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03-10-08 BOT MinMINUTES OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES PRE -BOARD MEETING MARCH 10, 2008 PRESENT: President Scott Bradley and Trustees Larry Corson, Kevin Maynard (arrived at 5:00 pm.), Don Redding, Pete Steger, and Bob Timmerman. ABSENT: None. STAFF PRESENT: Head of School Barbara Brizuela and Education Counsel Robert Schulman. 1. CALL TO ORDER. President Bradley called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. 2. EXECUTIVE SESSION President Bradley recessed the pre -board meeting of the Westlake Academy Board of Trustees at 4:06 p.m., as he read the following items to be discussed in executive session: A. The Board will conduct a closed session under Texas Government Code section 551.074 to discuss personnel matters, specifically the annual evaluation of the Head of School. B. The Board will conduct a closed session Texas Government Code section 551.071 to consult with its attorney, concerning the Board's appeal to the Texas Education Agency. President Bradley convened the executive session at 4:06 p.m. The executive session adjourned at 5:20 p.m. Westlake Academy Board of Trustees Pre -Board Meeting March 10, 2008 3. RECONVENE MEETING. President Bradley reconvened the meeting at 5:20 p.m. 4. REVIEW OF REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS. This item was not discussed. 5. ADJOURNMENT. page 2 of 2 There being no further business, President Bradley adjourned the meeting at 5:21 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN ON MARCH 10, 2008. GsC� Scott Bradley, President ;TTEST: i utter, RMC, Secretary MINUTES OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING MARCH 10, 2008 PRESENT: President Scott Bradley and Trustees Larry Corson, Kevin Maynard, Don Redding, Pete Steger, and Bob Timmerman. ABSENT: None. OTHERS PRESENT: Head of School Barbara Brizuela, Secretary Kim Sutter, Executive Assistant Ginger Awtry, and Planning and Development Director Eddie Edwards. 1. CALL TO ORDER. President Bradley called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m. 2. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS. Ms. Christy Perry, 1517 Windsor Forest Court, Roanoke, addressed the Board regarding her daughter's experience at Westlake Academy. Corey Lenkiewicz (G10B), 15513 Adlong Drive, Roanoke, addressed the Board regarding his experiences at Westlake Academy. 3. HEAR REPORT FROM LELA GANNON CONCERNING POETRY PUBLICATION. Ms. Lela Gannon (G6B) was not present to give the report. 4. HEAR REPORT CONCERNING HISTORY DAY STUDENTS ADVANCING TO STATE COMPETITION. Head of School Brizuela introduced Westlake Academy History teacher Heidi Kloempken. Westlake Academy Board of Trustees March 10, 2008 Page 2 of 3 Ms. Kloempken addressed the Board regarding Regional History Day held on March 1, 2008. Mrs. Kloempken advised that 10 projects were selected for the second round of judging, and five of those projects advanced to the state competition. Grade 7 students' Jordan Steger, Taylor Braun, Kelsey Awtry, Jordan Lee and Mimi Jacobs, and Grade 9 students' Margaret Ledak and Casey Timmerman addressed the Board regarding their respective History Day projects. 6. HEAR REPORT CONCERNING STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENTS AT THE REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS. Mr. David Jenkins, Head of Secondary, addressed the Board regarding the item, and presented the following results to the Board: Division I (G 6-8) - Grade 6 students' Ashton Murway and Cameron Cundall — Honorable Mention - Grade 7 student Alex Stack — 3rd place — Physics and Astronomy - Grade 7 students' Taylor Braun and Mimi Jacobs — 1St place Division II (G 9-12) - Grade 9 student Marta Bjorn — Honorable Mention — Physics and Astronomy - Grade 9 students' Sabrina Freire and Taylor Bates participated. Westlake Academy students' Taylor Braun (G7) and Mimi Jacobs (G7) addressed the Board regarding their Science fair project "Solar Pool Power". 5. HEAR REPORT FROM WESTLAKE ACADEMY STUDENTS MICHAEL AND MATTHEW SHIN CONCERNING ADVANCEMENT TO STATE LEVEL MATH COMPETITION. Westlake Academy Special Education teacher Deborah Peebles addressed the Board regarding the item and advised that the students attended sessions each week to prepare for the competition and noted improvements in their math skills. Ms. Peebles commended the students on their performance and announced that the students have advanced to the state level math competition. Matthew (G7) and Michael Shin (G6) addressed the Board regarding their experience. 