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04-13-15 BOT Agenda PacketThe Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Board of Trustees Workshop but not prior to the posted start time. Mission Statement Westlake Academy is an IB World School whose mission is to provide students with an internationally minded education of the highest quality so they are well-balanced and respectful life-long learners. Page 1 of 4 WESTLAKE ACADEMY Vision Statement Westlake Academy inspires students to achieve their highest individual potential in a nurturing environment that fosters the traits found in the IB Learner Profile. Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced and Reflective BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AGENDA April 13, 2015 WESTLAKE TOWN HALL 3 VILLAGE CIRCLE – 2ND FLOOR WESTLAKE, TX 76262 COUNCIL CHAMBERS Workshop Session 5:00 p.m. Regular Session 6:00 p.m. Page 2 of 4 Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 3. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 13, 2015, TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. 4. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Discussion regarding the proposed Academic Calendars for the 2015-16 and 2016- 17 School Years. (15 min) b. Discussion to provide Students a Credit by Exam option for Native Speakers of Spanish. (15 min) 5. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board will conduct a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, annotated, Chapter 551, Subchapter D for the following: 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: Admissions policy and related charter amendments. 6. RECONVENE MEETING 7. TAKE ANY ACTION, IF NEEDED, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS. 8. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION 9. ADJOURNMENT Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS: This is an opportunity for citizens to address the Board on any matter whether or not it is posted on the agenda. The Board cannot by law take action nor have any discussion or deliberations on any presentation made to the Board at this time concerning an item not listed on the agenda. Any item presented may be noticed on a future agenda for deliberation or action. Page 3 of 4 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 from the March 30, 2015, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 15-04, Adopting the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Academic Calendars. c. Consider approval of Resolution 15-05, Approving and Adopting a Credit by Exam (CBE) to be utilized to award Spanish I and II credit to Westlake Academy Spanish Native speaking students. 4. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board will conduct a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, annotated, Chapter 551, Subchapter D for the following: 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: Admissions policy and related charter amendments. 5. RECONVENE MEETING 6. TAKE ANY ACTION, IF NEEDED, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS. 7. BOARD CALENDAR 8. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Any Board member may request at a workshop and / or Board meeting, under “Future Agenda Item Requests”, an agenda item for a future Board meeting. The Board member making the request will contact the Superintendent with the requested item and the Superintendent will list it on the agenda. At the meeting, the requesting Board member will explain the item, the need for Board discussion of the item, the item’s relationship to the Board’s strategic priorities, and the amount of estimated staff time necessary to prepare for Board discussion. If the requesting Board member receives a second, the Superintendent will place the item on the Board agenda calendar allowing for adequate time for staff preparation on the agenda item. Page 4 of 4 9. ADJOURNMENT ANY ITEM ON THIS POSTED AGENDA COULD BE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION AS LONG AS IT IS WITHIN ONE OF THE PERMITTED CATEGORIES UNDER SECTIONS 551.071 THROUGH 551.076 AND SECTION 551.087 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE. CERTIFICATION I certify that the above notice was posted at the Town Hall of the Town of Westlake, 3 Village Circle, on April 8, 2015, by 5:00 p.m. under the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code. _____________________________________ Kelly Edwards, Town Secretary If you plan to attend this public meeting and have a disability that requires special needs, please advise the Town Secretary 48 hours in advance at 817-490-5710 and reasonable accommodations will be made to assist you. Westlake Academy Item # 2 – Pledge of Allegiance Texas Pledge: "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible." REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS a. Consider approval of the minutes from the March 30, 2015, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 15-04, Adopting the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Academic Calendars. c. Consider approval of Resolution 15-05, Approving and Adopting a Credit by Exam (CBE) to be utilized to award Spanish I and II credit to Westlake Academy Spanish Native speaking students. Westlake Academy Item # 3 – Review of Consent Agenda Items DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Discussion regarding the proposed Academic Calendars for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 School Years. (15 min) b. Discussion to provide Students a Credit by Exam option for Native Speakers of Spanish. (15 min) Westlake Academy Item # 4– Discussion Items Page 1 of 2 WESTLAKE ACADEMY