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Board of Education Meeting - Aug 15, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, August 15, 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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AGENDA

 

Wednesday, August 15, 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 August 15, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the July 27, 2012, Special Board of Education Minutes of the 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. meetings (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebrating Distinguished Service

 

I.

Martin Cordova, Albuquerque Public Schools Police Officer, for Heroism Resulting in Saving the Life of a Woman

 

B.

Celebrating Community Partners

 

I.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry for his Commitment and Support of the International Baccalaureate Program at Sandia High School

 

II.

Target for its Partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools in Supporting the Educational Needs of Students at Georgia O’Keeffe Elementary School

 

III.

University of Phoenix for its Partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools in Supporting the Educational Needs of Students

 

C.

Celebrating Student Success

 

I.

Career Enrichment Center Students Konnor Davis, 12th Grade, Cibola High School, and James Primmer, 11th Grade, Albuquerque High School, Under the Direction of CEC teacher Mark Mulroy, for Fnishing in Top 10 of the National Auto Skills Finals

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Recognition for Chief Academic Officer Linda Sink for her Years of Service to Albuquerque Public Schools and students

 

B.

Teacher/Leader Demonstration of a Discovery Lesson (Discussion)
Presenter: Sheila Hyde, Director of Professional Learning, Debbie Elder, Principal, Zuni Elementary School, and Krystal Irby, Teacher, McKinley Middle School

 

C.

Consideration for Approval of the 2012-2013 Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement between the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Secretarial/Clerical Association (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Karen Rudys, District Chief Negotiator, Carla Montano, Albuquerque Secretarial/Clerical Association President and Yvonne Rodriquez, Chief Negotiator

 

D.

Consideration for Approval of the Addendum to the 2011-2014 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Maintenance and Operations Bargaining Unit (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Karen Rudys, District Chief Negotiator, and Valentino Garcia, Vice-President of Communications Workers of America Maintenance and Operations Bargaining Unit

 

E.

Consideration of Ratification of the 2012-2015 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Food Services Unit (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Karen Rudys, District Chief Negotiator, and Estella Madrid, President of Communications Workers of America Food Services Unit

 

F.

Consideration for Approval of the 2012-2013 Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement between the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Karen Rudys, District Chief Negotiator, and Ellen Bernstein, Albuquerque Teacher’s Federation President

 

VI.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of Capital Outlay, Property and Technology Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of the Qualifications Based Proposal and Bid for the Inez Elementary School Cafeteria Kitchen & Fine Arts Addition

 

II.

Approval of the Qualifications Based Proposal and Bid for the Del Norte High School Remediation and Demolition

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Policy and Instruction Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of the APS Administration’s Recommendation to Oppose the Creation of Three New Charter Schools and to Recommend the Denial of the Applications to the Public Education Commission

 

II.

Approval of New Board of Education Policy BH1 Electronic Communications

 

III.

Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy K.01 Community Involvement to be renamed K.01 Family and Community Engagement

 

IV.

Approval of New Board of Education Policy K.16 Visitors to Schools

 

V.

Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy F.02 Naming and Dedication of Facilities to be Renamed F.02 Naming, Renaming and Dedication of Facilities

 

VI.

Approval of Revision to Board of Education Policy I.02 School Year and Work Year to be renamed I.02 Instructional School Year Calendar

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

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

 

B.

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

 

VIII.

Adjournment

 









 

Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, August 15, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.

 

  1. I. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 5:01 p.m.

  1. A. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Stephen Duckett, Gus Finke, and Ryan Korte of Boy Scouts Troop 126.

B.     Roll Call

Present: Analee Maestas (by phone), Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Marty Esquivel. Paula Maes, David Peercy, David Robbins

C.     Adoption of the August 15, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the July 27, 2012, Special Board of Education Minutes of the 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. meetings (Discussion/Action)

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the August 15, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the July 27, 2012, Special Board of Education minutes of the 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. meetings.

