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Board of Education Meeting - Jul 17, 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, July 17, 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, July 17, 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 July 17, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the June 5, 2013, and June 19, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes and  the June 14, 2013, and June 26, 2013, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

 

II.

Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

 

A.

Lynne Rosen, Director of Language and Cultural Equity, for receiving the Award for Outstanding Contributions to English Language Learner Achievement from McGraw-Hill Education and the Council of Great City Schools

 

B.

KANW for receiving two New Mexico Broadcasters Association Awards in Excellence

 

C.

Melissa Cruz, APS Police Department, for saving the district thousands of dollars annually in unnecessary surveillance camera repairs

 

D.

Westwind Landscape Construction for its support of APS through the Foundation’s Horizon Campaign and other district initiatives

 

III.

Public Forum

 

IV.

Matters of Information

 

A.

Superintendent's Report

 

B.

Board Member Comments

 

C.

President's Report

 

V.

Special Issues

 

A.

Consideration for Approval of the Award Resolution, which Authorizes the Lease Purchase Arrangement in the Principal Amount not to Exceed $2,760,000 between the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) and the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) for the Acquisition of the Land and Building located at 1011 Lamberton Place N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is Legally Described as Tract F2A1C of Broadbent Business Park Subdivision, Bernalillo County, New Mexico (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Don Moya, Chief Financial Officer and Art Melendres, Modrall

 

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 Authorization by the Board for the Superintendent to execute a Memorandum of Agreement ("MOA") with New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and Attachment "A" (Scope of Work), and any subsequent amendments to the MOA and Exhibit A (Scope of Work) on behalf of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS)

 

II.

Approval of the Design Development for the new Southwest PreK-8 Prototype School

 

B.

Consideration for Approval of Finance Matters (Discussion/Action)

 

I.

Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

 

a.

Secondary School Counseling, $364,138

 

b.

Carl Perkins-Redistribution, $103,337

 

c.

SCME (SW Center for Microsys Ed.), $48,452

 

d.

Carl Perkins-HSTW Redistribution, $14,149

 

e.

APS Homeless Project-Tutors, $5,000

 

f.

Carl Perkins-Current Year, $3,192

 

g.

Safe School/Healthy Students, ($921,633)

 

h.

Running Start for Careers Program, ($10,000)

 

II.

Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for June 2013

 

III.

Approval of Operational Intra-Function Transfers for June

 

IV.

Approval of Milk and Dairy Products Bid #13-054MS-SL

 

V.

Approval of Fresh Bread Products Bid #13-057MS-SL

 

VI.

Approval of Cash Disbursements for June 2013

 

VII.

Approval of Cash Transfer Request for Capital Funds for Fiscal Year 2012-13

 

VIII.

Approval of Intra-Function Transfer for 21st Century Public Academy

 

IX.

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

 

X.

Approval of Disposal of Academia de Lengua y Cultura's Fixed Assets

 

C.

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

 

I.

Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy I.07 Student Travel:  Field and Activity Trips to be renamed IJ1 - Student Travel:  Field and Activity Trips

 

II.

Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy I.09-Teaching About Controversial or Sensitive Issues to be renamed IB-Academic Freedom

 

VII.

Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

 

A.

The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community Room.

 

B.

The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room.

 

VIII.

Adjournment

 











Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

Board of Education

Albuquerque Public Schools

 

A Board of Education meeting of Albuquerque Public Schools was held Wednesday, July 17, 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 5:03 p.m.

A.       Pledge of Allegiance / Moment of Silence

B.       Roll Call

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

Absent: Steven Michael Quezada

C.       Adoption of the July 17, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the June 5, 2013, and June 19, 2013, Board of Education Meeting Minutes and the June 14, 2013, and June 26, 2013, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)

Kathy Korte motioned for adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes.  David Peercy seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously adopted the July 17, 2013, Board of Education meeting agenda and approved the minutes of the June 5, 2013, and June 19, 2013, Board of Education meetings, and the June 14, 2013, and June 26, 2013, Special Board of Education meetings.

 

II.       Recognition of Students, Staff and Community

A.         Lynne Rosen, director of Language and Cultural Equity, was recognized for receiving the Award for Outstanding Contributions to English Language Learner Achievement from McGraw-Hill Education and the Council of the Great City Schools

B.         KANW was recognized for receiving two New Mexico Broadcasters Association Awards in Excellence

C.         Melissa Cruz, APS Police Department, was recognized for saving the district thousands of dollars annually in unnecessary surveillance camera repairs

D.         Westwind Landscape Construction was recognized for its support of APS through the Foundation’s Horizon Campaign and other district initiatives

 

III.      Public Forum

Participants in public forum commented about the concern for retirees having to pay for the previously subsidized retiree life insurance.

