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Board of Education Meeting - Feb 1, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
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Board of Education Meeting

 

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

5:00 PM

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

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I.

Call to Order

 

A.

Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the February 1, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the January 18, 2012, Board of Education Minutes and the January 23, 2012, Special Board Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebrating Student Success

 

I.

La Cueva Bears Girls Swim Team and the Eldorado Eagles Boys Swim Team for winning the 2011-2012 Metro Swimming and Diving Championships

 

II.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Council APS district essay winners Alexander J. Thomas and Shenille Wilson, Albuquerque High School; Crystal Quintana, Atrisco Heritage Academy; Caress Simpson, Cibola; Evan Bleakly, Ujwal Chadha, Shantel Cross and Somi Phaybouth, Del Norte; Amber Shaylene Chavez, Early College Academy; Shannon Archuleta, Eldorado; Duc Nguyen and Katelynn R. Raney, Highland; LeSean Amos and Shuqi Xiao, La Cueva; Abby Luu, Manzano; Jessica Stoddard, Sandia; Esperanza Coca, Rio Grande;  and Devont’e Kurt Watson, Volcano Vista

 

B.

Celebrating Community Partnerships

 

I.

Bank of Albuquerque and Lovelace Health System for their continued support and commitment to Albuquerque Public Schools

 

C.

Celebrating Staff Success

 

I.

Rose-Ann McKernan, APS Executive Director Instruction and Accountability, for receiving the 2011-2012 Council of the Great City Schools/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Research and Assessment Leadership Award

 

II.

Cheryl “Cheri” R. Brubaker, certified family nurse practitioner, APS Nursing Services, for the 2012 Nurse Practitioner Advocate State Award for Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

 

III.

Manzano High School staff Wes Mead, Richard Espinosa, and Vanessa Whitaker, security team; Therese Carroll, principal; Helen Cortez, activities director; and Tony Carrillo, assistant principal for meritorious effort ensuring the safety and success of the New Mexico National Guard Yellow Ribbon ceremony

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Presentation of 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer

 

B.

Academic Plan Quarterly Report (Discussion)
Presenter: Link Sink, Chief Academic Officer and RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability

 

C.

Review of Standard Based Assessment Testing Schedule (Discussion)
Presenter: Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education

 

D.

Discussion of the New Mexico School Boards Association's (NMSBA) Board Institute and New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education's (NMABE) Bilingual Educator's Institute (Discussion)
Presenter: Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education

 

VI.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of District and Community Relations Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of the Reauthorization of El Camino Real Academy Charter School for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 School Years

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board meeting will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Regular Board Meeting will be Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.

Adjournment

 









 

