This year the PTSA selected a new board due to the fact that many of the members are the parents of seniors. Ms. Nicole Unterheimer is the new PTSA President.
X. New Business
*Mr. Perez mentioned that he is speaking with agents to organize next yearís trip to France and Italy.
*Mr. Perez congratulated Ms. Rodriguez for her Geography teamís win! They won first place in the High School History Bee.
* The Student Government Association has opened an email for the student body to share their thoughts directly with them. The email is .
*One hundred and three students are registered for the ninth grade next year. We had an orientation yesterday that had a great turn-out. Students were given complimentary book bags and their summer reading material. There are a few tenth and eleventh students are coming in next year. We also have around twenty students that are coming in from various countries.
*Ms. Bez moved to adjourn the meeting, and Ms. Harrison seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.