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Board of Education Meeting - Sep 19, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
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Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, September 19, 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 September 19, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the September 5, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebrating Student and District Success

 

I.

Student Performance by Taylor Middle School Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Liz Torres. Students include: Antonio Brown, Gannon Chavez, Nathaniel Collins, James Crabtree, DeAndre Garcia, Marissa Jaramillo, Miranda Juarros, Mikalie Millsaps, Giacomo Musante, Elijah Otero, Ryan Ruckman, Elvis Torresz, and Tyler Zarick

 

II.

Albuquerque Public Schools has earned the New Mexico Music Educators Association’s Award of Distinction for demonstrating support for and commitment to high-quality music education programs district wide

 

III.

Albuquerque Public Schools Web Team has earned the national Sunny Award, which recognizes government organizations for an exemplary job of disclosing information to the public with a transparent website

 

B.

Celebrating Community Partnerships

 

I.

New Mexico Education Federal Credit Union and Terry Laudick, president and chief executive officer, and Robin Brule, vice president of Membership Development for their partnership and support of students and employees of Albuquerque Public Schools

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Ratification of Contracts

 

I.

Consideration for Approval of the 2012-2013 Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement between the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Secretarial/Clerical Association (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Karen Rudys, District Chief Negotiator

 

II.

Consideration for Approval of the Addendum to the 2011-2014 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Maintenance and Operations Bargaining Unit (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Karen Rudys, District Chief Negotiator

 

III.

Consideration of Ratification of the 2012-2015 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Food Services Unit (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Karen Rudys, District Chief Negotiator

 

IV.

Consideration for Approval of the 2012-2013 Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement between the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Karen Rudys, District Chief Negotiator

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Resolutions Submitted to the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) for Inclusion in the NMSBA's 2013 Legislative Platform (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst

 

I.

Charter School Moratorium/Increased Regulation/Oversight on Virtual Schools

 

II.

Police Departments in School Districts

 

III.

Unfunded Mandates

 

C.

Consideration for Approval of Two Community Representatives on the Audit Committee (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Brenda Yager, Executive Director of Board Services and Albuquerque Public School Board of Education

 

D.

Consideration for Approval of the Edupoint Synergy Software License Agreement (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer

 

VI.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

 

a.

Elementary/Middle School Initiative, $1,040,000

 

b.

Alliance for Leading & Learning-ALL, $728,099

 

c.

Job Mentor Program, $147,682

 

d.

Title I School Improvement, $130,091

 

e.

UNM AmeriCorps, $95,000

 

f.

CAP-School Enrichment, $26,025

 

g.

Kirtland Korner, $17,304

 

h.

Title I Homeless, $10,000

 

i.

KNME-Tal -Net, $5,944

 

j.

Impact Aid-Indian Education, $800

 

k.

Impact Aid-SPED, $435

 

II.

Approval of Budget Increase-New Grants for Grant Management

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for August 2012

 

IV.

Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for August 2012

 

V.

Approval of Budget Adjustment Request for School Bus Rental Fee

 

VI.

Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract

 

VII.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for August 2012

 

VIII.

Approval of Operational Fund Inter-Function Transfers for August

 

IX.

Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for August

 

X.

Approval of Autism Training and Support Contract

 

XI.

Approval of 2013 Benefit Plan Recommendations

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Policy and Instruction Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of APS Student Transportation Services request for a Temporary Transportation Boundary Agreement for the 2012-2013 school year between the Albuquerque Public Schools and the Bernalillo Public Schools

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.

Adjournment

 











Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, September 19, 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 5:01 p.m.

A.   Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

B.   Roll Call

Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Marty Esquivel, Paula Maes (5:35-5:54 p.m. by phone), David Peercy, and David Robbins

C.   Adoption of the September 19, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the September 5, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Analee Maestas requested that the agenda be changed to review agenda items V.A-V.D when Paula Maes could call in due to a family emergency. Lorenzo Garcia motioned to adopt the agenda and approve the minutes. David Peercy seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the September 19, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda with the change in order of the items and approved the September 5, 2012, Board of Education meeting minutes.

II.  Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.   Celebrating Student and District Success

I.   Liz Torres, director and students of the Taylor Middle School Guitar Ensemble were recognized for the performance at this board meeting. Students include: Antonio Brown, Gannon Chavez, Nathaniel Collins, James Crabtree, DeAndre Garcia, Marissa Jaramillo, Miranda Juarros, Mikalie Millsaps, Giacomo Musante, Elijah Otero, Ryan Ruckman, Elvis Torresz, and Tyler Zarick.

II.  Albuquerque Public Schools was recognized for earning the New Mexico Music Educators Association’s Award of Distinction for demonstrating support for and commitment to high-quality music education programs district wide.

III. Albuquerque Public Schools Web Team was recognized for earning the national Sunny Award, which recognizes government organizations for an exemplary job of disclosing information to the public with a transparent website

B.   Celebrating Community Partnerships.

I.   New Mexico Education Federal Credit Union and Terry Laudick, president and chief executive officer, and Robin Brule, vice president of Membership Development, were recognized for their partnership and support of students and employees of Albuquerque Public Schools.

