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UPDATE:Special Board of Education Meeting - May 10, 2013

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will begin at 7:00 a.m.

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 AM
Where: DeLayo Martin Community Room Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
Meeting Posted On: 04/19/2013, 6:17 PM
Agenda Posted On: 05/08/2013, 4:40 PM
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Special Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will begin at 7:00 a.m.

Friday, May 10, 2013

7:00 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 May 10, 2013, Special Meeting Agenda and Approval of the April 17, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Special Issues

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of Permission to Rename eCADEMY@Albuquerque Public Schools due to Creation of the new APS Virtual High School (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Chief Academic Officer

 

B.

APS AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program Overview 2009-2014 (Discussion)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Chief Academic Officer, Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent of Secondary Education, and Rebecca Almeter, Director Secondary Design

 

C.

Transition Plans for Fifth to Sixth Grade and Eighth to Ninth Grade (Discussion)
Presenter: Diane Kerschen, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Education; Raquel Reedy, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Education; and Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent of Secondary Education

 

D.

Consideration for Approval of implementing the APS Teacher and School Leader Evaluation System instead of the PED Teacher and School Leader Evaluation System if denied a waiver from the Secretary Designate of Public Education (Discussion/Action)
Presenters: Shelly Green, Chief Academic Officer; Andi Trybus, Assistant. Superintendent of Human Resources; Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst; RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability; Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education; Diane Kerschen, Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education; Raquel Reedy, Associate Superintendent for Elementary Education

 

E.

Consideration for Approval of 2013-2014 Fine Arts Education Act (FAEA) Application for Funding (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Luis Delgado, Director of Fine Arts, and Jami Jacobson, Executive Director Curriculum and Instruction

 

III.

Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(5)) for the Purpose of Discussing Bargaining Strategy Preliminary to Collective Bargaining Negotiations with the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (Action)

 

IV.

Reconvene to Open Session

 

V.

Statement of Closure

 

VI.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on May 22, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. or immediately following the District and Community Relations Committee meeting, in the DeLayo Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex.

 

B.

The next Board of Education Meeting will be held on June 5, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex.

 

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, May 10, 2013, beginning at 7:00 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 7:00 a.m.

  1. Roll Call

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

 

B.     Adoption of the May 10, 2013, Special Meeting Agenda and Approval of the April 17, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the May 10, 2013, Special meeting agenda and approved the April 17, 2013, Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.     Special Issues

A.     Consideration for Approval of Permission to Rename eCADEMY@Albuquerque Public Schools due to Creation of the new APS Virtual High School (Discussion/Action)

Kathy Korte motioned for the approval of renaming the school.  Dr. Peercy seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved permission to start the process to rename eCADEMY@Albuquerque Public Schools due to creation of the new APS virtual high school

B.     APS AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) Program Overview 2009-2014 (Discussion)

Rebecca Almeter, director of Secondary Design, presented an overview of the APS AVID Program from 2009 - 2014 that included data analysis and program implementation and growth, specifically the program’s ability to increase graduation rates.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Request for clarification of the role of the principal in school culture
  • Clarification of how the basis for comparison and change in the school culture is determined
  • Support for addressing the achievement gap
  • AVID students’ graduation rate
  • Request information on AVID students that didn’t choose to go to college
  • Future growth for the AVID program
  • Effects of increased free-and-reduced lunch population
  • Goal is 100 percent participation of APS students in the AVID program
  • Impact of AP exam fees on AVID students
  • Support for continuing the AVID program

 

  1. C. Transition Plans for Fifth to Sixth Grade and Eighth to Ninth Grade (Discussion)

Diane Kerschen, associate superintendent of elementary education; Raquel Reedy, associate superintendent of elementary education; and Eddie Soto, associate superintendent of secondary education presented district focus and best practices for transitions of students from elementary school  to middle school, and middle school to high school.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Providing targeted support for students and families
  • Creating positive learning environments at both the middle and high school levels
  • Importance of instilling confidence of achievement
  • Importance of teaching resolution and options dealing with bullying issues

 

D.     Consideration for Approval of implementing the APS Teacher and School Leader Evaluation System instead of the NMPED Teacher and School Leader Evaluation System if denied a waiver from the Secretary Designate of Public Education (Discussion/Action)

Shelly Green, chief academic officer; Andi Trybus, assistant superintendent of Human Resources; Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst; RoseAnn McKernan, executive director of Instructional Accountability; Eddie Soto, associate superintendent for secondary education; Diane Kerschen, associate superintendent for elementary education, and Raquel Reedy, associate superintendent for elementary education reviewed the requirements and deadlines for the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) teacher and school leader evaluation system.  Board members were asked to approve implementation of the APS teacher and school leader evaluation system instead of the NMPED system.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Concern about consistent observation practices and reporting
  • Concern about compliance with the timeline
  • Recommend using cost analysis
  • Superintendent decision to send principals to mandatory NMPED principal training
  • Request that resolution and proposal of collaboration be completed and communicated in dialogue with NMPED
  • Recommend continued legality review

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval of implementing the APS teacher and school leader evaluation system. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved implementing the APS teacher and school leader evaluation system instead of the NMPED teacher and school leader evaluation system, if the waiver submitted to the Secretary Designate of Public Education is denied.

 

E.     Consideration for Approval of 2013-2014 Fine Arts Education Act (FAEA) Application for Funding (Discussion/Action)

Luis Delgado, director of Fine Arts, explained the application had been reviewed since it was presented at the May 8, Policy and Instruction Committee meeting.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Consistent budget
  • Cost and reasoning of moving equipment
  • Formal student achievement assessment is not available
  • Current student evaluation process includes pre-testing, addressing deficiencies and post testing
  • Possible measurement for teacher evaluation
  • Fine arts programs supporting implementing common core
  • Support for narrative sections within the application

David Peercy motioned for approval of the application. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the 2013-2014 Fine Arts Education Act (FAEA) application for funding.

 

III.    Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(5)) for the Purpose of Discussing Bargaining Strategy Preliminary to Collective Bargaining Negotiations with the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (Action)

David Peercy motioned for convening in executive session. Kathy Korte seconded the motion. President Esquivel requested a roll-call vote, which resulted in agreement of board members to convene in executive session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.  The meeting proceeded in closed session at 8:30 a.m.

 

IV.    Reconvene to Open Session

The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:15 a.m.

 

V.     Statement of Closure

President Esquivel stated that the APS Board of Education met in executive session on May 10, 2013, for the purpose of discussing bargaining strategy preliminary to collective bargaining negotiations and the matters discussed in the executive session were limited only to those specified.

 

VI.    Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Esquivel announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on May 22, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. or immediately following the District and Community Relations Committee meeting, in the DeLayo Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex and the next Board of Education Meeting will be held on June 5, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex.

 

VII.   Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:18 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Martin Esquivel, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

 

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