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Board of Education Meeting - Sep 3, 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
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Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, September 3, 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 Valley High School Air Force JROTC under the instruction of Major Zentner and West Mesa High School Navy JROTC under the instruction of Senior Chief Nicholson

 

I.

Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the September 3, 2014, Board of Education Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Celebrating Staff and Community Partners

 

I.

Recognition of Albuquerque Healthcare of the Homeless, Americorps, Centro Savila, Department of Health, EleValle, First Choice, First Nations, Health Action New Mexico, Native American Professional Parent Resources, Native American Voters Alliance, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, PB&J Family Services, Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, Southwest Women’s Law Center, Strategies 360, Univision Radio, UNM – Center for Education and Policy Research, UNM – Community Engagement Center, UNM Affordable Care Act Team, UNM Pathways, Youth Development Inc. for their support of the APS Student, Family, and Community Supports Division’s Medicaid Enrollment Project

 

B.

Celebrating Students and Instructors

 

I.

JROTC Students and Instructors from Carlos Rey Elementary School, Garfield Middle School, John Adams Middle School, Sandia High School, Valley High School and West Mesa High School will present STEM projects, including displays on rocketry, remotely operated vehicle (ROV Robotics Design), high altitude exploration and research, Sea Perch (Robotics Design), BalloonSat (Electronic Systems Design & Systems Integration) and CyberPatriot (Cyber Defense)

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Recommendations (Discussion)
Presenter: Dr. Kristine Meurer, Executive Director of the Student, Family, and Community Supports Division

 

B.

Submission of Resolutions for Consideration by the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Brunder, Director of Government Affairs and Policy

 

C.

Presentation of the Draft Superintendent Search Process (Discussion)
Presenter: Brenda Yager, Executive Director, Board Services

 

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, September 12, 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, September 17, 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.

Adjournment

 

 

Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 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 5:06 p.m.

A.        Color Guard presentation by Valley High School Air Force JROTC under the instruction of Major Zentner and West Mesa High School Navy JROTC under the instruction of Senior Chief Nicholson      

I.          Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence         

B.        Roll Call

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

Absent:  Kathy Korte            

C.        Adoption of the September 3, 2014, Board of Education Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)           

            Mr. Esquivel motioned to adopt the agenda.  Mr. Quezada seconded the motion. Board members voted to adopt the September 3, 2014, Board of Education meeting agenda.

II.        Recognition of Students, Staff and Community   

A.        Celebrating Staff and Community Partners         

I.          Recognition of Albuquerque Healthcare of the Homeless, Americorps, Centro Savila, Department of Health, EleValle, First Choice, First Nations, Health Action New Mexico, Native American Professional Parent Resources, Native American Voters Alliance, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, PB&J Family Services, Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, Southwest Women’s Law Center, Strategies 360, Univision Radio, UNM – Center for Education and Policy Research, UNM – Community Engagement Center, UNM Affordable Care Act Team, UNM Pathways, Youth Development Inc. for their support of the APS Student, Family, and Community Supports Division’s Medicaid Enrollment Project 

B.        Celebrating Students and Instructors        

I.          JROTC Students and Instructors from Carlos Rey Elementary School, Garfield Middle School, John Adams Middle School, Sandia High School, Valley High School and West Mesa High School will present STEM projects, including displays on rocketry, remotely operated vehicle (ROV Robotics Design), high altitude exploration and research, Sea Perch (Robotics Design), BalloonSat (Electronic Systems Design & Systems Integration) and CyberPatriot (Cyber Defense)         

III.       Public Forum

Participants of public forum expressed support for the district being fiscally and environmentally responsible but concerned about the copying restrictions on teachers, and concern for additional testing time taking away from instructional time.

 

IV.       Matters of Information        

  1. A.                Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Winter reported on the following:

  • Recognition of first grade teacher Marvin Callahan and new counselor Karin Medina for their work to support hungry students at Comanche Elementary School
  • Gratitude for the dedication of the 2013 retirees and the celebration to honor their contributions to the success of APS students
  • Gratitude to Mayor Berry and the City of Albuquerque for giving free bus passes to APS students who attend Vision Quest and New Futures High School
  • Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council providing opportunities to hear the business community’s thoughts, concerns and suggestions
  • Gathering information and connecting with departments, schools and community groups
  • Gratitude for Dr. Maestas’ participation at the recent District Council meeting to welcome administrators back to school
  • Focus on reducing truancy to increase academic success and cultural proficiency to create an environment of respect as the two primary goals as superintendent
  • New seating plan for the superintendent and leadership for board meetings           

 

V.        Special Issues

A.        School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Recommendations (Discussion)

Dr. Kristine Meurer, executive director of the Student, Family, and Community Supports Division, presented the recommendations from the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)  to engage families and community members, which will positively impact student attendance.  Recommendations included creating middle and high school mentorship programs, “Attendance Matters” marketing campaign to encourage community partnership, finding transportation and funding to include more students in engaging after school programs, modifing communication strategies to reach stakeholders more effectively, and ensuring that every school has a family/community liaison.

 

B.        Submission of Resolutions for Consideration by the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) (Discussion)

Carrie Robin Brunder, director of Government Affairs and Policy,

explained that as a partner with the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA), APS submits resolutions for consideration of inclusion in the NMSBA legislative platform. The NMSBA Resolutions Committee reviews submissions for presentation to the delegate assembly at the NMSBA Annual Convention in December.  Board members were asked to review resolutions the Board of Education submitted in 2013 and consider what resolutions APS will submit to NMSBA by the September 17, the deadline for the upcoming legislative session. 

            Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Consideration of resolutions regarding rejection of unfunded mandates, sufficient funding for education, and teacher and school leader evaluations
  • Additional topics to consider transportation, testing, and student mental health resources
  • Further review of potential resolutions will occur at a future board committee meeting before a vote of approval will be requested of board members   

 

C.        Presentation of the Draft Superintendent Search Process (Discussion)

Brenda Yager, executive director of Board Services, presented the process, timeline and options regarding superintendent search information collected from the past superintendent search and requested board members to consider the timeline and major components for the current superintendent search.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Use of a search firm
  • Extent of the search (local, state, and/or national)
  • Community forums
  • Planning committee-facilitated community input on characteristics of the new superintendent
  • Website support to keep the community up-to-date on the process
  • Use of community input to create interview questions
  • Contract with Research & Polling, Inc. to collect information from a random survey
  • Importance of following procurement rules
  • Creation of announcements and meeting invitations in several languages
  • Opportunities for student input through the Student Roundtable
  • League of Women Voters provided facilitation of community meeting input and interview sessions
  • Concerns regarding timeline due to possible new board members in February election
  • Query regarding integration of social media

           

VI.       Board Member Comments

                        Board members commented on the following:

  • Concern about homeless and hungry students
  • Support for more resources for teachers, including necessary copying
  • Query regarding process of supplying books and workbooks to reduce the number of copies needed

 

VII.     President's Report

President Maestas requested that APS administration review and recommend solutions and resources to address issues of hungry students and restrictions on teachers for copying.

 

VIII.    Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings      

President Maestas announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room Community room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd NE.    

 

IX.       Adjournment

                        The meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ________________________

            Dr. Analee Maestas, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: _____________________________

               Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

 

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