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03-14-05 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 1ST, 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 2005. Scott Bradle70 y, President J an Dwinnell, Secretary