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06-20-05 BOT MinMINUTES OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY SCHOOL BOARD WORKSHOP JUNE 20, 2005 Present: Scott Bradley, President Bill Frey, Member Fred Held, Member Don Redding, Member Trent Petty, CEO Barbara Brizuela, Head of School Jean Dwinnell, Secretary Debbie Piper, Finance Director Absent: Larry Sparrow, Member Buddy Brown, Member 1. CALL TO ORDER. President Bradley called the workshop to order at 3:00 p.m. and announced a quorum 2. DISCUSS FY 2005-2006 BUDGET. Discussion ensued regarding steps to increase math ability and special education, TAKS scores, process for hiring teachers, curriculum and facilities for teaching science/chemistry, state funding for special needs students, the number of students being retained in each grade, students leaving the school and the reasons, the addition of a language such as French, the addition of economics, teachers' salaries, the Blacksmith Apprentice Program, parents' priorities (teachers, technology, and library), the number of students in a class that would justify the hiring of an additional student, the cost of portable buildings, the Foundation's capital campaign for an Arts/Science Center, the number of students enrolled, the number of students that are "non -primary boundary" students, parking on campus, and the State's school finance plan. The Board directed Mr. Petty to analyze the costs and future contemplated costs for the proposed portable buildings and present scenarios to the Board at a future meeting. 3. ADJOURNMENT. President Bradley declared the work session adjourned at 5:28 p.m. Approved by the School Board on u 22 , 2005. Scott Bradle , President ATTEST: an Dwinnell, Secretary