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Board of Education Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting - Dec 11, 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 5:00 PM
Where: DeLayo Martin Community Room Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
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Agenda Posted On: 12/07/2013, 8:57 AM
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Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

5:00 PM

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

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I.

Call to Order

 

A.

Adoption of the Policy Agenda and Approval of the Minutes of November 22, 2013, Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Update on the International Baccalaureate Program at Sandia High School (Discussion)
Presenter: Eddie Soto, Katy Harvey

 

III.

Consideration for Approval of Recommended Survey Items on Quality of Education Survey (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Tom Genne, Rose-Ann McKernan

 

IV.

Update on National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Conference (Discussion)
Presenter: Dr. Analee Maestas

 

V.

Consideration for Approval of  Revisions to Board of Education Policy DD Grants and Special Projects (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Joseph Escobedo

 

A.

Board of Education discussion of Grants and Applications for Grants procedural directive (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Joseph Escobedo

 

VI.

Board of Education Discussion of K.03 Non-School Use of Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities and Buildings and Grounds: Non-School Use of Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Procedural Directive (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Brad Winter

 

VII.

Consideration for Approval of the Proposed Agreement for the Career Enrichment Center (CEC) Nursing Program (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Eddie Soto

 

VIII.

Future Items (Discussion)

 

IX.

Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

 

X.

Adjournment

 







Minutes of Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

December 11, 2013

Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

 


A Policy and Instruction Committee meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, December 11, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the DeLayo Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.

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

Absent: None

 

I.

Call to Order – the meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.

A.

Adoption of the Policy Agenda and Approval of the Minutes of November 22, 2013, Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting – Dr. Duran motioned for approval of the agenda as amended (Item 6 would be first on the agenda and Item 7 would be removed)  and the minutes.  Steven Michael Quezada seconded the motion. All were in favor.

II.

Update on the International Baccalaureate Program at Sandia High School – Ann Boswick of Sandia High School and Eddie Soto gave an update on the status of the program’s first semester.  Ms. Boswick said it did get off to a good start; teachers and students were adjusting.  The challenges were the huge work load and the learning curve; both teachers and students felt this.  The school realizes they will need more staff to teach the second year.  Students are taking seven serious / challenging classes.  The good news is the students are meeting the challenges.  They will graduate as part of the class and will have taken the IB exams that will determine if they will receive the IB diploma.  Ms. Boswick explained the grading, credits and ranking system.  Discussion followed.  Board members asked about the enrollment, ethnic breakdown, how many students were non-APS.  They also asked how the other high schools responded to the advertisement for students.  Ms. Boswick felt the program would grow.  They had a second parent meeting and many freshmen parents were in attendance.  Ms. Korte asked about the cost and the potential for expansion of the program. Discussion followed.

III.

Consideration for Approval of Recommended Survey Items on Quality of Education Survey – Ms. Rose-Ann McKernan began by saying it was mandated by law that the district survey parents.  Mr. Genne presented the questions to the board for approval.  The questions were the same as last year. Ms. McKernan said the reason they were asking for approval was to get the survey into the hands of the parents during parent conferences to have parents fill them out at that time.  The board members gave suggestions as to what questions could be asked, i.e., issues about classroom size or questions about testing and academics.  Dr. Duran motioned for approval of the questions with the changes suggested.  Dr. Maestas seconded the motion.  All were in favor.

IV.

Update on National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Conference – Dr. Analee Maestas gave an update.  Dr. Maestas along with Dr. Duran and Mr. Quezada attended the national summit held in Washington, D.C., September 30 - October 2, 2013.  The topic was “Principle to Practice:  Ensuring Access to STEM”.  All three board members shared what they had learned at the conference.  A discussion developed around what steps we have taken to guide students into careers.  Mr. Brooks indicated he would have Van Buren Middle School do a presentation on what they are doing.

V.

Consideration for Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy DD Grants and Special Projects – Ms. Menapace presented saying the changes reflect updates to ensure the district meets best standards for grant management and grant writing.  Recommendations are the collaborative work of the Grants Management Department in Finance and the grant writer in the Superintendent’s Office.  Dr. Peercy asked about the quarterly reports.  Ms. Menapace said the board still would receive the reports quarterly.  Dr. Duran motioned for approval.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  All were in favor.

A.

Board of Education discussion of Grants and Applications for Grants procedural directive – Discussion

VI.

Board of Education Discussion of K.03 Non-School Use of Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities and Buildings and Grounds: Non-School Use of Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities Procedural Directive – Carrie Menapace presented. She referred to the Public Education Department’s request to use West Mesa; there was a need for clarification as to where users need to make the request.  The board made a point to clarify the need for extra pay for government entities to pay for additional services.  Categories 1, 2 or 3 do not have to pay except for extra services.  The board also changed it to make sure “for-profits” pay and have insurance.  The changes made were to make the procedural directive clearer. Non-profits have a graduated scale different from for-profits.  Discussion followed.

VII.

Consideration for Approval of the Proposed Agreement for the Career Enrichment Center (CEC) Nursing Program – This item was removed from the agenda.

VIII.

Future Items - Discussion regarding protocol during the Legislative session.

IX.

Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

X.

Adjournment –  the meeting was adjourned at 6:27 p.m.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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