 

II.    Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.     Celebrating Distinguished Service

I.      Martin Cordova, Albuquerque Public Schools police officer, was recognized for heroism resulting in saving the life of a woman.

B.     Celebrating Community Partners

I.      Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry was recognized for his commitment and support of the International Baccalaureate Program at Sandia High School.

II.    Target was recognized for its Partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools in supporting the educational needs of students at Georgia O’Keeffe Elementary School.

III.   University of Phoenix was recognized for its Partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools in supporting the educational needs of students.

C.     Celebrating Student Success

I.      Career Enrichment Center Students Konnor Davis, 12th grade, Cibola High School, and James Primmer, 11th grade, Albuquerque High School, under the direction of Career Enrichment Center (CEC) teacher Mark Mulroy, were recognized for finishing in the top 10 of the National Auto Skills finals.

 

III.   Public Forum

Topics of public forum included concern about the late lunch schedule in high school, concern about the fights in schools and recommendation to add more police officers available on school campuses, concern about bullying and recommendation to add more cameras to stop bullying, concern about staff at West Mesa High School, gratitude for thoughtful consideration of the input from Families United for Education on policies and procedural directives, concern that the citizen advisory council’s language removed from the policy will allow less constituent input in the policy review and creation process, and concern about athletic equities, specifically funding for equipment and transportation and number of coaches allowed.

IV.    Matters of Information

A.     Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • APS schools are back in session to improve student achievement and close the achievement gap with few mishaps due to the preparation of all the staff and departments
  • Focus of narrowing the achievement gap through the implementation of the board and district goals
  • Cost of volunteer background checks lowered to $12to make it easier for community members to volunteer in schools
  • Importance of APS paying the costs of breakfast and lunch for more than 7,000 students, who typically pay a reduced cost for these meals under the federal school meals program, which will hopefully help students focus on learning in the classroom
  • APS Education Foundation support for families by funding some of the cost of student lunches
  • Encourage families to complete the application for free and reduced meals

B.     Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Support for the community input for changes in the Parent Engagement Policy
  • Support for the Latino Education Task Force
  • Encouragement for board members to continue visits to the schools around the district
  • Gratitude to Carrie Robin Menapace and all of administration that have provided input and research on updating the policies
  • Importance of parent involvement and care for students in creating an environment for academic success
  • Concern about the increased cost of lunches, which is not fair to students and families, who don’t qualify for free and reduced lunches
  • Importance of reducing truancy with the support of parents
  • Concern that parents and students are not being informed if the student passed the Standard Based Assessments (SBA), because passing is a requirement of graduation
  • Gratitude for the dedication of everyone who is investing time and resources to the academic success of APS students
  • Support for board members who are modeling good leadership
  • Concern about the efforts for continual increased expectations for results with fewer resources
  • Support for the Administration Conference on Education (ACE) and the inspirational speech of Michael Casserly
  • Gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the recent National Institute for School Boards training
  • Concern that the schools with low ratings are having difficulty hiring teachers

 

C.     President's Report

President Maes reported that Eubank Elementary School had a better start to the school year than in previous years.

 

V.     Special Issues

A.     Recognition for Chief Academic Officer Linda Sink for her Years of Service to Albuquerque Public Schools and students

 

The meeting adjourned briefly from 7:30-7:46 p.m.

B.     Teacher/Leader Demonstration of a Discovery Lesson (Discussion)

Sheila Hyde, director of Professional Learning, Krystal Irby, teacher, McKinley Middle School, Debbie Elder, principal, Zuni Elementary School, and a Zuni Elementary School student presented an update on the Discovery Education Program and the powerful tools that are inspiring students.

