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Board of Education District and Community Relations Committee Meeting - May 22, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday, May 22, 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: 04/20/2012, 2:33 PM
Agenda Posted On: 05/20/2012, 11:30 PM
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District and Community Relations Committee Meeting

 

AGENDA

 

Tuesday, May 22, 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.

Roll Call

 

B.

Adoption of the May 22, 2012, Agenda and the Approval of the April 24, 2012, District and Community Relations Committee meeting minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SuperSAC) Report  (Discussion)         
Presenter: Joseph Escobedo, APS chief of staff

 

III.

Consideration of Approval of the West Mesa High School Performing Arts Center after 1968 West Mesa Graduate Randy Castillo (Discussion/Action)    
Presenter: Diego Gallegos, Assistant Superintendent for School and Community Support

 

IV.

Follow up Discussion on Goal 3,- Family and Community Involvement (Discussion)
Presenter: Diego Gallegos, Assistant Superintendent for School and Community Support, and Monica Armenta, Executive Director of Communications

 

V.

Public Forum

 

VI.

Next District and Community Relations Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex

 

VII.

Adjournment

 







Minutes of the District and Community Relations Committee Meeting

The Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A District and Community Relations Committee meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Tuesday, May 22, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community 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.

  1. A. Roll Call

Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Paula Maes, David Peercy, (by phone) David Robbins (by phone)

Absent: Lorenzo Garcia, Marty Esquivel

  1. B. Adoption of the May 22, 2012, Agenda and the Approval of the April 24, 2012, District and Community Relations Committee meeting minutes (Discussion/Action)

Kathy Korte motioned to adopt the agenda and approve theminutes. Paula Maes seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the May 22, 2012, agenda and approved the April 24, 2012, District and Community Relations Committee meeting minutes.

 

II.         Superintendent's Student Advisory Council (SuperSAC) Report (Discussion)

Joseph Escobedo, APS chief of staff, introduced student, Cameron Rosales, Eldorado High School, as representing the SuperSac. He shared the comments of fellow students regarding visibility of principals on campus, bullying, safety in schools, and students supporting SuperSac “having a voice.”

 

Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item:

  • Recommendation to create  a superintendent’s principal advisory council
  • Board members expressed excitement with the progress of SuperSac

 

III.        Consideration of Approval of the West Mesa High School Performing Arts Center after 1968 West Mesa Graduate Randy Castillo (Discussion/Action)

Diego Gallegos, assistant superintendent for School and Community Support, explained the history and contributions of Randy Castillo and assured that the policy and procedural directive had been followed to ask board members to approve the naming of the West Mesa High School Performing Arts Center after 1968 West Mesa Graduate Randy Castillo (documentation on file). Chris Castillo (sister) and Marilyn Castillo Sanchez (sister) were present. The PowerPoint presentation was made by Chris Castillo detailing the life and career of Randy Castillo.

 

Analee Maestas motioned to name the center. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved naming the West Mesa High School Performing Arts Center, the Randy Castillo Performing Arts Center.

 

IV.       Follow up Discussion on Goal 3- Family and Community Involvement (Discussion)

Diego Gallegos, assistant superintendent for School and Community Support, and Monica Armenta, executive director of Communications, reviewed the action steps of Goal 3: Albuquerque Public Schools will meaningfully engage families and enhance partnerships with the community to maximize student achievement.

 

The action plans for Goal 3 are as follows:

•           1.0:  APS will fully develop and implement effective, district-wide parental/legal guardian access to student information

•           2.0:  All staff will be provided professional development on strategies which assure that families and other visitors experience safety, comfort, friendliness and respect at all APS sites.

•           3.0:  APS, in partnership with the community, will plan and launch a parent university model.

•           4.0:  A comprehensive district volunteer services program will be developed and implemented to support schools.

•           5.0:  Recognizing that each school community is different and reacts differently to the tools that are used, a consistent triad of communication using established Web, phone and print based methods will be maintained.

•           6.0:  Strategies to establish both formal and informal opportunities in individual schools for families and other school staff to form stronger partnerships will be developed and implemented

•           7.0:  A focused and aligned district direction for all required or existing “advisory” groups will be developed.

•           8.0:  APS will implement pilot community school sites

•           9.0:  The district’s community fundraising and in-kind donation mechanism will be organized and strengthened.

•           10.0:  Necessary translation and interpreter services for essential school and district information will be made available.

•           11.0:  Technical assistance for creating or strengthening family organizations will be provided to schools.

•           12.0:  The foundations of cultural proficiency will be applied in all APS policies and practices.

 

Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item:

Item 1.0 - features of the new Student Information System (SIS)

Item 4.0 - request documented procedures/plans for when parent volunteers are involved and things get awkward

Item 4.0 - background check procedure/requirement are a big burden to parent volunteers especially on the Westside.

Item 4.0 - concern for disparity that employees don’t have to resubmit for background checks, but parents do after two years

Item 11.0 - request that goal 3 be shared with family engagement groups

Item 11.0 - Parent University: provide support to families that will include a manual of topics that families can access to get help on a variety of issues.

 

V.        Public Forum

There were no participants for Public Forum.

 

VI.       Next District and Community Relations Committee meeting

The next District and Community Relations Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex.

 

VII.      Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 5:43 p.m.

 

 

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