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Board of Education Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting - Feb 12, 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 5:00 PM
Where: DeLayo Martin Community Room Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
Minutes: Minutes
Agenda Packet: Packet
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Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5:00 PM

DeLayo-Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I.

Call to Order

 

A.

Adoption of the Policy Agenda and Approval of the Minutes of December 11, 2013, and January 8, 2014, Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Job Corp Memorandum of Understanding (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Eddie Soto, Stan Pena

 

III.

Consideration for Approval of APS Food and Nutrition Services Complex as the name of the New Food and Nutrition Services Facility (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Dr. Brad Winter, Mary Swift

 

IV.

Consideration for Approval of Charter Amendment Request - Gordon Bernell Charter School (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Eddie Soto, Mark Tolley

 

A.

Public Forum

 

V.

Consideration for Approval of Memorandum of Agreement between Albuquerque Public Schools, Bernalillo Public School District and Gordon Bernell Charter School (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Eddie Soto, Mark Tolley

 

VI.

Testing Requirements Follow-up (Discussion)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Rose-Ann McKernan

 

VII.

New Mexico School Boards Association's 2014 Excellence in Student Achievement Award Nominee Selection (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Christy Albright

 

VIII.

Future Items (Discussion)

 

IX.

Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

 

X.

Adjournment

 







Minutes of Policy and Instruction Committee Meeting

February 12, 2014

Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

 

 


A Policy and Instruction Committee meeting of the Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, February 12, 2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the DeLayo Martin Community Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.

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

Absent:  None

 

I.

Call to Order – the meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

A.

Adoption of the Policy Agenda – Lorenzo Garcia motioned for approval.  Dr. Donald Duran seconded the motion.  All indicated approval.

 

II.

Job Corp Memorandum of Understanding – Shelly Green presented the MOU.  She indicated there has been a MOU with the New Mexico Job Corp since 1998.  The current MOU has been revised and updated to reflect the renewal of the dual commitment to this program.  Stan Pena, principal of School on Wheels, presented saying they had been looking for a partner.  There are two school campuses with small staffs, and they needed help with the partnership that also would help find employment for the students.  At SOW they only have core classes and no electives.  Now with the partnership, the students have classes available in the trades that are certified and assistance with job placement (they provide 22 months of support for this).  With this partnership students get academics plus trades.

Dr. Peercy asked for questions and comments from the board. All the comments were positive.  Dr. Peercy suggested some edits to the MOU and had concerns about the students driving themselves going to an activity and wondered about the liabilities. Several other questions were presented but all felt it was a great partnership, a great stepping stone and opportunity.  Steven Michael Quezada motioned for approval.  Dr. Duran seconded the motion.  All were in favor with the exception of Lorenzo Garcia who recused himself from the vote because of his employment with Job Corps.  He did say he supported the program but would not vote.  Motion carried.

 

III.

Consideration for Approval of APS Food and Nutrition Services Complex - as the name of the new food and nutrition services facility – Dr. Brad Winter asked for approval of the name for the newly remodeled facilities. A committee met to discuss several possible names and felt this one clearly reflected the purpose of the building. Martin Esquivel motioned for approval.  Dr. Analee Maestas seconded the motion.  All were in favor.

 

IV.

Consideration for Approval of Charter Amendment Request - Gordon Bernell Charter School.  Mark Tolley said after many students were transferred from the

the Bernalillo County Detention Center to the Sandoval County Detention Center (SCDC) outside of Bernalillo, New Mexico, the  SCDC invited Gordon Bernell to open a satellite campus for up to 100 students at  its facility.  The school was asking for approval to open the satellite at the SCDC.  Questions included were:

Was it approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department? Yes

There is no upper age limit correct? Correct.

Do we have a written confirmation?  Yes, they already have a verbal confirmation and the written is forthcoming.

The school has sent it to legal and it has been vetted.  Mr. Tolley said they were serving a good purpose.

Dr. Don Duran motioned for approval.  Steven Michael Quezada seconded the motion.  All were in favor.

 

A.

Public Forum – none.  Ms. Greta Roskom, principal of Gordon Bernell, was in the audience.

 

V.

Consideration for Approval of Memorandum of Agreement between Albuquerque Public Schools, Bernalillo Public School District and Gordon Bernell Charter School – Dr. Peercy asked the board if the amendment portion of the agenda and the MOA were voted on as one.  All indicated yes. MOA was approved along with item IV.  All approved of the MOA.

 

V.

Testing Requirements Follow-up – Shelly Green presented. The board requested information on the testing requirements.  Ms. Green reviewed the cut scores. Discussion followed.  Some of the board members asked for information specific to his or her district.  Rose-Ann McKernan went over the testing data. Discussion on what could help the students and teachers in regard to testing followed. Mr. Garcia suggested doing a test analysis to make a decision as to what resources the district could purchase.  A brochure that would be sent out to parents to help them understand all the assessments was presented.  Discussion followed.  Dr. Peercy wanted to make sure that correct information is relayed to families.

 

VII.

New Mexico School Boards Association's 2014 Excellence in Student Achievement Award Nominee Selection - The board members looked over the nominees and decided to do a random drawing as there were many students on the list who impressed the board members.  Derek Kane of La Cueva High School and Dominic Fischer of West Mesa were the nominees selected.  Steven Michael Quezada motioned for approval of the two students.  Dr. Analee Maestas seconded the motion.  All were in favor.

 

VIII.

Future Items - none

 

IX.

Announcement of the Next Policy Meeting - the next meeting will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m., in the DeLayo-Martin Community Room.

 

X.

Adjournment – the meeting was adjourned at 6:54 p.m.

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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