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04-14-14 BOT MinWESTLAKE ACADEMY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING April 14, 2014 PRESENT: President Laura Wheat, Trustees: Carol Langdon, Rick Rennhack and Wayne Stoltenberg. ABSENT: Michael Barrett and Clif Cox OTHERS SE T: Superintendent Tom Brymer, Board Secretary Kelly Edwards, Executive Principal & Director of Education Dr. Mechelle Bryson, School Attorney Janet Bubert, Primary Principal Rod Harding, Administrative Coordinator Ben Nibarger, Director of Communications & Community Affairs Director Ginger Awtry, and Communications Specialist Susan McFarland. • President Wheat called the work session to order at 5:02 p.m. President Wheat led the pledge of allegiance to the United States and Texas flags. REVIEW OF •NSENT AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE APRIL 14,2014, REGULAR MEETING AGENDA. BOT Minutes 04/14/14 Page 1 of 4 ENERBAZOIAM a. Report of the Quarterly Financial "Dashboard" report for the quarter ended February 28, 2014. Discussion ensued regarding a budget amendment, the Administration, ARD and Legal expenses. President Wheat stated that the Board would convene a closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.071 to consult with its attorney and receive advice regarding legal obligations related to the implementation of HB5 at 5:55 p.m. No action will be taken during the closed session. President Wheat reconvened the work session at 6:16 p.m. a. Presentation and Discussion of IBO PYP Self -study Oral Report (5 year evaluation). Principal Harding provided an overview of the Oral Report. Discussion ensued regarding the units of inquiry that are selected for review, student goals, continued self -assessments, the difference of the audits of the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. b. Presentation and Discussion of the Language B Recommendations for the 2014/2015 School Year. President Wheat moved to discuss item b as the first item of the discussion items. Dr. Bryson and Ms. Kirsty Wilkinson provided an overview and presentation. Discussion ensued regarding the proposed phasing recommendation, assessments, Ab Initio phase, Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) testing. c. Presentation and Discussion of the HB5 Update and Proposed High School Foundation Program with Endorsements for Westlake Academy. Dr. Bryson provided a presentation and overview of the components of House Bill 5 and a proposed graduation plan. BOT Minutes 04/14/14 Page 2 of 4 Discussion ensued regarding the requirements to receive a Westlake Academy diploma, foundation and endorsement plans as proposed, how endorsements will be reviewed by out of state colleges, and plans selected by 8th grade students. The Board asked Staff to revise the attachment to Resolution 14-04, approving endorsement for multidisciplinary diploma. d. Presentation and Discussion of Options for Approval of Speech Credit by Examination as a Result of the Implementation of HB5 Graduation Requirements. Dr. Bryson provided a presentation and overview of the item. e. Update and discussion regarding Westlake Academy Phase I expansion project and enrollment projections. Standing Item No additional discussion. i • .9120111,41*140010 Present results from the Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) testing. • President Wheat adjourned the work session at 7:20 p.m. • sir President Wheat called the regular session to order at 7:21 p.m. The Board presented Mr. Rennhack with a cake for all to celebrate his birthday. BOT Minutes 04/14/14 Page 3 of 4 rcAW01011144 i a. Consider approval of the minutes from the March 3, 2014, meeting. b. Consider approval of Resolution 14-04, Adopting Westlake Academy's High School Foundation Program with Proposed Endorsements pursuant to H65. c. Consider approval of Resolution 14-5, Approval of Speech Credit by Examination as a Result of the Implementation of H135 Graduation Requirements. MOTION: Trustee Stoltenberg made a motion to approve the consent agenda amending item b offering only the multidisciplinary diploma endorsement. Trustee Langdon seconded the motion. The motion carried by a vote of 3-0. Superintendent Brymer announced the Teacher of the Year Award will be April 28, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., in the Dining Hall. 06 - I , i Trustee Rennhack 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 7:29 p.m. ATTEST: KeO Edwa@i, Board Secretary V -z L X't-" Laura Wheat, President BOT Minutes 04/14/14 Page 4 of 4