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Board of Education Meeting - Oct 3, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, October 3, 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, October 3, 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 La Cueva High School Marines

 

I.

Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the October 3, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the September 19, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Student performance by the Rio Grande High School Orchestra led by Arla Gibson, choir and orchestra director

 

B.

Honoring the life of Cesar Quesada-Rojas, Valley High School student, for his accomplishments and impact on the community

 

C.

Karen Glennon, Jackson Middle School teacher, recognized as a Fidelity Investments Hero in Education for her dedication in supporting students

 

D.

Honor music ensembles from Eldorado High School, led by John Sanks, and Manzano High School, led by Carla Erickson, selected by the New Mexico Music Educators Association to perform at the 2013 NMMEA conference

 

E.

Lynne Rosen, Language and Cultural Equity director, recognized by the Council of the Great City Schools for her role in developing Spanish-language parent roadmaps for the Common Core Standards used nationally

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Race to the Top District-Level Competition (Discussion)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Interim Chief Academic Officer and Michelle Tigelaar, Grants Writer/Manager

 

B.

Legislative Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst

 

C.

Instructional Audits Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst
Presenter: Raquel Reedy, Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education; Diane Kerschen, Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education; and Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education

 

D.

Parent Roadmaps in Spanish (Discussion)
Presenter: RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability

 

E.

Update on Common Core Standards (Discussion)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Interim Chief Academic Officer and RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability

 

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 Qualifications-Based Bid Award for the South Valley Academy Administration, Media Center and Classroom Addition

 

II.

Approval of the Albuquerque Public Schools Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) State Award of $155,176 after an Applied Direct Appropriation Offset of $0 from the 2012-2013

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.

Adjournment

 









Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

An Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting was held on Wednesday, October 3, 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 5:00 p.m.

A.   Color Guard presentation provided by La Cueva High School Marines

I.   Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

B.   Roll Call

Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel, David Peercy

Absent: Paula Maes, David Robbins

C.   Adoption of the October 3, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the September 19, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Kathy Korte motioned to adopt the agenda and approve the minutes. David Peercy seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the October 3, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the September 19, 2012, Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.  Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.   The Rio Grande High School Orchestra led by Arla Gibson, choir and orchestra director were recognized for performance.

B.   Cesar Quesada-Rojas, Valley High School student, was recognized posthumously for his accomplishments and impact on the community.

C.   Karen Glennon, Jackson Middle School teacher, was recognized as a Fidelity Investments Hero in Education for her dedication in supporting students

D.   Honor music ensembles from Eldorado High School, led by John Sanks, and Manzano High School, led by Carla Erickson, were recognized for being selected by the New Mexico Music Educators Association to perform at the 2013 NMMEA conference.

E.   Lynne Rosen, Language and Cultural Equity director, was recognized by the Council of the Great City Schools for her role in developing Spanish-language parent roadmaps for the Common Core Standards used nationally.

 

III. Public Forum

There were no participants in public forum.

IV.  Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • First 2012-2013 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council meeting
  • No board meeting on October 17 because of the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) national conference, where several board members and staff members are giving presentations
  • Principals James Lujan and Yvonne Garcia presentation on school redesign at ALAS meeting
  • Recognition and appreciation for Eddie Soto’s involvement in ALAS
  • Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) meeting next week will attended by two APS principals, Yvonne Garcia and Martin Sandoval, as part of a select group of aspiring principals participating
  • APS Indian Education Department’s 2012 Fall College Connection Day event for students and parents that met with representatives from universities, colleges, Tribal Education departments, and community organizations from across the country
  • Turnout of community members and their input to help APS with bullying prevention
  • A is for Art event, with 450 people attending and gratitude for the artwork donated by Edward Gonzales, which sold for $4,000
  • National recognition for APS’s successful transformation to digital education by the Federal Communications Committee chairman, Julius Genachowski

 

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Gratitude to Brad Winter and his staff for working with community to resolve traffic issues
  • Gratitude to the APS Maintenance and Operations Department for creating the incredible environment at Valle Vista Elementary School, especially the community garden
  • Common core introduction to kindergarten
  • Gratitude to Kizito Wijenje, Brad Winter and Peg Koshmider for creating the residency evaluation process so quickly because it helps parents understand that APS is recognizing their concerns
  • Compliments on the A is for Art event
  • Race to the Top application process
  • Support for ALAS
  • Parent participation in the Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary School curriculum night
  • Truman Middle School’s participation in Rachel’s Challenge, especially the daily “kindness counts”

