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Board of Education Meeting - Dec 18, 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 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, December 18, 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 and Moment of Silence

 

B.

Roll Call

 

C.

Adoption of the December 18, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the December 4, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Student Performance by Jimmy Carter Middle School Advanced Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Anne Bateman Kendall

 

B.

Council of the Great City Schools community partners for generously supporting the 2013 Annual Fall Conference

 

C.

APS art team for generously sharing their time, talents and creativity to help students prepare artwork for the delegates of the Council of the Great City Schools 2013 Annual Fall Conference

 

D.

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

 

E.

Board President Marty Esquivel for receiving the New Mexico School Boards Association’s award for outstanding leadership and Vice President Kathy Korte, Board members Lorenzo Garcia, David Peercy and Analee Maestas for receiving the New Mexico School Boards Association’s award for exemplary leadership

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Presentation of the 2013 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) Results (Discussion)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Chief Academic Officer, and RoseAnn McKernan, Executive Director of Instructional Accountability

 

B.

Update on Five-Year Strategic Plan for Sandia Mountain Natural History Center and Los Padillas Wildlife Sanctuary and Constructed Wetland (Discussion)
Presenter: Jami Jacobson, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction

 

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 Selection Advisory Committee’s Recommendation for the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Consulting Services, in the following four (4)  discipline areas

 

a.

General LEED Consulting

 

b.

Energy Modeling

 

c.

Light Modeling

 

d.

Acoustical Analysis

 

II.

Approval of Authorization to Grant PNM an Electric Easement for Operation of Electric Facilities within Tract A, Land of Amritsar Academy and Tract C, Lands of Cindy Chavez, Bernalillo County New Mexico, which is Known as the Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School

 

III.

Approval of Authorization to Grant PNM an Electric Easement for the Operation of Electric Facilities within the Unplatted Tract of Land Owned by the Board of Education situated within Section 34, T. 11 N., R. 4E., N.M.P.M., Bernalillo County New Mexico, which is Known as the S.Y.Jackson Elementary School

 

IV.

Approval of Authorization to Grant PNM an Electric Easement for the Operation of Electric Facilities within Tract B-1A, Municipal Addition No 1, Bernalillo County New Mexico, which is Known as the Del Norte High School

 

V.

Approval of the District Web Filter Upgrade Project

 

VI.

Approval to Upgrade the Network Infrastructure at Alice Bruce King Educational Complex

 

VII.

Approval of the Core Server and Storage Upgrade Project

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

 

a.

KANW, $167,900

 

b.

Dual Credit Materials, $111,731

 

c.

Indian Education Initiative Grant, $20,000

 

d.

KNME Arts, $ 7,007.00

 

e.

NM Growth Fruit/Veg, $591

 

II.

Approval of Grant Management Inter-Function Transfers for November 2013

 

III.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for November 2013

 

IV.

Approval of Gifts, Grants and Donations of More than $5,000

 

a.

$14,000 Donation from Sagebrush Community Church to Eldorado High School Fine Arts Department-row of 8 moveable LED lights, bar and controllers

 

V.

Approval of Delivered Fast Foods for DECA Bid #14-019MS-AM

 

VI.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for November 2013

 

VII.

Approval of 31400 Special State Capital Outlay Budget Increase for FY14

 

VIII.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for 21st Century Public Academy

 

a.

Increase BAR #001-027-1314-0005-I

 

b.

Initial Budget BAR #001-027-1314-0016-IB

 

c.

Intra-Function BAR #001-027-1314-0015-M

 

IX.

Approval of 21st Century Public Academy Cash Disbursements for October and November 2013

 

X.

Approval of Operational Inter-Function Transfers for November

 

XI.

Approval of Operational Intra-Function Transfers for November

 

C.

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

 

I.

Approval of Recommended Survey Items on Quality of Education Survey

 

II.

Approval of  Revisions to Board of Education Policy DD Grants and Special Projects

 

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, January 10, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

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.

 

X.

Adjournment

 











Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, December 18, 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 5:00 p.m.

A.     Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence

B.     Roll Call

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

Absent: Kathy Korte

C.     Adoption of the December 18, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the December 4, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Mr. Quezada motioned to adopt the meeting agenda and approve the minutes. Dr. Maestas seconded the motion. Board members attending unanimously adopted the December 18, 2013, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the December 4, 2013, Board of Education meeting minutes.