 

III. Public Forum

Topics of public forum included teachers from Helen Cordero Elementary School sharing concerns about teacher evaluations based on the results of SBA testing and the effect this has on students.

 

Paula Maes joined the meeting by phone at 5:35 p.m. with apologies that the emergency with her family kept her from being present at the meeting.

 

David Peercy motioned to proceed to address the Special Issues section of the agenda before the Matters of Information section of the agenda due to the availability of Paula Maes on the phone.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved the motion.

 

IV.  Matters of Information

  1. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • Bullying prevention meeting on September 18 was well attended by community and board members and captured excellent information from the community
  • Upcoming bullying prevention meeting on Thursday, September 20, at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School
  • Appreciation of Dr. Brad Winter and Dr. Kristine Meurer for dedication to implementation of the bullying prevention meetings
  • Appreciation for the retirement reception coordinated by the Board Services Office because it was a great opportunity to honor employees who dedicate their lives to the students of this district
  • Next steps regarding enrollment issues at North Star elementary, including creating a process to verify residency, which will be used for all schools in the APS district, and reporting community input received at the La Cueva High School meeting
  • APS participation in the 2012 United Way Campaign goal of raising $28 million for the community and a reminder that the APS Education Foundation can be designated as the recipient of donations
  • Strong proposal is in process for moving the community schools plans forward by the new ABC Community Schools Partnership group Executive Director Jose Munoz.
  • Participation in the Van Buren Middle School eighth grade class debate about the influence of television on students revealed impressive knowledge of the subject and progress of this school
  • Council of Great City Schools Advance Team in Albuquerque to plan for the 2013 conference
  • APS enrollment is flat

 

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Appreciation for APS Catering at the retirement recognition, especially gold bar desserts
  • Concern for using tax rolls to determine residency of students’ parents/guardians, because the rules of residency are not based on ownership of the home
  • Disappointment with the New Mexico Public Education Department Standard Based Assessment (SBA) testing decision for graduation
  • Awareness that the SBA testing material is written by teachers and former teachers
  • District-wide uniform process for residency verification research
  • Appreciation for the APS Fine Arts program
  • Parent Road Maps’ evaluation as related to the Common Core State Standards
  • Appreciation for implementing the bullying prevention forums and input from the community
  • Request for Spanish language bullying prevention information at the forums for members of the Spanish-speaking community so they can fully participate
  • Gratitude for the hours and dedication of APS staff devoted to preparing for and participating in the NMPED-mandated instructional audits

 

V.   Special Issues

A.   Ratification of Contracts

I.   Consideration for Approval of the 2012-2013 Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement between the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Secretarial/Clerical Association (Discussion/Action)

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval of the addendum.  David Robbins seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the 2012-2013 addendum to the negotiated agreement between the Albuquerque Public School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Secretarial/Clerical Association.

 

II.  Consideration for Approval of the Addendum to the 2011-2014 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Maintenance and Operations Bargaining Unit (Discussion/Action)

Kathy Korte requested a roll call vote on agenda items V.A.II., V.A.III., and V.A.IV.

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval of the addendum.  Paula Maes seconded the motion.  Results of the roll call vote yielded unanimous board member approval of the addendum to the 2011-2014 negotiated agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Public School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Maintenance and Operations Bargaining Unit.

 

III. Consideration of Ratification of the 2012-2015 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Food Services Unit (Discussion/Action)

David Robbins motioned for approval of the addendum.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion. Results of the roll call vote yielded unanimous board member approval of the ratification of the 2012-2015 negotiated agreement between the Board of Education of the Albuquerque Public School District Number 12 and the Communications Workers of America Food Services Unit.

 

IV.  Consideration for Approval of the 2012-2013 Addendum to the Negotiated Agreement between the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (Discussion/Action)

David Peercy motioned for approval of the addendum.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion. The 2012-2013 addendum to the negotiated agreement between the Albuquerque Municipal School District Number 12 and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation was approved (4-3) with the results of the roll call vote as follows: Paula Maes, Analee Maestas, Lorenzo Garcia, and David Peercy voted for the motion, and Kathy Korte, Martin Esquivel and David Robbins voted against the motion.

B.   Consideration for Approval of Resolutions Submitted to the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) for Inclusion in the NMSBA's 2013 Legislative Platform (Discussion/Action)

I. Charter School Moratorium/

Increased Regulation/Oversight on Virtual Schools

Kathy Korte motioned for approval of the resolution.  David Peercy seconded the motion.

David Robbins suggested that APS start more magnet schools and charter schools and is concerned that the moratorium will keep APS from taking advantage of an opportunity to create choices of unique learning environments for students.

