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Board of Education Meeting - Sep 5, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
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Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, September 5, 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 Cibola High School Marines

 

I.

Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the September 5, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approval of the August 24, 2012, Special Board of Education meeting minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebrating Community Partnerships

 

I.

Albuquerque photographer Frank Frost for his ongoing contribution to APS seniors

 

II.

Bank of Albuquerque, Jennifer Thomas, chief executive officer, as a Join-A-School partner for supporting APS students

 

III.

Community partners and APS employees for supporting the Stuff the Bus school supplies drive to assist students

 

B.

Celebrating Staff and District Success

 

I.

APS Administrators’ Conference on Education

 

a.

ACE Committee

 

b.

Superintendent’s Cup Committee

 

II.

Jayme Wrolstad, second-grade teacher at Tierra Antigua, for earning the Excellence in Education Award by the New Mexico Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

 

III.

APS Food Services, Maintenance and Operations, and Transportation departments for providing service ensuring a smooth start to the school year for APS students, families and staff

 

IV.

Albuquerque Public Schools and the APS Maintenance and Operations Department as the Top Performing District in School Facilities by the Council of the Great City Schools

 

V.

Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Design and Construction Department for earning the Public Partnership Award from the Mid-Region Council of Governments for the APS Community Stadium

 

VI.

APS Finance Department for earning the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Governmental Finance Officer Association for the district’s comprehensive annual financial report

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

 

A.

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

 

I.

Approval of the Authorization to Grant all necessary easements required for the Infrastructure To Serve ("SVACSP")The South Valley Academy Charter School Property

 

VI.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 7:30 a.m. in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VII.

Adjournment

 

Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, September 5, 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 5:02 p.m.

A.        Color Guard Presentation provided by Cibola High School Marines

I.          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 September 5, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approval of the August 24, 2012, Special Board of Education meeting minutes (Discussion/Action)

Analee Maestas motioned to adopt the agenda and approve the minutes. Kathy Korte seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the September 5, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the August 24, 2012, Special Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.        Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.        Celebrating Community Partnerships

Albuquerque photographer Frank Frost was recognized for his ongoing contribution to APS seniors.

Community partners and APS employees were recognized for supporting the Stuff the Bus school supplies drive to assist students.

B.        Celebrating Staff and District Success

The ACE Committee was recognized for collaborating to create the 2012 Administrators’ Conference on Education.

The Superintendent’s Cup Committee was recognized for collaborating to create the first Superintendent’s Cup golf tournament.

Jayme Wrolstad, second-grade teacher at Tierra Antigua, was recognized for earning the Excellence in Education Award by the New Mexico Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development         .

APS Food Services, Maintenance and Operations, and Transportation departments were recognized for providing service ensuring a smooth start to the school year for APS students, families and staff.

Albuquerque Public Schools and the APS Maintenance and Operations Department were recognized as the Top Performing District in School Facilities by the Council of the Great City Schools.

Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Design and Construction Department was recognized for earning the Public Partnership Award from the Mid-Region Council of Governments for the APS Community Stadium.

VI.       APS Finance Department was recognized for earning the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Governmental Finance Officer Association for the district’s comprehensive annual financial report.

 

III.       Public Forum

Topics of public forum included support for middle school students to be able to take high school math and science classes.

 

IV.       Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • Gratitude for the APS Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) Department
  • Congratulations to the Finance Department for completing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  • Introduction of Interim Chief Academic Officer Shelly Green,
  • Invitation to the board and the public to upcoming bullying prevention forums to be held on Tuesday, September 18, at Sandia High School and on Thursday, September 20, at L.B.J. Middle School where perceptions will be discussed and input on solutions will be gathered
  • Encouragement for board members to come to the community meeting at La Cueva High School regarding enrollment at North Star Elementary School to listen to the community input
  • Appreciation  of APS instructional staff for the immense amount of time working with the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) on its audits of priority schools and other required reports
  • Tracking enrollment in APS schools, which show no significant changes compared to last year at this time
  • Reassignment of principals: Ellen Cromer, principal at Apache, transferred to San Antonito to replace Jane Lujan as she retires and RoxAnn Morris, current Title I coordinator and former NMPED employee, transferred to Apache
  • Introduction of Jami Jacobson, current principal of Tierra Antigua, as the new executive director of Curriculum and Instruction working on Discovery and the implementation of Common Core State Standards
  • Changes at Del Norte High School with demolition of the old building  and winning its first football game
  • Gratitude for APS board members especially because they work so well in partnership with APS administration

 

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Volcano Vista High School hall sweeps to ensure students are in class when the bell rings or the students are punished
  • Congratulations to the APS Maintenance and Operations Department for receiving well-deserved recognition from the Council of the Great City Schools
  • Congratulations to the Finance Department for receiving the national and esteemed Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) award
  • Recommendation to consider more small magnet schools with innovations that have been implemented at nex+Gen, Atrisco Heritage Academy High School and Career Enrichment Center (CEC)
  • Congratulations to the APS nursing program for preparing 100 percent of the students to pass the test for the second year in row
  • Recommendation to prepare students for growing occupations in healthcare, technology, accounting and auditing by partnering with industries that can provide mentorship and opportunities for hands-on internships

 

  1. C. President's Report

President Maes had no further comment.

 

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

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

I.          Approval of the Authorization to Grant all necessary easements required for the Infrastructure to Serve ("SVACSP") The South Valley Academy Charter School Property

David Robbins motioned for approval of the consent calendar.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved agenda item V.A.I.

 

VI.       Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maes announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VII.     Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Paula Maes, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________

Kathy Korte, Secretary

 

 

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