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Board of Education Meeting - Dec 19, 2012

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, December 19, 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 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 December 19, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the December 5, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Student performance by Kirtland Elementary School under the direction of teacher Barbara Rivers

 

B.

Celebrating Community Partners

 

I.

The Honorable Willow Misty Parks, County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins and  Wende O’Brien, Bernalillo County web content editor, for their interest in and support of the APS Education Foundation, A is for Art, and the Fine Arts program

 

II.

Representatives Conrad James, Danice Picraux, Eleanor Chavez, David Doyle, and Al Park, and Senators Eric Griego, Bernadette Sanchez, Dede Feldman, Mark Boitano, Lisa Curtis, and Tim Eichenberg for their service in supporting APS students

 

C.

Celebrating Student, Staff and School Success

 

I.

Student Christopher Duran, senior, of the Volcano High School swim team for saving the life of a competing student during  the Highland Quad Meet

 

II.

Van Buren Middle School staff Reyes B. Chavez III, Fernando Sarabillo, Mario Rodriguez, Reuben Montano, Anthony Trujillo, Cardinal S. Rieger and Kara Cortazzo for best practices at their school

 

III.

APS Energy STARS (Schools Teaching About Resource Sustainability) winners

 

a.

Matheson Park Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and Sandia High School for their top energy savings

 

b.

EPA Energy Star  recognition of 48 APS schools for their earned energy certification

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Legislative Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Joseph Escobedo, Chief of Staff, and RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability

 

I.

Small School Size

 

II.

Retention Research

 

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.

IDEA-B-Special Education, $13,498,992

 

b.

Title I, $4,690,027

 

c.

Title IIA, $635,536

 

d.

Title III, $267,040

 

e.

KANW, $160,742

 

f.

IDEA-B-Preschool, $73,332

 

g.

ROTC, $62,000

 

h.

Title I Homeless Project, $10,000

 

i.

KNME-Tal-Net, $5,994

 

j.

Zia Family Focus Center, $5,000

 

k.

Asthma, $150

 

II.

Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for November 2012

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for November 2012

 

IV.

Approval of IDEA-B Grant Amended Application

 

V.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for November 2012

 

VI.

Approval of Musical Instruments and Equipment on Demand Bid #13-018GR-SL

 

VII.

Approval of Operational Fund Inter-Function Transfers for November

 

VIII.

Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for November

 

B.

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

 

I.

Approval of Administrative Recommendation to Renew Charter for Albuquerque Talent Development Secondary Charter School for Five Years with One Condition; also to Approve a Name Change Request to Albuquerque Talent Development Academy

 

II.

Approval of Administrative Recommendation to Renew Charter for Corrales International School for Five Years with One Condition

 

III.

Approval of Administrative Recommendation to Renew Charter for El Camino Real Academy for Five Years with One Condition

 

IV.

Approval of 2013-2014 Traditional School Year Calendar

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, January, 16, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.

Adjournment

 

Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, December 19, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE.

 

I.      Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.

  1. A. Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

Recognition for contribution of New Mexico House of Representatives Speaker Ben Lujan and recognition of the loss of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut

B.     Roll Call

Present: Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Paula Maes, David Robbins, David Peercy

Absent: Martin Esquivel

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

Kathy Korte motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes.  David Robbins seconded the motion. Board members unanimously agreed to adopt the December 19, 2012, Board of Education meeting agenda and approve the December 5, 2012, Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.     Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.     Board Meeting Performance

Board members recognized the Kirtland Elementary School student performance at the board meeting under the direction of teacher Barbara Rivers.

B.     Celebrating Community Partners

I.        The Honorable Willow Misty Parks, County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins and Wende O’Brien, Bernalillo County web content editor, were recognized for their interest in and support of the APS Education Foundation, A is for Art, and the Fine Arts program.

II.       Representatives Conrad James, Danice Picraux, Eleanor Chavez, David Doyle, and Al Park, and Senators Eric Griego, Bernadette Sanchez, Dede Feldman, Mark Boitano, Lisa Curtis, and Tim Eichenberg were recognized for their service in supporting APS students.

C.     Celebrating Student, Staff and School Success

I.        Student Christopher Duran, senior, of the Volcano High School swim team was recognized for saving the life of a competing student during the recent Highland Quad Meet

II.       Van Buren Middle School staff Reyes B. Chavez III, Fernando Sarabillo, Mario Rodriguez, Reuben Montano, Anthony Trujillo, Principal Cardinal S. Rieger and Kara Cortazzo were recognized for best practices at their school

III.      APS Energy STARS (Schools Teaching About Resource Sustainability) winners

a.       Matheson Park Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and Sandia High School were recognized for their top energy savings

b.       EPA Energy Star recognition of 48 APS schools, and the APS district, for their earned energy certification

 

III.    Public Forum

Public forum comments included gratitude for renewal of the El Camino Real Charter School, the significance of small school size to student progress, and gratitude for the support and renewal of Albuquerque Talent Development Secondary Charter School.

