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UPDATE: Board of Education Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting - Mar 28, 2012

This meeting was previously scheduled on March 13.

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, March 28, 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: 01/22/2012, 5:25 PM
Agenda Posted On: 03/23/2012, 5:31 PM
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Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

AGENDA

 

This meeting was previously scheduled on March 13.

Wednesday, March 28, 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.

Adoption of the Policy Agenda and Approval of the Minutes of the February 28, 2012, Policy meeting. (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Consideration for Approval of Seven New Mexico High School Competency Waivers(Discussion/Action)
Presenter: RoseAnn McKernan, Christoph Brunder

 

III.

K.06 Political Solicitations in Schools including Graduation Speeches (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Superintendent Winston Brooks and Chief of Staff Joseph Escobedo

 

IV.

Policies and Procedural Directives for Review and to be Discussed at April Policy Meeting (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace

 

A.

Volunteers

 

B.

Internal Audit and Whistleblower Complaints
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace

 

V.

Common Core State Standards Update  (Discussion)
Presenter: Linda Sink

 

VI.

Consideration for Approval of the 2012-13 Student Behavior Handbook (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Diego Gallegos, Toby Herrera

 

VII.

Quality of Education Survey (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Tom Genne, Linda Sink

 

A.

Results 2010-2011 School Year

 

B.

Questions for the 2011-2012 School Year Survey

 

VIII.

Future Topics: Various topics will be presented as time allows.

 

IX.

Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 5:00 p.m. in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

 

X.

Adjournment

 







 

Minutes of Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting
March 28, 2012
The Board of Education
Albuquerque Public Schools
A Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public
Schools was held Wednesday, March 28, 2012, beginning at 5:02 PM in the DeLayo-Martin
Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE.
Present: David Peercy, Lorenzo Garcia, Kathy Korte, Analee Maestas, Paula Maes and David
Robbins (via phone 5:02-5:101 physically present 5:10 on)
Absent: Martin Esquivel
I. Call to Order - the meeting was called to order at 5:02 by Dr. Peercy, chair.
A. Adoption of the Policy Agenda and Approval of the Minutes of the February 28,
2012, Policy meeting. Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval of the agenda and
minutes. Kathy Korte seconded the motion. All indicated they were in favor.
II. Consideration for Approval of Seven New Mexico High School Competency Waivers -
Paula Maes motioned for approval of the waivers. Kathy Korte seconded the motion. Mr.
Robbins had questions regarding one of the waivers. Discussion followed. Dr. Peercy
asked if this one student passed the course work required. Mr. Brunder said he did. All
voted in favor of the motion to approve all waivers with the exception of David Robbins
who voted for approval of all with the exception of the last waiver he had questions about.
III. K.06 Political Solicitations in Schools including Graduation Speeches - Joseph Escobedo
presented. He referred to the action memo and asked if the board would like to make any
changes to the K.06 policy. The superintendent's office and several high schools had
received several requests from current sitting political figures or government officials who
would like to speak at graduations. He asked them for direction as to whether to change
the policy or not. The reason he was asking was the policy was changed last year.
Discussion began as to whether or not politicians should have approval to speak at the
graduations as there was some concern that political candidates would misuse the time to
taut themselves. Mr. Escobedo said the approval is currently subject to the approval of the
superintendent. Mr. Escobedo asked if perhaps it could be brought back with changes for
the board to review. More discussion followed. Each board member gave their opinion,
some making suggested changes. Paula Maes suggested changing "speeches" to "speaking
by an elected official" and made a motion for this change suggested by Ms. Maes. Analee
Maestas seconded the motion. Dr. Peercy asked for a roll call vote: Lorenzo Garcia, No;
Kathy Korte, No; Paula Maes, yes; Analee Maestas, yes; David Robbins, no; David Peercy
did not vote. The majority voted "no change" to this suggestion. (3 no/2 yes). More
discussion followed. Mr. Escobedo proposed that they modify the current policy taking in
the board's thoughts. More discussion followed. Lorenzo Garcia made a motion to
include "no candidates for elected office or elected officials will be authorized to speak at
graduations". Joseph - insert "prohibited" after shall be and strike the rest of the policy.
Kathy Korte seconded the motion. There was discussion on several points: what if the
President asked to speak; also should it be based on a case by case basis. David Robbins
called the question. Dr. Peercy called for a roll call vote - Lorenzo Garcia, yes; Kathy
Korte, yes; Paula Maes, no; Analee Maestas, no; David Robbins, yes. The motion passed
to change the wording. It will now go to the full board.
IV. Policies and Procedural Directives for Review and to be Discussed at April Policy Meeting
- Brenda Yager presented. Dr. Peercy went over them and suggested they review them
carefully and send any comments to Brenda. They would work through them at the April
meeting. Discussion followed about the audit items BD2 & D.OS. David Robbins asked if
they would be posted for public viewing. Dr. Peercy said they would be put on the proper
website.
A. Volunteers
B. Internal Audit and Whistleblower Complaints
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace
V. Common Core State Standards Update - Linda Sink gave an update on the pilot. There
was a celebration planned for May 9th
• She invited the Board to the celebration. Ms. Sink
said there had been numerous districts asking about the pilot and the common core so they
decided to create their own video. Ms. Sink showed the 7 minute video saying they would
add more. She asked the Board for any comments. Dr. Peercy suggested putting it on the
web and keeping them updated. Mr. Garcia suggested maybe having students talk about
what they had experienced.
VI. Consideration for Approval of the 2012-13 Student Behavior Handbook - Toby Herrera
presented. He said he felt there was nothing controversial. Mr. Herrera said the
changes/revisions had been shared with the administration's leadership team. Some
recommendations were to review it annually, not second semester and to gather
information in December and put it out in January. He asked the board for any comments
or questions. Ms. Korte liked the addition of the four goals. David Robbins wanted to
make sure the parents had access to police reports and had the proper information. Chief
Tellez, who was in the audience said the information was posted on their website. Mr.
Herrera said he could have an extra bullet saying they could contact the school police with
the phone number. Discussion on the other recommended changes followed: Assault and
bullying was being separated and better defined, and there was some questions regarding
the phone policy. There were two changes recommended by the board - one was in regard
to the phone policy and the other was in regard to the police reports. Analee Maestas
motioned for approval of the proposed changes as presented, as well as with the two noted
changes by the board. Paula Maes seconded the motion. All were in favor.
VII. Quality of Education Survey - Tom Genne presented saying there were two parts to the
survey. The report on the different items and the results which are distributed to the
schools and posted on the web site. Discussion and questions followed on several of the
items in the report. Mr. Genne said the survey was to gather parent opinions. Ms. Korte
asked to know if parents are satisfied with other things, i.e., the calendar. David Robbins
asked for feedback to the board - are you receiving enough info about the operations of
APS for example. Discussion on the board questions followed: question 11 was ok,
question12 - substitute regarding communication, 13- same as high school, 14- same as
high school & elementary school, 15 -same as we have it. David Robbins motioned for
approval as discussed. Paula Maes seconded the motion. All were in favor as noted.
A. Results 2010-2011 School Year
B. Questions for the 2011-2012 School Year Survey
VIII. Future Topics: Various topics will be presented as time allows. David Robbins asked since
we are reviewing audit and internal audit, he wanted to make sure Peg Koshmider and staff
were present at the next meeting so they could answer questions. A discussion followed in
regard to having an internal audit department. Ms. Korte asked for state laws pertaining to
APS and audit.
IX. Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Tuesday, April
10,2012,5:00 p.m. in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.
X. Adjournment - the meeting was adjourned at 6:32 p.m.

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