Educational Excellence
School Advisory Council

7571 International Studies Preparatory Academy

Verified EESAC Meeting Minutes for:    05/10/2022  02:30 PM

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Recording Secretary:    Montserrat Ledo

Location of meeting:    Media Center / Zoom

Was a quorum established?    Yes

Was the meeting advertised?    Yes,  08/17/2021

Attendance:

Members Present:

Alamo, Ana (Teacher / EESAC Chairperson)
Bryson, Maria (Parent)
Calvo, Tamara (Educational Support Employee)
Delp, Elizabeth (Student)
Feiler, Mark (Business / Community Rep)
Feiler, Mylene (Teacher)
Harrison, Naomi (Business / Community Rep)
Ledo, Montserrat (Teacher)

Members Absent (Excused):

Avaria, Carolina (Parent)
Bendana, Janina (Parent)
De La Cruz, Leslie (Parent)
Diaz-Blanco, Alina (Principal)
Menendez, Lourdes (Teacher / UTD)

Members Absent (Unexcused):

No one had an unexcused absence.

Others Present:

Diaz, Felicia (Assistant Principal)
Fajardo, Natalia (Alternate Education Support)
Famadas, Nelson (Alternate Parent)
Taracido, Kevin (Alternate Teacher)

Topics Covered:

I. Agenda
- Approval of minutes from prior EESAC meeting on February 15, 2022
- School Improvement Plan 2021-2022
Continuous Improvement Reflections
Areas of strength and opportunities for improvement in both School Culture and Academic Programs
Reflect and make predictions for School Culture and Academic Programs for the 2022-2023 school year
- EESAC Budget
- End of Year Activities
- General Information
- PTSA Update
- New Business

II. Call to Order
Ms. Ana Alamo, EESCA Chairperson, called the EESAC Committee meeting to order at 2:30pm on May 10, 2022, at International Studies Preparatory Academy at Gables (ISPA).

III. Roll Call
Introduction of New Parent/Teacher/Student Members
a. Present Members
Alamo, Ana (Teacher / EESAC Chairperson)
Bryson, Maria (Parent)
Calvo, Tamara (Educational Support Employee)
Delp, Elizabeth (Student)
Feiler, Mark (Business / Community Rep)
Feiler, Mylene (Teacher)
Harrison, Naomi (Business / Community Rep)
Ledo, Montserrat (Teacher)

b. Absent Members (Excused Absence)
Avaria, Carolina (Parent)
Bendana, Janina (Parent)
De La Cruz, Leslie (Parent)
Diaz-Blanco, Alina (Principal)
Menendez, Lourdes (Teacher / UTD)

c. Others Present
Diaz, Felicia (Assistant Principal)
Fajardo, Natalia (Alternate Education Support)
Famadas, Nelson (Alternate Parent)
Taracido, Kevin (Alternate Teacher)

IV. Approval of Minutes from February 15, 2022
- Ms. Feiler made a motion to approve the minutes, and Mr. Taracido seconded the motion.
- Minutes from February 15, 2022 were approved unanimously.

V. School Improvement Plan 2021-2022
- The SIP is in its last phase. It was given to all departments for suggestions and will be finalized by June 8, 2022.
- Cultural and academic goals are based on data from 2020-2021. Academic reflections will be based on current mid-year data. We will continue to improve upon School Culture at ISPA.
- Ms. Delp made a motion to approve the 2021-2022 SIP once reflections have been completed, and Mr. Feiler seconded the motion.
- Motion was approved unanimously.

VI. EESAC Budget
- All funds allocated for student recognition activates was used, primarily buying food items to celebrate honor roll, academic, and attendance recognitions.

VII. End of Year Activities
- ISPA will once again have an in-person End-of-Year Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held at Ponce De Leon Middle School on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM.
- Graduation will on June 1, 2022 at 10 AM. This year we return to the Adrienne Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall.
- On Saturday, May 21, 2022 ISPA will have a New Student Orientation for incoming ISPA students at 9:00 AM.

VIII. General Information
- 95% of Seniors have been accepted into a College or University.
- AP Testing is a little more than halfway done. Thus far, only one student has been absent.
- State testing is in its second week. We hope to be done by the end of next week.
- 80% of ninth grade students for next year have been accepted to ISPA.
- Admissions will run through the summer.

X. PTSA Update
- Currently running a raffle fundraiser. Two airline tickets to Spain were donated. Raffle tickets are being sold at $25 per ticket or a package for various amounts of tickets can be purchased. The raffle will end of May 20, 2022. PTSA will receive 100% profit.
- June 4, 2022 PTSA will hold a Bazaar in the parking lot. So far they have 24 vendors secured for the event.
- PTSA Senior Scholarship deadline is this Friday, May 13, 2022. The recipient will receive either $1000 or $500.

XI. New Business
- There is no new business at this time.

XII. Adjournment
- Ms. Feiler moved to adjourn the meeting and Ms. Ledo seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.