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Special Board of Education Meeting - Dec 13, 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, December 13, 2013, 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: 05/24/2013, 5:43 PM
Agenda Posted On: 12/09/2013, 6:03 PM
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Special Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

 

Friday, December 13, 2013

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 December 13, 2013, Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Special Issues

 

A.

Sustainability Study (Discussion)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer; Ruben Hendrickson, Deputy Chief Financial Officer

 

III.

Superintendent Report

 

IV.

Board Reports

 

V.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 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, January 10, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

VI.

Adjournment

 







Minutes of Special Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Special Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Friday, December 13, 2013, 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 7:31 a.m.

A.       Roll Call

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

 

B.       Adoption of the December 13, 2013, Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

Lorenzo Garcia motioned for adoption of the agenda. David Peercy seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously voted to adopt the agenda.

 

II.      Special Issues

A.       Sustainability Study (Discussion)

Superintendent Brooks introduced Cata Sandoval as the new director of innovation for APS.  She will be creating new APS programs and schools of choice to improve academic choices for students and will oversee the Charter and Magnet Schools Department, which supports district-authorized charter schools and magnet schools.

Don Moya, chief financial officer, opened the presentation with a reminder that this is the third installment regarding sustainability.   He also explained that the focus will be to restructure schools to provide sustainable high quality education while becoming strategically more effective and efficient.

Ruben Hendrickson, deputy chief financial officer, presented information on the following areas:

  • Comprehensive approach to reviewing opportunities for qualitative restructuring
  • Albuquerque Public Schools enrollment trending by school level
  • Number of Albuquerque-based charter schools and enrollment trends
  • State equalization guarantee (SEG) funding level
  • Market shares charter schools compared nationally
  • Origin of charter schools
  • Size premiums of elementary, middle and high schools compared
  • Senior charter school characteristics
  • Improving quality of education through magnet schools
  • Cost comparison of opening magnet schools
  • Recommended strategies
  • Additional programs and items to evaluate

 

Board members commented on the following for this agenda item:

  • Clarification of the use of the Office of Innovation
  • Definition of alternative schools and alternative programs
  • Difference between alternative schools and magnet schools
  • Importance of using “schools of choice” instead of alternative schools
  • Concern about classroom size reduction impact on funding
  • Concerns about schools over capacity
  • Importance of educators involved in creating the plan
  • Importance of curriculum impact on creating the budget
  • Charter schools without facilities need to be included in the Capital Master Plan
  • Importance of building schools’ social and community environments
  • Next steps in the presentations and approval of direction to build the FY15 budget
  • Presentation of a blueprint with evaluation of options and cost savings

Superintendent Brooks recommended that the next sustainability presentation be scheduled at a board meeting in January 2014.

 

III.     Superintendent Report

Superintendent Brooks recommended that board members review the fine print of the budget recommendations from the governor and legislative committees, which will be available soon.

 

IV.     Board Reports

Board members had nothing to report at this time.

 

V.       Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Esquivel announced that the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 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, January 10, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

VI.     Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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