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Board of Education Meeting - Feb 6, 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 5:00 PM
Where: DeLayo Martin Community Room Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
Meeting Posted On: 05/29/2012, 12:11 PM
Agenda Posted On: 02/05/2013, 4:32 PM
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Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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 the Rio Grande High School Marines Color Guard

 

I.

Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the Board of Education February 6, 2013, 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 Taylor Middle School Orchestra students Deandra Candelaria, Alexandra Dominguez, Samantha Hopkins, Jade Lucero, Mikayla Lucero, Sierra Medina, Aida Olivas and Madison Young under the direction of teacher Maria Stefanova

 

B.

The Albuquerque Public Schools Budget, Planning and Analysis Department team, including and under the direction of Chief Financial Officer Don Moya and Executive Director Ruben Hendrickson, for the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award for the 2012-2013 School Year

 

C.

Albuquerque Public Schools gifted teacher and spelling bee coordinator Holly Newman, Sandia High School, and her students for their superior performance in the APS district spelling bee. Kamryn Armstrong, Bellehaven Elementary, first place; Joseph Churm, Desert Ridge Middle School, second place; Alex Eaton, Jefferson Middle school, third place; and Mary Gresham, Double Eagle Elementary School, fourth place will represent APS at the March 23 New Mexico state-level spelling bee

 

D.

Manzano High School senior Katherine Cordwell for becoming only one of 40 finalists, and the only New Mexico student, in the prestigious national Intel Science Talent Search pre-college science competition

 

E.

John Adams Middle School students Dax Gonzales and Zuyl Ibañez, teachers Marnie Rehn and Kristin Steffgen, and principal Holly Gurule for earning national honors for the students’ entries in an essay contest centered on the film “Chasing Mavericks.”

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Briefing on Van Buren Middle School (Discussion)
Presenter: Presenters: Joseph Escobedo, Chief of Staff; Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent; Cardinal Rieger, Principal; Amy Tapia, Sandia National Laboratories

 

VI.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

 

A.

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

 

I.

Approval of Administrative Recommendation to Renew Charter for Gordon Bernell Charter School for Five Year

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

 

a.

Title I, $3,381,483

 

b.

IDEA-B, $1,987,603

 

c.

Title III, $216,736

 

d.

General Obligation Bond Instructional Materials, $187,951

 

e.

Carl Perkins, $91,487

 

f.

Southwest Center for Microsystem, $52,229

 

g.

IDEA-B Preschool, $38,250

 

h.

Title VIII Impact Aid-SPED, $20,705

 

i.

Schwab Charitable Fund-Atrisco Heritage Academy, $10,000

 

j.

Carl Perkins-High Schools That Work, $7,553

 

k.

McKinney Vento Homeless, $7,000

 

l.

JAG-Jobs for New Mexico Graduates, $4,561

 

m.

Kirtland Korner, $2,944

 

n.

Title VIII Impact Aid-Indian Education, $2,001

 

o.

K3 Plus, ($884,973)

 

II.

Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for December 2012

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for December 2012

 

IV.

Approval of Budget Adjustment Request for School Bus Rental Fee

 

a.

Alice Gonzales, Inc., $19,822

 

b.

Herrera School Buses, Inc., $160,552

 

c.

Herrera School Buses, Inc., $160,552

 

d.

Albert Sanchez Bus Company, Inc., $44,753

 

e.

Diana Sanchez, $14,311

 

f.

Sanchez Southwest, Ltd., $35,121

 

g.

Judy Trujillo DBA Triple J Bus Co., $14,311

 

V.

Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract

 

a.

Alice Gonzales, Inc., $19, 822

 

b.

Herrera School Buses, Inc., $160,552

 

c.

Lucero Bus Company, $59,466

 

d.

Albert Sanchez Bus Company, Inc., $44,753

 

e.

Diana Sanchez, $14,311

 

f.

Sanchez Southwest, Ltd., $35,121

 

g.

Judy Trujillo DBA Triple J Bus Co., $14,311

 

VI.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for December 2012

 

VII.

Approval of Operational Fund Inter-Function Transfers for December

 

VIII.

Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for December

 

IX.

Approval of Operational Fund Budget Increase

 

a.

