Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    09/15/2020  03:40 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Montserrat Ledo

Location of meeting:    Zoom Virtual Platform

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  09/02/2020

Attendance:

Members Present:

Alamo, Ana (Teacher / EESAC Chairperson)
Calvo, Tamara (Educational Support Employee)
Dettmer, Elvira Flores (Parent)
Fajardo, Natalia (Parent)
Feiler, Mark (Business / Community Rep)
Feiler, Mylene (Teacher)
Harrison, Naomi (Business / Community Rep)
Ledo, Montserrat (Teacher)
Menendez, Lourdes (Teacher / UTD)

Members Absent (Excused):

Avaria, Carolina (Parent)
Bautte, Luisa (Alternate Business / Community Rep)
Carillo, Sabrina (Alternate Student)
Cesaroni, Fabio (Alternate Student)
Diaz-Blanco, Alina (Principal)
Famadas, Nelson (Alternate Parent)
Garrido, Vanessa (Parent)
Martin, Onelio (Alternate Educational Support Employee)
Riambau, Alejandra (Student)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Alvarez, Simon (Student)
Diaz, Felicia (Assistant Principal)
Rodriguez, Deanna (Alternate Teacher)
Taracido, Kevin (Alternate Teacher)

Topics Covered:

I. Agenda
Approval of minutes from prior EESAC meeting on May 12, 2020
Introduction of New Parent/Teacher Members
Opening of School Update
School Improvement Plan 2020-2021 / EESAC Bylaws / Revisions
- Review Composition Waiver requests
- Review and approve Phase I & II of the SIP
- SIP Signature Page
Open House Pending
PTSA Update
New Business

II. Call to Order
Ms. Ana Alamo, EESAC Chairperson, called the EESAC Committee meeting to order at 3:30pm on September 15, 2020, at International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA) via Zoom Meeting.

III. Roll Call
Introduction of New Parent/Teacher/Student Members
a. Present Members
Alamo, Ana (Teacher / EESAC Chairperson)
Calvo, Tamara (Educational Support Employee)
Dettmer, Elvira Flores (Parent)
Fajardo, Natalia (Parent)
Feiler, Mark (Business / Community Rep)
Feiler, Mylene (Teacher)
Harrison, Naomi (Business / Community Rep)
Ledo, Montserrat (Teacher)
Menendez, Lourdes (Teacher / UTD)

b. Absent Members (Excused Absence)
Avaria, Carolina (Parent)
Bautte, Luisa (Alternate Business / Community Rep)
Carillo, Sabrina (Alternate Student)
Cesaroni, Fabio (Alternate Student)
Diaz-Blanco, Alina (Principal)
Famadas, Nelson (Alternate Parent)
Garrido, Vanessa (Parent)
Martin, Onelio (Alternate Educational Support Employee)
Riambau, Alejandra (Student)

c. Others Present
Alvarez, Simon (Alternate Student)
Diaz, Felicia (Assistant Principal)
Rodriguez, Deanna (Alternate Teacher)
Taracido, Kevin (Alternate Teacher)


IV. Approval of Minutes from May 12, 2020
- Mr. Feiler made a motion to approve the minutes, and Ms. Feiler seconded the motion.
- Minutes from May 12, 2020 were approved unanimously.

V. Opening of Schools Update
- ISPA started the school year using Microsoft Teams and luckily did not have as many issues as other schools.
- School site is being prepared for the return of students to the building.
- Signs are up throughout the school indicating to keep a safe distance.
- Plexiglass was installed at the security post in the downstairs lobby and in the main office.
- All non-essential equipment and/or furniture has been removed from the classrooms to allow desks to be spaced 3 feet apart.
- Taped will be placed on the floor and walls to indicate the direction students should be walking.
- Lunch time is still being discussed; a possibility is to use the parking lot for seniors.

VI. School Improvement Plan 2020-2021 / EESAC By-Laws/Revisions
- Areas of focus: empowering teachers, communication with stakeholders, elective academics, data driven instruction, data driven decision making, and English Language Learners strategies.
- School Improvement Plan Phase 1 & Phase 2 was emailed to EESAC members by Ms. Alamo.
- Mr. Feiler pointed out a grammatical error that has been noted and will be fixed when SIP is unlocked next.
- Ms. Harrison made a motion to approve the SIP, and Mr. Feiler seconded the motion.
- SIP 2020-2021 was approved unanimously.
- No by-laws revisions needed at this time
- No composition waiver requests needed at this time
- Dr. Blanco will verify EESAC Roster
- 2020-2021 SIP Signature Page will be completed, signed by appropriate individuals and submitted to district.

VII. Open House Pending
- When Open House will be held and if it will be virtual or at the school site is still pending.

VIII. PTSA Update
- Currently PTSA is working with student uniforms. Parents are able to come in and purchase uniforms on Tuesday and Thursday, by appointment only.

IX. New Business
- There is no business at this time.

IX. Adjournment
- Ms. Ledo moved to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Feiler seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 4:20pm.