Possibility of revising the wording of the resolution to be more specific to support current charter schools that are doing well and to have the option to consider magnet schools and charter schools created by APS

Kathy Korte motioned that the word “moratorium” be removed from the resolution but specify that the legislators clarify charter school language to resolve funding inequities and capital needs, and deal with potential abuses of virtual learning environments

Analee Maestas requested that the motion specifically state that the APS Board of Education would like clarification on virtual schools and crediting of those classes. She expressed concern that APS would create more drop outs due to the lack of choices, such as charter schools.

David Robbins seconded the motion put forth by Kathy Korte.

David Peercy clarified that the resolution covers the issues of virtual charter schools and crediting.  He expressed concern that more charter schools will create less funding for APS traditional schools.  He clarified that changing schools to magnet schools is not bound by the rules of creating a charter school.

Lorenzo Garcia supported David Peercy’s comments and the resolution as it is written because APS administration wants to halt new charter schools until APS obtains clarification for all of the charter school issues.  He expressed concern for the quality of governance, duplicity of administrations, and salary level disparities of teachers and superintendents compared to other schools

David Peercy motioned originally to vote on the resolution as it is currently written and he denied the friendly request to reword the resolution suggested in Kathy Korte’s motion.  He requested that a vote be held on his original motion before any amendments are voted upon.

David Robbins requested that the vote be recorded with a roll call vote, which yielded approval of the resolution as written (4-3) with Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, and David Robbins voting against the motion, and Paula Maes, Martin Esquivel, Lorenzo Garcia and David Peercy in favor of the motion.

In further discussion after the vote, Kathy Korte reminded board members that the power of the APS Board of Education is in scrutinizing the charter schools and shutting them down when they are not following the rules and when they are not serving the community’s students well.  She also reflected on the importance of continuing regular internal and external audits of charter school with regular reports back to the APS board.

Analee Maestas clarified that the charter schools will all be mandated to adhere to the performance contracts.

Paula Maes informed board members that she would have to disconnect and left the meeting at 5:54 p.m.

II.  Police Departments in School Districts

David Peercy motioned for approval of the police departments in school districts resolution.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the resolution.

III. Unfunded Mandates

Kathy Korte motioned for approval of the unfunded mandates resolution.  David Robbins seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the resolution.

C.   Consideration for Approval of Two Community Representatives on the Audit Committee (Discussion/Action)

Martin Esquivel stated that, after reviewing and interviewing the persons recommended as possible Audit Committee members submitted by board members, and addressing concerns with potential conflicts of interest, he recommends that Michael Reeves and Susan Wrons be the new Audit Committee members.

Kathy Korte motioned for approval of the new Audit Committee members as presented by Mr. Esquivel. David Peercy seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved Michael Reeves and Susan Wrons as Audit Committee members.

 

D.   Consideration for Approval of the Edupoint Synergy Software License Agreement (Discussion/Action)

Chief Financial Officer Don Moya presented the contract for approval and apologized that the contract was not presented at the Finance Committee meeting, and that the board was presented with two versions of the contract with the second one including revisions after additional review.  He explained that this contract for the student information system will replace the SchoolMAX system.

Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item:

  • Updates requested in the contract to comply with state statutes
  • Information about key personnel to be available for negotiations
  • Importance of having software in escrow to ensure that the software will be available for APS use later
  • Importance of board members receiving information in advance to allow time to review before voting
  • Concern about the cost of maintenance after the first five years

David Peercy motioned for approval of the contract.  David Robbins seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved the Edupoint Synergy Software License Agreement.

Superintendent Brooks advised that administration will be working on improving the process for vetting of contracts.

 

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

David Peercy motioned for all consent calendar items.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  David Robbins clarified that the changes in the cost of benefits will be a percentage of premiums not a percentage of an employee’s salary.  Board members voted to approve all of the consent calendar items.

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

I.   Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

a.   Elementary/Middle School Initiative, $1,040,000

b.   Alliance for Leading & Learning-ALL, $728,099

c.   Job Mentor Program, $147,682

d.   Title I School Improvement, $130,091

e.   UNM AmeriCorps, $95,000

f.   CAP-School Enrichment, $26,025

g.   Kirtland Korner, $17,304

h.   Title I Homeless, $10,000

i.   KNME-Tal -Net, $5,944

j.   Impact Aid-Indian Education, $800

k.   Impact Aid-SPED, $435

II.  Approval of Budget Increase-New Grants for Grant Management

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

IV.  Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for August 2012

V.   Approval of Budget Adjustment Request for School Bus Rental Fee

VI.  Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract

VII. Approval of Cash Disbursements for August 2012

VIII.     Approval of Operational Fund Inter-Function Transfers for August

IX.  Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for August

X.   Approval of Autism Training and Support Contract

XI.  Approval of 2013 Benefit Plan Recommendations

B.   Consideration for Approval of Policy and Instruction Matters (Discussion/Action)

I.   Approval of APS Student Transportation Services request for a Temporary Transportation Boundary Agreement for the 2012-2013 school year between the Albuquerque Public Schools and the Bernalillo Public Schools

 

VII. Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.     Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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