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Board of Education Meeting - Apr 18, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, April 18, 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: 03/22/2012, 11:07 AM
Agenda Posted On: 04/17/2012, 4:34 PM
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Board of Education Meeting

 

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, April 18, 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 April 18, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the April 4, 2012, Board of Education Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebrating Student and Staff Success

 

I.

Sierra Vista and Seven Bar Honor Choir Students – Sneak preview performance of upcoming fourth- and fifth-grade choir concerts on April 30 at the Valley High School Performing Arts Center. Choir students are under the direction of teachers Alyssa Anaya, and Kristen Hutchinson, Sierra Vista; and Rosemary Dominguez and Christine Strickland, Seven Bar

 

II.

Sandia High School Culinary Arts teacher Unna Valdez and students Daniel Castro, senior; Haley DelMarcelle, senior; Shannon Montgomery, junior; Nolan Ruiz, senior; and Rebeckah Ruiz, freshman, for advancing to the 11th National ProStart Invitational by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation

 

III.

John Adams Middle School student Erika Zambrano for winning the state championship in the 2012 New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education state spelling bee

 

IV.

West Mesa High School junior Anyssa Cordova for placing second in the Future Voices of New Mexico photography contest by National Geographic and the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe

 

V.

Resource teacher Pamela Kerkmans and APS Early Childhood Leaders, in tribute of the memory of Lenore Wolfe, for their work in supporting Albuquerque Public School students in early childhood education

 

B.

Celebrating Community Partnerships

 

I.

Holman’s Inc. President Tony Trujillo for supporting the education of Los Ranchos Elementary School students through his company’s donation

 

II.

Lowe’s for supporting the health of Whittier Elementary School students through the company’s donation by its local representatives

 

III.

Sandia Area Federal Credit Union for supporting Albuquerque Public Schools students through A is for Art! in partnership with the APS Education Foundation

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) Waivers for Career and Ability Pathway Special Education Students (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instruction and Accountability, and Christoph Brunder, Testing Manager

 

B.

Discovery Education Presentation (Discussion)
Presenter: Roosevelt Middle School Principal Cee Kaye Nation, teacher Jeannie Pace and students Breanna Mora, Sarah Krenzel and Savanna Francia

 

C.

APS Board of Education Discussion Regarding Recent New Mexico Public Education Department Actions (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst

 

D.

Consideration for Approval of Budget Adjustment for Grant Management (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Al Sanchez, Director of Grant Management

 

I.

Title III, $74,271

 

VI.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of Capital Outlay, Property and Technology Matters from April 12, 2012, Committee Meeting (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of the Acquisition of the existing South Valley Academy Charter School Property ("SVACSP") which is located at 3426 Blake Rd. S.W.

 

II.

Approval of the Acquisition of the improved commercial property which is known as and located at 800 Louisiana Blvd. N.E.

 

III.

Approval of the Albuquerque Public Schools Far West Educational Site Infrastructure Project

 

IV.

Approval of Authorization to Enter into two Turnkey Agreements with the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo flood Control Authority ("AMAFCA") Required For Drainage Infrastructure For The Albuquerque Public Schools Far West Educational Site, which is legally, described as Tract N-1 of the Watershed subdivision Plat and Parcel C-1 of the Westland North Subdivision Plat

 

V.

Approval of Authorization to Grant all necessary easements required for the Infrastructure To Serve The Albuquerque Public Schools Far West Educational Site, which is legally described as Tract N-1 of the Watershed Subdivision Plat and Parcel C-1 of the Westland North Subdivision Plat

 

VI.

Approval of the Authorization to Grant The County of Bernalillo ("COUNTY") and Qwest Corporation, d/b/a CenturyLink QC ("CENTURYLINK") an easement for Underground Fiber Optic Cable and Telephone Lines and conduit at Rio Grande High School ("RGHS") which is legally described as Tract 179-B-1-A of M.R.G.C.D. map No. 43

 

VII.

Approval of Authorization to Enter Into a Lease With The University of New Mexico ("UNM") For A 4,000+/-sq.ft. Health Clinic At Atrisco Heritage Academy High School ("AHA HS") which is legally described as Tract 2, Plat of Tacts 1-A and 2, APS Southwest Mesa Education Corridor Complex

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters from April 16, 2012, Committee Meeting (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

 

a.

IDEA-B, $771,481

 

b.

IDEA-B-Redistribution, $31,220

 

c.

IDEA-B-Preschool, $24,047

 

d.

Dual Credits, $15,989

 

e.

Carl Perkins, $10,146

 

f.

APS Foundation, $10,145

 

g.

Carl Perkins-High Schools That Work, $915

 

h.

JAG-Jobs for America's Graduates, $410

 

i.

Title II, ($106,320.00)

 

II.

Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for March 2012

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for March 2012

 

IV.

Approval of Final Transportation Charter School Allocation 2011-12

 

V.

Approval of Charter School Transportation Administrative Fee 2011-12

 

VI.

Approval of USDA Mandated Price Increase for School Lunches

 

VII.

Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers

 

VIII.

Approval of Gifts, Grants and Donations of More than $5,000

 

IX.

