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12-02-13 BOT MinWESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING December 2, 2013 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Michael Barrett, Rick Rennhack and Wayne Stoltenberg. ABSENT: Clif Cox and Carol Langdon OTHERS ESE T: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Assistant to the Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Primary Principal Rod Harding, Secondary Principal Clint Calzini, Administrative Coordinator Ben Nibarger and Director of Curriculum & Instruction Andra Barton and Communications & Community Affairs Director Ginger Awtry. Workshop Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:24 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 FOR THE DECEMBER 2, 2013, TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. Town Secretary Edwards revised the members in attendance on the November 14, 2013, meeting minutes. BOT Minutes 12/02/13 Page 1 of 4 Cly:��Zi7:71� a. Update on the progress of the Language "B" Program. a. Update and discussion regarding Westlake Academy Phase I expansion project and enrollment projections. Standing1tem No additional discussion. b. Discussion of a Report Concerning the 2013-14 Blacksmith Campaign and other Planned Fund Raising Activities. President Karen Stoltenberg and Executive Director Shelly Myers provided presentation and overview of the Foundation's Year in Review and Financial Goals for the school year 2013-2014. Discussion ensued regarding the Blacksmith Fund totals and participation. c. Discussion of K -G12 Mathematics Curriculum Improvement Strategies. Superintendent Brymer provided a presentation and overview of the item. Director of Curriculum Barton, Principal Harding and Principal Calzini provided additional information regarding Mathematics. Discussion ensued regarding Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) testing, scope and sequence alignment, Algebra I, benchmarking, the implementation of a shared curriculum management system, hiring an additional teacher for Grade 7 and Grade 8 to assist with the Mathematics compacting and how to maximize students potential by offering different opportunities to succeed. d. Discussion of alternative Secondary schedules. Principal Calzini provided an overview of the item. Discussion ensued regarding teaching Math and Language on a daily basis, a traditional schedule, modified schedule, and best the time to implement any changes. BOT Minutes 12/02/13 Page 2 of 4 e. Discussion of Board Policy 2.09 Regarding Board Input into the Process Utilized for the Selection of Section Head Positions. Superintendent Brymer provided an overview of the process used by the Executive Recruiter for the Director of Education position. Discussion ensued regarding the interview process, the Boards involvement, Council - Manager form of Government and congruency with the Academy policy. 7. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 7;35 p.m. 1. CALLTORDER President Wheat called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. PRESENTATIONS2. CITIZENS' 1• RECOGNITIO1 No one addressed the Board. a. Consider approval of the minutes from the November 14, 2013, meeting. MOTION: Trustee Stoltenberg made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Barrett seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 3-0. 4. BOARD CALENDAR Primary Years Programme accreditation process March 6-7, 2014. BOT Minutes 12/02/13 Page 3 of 4 C �_1�7�Islil:i0lZ1A0 Trustee Rennhack made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Trustee Stoltenberg seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 3-0. President Wheat adjourned the meeting at 7:43 p.m. ATTEST: LaLfra Wheat, President Kelly Ldward4rboard Secretary BOT Minutes 12/02/13 Page 4 of 4