Keep Albuquerque Beautiful

 

X.

Approval of Gifts, Grants and Donations of More than $5,000

 

a.

Used program origination, transmitter limiting and monitoring broadcast equipment from KNME

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

Special Board of Education Meeting, Thursday, February 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex

 

B.

Board of Education Meeting, Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex

 

VIII.

Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(7)) for the Purpose of Discussing Pending Litigation: Trujillo vs. APS, cause number  D-818-CV-2010-00565 (Action)

 

IX.

Reconvene to Open Session

 

X.

Statement of Closure

 

XI.

Adjournment

 











Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 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 5:01 p.m.

A.     Color Guard Presentation Provided by the Rio Grande High School Marines Color Guard

I.      Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

B.     Roll Call

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

C.     Adoption of the Board of Education February 6, 2013, Meeting Agenda and Approval of the December 5, 2012, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Analee Maestas motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the agenda.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the Board of Education February 6, 2013, meeting agenda and approved the December 5, 2012, Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.      Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.       Deandra Candelaria, Alexandra Dominguez, Samantha Hopkins, Jade Lucero, Mikayla Lucero, Sierra Medina, Aida Olivas and Madison Young, students of the Taylor Middle School Orchestra under the direction of teacher Maria Stefanova, were recognized for their performance at the board meeting.

B.       The Albuquerque Public Schools Budget, Planning and Analysis Department team, including and under the direction of Chief Financial Officer Don Moya and Executive Director Ruben Hendrickson, were recognized for the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award for the 2012-2013 School Year.

C.       Albuquerque Public Schools gifted teacher and spelling bee coordinator Holly Newman, Sandia High School, and her students, were recognized for their superior performance in the APS district spelling bee. Kamryn Armstrong, Bellehaven Elementary, first place; Joseph Churm, Desert Ridge Middle School, second place; Alex Eaton, Jefferson Middle school, third place; and Mary Gresham, Double Eagle Elementary School, fourth place will represent APS at the March 23 New Mexico state-level spelling bee.

D.       Manzano High School senior Katherine Cordwell, was recognized for becoming only one of 40 finalists, and the only New Mexico student, in the prestigious national Intel Science Talent Search pre-college science competition.

 

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:

  • Gratitude for supporting the bond election, which represents $368 million for capital improvements to renew, rejuvenate and renovate our schools that are in desperate need of repairs
  • Specific thanks to Don Moya, Kizito Wijenje, Brad Winter, John Miller and all of our staff who worked tirelessly on the bond election
  • Impact of the support from Yes for Our Children, the Bubble Gum Brigade, Mayor Richard Berry on the success of the bond election
  • U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan-Grisham participation in school canvassing events with West Mesa and Sandia high schools
  • Congratulations to Mr. Quezada, Mr. Garcia and Dr. Peercy for winning their board member district election
  • Gratitude to Carrie Robin Menapace for her continued dedication to working with the legislature to further the most optimal legislation for New Mexico education
  • Continued engagement with the community, specifically Kirtland Air Force Base, and APS partnership at Sandia Base Elementary
  • Progress of completion of the new West Side sports stadium
  • Gratitude for Toby Herrera and his staff in the Service Center for their work in processing 2013-14 school year transfers, which have exceeded 1,400 transfer requests in the first 24 hours
  • Recognition of National School Counselors Week because APS has more than 200 counselors who provide valuable support for students in elementary, middle and high school to address academic concerns, social skills, and college and career readiness and aspirations
  • Graduation rates increase and impact on narrowing of the achievement gap

 

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Gratitude for 12 years of leadership of Paula Maes
  • Commending all candidates for keeping the election positive and dignified
  • Concern about the low election turnout
  • Concern for issues with polling location, such as hard to find locations, necessity to pay for parking, illegible and inadequate signage, locations and parking that are difficult to find, lack of parking for disabled citizens, and coordination with schools for use of facilities so that school programs are not impacted
  • Gratitude for the presentation of the Career Enrichment Center (CEC) and their planetarium, nursing, and cosmetology programs
  • Anticipation of the final results of the District 6 election

 

