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Board of Education Meeting - Mar 7, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
Meeting Posted On: 01/22/2012, 5:25 PM
Agenda Posted On: 03/06/2012, 4:07 PM
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Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, March 7, 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.

Presentation of Colors

 

I.

Color Guard presentation by Atrisco Heritage Academy High School JROTC Cadets

 

B.

Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

 

C.

Roll Call

 

D.

Adoption of the March 7, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the February 15, 2012, Board of Education Meeting and the February 21, 22 and 23, 2012, Special Board Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Public Forum

 

III.

Special Issues

 

A.

Review and Consideration for Approval of APS Board Redistricting Map (Discussion/Action)

 

B.

Update on Career Academic and Technical Academy Charter School (Discussion)
Presenter: Winston Brooks, Superintendent; Dr. Diego Gallegos, Assistant Superintendent; and Mark Tolley, Director of Charter Schools

 

C.

Consideration for Approval of Student Nominee for the 2011-2012 New Mexico School Boards Association’s Excellence for Student Achievement Award (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Brenda Yager, Executive Director

 

D.

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

 

E.

Election of 2012-2013 Board of Education Officers (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Election of President

 

II.

Election of Vice President

 

III.

Election of Secretary

 

F.

Election of 2012-2013 Board of Education Committee Chairs (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Election of Policy and Instruction Committee Chair

 

II.

Election of Capital Outlay and Technology Committee Chair

 

III.

Election of Finance Committee and Audit Committee Chair

 

IV.

Election of District Relations Committee Chair

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

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

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VI.

Adjournment

 









Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education Meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, March 7, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.

 

I.        Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m.

A.       Presentation of Colors

I.        Color Guard presentation by Atrisco Heritage Academy High School JROTC Cadets

B.       Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

C.       Roll Call

Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel, David Robbins, David Peercy

Absent: Paula Maes

D.      Adoption of the March 7, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the February 15, 2012, Board of Education Meeting and the February 21, 22 and 23, 2012, Special Board Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for adoption of the agenda and minutes. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the March 7, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the February 15, 2012, Board of Education meeting and the February 21, 22 and 23, 2012, Special Board meeting minutes.

 

II.       Public Forum

Public forum comments included support for prayer in schools, support for truth, wisdom, and cultivating peace, and support for the redistricting Draft 1 map because it supports communities of interest, reflects community input and growth potential of the west side of Albuquerque,

 

III.      Special Issues

A.       Review and Consideration for Approval of APS Board Redistricting Map (Discussion/Action)

Michael Sharp, Research & Polling, Inc. vice president, stated that all the maps created meet all legal requirements and redistricting guidelines of equal population, minority voting rights, compactness, and contiguity.  He reviewed map APS 2013, which was approved on January 23, 2012, by the  APS Board of Education, and he reviewed the two new maps, Draft 1 and Draft 2, created based on board members’ suggestions.  These maps were posted on the APS website on February 28, 2012, for public review and comment.

Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item:

  • Request to keep voting precincts 341, 343, and  344 in District 4
  • Request to keep Four Hills area in District 6 because this is the Manzano High School attendance area
  • Concern that Draft 2 represents the Del Norte high school area as part of the Valley high school district
  • Concern that districts do not have equal number of high schools
  • Concern whether alternative high schools should be considered in the count of high schools in a district
  • Request voting precincts 221 and 101 be placed in District 3
  • Request to keep Old Atrisco community together if changes are necessary to District 1
  • Request to put Corrales in District 3
  • Support for the importance of equal representation and respect for communities of interest
  • Request to create map Draft 3 from board member requests or more concept maps as needed to reflect board member concerns
  • Request time for everyone to review the map after changes are made and then schedule a meeting to vote on the map, especially since President Maes was not present to vote at this meeting

 

B.       Update on Career Academic and Technical Academy Charter School (Discussion)

Winston Brooks, superintendent, and Mark Tolley, director of charter schools, explained that the Career Academic Technical Academy Charter School’s non-renewal of its charter by either of the approved authorizers in New Mexico requires a closure on June 30, 2012, the last day of the term of its current charter agreement with APS. Due to the non-renewal of the charter, no additional action by the APS Board of Education (acting as the CATA board) is required.  The APS administration has developed a communication plan that includes notification of staff, students and parents, and includes the transition of students from the school, which provides information about an APS alternative school fair on April 4 for the 60 remaining students (out of the 80 students enrolled in CATA, 20 seniors graduate in May 2012). The APS administration is working with the CATA administration to follow all appropriate closing procedures, including human resource support to staff.

 

C.       Consideration for Approval of Student Nominee for the 2011-2012 New Mexico School Boards Association’s Excellence for Student Achievement Award (Discussion/Action)

Brenda Yager, Board Services executive director, requested board members to select from a list of nominees an APS student for statewide recognition for the 2011-2012 New Mexico School Boards Association’s Excellence for Student Achievement Award based on the New Mexico School Boards Association’s criteria that the student should have played an important role in improving student achievement at the local district level.  She explained that all the nominees will receive recognition, and administration recommended the student from Wilson Middle School because her work represents the spirit of the award, and she can carry that with her into high school.

David Robbins motioned to approve Victoria Luce, a senior from Eldorado High School, especially for her contribution of developing and implementing the “Best Buddies” program, which provides mentorship to mentally and physically challenged students. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved Victoria Luce as the APS student nominee for the 2011-2012 New Mexico School Boards Association’s Excellence for Student Achievement Award.

 

D.      Legislative Update (Discussion)

Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst, reviewed the 2012 Legislative Session including the final HB2 line item vetoes, the governor’s action on APS tracked legislation, and the preliminary report of legislative impact on APS.

 

Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item:

  • Request for more information about funding for middle school programs
  • Request for more information about funding for the capital master plan

E.       Election of 2012-2013 Board of Education Officers (Discussion/Action)

I.        Election of President

II.       Election of Vice President

III.      Election of Secretary

 

F.       Election of 2012-2013 Board of Education Committee Chairs (Discussion/Action)

I.        Election of Policy and Instruction Committee Chair

II.       Election of Capital Outlay, Property and Technology Committee Chair

III.      Election of Finance Committee and Audit Committee Chair

IV.      District and Community Relations Committee Chair

Superintendent Brooks explained that the election of the officers and committee chairs complies with board policy.  He requested a decision by the board as to how the vote for officers and committee chairs should be taken and board members requested a roll call vote.

Analee Maestas motioned that officers and committee chairs remain the same as the past year.  David Peercy seconded the motion. Board members agreed in a roll call vote to have the board members remain in the same officer and committee chairs as follows: 

  • Paula Maes, president
  • Analee Maestas, vice president
  • Kathy Korte, secretary
  • David Peercy, Policy and Instruction Committee chair
  • David Robbins, Capital Outlay, Property and Technology Committee chair
  • Martin Esquivel, Finance Committee and Audit Committee chair
  • Lorenzo Garcia, District and Community Relations Committee chair

 

IV.      Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks had nothing to report at this meeting.

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following issues:

  • Request that board members be more involved with the teacher contract negotiations due to concern about inequities within levels and a disproportionate increase in pay raise, which affects retirement funding
  • Support for Golden Apple Award winners
  • Request for date when new redistricting maps will be posted on the website

 

 

 

 

  1. C. President's Report

Vice President Maestas expressed support for closure on the redistricting issue.

V.       Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

Vice President Maestas announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room, and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VI.      Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

 

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