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Board of Education Meeting - Nov 20, 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 5:00 PM
Where: John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
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Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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 / Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the October 22, November 5, November 8 and November 15, Special Board Meeting Minutes and the November 6, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Council of the Great City Schools Sponsors for Generously Supporting the 2013 Annual Fall Conference

 

B.

APS Volunteers for Generously Sharing their Time, Talents and Hospitality with the Delegates of the Council of the Great City Schools 2013 Annual Fall Conference through Art, Music, Wellness and Communication

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Cultural Proficiency Update (Discussion) 
Presenter: Lynne Rosen, Director of Language and Cultural Equity, and Toby Herrera, Director of Student, School, and Community Service Center

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Development of an Albuquerque Public Schools Created Alternative Demonstration of Competency Pursuant to 6.19.7.10 NMAC for 2014 Graduates (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Chief Academic Officer

 

C.

Consideration of End of Course Exam Administration in APS for the 2013-14 School Year (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Chief Academic Officer; RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability, and Carrie Robin Menapace, Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison

 

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 Qualifications Based Proposal and Bid for KANW Addition and Remodel

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

 

a.

Title I, $8,136,701

 

b.

IDEA-B, $3,757,760

 

c.

Medicaid, $1,000,000

 

d.

Title IIA, $683,498

 

e.

Elementary Breakfast, $455,757

 

f.

Title III, $388,721

 

g.

Pre K, $202,949

 

h.

Montezuma Turf, $144,000

 

i.

21st Century, $64,984

 

j.

UNM National Science Foundation, $52,229

 

k.

IDEA-B Preschool, $44,415

 

l.

GOB Instructional Materials, $30,920

 

m.

IDEA-B Private School, $24,946

 

n.

APS Homeless-Food, $20,000

 

o.

Zia Family Focus Center-$20,000

 

p.

General Mills Foundation, $10,700

 

q.

KANW, $7,564

 

r.

Kirtland Korner, $7,508

 

s.

Title I McKinney Homeless, $7,457

 

t.

Incentives for School Improvement, $6,141

 

u.

Elementary School Counselor, ($57,491)

 

v.

Johnson O'Malley, ($34)

 

II.

Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for October 2013

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for October 2013

 

IV.

Approval of Budget Adjustment Request for School Bus Rental Fee

 

a.

Beal Bus Company, $39,612

 

b.

Herrera School Buses, Inc., $62,430

 

V.

Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract

 

a.

Beal Bus Company, $39,612

 

b.

Herrera School Buses, Inc, $62,430

 

VI.

Approval of Gymnasium Floor Maintenance Bid #14-018LJ-AM

 

VII.

Approval of Ring Binders for Warehouse Stock Bid #14-020RT-SL

 

VIII.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for October 2013

 

IX.

Approval of Statement of Portables Taken Out of Service August 1-31, 2013

 

X.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service May 1-31, 2013

 

XI.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service June 1-30, 2013

 

XII.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service July 1-31, 2013

 

XIII.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service August 1-31, 2013

 

XIV.

Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service September 1-30, 2013

 

XV.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for 21st Century Public Academy

 

XVI.

Approval of 21st Century Public Academy Cash Disbursements for September 2013

 

XVII.

Approval of Operational Inter-Function Transfers for October

 

XVIII.

Approval of Operational Intra-Function Transfers for October

 

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 Thursday, 21, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

X.

Adjournment

 











Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 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 / Moment of Silence

B.         Roll Call

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

 

C.        Adoption of the Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the October 22, November 5, November 8, and November 15, Special Board Meeting Minutes and the November 6, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Steven Michael Quezada motioned to adopt the agenda.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion. Board members unanimously voted to adopt of the Board of Education meeting agenda.  Steven Michael Quezada motioned to approve the minutes.  Kathy Korte seconded the motion. Board members unanimously voted to approve the October 22, November 5, November 8, and November 15, Special Board of Education meeting minutes and the November 6, Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.        Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.        Council of the Great City Schools sponsors were recognized for generously supporting the 2013 Annual Fall Conference.

B.         APS Volunteers were recognized for generously sharing their time, talents and hospitality with the delegates of the Council of the Great City Schools 2013 Annual Fall Conference through art, music, wellness advocacy and communication.

 

III.       Public Forum

Public forum participants shared their concern about unfair New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) mandates, support for positive teacher evaluations not punitive programs, concern about the millions of dollars sent out of state  by NMPED for the teacher evaluation program, concern about the testing for students as part of the teacher evaluation program, concern that parents and students are not informed about the graduation requirements, awareness that students already are receiving end of course exams called finals, concern for the safety of Jefferson Middle School students, concern about the cost of life insurance premiums of retirees, and support for the results of the APS Capital Master Plan.

 

IV.       Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • Presentation at the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SuperSAC) from Alexis Gough, Cibola High School, about her trip through Operation Smile to South America
  • Roundtable of SuperSAC discussion regarding issues at APS high schools
  • Grand opening of South Valley Academy Charter School made possible with the APS Capital Master Plan partnership with charter schools

 

V.        Special Issues

A.        Cultural Proficiency Update (Discussion)

Lynne Rosen, director of Language and Cultural Equity, and Toby Herrera, director of Student, School, and Community Service Center, presented the update of the revitalization of the cultural proficiency program.  During the 2009-2010 school year, APS began using the “Framework of Cultural Proficiency,” developed by Lindsey, Robins, and Terrell (2009), to ensure that all students receive a quality education that addresses the needs of the diverse student population.  In this initial phase APS concentrated on providing a professional development framework for school and district leaders.   The second phase will center on transforming the district, schools, and classrooms by focusing on equity and opportunity to improve outcomes and instructional supports for all students using the leverage of common core implementation.

