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Board of Education Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting - Jul 10, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday, July 10, 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: 04/23/2012, 3:29 PM
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Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

AGENDA

 

Tuesday, July 10, 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 June 12, 2012 (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Introduction of Kristine Meurer, New Executive Director of School and Community Support (Discussion)
Presenter: Linda Sink

 

III.

Presentation on Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (Discussion)
Presenter: Linda Sink, Charles Walter, Executive Director of the NM Museum of Natural History and Science, Patricia Wagner, Ph.D., APS Curriculum Coordinator for Science, Vince Case, APS Resource Teacher at the SMNHC, Paul Mauermann, Museum Manager at the SMNHC

 

IV.

Update on New Mexico Teacher Evaluation Advisory Council (NMTEACH) (Discussion)
Presenter: Linda Sink, Richard Bowman

 

V.

Government Affairs Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Joseph Escobedo

 

A.

School Grading

 

B.

Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC)

 

VI.

Update on Title IX , Requirements and Reporting (Discussion)
Presenter: Ken Barreras, Andi Trybus

 

VII.

Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter (Discussion)
Presenter: Linda Sink, RoseAnn McKernan

 

VIII.

Update on El Camino Real Academy Charter School (Discussion)
Presenter: Mark Tolley

 

IX.

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

 

X.

Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

 

XI.

Adjournment

 







Minutes of Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

July 10, 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 Tuesday, July 10, 2012, beginning at 5:00 PM in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE.

Present: Paula Maes, Lorenzo Garcia, Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, David Peercy, David Robbins via phone until present at 5:54 and Martin Esquivel via phone.

Absent: None

I.

Call to Order – the meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.

A.

Adoption of the Policy Agenda and Approval of the Minutes of June 12, 2012 - Kathy Korte motioned for approval of the agenda and minutes.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion.  All were in favor.

II.

Introduction of Kristine Meurer, New Executive Director of School and Community Support – Linda Sink introduced Ms. Meurer.  Ms. Meurer spoke and said she would be overlooking the Wellness Department and the School and Community Partnerships Department.  She started out in health education and worked for APS and the NM Public Education Department.  The board welcomed her; Mr. Garcia requested a meeting to discuss the District Relations Committee and said he hoped they would work together closely.

III.

Presentation on Sandia Mountain Natural History Center -
Presenters: Linda Sink, Charles Walter, Executive Director of the NM Museum of Natural History and Science, Patricia Wagner, Ph.D., APS Curriculum Coordinator for Science, Vince Case, APS Resource Teacher at the SMNHC, Paul Mauermann, Museum Manager at the SMNHC.

Ms. Sink began by saying she was very proud of having them present and wanted the board to know more about the center.  Ms. Sink had visited earlier in the year while some students were visiting and had thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She asked Mr. Case to introduce all of the staff attending and show the presentation.  Mr. Case said they would be sharing some stories and wanted to speak to the board about the transportation for the students and the facilities.  He shared the presentation.  Comments and questions from the Board members followed. Mr. Case went over:

  • They have piloted a middle school pilot.
  • They do evaluations with the teachers.  Overall rating was good to excellent.
  • They have 4 staff members (down from 6 a few years ago).
  • Spoke about the joint powers agreement which has been in existence since 2003.
  • They have a partnership with the NM Museum of Natural history & Science.
  • He introduced Dr. Charles Walter of the NM Museum of Natural History, who spoke -saying he was in full support of this program.  He appreciated APS support.
  • Paul Mauermann , the manager of the center talked about how they taught about ecology.
  • Linda Sink spoke about some concerns: 1) which was that the schools participation had gone down in numbers.  One reason was the transportation cost; it was because the schools have had to pay as opposed to it being paid for by the district (like before).

2) The other was the facilities/master plan/bond and prioritization.  Ms. Sink talked about the buildings that were at the center being in need of improvement.  Dr. Winter, chief operations officer, said they would present at the Capital Outlay Committee meeting on the prioritization.  Discussion followed.  Questions were then brought up regarding Joint Powers Agreements with the district.  Dr. Peercy thanked the entire center’s staff for being there.

IV.

Update on New Mexico Teacher Evaluation Advisory Council (NMTEACH) Presenters: Linda Sink and Richard Bowman – Ms. Sink introduced Dr. Bowman – he then went over the summary of the draft rule of what they were proposing.   Board members had questions throughout the presentation.  Joseph Escobedo said they were taking questions and presenting to the superintendent a draft for comment.  Ms. Menapace asked the board members to send her their questions. Ms. Linda Sink said that along with Dr. Bowman, Ms. Bonilla and Ms. Bernstein they had participated/conducted their own pilot in the SIG schools.  The evaluation was based on Charlotte Danielson’s research.  Questions regarding the observation of teachers followed.

V.

Government Affairs Update – Mr. Joseph Escobedo presented.

A.

School Grading – Mr. Escobedo passed out the PED grades, this years and last years.  Linda Sink indicated that our researchers do not have all the information on how the Public Education Department came up with the grades; binders would be given to the board members containing information on their schools.  Comments and questions from the board members followed.

VI.

Update on Title IX , Requirements and Reporting  – Linda Sink began by saying Diego Gallegos, was gone so therefore they had asked Ken Barreras, Athletics Director to talk about the past committee, the amendments and present a status update on reporting on the schools.   Mr. Barreras gave the update - there were 4 subcommittees.  They provided some feedback to the main committee and will reconvene after school begins. There were two amendments that affected APS.  In regard to reporting, before could take data from the NMAA data system but it is no longer available.  Schools are now password protected.  The documentation now is 4 to 5 times larger than last year

VII.

Quarterly Report - 3rd Quarter – Ms. Sink said the 4th report would come in August.  Tom Genne went over the report section by section.  Questions and discussion followed.

VIII.

Update on El Camino Real Academy Charter School – Mark Tolley gave an informational report.  He went over the updates.  Pam Green, the principal pointed things out that they were doing.  She said the environment was entirely different; students are excited to be in school.  She said they had reached their goals.  The board members complimented the principal and the staff for taking the boards comments/suggestions into consideration.

IX.

Future Topics: Various topics will be presented as time allows.  Some topics discussed were the attendance policy brochure, tardies, cell phone use by board members (APS phones), and parent involvement policy.

X.

Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

XI.

Adjournment – the meeting was adjourned at 7:37 p.m.




 

 

 

 

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