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Board of Education Meeting - Jul 18, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
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ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, July 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 July 18, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the June 29, 2012, and July 16, 2012, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebrating Student and Staff Success

 

I.

Sheneille Wilson, Albuquerque High School graduate, for earning the New Mexico School Boards Association 2012 Scholarship

 

II.

Kathy Chavez, APS Employee Wellness coordinator, for Project Heart Start

 

B.

Celebrating Community Partnerships

 

I.

Recognition of the APS Board of Education, Superintendent Winston Brooks, Chief Academic Officer Linda Sink and Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education Eddie Soto by Phil Ewing and New Mexico legislators for thanks and appreciation

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Review the form of the Preliminary Official Statement relating to the $13,000,000 General Obligation Lease Purchase Arrangement Education Technology Notes, Series 2012 (the “Education Technology Notes”) (Discussion)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer, Art Melendres, Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A., and Paul Cassidy, RBC

 

B.

Mapping the Landscape of Educational Outcomes in Albuquerque (Discussion)
Presenter: Dr. Peter Winograd and Dr. Angelo Gonzales, UNM Center for Educational Policy Research

 

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 acquisition of a 3.001 +/- acre vacant lot which is known as Lot Three (3) of Pine View Estates Subdivision, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

 

II.

Approval of Public Schools Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) Project Closeout

 

a.

Volcano Vista HS PSCOC # P05-028

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

 

a.

Technology for Education, $1,312,638

 

b.

New Futures Day Care, $650,000

 

c.

Carl Perkins Redistribution, $103,669

 

d.

KANW, $93,114

 

e.

Title I School Improvement, $60,274

 

f.

Incentives for School Improvement, $21,519

 

g.

Carl Perkins Current Year, $9,178

 

h.

School Improvement Section 1003g, $6,045

 

i.

Regional Quality Center-RQC, $38

 

j.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ($4,854)

 

k.

Target School Grant, ($ 2,688)

 

II.

Consideration for Approval of Budget Increase-New Grants

 

a.

Kirtland Korner, $104,058

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for June 2012

 

IV.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for June 2012

 

V.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service April 1-May 31, 2012

 

VI.

Approval of Operational Intra-Function Transfers for June 2012

 

VII.

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

 

a.

$15,000 Donation from City Councilor Dan Lewis, set aside money, to Cibola High School

 

b.

Three Original Works of Art by Artist Edward Gonzales to Edward Gonzales Elementary School

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, July 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, August 15, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.

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, July 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 5:04 p.m.

A.        Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

B.        Roll Call

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

C.        Adoption of the July 18, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the June 29, 2012, and July 16, 2012, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Kathy Korte motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes.  Analee Maestas seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the July 18, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the June 29, 2012, and July 16, 2012, Special Board of Education meeting minutes.

II.        Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.        Celebrating Student and Staff Success

I.          Sheneille Wilson, Albuquerque High School graduate, was recognized for earning the New Mexico School Boards Association 2012 Scholarship.

II.        Kathy Chavez, APS Employee Wellness coordinator, and others were recognized for Project Heart Start.

B.        Celebrating Community Partnerships

I.          Recognition of the APS Board of Education, Superintendent Winston Brooks, Chief Academic Officer Linda Sink and Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education Eddie Soto was conducted by Phil Ewing and New Mexico legislators for thanks and appreciation.

 

III.      Public Forum

Topics of public forum included request to put the parent engagement policy on the Policy and Instruction Committee agenda, support for recognition of military members who are former APS students, concern that there was no community participation in the decision of the new principal of Mission Avenue Elementary School, gratitude for purchasing valuable materials to teach and create relevance, request to release the student responses to the ten questions asked during the SBA’s, and request  and support of diversity of families creating successful students.

