Town Council Role in Operating and Governing Westlake Academy
The Town Council serves as the governing body for all departments of the Town of Westlake, including Westlake Academy. For more detail click here. Thus, the Town Council is responsible for all matters that the TEA Code requires to be handled by a school board.
As it relates to Westlake Academy, Council Members approve the academic budget and sets school policies, and are accountable for the academic success of the students. Our governance structure is unlike any other charter school in Texas. As we are the only charter school in the state to be managed and operated by a municipality, the Academy’s governance structure is unlike any public charter school in the state of Texas.
Westlake voters adopted the Council-Manager Form of Government in 1999. Under this form of government, the Town Council is responsible for hiring the Town Manager who is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the organization of the Town of Westlake. The Town Manager directly supervises all Departmental Directors of the Town, including the Executive Director of Westlake Academy.