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10-22-07 BOT Min57 MINUTES OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING October 22, 2007 PRESENT: President Scott Bradley and Board Trustees Larry Corson, April Gallagher, Don Redding, Pete Steger, and Bob Timmerman. ABSENT: None. OTHERS PRESENT: Head of School Barbara Brizuela, Secretary Kim Sutter, Finance Director Debbie Piper, Executive Assistant Ginger Awtry, Court Administrator Amanda DeGan, and DPS Director Don Wilson. 1. CALL TO ORDER. President Bradley called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. 2. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS. There was no one present requesting to speak. 3. HEAR REPORT FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL REGARDING THE HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHER REPORT FOR 2006-07 AND 2007-08. Head of School Brizuela advised the Board that the report is a requirement of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and has no effect on the Academy's funding. Ms. Brizuela stated that due to reporting changes, she is reporting on the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years at this time. Ms. Brizuela advised the Board that the report indicates that all Westlake Academy teachers have been recognized as "highly qualified" for the 2006-2007 and the 2007- 2008 reporting years. 55 Westlake Academy Trustees Page 2 of 3 Regular Meeting October 22, 2007 4. CONSIDER A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CHANGE TO THE PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK AUTHORIZING STUDENTS IN GRADES 10-12 TO DRIVE AND PARK PERSONAL CARS ON CAMPUS. Head of School Brizuela advised that a workshop was held in August at which parent and staff input was received. Ms. Brizuela outlined the proposed recommendations to allow students in grades 10 through 12 to drive and park personal cars on campus. MOTION: Trustee Timmerman moved to approve Resolution No. 07-10, authorizing a change in the parent/student handbook relative to student driving. Trustee Gallaher seconded the motion. Trustee Gallagher commended Ms. Brizuela for the development of the policy and asked that it be communicated to all families so that they understand that the current 10th graders have priority to the parking spaces for the next three years. Head of School Brizuela advised that the priority would be communicated to the entire school community. VOTE ON MOTION: The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. 5. HEAR REPORT FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL REGARDING WESTLAKE ACADEMY PILOT PROGRAM PROCEDURES FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR RESIDENTIAL TRIPS. Head of School Brizuela advised the Board that the report is a follow-up to a report presented at the March 26, 2006, meeting. Ms. Brizuela advised that only one company offers buses equipped with safety belts, and stated that, whenever possible, safety belt - equipped buses will be a priority to transport students. Trustee Gallagher expressed her appreciation to Head of Primary Jamie Schmitz for his diplomacy in working with parents relative to transportation for a recent field trip. 6. HEAR REPORT FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL REGARDING NATIONAL RECOGNITION OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY STUDENT NEWSPAPER THE BLACK COW. Head of School Brizuela advised that notification was received that The Black Cow, a student -published newspaper, has received national recognition and introduced Editor - in -Chief Taylor Jolissaint. Ms. Taylor Jolissaint, Editor -in -Chief of The Black Cow, addressed the Board regarding recent recognition by the National Scholastic Press Association. Ms. Jolissaint stated that the paper was granted the First Class Award with three (3) merits of distinction for coverage and content, writing and editing, and leadership. Westlake Academy Trustees Regular Meeting October 22, 2007 Page 3 of 3 Ms. Jolissaint reminded everyone that all non -student households in Westlake will receive a copy of the newspaper during the 2007-2008 school year, and the first issue for the school year will be released on October 26, 2007. Head of School Brizuela recognized and commended the staff of The Black Coin for their accomplishments. President Bradley recognized the students for their accomplishments and recognized Mr. Dave Lieber and PYP Coordinator Claudia Ourthe-Cabale for their support and guidance provided to the students. 7. CONSENT AGENDA. President Bradley introduced the item and asked for a motion. A. Review and approve minutes of the School Board of Trustees workshop and meeting held on August 27, 2007. B. Review and approve minutes of the School Board of Trustees workshop and meeting held on September 10, 2007. C. Review and approve minutes of the School Board of Trustees special meeting held on September 24, 2007. D. Review and approve any outstanding bills. MOTION: Trustee Redding moved to approve the consent agenda as presented. Trustee Steger seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5- 0. 8. ADJOURNMENT. There being no further business, President Bradley adjourned the meeting at 6:23 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN ON NOVEMBER 12, 2007. 41 r�7cozr 1A14d1?-4a_ Scott Bradley, resident ZTE * j i Sutter, TRMC, Town Secretary Z) V