 

II.      Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.       The Jimmy Carter Middle School Advanced Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Anne Bateman Kendall was recognized for performing at the board meeting.

B.       Council of the Great City Schools community partners were recognized for generously supporting the 2013 Annual Fall Conference.

C.       APS art team was recognized for generously sharing their time, talents and creativity to help students prepare artwork for the delegates of the Council of the Great City Schools 2013 Annual Fall Conference.

D.       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.

E.       Board President Marty Esquivel was recognized for receiving the New Mexico School Boards Association’s award for outstanding leadership and Vice President Kathy Korte, Board members Lorenzo Garcia, David Peercy and Analee Maestas were recognized for receiving the New Mexico School Boards Association’s award for exemplary leadership.

 

III.     Public Forum

Public forum participants expressed concern for testing, concern about the possibility of losing teachers, and concern for the burden that retiree life insurance payments are causing retirees.

 

IV.     Matters of Information

  1. A. Superintendent's Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • Albuquerque Interfaith 20th Anniversary Gala celebrating an organization made up of congregations, schools, unions and nonprofits supporting community health and growth
  • Generosity of  APS students and staff raising funding and food drives for many different charities including the Red Cross, Heifer Project International, Special Olympics New Mexico and Joy Junction
  • Truckloads of toys and clothes given to a variety of organizations and schools including PB & J, Toys for Tots and New Mexico Safe House
  • APS Clothing Bank collection of new packages of socks and underwear in all sizes Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. for approximately 5,000 needy APS students through Tuesday, December 24
  • APS Curriculum and Instruction and APS Foundation sponsored Book Fair raised enough money for approximately 4,000 books for the K-8 summer learning program
  • APS winter break administration offices closing December 23 through January 1

 

V.     Special Issues

A.     Presentation of the 2013 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) Results (Discussion)

Shelly Green, chief academic officer, and RoseAnn McKernan, executive director of Instructional Accountability, presented the results of 2013 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) stating that APS membership in TUDA allows APS to receive results by state.  The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) set a goal of no more than 5 percent exclusion rates for districts. APS is more inclusive of students with disabilities than any other jurisdictions included in TUDA.  In 2013 APS reduced its exclusion rates to accurately reflect the educational performance of all students within the district, yet maintained its overall performance. Performance on the TUDA can be used to estimate results for the 2015 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) scores.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • NAEP is consistent across the nation to allow comparison of other states and similar-sized districts
  • TUDA randomly identifies schools and students to participate
  • TUDA representatives conduct the tests
  • Students with profound cognitive disabilities are excluded from testing
  • Students who do not speak English at all are excluded from testing
  • The math portion of the test is the only section offered in Spanish
  • State rules of inclusion and exclusion can be applied to determine which students will or won’t be taking the test, which causes some discrepancies when comparing results state to state
  • Request for results of districts with exclusion rates noted
  • APS continues to improve and outperform the state
  • Reports are not available by school or by individual student
  • Interventions such as AVID and professional development used at specific schools cannot be assessed for effectiveness using these scores
  • Importance of mining the data for best practices and strategies
  • Validity and reliability signify the power of TUDA information
  • TUDA also includes a short student survey regarding classroom and personal learning experiences

 

B.     Update on Five-Year Strategic Plan for Sandia Mountain Natural History Center and Los Padillas Wildlife Sanctuary and Constructed Wetland (Discussion)

Jami Jacobson, executive director of Curriculum and Instruction, explained that the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center (SMNHC) serves as a national educational model to promote an ecologically-literate citizenry.  This unique outdoor setting of 129 acres of wilderness has the potential to highlight the district and showcase New Mexico’s natural resources, while serving as a model of 21st century learning, including virtual learning, inquiry-based education, and professional learning. APS works in conjunction with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to offer students scientific research and educational outreach programs.

A five-year plan has been developed and written at the request of the Capital Master Plan Office, the chief academic officer, and the superintendent’s chief of staff because, currently, the center and its facilities cannot adequately address its potential to prepare students for college and career readiness.