 

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Importance of consistency reflected in creation of a policy and procedural directive
  • Implementation planning
  • New teachers’ exposure to cultural diversity and training in cultural proficiency
  • Addressing the teacher evaluation through the lens of cultural proficiency
  • Utilizing professional development as training opportunities
  • Establishing a baseline to determine progress
  • What will the program look like in the classroom?
  • Importance of illustrating the expectations and requirements to students
  • Recommendation for a refresher of the cultural proficiency training done previously for leadership and to implement a cultural proficiency training for board members
  • Request for information on best practices in other communities that have been successful at implementing cultural proficiency programs
  • Concern about the additional demands on the classroom teachers to implement the program

 

 

B.         Consideration for Approval of Development of an Albuquerque Public Schools Created Alternative Demonstration of Competency Pursuant to 6.19.7.10 NMAC for 2014 Graduates (Discussion/Action)

Shelly Green, chief academic officer, explained the reasoning, necessity and NMPED rule supporting the development an alternative demonstration of competency for 2014 graduates.

Ms. Green stressed the importance that this alternative reflects the rigor and standards expected of teacher instruction and student performance. She also stated that the information will be presented to representatives from higher education, principals, teachers, counselors, legal counsel, and the community for feedback.

 

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

      • Importance of getting the plan completed, approved and reviewed by high school counselors so it can be implemented before the winter break begins on December 21
      • Request to have approval from the board on this plan at the December 4, Board of Education meeting
      • Recommend using rubrics from best practice at charter schools
      • Request clarification of where end-of-course (EOC) exams fall in this framework of competency demonstration
      • EOC exams will not be included in the demonstration of competency
      • Importance of communicating that this change will only affect the 2014 graduating class
      • Concern that NMPED is eliminating district authority to create and implement competency for graduation for subsequent years
      • Importance of communicating the current and proposed NMPED rules to legislators
      • Request for documentation of what other districts are discussing regarding this agenda item
      • Request clarification of how portfolios factor into the presentation of competency demonstration

Dr. Peercy motioned for approval to develop an Albuquerque Public Schools-created alternative demonstration of competency for 2014 high school graduates. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the motion.

 

C.        Consideration of End of Course Exam Administration in APS for the 2013-14 School Year (Discussion/Action)

Shelly Green, chief academic officer; RoseAnn McKernan, executive director of Instructional Accountability, Carrie Robin Menapace, policy analyst and legislative liaison, and Art Melendres, Modrall, answered questions regarding end of course exams.

 

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

      • Testing on subjects that are not taught every year; for example, elementary school music and art
      • Clarification of legal ramifications for not administering the required EOC exams
      • Request that all parents are informed of what EOC exams their children are taking and why, their option to opt their child out of exams and ramifications of graduating if high school students are opted out of competency subject tests
      • Importance that information distributed is based on the rights of parents and students to be informed
      • Concern for unintended consequences for school and teacher grading if students opt out of testing
      • Request to have an EOC exam informational letter from board members and the superintendent prepared to send to parents and students, which will be presented at the December 4, Board of Education meeting for approval

 

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

Dr. Peercy motioned for approval of the consent calendar items. Kathy Korte seconded the motion.  Board members voted unanimously to approve the Capital Outlay, Property and Technology and Finance consent calendar agenda items.

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

I.          Approval of the Qualifications Based Proposal and Bid for KANW Addition and Remodel

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

I.          Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

a.        Title I, $8,136,701

b.        IDEA-B, $3,757,760

c.        Medicaid, $1,000,000

d.        Title IIA, $683,498

e.        Elementary Breakfast, $455,757

f.          Title III, $388,721

g.        Pre K, $202,949

h.        Montezuma Turf, $144,000

i.          21st Century, $64,984

j.          UNM National Science Foundation, $52,229

k.         IDEA-B Preschool, $44,415

l.          GOB Instructional Materials, $30,920

m.       IDEA-B Private School, $24,946

n.        APS Homeless-Food, $20,000

o.        Zia Family Focus Center-$20,000

p.        General Mills Foundation, $10,700

q.        KANW, $7,564

r.          Kirtland Korner, $7,508

s.         Title I McKinney Homeless, $7,457

t.         Incentives for School Improvement, $6,141

u.        Elementary School Counselor, ($57,491)

v.         Johnson O'Malley, ($34)

II.         Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for October 2013

III.        Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for October 2013

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

a.        Beal Bus Company, $39,612

b.        Herrera School Buses, Inc., $62,430

V.        Approval of Supplement to School Bus Fleet Service Contract

a.        Beal Bus Company, $39,612

b.        Herrera School Buses, Inc, $62,430

VI.       Approval of Gymnasium Floor Maintenance Bid #14-018LJ-AM

VII.      Approval of Ring Binders for Warehouse Stock Bid #14-020RT-SL

VIII.     Approval of Cash Disbursements for October 2013

IX.       Approval of Statement of Portables Taken Out of Service August 1-31, 2013

X.        Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service May 1-31, 2013

XI.       Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service June 1-30, 2013

XII.      Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service July 1-31, 2013

XIII.     Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service August 1-31, 2013

XIV.     Approval of Statement of Equipment Taken Out of Service September 1-30, 2013

XV.      Approval of Budget Adjustments for 21st Century Public Academy

XVI.     Approval of 21st Century Public Academy Cash Disbursements for September 2013

XVII.    Approval of Operational Inter-Function Transfers for October

XVIII.   Approval of Operational Intra-Function Transfers for October

 

VII.      Board Member Comments

Board members had no further comments.

 

VIII.    President's Report

President Esquivel had no further report.

IX.       Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Esquivel announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, 21, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

X.        Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Martin Esquivel, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

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