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Board of Education Meeting - May 1, 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 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, May 1, 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.

Color Guard Presentation Provided by the Atrisco Heritage Academy High School Marine Cadets

 

I.

Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the May 1, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the April 17, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebration of the Pepsi Teachers of the Month Susan Leo-Russell, S.R. Marmon Elementary – August, Kimberly Crabtree, Jackson Middle School – September, Tia Christmas, Governor Bent Elementary – October, Stephanie Wallace, West Mesa High School – November, Trish Eisenzimmer, MacArthur Elementary School – December, Anna Trujillo, Sunset View Elementary School – January, Alicia Ruch-Flynn, Freedom High School – February, Ruthie Lewis, Wilson Middle School – March, Tim Beck, Sandia High School- April, Al Nava, Lew Wallace Elementary - May

 

B.

Horizon Award APS Education Foundation grant recipients representing 75 teachers at 25 schools earning more than $73,200 in awards for doing innovative work with students in their classrooms

 

C.

Albuquerque Public Schools teachers representing schools across the district for earning the prestigious National Board Certification for 2012-2013

 

D.

Lisa Todd, a math teacher at Taylor Middle School, for being named District Teacher of the Year for 2013

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Consideration for APS Board of Education support of the Central New Mexico Education Support Initiative (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Joseph Escobedo, Chief of Staff and Angelo J. Gonzales, Ph.D.

 

B.

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

 

C.

Fiscal Year 14 Budget Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer and Ruben Hendrickson, Executive Director of Budget, Planning, and Analysis

 

VI.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

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.

 

B.

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

 

VII.

Adjournment

 









Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 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 5:00 p.m.

A.     Color Guard Presentation Provided by the Atrisco Heritage Academy High School Marine Cadets

I.      Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

B.     Roll Call

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

C.     Adoption of the May 1, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the April 17, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Dr. Peercy motioned for adoption of the agenda.  The minutes were not available for approval at this meeting. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the agenda.

 

II.     Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.      Celebration and recognition for the Pepsi Teachers of the Month Susan Leo-Russell, S.R. Marmon Elementary – August, Kimberly Crabtree, Jackson Middle School – September, Tia Christmas, Governor Bent Elementary – October, Stephanie Wallace, West Mesa High School – November, Trish Eisenzimmer, MacArthur Elementary School – December, Anna Trujillo, Sunset View Elementary School – January, Alicia Ruch-Flynn, Freedom High School – February, Ruthie Lewis, Wilson Middle School – March, Tim Beck, Sandia High School- April, Al Nava, Lew Wallace Elementary – May.

B.      Horizon Award APS Education Foundation grant recipients representing 75 teachers at 25 schools earning more than $73,200 in awards were recognized for doing innovative work with students in their classrooms.

C.      Albuquerque Public Schools teachers representing schools across the district were recognized for earning the prestigious National Board Certification for 2012-2013.

D.      Lisa Todd, a math teacher at Taylor Middle School, was recognized for being named District Teacher of the Year for 2013.

 

II.     Public Forum

Topics of public forum included support for RFK Charter School Student Art Show, the potential to add a middle school RFK Charter School, and the 7th Annual New Mexico Youth Day Celebration.

 

IV.    Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • Recognition for Stan Paz, vice president, Urban Advisory Resource Group
  • Meeting with the governor
  • Congratulations to Dr. Kathy Winograd, president of CNM, for CNM recognized as premier community college by the American Association of Community Colleges
  • Introduction of Shelly Green as the new chief academic officer
  • Introduction of Paul Romero as the chief information officer
  • APS students receiving the National Merit National Merit Scholarship Award winners numbered seven this year
  • US News and World Report-recognition of Top New Mexico High Schools excellence in 13 high schools in New Mexico, five of which are in Albuquerque Public Schools: Cibola (12), Eldorado (6), La Cueva (5), Early College Academy (4) and South Valley Academy (2)
  • Time with students and staff as staff worked one-on-one with students to develop their skills at the APS Autism Center
  • Recognition of courageous teachers and staff members for the great work with students, who have special needs
  • Recognition of Jocelyn Jackson, coordinator of multicultural education, for receiving the Leadership Award of Excellence for New Mexico from the Southern Minority Leadership Council
  • Recognition or Dr. Brad Winter, chief operations officer, for receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Council of the Great City Schools
  • Sandia High School International Baccalaureate program as a tool for the city to recruit businesses and quality “people”
  • Visit to the APS Autism Center in recognition of Autism Awareness month
  • Recognition of students graduating and hopes for their futures

