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02-09-15 BOT MinWESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING February 9, 2015 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Michael Barrett, Alesa Belvedere, Rick Rennhack, and Wayne Stoltenberg. Carol Langdon arrived at 5:08 p.m. ABSENT: OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Executive Principal & Director of Education Dr. Mechelle Bryson, Middle Years Principal Dr. Andra Barton, Primary Principal Rod Harding, Finance Director Debbie Piper, Jason Power Director of Information Technology, Director of HR & Administrative Services Todd Wood, Facility and Park & Recreation Director Troy Meyer, Public Works Director Jarrod Greenwood, and Communications Specialist Susan McFarland. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:07 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE President Wheat led the pledge of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. 3. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE FEBRUARY 9, 2015, TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. No additional discussion. BOT Minutes 02/09/15 Page 1 of 3 4. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Update on the progress of Language B in the PYP and MYP Programme of Study. Dr. Barton provided an overview of the report and phasing of students. Ms. Cawthra, Director of Curriculum, provided an overview of the options for students phasing in from other schools. Discussion ensued regarding a native speaker teaching a language to non - native speakers, AAPPL testing, continue to phase students, percentage of the targeted language spoken, MYP success, PYP Spanish teachers, mapping out goals by grade, and the number of students taking French. b. Update on the progress of Mathematics in the PYP and MYP. Principal Harding, Dr. Barton, Ms. Cawthra, Ms. Bauer all presented updates regarding Mathematics. Discussion ensued regarding the utilization of iPads, resources and professional development for teachers, Texas Regional Science and Mathematics grant, double booking students, options for accelerated students, Higher Level Math partnering opportunities by other IB schools, and Visible Learning. Additional discussion ensued with Principal Harding regarding the student survey for Grades 3, 4 and 5 provided feedback how students feel about the support that their teachers give them to become successful in the their learning. It also provided teachers with feedback on how successful their feedback is and if their strategies are effective. 5. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Forecast the movement of students regarding phasing on Language B. Number of IB students to that transition to Higher Level Math. 6. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 6:17 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular session to order at 6:17 p.m. BOT Minutes 02/09/15 Page 2 of 3 2. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS President Wheat presented Ms. Gail James with her 10 year Service Award. 3. CONSENT AGENDA a. Consider approval of the minutes from the January 12, 2015, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 15 -02, Amending the Board Parameters for School Sanctioned Trips policy. MOTION: Trustee Rennhack made a motion approve the consent agenda. Trustee Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5 -0. 4. BOARD CALENDAR Superintendent Brymer provided an overview of the upcoming events. 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS No future agenda items. 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. MOTION: Trustee Rennhack made a motion to adjourn the regular session. Trustee Belvedere seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5 -0. President Wheat adjourned the regular session at 6:23 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON MARCH 30, 2015. ATTEST: Kelly Edwards' oard Secretary ;//Y,(, ',�� Lau r• heat, President BOT Minutes 02/09/15 Page 3 of 3