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Board of Education Meeting - Dec 5, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, December 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, December 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 Sandia High School Air Force JROTC

 

I.

Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the December 5, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the November 7, 2012, Board of Education Meeting and November 16, 2012, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Albuquerque Public Schools Graphics Services Department

 

I.

Karin Tartar, Lisa Lawrence, Jorge Rodriguez, Stephen Valencia and Ernest Cedillos of APS Graphics Enterprise Services for earning the national In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association IPMA) Bronze awards for the Kids Cook nutrition poster and the Graphics Enterprise Services Print Initiative poster

 

II.

Karin Tartar, APS Graphics Enterprise Services manager for earning the national In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association’s (IPMA) Certified Graphic Communications Manager designation and for her selection to present at the national 2013 IPMA annual conference

 

B.

Margaret Grady, APS school nurse, for the state Nursing Excellence Award by the Center for New Mexico Nursing Excellence in Community and Public Health

 

C.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services represented by Jim Hinton, Kathy Davis and Claire Dudley for coordinating and providing the Day of Service initiative supporting APS student health and well being

 

D.

New Mexico Automobile Dealers Association represented by Charles Henson and Quality Mazda dealership represented by Annette DiLorenzo Thayer for continued partnership and support of APS student achievement

 

E.

Wells Fargo of Albuquerque partnership presentation to Albuquerque Public Schools Education Foundation to support APS students and teachers

 

F.

APS Board of Education for earning Leadership Achievement recognition from the New Mexico School Boards Association during the 2012 state conference

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

International Baccalaureate Program Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education, and Katy Harvey, Sandia High School Principal

 

 

B.

Election Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Kizito Wijenje, Capital Master Plan Director

 

C.

Consideration for Approval of a Resolution of the APS Board of Education Regarding Campaign Finance Disclosure Reporting for Candidates for Board of Education and the Campaign Finance Disclosure Reporting Form (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Brenda Yager, Executive Director of Board Services and Government Affairs

 

D.

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

 

I.

Update on Revenue Forecase

 

II.

Legislative Finance Committee Update

 

III.

Legislative Education Study Committee Update

 

IV.

Legislative Agenda

 

VI.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

 

A.

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

 

I.

Approval of Grant the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority ("ABCWUA") a Permanent Sanitary Sewer Easement Alternative Schools Campus

 

II.

Approval of PSCOC Project Closeout Certification for West Mesa High School - PSOC Project Number: P-6-003

 

III.

Approval of PSCOC Project Closeout Certification for PSCOC Project Number: R06-001 for Madison Middle School, Cleveland Middle School and Del Norte High School

 

IV.

Approval of the Architect Selection for Architectural Services RFP #13-012-MM-SL

 

V.

Approval of Bid #13-021PS-AM, Dish Machine Services and Supplies

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

 

a.

Elementary Breakfast Grant, $601,292

 

b.

Elementary School Counselor Expansion, $399,730

 

c.

GO Bonds-La Cueva, $114,549

 

d.

GO Bonds-James Monroe, 59,090

 

e.

Running Start for Careers, $45,000

 

f.

Impact Aid-Special Education, 44,651

 

g.

GO Bonds-Ernie Pyle, $40,785

 

h.

Kirtland Korner, $14,302

 

i.

GO Bonds-Early College Academy, $11,225

 

j.

Homeless Project Tutors, $10,000

 

k.

Elementary Breakfast-El Camino Real, $7,742

 

l.

Impact Aid-Indian Education, $3,748

 

m.

Elementary Breakfast-Christine Duncan, $783

 

II.

Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for October 2012

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for October 2012

 

IV.

Approval of Budget Adjustment Request for School Bus Rental Fee

 

a.

Sena School Bus Co., $39644

 

b.

Albert Sanchez Bus Company Inc., $59,466

 

V.

Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract

 

a.

Sena School Bus Co., $39644

 

b.

Albert Sanchez Bus Company Inc., $59,466

 

VI.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for October 2012

 

VII.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service June 1-June 30, 2012

 

VIII.

Approval of Operational Fund Inter-Function Transfers for October

 

IX.

Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for October

 

X.

