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March 2, 2022 at 5:00 PM - REVISED: Board of Education Meeting

I. Call to Order
I.A. Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence
I.B. Roll Call
II. Public Health Order
II.A. Due to the changing nature of the public health conditions in Bernalillo County, this meeting will be a combination meeting with board members and limited staff in attendance at the John Milne Community Board Room and a live virtual meeting for presenters.  Community members may access the meeting link through the website.

Virtual public forum will be a part of the Board of Education meetings on Wednesdays, 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.

In addition to speaking at the virtual public forum, you may participate by watching the live stream of upcoming meetings by clicking on the "Live Meeting Stream" button on the main board page at; emailing input, comments and questions to board members at, or calling 505.880.3729.
III. Adoption of the March 2, 2022, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the January 26, 2022, Special Board of Education Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)
Attachments: (1)
IV. Recognition of Students, Staff and Community
IV.A. Celebrating Staff and Community Partners
IV.A.1. Recognition of the APS Special Education Evaluation Team
IV.A.2. Recognition of Anthony Abeyta, Roofer in APS Maintenance & Operations; Frank Jaramillo, APS Mail Room Supervisor; Peggy Lilley, Custodian at Madison Middle School; and Melissa Ybarra, Nurse at Seven Bar Elementary School, for Being Named the February Employees of the Month
IV.A.3. Recognition of the Teacher Residency Program for Receiving the Billy G. Dixon Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators
V. Public Forum
VI. Superintendent's Report
VII. Special Issues
VII.A. Consideration for Approval of the Notice of Sale and Delegation of Authority for the District’s $57,000,000 Series 2022A General Obligation Bonds and $48,250,000 Series 2022B General Obligation Refunding Bonds (Discussion/Action)
Presenter:  Ben Lubkeman, Executive Director, Accounting; Erik Harrigan, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, and Art Melendres, Lawyer, Modrall Sperling
Attachments: (2)
VII.B. Government Affairs Update (Discussion)
Presenter:  Dr. Heather Bassett and Dr. Joseph Escobedo, Government Affairs Team
Attachments: (4)
VII.C. Consideration for Approval of Resolution Submission to the Magnet School Assistance Program (MSAP) (Discussion/Action)
Presenter:  Yvonne Garcia, Chief of Schools; Mark Garcia, Executive Director, Office of Innovation and School Choice, and Francesca VerPloegh, MSAP Senior Director, Office of Innovation and School Choice
Attachments: (6)
VII.D. Consideration for Approval of the Nomination for the New Mexico School Boards Association’s (NMSBA) 2022 Excellence in Student Achievement Award (Discussion/Action)
Presenter:  Christy Albright, Constituent Services Specialist, Board of Education Services Office
VIII. Board Member Comments
IX. President's Report
X. Announcement of Upcoming Board Meetings
X.A. The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., in the John Milne Community Board Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.
X.B. The next Special Board of Education meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.  The meeting link may be accessed through the website. 
XI. Consideration for Approval of the APS Board of Education to Convene in Executive Session Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act NMSA 1978 (§ 10-15-1 (H) (7)) for the Purpose of Discussing Matters Pertaining to Pending Litigation and Attorney Client Privilege Related to G.R. vs. Albuquerque Public Schools, Mary Cade and Camille Gonzales, Cause No. D-202-CV-202200221 and New Mexico's Opioid Settlement Allocation (Discussion/Action)
XII. Reconvene to Open Session
XIII. Statement of Closure
XIV. Adjournment

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