7. PRESENTATION OF THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME AUTHORIZATION CERTIFICATE. President Bradley introduced the item and announced that Westlake Academy, the only municipally owned and operated charter school, is only the fifth school in the Nation and the only school in the state to achieve this designation. Mayor Bradley recognized Head of School Brizuela and her staff for their efforts to achieve this designation. Westlake Academy Board of Trustees March 10, 2008 Page 2 of 3 Ms. Kloempken addressed the Board regarding Regional History Day held on March 1, 2008. Mrs. Kloempken advised that 10 projects were selected for the second round of judging, and five of those projects advanced to the state competition. Grade 7 students' Jordan Steger, Taylor Braun, Kelsey Awtry, Jordan Lee and Mimi Jacobs, and Grade 9 students' Margaret Ledak and Casey Timmerman addressed the Board regarding their respective History Day projects. 6. HEAR REPORT CONCERNING STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENTS AT THE REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS. Mr. David Jenkins, Head of Secondary, addressed the Board regarding the item, and presented the following results to the Board: Division I (G 6-8) - Grade 6 students' Ashton Murway and Cameron Cundall — Honorable Mention - Grade 7 student Alex Stack — 3rd place — Physics and Astronomy - Grade 7 students' Taylor Braun and Mimi Jacobs —1St place Division II (G 9-12) - Grade 9 student Marta Bjorn — Honorable Mention — Physics and Astronomy - Grade 9 students' Sabrina Freire and Taylor Bates participated. Westlake Academy students' Taylor Braun (G7) and Mimi Jacobs (G7) addressed the Board regarding their Science fair project "Solar Pool Power". 5. HEAR REPORT FROM WESTLAKE ACADEMY STUDENTS MICHAEL AND MATTHEW SHIN CONCERNING ADVANCEMENT TO STATE LEVEL MATH COMPETITION. Westlake Academy Math teacher Deborah Peebles addressed the Board regarding the item and advised that the students attended sessions each week to prepare for the competition. Ms. Peebles commended the students on their performance and improvements made by the students. Matthew (G7) and Michael Shin (G6) addressed the Board regarding their experience. 7. PRESENTATION OF THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME AUTHORIZATION CERTIFICATE. President Bradley introduced the item and announced that Westlake Academy, the only municipally owned charter school, is only the fifth school in the Nation and the only school in the state to achieve this designation. Mayor Bradley recognized Head of School Brizuela and her staff for there efforts to achieve this designation. Head of School Brizuela introduced Mr. David Jenkins, Diploma Programme Coordinator. Westlake Academy Board of Trustees March 10, 2008 Page 3 of 3 Mr. David Jenkins presented the Diploma Programme Authorization certificate to the Board of Trustees and addressed the Board regarding the process to achieve the designation. 8. CONSENT AGENDA. President Bradley introduced the item and asked for a motion. A. Review and approve minutes of the School Board of Trustees pre -board and regular meetings held on February 11, 2008. B. Review and approve minutes of the School Board of Trustees pre -board and special meetings held on February 25, 2008. C. Review and approve any outstanding bills. MOTION: Trustee Steger made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Trustee Redding seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. Head of School Brizuela announced the March 9, 2008, birth of Clara Schmitz, daughter of Jamie and Jen Schmitz. Mr. Jamie Schmitz is the Head of Primary at Westlake Academy. Head of School Brizuela announced that the new International Baccalaureate World school yearbook has been published and includes a page regarding Westlake Academy. 9. ADJOURNMENT. There being no further business, President Bradley adjourned the meeting at 6:45p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN ON MARCH 24, 2008. G� Scott Bradl y, President ATTEST: j�m Sutter, TRMC, Town Secretary