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10-01-12 BOT MinWESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING October 1, 2412 PRESENT: President Wheat, Trustees: Michael Barrett, Clif Cox, Carol Langdon, David Levitan and Rick Rennhack. ABSENT: OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Primary Principal Rod Harding, Secondary Principal Dr. Clint Calzini, Administrative Coordinator Ben Nibarger, Director of Communications & Community Affairs Ginger Awtry, and Management Intern Alora Wachholz. Workshop Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the workshop to order at 5:04 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 OCTOBER 1, 2012, TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. President Wheat asked for clarification regarding the times of reserve parking at the campus. BOT Minutes 10/01/12 Page 1of3 4. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Discussion regarding an amendment to the Trips Policy. Superintendent Brymer provided an overview of the process outlining the 1NM and parameters used to evaluate the amendments. Discussion ensued regarding the use of a Board survey to guide the proposed amendments to the policy, the affordability of the trips, the selection process of education locations, the results from the Board survey and collaborating with parent- teacher focus groups to revise the policy. b. Discuss the opportunity to create an MYP Extended Math pathway that leads to preparation for the DP Higher Level Math. Principal Calzini provided a presentation and overview of the extended Math opportunities. Discussion regarding pathways, current offerings, the differences between extended Math and current Math opportunities, the number of students interested in taking Higher Level Math, classroom logistics and any possible deficiencies regarding Extended Math opportunities. 5. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Collaborate with faculty and parent focus groups regarding the Trips policy utilizing the value parameters supplied by the Trustees survey results and report back to the Board in the spring. Email maximum number of students using the current facilities. 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat adjourned the workshop at 6:50 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular meeting to order at 6:50 p.m. BOT Minutes 10/01/12 Page 2of3 2. CITIZENS` PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS No one addressed the Board. 3. CONSENT AGENDA a. Consider approval of the minutes for the meeting held on September 10, 2012. b. Consider approval of Resolution 12 -22, Amending the Parent/Student Handbook Providing for the Enforcement Of Parking Guidelines as it Pertains to Westlake Academy. MOTION: Trustee Levitan made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Cox seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5 -0. 4. BOARD CALENDAR 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 6. ADJOURNMENT 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 6:54 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON NOVEMBER 12, 2012. ATTEST: Kelli Edwa s, Board Secretary ya—t�� 2".at - Laura Wheat, Board President BOT Minutes 10/01112 Page 3 of 3