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Special Board of Education Meeting - Mar 28, 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Friday, March 28, 2014, 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: 03/25/2014, 1:06 AM
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Special Board of Education Meeting

AGENDA

 

 

Friday, March 28, 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 March 28, 2014, Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Special Issues

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of the APS Open Meetings Act Resolution and Board of Education Regular and Committee Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015 (Discussion/Action)

 

B.

Presentation of FY14 Strategic Budget Outlook (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, April 2, 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, April 11, 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, March 28, 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 to order at 7:32 a.m.

  1. A. Roll Call

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

  1. B. Adoption of the March 28, 2014, Special Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)

Dr. Duran motioned for adoption of the agenda with the removal of agenda item II. A. for review at a future meeting. Dr. Peercy seconded the motion.  Board members approved the motion unanimously to adopt the agenda with the change.

 

II.       Special Issues

  1. Consideration for Approval of the APS Open Meetings Act Resolution and Board of Education Regular and Committee Meeting Schedule for 2014-2015 (Discussion/Action)

 

B.      Presentation of FY14 Strategic Budget Outlook (Discussion)

Don Moya, chief financial officer, and Ruben Hendrickson, deputy chief financial officer, reported on the process of building the budget.

Issues discussed regarding this agenda item:

  • Estimation of total revenue and shortfall expected
  • Threats to enrollment growth
  • Funding increase in wages mandated by legislation
  • Current federal audit provoked by APS moving to automated system, which has caused no availability of impact aid for 18 months
  • Dealing with unfunded mandates
  • Losses in funding will have to be covered by operational funds
  • Concern about cost and repayment of maintenance of effort (MOE) for last five years
  • Cost of the increase of insurance, utilities, etc.
  • Concern about the manipulation of the public discourse
  • Concern that public education is being undermined and systematically dismantled
  • Considering suggestions from the community budget meetings
  • Concern for funding the need for assistant principals, counselors, nurses, technology, testing coordinators, and Office of Innovation needs
  • Concern for defining needs of quality education
  • State funding doesn’t include what is needed for quality education
  • Concern for the lack of contingency funds for unexpected costs

 

III.      Superintendent Report

Superintendent Brooks reported on the following:

  • Listening to the community at the budget meetings
  • Website input on budgeting
  • Council of Great City Schools Legislative Conference focus on Common Core
  • Meeting with federal representatives in Washington, D.C.
  • Upcoming federal hearing on New Mexico maintenance of effort (MOE) on April 8
  • Selfless Seniors program appreciation
  • NM Teach survey system unsecured yet part of the evaluation system of teachers and putting the teacher’s professional reputation at risk

 

IV.      Board Reports

Board members reported on the following:

  • Concern that some board members are dismissive of other board member’s opinions
  • Support for actions of board business reflecting the approval of the board
  • Request for establishing norms for board member interactions
  • Request for approved procedural directives for board members
  • Recommendation for a presentation by Tony Ortiz on first amendment rights
  • Request that a board vote be taken regarding NMPED initiatives
  • Mr. Garcia announced his employment retirement and restated his commitment for improving education
  • Appreciation for the Selfless Seniors program and being able to witness this year’s Selfless Seniors
  • Commitment to education, reducing drop outs and truancy and eliminating the achievement gap
  • Importance of respect for every board member’s opinion
  • Reinstatement of the executive committee to meet to create board meeting agendas
  • Pending board work study and evaluation
  • Open search to secure a new police chief
  • System of follow-up for how constituent calls are addressed, specifically what was the recommendation and what was the outcome
  • Continuous work on procedural directives for the board process

 

V.      Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Maestas announced that the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 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, April 11, 2014, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

VI.      Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: _______________________________

Dr. Analee Maestas, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

 

 

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