 

IV.      Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • Plan for deciding on the new principal for Mission Avenue Elementary School
  • Reminder to the community that the responsibility of choosing principals is given to the superintendent
  • Gratitude for board members and administration for all of the hours worked this summer to deal with regular APS business, personnel issues, and preparation for the fall semester
  • New Mexico Public Education Department public hearing on the proposed new rule on teacher evaluations
  • Benefits of the upcoming National Institute for School Boards

 

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Support for the selected principal for Mission Avenue Elementary School
  • Support for the importance of parent involvement
  • Support for NMSBA leadership conference and focus on the issues of the schools’ grading system
  • Concern for the online courses to have the integrity of the in-class learning opportunities
  • Importance of evaluating teachers on many variables not just standardized testing scores
  • Concern for the subjectivity of the survey given to students
  • Concern that teachers are not informed about the results of testing
  • Concern that parents could have evaluation of teachers
  • Support for parents to contact lawmakers to communicate their opinions
  • Support community input in developing the parent engagement policy
  • Request for update and progress on the parent engagement policy
  • Concern that schools are not funded adequately to address the needs for student success and to implement the programs that will work
  • Concern that the Mission Avenue Elementary School community asked for a different process to choose a new principal
  • Concern that the community wants the authority to choose a new principal, but won’t have the responsibility to follow through on student success
  • Concern that  the selected principal was not given the opportunity to create success in the new environment
  • Support for grading schools, but only if it is done appropriately
  • Support for the improvement of the school grading system

 

  1. C. President's Report

President Maes reported on the following:

  • Support for teachers providing summer school opportunities for students
  • Support for the “Stuff the Bus” program, which is a school supplies donation campaign

 

 

V.        Special Issues

A.        Review the form of the Preliminary Official Statement relating to the $13 million General Obligation Lease Purchase Arrangement Education Technology Notes, Series 2012 (the “Education Technology Notes”) (Discussion)

Don Moya, chief financial officer, Art Melendres of Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A., and Paul Cassidy of RBC, explained that the preliminary official statement (POS) is a board and APS document, so it is important that board members and APS administration review the document because they have general responsibility for its accuracy. Board members are requested to review the draft of the POS and forward any questions or comments to Brenda Yager by the evening of Friday, July 20, 2012, so that any necessary changes can be incorporated prior to its use for marketing.  Review was recommended especially for the following sections:

  • Security and Remedies
  • Debt and Other Financial Obligations
  • The District
  • Litigation
  • Appendices: A. Economic and Demographic Information Relating to the District

 

B.        Mapping the Landscape of Educational Outcomes in Albuquerque (Discussion)

Dr. Peter Winograd and Dr. Angelo Gonzales of UNM Center for Educational Policy Research presented maps and data to illustrate the challenges and risk factors students, teachers, and administration in Albuquerque face in trying to achieve educational success. Note that this information does not include charter schools.

Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item:

  • Concern that due to the new teacher grading as part of the school grading system, teachers will want to move to an area with a higher grade
  • Support is needed from the court system for…
  • Gratitude for the information and the presentation
  • Support for more exposure for this information to the community
  • Support for state leaders to accept the data
  • Recommendation to review other cities dealing with the same issues to find solutions
  • Recommend finding solutions with community schools
  • Support for parents trying to make a living when their students are having difficulties

 

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

Analee Maestas motioned for approval of all of the items on the consent calendar, which included agenda items VI.A.I. and II., and V.B.I. through VII.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion.

Board members unanimously approved the Capital Outlay, Property and Technology and Finance consent calendar items.

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

I.             Approval of the acquisition of a 3.001 +/- acre vacant lot which is known as Lot Three (3) of Pine View Estates Subdivision, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

II.           Approval of Public Schools Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) Project Closeout

a.            Volcano Vista HS PSCOC # P05-028

B.        Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

I.             Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

a.            Technology for Education, $1,312,638

b.             New Futures Day Care, $650,000

c.             Carl Perkins Redistribution, $103,669

d.            KANW, $93,114

e.             Title I School Improvement, $60,274

f.              Incentives for School Improvement, $21,519

g.             Carl Perkins Current Year, $9,178

h.            School Improvement Section 1003g, $6,045

i.             Regional Quality Center-RQC, $38

j.              Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ($4,854)

k.            Target School Grant, ($ 2,688)

II.           Approval of Budget Increase-New Grants

a.            Kirtland Korner, $104,058

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

IV.         Approval of Cash Disbursements for June 2012

V.           Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service April 1-May 31, 2012

VI.         Approval of Operational Intra-Function Transfers for June 2012

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

a.            $15,000 Donation from City Councilor Dan Lewis, set aside money, to Cibola High School

b.             Three Original Works of Art by Artist Edward Gonzales to Edward Gonzales Elementary School

 

VII.    Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maes announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, July 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, August 15, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board room.

 

VIII.   Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Paula Maes, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________

Kathy Korte, Secretary

 

 

 

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