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10-05-09 BOT MinWESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES WORKSHOP & REGULAR MEETINGS October 5, 2009 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat and Trustees Tim Brittan, Larry Corson, Carol Langdon, and Rebecca Rollins. Rick Rennhack arrived at 4:42 p.m. ABSENT: None OTHERS PRESENT: Chief Executive Officer Thomas Brymer, Town Attorney Stan Lowery, School Board Attorney, Janet Bubert, Secretary Kelly Edwards, Finance Director Debbie Piper, Assistant to the Town Manager Ginger Awtry, Facilities and Recreation Director Troy Meyer, Head of Secondary Mark Garcia, Head of Primary Jamie Schmitz, Administrative Coordinator Darcy McFarlane, Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services Todd Wood, Management Intern Ben Nibarger, and Municipal Court Administrator Amanda DeGan. WORKSHOP SESSION 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the workshop meeting to order at 4:33 p.m. 2. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS FROM OCTOBER 5, 2009, TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. There were no questions. 3. REVIEW AND DISCUSS STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS CHART. CEO Brymer presented the Strategic Planning process for Westlake Academy. Discussed ensure regarding the process, staff involvement and tracking of ideas. BOT Minutes October 5, 2009 Page 1 of 5 4. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF A REPORT ON MUNICIPAL CHARTER SCHOOLS. Chief Executive Officer Brymer introduced Management Intern Ben Nibarger to review the first portion of presentation with the Board. This presentation compares Westlake Academy to other Charter Schools. The presentation reviewed key findings and overviewed the population, budgets and state funding per student using Charter Schools in Florida. None of the schools in Florida offer the IB programme. Discussion ensued regarding open enrollment, the boundaries matching ISD boundaries, and debt service of the bonds. Chief Executive Officer Brymer presented Option Evaluation reviewing the organizational structures of the academy. Discussion then ensued on the options as presented and the best option for the academy. CEO Brymer recommends Option 2 with single point of touch. S. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS There were no items submitted for consideration. 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat adjourned the workshop at 6:33 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the Regular meeting to order at 6:56 p.m. with all Trustees present. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE President Wheat led the pledge of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. BOT Minutes October 5, 2009 Page 2 of 5 3. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS Ann Dunlap spoke in favor of weighting the MYP classes to provide the students equal opportunity to compete with other students applying college applications. Ken Gordon encouraged the board to not only consider the comparisons of the academy to other charter school but to all schools, to consider the accountability issues with Option 2 and if that it is a good structure and asked the board to consider selecting a professional with academic experience to manage the school. 4. CONSENT AGENDA a. Review and approve minutes of the School Board of Trustees of the workshop and regular meeting held on September 21, 2009. MOTION: Trustee Corson made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Brittan seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. 5. PRESENTATION BY WESTLAKE ACADEMY HEAD OF PRIMARY REGARDING THE WESTLAKE P.R.O.U.D. CAMPAIGN. Jamie Schmitz explained the P.R.O.U.D. campaign and how it works with the IB learner profile and support the K-12 continuum. The program was launched on September 25th with a pep rally. They are working on how to document certain behaviors and other avenues to promote P.R.O.U.D. 6. CONSIDER A RESOLUTION ADOPTING HOMEWORK, ASSESSMENT AND GRADE REPORTING, RETENTION AND TRANSFER COURSE CREDIT AND GRADUATION POLICIES. Head of Secondary Mark Garcia provided a presentation providing an overview of the policies and answered Trustee questions. Trustee Brittan left the meeting at 7:28 p.m. MOTION: No Action taken. 7. BOARD CALENDAR - Monster Mash o October 24, 2009 - Pancake Breakfast o October 10, 2009 (8-11 am WA Dining Hall) - Board of Trustees Meeting BOT Minutes October 5, 2009 Page 3of5 o November 2, 2009 - Westlake Baja at Vaquero o November 16, 2009, 3:30 p.m. Westlake Tree Lighting o December 3, 2009, TBD Board of Trustees Meeting December 7, 2009 WA Parents Shopping Day Out o December 19, 2009 (Benefiting Project 2010) Career Day December TBD, 2009 - Westlake Academy Gallery Night event o February 26, 2010 - Bandana Bonanza o May 8, 2010 - Westlake Academy Graduation o May 23, 2010 President Wheat recessed the meeting at 8:01 p.m. President Wheat reconvened the meeting at 9:27 p.m. 8. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS There were no items submitted for consideration. 9. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Council will conduct a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, annotated, Chapter 551, Subchapter D for the following: a. Section 551.071(2) — Consultation with School Attorney on a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the governmental body under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with this chapter: Student Transfers. The Board of Trustees convened into Executive Session at 9:27 p.m. 10. RECONVENE MEETING The Board of Trustees reconvened into Regular Session at 10:11 p.m. 11. TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF NECESSARY MOTION: No action taken BOT Minutes October 5, 2009 Page 4 of 5 12. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat asked for a motion to adjourn. MOTION: Trustee Rennhack made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. President Wheat adjourned the meeting at 10:11 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON NOVEMBER 3, 2009. ATTEST: Kell Edwar , Board Secretary Laura Wheat, Board President BOT Minutes October 5, 2009 Page 5of5