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Board of Education Meeting - Apr 2, 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE, Abuquerque, NM
Minutes: Minutes
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Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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 by Highland High School Navy JROTC Under the Instruction of Lieutenant Thrasher and Chief Stevens

 

I.

Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the April 2, 2014, Board of Education Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebrating Student and Staff Success

 

I.

Eldorado High School Band for Winning First Place in Class 5A, Sandia High School Band for Winning First Place in Class 3A and Highland High School Band for Winning First Place in Class 2A at the 34th New Mexico Pageant of the Bands Marching Competition

 

II.

Cibola High School Boys Swimming and Diving Team, Eldorado High School Girls Soccer Team, Eldorado High School Girls Swimming and Diving Team, La Cueva High School Girls Cross Country Team, Sandia High School Girls Volleyball Team, Valley High School Boys Basketball Team and Volcano Vista Girls Basketball Team for Winning First Place in their Respective State Championship Competitions

 

III.

Desert Ridge Middle Schools MathCOUNTS Team for Winning First Place in the State MathCOUNTS Competition

 

IV.

Nicole Hensley of Volcano Vista for Winning the American Visions Scholastic Art and Writing Award in Digital Art

 

V.

Ann Piper of Wilson Middle School for Writing Education in Albuquerque

 

B.

Celebrating Community Partnerships

 

I.

APS Sports Fund for its Continued Support of the Annual Sports Fund Golf Tournament, which Greatly Benefits Middle School and C-team Athletics

 

II.

Director Mary Meyer and Essay Contest Winners Olivia Lewis of Dolores Gonzales Elementary School, Isaac Hortman of Mark Twain Elementary School and Vanessa Ramirez of Valle Vista Elementary School will Present Kids Cook!

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of a Change to the 2014-15 Alternative Calendar (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Andy Trybus, Human Resources Assistant Superintendent

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of the APS Open Meetings Act Resolution and Board of Education Regular and Committee Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015 (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Brenda Yager, Board of Education Services Executive Director

 

C.

Council of the Great City Schools Annual Legislative and Policy Conference Report (Discussion)
Presenter: Winston Brooks, Superintendent; Dr. David Peercy, Board Member; Joseph Escobedo, Chief of Staff and Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst

 

VI.

Board Member Comments

 

VII.

President's Report

 

VIII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd NE.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd NE.

 

IX.

Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(2)) for the Purpose of Discussion of the Superintendent’s Performance Improvement Plan (Action)

 

X.

Reconvene to Open Session

 

XI.

Statement of Closure

 

XII.

Adjournment

 









Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 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.

  1. A. Color Guard Presentation

Highland High School Navy JROTC under the instruction of Lieutenant Thrasher and Chief Stevens

I.          Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence

B.         Roll Call

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

  1. C. Adoption of the April 2, 2014, Board of Education Meeting Agenda(Discussion/Action)

Mr. Quezada motioned to adopt the agenda. Mr. Esquivel seconded the motion. Board members unanimously adopted the agenda.

 

II.        Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.        Celebrating Student and Staff Success

I.          Eldorado High School Band was recognized for winning First Place in Class 5A, Sandia High School Band for winning First Place in Class 3A and Highland High School Band for winning First Place in Class 2A at the 34th New Mexico Pageant of the Bands Marching Competition

II.         Cibola High School Boys Swimming and Diving Team, Eldorado High School Girls Soccer Team, Eldorado High School Girls Swimming and Diving Team, La Cueva High School Girls Cross Country Team, Sandia High School Girls Volleyball Team, Valley High School Boys Basketball Team and Volcano Vista Girls Basketball Team were recognized for Winning First Place in their Respective State Championship Competitions

III.        Desert Ridge Middle Schools MathCOUNTS Team was recognized for winning First Place in the State MathCOUNTS Competition

IV.       Nicole Hensley of Volcano Vista was recognized for winning the American Visions Scholastic Art and Writing Award in Digital Art

V.        Ann Piper of Wilson Middle School was recognized for writing Education in Albuquerque

B.         Celebrating Community Partnerships

I.          APS Sports Fund was recognized for its continued support of the Annual Sports Fund Golf Tournament, which greatly benefits middle school and C-team athletics

II.         Director Mary Meyer and Essay Contest Winners Olivia Lewis of Dolores Gonzales Elementary School, Isaac Hortman of Mark Twain Elementary School and Vanessa Ramirez of Valle Vista Elementary School  made a presentation about Kids Cook!

 

  1. III. Public Forum

The participant of public forum expressed concerns about the cost of testing paid by taxpayers and the teacher evaluations based on testing.

 

IV.       Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks shared information about the opening reception for Art is Elementary in the Indian Arts Gallery at Expo New Mexico. The art will be on display through May 4.

 

V.        Special Issues

A.        Consideration for Approval of a Change to the 2014-15 Alternative Calendar (Discussion/Action)

Dr. Peercy motioned for approval of the calendar. Dr. Duran seconded the motion.  Board members Garcia, Esquivel, Quezada, Duran and Peercy approved of the change to the 2014-2015 alternative calendar. Board Member Korte opposed this agenda item.

B.         Consideration for Approval of the APS Open Meetings Act Resolution and Board of Education Regular and Committee Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015 (Discussion/Action)

Dr. Peercy motioned for approval of the resolution.  Mr. Quezada seconded in the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the APS Open Meetings Act Resolution and Board of Education Regular and Committee Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015.

 

C.        Council of the Great City Schools Annual Legislative and Policy Conference Report (Discussion)

Superintendent Brooks, Board Member Dr. David Peercy, Chief of Staff Joseph Escobedo, and Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst Carrie Robin Menapace shared information from the recent Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) Annual Legislative and Policy Conference.

Information covered the following issues:

  • Updates from ongoing committees regarding common core performance indicators
  • Meeting with federal legislative representatives to discuss APS concerns and report APS achievements such as the increased graduation rate and the new Office of Innovation
  • Request for restoration of funding to before sequestration levels
  • Maintenance of effort (MOE) hearing on April 8 will be attended by CGCS staff to observe and report back to APS
  • National census poverty data
  • Changes in the funding formula for Title 1 and the negative effect on APS
  • Challenges at APS are similar to districts across the country
  • Lack of availability of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing and preparation materials in Spanish
  • Possibility of needing to pay for translating PARCC materials

 

VI.       Board Member Comments

Board members had no further comments.

 

VII.      President's Report

President Maestas reported on the following:

  • Appreciation for the Selfless Seniors program and the opportunity to meet the students
  • Gratitude for the principals, administration and teachers facilitating the testing
  • APS Board of Education executive committee meeting with Secretary Designate Skandera to discuss resubmission of the APS teacher evaluation plan and administer APS end of course exams

 

VIII.    Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maestas announced that next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd NE, and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd NE.

 

IX.       Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(2)) for the Purpose of Discussion of the Superintendent’s Performance Improvement Plan (Action)

Mr. Quezada motioned to convene in executive session. Kathy Korte seconded the motion. The roll-call vote resulted in unanimous agreement to convene in executive session for the purpose of discussing the superintendent’s performance improvement plan.  The meeting convened in executive session at 6:02 p.m.

 

X.        Reconvene to Open Session

The meeting reconvened in open session at 6:49 p.m.

 

XI.       Statement of Closure

President Maestas stated that the APS Board of Education met in executive session on April 2, 2014, to discuss the superintendent’s performance improvement plan. The matters discussed in the executive session were limited only to those specified.

 

XII.      Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: _______________________________

Dr. Analee Maestas, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

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