Approval of CDWG Purchase Order for LANDesk Annual Licensing

 

X.

Approval of Indoor Bleacher Preventative Maintenance and Repair Bid #12-046MM-SL

 

XI.

Approval of Telecommunications and VoIP Installation Services on Demand Bid #12-050SC-SL

 

XII.

Approval of Communication Services RFP Bid #12-045GR-MC

 

XIII.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken out of Service March 1-31, 2012

 

XIV.

Approval of Assets Missing Greater than Two Years

 

XV.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for March 2012

 

XVI.

Approval of Disposal of CATA Fixed Assets

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board meeting will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 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, April 18, 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 5:01 p.m.

A.       Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

B.       Roll Call

Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Marty Esquivel, Paula Maes, David Peercy, and David Robbins

Absent: Lorenzo Garcia

C.       Adoption of the April 18, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the April 4, 2012, Board of Education Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Analee Maestas motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the April 18, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the April 4, 2012, Board of Education minutes.

II.       Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.       Celebrating Student and Staff Success

I.           Sierra Vista and Seven Bar honor choir students were recognized for the sneak preview performance of upcoming fourth- and fifth-grade choir concerts on April 28, at the Valley High School Performing Arts Center. Choir students are under the direction of teachers Alyssa Anaya, and Kristen Hutchinson, Sierra Vista; and Rosemary Dominguez and Christine Strickland, Seven Bar.

II.          Sandia High School Culinary Arts teacher Unna Valdez and students Daniel Castro, senior; Haley DelMarcelle, senior; Shannon Montgomery, junior; Nolan Ruiz, senior; and Rebeckah Ruiz, freshman, were recognized for advancing to the 11th National ProStart Invitational by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation.

III.         John Adams Middle School student Erika Zambrano was recognized for winning the state championship in the 2012 New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education state spelling bee.

IV.        West Mesa High School junior Anyssa Cordova was recognized for placing second in the Future Voices of New Mexico photography contest by National Geographic and the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe.

V.         Resource teacher Pamela Kerkmans and APS Early Childhood Leaders, in addition to Lenore Wolfe’s family members, were recognized in tribute of the memory of Lenore Wolfe, for their work in supporting Albuquerque Public School students in early childhood education.

B.       Celebrating Community Partnerships

I.           Holman’s Inc. President Tony Trujillo was recognized for supporting the education of Los Ranchos Elementary School students through his company’s donation.

II.          Lowe’s was recognized for supporting the health of Whittier Elementary School students through the company’s donation by its local representatives.

III.         Sandia Area Federal Credit Union was recognized for supporting Albuquerque Public Schools students through A is for Art! in partnership with the APS Education Foundation.

 

III.      Public Forum

Topics of public forum included support for legislators representing APS, especially those receiving negative media exposure, support for the recent APS redistricting decision, concern for negative effects of bullying on students, support for school-based anti-bullying programs, support for holding parents responsible for their students’  bullying activity, request to have better and timely communication from schools with parents of reports of bullying happening to their students, and concern that due process is more important than the safety of students.

 

IV.      Matters of Information

A.       Superintendent's Report

Chief Academic Officer Linda Sink reported about the following on behalf of Superintendent Brooks:

  • Bullying as an agenda item on the April 24 District and Community Relations Committee meeting agenda
  • School Max issues, resolution timeline and availability of posted grades for students and parents
  • School Improvement Grant (SIG) presentations will be scheduled in the near future.

B.       Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Request from administration to meet with families to review recommendations to reduce bullying, standardize processes and follow through to hold individuals  responsible for their behavior
  • Request for review of political leave issues
  • Request for public forum regarding bullying
  • Reminder that the current student behavior handbook clarifies behavior and recommendations
  • Concern that programs be followed with fidelity
  • Reminder that the school environment goal will be discussed on April 24
  • Reminder that employees as legislators will be discussed on May 1
  • Support for honor choir performances and graduations
  • Support for collaboration with families to find resolution for bullying

 

C.       President's Report

President Maes reminded that the Board of Education has only one employee, which is the superintendent.

 

V.       Special Issues

A.       Consideration for Approval of New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) Waivers for Career and Ability Pathway Special Education Students (Discussion/Action)

Tom Genne, director of Instruction and Accountability, requested Board of Education approval of NMHSCE waivers for twelfth graders who are Career and Ability Pathway special education students because these students have met the cut scores their IEP (Individual Education Plan) committees set up for the NMHSCE subtests.

David Peercy motioned for approval of the waivers.  David Robbins seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) waivers for Career and Ability Pathway Special Education students.

B.       Discovery Education Presentation (Discussion)

Roosevelt Middle School Principal Cee Kaye Nation, teacher Jeannie Pace and students Breanna Mora, Sarah Krenzel and Savanna Francia explained how select schools throughout the district have access to streaming services and a science digital textbook as a follow-up to the preliminary information about the program presented to the APS Board of Education in November 2011.  Board members requested a comparison of student achievement for students who have access to the use of Discovery Education and those who haven’t had access.

