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02-06-17 BOT Min WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING February 6, 2017 PRESENT: Trustees: Carol Langdon, Alesa Belvedere, and Wayne Stoltenberg. ABSENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees Michael Barrett and Rick Rennhack, OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, MYP Principal Dr. Andra Barton, PYP Principal Rod Harding, DP Principal/Coordinator Stacy StoyanofF, Student Services Administrator Jennifer Furnish, College Counselor Carl Tippen, Director of Communications Ginger Awtry, and Communications Manager Jon Sasser. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER Trustee Langdon called the work session to order at 5:07 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Trustee Langdon led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. G I BOT Minutes 02/06/17 Page 1 of 4 3. RECOGNITION OF THE SPELLING BEE WINNERS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS FROM ARGENTINA. Mr. Harding introduced Spelling Bee champions Grade 5 Madeline Sullivan, runner up Grade 8 Ella Harmon. Both students then shared their experiences with the board. Dr. Bryson stated that the students from Argentina could not attend this evening. 4. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Presentation and discussion revisiting graduation endorsements offered at Westlake Academy under the State of Texas House Bill 5 (HB5) Foundation High School Program. Dr. Bryson provided an overview of the item. Mr. Stoyanoff and Mr. Tippen provided a presentation regarding the endorsement. Discussion ensued regarding Career/Technical Educations (CTE) pipelines, taking Physics at an alternate location or online, the need for additional resources to implement Business & Industry and Health Sciences tracts, and feedback from colleges perspective. G b. Presentation and discussion of Special Education Policy Amendments. Mrs. Furnish provided an overview of the updated policies. Discussion ensued regarding the policies legal review, Pre-Kindergartner program, and continuing services for students from their previous ISDs. S. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ON THE REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. Discussion ensued regarding the additional days added back to the calendar extending the Winter Break for students. 6. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Prepare an amendment to the Graduation policy as discussed. 7. ADJOURNMENT ti t Trustee Langdon adjourned the work session at 5:40 p.m. BOT Minutes 02/06/17 Page 2 of 4 Regular Session E 1. CALL TO ORDER Trustee Langdon called the regular session to order at 6:03 p.m. 2. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST Ms. Awtry provided an overview of the upcoming events and NFL luncheon. 3. CITIZEN COMMENTS No one addressed the Board. 4. CONSENT AGENDA a. Consider approval of the minutes from the January 9, 2017, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 17-03, Amending the Special Education policies (SPED) in the Board of Trustees Manual. c. Consider approval of Resolution 17-04, Amending the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar. 4 MOTION: Trustee Belvedere made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Stoltenberg seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 3-0. S. FUTURE AGENDA ITEM No future agenda items. i BOT Minutes 02/06/17 Page 3of4 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, Trustee Langdon asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. MOTION: Trustee Stoltenberg made a motion to adjourn the regular session. Trustee Belvedere seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 3-0. Trustee Langdon adjourned the regular session at 6:06 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON MARCH 6, 2017. ATTEST: ` Carol Langdon, Trustee Kelly)Edwar63, Board Secretary f BOT Minutes 02/06/17 Page 4 of 4