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UPDATE: Special Board of Education Meeting - Oct 26, 2012

This meeting will begin at 7:45 a.m. or immediately following the Audit Committee meeting.

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:45 AM
Where: DeLayo Martin Community Room Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
Meeting Posted On: 04/24/2012, 4:31 PM
Agenda Posted On: 10/24/2012, 5:22 PM
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Special Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

The Special Board of Education meeting will begin at 7:45 a.m. or immediately following the Audit Committee meeting.

Friday, October 26, 2012

7:45 AM

DeLayo-Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I.

Call to Order

 

A.

Roll Call

 

B.

Adoption of the October 26, 2012,Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Public Forum

 

III.

Special Issues

 

A.

Briefing on Lovelace and ABQ Health Partners: Impact to APS Employees (Discussion)
Presenter: Andi Trybus, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

 

B.

Council of Great City Schools Fall Conference Briefing (Discussion)
Presenter: APS Board Members and Administrators

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IV.

Superintendent Report

 

V.

Board Reports

 

VI.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion / Action)

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of District and Community Relations Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Race to the Top District Level Competition Submission

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

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

 

B.

The next Special Board meeting will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

 

VIII.

Adjournment

 









Minutes of Special Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

A Special meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Friday, October 26, 2012, beginning at 7:45 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.

I.   Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 8:05 a.m.

A.   Roll Call

Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel (left at 8:30 a.m., then joined the meeting by phone), Paula Maes, David Peercy, David Robbins (by phone)

B.   Adoption of the October 26, 2012, Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

Kathy Korte motioned for adoption of the agenda. Analee Maestas seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the October 26, 2012, Special meeting agenda.

II.  Public Forum

There were no participants in public forum.

III. Special Issues

A.   Briefing on Lovelace and ABQ Health Partners: Impact to APS Employees (Discussion)

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Andi Trybus reviewed the timeline and facts of how Lovelace and ABQ Health Partners interactions will affect employees currently on the Lovelace Health Plan.  APS has continuously communicated with employees as the situation has developed through email, mailings and the APS website.  APS has arranged for employees to meet with Lovelace staff to communicate their medical needs and make arrangements for transition of services to new providers.

B.   Council of Great City Schools Fall Conference Briefing (Discussion)

Presenter: APS Board Members and Administrators

Board members and members of APS staff provided highlights of their participation in the Council of Great City Schools Fall Conference.  Topics discussed included:

  • Efforts in improving math instruction
  • Director of math focuses on using common core online system so teachers access real life experiences in teaching
  • Magnet schools that align with jobs needed in the future based on projected growth
  • Challenges for African American and Latino males
  • School of medicine used mini grants for students to address health issues in their communities
  • Students in charge of administration of programs to get more parent participation and engagement
  • Opportunities for parents to work together and take leadership roles with each other
  • Common core for English Language Learners (ELL) population
  • Professional development differentiated for each teacher due to the varying levels of teachers
  • Technology implemented to include instruction and books online
  • Working with community agencies to support technology
  • Technology to improve teacher quality and wrap around services
  • Community services and non-profits to support kids affected by social issues
  • Cheaper solutions for textbooks and testing online
  • Teacher evaluation focus-approached aligning with test scores
  • No resolution for percentage of teachers who aren’t affected by test scores
  • Teacher evaluations based on a self-assessment framework, in which they set objectives, goals and targets
  • Negotiated 30-day removal for totally ineffective teachers, principals and administrators based on assessments throughout the year
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI) copyrighted by CGCS
  • Secession plans for changes in CGCS administration
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) authorization report
  • Title 1 funding distribution
  • Common issues that are occurring nationwide
  • Concern about politicizing education
  • CGCS reach impacts 6.5 million students around the country
  • Key to success of APS is the leadership, reputation, integrity and capacity of Superintendent Brooks
  • Funding for public schools
  • School environment importance in academic success of students
  • Funding the capital part of our schools and support from the community
  • Extended contracts for teachers, including support for educational opportunities and corresponding higher levels of pay
  • Interest in next year’s CGCS’s conference in Albuquerque

IV.  Superintendent Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • Staff presentations represented the district favorably at the CGCS conference.
  • Input from APS board members was requested for the theme of next year’s conference.
  • New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) comments on the Race to the Top application included concern about alignment of teacher evaluations.
  • The APS pilot teacher evaluation was presented to the NMPED teacher evaluation committee.
  • Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC) has requested that the APS pilot teacher evaluation be presented at the LESC meeting in November.
  • The pilot also will be presented to the APS Board of Education.

V.   Board Reports

There were no further board comments.

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

A.   Consideration for Approval of District and Community Relations Matters (Discussion/Action)

I.   Approval of Race to the Top District Level Competition Submission

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval of the consent calendar items.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the Race to the Top District Level Competition submission.

VII. Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

Paula Maes announced that the next Board of Education meeting will be Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room and the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

VIII. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.

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