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Board of Education Meeting - Apr 17, 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 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, April 17, 2013

5:00 PM

John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I.

Call to Order

 

A.

Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the April 17, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the April 3, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Student Performance by Eldorado High School Gold Rush Show Choir and Concert Choir: Bryce Baca, Krissy Baca, Sara Balthaser, Corwin Beckner, Sarah Barela, Melissa Clinger, Joel Clinger, Rush Crowder, Allison Gurule, Billy Hargraves, Jadzia Jetty, Katie Jordan, Cole Milholin, Gaelan Montoya, Reilly O'Rear, Amanda Platzbecker, Alexis Potter, Jonathan Stanley and members of 24 Carat Show Choir and Treble Choir: Hailey Alter, Linnea Campbell, Kaisha Davis, Megan Hounshell, Emily Johnson, Hannah Kittleson, Kimberly Legan, Victoria Salazar, Emily Shrock,Celine West, with Aaron Caspy, percussionist, under the direction of Megan Rader

 

B.

Albuquerque Public Schools, as Healthiest Employer in the very large company category, for outstanding workplace wellness programs

 

C.

Wilson Middle School Science Olympiad team, for winning third place in the Regional Science Olympiad

 

D.

April Requard, technology teacher at North Star Elementary, for receiving the Apple Distinguished Educator Award

 

E.

Nicole Ferguson, for being named APS’s first AVID Dell Scholar

 

F.

Manuel Marquez from the Early College Academy and Luis Calderon from Jimmy Carter Middle School for being the recipients of the New Mexico School Boards Association 2013 Excellence for Student Achievement Award

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center – 5 year Strategic Plan and Student Presentation from Truman Middle School (Discussion)
Presenters: Jami Jacobson, Executive Director Curriculum and Instruction; Vince Case, APS Resource Teacher for Curriculum and Instruction; Paul Mauerman, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Director of the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center; Gilberto Lobo, Truman Middle School teacher; Patricia Hernandez, student; Cynthia Moran, student; Bryana Acosta, student; Yoselyn Peinado, student; Stephanie Colmenero, student; Jonathan Cordero, student

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of APS and CNM High School Initiative (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Winston Brooks, Superintendent; Dr. Kathie Winograd, President of CNM; Shelly Green, Interim Chief Academic Officer; and Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent for Secondary

 

C.

Consideration for Approval of Virtual High Schools (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Interim Chief Academic Officer; Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent of Secondary Education, and Dave Wells, eCADEMY@Albuquerque Public Schools Principal

 

D.

Consideration for Approval of the Suspension of the Governance Council of La Academia de Lengua Y Cultura and Approval of APS Board of Education Assuming the Responsibility to Facilitate the Closure of the School (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Mark Tolley, Charter Schools Director

 

E.

2013 New Mexico Legislative Session APS Implementation Plan (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst

 

F.

Consideration of APS Board of Education Acceptance of 2013 Direct Legislative Appropriations Awarded by the New Mexico State Legislature (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst

 

G.

FY14 Budget Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer

 

H.

Consideration for Approval of the Letter to be sent out on behalf of the Board of Education and Superintendent (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Brenda Yager, Executive Director of Board Services

 

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.

Carl Perkins, $162,345

 

b.

IDEA-B Results Plan, $124,396

 

c.

Elementary Breakfast, $48,737

 

d.

Dual Credit Materials, $48,062

 

e.

Carl Perkins-HSTW, $22,093

 

f.

Kirtland Korner, $16,820

 

II.

Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for March 2013

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for March 2013

 

IV.

Approval of Budget Adjustment Request for School Bus Rental Fee

 

a.

Lucero Bus Company, $14,311

 

V.

Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract

 

a.

Lucero Bus Company

 

VI.

Approval of Charter School Transportation Administrative Fee 2012-13

 

VII.

Approval of Final Transportation Charter School Allocation 2012-13

 

VIII.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for March 2013

 

IX.

Approval of Custom and Stock Athletic Uniform Bid #13-030RR-SL

 

X.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken out of Service February 1-28, 2013

 

XI.

Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for March 2013

 

B.

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

 

I.

Approval of New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) waivers for students that transferred to the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) in their senior year from out of state

 

II.

Approval of the 2013-14 Infrastructure Services included with E-Rate Submittal

 

III.