  1. C. President's Report
  • Concern about the inappropriate use of advertising in the election and its impact to nonpartisan elections
  • Commendation to the administration, staff, teachers, superintendent, and all of the board members work together to make progress for APS students

 

V.     Special Issues

A.     Briefing on Van Buren Middle School (Discussion)

Joseph Escobedo, chief of staff, explained that Van Buren Middle School is located in the International Zone of Albuquerque and is under the leadership of Principal Cardinal Reiger.  The school has received a “C” grade in the first report of grades from the New Mexico Public Education Department.  Superintendent Brooks requested that the school administration work on a design that would incorporate the resources needed to move the school forward academically.  Mr. Escobedo, Associate Superintendent Eddie Soto, Principal Rieger, and Amy Tapia of Sandia National Laboratories described the efforts of Sandia National Laboratories and APS staff and administration to bolster student achievement at Van Buren Middle School.  An instructional council was created to determine what would work best with the demographics of the Van Buren community.       Sandia National Labs and Lockheed Martin employees are volunteering their time as AVID tutors to provide a school-wide program.  The partners of the project emphasized the need to monitor progress in students’ achievement and the need to coordinate all of the partners providing assistance to this school community.  Donated time and talents of successful professionals is invaluable to this project.  Board members will be presented with qualitative and quantitative data as the work continues.

 

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

David Peercy motioned for approval of the consent calendar items in sections A. and B. Analee Maestas seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved the District and Community Relations and Finance consent calendar agenda items at this meeting.

 

 

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

I.        Approval of Administrative Recommendation to Renew Charter for Gordon Bernell Charter School for Five Year

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

I.        Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

a.       Title I, $3,381,483

b.       IDEA-B, $1,987,603

c.       Title III, $216,736

d.       General Obligation Bond Instructional Materials, $187,951

e.       Carl Perkins, $91,487

f.        Southwest Center for Microsystem, $52,229

g.       IDEA-B Preschool, $38,250

h.       Title VIII Impact Aid-SPED, $20,705

i.        Schwab Charitable Fund-Atrisco Heritage Academy, $10,000

j.        Carl Perkins-High Schools That Work, $7,553

k.       McKinney Vento Homeless, $7,000

l.        JAG-Jobs for New Mexico Graduates, $4,561

m.      Kirtland Korner, $2,944

n.       Title VIII Impact Aid-Indian Education, $2,001

o.       K3 Plus, ($884,973)

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

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

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

a.       Alice Gonzales, Inc., $19,822

b.       Herrera School Buses, Inc., $160,552

c.       Herrera School Buses, Inc., $160,552

d.       Albert Sanchez Bus Company, Inc., $44,753

e.       Diana Sanchez, $14,311

f.        Sanchez Southwest, Ltd., $35,121

g.       Judy Trujillo DBA Triple J Bus Co., $14,311

V.       Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract

a.       Alice Gonzales, Inc., $19, 822

b.       Herrera School Buses, Inc., $160,552

c.       Lucero Bus Company, $59,466

d.       Albert Sanchez Bus Company, Inc., $44,753

e.       Diana Sanchez, $14,311

f.        Sanchez Southwest, Ltd., $35,121

g.       Judy Trujillo DBA Triple J Bus Co., $14,311

VI.      Approval of Cash Disbursements for December 2012

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

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

IX.      Approval of Operational Fund Budget Increase

a.       Keep Albuquerque Beautiful

X.       Approval of Gifts, Grants and Donations of More than $5,000

a.       Used program origination, transmitter limiting and monitoring broadcast equipment from KNME

 

VII.    Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maes announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex

 

VIII.   Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(7)) for the Purpose of Discussing Pending Litigation: Trujillo vs. APS, cause number  D-818-CV-2010-00565 (Action)

David Robbins motioned for convening in executive session. Kathy Korte seconded the motion. President Maes requested a roll-call vote, which resulted in agreement of board members to convene in executive session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.

 

IX.     Reconvene to Open Session

The meeting reconvened at 6:43 p.m.

 

X.      Statement of Closure

Paula Maes stated that the APS Board of Education met in executive session on February 6, 2013, for the purpose of discussing pending litigation and the matters discussed in the executive session were limited only to those specified.

 

XI.     Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Martin Esquivel, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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