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Special Board of Education Meeting - Apr 26, 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:30 AM
Where: DeLayo Martin Community Room Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
Meeting Posted On: 03/28/2013, 7:44 PM
Agenda Posted On: 04/24/2013, 3:58 PM
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Special Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

 

Friday, April 26, 2013

7:30 AM

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

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I.

Call to Order

 

A.

Roll Call

 

B.

Adoption of the April 26, 2013, Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Public Forum

 

III.

Special Issues

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of High School Competency Waiver (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability

 

B.

Teacher and School Leader Evaluation System (Discussion)
Shelly Green, Chief Academic Officer; Andi Trybus, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources; RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability; Carrie Robin Menapace, Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison; Karen Rudys, Executive Director of Labor Relations; Diane Kerschen, Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education; and Raquel Reedy, Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education

 

C.

Approval of Direct Legislative Appropriations for Locally-Authorized Charter Schools (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer

 

D.

Proposed Adoption of the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) Resolution to Submit an Application for Financing (Discussion)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer

 

E.

Graduation Briefing (Discussion)
Presenter: Julie Sanchez, Coordinator of Athletics; and Brenda Yager, Executive Director of Board of Education Services

 

F.

Fiscal Year 14 Budget (Discussion)

 

IV.

Superintendent Report

 

V.

Board Reports

 

VI.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

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

 

B.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

 

VII.

Adjournment

 







Minutes of Special Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Special Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Friday, April 26, 2013, beginning at 7:30 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 7:30 a.m.

A.     Roll Call

Present: Dr. Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel, Steven Michael Quezada, Dr. Don Duran, Dr. David Peercy

B.     Adoption of the April 26, 2013, Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

Dr. Don Duran motioned for adoption of the agenda.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the agenda.

 

II.      Public Forum

There were no participants in public forum.

 

III.     Special Issues

A.     Consideration for Approval of High School Competency Waiver (Discussion/Action)

RoseAnn McKernan, executive director of Instructional Accountability, explained the specific situation regarding the student requesting the High School Competency Waiver.

Dr. David Peercy motioned for approval of the waiver. Kathy Korte seconded the motion. Board members unanimously approved the waiver.

 

B.     Teacher and School Leader Evaluation System (Discussion)

Andi Trybus, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources; RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability; Karen Rudys, Executive Director of Labor Relations; Diane Kerschen, Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education, and Raquel Reedy, Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education

APS administration reviewed the plan for compliance with NMAC 6.69.8 Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness that is required, through state regulation, to be implemented in August 2013:

  • Components of NMAC 6.69.8 Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness
  • Timelines established through rule and Public Education Department direction
  • APS discussions with stakeholders regarding components of the new evaluation system
  • Challenges APS expects when implementing the new evaluation system.

APS administration requested guidance and direction from the APS Board of Education regarding components of the APS plan for implementation.

Board member comments regarding this agenda item included:

  • APS plan is more comprehensive than what the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) has proposed
  • Clarification of levels
  • Cost to the district to test in all of the subject areas
  • Cost of APS system compared to the NMPED system including professional development for teachers and school administrators, student surveys and district assessments
  • Confirmed public domain availability of using Danielson’s work
  • Determination of survey validity
  • Random selection of survey participants
  • Comparison of survey criteria
  • Concern that students are not sure which teacher they are evaluating
  • APS survey number of questions is more thorough than NMPED
  • Critical factors that have been known to impact student achievement
  • Announced versus unannounced visits
  • Concern that classroom walk-throughs are not happening as often as they need to be
  • Evaluation criteria and professional development in contract negotiations
  • Effect of absenteeism on overall evaluations
  • Concern that some teachers may take advantage of available sick days inappropriately
  • UNM and APS leadership courses educating principals and preparing aspiring principals
  • What will happen to teachers if they leave APS and go to a different district
  • Calculations need to be finalized
  • Associate superintendents assist principals in reviewing teachers and determining patterns of similar complaints and issues
  • Some principals have stated that they will not be returning
  • Students are upset that they have to take end-of-year course tests
  • Suggestions for building rubrics for evaluations

 

C.     Approval of Direct Legislative Appropriations for Locally-Authorized Charter Schools (Discussion/Action)

Don Moya, chief financial officer, requested that board members approve the charter school appropriations.  Dr. Duran motioned for approval of the appropriations.  Dr. Maestas seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the direct legislative appropriations for locally-authorized charter schools.

 

D.     Proposed Adoption of the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) Resolution to Submit an Application for Financing (Discussion)

Don Moya, chief financial officer, explained that financing the purchase of a building for the Digital Arts and Technology (DATA) Charter School through the NMFA will allow DATA access to loan interest rates that are based on the Public Project Revolving Fund (PPRF) bond ratings of Aa1/AA+.  The plan is for APS to enter into a lease purchase agreement with the NMFA for the building currently occupied by DATA.  APS then will enter into a sublease agreement with DATA.  The proceeds from the sublease with DATA will be used by APS to pay the monthly lease purchase payment to NMFA.  DATA has an exceptional credit rating and has saved for a down payment. The resolution to submit an application to the NMFA will be presented for board approval on May 1, 2013.

 

E.     Graduation Briefing (Discussion)

Julie Sanchez, coordinator of Athletics, and Brenda Yager, executive director of Board of Education Services, reviewed the progress of preparing for the graduations.  Ms. Sanchez expressed the importance of board members accepting the students as graduates. Board members requested that since each school’s graduation is slightly different, school administrators need to give specific instructions particular to their ceremony.

 

F.      Fiscal Year 14 Budget (Discussion)

Don Moya, chief financial officer, advised that nothing had changed since the last report about the progress of building the budget.

 

IV.     Superintendent Report

Superintendent Brooks had nothing further to report.

 

V.     Board Reports

Board members had nothing further to report.

 

VI.     Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Esquivel announced that the next Board of Education meeting will be Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 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, May 10, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

VII.    Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Martin Esquivel, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

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