Approval of the 2013-2014 Internet-Based Maintenance of Internal Connections and Requested E-Rate Reimbursements

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

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 Albuquerque Municipal School District No. 12, Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties, NM v. Sidonie Squier, Case No. D-202-CV-2012-08666 (Action)

 

IX.

Reconvene to Open Session

 

X.

Statement of Closure

 

XI.

Adjournment

 

Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, April 17, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.

 

  1. I. Call to Order

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

A.     Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

B.     Roll Call

Present: Dr. Analee Maestas (arrived after roll call), Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel (by phone), Steven Michael Quezada, Dr. Don Duran, and Dr. David Peercy

C.     Adoption of the April 17, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the April 3, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Vice President Korte requested a motion for adoption of the agenda with a change amending agenda item V.D. from Consideration for Approval of the Suspension of the Governance Council of La Academia de Lengua Y Cultura and Approval of APS Board of Education Assuming the Responsibility to Facilitate the Closure of the School (Discussion/Action) to

Consideration for Approval of APS Board of Education Assuming the Responsibility to Facilitate the Closure of the School (Discussion/Action)

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for adoption of the agenda with the recommended amendment to the agenda and approval of the minutes. David Peercy seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the April 17, 2013, Board of Education meeting agenda with the amendment of agenda item V.D. and approved the April 3, 2013, Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.     Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.      Eldorado High School Gold Rush Show Choir and Concert Choir: Bryce Baca, Krissy  Baca, Sara Balthaser, Corwin Beckner, Sarah Barela, Melissa Clinger, Joel Clinger, Rush Crowder, Allison Gurule, Billy Hargraves, Jadzia Jetty, Katie Jordan, Cole Milholin, Gaelan Montoya, Reilly O'Rear, Amanda Platzbecker, Alexis Potter, Jonathan Stanley and members of 24 Carat Show Choir and Treble Choir: Hailey Alter, Linnea Campbell, Kaisha Davis, Megan Hounshell, Emily Johnson, Hannah Kittleson, Kimberly Legan, Victoria Salazar, Emily Shrock, Celine West, with Aaron Caspy, percussionist, under the direction of Megan Rader were recognized for their student performance at the board meeting.

B.      Albuquerque Public Schools, as Healthiest Employer in the very large company category, was recognized for outstanding workplace wellness programs.

C.      Wilson Middle School Science Olympiad team, was recognized for winning third place in the Regional Science Olympiad.

D.      April Requard, technology teacher at North Star Elementary, was recognized for receiving the Apple Distinguished Educator Award.

E.      Nicole Ferguson, was recognized for being named APS’s first AVID Dell Scholar

F.       Manuel Marquez from the Early College Academy and Luis Calderon from Jimmy Carter Middle School, was recognized for being the recipients of the New Mexico School Boards Association 2013 Excellence for Student Achievement Award.

 

III.    Public Forum

The participant in public forum expressed support for the APS and CNM partnership because it will help the community grow and improve the opportunities for students.

 

IV.    Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • APS Education Foundation and the Isotopes partnership to sponsor the first ever Student’s Choice Educator of the Year award and the May 17th “Educator’s Appreciation” Isotopes game
  • APS Counseling Unit is seeking Counselor of the Year nominations for an outstanding, innovative counselor who works with schools, students and families
  • RayLee Homes second “Apple House” proceeds will benefit for APS Education Foundation
  • Westside APS Community Stadium construction process and opening the last weekend of August to kick off the 2013 season
  • CNM, UNM, Presbyterian Healthcare, the United Way and other Albuquerque businesses that are participating in the Mission Graduate partnership to increase graduation and college attainment rates

 

  1. B. Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Commendation to administration for partnership to improve graduation rates
  • Support for show choir performances at recent competition with recommendation for availability of seating at the event
  • Congratulations to Mitchell Elementary School for its 50th anniversary
  • Support for learning about the special education program around the district and gratitude for staff, who dedicate their careers to help special education students make progress
  • Significance of immigrant rights on the education of students
  • School visits and communication with parents and community members
  • Recognition for the Early College Academy, Career Enrichment Center and nex+Gen Academy educational opportunities
  • Request for information about the plan for supporting school facilities
  • Concern about the pupil teacher ratio (PTR) in honors and advanced placement (AP) classes is too high
  • Concerned that the community is confused about the implementation of the new proof of residency policy
  • Reminder that Superintendent Brooks stated that no students will be turned away from school due to the lack of documentation
  • Recommendation that citizenship as part of the high school graduation requirement

 