 

IV.    Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Dr. Brad Winter, chief operations officer officiating on behalf of Superintendent Winston Brooks, discussed the review and revision of school safety plans.  He expressed gratitude for the connection of local police departments and government agencies to improve the safety plans and increase patrols around schools. He reminded schools, parents, students and community of the importance to communicate and share information. The APS leadership team is working together to communicate more effectively to all audiences.

 

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following issues:

  • Concern for the lack of acknowledgement by administration for teachers who take a leadership role
  • Concern for the safety of teachers and students
  • Recognition for the National Dance Institute presentations with APS students
  • Recognition of upcoming board elections and gratitude for the opportunity to serve
  • Gratitude for communications of the safeguards for APS staff and students and the hard stance taken for circulating false rumors
  • Gratitude for support of the performing arts and the opportunity for students to learn how to dance, sing, and act
  • Wishes of happy holidays for the staff and administration at the schools
  • Gratitude for the work done by the calendar committee and the need to continue to honor our veterans
  • Support for coordinating calendars with UNM and CNM so that students and staff can participate in higher education
  • Recommendation that APS advocate for more support services for mental health counseling and social work to mitigate suffering of students and families
  • Request for continued communication of safety efforts and issues and to be able to review these issues before setting the budget
  • Concern about access points by the public to APS schools’ campuses
  • Request for support for community and from the community on safety issues
  • Support for families to ask their family members to step up and ask them to get treatment because mental illness is treatable
  • Importance of reviewing the capital master plan to take prudent steps ensure that safety needs are addressed
  • Funds saved by saving energy can help provide more teachers
  • Support for legislation that will empower the APS police department to improve its safety efforts

 

  1. C. President's Report

President Maes wished everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

 

V.     Special Issues

A.     Legislative Update (Discussion)

I.      Small School Size

II.     Retention Research

Joseph Escobedo, chief of staff, and RoseAnn McKernan, executive director of Instructional Accountability, discussed research on the small school size proposal, and retention and its impact on student achievement. They explained proposed legislation supporting small school sizes for facilities, and other legislation supporting retention and opposing social promotion.

Board members discussed the following issues regarding this agenda item:

  • APS believes in smaller learning communities
  • Requests for information regarding closing the achievement gap with smaller learning communities
  • Concern that some districts have lowered the bar to obtain proficiency
  • Research shows that extra time on task will help students succeed
  • Request that APS expose legislators to the valuable information available in the research, especially the impact of pupil-teacher ratios
  • Concern that the ratio will need to be lowered significantly to see the results that are expected
  • Request that research of the impact of national board certification be included in the information given to legislators
  • Inquiries of the effects of the tier program on retention of teachers
  • Request that parents be informed of the qualifications and certifications that their students’ teachers have obtained
  • Recommendation that the beginning salary of teachers be increased because it takes time to build the salary level
  • Recommendation to review student performance correlations with level of teacher certifications
  • Concern about the cost of turnover of teachers leaving the district
  • Support for fewer years of mandatory math and giving students the option to choose extra years of math and science

 

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 VI. A. and B. sections of the consent calendar

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

I.        Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

a.       IDEA-B-Special Education, $13,498,992

b.       Title I, $4,690,027

c.       Title IIA, $635,536

d.       Title III, $267,040

e.       KANW, $160,742

f.        IDEA-B-Preschool, $73,332

g.       ROTC, $62,000

h.       Title I Homeless Project, $10,000

i.        KNME-Tal-Net, $5,994

j.        Zia Family Focus Center, $5,000

k.       Asthma, $150

II.       Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for November 2012

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

IV.     Approval of IDEA-B Grant Amended Application

V.      Approval of Cash Disbursements for November 2012

VI.     Approval of Musical Instruments and Equipment on Demand Bid #13-018GR-SL

VII.    Approval of Operational Fund Inter-Function Transfers for November

VIII.   Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for November

 

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

I.        Approval of Administrative Recommendation to Renew Charter for Albuquerque Talent Development Secondary Charter School for Five Years with One Condition; also to Approve a Name Change Request to Albuquerque Talent Development Academy

II.       Approval of Administrative Recommendation to Renew Charter for Corrales International School for Five Years with One Condition

III.      Approval of Administrative Recommendation to Renew Charter for El Camino Real Academy for Five Years with One Condition

IV.     Approval of 2013-2014 Traditional School Year Calendar

 

VII.   Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maes announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, January, 16, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.  Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Paula Maes, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________

Kathy Korte, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

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