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Board of Education Meeting - Jun 6, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
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Agenda Posted On: 06/05/2012, 4:25 PM
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Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, June 6, 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.

Color Guard Presentation Provided by Del Norte High School Air Force Cadets

 

I.

Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the June 6, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the May 25, 2012, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebrating Student, Staff and School Success

 

I.

Jefferson Middle School music teacher Rob Janov and the Rock and Rhythm Bands for earning multiple national-level grants providing greater opportunities for student involvement in music

 

B.

Celebrating Community Partners

 

I.

United Blood Services for its partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools

 

II.

Fidelity Investments for its partnership with APS Join-A-School and Ernie Pyle Middle School

 

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 Assistant Superintendent Dr. Diego Gallegos, for almost 40 years of service to Albuquerque Public Schools and students
Presenter: Joseph Escobedo, Chief of Staff

 

I.

Personal remarks regarding Dr. Diego Gallegos

 

B.

Update on Common Core Standards (Discussion)
Presenter: Linda Sink Chief Academic Officer

 

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 Microsoft Annual Renewal Contract

 

II.

Approval of the Lawson Annual Renewal Contract

 

III.

Low Bid Approval of the Qualifications-Based Proposal and Bid for the APS Far West Educational Site Infrastructure

 

IV.

Approval of the Design Development for the New Futures, eCADEMY, Freedom High School Cafeteria Addition and Site Improvements

 

V.

Approval of the Authorization to Grant all necessary Easements Required for the Infrastructure to serve the Navajo Elementary School Site

 

VI.

Approval of Authorization to Enter into a Turnkey Agreement with the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority ("AMAFCA") Required For Drainage Infrastructure for the Navajo Elementary Site

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.

Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(7)) for the Purpose of Discussing Pending Litigation: Baldonado vs. APS (Action)

 

IX.

Reconvene to Open Session

 

X.

Statement of Closure

 

XI.

Adjournment

 









Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, June 6, 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 5:05 p.m.

A.       Color Guard Presentation Provided by Del Norte High School Air Force Cadets

I.        Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

B.       Roll Call
Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Marty Esquivel. Paula

Maes, David Peercy, David Robbins

C.       Adoption of the June 6, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the May 25, 2012, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

David Robbins motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes.  Analee Maestas seconded the motion. Board members adopted the June 6, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the May 25, 2012, Special Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.       Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.       Celebrating Student, Staff and School Success

I.           Jefferson Middle School music teacher Robb Janov and the Rock and Rhythm Bands were recognized for earning multiple national-level grants providing greater opportunities for student involvement in music.

B.       Celebrating Community Partners

I.           United Blood Services was recognized for its partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools.

II.          Fidelity Investments was recognized for its partnership with APS Join-A-School and Ernie Pyle Middle School.

 

III.      Public Forum

Topics of public forum regarded concern for lack of support for parent involvement in the change of leadership at Mission Avenue Elementary School

 

IV.      Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

There was no report from the superintendent at this meeting.

 

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Support for parental involvement in the change of leadership at schools
  • Gratitude for the civil interaction of persons during public forum
  • Request for administration to meet with parents of schools facing leadership changes
  • Importance of the community having a voice in recommending leadership at the schools
  • Concern that the school community may not have the expertise to judge the best performance of a potential candidate
  • Realization that changes of employees may be due to factors that can’t be discussed with the public
  • Administration needs to have flexibility in managing staff for the best outcome for district performance
  • Gratitude for responses from public, parents and students appreciating the music and arts programs in the schools

C.       President's Report

President Maes reported about the bond rating meeting she attended along with Superintendent Brooks. She requested that a bond information document given to board members be reviewed and responses be given by Friday, June 8, to Don Moya, chief financial officer.

 

V.       Special Issues

A.       Recognition for Assistant Superintendent Dr. Diego Gallegos, for almost 40 years of service to Albuquerque Public Schools and students

I.        Personal remarks regarding Dr. Diego Gallegos

B.       Update on Common Core Standards (Discussion)

Linda Sink, chief academic officer, explained the progress of making changes to implement the common core state standards action plans to reduce the achievement gap.

 

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

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

Analee Maestas motioned for approval of the consent calendar items.  David Robbins seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved the Capital Outlay, Property, and Technology consent calendar items, VI.A. I. through VI.

I.           Approval of the Microsoft Annual Renewal Contract

II.          Approval of the Lawson Annual Renewal Contract

III.         Low Bid Approval of the Qualifications-Based Proposal and Bid for the APS Far West Educational Site Infrastructure

IV.        Approval of the Design Development for the New Futures, eCADEMY, Freedom High School Cafeteria Addition and Site Improvements

V.         Approval of the Authorization to Grant all necessary Easements Required for the Infrastructure to serve the Navajo Elementary School Site

VI.        Approval of Authorization to Enter into a Turnkey Agreement with the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority ("AMAFCA") Required For Drainage Infrastructure for the Navajo Elementary Site

 

VII.     Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maes announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. in the DeLayo Martin Community Room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.    Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(7)) for the Purpose of Discussing Pending Litigation: Baldonado vs. APS (Action)

David Peercy motioned to adjourn into executive session. David Robbins seconded the motion. President Maes requested a roll call vote, which resulted in agreement of board members to convene in executive session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation: Baldonado vs. APS. The meeting was held in executive session in the DeLayo Martin Community room beginning at 6:55 p.m.

 

IX.      Reconvene to Open Session

The meeting reconvened in open session at 7:30 p.m.

 

X.       Statement of Closure

President Maes stated that the APS Board of Education met in executive session on

June 6, 20 I 2, to discuss pending litigation and the matters discussed in the executive session were limited only to those specified.

 

XI.      Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

 

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