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Board of Education Meeting - Feb 19, 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
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Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, February 19, 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.

Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the February, 19, 2014, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the February 5, 2014, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Student performance by Van Buren Middle School Band and Choir, under the direction of Charlie Anderson, Band and Keri Steplowski, Choir

 

B.

Laura Case, Director of Nursing Services, for receiving the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award in the category of Nurse Management/Emerging Leadership from the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium

 

C.

Joshua Williams, Volcano Vista High School, for being selected to play in the All-National Honor Concert Band

 

D.

Melanie Pino, Del Norte High School, for being selected to sing in the All-National Honor Choir

 

E.

Nancy Hays, Tierra Antigua Elementary School, for receiving the New Mexico Art Educator of the Year award and the Elementary Art Educator of the Year award from the New Mexico Art Education Association

 

F.

Nikki Turman, Del Norte High School, for receiving the High School Art Educator of the Year award from the New Mexico Art Education Association

 

G.

Ethan Alley and Jasmin Smith of Highland High School, Danielle Best, Alea White and Alyssa Perea of Cibola High School, Suyent Rodriguez Candeaux of Albuquerque High School, Roderick Cochran of Del Norte High School, Todd Countee and Trung Luu of Manzano High School, Shawn La Cour or Atrisco Heritage Academy High School, Tenzin Desel of Rio Grande High School, Mirra McFadden and Courtney Wolf of La Cueva High School, Lily Shain of Sandia High School and Nicholas Joseph Zamarron of Eldorado High School for receiving a $1000 scholarship from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Update on the APS Office of Innovation (Discussion)
Presenter: Katarina Sandoval, Executive Director of the Office of Innovation

 

B.

Direction for Superintendent/Legislative Team/Board Representation on Advocacy Issues (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Winston Brooks, Superintendent

 

C.

Legislative Update (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst

 

VI.

Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of Capital Outlay, Property and Technology Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of the Low Bid Qualifications-Based Proposal and Bid in the Amount of $ 37,998,000.00 Plus Applicable Taxes as Submitted by Bradbury Stamm for the New Southwest PreK-8 School

 

II.

Approval of the Qualification-Based Proposal and Bid in the amount of $ 4,170,000.00 Plus Applicable Sales Tax, to include Base Bid, Price Lot 3 (PV System) and Bid Lot 2 (Window Replacement) as Submitted by Shumate Constructors, Inc. for the McKinley Middle School Classroom Addition

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

 

II.

Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for January 2014

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for January 2014

 

IV.

Approval of Application Amendment for Carryover

 

V.

Approval of Commodity Processed Food Bid #14-029MS-AM

 

VI.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for January 2014

 

VII.

Approval of Budget Adjustment Request for School Bus Rental Fee

 

VIII.

Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contracts

 

IX.

Approval of Budget Adjustment for 21st Century Public Academy

 

X.

Approval of 21st Century Public Academy Cash Disbursements for January 2014

 

XI.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken out of Service November 1-30, 2013

 

XII.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken out of Service December 1-31, 2013

 

XIII.

Approval of Operational Fund Inter-Function Transfers for January

 

XIV.

Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for January

 

C.

Consideration for Approval of Policy and Instruction Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Job Corp Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with changes recommended at February 12, 2014, Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

 

II.

Approval of APS Food and Nutrition Services Complex as the name of the New Food and Nutrition Services Facility

 

III.

Approval of Charter Amendment Request - Gordon Bernell Charter School

 

IV.

Approval of Nomination for the New Mexico School Boards Association's (NMSBA) 2014 Excellence in Student Achievement Award

 

VII.

Board Member Comments

 

VIII.

President's Report

 

IX.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

X.

Adjournment

 









Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, February 19, 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 5:02 p.m.

