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12-05-16 BOT Min WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING December 5, 2016 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Carol Langdon, Rick Rennhack, and Alesa Belvedere. Wayne Stoltenberg arrived at 5:12 p.m. ABSENT: Michael Barrett OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, MYP Principal Dr. Andra Barton, PYP Principal Rod Harding, Student Services Administrator Jennifer Furnish, College Counselor Carl Tippen, DP Principal/Coordinator Stacy Stoyanoff, Assistant Principal &Athletic Director Alan Burt, Director of Finance Debbie Piper, Director of Human Resources & Administrative Services Todd Wood, Director of Communications Ginger Awtry, and Director of Facilities and Parks & Recreation Troy Meyer, and Chief Richard Whitten. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:28 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE President Wheat led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. 3. RECOGNIZE AND HONOR FALL ATHLETES MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY AND WOMAN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAMS. 3 Mr. Burt recognized the Men's and Women's Cross Country and Women`s Volleyball Teams: BOT Minutes 12/05/16 Page 1 of 4 Cross Country Coach Mrs. Cawthra provided an overview of the team's accomplishments and training schedule. Students included: Cooper Cawthra, Sam Febres, Robby Fitzgerald, Justin McClelland, Connor Kraska, Landry Griffin, Nate Lindberg, AJ Kozman, Bella White, Cassidy Kraska, Bianca Romero, Emmaday Ormond, and Amareesa Robinson. Volleyball Coach Mr. Beaudry provided an overview of the team's accomplishments and training schedule. Students included: Emma Hansen, Rachel Archangel, Bobbi Crim, Sophia Carino, Danie Wood, Macy Orman, Neena Purdue, Katharina Mitchell, Jamie Goble, Madison Goble, Emily Thompson, Olivia Withers and Brynn Jones. 4. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION REGARDING THE EXCHANGE STUDENTS FROM COSTA RICA. Mrs. Maru Busico-Flight and Mrs. Furnish provided an overview of the program. Discussion ensued regarding the arrival of students from Costa Rica - Ana Barbara Marchena and Mileidy Esponoza's, who are staying with the Stoltenberg's and Fitzgerald's families, experiences and plans, and the student selection process. t S. STUDENT PRESENTATION REGARDING THE EAST COAST COLLEGE TOUR. Mr. Tippen provided an overview of the tour. The group visited Boston College, Boston University, Tufts University, Harvard University, Brown University, Yale University, Columbia University, and New York University. While in Boston the group toured Paul Revere's home, the Old North Church, went on a Ghost Tour, visited Quincy Market& Faneuil Hall, and the Boston Commons. While in New York, the group went to Rockefeller Center, Chinatown, Little Italy, Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, saw the Broadway show Matilda, took the Staten Island Ferry, saw the 911 Memorial and Central Park. Student Robert Fitzgerald stated he enjoyed the tour and it provided insight when selecting a college. 6. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ON THE REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. No additional discussion. 7. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION No additional direction provided. BOT Minutes 12/05/16 Page 2 of 4 8. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 5:56 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular session to order at 6:08 p.m. 2. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST: Ms. Awtry provided an overview of upcoming events. 3. CITIZEN COMMENTS: No one addressed the Board. 4. CONSENT AGENDA: a. Consider approval of the minutes from the November 7, 2016, meeting. MOTION: Trustee Belvedere made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4-0. S. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: Rennhack— Discuss and define collaboration partner school qualifications. Trustee Rennhack would like to discuss the qualifications and parameters determining the partner schools. Trustee Stoltenberg and Langdon made a motion to discuss the item at a future meeting. 1 BOT Minutes 12/05/16 Page 3 of 4 i 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 Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4-0. President Wheat adjourned the regular session at 6:11 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON JANUARY 9, 2017. ATTEST: l La ra Wheat, President Kell} EdwaMs, Board Secretary BOT Minutes 12/05/16 Page 4 of 4