Minutes of Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education
Albuquerque Public Schools
A meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, beginning at 5:oo p.m., in the John Mime Community
Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE.
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 5:oo p.m.
A. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence
The Valley High School Air Force cadets provided the color guard presentation.
B. Roll Call
Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel,
Paula Maes, David Robbins, David Peercy
C. Adoption of the February 1, 2012, Board of Education Meeting
Agenda and Approval of the January i8, 2012, Board of Education Minutes
and the January 23, 2012, Special Board Meeting Minutes
(Discussion/Action)
President Maes stated that agenda item Vl.A.I. Approval of the Reauthorization
of El Camino Real Academy Charter School for the 20 12-13 and 20 13-14 School Years
needs to be changed to Approval of the Reauthorization of El Camino Real Academy
Charter School for the 20 12-13 School Year. David Robbins motioned for adoption of
the agenda with the requested change and approval of the minutes. Kathy Korte
seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the February 1, 2012,
Board of Education meeting agenda with recommended change and approved the
January i8, 2012, Board of Education minutes and the January 23, 2012, Special Board
meeting minutes.
II. Recognition of Students, Staff and Community
A. Celebrating Student Success
The La Cueva Bears Girls Swim Team and the Eldorado Eagles Boys Swim
Team were recognized for winning the 20 11-2012 Metro Swimming and Diving
Championships.
Alexander J. Thomas and Shenille Wilson, Albuquerque High School;
Crystal Quintana, Atrisco Heritage Academy; Caress Simpson, Cibola; Evan Bleakly,
Ujwal Chadha, Shantel Cross and Somi Phaybouth, Del Norte; Amber Shaylene Chavez,
Early College Academy; Shannon Archuleta, Eldorado; Duc Nguyen and Katelynn R.
Raney, Highland; LeSean Amos and Shuqi Xiao, La Cueva; Abby Luu, Manzano; Jessica
Stoddard, Sandia; Esperanza Coca, Rio Grande; and Devont’e Kurt Watson, Volcano
Vista were recognized for having their essay chosen for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Multicultural Council APS district essay contest.
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B. Celebrating Community Partnerships
The Bank of Albuquerque and Lovelace Health System were recognized for
their continued support and commitment to Albuquerque Public Schools.
C. Celebrating Staff Success
Rose-Ann McKernan, APS Executive Director Instruction and
Accountability, was recognized for receiving the 2011-2012 Council of the Great City
Schools/Houghton Muffin Harcourt Research and Assessment Leadership Award.
Cheryl “Cheri” R. Bnibaker, certified family nurse practitioner, APS
Nursing Services, was recognized for the 2012 Nurse Practitioner Advocate State Award
for Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Manzano High School staff Wes Mead, Richard Espinosa, and Vanessa
Whitaker, security team; Therese Carroll, principal; Helen Cortez, activities director;
and Tony Carrillo, assistant principal were recognized for meritorious effort ensuring
the safety and success of the New Mexico National Guard Yellow Ribbon ceremony.
III. Public Forum
Topics of public forum included support for accuracy in historical
documentation, concern for response from the board in regards to petition, and
concern for administration disrespect for students and staff who stand up for justice.
W. Matters of Information
A. Superintendent’s Report
Superintendent Brooks reported on the following issues:
• Recognition of board member presentations and participation at the New Mexico
School Boards Association Conference
• Recognition of Kizito Wijenje and Linda Sink for their presentations at the New
Mexico School Boards Association conference
• Recognition of Mr. Garcia’s selection as a member of esteemed leaders from
council districts of the Council of the Great City Schools to provide advice and
guidance on improving education of Hispanic students in our member districts of
the council
• Recognition of David Robbins’s appointment to serve on the New Mexico School
Boards Association’s advisory board to the New Mexico Public Education
Department
• Recognition of Dr. Peercy’s achievement as a Master Board Member at the New
Mexico Schools Boards Association’s Board Institute
• Awareness of the Career Enrichment Center, Early College Academy and
Albuquerque High School resources, such as the planetarium and classes such as
the math/robotics class, Japanese class, cosmetology and apple pie from their
culinary arts students
• SuperSAC trip to Santa Fe, including speaking with Lt. Governor, visiting the
floor of the house, and presentation of student art to Representative Ben Lujan
B. Board Member Comments
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Board Members commented on the following issues:
• Visit to E.G. Ross Elementary School to discuss school grading and ways to make
improvements
• Support for kindergarteners preparing to teach fifth graders how to use IPads
• Gratitude for support from Brad Winter’s office to make progress in construction
• Gratitude for West Mesa High School Band students for helping the Middle
Region Council of Government celebrate the one-millionth passenger on the Rail
Runner
• Support for adults in the community helping students to read
• Support for community members who are passionate about making schools
better
• Support for Chamisa Elementary students raising funds to help others and
inspiring other elementary schools to be generous
• Support for the upcoming underwear and sock drive
• Support for continued communication with the west side coalition regarding the
recent redistricting decision
• Concerns about redistricting and splitting of traditional voting blocks
• Gratitude for participants in the meeting sharing their concerns respectfully
during public fonim
• Concern for impact on ioth grade students taking the Standards Based