A.        Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence

B.        Roll Call

Present: Dr. Analee Maestas (arrived during recognition), Kathy Korte, Lorenzo Garcia, Martin Esquivel, Steven Michael Quezada, Dr. Don Duran

Absent: Dr. David Peercy

C.        Adoption of the February, 19, 2014, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the February 5, 2014, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Mr. Esquivel requested a motion to adopt the agenda with the change of removing agenda item V.B.  Mr. Garcia motioned to adopt the agenda with the change and approve the minutes. Ms. Korte seconded the motion.  Board members Korte, Garcia, Esquivel, Quezada and Duran voted to adopt the February, 19, 2014, Board of Education meeting agenda with the removal of agenda item V.B. and approve the February 5, 2014, Board of Education meeting minutes.

II.        Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.         The Van Buren Middle School Band and Choir, under the direction of Charlie Anderson, band and Keri Steplowski, choir were recognized for their student performance at this meeting.

B.         Laura Case, Director of Nursing Services, was recognized for receiving the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award in the category of Nurse Management/Emerging Leadership from the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium.

C.        Joshua Williams, Volcano Vista High School, was recognized for being selected to play in the All-National Honor Concert Band.

D.        Melanie Pino, Del Norte High School, was recognized for being selected to sing in the All-National Honor Choir.

E.         Nancy Hays, Tierra Antigua Elementary School, was recognized for receiving the New Mexico Art Educator of the Year award and the Elementary Art Educator of the Year award from the New Mexico Art Education Association.

F.         Nikki Turman, Del Norte High School, was recognized for receiving the High School Art Educator of the Year award from the New Mexico Art Education Association.

G.        Ethan Alley and Jasmin Smith of Highland High School, Danielle Best, Alea White and Alyssa Perea of Cibola High School, Suyent Rodriguez Candeaux of Albuquerque High School, Roderick Cochran of Del Norte High School, Todd Countee and Trung Luu of Manzano High School, Shawn La Cour or Atrisco Heritage Academy High School, Tenzin Desel of Rio Grande High School, Mirra McFadden and Courtney Wolf of La Cueva High School, Lily Shain of Sandia High School and Nicholas Joseph Zamarron of Eldorado High School were recognized for receiving a $1000 scholarship from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council.

 

III.      Public Forum

The public forum participant expressed concern that Mr. Esquivel would write a personal letter in support of Secretary Designate Hanna Skandera.

 

IV.       Matters of Information

  1. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

ž  Gratitude for Carrie Menapace and Art Melendres,  for their excellent work advocating for Albuquerque Public Schools during the New Mexico 2014 Legislative Session

ž  National Music In Our Schools Month

ž  National Association of Music Education in partnership with Disney Performing Arts and Big Machine Label Group bus tour’s spotlight on music education and the benefits music teachers bring to their students and school communities, specifically the bus tour stop at Eldorado High School

ž  Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award to Albuquerque Public Schools for its excellence in budget presentation

 

V.        Special Issues

A.        Update on the APS Office of Innovation (Discussion)

Katarina Sandoval, executive director of the Office of Innovation; and Mark Tolley, Charter Schools director, explained that the Office of Innovation is in the process of reorganizing the district’s “Schools of Choice,” including reclassification with the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), creating a contract and initial design process to support magnet school continuous improvement and sustainability, marketing APS “Schools of Choice,” and creating “Pathways of Choice.” The initial steps of the Office of Innovation included listening to administrators and school leaders and creating a best practices inventory

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item included:

ž  Repurposing current APS facilities

ž  Schools of Choice readily available to parents and students

ž  Reviewing charter school statute and reengaging students at risk

ž  Evaluating charter schools’ percentage of students retained

ž  Indicators of success depend on the goals of the specialized needs of the school

ž  Encouraging community schools models because they provide a wide range of support and wrap around services

ž  Critical component of parent engagement

ž  Open enrollment transportation costs and logistics needs

ž  Evaluation of programs yielded the observation that choices exist for elementary and high school students, but not for middle school students

ž  Concerns and issues about large middle schools

ž  Concern for the factors of immaturity levels of middle school students

ž  Finding a school model with low pupil-teacher ratio (PTR) and personalized attention to increase enrollment and student achievement

