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UPDATE: Board of Education District and Community Relations Committee Meeting - Dec 13, 2011

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 6:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
Meeting Posted On: 11/21/2011, 8:51 AM
Agenda Posted On: 12/09/2011, 1:44 PM
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District and Community Relations Committee Meeting

AGENDA

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

6:00 PM

John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I.

Call to Order

 

A.

Roll Call

 

B.

Adoption of the December 13, 2011, Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

District and Community Relations Chair Lorenzo Garcia Welcome/Introductions

 

III.

Superintendent Winston Brooks Welcome/Introductions

 

IV.

Presentation on the Trial Urban District Assessment (Discussion)
Presenter: Winston Brooks, Superintendent

 

V.

Presentation on Budget Outlook for FY13 (Discussion)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer

 

VI.

Legislative Agenda (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst

 

VII.

Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SuperSac) (Discussion) 
Presenter: Winston Brooks, Superintendent

 

VIII.

Round Robin Discussion/Questions

 

IX.

Closing from Chair Lorenzo Garcia

 

X.

Next District and Community Relations Committee Meeting

 

A.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 5:00p.m., in the Delayo Martin Community Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex

 

XI.

Adjournment

 

 

Minutes of District and Community Relations Committee Meeting
The Board of Education
Albuquerque Public Schools
A District and Community Relations Committee Meeting of the Board of education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Tuesday, December 13, 2011, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE.
I.
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 6:12 p.m.
A.
Roll Call:
Present: Martin R. Esquivel, Kathy Korte, Paula Maes(Absent), Dr. Analee N. Maestas, David Peercy, David L Robbins, Lorenzo Garcia(Chair)
B.
Adoption of the December 13, 2011, Agenda (Discussion/Action)
II.
District and Community Relations Chair Lorenzo Garcia Welcome/Introductions
III.
Superintendent Winston Brooks Welcome/Introductions
IV.
Presentation on the Trial Urban District Assessment (Discussion) Presenter: Winston Brooks, superintendent
As a volunteer TUDA district this first year, APS test scores are comparable to big cities. Results show that APS performs comparable to other TUDA districts in fourth grade and better than most TUDA districts in eighth grade. Gaps show that APS faces challenges in educating students of color and students in poverty that are similar to other large cities and the nation. APS out-performed the state in three of the four assessed areas by percentage of students who scored at or above proficient.
V.
Presentation on Budget Outlook for FY13 (Discussion) Presenter: Don Moya, chief financial officer
Carrie Robins Menapace presented the state fiscal projections. The Legislative Finance Committee Consensus Revenue Outlook dated 12/05/11 shows “new money” for FY13 relative to FY12. In addition to fixed cost increases, the operational budget is also under pressure from having to subsidize other funds that have also been reduced in recent years. APS has had a drop of 1,000 students. In an environment where fixed costs increase by $15M and student enrollment decreases by 1,000, “flat” revenue means APS will be faced with a $19M budget shortfall challenge in FY13.
VI.
Legislative Agenda (Discussion) Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst
Legislative items that would potentially impact APS were discussed, including : Sufficient Funding for New Mexico’s Public Schools State Funded, Locally Driven Reform Initiatives Amend the Charter Schools Act Recognize APS Police Department as an Independent Police Department
VII.
Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SuperSac) (Discussion) Presenter: Winston Brooks, superintendent, Jenna Hagengruber, Eldorado High School and Manuel Marquez, Early College Academy
The students presented the high school A-F grading matrix assignment of points in categories exercise and reported that attendance had the highest rating. The students mentioned sending a letter to the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) to voice their concerns with the A-F school grading matrix and suggested a statewide SuperSAC to NMPED and the governor. The students had not received a response, however they will be persistent in following up.
VIII.
Round Robin Discussion/Questions
The following issues were discussed: Board Member Dr. Analee Maestas stated that the APS Board also wrote a letter to NMPED regarding grading, but also had not received a response. Senator Dede Feldman said there was a huge disparity between state vs. school system and students. Representative Rick Miera requested a meeting with Super Sac students regarding grading and the letter to NMPED. He said the letter will not fall on deaf ears. Representative Jimmie Hall supported an option for the School for the Blind and Deaf to have their own state bond. Senator Cisco McSorley expressed concern for the emphasis of standardized tests without considering dropout statistics. Information about the cost of 4th year of science State is driven by small district’s funding. Request for the APS Board to take an active role in having student exchange in senior year instead of junior year. No Child Left Behind forced the achievement gap percentage. Spending is proportional to teacher quota, but more funding should go to classroom. Senator Mark Boitano stated that people are moving from APS to Rio Rancho. Training for officers should emphasize dealing with young people (students). Gratitude was expressed for the Super SAC polo shirts sponsored by Jason’s Deli.
IX.
Closing from Chair Lorenzo Garcia
X.
Next District and Community Relations Committee Meeting
A.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 5:00p.m., in the Delayo Martin Community Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex
XI.
Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

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