 

IV.      Matters of Information

A.  Superintendent's Report

Dr. Brad Winter reported on behalf of Superintendent Brooks regarding the following topics:

  • School supplies provided to  10,000 APS students last year
  • July 23, Open House of the new School Supply Barn provided by the Student, Family and Community Supports Division
  • ACE conference’s professional development, motivational speeches and social events for APS leaders held July 25 and 26
  • Superintendent’s Golf Cup on Wednesday, July 24, fundraising for the APS Education Foundation
  • School year 2013-14 dates, including teachers and school staff reporting back to work by August 6 and the first day of school on August 13

 

B.  Board Member Comments

Board members commented on the following:

  • Retiree life insurance subsidy
  • Request for a trending report of the expected retiree insurance claims
  • Request for a report on strategies to encourage students to take Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • Request for recognition for four Albuquerque High School students, who weren’t recognized at their graduation for exemplary grades and achievements
  • Request for a meeting to discuss the graduation requirements
  • Concern about the emphasis on the A-F grades of schools
  • Encouragement to continue programs that successfully have proven achievement
  • Support for the teacher residence program, where experienced teachers mentor new teachers

 

 

C.  President's Report

President Esquivel reported on the following:

  • Graduation requirements available on the APS website
  • Meeting with Secretary Designate Skandera about the teacher evaluations and future meetings
  • NMSBA Leadership Conference attended by President Esquivel and Vice President Korte
  • Setting dates and time for work study meetings and a meeting for Superintendent Brooks’ mid-year evaluation
  • APS Board of Education participating in external organizations
  • Request for a board member to volunteer to work on the Albuquerque Bernalillo County (ABC) Community Schools Partnership, which was answered by Dr. Duran
  • Retiree life insurance subsidy
  • Concern about the lack of funding to hire more nurses, counselors and librarians
  • Concern about education funding level

 

V.       Special Issues

A.       Consideration for Approval of the Award Resolution, which Authorizes the Lease Purchase Arrangement in the Principal Amount not to Exceed $2,760,000 between the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) and the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) for the Acquisition of the Land and Building located at 1011 Lamberton Place N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is Legally Described as Tract F2A1C of Broadbent Business Park Subdivision, Bernalillo County, New Mexico (Discussion/Action)

Don Moya, chief financial officer, explained the timeline of the lease purchase agreement with NMFA for Digital Arts & Technology Academy (DATA) and requested board approval for the award resolution.

Kathy Korte motioned for approval of the award resolution.  Analee Maestas seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved the award resolution, which authorizes the lease purchase arrangement in the principal amount not to exceed $2,760,000 between the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) and the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) for the acquisition of the land and building located at 1011 Lamberton Place N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is legally described as tract F2A1C of Broadbent Business Park subdivision, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

 

 

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

Kathy Korte motioned for approval of the Capital Outlay, Property and Technology, Finance, and Policy and Instruction consent calendar agenda items. Lorenzo Garcia seconded the motion.  Board members unanimously approved section VI. A. through C.

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

I.          Approval of the Authorization by the Board for the Superintendent to execute a Memorandum of Agreement ("MOA") with New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and Attachment "A" (Scope of Work), and any subsequent amendments to the MOA and Exhibit A (Scope of Work) on behalf of Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Roosevelt Middle School/A. Montoya Elementary School Campus

II.         Approval of the Design Development for the new Southwest PreK-8 Prototype School

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

I.          Approval of Budget Adjustments for Grant Management

a.         Secondary School Counseling, $364,138

b.         Carl Perkins-Redistribution, $103,337

c.         SCME (SW Center for Microsys Ed.), $48,452

d.         Carl Perkins-HSTW Redistribution, $14,149

e.         APS Homeless Project-Tutors, $5,000

f.          Carl Perkins-Current Year, $3,192

g.         Safe School/Healthy Students, ($921,633)

h.         Running Start for Careers Program, ($10,000)

II.         Approval of Grant Management Intra-Function Transfers for June 2013

III.        Approval of Operational Intra-Function Transfers for June

IV.        Approval of Milk and Dairy Products Bid #13-054MS-SL

V.         Approval of Fresh Bread Products Bid #13-057MS-SL

VI.        Approval of Cash Disbursements for June 2013

VII.       Approval of Cash Transfer Request for Capital Funds for Fiscal Year 2012-13

VIII.      Approval of Intra-Function Transfer for 21st Century Public Academy

IX.        Approval of 21st Century Public Academy Cash Disbursements for May 2013

X.         Approval of Disposal of Academia de Lengua y Cultura's Fixed Assets

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

I.          Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy I.07 Student Travel:  Field and Activity Trips to be renamed IJ1 - Student Travel:  Field and Activity Trips

II.         Approval of Revisions to Board of Education Policy I.09-Teaching About Controversial or Sensitive Issues to be renamed IB-Academic Freedom

 

VII.     Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings

President Esquivel announced that the next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013, at 7:30 a.m., in the DeLayo Martin Community room and the next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board room.

 

VIII.    Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED: ____________________________

Martin Esquivel, President

 

 

 

 

 

ATTEST: __________________________________

Steven Michael Quezada, Secretary

 

 

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