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UPDATE: Board of Education District and Community Relations Committee Meeting - Jan 31, 2012

NOTE: This agenda has been revised.

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 5:00 PM
Where: DeLayo-Martin Community 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: 01/28/2012, 9:19 AM
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District and Community Relations Committee Meeting

 

AGENDA

REVISED

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

5:00 PM

DeLayo-Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I.

Call to Order

 

A.

Roll Call

 

B.

Adoption of the January 31, 2012, Agenda and the Approval of the August 23, 2011, November 22, 2011, and December 13, 2011, District and Community Relations Committee meeting minutes. (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SuperSAC) Report (Discussion)
Presenter: Joseph Escobedo, Chief of Staff

 

III.

Consideration for Approval of the Reauthorization of El Camino Real Academy Charter School for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 School Years (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Diego Gallegos, Assistant Superintendent, Mark Tolley, Director Charter/Magnet Schools

 

IV.

Public Forum

 

V.

Legislative  updates (Discussion)    
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, APS policy analyst, Joseph Escobedo, Chief of Staff

 

VI.

Next District and Community Relations Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 5:00p.m., in the Delayo Martin Community Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex.

 

VII.

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, January 31, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the DeLayo Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE.
I. Call to Order
A. Roll Call
Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Marty Esquivel, David Robbins, David Peercy
Absent: Paula Maes
B. Adoption of the January 31, 2012, Agenda and the Approval of the August 23, 2011, November 22, 2011, and December 13, 2011, District and Community Relations Committee meeting minutes (Discussion/Action)
Kathy Korte motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes. David Robbins seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the January 31, 2012, agenda and approved the August 23, 2011, November 22, 2011, and December 13, 2011, District and Community Relations Committee meeting minutes.
II. Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SuperSAC) Report (Discussion)
Representative SuperSAC students shared the comments of their fellow students regarding the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) A-F grading of schools, meeting with the APS business advisory committee, preparation for the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) testing, and the upcoming trip to Santa Fe to talk with legislators and public officials.
Board members asked the following: Why should students have to take a semester-long course if they can take a one-day lecture and pass the SBA test? Why are students tested on SBA material that is not covered until the next grade? How can cramming for testing teach students how to learn?
Did students get a response on the previous letter to the NMPED? Why are students testing so soon after returning from Spring Break and two months prior to end of curriculum instruction? How can we support teachers with less funding? How can we support students who need remedial assistance?
III. Consideration for Approval of the Reauthorization of El Camino Real Academy Charter School for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 School Years (Discussion/Action)
Diego Gallegos, assistant superintendent, and Mark Tolley, director of Charter/Magnet Schools, reviewed the reauthorization plan and requested approval of the reauthorization of El Camino Real Academy Charter School for the 2012-13 school year with regular progress reports to the APS Board of Education. They explained that the school staff created a plan to communicate with families, which led to school improvements such as Saturday school and detention to hold students responsible, study buddy for English Language Learner (ELL) students, and emphasizing the importance of the governance council communicating regularly and effectively with the school community.
Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item: Request for community to participate in the public forum portion of this meeting Invitation to visit the school Meetings with the health department, business manager and maintenance Reasonable goal setting for achievement Growth expectations for the upcoming school year Impact of funding changes Availability of endorsed bilingual teachers Concern for the issue of transportation for parent outreach Concern for the level of mobility and accurate achievement tracking Concern for preparing high school students for graduation Education of the governance council, especially regarding budget areas Importance of parents endorsing reprimand efforts in response to students arriving late to class Saturday school administration
David Peercy motioned for approval of the reauthorization for the 2012-2013 school year. Analee Maestas seconded the motion. Board members
approved the reauthorization of El Camino Real Academy Charter School for the 2012-13 school year.
IV. Public Forum
There were no participants in the public forum.
V. Legislative Update (Discussion)
Carrie Robin Menapace, APS policy analyst, and Joseph Escobedo, chief of staff, reviewed the 2012 Legislative Session, specifically legislation tracked due to potential impact on the district.
Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item: Coordination of reforms and conditions for the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver if the A-F grading is exchanged for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), especially tracking the achievement gap Common Core Curriculum implementation Concern that communities are not being informed accurately and timely by NMPED Concern with the funding that is being made available to NMPED to disburse, which should be distributed at the district level Concern for lack of funding for fixed costs
VI. Next District and Community Relations Committee Meeting
Chairman Garcia announced that the next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the Delayo Martin Community Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex.
VII. Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

 

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