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Special Board of Education Meeting - Apr 11, 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 AM
Where: DeLayo Marting Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
Meeting Posted On: 03/17/2014, 10:43 AM
Agenda Posted On: 04/08/2014, 12:37 AM
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Special Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

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 2, 2014, Special Board of Education Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(7)) for the Purpose of Discussing Pending Litigation Regarding Charles “Ched” MacQuigg vs. The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education, Civ. No. 12-1137 MCA/KBM (Action)

 

III.

Reconvene to Open Session

 

IV.

Statement of Closure

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of the Proposed Additions and Modifications for the  2014-2015 Student Behavior Handbook (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Toby Herrera, APS Service Center Director

 

B.

K-8 Briefing (Discussion)
Presenter: Eddie Soto, Associate Superintendent of Secondary Schools; Diane Kerschen, Associate Superintendent of Elementary Schools; and Dr. Brad Winter, Chief Operating Officer

 

VI.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

 

A.

Ratification of the Clear Channel/APS Lease with Requested Change from the Department of Finance (Discussion/Action)

 

VII.

Superintendent Report

 

VIII.

Board Reports

 

IX.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

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.

 

B.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

X.

Adjournment

 







Minutes of Special Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Special Board of Education meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Friday, April 11, 2014, 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.

  1. A. 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 April 2, 2014, Special Board of Education Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

Dr. Duran motioned for adoption of the agenda with the change to the agenda that agenda item I.B. is to adopt the April 11, 2014, Special Board of Education meeting agenda.  Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion.  Board members adopted the agenda with the date change.

 

II.         Consideration for Approval to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H)(7)) for the Purpose of Discussing Pending Litigation Regarding Charles “Ched” MacQuigg vs. The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education, Civ. No. 12-1137 MCA/KBM (Action)

Kathy Korte motioned to convene in executive session. Steven Michael Quezada seconded the motion. President Maestas requested a roll-call vote, which resulted in approval of board members to convene in executive session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation with board members Maestas, Korte, Esquivel, Quezada, Duran, Peercy voting in favor and board member Garcia voting against the motion.

 

III.        Reconvene to Open Session

The meeting reconvened in open session at 9:07 a.m.

 

IV.       Statement of Closure

President Maestas stated that the APS Board of Education met in executive session on April 11, 2014, for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.  The matters discussed in the executive session were limited only to those specified.

 

Dr. Duran motioned that agenda items V.A. and VI.A. be reviewed before agenda item V.B. is reviewed.  Dr. Peercy seconded the change to the agenda.  Board members unanimously adopted the change to the agenda.

 

V.        Special Issues

A.        Consideration for Approval of the Proposed Additions and Modifications for the 2014-2015 Student Behavior Handbook (Discussion/Action)

Dr. Duran motioned for approval of the changes to the student behavior handbook.  Mr. Garcia seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the proposed additions and modifications for the 2014-2015 Student Behavior Handbook.

 

B.        K-8 Briefing (Discussion)

Eddie Soto, associate superintendent of secondary schools; Diane Kerschen, associate superintendent of elementary schools; and Dr. Brad Winter, chief operating officer, reviewed the planning process and timeline for the new K-8 school.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • List of schools reducing enrollment as the students are transferred to the new school
  • Phases of implementation of the school
  • School committee includes parents, teachers, principals and superintendents
  • Principals have been interviewed
  • Expected school opening in the fall of 2015
  • Transportation logistics addressed with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Bernalillo County and the City of Albuquerque
  • Concern that traffic studies based on anticipated school traffic have not provided the support needed in the past
  • Request for additional meeting to discuss the transportation and safety issues
  • Discussions about curriculum with suggestions for dual language, community schools, and new technology

 

VI.       Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

  1. A. Ratification of the Clear Channel/APS Lease with Requested Change       from the Department of Finance (Discussion/Action)

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval of consent calendar agenda item VI.A.  Dr. Peercy seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the ratification of the Clear Channel/APS lease with requested change from the Department of Finance in section 21.

 

VII.      Superintendent Report

Superintendent Brooks expressed concerns of a growing number of principals who are retiring.

 

VIII.     Board Reports

Board member Korte expressed a concern from a teacher about when teachers are put on action plans and what an action plan means.

 

IX.       Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maestas announced that 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 and the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

X.        Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: _______________________________

Dr. Analee Maestas, President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

 

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