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04-09-18 BOT Min WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING April 9, 2018 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Alesa Belvedere, Carol Langdon, and Wayne Stoltenberg. ABSENT: Michael Barrett and Rick Rennhack OTHERS PRESENT: Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Executive Director Dr. Mechelle Bryson, PYP Principal Rod Harding, PYP Assistant Principal Beckie Paquin, Secondary Principal Stacy Stoyanoff, Director of Finance Debbie Piper, Finance Clerk Marlene Rutledge, and Communications Manager Jon Sasser. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:19 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE President Wheat led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. 3. REVIEW OF CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ON THE REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. No additional discussion i BOT Minutes 04/09/18 Page 1 of 3 4. REPORTS a. Report of the Quarterly Financial "Dashboard" information for the quarter ended February 28, 2018. Discussion ensued regarding the number of operating days. S. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Presentation and discussion on the IB philosophy of second language acquisition and the sequence of Language B courses in both the primary and secondary programs. Dr. Bryson, Mr. Stoyanoff, and Mr. Harding provided a presentation and overview of the item. Discussion ensued regarding APPL testing in Grades 5 and 6, Language teachers, time spent in the target language, Ab Initio Spanish, pathways, Spanish immersion options, and Grade 6 and 9 grammar instruction. b. Presentation and Discussion on the Policy Analysis and Recommendations Related to Upper PYP Math Instruction revisited. Dr. Bryson provided an overview of the item. Discussion ensued regarding additional staff, impact to other grades, creating academic pages on the website, and adding information to the FAQ regarding tracking. 6. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Website and Simply Westlake article regarding Upper PYP Math instruction. 7. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 6:10 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular session to order at 6:10 p.m. BOT Minutes 04/09/18 Page 2 of 3 2. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST Mr. Sasser 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 February 5, 2018, meeting. MOTION: Trustee Langdon made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Belvedere seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 3-0. S. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS No future agenda items. 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. MOTION: Trustee Stoltenberg made a motion to adjourn the regular session. Trustee Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 3-0. President Wheat adjourned the regular session at 6:17 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON JUNE 4, 2018. ATTEST: Laura Wheat, President Kelly Edward ,-Board Secretary BOT Minutes 04/09/18 Page 3of3