The plan developed by SMNHC, the museum and APS Curriculum and Instruction staff includes a curricular plan that demonstrates the educational need, academic student benefits, capital improvement needs, and safety requirements of such buildings.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item included:

  • Importance of this facility for the community and the students
  • Need for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals to collaborate on, participate in, teach and support the programs
  • Significance of project-based learning for students
  • Access for all students to participate, including charter school students and students with special needs
  • Importance exposing students and families to the wide variety of ecological learning experiences near Albuquerque

 

 

C.     Legislative Update (Discussion)

Carrie Robin Menapace, legislative liaison and policy analyst, reviewed the APS legislative agenda, the current legislative issues being discussed at legislative committees, forthcoming presentation timeline of pre-filed legislation, and impact on APS.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item included:

  • Changes in the General Educational Development (GED) test and possible substitution tests
  • Governor’s budget recommendations
  • Concern about mental health resources in APS schools and possible billable services
  • Merit pay effect on the APS bargaining agreement and authority of board members
  • Increase of funding below the line

 

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

Dr. Peercy motioned for approval of sections A. B. and C of the consent calendar.  Dr. Maestas seconded the motion.  Board members Maestas, Garcia, Quezada, Duran, Peercy and Esquivel voted for approval of the consent calendar.

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

I.        Approval of the Selection Advisory Committee’s Recommendation for the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Consulting Services, in the following four (4)  discipline areas

a.       General LEED Consulting

b.       Energy Modeling

c.       Light Modeling

d.       Acoustical Analysis

II.       Approval of Authorization to Grant PNM an Electric Easement for Operation of Electric Facilities within Tract A, Land of Amritsar Academy and Tract C, Lands of Cindy Chavez, Bernalillo County New Mexico, which is Known as the Montessori of the Rio Grande Charter School

III.      Approval of Authorization to Grant PNM an Electric Easement for the Operation of Electric Facilities within the Unplatted Tract of Land Owned by the Board of Education situated within Section 34, T. 11 N., R. 4E., N.M.P.M., Bernalillo County New Mexico, which is Known as the S.Y. Jackson Elementary School

IV.      Approval of Authorization to Grant PNM an Electric Easement for the Operation of Electric Facilities within Tract B-1A, Municipal Addition No 1, Bernalillo County New Mexico, which is Known as the Del Norte High School

V.       Approval of the District Web Filter Upgrade Project

VI.      Approval to Upgrade the Network Infrastructure at Alice Bruce King Educational Complex

VII.     Approval of the Core Server and Storage Upgrade Project

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

I.        Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

a.       KANW, $167,900

b.       Dual Credit Materials, $111,731

c.       Indian Education Initiative Grant, $20,000

d.       KNME Arts, $ 7,007.00

e.       NM Growth Fruit/Veg, $591

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

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

IV.      Approval of Gifts, Grants and Donations of More than $5,000

a.       $14,000 Donation from Sagebrush Community Church to Eldorado High School Fine Arts Department-row of 8 moveable LED lights, bar and controllers

V.       Approval of Delivered Fast Foods for DECA Bid #14-019MS-AM

VI.      Approval of Cash Disbursements for November 2013

VII.     Approval of 31400 Special State Capital Outlay Budget Increase for FY14

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

a.       Increase BAR #001-027-1314-0005-I

b.       Initial Budget BAR #001-027-1314-0016-IB

c.       Intra-Function BAR #001-027-1314-0015-M

IX.      Approval of 21st Century Public Academy Cash Disbursements for October and November 2013

X.       Approval of Operational Inter-Function Transfers for November

XI.      Approval of Operational Intra-Function Transfers for November

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

I.        Approval of Recommended Survey Items on Quality of Education Survey

II.       Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy DD Grants and Special Projects

 

VII.    Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Recognition of the partnership with the city of Albuquerque to provide public transportation for Atrisco Heritage Academy High School students and families to use the health clinic
  • Recognition of the partnerships that comprise the power of  Albuquerque Interfaith and the important work this community is doing to improve the environment for everyone
  • Recognition of the APS principals, who is the midst of the week before the holiday break, are consistently supporting the teaching, learning and evaluating process

 

VIII.   President's Report

President Esquivel had nothing further to report.

 

IX.     Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Esquivel announced that 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 and 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.

 

X.      Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Martin Esquivel, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

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