  1. C. President's Report

On behalf of President Esquivel, Vice President Korte reported on the following:

  • Topic ideas requests for board work study meetings
  • Importance of interactive opportunities to learn new skills provided by show choir, theatre and other interactive opportunities
  • Importance of interacting with charter school representatives
  • Benefits of participating with NMSBA Region IV in building relationships with other districts

 

V.     Special Issues

A.     Sandia Mountain Natural History Center – 5 year Strategic Plan and Student Presentation from Truman Middle School (Discussion)

Jami Jacobson, executive director of Curriculum and Instruction; Vince Case, APS resource teacher for Curriculum and Instruction; Paul Mauerman, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and director of the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center; Gilberto Lobo, Truman Middle School teacher; Patricia Hernandez, student; Cynthia Moran, student; Bryana Acosta, student; Yoselyn Peinado, student; Stephanie Colmenero, student; Jonathan Cordero, student

The Board of Education and district administration encourage and promote engaging, experiential, and integrated science content with the Common Core State Standards for all students.  The SMNHC has the potential to become a district-wide resource for K-12 educational programs that connect science standards to real life environmental issues.  This potential impacts the building of new facilities at the center as passed by district voters in the February 2010 general obligation bond.  At the request of district leadership, the SMNHC staff in collaboration with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction has developed a strategic five-year plan for the center that addresses student engagement and achievement in a 21st Century Digital World, inclusive student programs, and provides for teacher professional development.

Students presented a bilingual interactive learning experience with board members.

 

B.     Consideration for Approval of APS and CNM High School Initiative (Discussion/Action)

Superintendent Brooks and President Dr. Kathie Winograd of CNM explained that Albuquerque Public Schools administration has been working closely with the administration of Central New Mexico Community College to develop an early college high school program.  At this point the school remains unnamed but the district is seeking permission to move forward with a reorganization application to the New Mexico Public Education Department while the final details of the school is being developed.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Needed renovations to Early College Academy and Career Enrichment Center
  • Cost of implementing the initiative
  • Memorandum of Understanding required
  • CNM will provide building maintenance, utilities, and security
  • CNM requests a full time principal at the site
  • CNM will pay for half of the cost of the principal
  • Liz Abeyta will be principal for this school
  • Project qualifies for one-time $100,000 dollars to start the program
  • Celebrating 50 years of APS partnership with TVI  and now CNM
  • Students who achieve an associate’s degree are more likely to graduate with a four-year degree
  • Participation of business advisory groups for every CNM program
  • Help provide jobs with programs that are relevant and rigorous
  • Importance of the relationship between APS and CNM to support student success and provide well-trained workers for New Mexico’s economy
  • Less remediation is needed compared to the past
  • Curriculum is in the process of being developed in the areas of medical, hospitality, retail, technology and trades
  • Students gain financially due to acquiring college credits without the cost of tuition or books
  • Location is convenient to mass transportation
  • Concern about recurring costs and strategic plan for lowering class size
  • Concern for sustaining student teacher class ratio if the small school funding doesn’t exist in the future
  • Students will be taught by CNM instructors
  • Need to raise revenues or cut expenditures
  • This program will have little or no overhead due to the CNM provisions
  • Waiting list at CEC and ECA shows that projections for success of the school and students are positive
  • Expanding enrollment equals expanding APS’ revenue base
  • Growth of enrollment draws from outside of APS district boundaries
  • Providing an avenue to get into the workforce quickly will attract students and keep them on target to graduate
  • Support for this collaboration because it inspires students and families to create practical goals
  • Recommend programs to replace the aging workforce and care of the aging population
  • Supports educational experience options for students
  • Clarification that $300,000 startup budget includes state funding of $100, 000
  • Support for this program stems from creating more choices for students
  • Appreciate the collaboration of educational and business leadership and experts
  • Increase in dual credit choice for student is helping to reduce the cost of achieving a degree

Dr. Peercy motioned for approval of the APS-CNM High School Initiative. Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved  APS participation in the APS and CNM High School Initiative.

 

C.     Consideration for Approval of Virtual High Schools (Discussion/Action)

Shelly Green, chief academic officer; Eddie Soto, associate superintendent of secondary education, and Dave Wells, eCADEMY@Albuquerque Public Schools principal  reviewed the information that previously was presented at the Policy and Instruction Committee meeting and requested that board members approve APS virtual high school.

