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Special Board of Education Meeting - Sep 12, 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30 AM
Where: DeLayo Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
Meeting Posted On: 07/18/2014, 5:03 PM
Agenda Posted On: 09/08/2014, 6:16 PM
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Special Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

 

Friday, September 12, 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 September 12, 2014, Special Board of Education Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Special Issues

 

A.

Superintendent Search Primer (Discussion)
Presenter: Dr. Hugh Prather, Prather Consulting

 

III.

Superintendent Report

 

IV.

Board Reports

 

V.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

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.

 

B.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

VI.

Adjournment

 

 

Minutes of Special Board of Education Meeting

Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

            A Special Board of Education Meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Friday, September 12, 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.

A.        Roll Call

Present: Dr. Analee Maestas, Kathy Korte (by phone), Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel (by phone), Steven Michael Quezada, Dr. David Peercy

Absent: Dr. Don Duran         

B.        Adoption of the September 12, 2014, Special Board of Education Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

Mr. Quezada motioned to adopt the agenda.   Mr. Garcia seconded the motion. Board members voted to adopt the agenda.

           

II.        Special Issues

A.        Superintendent Search Primer (Discussion)

Dr. Hugh Prather, Prather Consulting, presented Hiring Your New Superintendent: A Process Guide to the Board’s Most Important Decision, a special edition NMSBA training module, in preparation for planning for the superintendent search.  The main components for consideration are the timeline for the planning process, development and adoption, selection criteria, soliciting range of input from stakeholder groups, advertising parameters, screening and background checks, and contract and compensation package negotiation.

 

Discussion regarding the superintendent search process issues included:

  • Considering local candidates for superintendent without searching
  • Final decision on the superintendent is done in executive session with the consensus of the board
  • Terms and conditions of hiring are negotiated and the decision is announced and acted on in a public meeting
  • Pros and cons of search possibilities, including, board facilitated, board directed; externally facilitated, board directed; turnkey headhunter, board directed
  • Hybrid of possibilities to contract for services in conjunction with the work of the Board Services Office and board members’ direction
  • Cost of the superintendent search ranges from $25,000 to $120,000
  • Importance of following budgeting and procurement processes
  • Importance of considering how the cost will be communicated to constituents
  • Importance of considering the impact of the board election and possibly new board members
  • Importance of sustaining the integrity of the process
  • Importance of meeting applicants ,who are finalists, face-to-face
  • Recommendation of a screening committee to narrow the list of applicants
  • Media participation
  • Role of appropriate use of executive sessions
  • Community meetings moderated with a facilitated question process for potential candidates
  • Importance of communicating that input is welcome, but the final decision will be made by the Board of Education
  • Process of clarifying the role of and hiring of a facilitator
  • Importance that only people handling the applications should be board members
  • Process to review applicant background checks, references, social media and internet searches 
  • Identify opinion leaders in current community of candidates
  • Issues of multi-year contracts
  • Importance of a comprehensive compensation package to attract viable applicants
  • Recommendation to access research and expert advice from CGCS
  • Recommendation to use existing superintendent search plan
  • Request for the superintendent search plan timeline
  • Importance of setting up the process as much as possible before election, which will allow the final phase to be done by the new board
  • Recommendation of planning backwards from an expected final date

 

III.       Superintendent Report

                        Superintendent Winter reported on the following:                

  • Continued meeting with APS personnel and community members to determine needs
  • Evaluation of the budget for replication  
  • Review of the status of  lockdown kits for the district
  • Administration support for the APS/MRCOG partnership

                       

IV.       Board Reports

                        Board members reported on the following    

  • Board member representation on the NMSBA legislative resolutions committee
  • Board member appreciation for ParentVue capabilities to keep parents informed of students’ academic progress
  • Concern about cost of APS participation with Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG)
  • Importance of MRCOG resources to evaluate traffic patterns impacting APS facilities
  • Concern about long-term substitutes issues
  • Concern regarding substitute teachers grading students in areas that are not within their expertise or training, especially in Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • Appreciation of Superintendent Winter’s continued efforts to connect with district personnel and community members
  • Importance that the superintendent search plan be decided in open session
  • Concerns for facility usage fees charged to organizations providing services for students
  • Request for notification and review of information that will be presented to legislative committees
  • Request for notification of legislative committee meetings
  • Request for an update from the Office of Innovation
  • Charter school participation in professional development with APS through the Office of Innovation

 

V.        Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings      

President Maestas announced that 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 and the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.    

 

VI.       Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ________________________

            Dr. Analee Maestas, President

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: _____________________________

               Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

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