 

C.     Consideration for Approval of the 2012-2013 Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement between the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Secretarial/Clerical Association (Discussion/Action)

Karen Rudys, district chief negotiator, Carla Montano, Albuquerque Secretarial/Clerical Association president and Yvonne Rodriquez, chief negotiator, presented the negotiation of the addendum agreement as follows:

ASCA Proposals

APS Response

Add language regarding skills measurement test requirement

Agreed

Add language that new hires in short-term positions must stay three months

Agreed

Add language that no transfer is available while on probation

Agreed

Revise religious leave to align with educational assistant union to convert one day to sick

Agreed

Revise language for years of service movement

Agreed

Revise language regarding duty differential

Agreed

MOU regarding audit for request to change days per year worked

Agreed

 

Board members commented on the following regarding this agenda item:

  • Concern about the calculations on page 20 of the agreement
  • Request for the number of voters and how many voted for and against

 

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval of the addendum.  David Peercy seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the 2012-2013 addendum to the negotiated agreement between the Albuquerque Public School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Secretarial/Clerical Association. Phone reception was poor and votes were confirmed via email and texting with Dr. Maestas.

 

D.     Consideration for Approval of the Addendum to the 2011-2014 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Maintenance and Operations Bargaining Unit (Discussion/Action)

Karen Rudys, district chief negotiator, Valentino Garcia, vice-president, and Phillip Serna of Communications Workers of America Maintenance and Operations Bargaining Unit, explained that the goal of the Maintenance and Operations Department reflects the goals of the district to provide the best learning experience and environment for APS students.  They presented the negotiation of the addendum agreement as follows:

CWA/M&O Proposals

APS Response

2 percent base wage adjustment for all D level employees

Rejected

5cent increase in longevity pay

Rejected

Reclassify mail carriers from D4 to D5

Rejected

Increase uniform allowance from $140 to $150

Rejected

Eliminate D2 custodian positions

Agreed

Change one personal holiday to Martin Luther King holiday

Agreed

Reclassify stadium keepers from D3 to D4 (three employees)

Agreed

Reclassify Food Service Clerk Drivers from D4 to D5

Agreed

Joint Agreements

 

Revise Movement of Personnel language

 

Revise Lead vs. Chief Technician language

 

Revise information request to remove social security number( SSN)

 

 

Board members commented on the following regarding this agenda item:

  • Appreciation for the dedication and quality of the Maintenance and Operations Department work
  • Recommendation that the bereavement language match the Food Services addendum next year

David Peercy motioned for approval of the addendum.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the addendum to the 2011-2014 negotiated agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Public School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Maintenance and Operations Bargaining Unit. Phone reception was poor and votes were confirmed via email and texting with Dr. Maestas.

E.     Consideration of Ratification of the 2012-2015 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Food Services Unit (Discussion/Action)

Karen Rudys, district chief negotiator, and Estella Madrid, president of Communications Workers of America Food Services Unit, presented the negotiations of the agreement as follows:

Food Service Proposals

APS Response

Revise entire contract to align with general language of CWA

Agreed

2 percent base wage adjustment for all employees

Rejected

Eliminate Class 2 employees

Agreed

10-cent increase in longevity pay

Agreed

Revise language regarding perfect attendance/absences

Agreed

Overtime pay if employee works in excess of 6.5 hour day

Rejected

Revise holiday language regarding Presidents Day and Martin Luther King Day

Agreed

 

Board members commented on the following regarding this agenda item:

  • Request for the number of voters and how many voted for and against

David Peercy motioned for approval of the addendum.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved the ratification of the 2012-2015 negotiated agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Public School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Food Services Unit. Phone reception was poor and votes were confirmed via email and texting with Dr. Maestas.