Dr. Peercy motioned for approval of APS virtual high schools. Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion. Board member unanimously approved APS virtual high schools.

 

D.     Consideration for Approval of the Suspension of the Governance Council of La Academia de Lengua Y Cultura and Approval of APS Board of Education Assuming the Responsibility to Facilitate the Closure of the School (Discussion/Action)

Mark Tolley, charter schools director, reminded board members that the requested action as approved by board members at the beginning of the meeting on this agenda item is consideration for approval of APS Board of Education assuming the responsibility to facilitate the closure of the school.

Important factors to consider are the deadline of June 30, 2013 and the expediency required to close the school.

Dr. Peercy motioned for approval of assuming the responsibility to facilitate the closure of the school.  Dr. Duran seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved assuming the responsibility to facilitate the closure of the school. Dr. Maestas was not in attendance for this vote.

 

E.      2013 New Mexico Legislative Session APS Implementation Plan (Discussion)

Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst, reviewed the plan to implement the bills that became law during this legislative session that affect APS.

 

F.       Consideration of APS Board of Education Acceptance of 2013 Direct Legislative Appropriations Awarded by the New Mexico State Legislature (Discussion/Action)

Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst, requested that the board accept the appropriations with the understanding that not all requests for appropriation were fully funded and that, those projects will be completed on a smaller scale.

Dr. Peercy motioned for acceptance of the legislative appropriations.  Dr. Duran seconded the motion. Board member unanimously accepted the direct legislative appropriations awarded by the New Mexico State Legislature

 

G.     FY14 Budget Update (Discussion)

Don Moya, chief financial officer, and Ruben Hendrickson, executive director of Budget, Planning, and Analysis reviewed the process and progress of building the fiscal year 2014 budget.  Board members requested to review the budget document before being asked to approve the budget.  A listing of factors and options used to build the budget was presented.

 

H.     Consideration for Approval of the Letter to be sent out on behalf of the Board of Education and Superintendent (Discussion/Action)

Brenda Yager, executive director of Board Services, requested that board members approve the letter to be sent to APS teachers achieving National Board Certification inviting them to be recognized at the May 1, 2013, Board of Education meeting.

David Peercy motioned for approval. Steven Michael Quezada seconded the motion.  Board members approved the letter to be sent to APS teachers achieving National Board Certification inviting them to be recognized at the May 1, 2013, Board of Education meeting.

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

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval of Section A. of the consent calendar items.  David Peercy seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the Finance matters of the consent calendar.  David Peercy motioned for approval of section B. of the consent calendar.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the Policy and Instruction matters of the consent calendar.

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

I.        Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

a.       Carl Perkins, $162,345

b.       IDEA-B Results Plan, $124,396

c.       Elementary Breakfast, $48,737

d.       Dual Credit Materials, $48,062

e.       Carl Perkins-HSTW, $22,093

f.       Kirtland Korner, $16,820

II.       Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for March 2013

III.      Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for March 2013

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

a.       Lucero Bus Company, $14,311

V.      Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract

a.       Lucero Bus Company

VI.     Approval of Charter School Transportation Administrative Fee 2012-13

VII.    Approval of Final Transportation Charter School Allocation 2012-13

VIII.   Approval of Cash Disbursements for March 2013

IX.     Approval of Custom and Stock Athletic Uniform Bid #13-030RR-SL

X.      Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken out of Service February 1-28, 2013

XI.     Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for March 2013

 

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

I.        Approval of New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) waivers for students that transferred to the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) in their senior year from out of state

II.       Approval of the 2013-14 Infrastructure Services included with E-Rate Submittal

III.      Approval of the 2013-2014 Internet-Based Maintenance of Internal Connections and Requested E-Rate Reimbursements

 

VII.   Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

Vice President Korte announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board room.

 

III.    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 Albuquerque Municipal School District No. 12, Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties, NM v. Sidonie Squier, Case No. D-202-CV-2012-08666 (Action)

David Peercy motioned for convening in executive session. Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion. Vice President Korte requested a roll-call vote, which resulted in agreement of board members to convene in executive session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation. Board President Esquivel and Dr. Maestas were not in attendance at the time of this vote.

 

IX.    Reconvene to Open Session

The meeting reconvened at 7:47 p.m.

 

X.     Statement of Closure

Kathy Korte stated that the APS Board of Education met in executive session on April 17, 2013, for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.  The matters discussed in the executive session were limited only to those specified.

 

XI.    Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.

 

 

 

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