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March 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Meeting

I. Call to Order
I.A. Pledge of Allegiance and Moment of Silence
I.B. Roll Call
II. Meeting Format
II.A. Board of Education meetings will be hybrid meetings with community members and public forum speakers having a choice to attend in person at the John Milne Community Board Room or virtually by accessing the meeting link at  Presenters and recognition guests will attend virtually.

Public forum, either virtual or in person, is a part of the Board of Education meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.  Regardless if public forum speakers attend in person or virtually, all speakers must sign up for public forum on the APS website the day of the meeting and before the start of the meeting.  Please be sure to visit the APS website to check the agenda.

You may participate by attending the meeting in person, 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 16, 2022, Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Approval of the February 2, 2022, Board of Education Meeting Minutes and the February 9, 2022, Special Board of Education Meeting-Board Retreat Meeting Minutes (Discussion/Action)
IV. Recognition of Students, Staff and Community
IV.A. Celebrating Staff
IV.A.1. Recognition of Heather Fried for Being Named the 2022 New Mexico School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association
IV.A.2. Recognition of the Day Care Center at New Futures Magnet High School for Receiving a 5-Star Rating from the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department
IV.A.3. Recognition of Dr. Nell New for Being the Longest Serving APS Employee
IV.A.4. Recognition of Principal Marco Harris of Highland High School for Being Named the New Mexico Association of Student Council’s Administrator of the Year
IV.A.5. Recognition of Patricia Gallegos for Being Named Magnet Schools of America Region 5 Principal of the Year
V. Public Forum
VI. Superintendent's Report
VII. Special Issues
VII.A. Consideration for Approval of the Preliminary Official Statement and Orange County Memo Relating to the District’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022 (Discussion/Action)
Presenter:  Tami Coleman, Chief Financial Officer; Erik Harrigan, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, and Art Melendres, Lawyer, Modrall Sperling
Attachments: (3)
VII.B. Update on Facility Operations (Discussion)
Presenter:  Dr. Gabriella Durán Blakey, Chief Operations Officer, and Members of Facilities Staff
Attachments: (4)
VII.B.1. Maintenance and Operations
VII.B.2. Water and Energy Conservation Committee
VII.B.3. Facility Usage
VII.C. Update on the Evaluation Tool for the Superintendent’s Summative Evaluation (Discussion)
Attachments: (1)
VII.D. Consideration for Approval of Committees for the Board of Education (Discussion/Action)
Attachments: (3)
VII.E. Consideration for Approval of the Logistics of April 2022 Board, Special, Finance and Audit Meetings (Discussion/Action)
Presenter:  Brenda Yager, Executive Director, Board of Education Services Office
Attachments: (1)
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, April 6, 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 23, 2022, at 3:30 p.m., or immediately following the Finance Committee Meeting, in the John Milne Community Board Room of the Alice and Bruce King Educational Complex, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE. 
XI. Adjournment

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