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01-08-18 BOT Min 3 �Y r WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING January 8, 2018 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Michael Barrett, Alesa Belvedere, Carol Langdon, Rick Rennhack, and Wayne Stoltenberg. ABSENT: Rick Rennhack OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Dr. Mechelle Bryson, PYP Principal Rod Harding, PYP Assistant Principal Beckie Paquin, Secondary Principal Stacy Stoyanoff, Secondary Asst. Principal Jennifer Furnish, College Counselor Carl Tippen, Registrar Ange Bumgarner, Director of Finance Debbie Piper, Finance Clerk Marlene Rutledge, Director of Information Technology Jason Power, Network Administrator Duston McCready, Director of Facilities & Parks Troy Meyer, Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services Todd Wood, Director of Communications Ginger Awtry, and Communications Manager]on Sasser. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:07 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE President Wheat led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. BOT Minutes 01/08/18 Page 1 of 4 3. RECOGNIZE THE WESTLAKE ACADEMY NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS. No additional discussion. 4. REPORTS a. Quarterly Financial "Dashboard" report for the quarter ended November 30, 2017. b. Report on Extra-curricular Activities. S. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Presentation and discussion regarding the release of the new National Student Clearinghouse data on Westlake Academy graduates. This data will reflect the current enrollment, retention, and graduation status of all Westlake Academy alumni. Dr. Bryson, Mr. Tipper, Mrs. Bumgarner, and Mr. Stoyanoff provided a presentation and overview of the data. Discussion ensued regarding the number of students graduating, those graduating in six (6) years, those pursuing Masters programs, military academies not reporting data, students transferring colleges, House of Shine numbers, items that college counselors use to compare the academy with other schools, and recommendations to improve testing scores. 6. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Update from the House of Shine. 7. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 5:52 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular session to order at 6:02 p.m. BOT Minutes 01/08/18 Page 2 of 4 — 2. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST Ms. Awtry provided an overview of the upcoming events. 3. CITIZEN COMMENTS No one addressed the Board. 4. CONSENTAGENDA a. Consider approval of the minutes from the December 4, 2017, meeting. MOTION: Trustee Belvedere made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Barrett seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4-0. S. PUBLIC HEARING AND DISCUSSION PUBLIC HEARING AND DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT 2017 THAT INCLUDES THE TAPR, DISTRICT ACCREDITATION STATUS, CAMPUS PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES, _ INFORMATION ON VIOLENT OR CRIMINAL INCIDENTS, AND INFORMATION ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S GRADUATES IN THEIR FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE, AS REPORTED BY THE TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD (THECB). Dr. Bryson provided a presentation and overview of reports. Discussion ensued regarding the Top 25 Percent Student Progress category, reviewing strategies to support writing, grammar usage, and adding data comparisons to other ISDs. President Wheat opened the public hearing. No one addressed the Board. President Wheat closed the public hearing. 6. PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS CHARTER FIRST 2017 RATING BASED ON SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016 DATA AND ANNUAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REPORT. Mrs. Piper provided a presentation and an overview of the appeal process regarding the lease for iPads. BOT Minutes 01/08/18 Page 3 of 4 Discussion ensued regarding shortage of operating days, funds provided by the building community and how it is not shown in the report, and debt service. President Wheat opened the public hearing. No one addressed the Board. President Wheat closed the public hearing. 7. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS No future agenda items. 8. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. MOTION: Trustee Langdon made a motion to adjourn the regular session. Trustee Barrett seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 4-0. President Wheat adjourned the regular session at 6:37 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON FEBRUARY 5, 2018. ATTEST: t a� J Laura Wheat, President Kell Ed s, Board Secretary BOT Minutes 01/08/18 Page 4 of 4