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Special Board of Education Meeting - Jan 10, 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:30 AM
Where: DeLayo Martin Community Room Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
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Special Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

 

Friday, January 10, 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 January 10, 2014, Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Special Issues

 

A.

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

 

I.

FY15 Budget Recommendations (Discussion)

 

II.

Communication and Legislative Process (Discussion)

 

B.

Presentation of the NMTeach  Effectiveness Evaluation Pre Data Release (Discussion)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Chief Academic Officer; Carla Greene, Director of Special Projects, and Carrie Robin Menapace, Legislative Liaison and Policy Analyst

 

III.

Superintendent Report

 

IV.

Board Reports

 

V.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 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, January 24, 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, January 10, 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 order at 7:30 a.m.

  1. A. Roll Call

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

Absent: Lorenzo Garcia

B.     Adoption of the January 10, 2014, Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

Dr. Maestas motioned to adopt the agenda. Steven Michael Quezada seconded the agenda.  Board members unanimously adopted the agenda.

 

II.     Special Issues

A.     Legislative Update and Review of Legislative Process and Communication (Discussion)

Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst, reviewed budget recommendation comparisons of State Equalization Guarantee (SEG): APS 2013-2014 operating budget, NMPED revised  2014-2015 budget request, Legislative Finance Committee 2014-2015 budget recommendations and APS 2014-2015 budget recommendations.

 

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Governor Martinez’ budget recommendation is the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)’s budget recommendation
  • Legislative committees and Governor’s budget will leave APS with a shortfall
  • APS budget based statistically on needs of the district
  • Each percent increase in pay for employees will cost $5 million
  • Concern about whether recommendations for raises can incorporate contract requirements
  • Concern about the increase in the number of teachers to accommodate classroom size requirements
  • Clarification of items that have moved above and below the line
  • Funding needed to support academic progress for at-risk populations and families in high poverty
  • Concern about New Mexico’s lack of industry
  • Consideration that education is a large employer in New Mexico

 

B.     Presentation of the NMTEACH Effectiveness Evaluation Pre-Data Release (Discussion)

Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst, reviewed student achievement data as a component of the New Mexico TEACH Effectiveness Evaluation System.  Using a preliminary sample of a teacher’s report, Ms. Menapace explained that 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation is comprised of student achievement data using three years of prior data.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Value-added model (VAM) grades will not be released until all of the grades have been calculated
  • Based on prior three school years: 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Importance of students’ results attached to the correct teacher
  • Range of scoring is -3 to +3 (negative number means that the teacher did not meet expectations in that area)
  • Concern about tracking data as teachers move to different schools
  • Special education teachers may show lower VAM ratings because even though they make progress with students, it is difficult to show results in the current evaluation system
  • Special Education teachers who have achieved excellent results often are placed with very challenging students, which makes those teachers vulnerable to lower scoring
  • Improvement programs will be based on each teacher’s specific minimally effective areas
  • Tracking of students’ progress
  • Handling special exemptions
  • Concern about legal ramifications for teachers who don’t score well
  • Concern of VAM as a valid teacher evaluation tool
  • Concern about media access to teachers’ scores
  • Process of informing teachers of their scores
  • NMPED doesn’t have authority to hire and fire district employees
  • Can teachers be assured that they will not be fired due to low VAM scores?
  • Importance to view the information as preliminary

 

III.    Superintendent Report

Superintendent Brooks had nothing further to report.

 

IV.    Board Reports

Board members had nothing further to report.

 

V.     Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings
President Esquivel announced that the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 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, January 24, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

VI.    Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:57 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Martin Esquivel, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

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