Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    05/10/2018  04:00 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Montserrat Ledo

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

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  10/09/2017

Attendance:

Members Present:

Felicia Diaz, Assistant Principal (Principal)
Bez, Lilliam (Teacher)
Ledo, Monterrat (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Deanna (Teacher)
Feiler, Mylene (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Calvo, Tamara (Educational Support Employee)
Martin, Onelio (Alternate Educational Support)
Fajardo, Jospeh (Parent)
Harrison, Naomi (Parent)
Ledo, Onil (Alternate Parent)
Grassi, Giorgio (Student)
Morgan, William (Alternate Student)
Feiler, Mark (Business/Community Representative)
Bautte, Luisa (Business/Community Representative)

Members Absent (Excused):

Billaud, Pascale (Parent)
Ferrante, Rosario (Parent)
Martinez, Maria (UTD)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

No one else was present.

Topics Covered:

I. Agenda
- Approval of minutes from previous EESAC meeting on April 4, 2018
- School Improvement Plan 2017-2018 Continuous Improvement Reflection
- End of Year Activities Graduation, Events
- Clear Backpack Initiative
- General Information
- PTSA Update
- New Business

II. Call to Order
Ms. Deanna Rodriguez, EESAC Chairperson, called the EESAC Committee meeting to order at 2:30pm on May 10, 2018, at International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA).

III. Roll Call certain members were absent from the meting

a. Present Members
Felicia Diaz, Assistant Principal (Principal)
Bez, Lilliam (Teacher)
Ledo, Monterrat (Teacher)
Rodriguez, Deanna (Teacher)
Feiler, Mylene (Alternate Teacher/Paraprofessional)
Calvo, Tamara (Educational Support Employee)
Martin, Onelio (Alternate Educational Support)
Fajardo, Jospeh (Parent)
Harrison, Naomi (Parent)
Ledo, Onil (Alternate Parent)
Grassi, Giorgio (Student)
Morgan, William (Alternate Student)
Feiler, Mark (Business/Community Representative)
Bautte, Luisa (Business/Community Representative)

b. Absent Members
Billaud, Pascale (Parent)
Ferrante, Rosario (Parent)
Martinez, Maria (UTD)

c. Others Present

IV. Approval of Minutes from April 4, 2018
a. Mr. Feiler made a motion to approve the minutes, and Ms. Rodriguez seconded the motion.
b. Minutes from April 4, 2018 were approved unanimously.

V. School Improvement Plan 2017-2018
a. Ms. Diaz explained the process used to solicit faculty input for the completion of the 2017-2018 Continuous Improvement Reflection Worksheet.
b. Feedback and support was provided by EESAC Members.


VI. End of Year Activities Graduation, Events
a. Graduation will be on June 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM
b. Senior Signing Day/Breakfast will be on May 17, 2018.
c. Freshman Orientation will be on May 16, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM.
d. End of Year Awards will be on May 23, 2018.

VII. General Information
a. School Board Member, Maritere Rojas, will be attending Senior Signing Day.
b. Five students will be recognized by Ileana Ros Lehtinen at the Congressional Recognition Ceremony this Saturday, May 12, 2018.

VIII. PTSA Update
a. Food donations will be made for Graduation Dignitary Room.
b. Donations will be made for the Senior Signing Day Breakfast.
c. Thank you to PTSA for making Teacher Appreciation Week so special for teachers.

XI. New Business - Clear Back Pack Initiative
a. There will be a Clear Back Pack Pilot program for next year.
b. Students would only be allowed to bring clear back packs to school.
c. Parents would buy the back packs; however, the school would make provisions for those who cannot.
d. EESAC Members voted not to participate in this initiative at ISPA.

X. Adjournment
a. Mr. Feiler moved to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Rodriguez seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 3:10pm.