Approval of Letter from APS Board to Native American Community Academy (NACA) Requesting Corrective Action Plan for FY12 Audit Findings

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, December 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, December 19, 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, December 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 5:03 p.m.
A. Color Guard Presentation Provided by Sandia High School Air Force JROTC
I. Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence
B. Roll Call
Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel, Paula
Maes, David Robbins (by phone, arrived during board reports), David Peercy
C. Adoption of the December 5, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda
and Approval ofthe November 7, 2012, Board of Education Meeting and November 16,
2012, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)
President Maes stated that agenda item II.D. will be deleted from the agenda
because Charles Henson of New Mexico Automobile Dealers Association and Annette
DiLorenzo Thayer of Quality Mazda could not be present to receive their recognition.
Kathy Korte motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes.
Analee Maestas seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the December 5,
2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the November 7, 2012, Board of
Education meeting and November 16, 2012, Special Board of Education meeting minutes.
II. Recognition of Students, Staff and Community
A. Albuquerque Public Schools Graphics Services Department
I. Karin Tartar, Lisa Lawrence, Jorge Rodriguez, Stephen Valencia and
Ernest Cedillos of APS Graphics Enterprise Services were recognized for earning the national
In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association IPMA) Bronze awards for the Kids Cook nutrition
poster and the Graphics Enterprise Services Print Initiative poster
II. Karin Tartar, APS Graphics Enterprise Services manager, was recognized
for earning the national In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association's (IPMA) Certified Graphic
Communications Manager designation and for her selection to present at the national 2013
IPMA annual conference
B. Margaret Grady, APS school nurse, was recognized for the state Nursing
Excellence Award by the Center for New Mexico Nursing Excellence in Community and Public
Health
C. Presbyterian Healthcare Services, represented by Jim Hinton, Kathy Davis and
Claire Dudley, was recognized for coordinating and providing the Day of Service initiative
supporting APS student health and well being
D. Charles Henson of the New Mexico Automobile Dealers Association and Annette
DiLorenzo Thayer of the Quality Mazda dealership were not able to attend this meeting to
receive their recognition.
E. Wells Fargo of Albuquerque partnership presentation to Albuquerque Public
Schools Education Foundation to support APS students and teachers
F. APS Board of Education was recognized for earning Leadership Achievement
recognition from the New Mexico School Boards Association during the 2012 state conference
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III. Public Forum
The public forum included concern about the reduced availability of the librarian at
Wherry Elementary School because students need access to resources to achieve academic
success.
IV.
A.
Matters of Information
Superintendent's Report
Superintendent Brooks reported on the following issues:


Sandia High School Matadors meet the Las Cruces High School Bulldawgs for the NMAA
State Varsity Football Championship at Wilson Stadium on Friday, December 7.
Renovation projects at Sandia High School
• Celebration of the Fidelity Heroes in Education
• Recognition of the new APS employee team, Educators Walking for a Cure, which was
part of the city-wide Walk to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
B. Board Member Comments
Board members commented about the following issues:
• Students impressed board members at the student-led conferences with their ability to
communicate about their educational experience and progress
• NMSBA training opportunities and sharing information with other New Mexico school
districts
• Gratitude for the efforts to recycle materials, use resources wisely, and save taxpayer
dollars
• Importance of improving conditions for dedicated teachers to stay in teaching
• Support for choices for students and equity of opportunities
• Concern by board members that information they request from administrators is not
readily available for all board members
• Importance of remembering that charter schools are public schools
• Concern that the proposed change to the funding formula for public education will not
support all students
• Concern for the volunteer policy
• Support for being a voice for students and teachers
• Concern for the availability of materials to support Common Core State Standards
• Concern that parents are not being heard by media and New Mexico Public Education
Department and legislators
• Concern for how $8.5 million designated to help third graders read was spent by the
governor for other things, which directly affects student achievement
• Support for the teacher evaluation plan to address ineffective teachers
• Board members are reaching out to community groups and charter schools for input to
improve student achievement and communication to legislators to fund education
adequately
o Concern about the criteria of the New Mexico Public Education Department in deciding
to take over local school boards and districts
• Importance of transparency and revealing conflicts of interest because board member
decisions affect taxpayers' investment
• Importance of judiciously requesting information from staff members due to the burden
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of fulfilling all of the requests
V. Special Issues
A. International Baccalaureate Program Update (Discussion)
Eddie Soto, associate superintendent for secondary education, and Katy Harvey,
Sandia High School principal, reviewed the process and the progress of the Sandia High School
International Baccalaureate Program.
Board members discussed the following regarding this agenda item:
• Coordinate grading and curriculum requirements of Common Core State Standards with
International Baccalaureate (18)
• Verification that 18 surpasses state assessments and requirements
o Clarification regarding transfers and athletic eligibility
• Criteria for acceptance into the 18 program is based on a matrix of requirements
• Will priority be given to Sandia High School students or APS students?
o Connections to the Corrales 18 charter school
• Limits of transportation support for students
o Will students be considered based on racial or socioeconomic status?
• Interest in the 18 program has come from across the district
o Importance to achieve diversity
o What are the demographics for current 18 schools?
• All APS sophomores are receiving information about the 18 criteria and registration
• Parents of sophomores will be receiving the 18 information through the annual AP
registration packet
B. Election Update (Discussion)
Kizito Wijenje, Capital Master Plan director, and David H. Grieves, representing
Yes for Our Children capital improvements committee, presented an advertisement to support
the $368 million school mill levy / school bond election, reviewed the work that has been done,
and what further work is planned.
Important facts about the election:
• There is no tax increase. If approved, property taxes will continue at the current rates.
• All registered voters who live within the Albuquerque Public Schools district
boundaries are eligible to vote in the February 5, 2013, bond election, including all
Bernalillo County and registered voters within the portion of Sandoval County
considered the Village of Corrales.
• The bond will be used to maintain, renovate, restore and renew educational facilities,
most of which are more than 45 years old. Election revenue will complete revenue
sources for the current Capital Master Plan strategy (worth about $1 billion from 2011-
17).
o The capital master plan is extremely important to local economic health, local job
prospects, and educational needs because construction projects will continue to boost
the economy, especially a lagging construction sector.
C. Consideration for Approval ofa Resolution of the APS Board of Education
Regarding Campaign Finance Disclosure Reporting for Candidates for Board of
Education and the Campaign Finance Disclosure Reporting Form (Discussion/Action)
David Peercy motioned for approval of the resolution. Kathy Korte seconded the
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motion. Board member unanimously approved the resolution of the APS Board of Education
regarding campaign finance disclosure reporting for candidates for the Board of Education and
the campaign finance disclosure reporting form.
D. Legislative Update (Discussion)
I. Update on Revenue Forecast
II. Legislative Finance Committee Update
III. Legislative Education Study Committee Update
IV. Legislative Agenda
Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst, reviewed the
impact of the Legislative Finance Committee and the Legislative Education Study Committee
discussing changes in revenue, technology upgrades, the teacher tier program compared to
student achievement, and the upcoming legislative session. She also mentioned that the
legislative agenda will be available in English and Spanish.
VI. Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)
David Peercy motioned for approval of the consent calendar items. Kathy Korte
seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved section A. Capital Outlay,
Property and Technology matters and section B. Finance matters.
A. Consideration for Approval of Capital Outlay, Property and Technology
Matters (Discussion/Action)
I. Approval of Grant the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility
Authority ("ABCWUA") a Permanent Sanitary Sewer Easement
Alternative Schools Campus
II. Approval of PSCOC Project Closeout Certification for West Mesa High
School- PSOC Project Number: P-6-003
III. Approval of PSCOC Project Closeout Certification for PSCOC Project
Number: R06-001 for Madison Middle School, Cleveland Middle School
and Del Norte High School
IV. Approval of the Architect Selection for Architectural Services RFP #13-
012-MM-SL
V. Approval of Bid #13-021PS-AM, Dish Machine Services and Supplies
B. Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)
I. Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management
a. Elementary Breakfast Grant, $601,292
b. Elementary School Counselor Expansion, $399,730
c. GO Bonds-La Cueva, $114,549
d. GO Bonds-James Monroe, 59,090
e. Running Start for Careers, $45,000
f. Impact Aid-Special Education, 44,651
g. GO Bonds-Ernie Pyle, $40,785
h. Kirtland Korner, $14,302
i. GO Bonds-Early College Academy, $11,225
j. Homeless Project Tutors, $10,000
k. Elementary Breakfast-El Camino Real, $7,742
1. Impact Aid-Indian Education, $3,748
m. Elementary Breakfast-Christine Duncan, $783
II. Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for October
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2012
III. Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for October
2012
IV. Approval of Budget Adjustment Request for School Bus Rental Fee
a. Sena School Bus Co., $39644
b. Albert Sanchez Bus Company Inc., $59,466
V. Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract
a. Sena School Bus Co., $39644
b. Albert Sanchez Bus Company Inc., $59,466
VI. Approval of Cash Disbursements for October 2012
VII. Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service June i-June 30,
2012
VIII. Approval of Operational Fund Inter-Function Transfers for October
IX. Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for October
X. Approval of Letter from APS Board to Native American Community
Academy (NACA) Requesting Corrective Action Plan for FY12 Audit
Findings
VII. Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings
President Maes announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be
held on Friday, December 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, December 19, 2012, at 5:00
p.m., in the John Milne Community Board room.
VIII. Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 7:25 a.m.

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