Assessment test
• Gratitude for work done by the Charter School Department and El Camino Real
Academy Charter School to build a plan to implement progress improvement
• Support for students interacting with legislators as active citizens and becoming
involved in the legislative process
• Support for continued review of community input in refining policies and
procedures
B. President’s Report
President Maes stated that board members are committed to the
community and they value the expertise and hard work of fellow board members.
V. Special Issues
A. Presentation of 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget Update
(Discussion)
Chief Financial Officer Don Moya and Ruben Hendrickson, director of
budget, presented an update to the strategic outlook for the FY 13 budget that included
recommendations for funding proposed for the General Appropriations Act otherwise
known as House Bill 2 from the House Appropriations and Finance Committee. Concern
was expressed that the current status of funding takes away local control and makes it
difficult to meet fixed costs in addition to the fact that school districts have been
underfunded for many years. Funding needs to be reinstated by the legislature using
the funding formula. Implications will be determined when the state budget has been
approved. If cuts are expected, then schools will be expected to cut as well as
administration
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Board members expressed support for continued communication with
legislators regarding the status of the APS financial responsibilities and the impact of
funding cuts on progress in educational achievement.
B. Academic Plan Quarterly Report (Discussion)
Link Sink, chief academic officer, and RoseAnn McKernan, executive
director of Instructional and Accountability, presented the second quarterly report on
the academic plan as a snapshot of district performance in four critical areas:
enrollment, achievement, closing the gap, and graduation. The fall assessment will be
compared with the winter assessment to determine growth and will be reported at a
future board meeting.
Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item:
• Date that the report of mid-year progress will be available
• Request for information on which parts of testing can be given in Spanish
• Request information on school-by-school basis
• Concerns that APS is not using results of research that show that English
language learners (ELL) need to be given more time before testing them in
English
• Request information about what other districts are doing to improve
• Request to compare cohort groups to show improvement
C. Review of Standard Based Assessment Testing Schedule
(Discussion)
Eddie Soto, associate superintendent for Secondary Education, explained
that the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) has required a uniform
New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (SBA) test administration schedule across the
state for all middle and high schools. At the high school level, the NMPED also has
required that ioth grade students be tested on the SBA in addition to the iith graders.
In order to comply with the state requirements and better accommodate high schools
parents and students, the APS student-led conference schedule has been adjusted to
better align with the required testing schedule. APS middle schools will utilize the state
required testing schedule.
Board members discussed the following issues regarding this agenda item:
• Concern that the testing takes such a large staff to implement the test
• Support for educational opportunities for other grades not taking the test
• Concern for the first year that juniors must score with proficiency to graduate
• Concern that middle school kids are taking the test two days after spring break
• Concern that the test covers material that is not learned until senior year in high
school
D. Discussion of the New Mexico School Boards
Association’s (NMSBA) Board Institute and New Mexico Association for
Bilingual Education’s (NMABE) Bilingual Educator’s Institute (Discussion)
Board members shared information gathered from their recent attendance
at the New Mexico School Boards Association’s (NMSBA) Board Institute and New
Mexico Association for Bilingual Education’s (NMABE) Bilingual Educator’s Institute:
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• Request to add topics to upcoming meetings to have in-depth discussion time
• Gratitude for administration’s support for board members’ presentations
• Progress on sharing APS awareness and experience statewide
• Title III students must reach certain targets to meet proficiency
• Concern that no one is assigned to or working in the bilingual department at the
Public Education Department
• Concern for inconsistent communication with the New Mexico Public Education
Department
VI. Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)
Kathy Korte motioned for approval of the consent calendar items. David Peercy
seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved the reauthorization of El
Camino Real Academy Charter School for the 20 12-13 school year.
A. Consideration for Approval of District and Community
Relations Matters (Discussion/Action)
I. Approval of the Reauthorization of El Camino Real
Academy Charter School for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 School Years
This agenda item was changed to Approval of the Reauthorization of El
Camino Real Academy Charter School for the 2012-13 when the agenda was approved at
the beginning of the meeting.
VII. Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings
President Maes announced that the next Special Board meeting will be held on
Friday, February 24, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room and
the next Board of Education meeting will be Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at :oo
p.m., in the John Mime Community Board Room.
VIII. Adjournment
The meeting adjourned 7:15 p.m.

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