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04-01-19 BOT Min � �oF wEST1,_�s t E F+CA r WESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING April 1, 2019 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Alesa Belvedere, Greg Goble, and Carol Langdon. Rick Rennhack arrived at 5:05 p.m. and Michael Barrett arrived at 5:08 p.m. ABSENT: OTHERS PRESENT: Superintendent Amanda DeGan, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Dr. Mechelle Bryson, PYP Principal Rod Harding, PYP Assistant Principal Beckie Paquin, Secondary Principal Stacy Stoyanoff, Secondary Assistant Principal Jennifer Furnish, Assistant Town Manager Jarrod Greenwood, Director of Communications Ginger Awtry, and Communications Manager Jon Sasser. Work Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:02 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. BOT Minutes 04/01/19 Page 1 of 4 4. REPORTS a. Report of the Quarterly Financial "Dashboard" information for the quarter ended February 28, 2019. 5. DISCUSSION ITEMS a. Presentation and discussion regarding Health Challenge form Group 4 for DP Science. Ms. Hahn and students presented an overview and video of the challenge. Students Jax Hernandez and Sofia Carino, provided an overview of their involvement and experiences. Discussion ensued regarding challenges proving participants nutrition guidance and mental health information. b. Presentation and discussion regarding the upcoming implementation of new International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) Mathematics courses and their subsequent impact on secondary Mathematics courses and sequencing. Mr. Stoyanoff and Dr. Bryson provided a presentation and overview of the item. Discussion ensued regarding Math pathways, comparing syllabi, how colleges will recognize the curriculum, timing of changes, and possibilities reallocating staff. c. Presentation and discussion regarding the Texas Charter School Association (TCSA) Lobby Day. Dr. Bryson, Mr. Stoyanoff, and Mr. Harding provided an overview of the item. Discussion ensued regarding equity funding, talking points with our legislator's, comparisons of the State M&O, sharing information with the community, House Bill 43, and the cost of educating a student. d. Presentation and discussion regarding the Student Shoulder to Shoulder. Mrs. Maru Busico-Flight, Ms. Firshing, and Ms. Titus provided a presentation and overview of the item. Discussion ensued regarding French immersion opportunities, Sister Cites Youth Travel, Student Leadership Symposium, the cost increase of the trips, and eliminating our consortium. BOT Minutes 04/01/19 Page 2 of 4 6. BOARD RECAP / STAFF DIRECTION Continuing to update the Board regarding House Bill 43. 7. ADJOURNMENT President Wheat adjourned the work session at 6:50 p.m. Regular Session 1. CALL TO ORDER President Wheat called the regular session to order at 6:50 p.m. 2. ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST: Superintendent DeGan and Dr. Bryson provided an overview of the Stantec focus sessions with stakeholders. Additional information regarding an overview of the focus sessions will be provided to the Board at the meeting in May. Director Awtry provided an overview of the upcoming events. Mr. Stoyanoff and Mrs. Furnish announced the Top 10% students: Hunter Barnard, Sahejbir Bhatia, Samuel Jung, Connor Kraska, Macy Orman, and Alisha Somani. 3. CITIZEN COMMENTS: No one addressed the Board. 4. CONSENT AGENDA: a. Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting on February 4, 2019. MOTION: Trustee Langdon made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Trustee Barrett seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS: No future agenda items. BOT Minutes 04/01/19 Page 3 of 4 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business before the Board, President Wheat asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. MOTION: Trustee Rennhack made a motion to adjourn the regular session. Trustee Belvedere seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 5-0. President Wheat adjourned the regular session at 7:00 p.m. APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON MAY 6, 2019. ATTEST: �,y� Laura Wheat, President ��OJJt1 '/ Kell EdwaNs, Board Secretary BOT Minutes 04/01/19 Page 4 of 4