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October 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Meeting

Please note this meeting will be held as a live virtual meeting.

In light of the public health emergency due to Covid-19, APS is taking extra precautions with necessary meetings.  All Board of Education meetings will be virtual meetings for the month of October.  The agenda items will be kept to urgent business or those items needing approval to conduct district business. 

Virtual public forum will be a part of the Board of Education meetings and, occasionally, Special Board of Education meetings.  Please be sure to visit the APS website to check the agenda.  Sign up for virtual public forum is the day of the meeting and ends at the start of the meeting.  Please visit the APS website and click the Board webpage (www.aps.edu/about-us/board) for information on how to participate at an upcoming meeting. 

In addition to speaking at a virtual public forum, you may participate by watching the live stream of all upcoming board meetings by clicking on the "Live Meeting Stream" button on the main board page at www.aps.edu; emailing input, comments and questions to board members at boarded@aps.edu, or calling board members at 505.880.3729.
 
Agenda
I. Call to Order
I.A. Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence
I.B. Roll Call
II. Adoption of the October 21, 2020, Board of Education Meeting Agenda (Discussion/Action)
III. Recognition of Students, Staff and Community
III.A. Celebrating Students and Staff
III.A.1. Recognition of APS National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Agustin Leon-Saenz, Marley Ramon, Ezra Trager-Tarrant, Bronwen Link, Richard Ross, Delaney Pendleton, Sofia Atencio, Ryan Chandler, Brynn Esplin, Daphne Felt, Joel Gates, Thomas Goslau, Victor Huang, Elena Lopez, Sean Love, Michael Madsen, Trevor Owens, Casey Pei, Tiffany Pei, Ryan Sanchez, Harley Sigmon, Timothy Wang, Luke Xue, Grace Chapman, and Sean M. Pankretz
III.A.2. Recognition of Eldorado High School and La Cueva High School JROTC for Receiving a 2020 Naval Honor School Award
III.A.3. Recognition of Rosemary Bien, Erika Montano, Yvonne Salazar, and John Suazo as September Employees of the Month
III.A.4. Recognition of Yvette Kaufman-Bell, Out of School Time Coordinator, Nestor Costales, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, and Daphne Stader, Coordinated School Health Department Director, for Their Extraordinary Efforts to Ensure Childcare Availability for School-Aged Students
III.A.5. Recognition of Jessica Esquibel for Receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching    
IV. Public Forum
V. Superintendent's Report
VI. Special Issues
VI.A. Update on the Districtwide School Reentry Plan (Discussion)
Presenter:  Interim Superintendent Scott Elder and Cabinet Members
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VI.B. Update on the APS Capital Master Plan Projects that were Approved by Taxpayers in the November 2019 School Mill Levy/Bond Election (Discussion)
Presenter:  Dr. Gabriella Durán Blakey, Interim Chief Operations Officer, and Kizito Wijenje, Executive Director, Capital Master Plan
Attachments:
VI.C. Presentation of Resources Related to Legislative Topics to Inform the Board of Education of the Process of Creating Legislative Priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session (Discussion)
Presenter:  Dr. Heather Bassett, Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison, Board of Education Services Office
VI.D. Consideration for Approval of the Memorandum of Agreement for Navajo Language Instruction Between the Albuquerque Public School District and the Department of Diné Education in Navajo Nation (Discussion/Action)
Presenter:  Dr. Madelyn Serna Mármol, Associate Superintendent, Office of Equity, Instruction, Innovation and Support, and Dr. Daisy Thompson, Senior Director, Indian Education
Attachments:
VI.E. Briefing on the 2020 Council of the Great City Schools Virtual Annual Fall Conference (Discussion)
Presenter:  Dr. David Peercy, Board President
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VI.F. Consideration for Approval of Location and Logistics of November Board and Special Meetings (Discussion/Action)
Presenter:  Brenda Yager, Executive Director, Board of Education Services Office
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VII. Board Member Comments
VIII. President's Report
IX. Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings
IX.A. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., location to be determined.
IX.B. The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held October 26, 2020, at 7:30 a.m., via live virtual meeting.  This link can be accessed through the www.aps.edu website.
X. Adjournment
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