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02-14-05 BOT MinMINUTES OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP AND MEETING MARCH 14, 2005 Present: Scott Bradley, President Buddy Brown, Member Bill Frey, Member Fred Held, Member Don Redding, Member Larry Sparrow, Member Trent Petty, CEO Barbara Brizuela, Head of School Jean Dwinnell, Secretary Absent: None 1. CALL TO ORDER. President Bradley called the workshop to order at 3:42 p.m. by announcing a quorum. 2. HEAR AND DISCUSS A REPORT FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO THE STUDENT ADMISSIONS POLICY. Barbara Brizuela, Head of School, advised that there are 633 students on the waiting list. She asked the Board for direction regarding protection or policy regarding those who are in the school now, residents who move, defining boundaries, siblings, employees, etc. Discussion ensued regarding prioritizing the students according to residency, employee's children, founder's children, acceptable teacher/student ratio, portable buildings, off -campus classrooms, TEA rules, cost of portable buildings, cost to finish out Town Hall as classrooms, residency requirements, and boundaries. 3. RECESS TO THE REGULAR MEETING. The Board recessed at 6:18 p.m. 4. CONVENE INTO THE REGULAR MEETING The Board convened in open session at 6:37 p.m. 5. CONSIDER ANY ACTION RESULTING FROM THE WORKSHOP HELD MARCH 14, 2005. President Bradley announced that admission priorities were discussed in the workshop. There was no action taken. 6. CITIZEN PRESENTATIONS: There were no presentations made. 7. SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAMS FOR THEIR PERFORMANCE AT REGIONALS. Barbara Brizuela, Head of School, explained "Odyssey of the Mind", stating there were ten (10) teams that participated from Westlake Academy. She advised that eight (8) teams came in first or second and six (6) teams are going to state competition. She announced that "Odyssey of the Mind" for Westlake Academy was coordinated by Alison Schneider. One of the fourth grade Odyssey of the Mind teams demonstrated their presentation for the Board. 8. SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF CONGRESSMAN BURGESS, THANKING HIM FOR RECOGNIZING AND MENTIONING WESTLAKE ACADEMY'S DEDICATION TO MUSIC EDUCATION IN THE MARCH 1 ST, 2005 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SESSION. President Bradley read a Congressional Record regarding the Academy's Music Education Program that was read before the House of Representatives by Congressman Burgess on March 1, 2005. 9. CONSENT AGENDA: There was a motion by Mr. Redding, seconded by Mr. Brown, to approve the consent agenda which included the following: A. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 14, 2005. B. REVIEW AND APPROVE ANY OUTSTANDING BILLS. Discussion was held regarding multiple payments for speech therapy and bonding insurance. The motion carried unanimously. 10. ADJOURNMENT. There was a motion by Mr. Sparrow, seconded by Mr. Frey, to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously and the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m. Approved by the School Board on A, 2005. Scott Bradley, President 3 an Dwinnell, Secretary MINUTES OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING February 14, 2005 Present: Scott Bradley, President Buddy Brown, Member Bill Frey, Member Fred Held, Member Don Redding, Member Larry Sparrow, Member Trent Petty, CEO Barbara Brizuela, Head of School Jean Dwinnell, Secretary Absent: No one Item #1: The Board convened into the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Item #2: The Board recessed into executive session at 6:31 p.m. as President Bradley read the items to be discussed. The Board reconvened into open session at 6:46 p.m. Item #3: There was no action needed coming out of executive session. Item #4: Citizens' Presentations: There were no presentations made. Item #5: Special Recognition: A. Present a Proclamation to the House of Commons for their service to the community. This item was moved to a future agenda. Item #6: Consider a Resolution regarding IB PYP consultation and subsequent Progress Report. Ms. Brizuela advised that if the Resolution passes, the first progress report would go out immediately and the second would go out in April. There was a motion by Mr. Frey, seconded by Mr. Held, to adopt Resolution No. 05-01. There was no further discussion and the motion carried unanimously. Item #7: Consider a Resolution accepting the confirmation of membership with the Council of International Schools. Mr. Petty advised that the membership fees for the Council of International Schools have been budgeted. There was a motion by Mr. Held, seconded by Mr. Brown, to adopt Resolution No. 05- 02. There was no furt) er discussion and the motion carried unanimously. Item 48: Consider a Resolution adopting the School Calendar for 2005-2006. Ms. Brizuela advised that the proposed calendar would conform to the neighboring school districts regarding spring break, that the school year would begin the fourth week of August and end June 2nd, 2006, contingent on TEA approval. There was a motion by Mr. Redding, seconded by Mr. Sparrow, to adopt Resolution No. 05-03. There was no further discussion and the motion carried unanimously. Item #9: Consent Agenda. There was a motion by Mr. Sparrow, seconded by Mr. Held, to approve the consent agenda which included the following: A. Review and approve minutes of the regular meeting held on December 13, 2004. B. Review and approve any outstanding bills. There was no discussion and the motion carried unanimously. Item # 10: There was a motion by Mr. Held, seconded by Mr. Brown, to adj ourn. The motion carried unanimously and the meeting was adjourned at 6:52 p.m. Approved by the School Board on VnM a ( , 2005. raCL _ _ Scott Bradley, President ATTEST: c can Dwinnei_i, Secretary ❑■