 

C.   President's Report

  • Introduction of new Audit Committee members, Susan Wrons and Michael Reeves
  • District-wide school counseling
  • Volcano Vista High School presentation on the plan for Common Core and College to Career implementation
  • Appreciation for the A is for Art event
  • Gratitude for assistance in resolving traffic issues near Atrisco Heritage Academy High School
  • Rudolfo Anaya Elementary School enrollment issues
  • Recognition for APS board supporting charter schools in the south valley that have proven themselves to be excellent and recognized as an outstanding high school nationally
  • Request emergency plans for buses that don’t arrive on time, specifically for Rudolfo Anaya Elementary School
  • Request information about the availability of special education teachers at APS schools to address the needs of students

 

V.   Special Issues

A.   Race to the Top District-Level Competition (Discussion)

Interim Chief Academic Officer Shelly Green and Michelle Tigelaar, grants writer/manager updated board members on the Race to the Top District Competition and proposal ideas to align grant efforts to district goals, priorities and needs.  The Race to the Top District Competition Application is being drafted with district priorities and sustainability issues in mind:

  • Opportunity for significant funding
  • Allows opportunity to apply in future years
  • Fosters conversation about district-wide priorities and goals

 

Board members discussed the following issues for this agenda item:

  • Request comparison of previous Race to the Top grant competitions
  • CGCS assisted in research to determine best practices from past winning applications
  • Successful individualized programs for students
  • Professional development and teacher education at the college level
  • Collaboration with educational systems to create the best learning environments
  • Expectations and responsibilities of accepting the grant
  • Criteria expected to show improvement
  • Identification of teachers who need to leave the profession
  • Information on schools in the School Improvement Grant(SIG) pilot
  • Timeline of comments from the mayor and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)
  • Timeline for comments and approval from labor unions and APS Board of Education
  • Request draft proposal before CGCS conference to allow time for review
  • Capital funding available for remodeling of Montgomery Complex
  • Professional development for administrators, especially in teacher evaluation
  • Timeframe to receive funding
  • Program longevity and impact on budget

 

B.   Legislative Update (Discussion)

Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst Carrie Robin Menapace reviewed information from the recent Legislative Education Study Committee meetings, specifically the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY 13) budget, instructional audits and insurance costs.

 

C.   Instructional Audits Update (Discussion)

Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst Carrie Robin Menapace reviewed the NMPED reporting requirements, the comments of the participants, the number of hours spent by APS staff and preliminary observations regarding the instructional audits.

NMPED identified schools as priority, focus or strategic in addition to assigning schools a letter grade. Instructional audits are required for specific categories of schools. Nineteen APS traditional schools and locally authorized charter schools are required to undergo an instructional audit led by the PED prior to submitting the final Web Educational Plan for Student Success (WebEPSS). Fifty-two APS traditional schools and locally authorized charter schools are required to undergo an instructional audit led by the district prior to submitting the final WebEPSS to the state

Associate Superintendents for Elementary Education Diane Kerschen and Raquel Reedy, and Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education Eddie Soto shared their experiences of interacting with students as part of the instructional audits.

 

D.   Parent Roadmaps in Spanish (Discussion)

Executive Director of Instructional Accountability RoseAnn McKernan reviewed the Spanish and English Parent Roadmaps as resources for parents to support students in language and math.

Board members discussed the following issues for this agenda item:

  • Have these resources been shared with other districts, charter schools and the New Mexico Public Education Department?
  • Will report cards use a letter or number system and will it be easily understood by parents?

 

E.   Update on Common Core Standards (Discussion)

Interim Chief Academic Officer Shelly Green and Executive Director of Instructional Accountability RoseAnn McKernan reviewed the current status of implementing the Common Core State Standards; specifically they are related to District Benchmark Assessments (DBA).

