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11-02-15 BOT MinWESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING November 2, 2015 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Alesa Belvedere, Carol Langdon, Rick Rennhack, and Wayne Stoltenberg. Michael Barrett arrived at 5:05 p.m. ABSENT: OTHERS PRESENT: Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Executive Principal & Director of Education Dr. Mechelle Bryson, MYP Principal Dr. Andra Barton, DP Principal/Coordinator Stacy Stoyanoff, College Counselor Carl Tippen, Student Services Administrator Jennifer Furnish, Finance Director Debbie Piper, Director of Information Technology Jason Power, Director of Communications & Community Affairs Ginger Awtry, Director of Facilities and Parks & Recreation Troy Meyer, Communications Specialist Susan McFarland and Management Intern Joel Enders. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:02 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE President Wheat led the pledge of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. BOT Minutes 11/02/15 Page 1 of 4 3. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2015, TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. No additional discussion. 4. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Discussion regarding the performance on the International School's Assessment in Grade 5, 8 and 10 in 2015. Principal Harding, Ms. Paquin, Ms. Nairon, Mr. Childless, and Ms. Bauer provided a presentation regarding the assessments for Mathematics, Reading and Writing. Discussion ensued regarding the world averages, world scale scores, reading progress, stands of mathematics in need of strengthening, the use of calculators, reading and writing results scale scores, expository argumentative writing, Lucy Calkins program of learning, inferencing skills. b. Discussion regarding a proposed amendment to the Graduation Policy 6.04A, to clarify and align the Foundation Plan, Multidisciplinary Endorsements, Distinguished Level of Achievement, and all IB requirements for successful matriculation through Westlake Academy. Dr. Bryson and College Counselor Tippen provided a presentation and overview of the amendment to the Graduation Policy regarding graduation requirements. Discussion ensued regarding the number of credits required by the State and the credits required to graduate with an Academy diploma. c. Presentation and discussion of the Tier Two Strategy Map for Westlake Academy. Assistant to the Superintendent DeGan provided a presentation and overview of the map. Discussion ensued regarding how to measure some of the items on the map, keeping it simple, and the equivalencies. 5. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION No additional direction. BOT Minutes 11/02/15 Page 2 of 4 6. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 6:03 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular session to order at 6:03 p.m. 2. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST President Wheat asked Director Meyer to provide a program overview of the Christmas Tree Lighting event. Dr. Bryson provided an overview of the Danish and Dialogue meetings. 3. CITIZEN COMMENTS No one addressed the Board at this time. 4. CONSENT AGENDA a. Consider approval of the minutes from the October 5, 2015, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 15-18, Amending the Graduation Policy 6.04A to clarify and align the Foundation Plan, Multidisciplinary Endorsements, Distinguished Level of Achievement, and all IB requirements. 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. 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS No future agenda items for discussion. BOT Minutes 11/02/15 Page 3 of 4 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 6:09 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON DECEMBER 7, 2015. ATTEST: t✓ ,t (C4 Kell Edwards4, Board Secretary 111, ,( i. 2 Laura Wheat, President BOT Minutes 11/02/15 Page 4of4