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04-02-12 BOT MinWESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES WORKSHOP April 2, 2012 PRESENT: President Wheat, Trustees: Tim Brittan, Clif Cox, Carol Langdon, and David Levitan ABSENT: Rick Rennhack OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Primary Principal Rod Harding, Secondary Principal Dr. Clint Calzini, Administrative Coordinator Ben Nibarger, and Budget & Management Analyst, Scott Dixon. Workshop Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the workshop to order at 5:14 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 FROM APRIL 2, 2012, TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. No discussion. BOT Minutes 04 /02/12 Page 1 of 4 4. REPORTS a. Academic Progress Report regarding the Secondary school Programme. Principal Calzini provided an overview of the progress report specifically regarding the failure rate and on- boarding procedures. Discussion ensued regarding whether or not requirements can be placed on students prior to enrollment, creating a policy that would explain enrollment requirements and providing that to the student after enrollment, study hall and instruments used to decrease the failure rate. b. School Uniform Vendor Contracts. c. Report of the Quarterly Financial "Dashboard" for the quarter ended February 29, 2012. S. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Academic Progress Report regarding Primary Years Programme. Principal Harding provided an overview and report using the school initiatives. Discussion ensued regarding the best ways for students to learn mathematics, how teachers differentiate students based on the skills they have mastered, teacher recruitment, the Spanish continuum and additional tutoring resources. President Wheat recessed the workshop at 6:04 p.m. to converse the regular meeting. President Wheat reconvened the workshop at 6:23 p.m. b. Presentation and Discussion regarding the current secondary math sequence and possible future development. Principal Calzini provided an overview of the Math sequence progression as it compares to the surrounding ISDs. Discussion ensued regarding the number of current students prepared for a Higher Level (HL) Math offering, options for hiring a part time teacher for HL Math, and whether or not additional facilities are necessary to offer HL Math. OOT Minutes 04/02112 Page 2 of 4 6. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Staff to seek legal advice regarding pre - enrollment requirements and policy. 7. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat adjourned the workshop at 7:25 p.m. Reaular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. 2. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS Present Faculty and Staff with a Proclamation designating May 7th through May 11th, as Teacher Appreciation Week. President Wheat read the Teacher Appreciation Week proclamation. Recognition of students who competed in the Regional Science Fair that will be advancing to the State Competition. President Wheat asked each student to provide a short overview of their projects and lessons learned. 3. CONSENT AGENDA: All items listed below are considered routine by the Board of Trustees and will be enacted with one motion. There will be no separate discussion of items unless a Board member or citizen so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the general order of business and considered in its normal sequence. a. Consider approval of the minutes for the meeting held on March 5, 2012. MOTION: Trustee Brittan made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Cox seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4 -0. BOT Minutes 04/02/12 Page 3 of 4 4. BOARD CALENDAR The Board reviewed future events. S. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS - None 6. ADJOURNMENT MOTION: Trustee Cox made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4 -0. President Wheat adjourned the meeting at 6:23 p.m. to reconvene the workshop. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON MAY i, 2012. ATTEST: Zu 4 -A A Lau (a Wheat, Board President Kelly dwar Board Secretary BOT Minutes 04/02/12 Page 4of4