The DBA are designed as a classroom tool for teachers to evaluate academic progress within specific subject areas over the course of the school year for students in 1st-11th grades. The DBA are given in APS schools to show teachers what concepts their students understand and identify areas where students may be struggling. The tests are created by a team of APS teachers and administrators based on state standards, which are the same standards that students will be tested on in the spring when they take the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments (SBA).

 

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

David Peercy motioned for approval of the consent calendar items.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  The Capital Outlay, Property and Technology committee matters of the consent calendar were unanimously approved by the board members in attendance at the time of the vote: Lorenzo Garcia, Kathy Korte, Analee Maestas, and David Peercy.

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

I.   Approval of the Qualifications-Based Bid Award for the South Valley Academy Administration, Media Center and Classroom Addition

II.  Approval of the Albuquerque Public Schools Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) State Award of $155,176 after an Applied Direct Appropriation Offset of $0 from the 2012-2013

 

VII. Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

Vice President Maestas announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

An Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting was held on Wednesday, October 3, 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 5:00 p.m.

A.   Color Guard presentation provided by La Cueva High School Marines

I.   Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

B.   Roll Call

Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel, David Peercy

Absent: Paula Maes, David Robbins

C.   Adoption of the October 3, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the September 19, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Kathy Korte motioned to adopt the agenda and approve the minutes. David Peercy seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the October 3, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the September 19, 2012, Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.  Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.   The Rio Grande High School Orchestra led by Arla Gibson, choir and orchestra director were recognized for performance.

B.   Cesar Quesada-Rojas, Valley High School student, was recognized posthumously for his accomplishments and impact on the community.

C.   Karen Glennon, Jackson Middle School teacher, was recognized as a Fidelity Investments Hero in Education for her dedication in supporting students

D.   Honor music ensembles from Eldorado High School, led by John Sanks, and Manzano High School, led by Carla Erickson, were recognized for being selected by the New Mexico Music Educators Association to perform at the 2013 NMMEA conference.

E.   Lynne Rosen, Language and Cultural Equity director, was recognized by the Council of the Great City Schools for her role in developing Spanish-language parent roadmaps for the Common Core Standards used nationally.

 

III. Public Forum

There were no participants in public forum.

IV.  Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • First 2012-2013 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council meeting
  • No board meeting on October 17 because of the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) national conference, where several board members and staff members are giving presentations
  • Principals James Lujan and Yvonne Garcia presentation on school redesign at ALAS meeting
  • Recognition and appreciation for Eddie Soto’s involvement in ALAS
  • Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) meeting next week will attended by two APS principals, Yvonne Garcia and Martin Sandoval, as part of a select group of aspiring principals participating
  • APS Indian Education Department’s 2012 Fall College Connection Day event for students and parents that met with representatives from universities, colleges, Tribal Education departments, and community organizations from across the country
  • Turnout of community members and their input to help APS with bullying prevention
  • A is for Art event, with 450 people attending and gratitude for the artwork donated by Edward Gonzales, which sold for $4,000
  • National recognition for APS’s successful transformation to digital education by the Federal Communications Committee chairman, Julius Genachowski

 

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Gratitude to Brad Winter and his staff for working with community to resolve traffic issues
  • Gratitude to the APS Maintenance and Operations Department for creating the incredible environment at Valle Vista Elementary School, especially the community garden
  • Common core introduction to kindergarten
  • Gratitude to Kizito Wijenje, Brad Winter and Peg Koshmider for creating the residency evaluation process so quickly because it helps parents understand that APS is recognizing their concerns
  • Compliments on the A is for Art event
  • Race to the Top application process
  • Support for ALAS
  • Parent participation in the Susie Rayos Marmon Elementary School curriculum night
  • Truman Middle School’s participation in Rachel’s Challenge, especially the daily “kindness counts”

 

C.   President's Report

  • Introduction of new Audit Committee members, Susan Wrons and Michael Reeves
  • District-wide school counseling
  • Volcano Vista High School presentation on the plan for Common Core and College to Career implementation
  • Appreciation for the A is for Art event
  • Gratitude for assistance in resolving traffic issues near Atrisco Heritage Academy High School
  • Rudolfo Anaya Elementary School enrollment issues
  • Recognition for APS board supporting charter schools in the south valley that have proven themselves to be excellent and recognized as an outstanding high school nationally
  • Request emergency plans for buses that don’t arrive on time, specifically for Rudolfo Anaya Elementary School
  • Request information about the availability of special education teachers at APS schools to address the needs of students