 

B.     Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Recommend to submit videos to CGCS
  • Recognition for South Valley Academy achievement of 2013 U.S. News and World Report Gold Level High School and ranked second in New Mexico
  • Recognition for Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science at UNM ranked 45 as one of the America's Most Challenging High Schools
  • Invitation to the ¡Cine Magnifico! Albuquerque’s Latino Film Festival
  • Concern for the ABQ Journal equitable coverage of the region’s sport stories
  • Concern for harassment and lengthy enrollment times for parents trying to comply with residency documentation
  • Support for KANW
  • Concern about the budget affected by the union agreements and teacher evaluation training requirements
  • Recognition of Roger Wright as a past APS administrator and leader in education

 

  1. C. President's Report

President Esquivel reported on the following:

  • Recognition of Phill Casaus for recruiting excellent stewards for the APS Education Foundation
  • Inspiring work of the counselors presented at the APS Counselor awards
  • Support for the CNM/APS Initiative
  • Conversations with the governor and the secretary designate of the New Mexico Public Education Department
  • Work study sessions during the summer

 

V.     Special Issues

A.     Consideration for APS Board of Education support of the Central New Mexico Education Support Initiative (Discussion/Action)

Joseph Escobedo, APS chief of staff, and Angelo J. Gonzales, Ph.D., associate director of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at the University of New Mexico requested APS Board of Education support of the Central New Mexico Education Support Initiative.  Ed Rivera, United Way president and chief executive officer, Jennifer Mastripolito, United Way chief development officer,  and Joanne Fine, United Way chief communications officer, were available to answer board member questions.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Central New Mexico Education Compact collaborative of education, business, civic, and community leaders
  • Vision for a world-class, seamless, and coordinated education system that provides equitable opportunities
  • Support for students’ success in school and graduation with a postsecondary degree to enter a career of their choosing in Central New Mexico
  • Goal to add 60,000 new associate, bachelor and graduate degrees to Central New Mexico by 2020
  • Eliminating the achievement gaps from pre-school through college
  • Increasing high school graduation rates
  • Increasing college and university enrollment
  • Increasing college and university graduation rates
  • Alignment of education objectives with local and regional efforts to recruit and cultivate the growth of new businesses and entrepreneurs to ensure that all graduates have bountiful opportunities for gainful employment
  • Importance of legislators in this collaboration
  • Request that board members suggest other entities that will contribute to the collaboration

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval of support for the initiative. Dr. Peercy seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously voted to support the Central New Mexico Education Support Initiative

 

B.     Consideration of the Adoption of the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) Resolution to Submit an Application for Financing (Discussion/Action)

Chief Financial Officer Don Moya reviewed the process and timeline of providing the Digital Arts and Technology (DATA) Charter School with the opportunity to access funding through the NMFA for the purchase of a building for DATA Charter School.  The proposal is for APS to enter into a lease purchase agreement with the NMFA for the building currently occupied by DATA Charter School.  APS will then enter into a sublease agreement with DATA Charter School.  The proceeds from the sublease with DATA Charter School will be used by APS to pay the monthly lease purchase payment to NMFA.  This process will produce savings of more than $400,000 per year.

Mr. Moya requested that Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Board of Education adopt the NMFA resolution to submit an application for financing of the purchase of a building for the Digital Arts and Technology (DATA) Charter School.

Dr. Peercy motioned for adoption of the resolution.  Dr. Duran seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously voted to adopt the NMFA resolution to submit an application for financing of the purchase of a building for the Digital Arts and Technology (DATA) Charter School.

 

C.     Fiscal Year 14 Budget Update (Discussion)

Don Moya, chief financial officer and Ruben Hendrickson, executive director of Budget, Planning, and Analysis, reviewed the progress of building the fiscal year 2014 budget.

Dr. Peercy requested that the budget information that will be presented for approval at the May 7, 2013 Board of Education meeting be sent electronically to board members no later than Friday, April 26.

 

VI.    Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Esquivel announced that 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 and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board room.

 

VII.   Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Martin Esquivel, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

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