ž  Fiscal consideration of providing staffing and resources to create smaller, supportive schools

ž  Cost to the APS budget when students leave the district

ž  Evaluation of students leaving APS compared to percent of those students transferring to charter schools

ž  Importance of asking the communities what is needed for their particular socio economic and culturally diverse families

ž  Charter schools don’t necessarily perform better than traditional schools

ž  Parents searching for safe and personalized educational environments

ž  Importance of inspiring students with fine arts to achieve academically

ž  Public Academy for Performing Arts’s (PAPA) 30 percent special education student population benefiting from inclusion instruction

 

B.        Direction for Superintendent/Legislative Team/Board Representation on Advocacy Issues (Discussion/Action)

This agenda item was removed from the agenda.

 

C.        Legislative Update (Discussion)

Superintendent Brooks gave a brief overview of the current status of the 2014 New Mexico Legislative Session because Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst, was still in Santa Fe monitoring the legislation that ends on February 20.  Mr. Brooks reminded board members that March 12 is the day that legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed.  The budget passed both houses and even though it is one of the most favorable budgets to APS in the past few years, it is not enough to cover the needs of APS.  Legislation is pending review and signature of the governor.

 

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

Dr. Duran motioned for approval of the consent calendar items A, B and C. Mr. Quezada seconded the motion.  Board members Maestas, Korte, Esquivel, Quezada, and Duran voted to approve the Capital Outlay, Property and Technology, Finance, and Policy and Instruction consent calendar items.

A.        Consideration for Approval of Capital Outlay, Property and Technology Matters (Discussion/Action)

I.          Approval of the Low Bid Qualifications-Based Proposal and Bid in the Amount of $ 37,998,000.00 Plus Applicable Taxes as Submitted by Bradbury Stamm for the New Southwest PreK-8 School

II.        Approval of the Qualification-Based Proposal and Bid in the amount of $ 4,170,000.00 Plus Applicable Sales Tax, to include Base Bid, Price Lot 3 (PV System) and Bid Lot 2 (Window Replacement) as Submitted by Shumate Constructors, Inc. for the McKinley Middle School Classroom Addition

B.        Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

I.          Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

II.        Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for January 2014

III.       Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for January 2014

IV.       Approval of Application Amendment for Carryover

V.         Approval of Commodity Processed Food Bid #14-029MS-AM

VI.       Approval of Cash Disbursements for January 2014

VII.      Approval of Budget Adjustment Request for School Bus Rental Fee

VIII.    Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contracts

IX.       Approval of Budget Adjustment for 21st Century Public Academy

X.         Approval of 21st Century Public Academy Cash Disbursements for January 2014

XI.       21st Century Public Academy Financial Reports as of February 2, 2014

XII.      Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken out of Service November 1-30, 2013

XIII.    Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken out of Service December 1-31, 2013

XIV.     Approval of Operational Fund Inter-Function Transfers for January

XV.      Approval of Operational Fund Intra-Function Transfers for January

C.        Consideration for Approval of Policy and Instruction Matters (Discussion/Action)

I.          Approval of Job Corp Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with changes recommended at February 12, 2014, Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

II.        Approval of APS Food and Nutrition Services Complex as the name of the New Food and Nutrition Services Facility

III.       Approval of Charter Amendment Request - Gordon Bernell Charter School

IV.       Approval of Nomination for the New Mexico School Boards Association's (NMSBA) 2014 Excellence in Student Achievement Award

 

VII.     Board Member Comments

Board members commented on Ms. Menapace’s and Mr. Melendres’excellent work with the legislature and the importance of accountability and flexibility the state budget could provide.

 

VIII.   President's Report

President Esquivel reported about the difficult legislative session and expressed gratitude for Ms. Menapace’s and Mr. Melendres’ dedication to supporting the APS legislative agenda at the 2014 New Mexico Legislative Session.

IX.       Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Esquivel announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room, and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

X.        Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Martin Esquivel, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of the February 19, 2014, Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

 

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