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10-02-18 BOT Min WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING October 2, 2018 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Alesa Belvedere, Carol Langdon, and Rick Rennhack. Michael Barrett arrived at 5:18 p.m. Others: Incoming Trustee - Greg Goble ABSENT: OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Dr. Mechelle Bryson, PYP Assistant Principal Beckie Paquin, College Counselor Carl Tippen, Director of Communications Ginger Awtry, and Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services Todd Wood. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:08 p.m. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE President Wheat led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. President Wheat welcomed incoming Trustee Greg Goble. i BOT Minutes 10/02/18 Page 1 of 3 3. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION BY WESTLAKE ACADEMY STUDENT BELLA WHITE REGARDING AN ADDITIONAL OPTION FOR THE TRAFFIC FLOW AT WESTLAKE ACADEMY. Miss Bella White provided a presentation and overview of an additional option for the flow of traffic. Discussion ensued regarding staff's opinions, variations of Traffic Engineer's studies, DP students with siblings, drop-off traffic flow, and staggering release times. 4. RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS. Mr. Tippen provided the testing and finalist statistics. Mr. Tippen then introduced the following: National Merit Semi-Finalists: Trevor Adkins and Samuel Jung National Merit Commended Scholars: Nicholas Bellinger, Sahejbir Bhatia, Sophia Carino, Connor Kraska, Anishka Peter, and Alisha Somani National Hispanic Scholar: Nick Robinson S. REPORTS a. Report regarding the school year theme and focus for 2018-2019. b. Report regarding the House of Shine and college readiness support. c. Report regarding Faculty Turnover, student/teacher ratios for the 2017-2018 school year, including comparisons with surrounding districts and IB charter schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Discussion ensued regarding the House of Shine and Faculty Turnover reports. 6. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Presentation and discussion regarding the 2018-2019 School Census (Enrollment Numbers). Dr. Bryson and Mrs. Bumgarner provided an overview of the Census. Discussion ensued regarding attrition, student percentages of primary and secondary boundaries, sibling wait list, an additional report by neighborhood, grandparent percentages, percentage of employees entering their student in the lottery, and the target number retaining Juniors into their Senior year. BOT Minutes 10/02/18 Page 2 of 3 7. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION - Providing an additional report by neighborhood, grandparent percentages, and percentage of employees entering their student in the lottery. - Including Miss White in additional conversations with the Traffic Engineer regarding the dismissal traffic flow. 8. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 6:35 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON NOVEMBER 5, 2018. ATTEST: L ura Wheat, President Kelly Edwa ds, Board Secretary I BOT Minutes 10/02/18 Page 3of3