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Board of Education Meeting

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 5:00 PM

Please note that agenda has been revised with the addition of agenda item V.E.

Meeting Information and Documents:

  • Meeting Location:
    John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown NE
  • Meeting Notice: Posted on October 1, 2015 at 1:30 PM
  • Agenda Packet: Posted on March 11, 2016 at 4:35 PM
  • Minutes
  • Calendar import: vCal iCal

Additional Details

Board of Education Meeting



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

5:00 PM

John Milne Community Board Room, Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE - REVISED AGENDA

Albuquerque, New Mexico



Call to Order



Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence



Roll Call



Adoption of the March 16, 2016, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the February 17, 2016, and March 2, 2016, Board of Education Meeting Minutes and the February 26, 2016, and March 11, 2016, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)



Recognition of Students, Staff and Community



Celebration of Students



Presentation by Eugene Field Elementary School’s Staff and Students on the National Archery in the Schools Program



Celebration of Staff



Recognition of College and Career High School for Receiving an AdvancED Accreditation



Celebration of Community



Recognition of French Funerals and Cremations for Its Commitment to the International Baccalaureate Programme at Sandia High School



Recognition of Holman’s USA for Its Commitment to Atrisco Elementary School



Recognition of Wise Pies for Its Commitment to the APS Community Clothing Bank



Recognition of Bond Election Volunteers



Public Forum



Superintendent's Report



Special Issues



Final 2016 Legislative Session Report (Discussion)
Presenter: Carrie Robin Brunder, Director of Government Affairs and Policy



Expanded Role of Blended Learning to Support Personalization and Choice in Albuquerque Public Schools (Discussion)
Presenter: Deborah Elder, Executive Director, Office of Innovation



Consideration for Approval of Student Handbook 2016-2017 School Year (Discussion/Action)
Presenter: Shelly Green, Interim Director APS Student Services



Consideration for Approval of the APS Open Meetings Act Resolution and Board of Education Regular and Committee Meeting Schedule for 2015-2016 (Discussion/Action) 
Presenter: Brenda Yager, Executive Director, Board Services Office



Consideration for Approval of APS Board of Education Participation in External Organizations (Discussion/Action)



Approval of Consent Calendar Items (Discussion/Action)



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



Approval of the Purchase of an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to Protect and Monitor Internal Traffic on the APS Data Network



Approval of the Amended Real Estate Purchase Agreement and Related Short Term Leaseback (“Agreement”) with Wagner Equipment Company (“Wagner”) for the Property (4000 Osuna Rd NE) to Serve as the Primary APS Bus/Transportation Facility (“APS Bus Facility”) 



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



Approval of Nomination for the New Mexico School Boards Association's (NMSBA) 2016 Excellence in Student Achievement Award



Approval of Revisions to Board of Education policy GB1 – Background Investigations



Board Member Comments



President's Report



Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings



The next Special Board of Education meeting time and date is to be determined.



 The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd NE.









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