AGENDA ITEM Curriculum: PYP/MYP/DP Meeting Date: March 30, 2015 Staff Contact: Dr. Mechelle Bryson Consent Subject: Consider a Resolution Adopting the 2015-16 and 2016-17 School Calendar EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The school administration has proposed a school calendar for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school year. The calendar meets all the requirements of the TEA for 180 instructional days less the allotted number of staff in-service days, and early release days. The Academy reviewed surrounding school districts calendars and consulted with the faculty for input when drafting this calendar. Once passed by the School Board the calendar will be submitted to TEA for final approval. APPLICABLE STRATEGIC PLAN DESIRED OUTCOME High Student Achievement Strong Parent & Community Connections Financial Stewardship & Sustainability Student Engagement – Extracurricular activities Effective Educators & Staff WESTLAKE ACADEMY VALUES Academic Achievement PYP, MYP, DP (IB Continuum) Caring Environment Fiscal Stewardship Communication/Transparency Engaged Stakeholders Maximizing Each Child’s Potential FISCAL IMPACT Funded Not Funded N/A RECOMMENDATION / ACTION REQUESTED/ OPTIONS Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the expedited State waiver for early release and in- service work days for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school calendar. ATTACHMENTS 1. Resolution 2. 2015-16 and 2016-17 Academic School Calendars Page 2 of 2 Page 1 of 1 WESTLAKE ACADEMY AGENDA ITEM Curriculum: MYP/DP Meeting Date: April 3, 2015 Staff Contact: Mechelle Bryson Workshop: Discussion/ Board Consent Item Executive Principal Subject: Approval of Native Spanish Speaker Credit by Examination EXECUTIVE SUMMARY According to Texas Education Code 74.24, “a school district must have the approval of the school district board of trustees to develop its own tests or to purchase examinations that thoroughly test the essential knowledge and skills in the applicable grade level or subject area.” The academy is seeking approval to create a credit by exam to award credit to native speakers for Spanish I and Spanish II. The goal of a credit by exam for native speakers is to meet the unique needs of our native speakers and for proper academic placement. The test is designed to measure a native speakers proficiency in the following areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking. PLAN DESIRED OUTCOMES High Student Achievement Strong Parent & Community Connections Financial Stewardship & Sustainability ACADEMY VALUES Maximizing Personal Development Academic Excellence Respect for Self and Others Personal Responsibility Compassion and Understanding Effective Educators & Staff GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK Why do we need governance guidance? State regulations require local authorization for staff to develop a local Credit by Exams. Which policy governs this? State graduation requirements and authority of the Board of Trustees. What addit ional direction is necessary? Approval is needed. FISCAL IMPACT Funded Not Funded N/A RECOMMENDATION / ACTION REQUESTED/ OPTIONS Recommend approval of locally developed Credit by Exam. ATTACHMENTS • Resolution EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board will conduct a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, annotated, Chapter 551, Subchapter D for the following: 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: Admissions policy and related charter amendments. Westlake Academy Item # 5 – Executive Session Town of Westlake Item # 6 – Reconvene Meeting TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION, IF NECESSARY 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: Admissions policy and related charter amendments. Westlake Academy Item # 7 – Take any Necessary Action, if necessary BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Westlake Academy Item #8 Board Recap / Staff Direction Westlake Academy Item # 9 – Workshop Adjournment Back up material has not been provided for this item. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS: This is an opportunity for citizens to address the Board on any matter whether or not it is posted on the agenda. The Board cannot by law take action nor have any discussion or deliberations on any presentation made to the Board at this time concerning an item not listed on the agenda. Any item presented may be noticed on a future agenda for deliberation or action. Westlake Academy Item # 2– Citizens’ Presentations and recognitions 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 from the March 30, 2015, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 15-04, Adopting the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Academic Calendars. c. Consider approval of Resolution 15-05, Approving and Adopting a Credit by Exam (CBE) to be utilized to award Spanish I and II credit to Westlake Academy Spanish Native speaking students. Westlake Academy Item # 3 - Consent Agenda BOT Minutes 03/30/15 Page 1 of 5 WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING March 30, 2015 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Michael Barrett, Alesa Belvedere, Carol Langdon. Rick Rennhack arrived at 5:15 p.m. Wayne Stoltenberg arrived at 5:24 p.m. ABSENT: OTHERS PRESENT: 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, 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 5:06 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 MARCH 30, 2015, TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. No additional discussion. BOT Minutes 03/30/15 Page 2 of 5 4. REPORTS a. Quarterly Financial “Dashboard” report for the quarter ended February 28, 2014. 5. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Discuss and review the draft DirectionFinders Parent Survey Questions for 2015. Assistant to the Superintendent DeGan provided an overview of the proposed survey questions. Discussion ensued regarding the ability to access the survey using a mobile device, previous survey themes or issues, and recommendations to include questions regarding Math and Spanish. b. Present and review the draft of Tier Two (Departmental) Strategy Map for Westlake Academy. Assistant to the Superintendent DeGan provided an overview of the Strategy Map. Objective Owners: Mr. Alan Burt, Mr. Chris Hill, Mrs. Busico-Flight, Dr. Barton, Ms. Furnish, Ms. Bunch, Mrs. Cawthra, Mr. Harding, Director Piper and Dr. Myers, Ms. Alison Schneider and Dr. Bryson provided an overview of their respective objectives on the Tier Two Map. Discussion ensued regarding employee surveys, possible student survey, Gallery Night funding, grant funding, not tailoring programs to the dollars, and identifying sustainable needs. c. Westlake Academy’s College Graduation Results. Dr. Bryson provided a presentation and overview of the results using the National Student Clearinghouse Data. Discussion ensued regarding State and United States graduation rates, immigrants graduating from colleges in the United States, the number of years necessary to complete certain degree plans, additional data that can be correlated using this data, systems in place to stay in-touch with our graduates, communicating this data with students and parents. 6. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board did not convene into executive session. The Board will conduct a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, annotated, Chapter 551, Subchapter D for the following: BOT Minutes 03/30/15 Page 3 of 5 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: Admissions policy and related charter amendments. 7. RECONVENE MEETING 8. TAKE ANY ACTION, IF NEEDED, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS. 9. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Trustees should forward any additional questions regarding Admissions directly to the attorney. Staff review of additional questions asked regarding the National Student Clearinghouse data. Staff review of survey questions regarding frequency of communications, MYP satisfaction regarding Spanish and Math. Staff adding a financial indicator on the strategy map regarding Blacksmith funding. 10. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 6:37 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular session to order at 6:37 p.m. 2. CITIZENS' PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS: No one addressed the Board. BOT Minutes 03/30/15 Page 4 of 5 3. CONSENT AGENDA a. Consider approval of the minutes from the February 9, 2015, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 15-03, Approving the Waiver Application for Missed Instructional Days in the 2014-2015 School Year. MOTION: Trustee Langdon made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Belvedere seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. 4. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board did not convene into executive session. The Board will conduct a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, annotated, Chapter 551, Subchapter D for the following: 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: Admissions policy and related charter amendments. 5. RECONVENE MEETING 6. TAKE ANY ACTION, IF NEEDED, FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION ITEMS. 7. BOARD CALENDAR Assistant to the Superintendent DeGan provided an overview of the events. 8. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Trustee Langdon provided an overview of the item requesting an update on the athletic program including additional league options. Trustee Stoltenberg seconded this item to be discussed on a future agenda. President Wheat asked Trustees to email specific questions regarding athletics to the Superintendent. BOT Minutes 03/30/15 Page 5 of 5 9. 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 Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. President Wheat adjourned the regular session at 6:39 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON APRIL 13, 2015. ATTEST: ____________________________ Laura Wheat, President _____________________________ Kelly Edwards, Board Secretary Resolution 15-04 Page 1 of 2 WESTLAKE ACADEMY RESOLUTION NO. 15-04 A RESOLUTION OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ADOPTING THE 2015-16 AND 2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR AND APPROVING REQUEST FOR STATE WAIVER. WHEREAS, the Westlake Academy Board of Trustees has considered the proposed 2015-16 and 2016-17 school calendar, including three annual professional development days in lieu of instruction; and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees finds that the passage of this Resolution is in the best interests of the Academy and the public; WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees finds that the passage of this Resolution is in the best interest of the citizens of Westlake as well as the students, their parents, and faculty of Westlake Academy. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTLAKE ACADEMY: SECTION 1: That the Board of Trustees of Westlake Academy hereby adopts the proposed 2015-16 and 2016-17 School Calendar (Exhibit ‘A’) and authorizes the school administration to request the State Waiver. SECTION 2: That this Reso lution shall become effective upon the date of its passage, but contingent upon approval by the TEA. SECTION 3: If any portion of this resolution shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof and the Council hereby determines that it would have adopted this Resolution without the invalid provision. Resolution 15-04 Page 2 of 2 SECTION 4: That this resolution shall become effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTLAKE ACADEMY, A CHARTER SCHOOL OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, ON THE 17th DAY OF APRIL, 2015. _____________________________ ATTEST: Laura Wheat, President _____________________________ ______________________________ Kelly Edwards, Board Secretary Thomas E. Brymer, Superintendent APPROVED AS TO FORM: ____________________________ Janet S. Bubert or L. Stanton Lowry, School Attorney Sem. 1 Sem. 2 Total 88 89 177 August 2015 1 September 2015 2 October 2015 3 Date Event S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa August 10-12 New Teacher Orientation 1 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 13-19 All Teacher Orientation 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20: First Day of School 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 September 4: Teacher Professional Day - Early Release 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 7: Labor Day (No School) 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 27 28 29 30 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 October 8: Conferences - Early Release 30 31 8 21 20 9: Teacher Professional Day (No School) 12: Columbus Day (No School) November 2015 4 December 2015 5 January 2016 6 23: Secondary End of 1st Quarter (44 days) S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa November 20: Teacher Professional Day - Early Release 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 23 - 27: Thanksgiving Break 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 December 18: Teacher Professional Day - Early Release 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 21 - 31: Winter Break 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 January 1 : Winter Break 29 30 27 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 4: Teacher Professional Day (No school) 16 14 31 18 12 - 15: G7 -G11 Exams / PYP Summative Assessment 15: Secondary End of 2nd Quarter (44 days) February 2016 7 March 2016 8 April 2016 9 18: Martin Luther King, Jr (No School) S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa February 12: Teacher Professional Day - Early Release 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 15: Presidents' Day (Observed) (No School) 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 March 14-18 Spring Break 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 25: Bad Weather Make Up Day 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 31: Secondary End of 3rd Quarter (46 Days) 28 29 27 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 April 8: Conferences - Early Release 20 17 20 11: Teacher Professional Day (No school) May 27: Bad Weather Make-Up Day May 2016 10 June 2016 11 July 2016 12 30: Memorial Day (No School) S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa 31:Secondary Semester Exams- Early Release 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 1 2 June 1-3: Secondary Semester Exams - Early Release 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 3: Last Day of School 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 3: Secondary End of 4th Quarter (43 Days) 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 4: Senior Commencement 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 20 3 31 First / Last Day of School Whole School Early Release Early Release Days Parent/Student Conferences - Early Release No School Semester Exams / PYP Assessments - Early Release Professional Day - Student Holiday Secondary Exams - Early Release Bad weather make up Senior Commencement Academic Calendar 2015 - 2016 Westlake Academy Sem. 1 Sem. 2 Total 87 90 177 August 2016 1 September 2016 2 October 2016 3 Date Event S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa August 8-10 New Teacher Orientation 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 11-17 All Teacher Orientation 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 18: First Day of School 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 September 2: Teacher Professional Day - Early Release 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 5: Labor Day (No School) 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 October 6: Conferences - Early Release 10 21 30 31 19 7: Teacher Professional Day (No School) 10: Columbus Day (No School) November 2016 4 December 2016 5 January 2017 6 21: Secondary End of 1st Quarter (44 days) S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa November 18: Teacher Professional Day - Early Release 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 21-25: Thanksgiving Break 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 December 16: Teacher Professional Day - Early Release 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 19-30: Winter Break 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 January 2 : Winter Break 27 28 29 30 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31 3: Teacher Professional Day (No school) 17 12 19 10-13: G7 -G11 Exams / PYP Summative Assessment 15: Secondary End of 2nd Quarter (44 days) February 2017 7 March 2017 8 April 2017 9 23: Martin Luther King, Jr (No School) S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa February 10: Teacher Professional Day - Early Release 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 