 

C.       APS Board of Education Discussion Regarding Recent New Mexico Public Education Department Actions (Discussion)

Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst, requested input on behalf of the APS administration from the APS Board of Education regarding the proposed amendment to NMAC 6.19.8 Grading of Public Schools and the technical webinar information regarding New Mexico’s NCLB (No Child Left Behind) waiver.

 

Board members discussed the following issues regarding this agenda item:

  • Request clarification of calculation of growth targets
  • Concern about use of public comment by NMPED
  • Recommend that the ratio of special education students needs to be considered at 15 percent
  • Clarification of which level of special education will apply
  • Concern that NMPED expenditures will not make a difference in student achievement
  • Concern that funding will not be fair for all students with Title 1 receiving the funding

 

D.      Consideration for Approval of Budget Adjustment for Grant Management (Discussion/Action)

  1. Title III, $74,271

Al Sanchez, director of Grant Management, explained that the description of this program was updated to more accurately reflect specific activities that are funded in the district with Title III.  Title III provides language instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and immigrant students, including professional development for teachers, instructional materials and extended learning opportunities. This is a clarification requested at the April 16, 2012, Finance Committee meeting.

David Peercy motioned for approval of the budget adjustment.  Analee Maestas seconded the motion and expressed gratitude for the research done to clarify the issue. Board members unanimously approved the Budget Adjustment for Grant Management of Title III for $74, 271.

 

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

David Robbins motioned for approval of agenda items VI. A. 1 through 6 and VI. B. David Peercy seconded the motion. Board members approved agenda items VI. A. 1 through 6 and VI. B.

David Peercy motioned for approval of agenda item VI. A. VII.  Analee Maestas seconded the motion.  Board members approved agenda item VI. A. VII.; Kathy Korte and David Robbins opposed the approval.  David Robbins stated that he opposed because it is a financial burden on the district, and Analee Maestas supported because this supports an educational pathway.

A.       Consideration for Approval of Capital Outlay, Property and Technology Matters from April 12, 2012, Committee Meeting (Discussion/Action)

I.              Approval of the Acquisition of the existing South Valley Academy Charter School Property ("SVACSP") which is located at 3426 Blake Rd. S.W.

II.             Approval of the Acquisition of the improved commercial property which is known as and located at 800 Louisiana Blvd. N.E.

III.            Approval of the Albuquerque Public Schools Far West Educational Site Infrastructure Project

IV.           Approval of Authorization to Enter into two Turnkey Agreements with the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo flood Control Authority ("AMAFCA") Required For Drainage Infrastructure For The Albuquerque Public Schools Far West Educational Site, which is legally, described as Tract N-1 of the Watershed subdivision Plat and Parcel C-1 of the Westland North Subdivision Plat

V.            Approval of Authorization to Grant all necessary easements required for the Infrastructure To Serve The Albuquerque Public Schools Far West Educational Site, which is legally described as Tract N-1 of the Watershed Subdivision Plat and Parcel C-1 of the Westland North Subdivision Plat

VI.           Approval of the Authorization to Grant The County of Bernalillo ("COUNTY") and Qwest Corporation, d/b/a CenturyLink QC ("CENTURYLINK") an easement for Underground Fiber Optic Cable and Telephone Lines and conduit at Rio Grande High School ("RGHS") which is legally described as Tract 179-B-1-A of M.R.G.C.D. map No. 43

VII.          Approval of Authorization to Enter Into a Lease With The University of New Mexico ("UNM") For A 4,000+/-sq.ft. Health Clinic At Atrisco Heritage Academy High School ("AHA HS") which is legally described as Tract 2, Plat of Tracts 1-A and 2, APS Southwest Mesa Education Corridor Complex

B.       Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters from April 16, 2012, Committee Meeting (Discussion/Action)

I.              Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

a.             IDEA-B, $771,481

b.             IDEA-B-Redistribution, $31,220

c.             IDEA-B-Preschool, $24,047

d.             Dual Credits, $15,989

e.             Carl Perkins, $10,146

f.              APS Foundation, $10,145

g.            Carl Perkins-High Schools That Work, $915

h.            JAG-Jobs for America's Graduates, $410

i.              Title II, ($106,320.00)

II.             Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for March 2012

III.            Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for March 2012

IV.           Approval of Final Transportation Charter School Allocation 2011-12

V.            Approval of Charter School Transportation Administrative Fee 2011-12

VI.           Approval of USDA Mandated Price Increase for School Lunches

VII.          Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers

VIII.         Approval of Gifts, Grants and Donations of More than $5,000

IX.            Approval of CDWG Purchase Order for LANDesk Annual Licensing

X.             Approval of Indoor Bleacher Preventative Maintenance and Repair Bid #12-046MM-SL

XI.            Approval of Telecommunications and VoIP Installation Services on Demand Bid #12-050SC-SL

XII.           Approval of Communication Services RFP Bid #12-045GR-MC

XIII.          Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken out of Service March 1-31, 2012

XIV.         Approval of Assets Missing Greater than Two Years

XV.          Approval of Cash Disbursements for March 2012

XVI.         Approval of Disposal of CATA Fixed Assets

VII.     Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maes announced that the next Special Board meeting will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.    Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

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