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06-06-16 BOT MinWESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING June 6, 2016 PRESENT: Trustees: Alesa Belvedere, Carol Langdon, Rick Rennhack and Wayne Stoltenberg. Michael Barrett arrived at 5:21 p.m. ABSENT: President Laura Wheat 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, Assistant Principal and Coach Alan Burt, Student Services Administrator Jennifer Furnish, Director of Communications Ginger Awtry, and Communications Specialist Susan McFarland. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:16 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Trustee Langdon led the pledge of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. BOT Minutes 06/06/16 Page 1 of 4 3. PRESENTATION REGARDING THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM IN GERMANY. Mr. Burt and Ms. Firsching provided an overview of the Symposium. Students Laurel Champagne, Emily Thompson, Neena Perdue, Tanner Scott, Hunter Cochran, and Ryan McKinney each provided an overview of their experience. Discussion ensued regarding a mentoring program the students would like to implement, the top two or three reasons people would migrate, global and local responses, future topics, next year's symposium in China, opportunities to study abroad, and what the other groups learned from Academy students. 4. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ON THE REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. No additional discussion. S. REPORTS a. Report regarding STAAR Testing Processes — Spring 2016. Discussion ensued regarding the impact, percentages to Region 11, and passing rate for 5th and 8th grades. b. Report regarding the Year End Review Report for Fiscal Year 15-16 and a preview of Fiscal Year 16-17. 6. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Presentation and discussion regarding the College Readiness Assessment Continuum. Mrs. Furnish and Dr. Bryson provided presentation and overview to create a robust testing profile to prepare students for high stake testing. Discussion ensued regarding testing strategies taught at other schools, any disconnect regarding our students and test scores, tracking student's testing scores, college success based on testing scores, and Naviance — a platform that assesses college and career readiness. BOT Minutes 06/06/16 Page 2 of 4 7. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Track and evaluate PSAT scores. Begin using private school data we may receive as comparison for benchmarking. Research and report on ACT and SAT scores regarding college success. S. ADJOURNMENT Trustee Langdon adjourned the work session at 6:11 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER Trustee Langdon called the regular session to order at 6:11 p.m. 2. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST Assistant to the Superintendent DeGan provided an overview of the upcoming events. 3. CITIZEN COMMENTS No one addressed the Board. 4. CONSENT AGENDA a. Consider approval of the minutes from the May 9, 2016, meeting. MOTION: Trustee Belvedere made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Stoltenberg seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. S. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS No future agenda items. BOT Minutes 06/06/16 Page 3 of 4 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, Trustee Langdon for a motion to adjourn the meeting. MOTION: Trustee Rennhack made a motion to adjourn the regular session. Trustee Barrett seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. Trustee Langdon adjourned the regular session at 6:14 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON AUGUST 10, 2016. ATTEST: f Carol Langd' ,Trustee LLLVF((A-` Lod KeN Edwaf , Board Secretary BOT Minutes 06/06/16 Page 4 of 4