 

V.   Special Issues

A.   Race to the Top District-Level Competition (Discussion)

Interim Chief Academic Officer Shelly Green and Michelle Tigelaar, grants writer/manager updated board members on the Race to the Top District Competition and proposal ideas to align grant efforts to district goals, priorities and needs.  The Race to the Top District Competition Application is being drafted with district priorities and sustainability issues in mind:

  • Opportunity for significant funding
  • Allows opportunity to apply in future years
  • Fosters conversation about district-wide priorities and goals

 

Board members discussed the following issues for this agenda item:

  • Request comparison of previous Race to the Top grant competitions
  • CGCS assisted in research to determine best practices from past winning applications
  • Successful individualized programs for students
  • Professional development and teacher education at the college level
  • Collaboration with educational systems to create the best learning environments
  • Expectations and responsibilities of accepting the grant
  • Criteria expected to show improvement
  • Identification of teachers who need to leave the profession
  • Information on schools in the School Improvement Grant(SIG) pilot
  • Timeline of comments from the mayor and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)
  • Timeline for comments and approval from labor unions and APS Board of Education
  • Request draft proposal before CGCS conference to allow time for review
  • Capital funding available for remodeling of Montgomery Complex
  • Professional development for administrators, especially in teacher evaluation
  • Timeframe to receive funding
  • Program longevity and impact on budget

 

B.   Legislative Update (Discussion)

Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst Carrie Robin Menapace reviewed information from the recent Legislative Education Study Committee meetings, specifically the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY 13) budget, instructional audits and insurance costs.

 

C.   Instructional Audits Update (Discussion)

Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst Carrie Robin Menapace reviewed the NMPED reporting requirements, the comments of the participants, the number of hours spent by APS staff and preliminary observations regarding the instructional audits.

NMPED identified schools as priority, focus or strategic in addition to assigning schools a letter grade. Instructional audits are required for specific categories of schools. Nineteen APS traditional schools and locally authorized charter schools are required to undergo an instructional audit led by the PED prior to submitting the final Web Educational Plan for Student Success (WebEPSS). Fifty-two APS traditional schools and locally authorized charter schools are required to undergo an instructional audit led by the district prior to submitting the final WebEPSS to the state

Associate Superintendents for Elementary Education Diane Kerschen and Raquel Reedy, and Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education Eddie Soto shared their experiences of interacting with students as part of the instructional audits.

 

D.   Parent Roadmaps in Spanish (Discussion)

Executive Director of Instructional Accountability RoseAnn McKernan reviewed the Spanish and English Parent Roadmaps as resources for parents to support students in language and math.

Board members discussed the following issues for this agenda item:

  • Have these resources been shared with other districts, charter schools and the New Mexico Public Education Department?
  • Will report cards use a letter or number system and will it be easily understood by parents?

 

E.   Update on Common Core Standards (Discussion)

Interim Chief Academic Officer Shelly Green and Executive Director of Instructional Accountability RoseAnn McKernan reviewed the current status of implementing the Common Core State Standards; specifically they are related to District Benchmark Assessments (DBA).

The DBA are designed as a classroom tool for teachers to evaluate academic progress within specific subject areas over the course of the school year for students in 1st-11th grades. The DBA are given in APS schools to show teachers what concepts their students understand and identify areas where students may be struggling. The tests are created by a team of APS teachers and administrators based on state standards, which are the same standards that students will be tested on in the spring when they take the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments (SBA).

 

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

David Peercy motioned for approval of the consent calendar items.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  The Capital Outlay, Property and Technology committee matters of the consent calendar were unanimously approved by the board members in attendance at the time of the vote: Lorenzo Garcia, Kathy Korte, Analee Maestas, and David Peercy.

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

I.   Approval of the Qualifications-Based Bid Award for the South Valley Academy Administration, Media Center and Classroom Addition

II.  Approval of the Albuquerque Public Schools Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) State Award of $155,176 after an Applied Direct Appropriation Offset of $0 from the 2012-2013

 

VII. Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

Vice President Maestas announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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