 

F.     Consideration for Approval of the 2012-2013 Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement between the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (Discussion/Action)

Karen Rudys, district chief negotiator, and Ellen Bernstein, Albuquerque Teacher’s Federation president, presented the negotiation of the addendum agreement as follows:

ATF Proposals

DESCRIPTION

APS Response

MOU 7 percent class size waiver

Continue 7percent class size increase

agreed

MOU return 184th day

Return give back for budget furlough day

agreed

MOU teacher evaluation observation protocol

SIG schools will use observation tool school wide

agreed

MOU Common Core State Standards

CCSS will be foundation of instruction for all students

agreed

MOU staff input into Principal Evaluation

Task force with APSPA/Associate Superintendents

agreed

Memo regarding Advisories and Student-led Conference

Clarification

agreed

Revised guidelines for instructional councils

How CCSS interacts with IC/PLCs/coaches/district plans

agreed

ISP language revision

Added word "occasional" for prep time

agreed

APS/ATF TASK FORCE GROUPS

High School Schedules

 

 

Middle School Schedules

 

 

On-Line Courses

 

 

Board members commented on the following regarding this agenda item:

  • Lorenzo Garcia expressed concern that the APS policy was in bad faith because the political leave issue was part of a negotiated agreement when the policy was changed.
  • Martin Esquivel supported the effort that has gone into creating the negotiation, but expressed concern that the current negotiation process compromises the ability of the board to review, create and update policy according to the Open Meeting Act.  He suggested that the issue needs to be taken to court and request a declaratory statement.  He also requested that this issue be discussed in an upcoming Policy and Instruction committee meeting.
  • Kathy Korte expressed concern that board members have no say in the negotiations, so approval of the addendums and agreements with the union is only “rubber stamped” by the board. Specifically, she illustrated that even though a teacher is documented as ineffective, the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) and the process laid out in the contract does not help the teacher to improve or remove the person from teaching.  She is concerned that a child with a bad teacher is a year of education lost for that child.
  • Analee Maestas supports that teachers should be able to be a legislator in New Mexico’s citizen legislature
  • David Robbins requested more advance notice of changes in procedure.  He reminded Ms. Bernstein that board members represent constituents, many of whom were upset that the political leave issue allowed employees to be paid wages by the district while serving on political leave and constituents requested that it be changed.  He stated that the approval of GB-12 Employees as Duly Appointed or Elected Officials on May 2, 2012, allowed enough time to be incorporated as a factor in these negotiations.
  • David Peercy expressed concern about the loss of gains in negotiations made if they are not approved at this time.

 

David Peercy motioned for approval of the addendum.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion. President Maes requested a roll call vote.  The motion passed with the results of the roll call vote: Paula Maes, Analee Maestas (phone reception was poor and votes were confirmed via email and texting with Dr. Maestas), Lorenzo Garcia, and David Peercy voted for the motion, and Kathy Korte, Martin Esquivel and David Robbins voted against the motion.

 

VI.    Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

David Peercy motioned for approval of the consent calendar items VI. A. and B. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the consent calendar items VI.A.I and II., and VI.B.I through VI.

A.     Consideration for Approval of Capital Outlay, Property and Technology Matters (Discussion/Action)

I.      Approval of the Qualifications Based Proposal and Bid for the Inez Elementary School Cafeteria Kitchen & Fine Arts Addition

II.    Approval of the Qualifications Based Proposal and Bid for the Del Norte High School Remediation and Demolition

B.     Consideration for Approval of Policy and Instruction Matters (Discussion/Action)

I.      Approval of the APS Administration’s Recommendation to Oppose the Creation of Three New Charter Schools and to Recommend the Denial of the Applications to the Public Education Commission

II.    Approval of New Board of Education Policy BH1 Electronic Communications

III.   Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy K.01 Community Involvement to be renamed K.01 Family and Community Engagement

IV.    Approval of New Board of Education Policy K.16 Visitors to Schools

V.     Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy F.02 Naming and Dedication of Facilities to be Renamed F.02 Naming, Renaming and Dedication of Facilities

VI.    Approval of Revision to Board of Education Policy I.02 School Year and Work Year to be renamed I.02 Instructional School Year Calendar

 

VII.  Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maes requested that discussion of board members conference-calling in to participate in board and committee meetings should be an agenda item on the next Policy and Instruction Committee meeting.

She also announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED:______________________

Paula Maes, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: ______________________

Kathy Korte, Secretary

 

 

 

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