13-17 Spring Break 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 March 24: Bad Weather Make Up Day 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 31: Secondary End of 3rd Quarter (46 Days) 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 7: Conferences - Early Release 26 27 28 26 27 28 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 April 10: Teacher Professional Day (No school) 20 17 30 19 26: Bad Weather Make-Up Day May 29: Memorial Day (No School) May 2017 10 June 2017 11 July 2017 12 30-31:Secondary Semester Exams- Early Release S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa S M T W Th F Sa 1-2: Secondary Semester Exams - Early Release 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 1 June 2: Last Day of School 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2: Secondary End of 4th Quarter (43 Days) 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 3: Senior Commencement 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 29 30 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 21 2 30 31 First / Last Day of School Whole School Early Release Early Release Days Parent/Student Conferences - Early Release No School Semester Exams / PYP Assessments - Early Release Professional Day - Student Holiday Secondary Exams - Early Release Bad weather make up Senior Commencement Academic Calendar 2016 - 2017 Westlake Academy Resolution 15-05 Page 1 of 2 WESTLAKE ACADEMY RESOLUTION 15-05 A RESOLUTION OF THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVING AND ADOPTING A CREDIT BY EXAM (CBE). WHEREAS, the Texas Education Code 74.24 mandates that the Board of Trustees approve locally developed Credit by Exams (CBEs); and, WHEREAS, Westlake Academy has researched, discussed and written a Credit by Exam (CBE) to be utilized to award Spanish I and II credit to Westlake Academy Spanish native speaking students; and, WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees finds that the passage of this Resolution is in the best interest of the citizens of Westlake as well as the students, their parents, and faculty of Westlake Academy. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WESTLAKE ACADEMY: SECTION 1: That , all matters stated in the recitals hereinabove are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: That , the Board of Trustees Westlake Academy, hereby approves the new Credit by Exam (CBE) for Westlake Academy. SECTION 3: If any portion of this resolution shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof and the Council hereby determines that it would have adopted this Resolution without the invalid provision. Resolution 15-05 Page 2 of 2 SECTION 4: That this resolution shall become effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 13th DAY OF APRIL 2015. ___________________________________ Laura Wheat, President ATTEST: ________________________________ ___________________________________ Kelly Edwards, Board Secretary Thomas E. Brymer, Superintendent APPROVED AS TO FORM: ________________________________ Janet S. Bubert or L. Stanton Lowry, School Attorney EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board will conduct a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code, annotated, Chapter 551, Subchapter D for the following: 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: Admissions policy and related charter amendments. Westlake Academy Item # 4 – Executive Session Town of Westlake Item # 5 – Reconvene Meeting TAKE ANY NECESSARY ACTION, IF NECESSARY 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: Admissions policy and related charter amendments. Westlake Academy Item # 6 – Take any Necessary Action, if necessary  Westlake Academy Foundation “Run the Ranch” 5K & 1K fun run/walk Saturday, April 18, 2015; Begins at 8:00 a.m. with walk-up registration at 7:30 a.m. Coarse runs through the Circle T Ranch in Westlake; Returns after a 10 year hiatus!  Westlake MasterWorks Spring Concert Thursday, April 23, 2015; 7 – 8:00 p.m. Solana’s Village Circle Courtyard Brave Combo – 2x Grammy winning band from Denton, TX!  Westlake Annual Arbor Day Celebration – Tree City USA 14th Year in a row! Saturday, April 25, 2015; 3 – 7:00 p.m. Town Park in Glenwyck Farms  Town Council Workshop & Meeting Monday, April 27, 2015 Westlake Town Hall in Solana – Council Chambers Future Dates to Note/Calendar:  WHPS Annual Decoration Day Monday, May 25, 2015  WA Secondary Award Ceremony; 2015 Baccalaureate and Alumni Walkway Ceremony; Senior Banquet Friday, May 29, 2015  WA Annual Year End All School Picnic Friday, June 5, 2015  WA Commencement Ceremony – Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square Saturday, June 6, 2015; 2:00 p.m. Westlake Academy Item #7 Board Calendar FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Any Board member may request at a workshop and / or Board meeting, under “Future Agenda Item Requests”, an agenda item for a future Board meeting. The Board member making the request will contact the Superintendent with the requested item and the Superintendent will list it on the agenda. At the meeting, the requesting Board member will explain the item, the need for Board discussion of the item, the item’s relationship to the Board’s strategic priorities, and the amount of estimated staff time necessary to prepare for Board discussion. If the requesting Board member receives a second, the Superintendent will place the item on the Board agenda calendar allowing for adequate time for staff preparation on the agenda item. Westlake Academy Item # 8 – Future Agenda Items Westlake Academy Item # 9 – Adjournment Back up material has not been provided for this item.