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                    TAOS MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
                                         SEPTEMBER 13, 2006



BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                                              OTHERS MEETING WITH THE BOARD
Mr. Micheal Torrez, President                                      Dr. Marc Space, Superintendent
Mr. Gary Embler, Vice-President                                    Ms. Rose Martinez, Director of Instruction
Mr. Dennis Garcia, Member                                          Ms. Mary Ann McCann, Student Nutrition Program
Ms. Danielle Griego                                                Mr. George Shumpelt, Principal, EGES
                                                                   Mr. Tom Trujillo, Principal, THS
                                                                   Mr. Rey Quintana, Principal, TMS
ABSENT                                                             Ms. Lucille Gallegos-Jaramillo, ADM
Ms. Wanda Quintana, Member                                         Ms. Hui Bau, PTSA Secretary
Mr. Patrick Romero, Secretary                                      Mr. Jim Burr, Harris Construction
                                                                   Ms. Deanna Reyes EGES School Council
                                                                   Mr. Robert Spitz, IT
                                                                   Ms. Esther Winter, Personnel/Transportation
                                                                   Ms. Lorraine Coca-Ruiz, Director of Finance
                                                                   Ms. Ann Hiller, PTSA Vice President
                                                                   Ms. Maria Chavez Medina, Health Science
                                                                   Ms. Nickie Mcarty, THS
                                                                   Mr. Quinton Wood, Facilities
    A.      CALL TO ORDER
            President Torrez called the meeting to order at 5:12 p.m. at the Town of Taos Council Chambers.
    B.      ROLL CALL
            The above-mentioned Board Members, guests and staff were present.
    C.      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
            Ms. Rose Martinez led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance
    D.      APPROVAL OF MEETING AGENDA
            Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Garcia seconded the motion to approve the agenda with the following
            changes:

            1.       Remove item number 1a and place after the Consent Agenda to be acted on separately.
            2.       Remove item number 3.
            3.       Items 6 a and b should be listed under the heading “Human Services”.
            4.       Items 6 c and d should be listed under a heading “Discovery Program”.
            5.       Remove item number 7 and place after the Consent Agenda to be acted on separately.
            6.       Remove item number 9 and place after the Consent Agenda to be acted on separately.
            7.       Add item number 3 “Personally Identified Student Issues” to the Executive Session.

            Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    E.      EXECUTIVE SESSION
            Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to go into Executive Session at 5:30 p.m.
            for the purpose of discussing Limited Personnel Matters, Disposition/Acquisition of Property and Personally Identifiable
            Student Issues as per Section 10-15-1a of the New Mexico School Code.

            Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

            Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to return from Executive Session at 6:00
            p.m.


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             Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    F.       PUBLIC COMMENTS-COMMUNICATIONS

             Cindy Valerio, the new President of the PTSA, presented factors that are being address by the PTSA for the 2006-07
             school year:
             1. Reducing the drop out rate.
             2. Deal with the Boys from the Kiva who face challenges when they re-enter the school system.
             3. Focus on Anti-Gang and Drug programs
             4. Wellness programs
             5. Student Nutrition
             6. Educating kids on good parenting skills.
             Ms. Valerio expressed concerns about the lunch lines at the High School. They had some comments and concerns from
             the parents and would like to work with the board in a pro-active way. Kids are not getting to eat lunch and the shorten
             lunch periods are hard for them.

             Vice-President Embler suggested that these issues be addressed through the school council.

Ms. Mary Anne McCann presented Dr. Marc Space with an award from the New Mexico Nutrition Association for compassionately
supporting Child Nutrition in 2006.

President Torrez stated that he has an unexpected commitment and will have to leave at 8:00 p.m. There will not be a quorum so the
meeting will have to end at that time.

    G.       SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
             Superintendent Space reported the following:
             1.       Beginning of the school years has had a smooth start.
             2.       Dr. Catherine Collins is the new Federal Programs Coordinator.
             3.       Has visited all school sites including both of the charter schools, chrysalis and Taos Cyber Magnet School.
             4.       We are over at some grade levels at Ranchos and Enos Garcia Elementary and will be looking closely at any
                      possible additional staffing.
             5.       The new charge in Taos has posed several challenges not only to the Taos Municipal Schools but in districts
                      state wide. In an attempt to identify were funds are allocated in the districts. State wide training is still
                      underway and the next scheduled training is September 29. The Business Office will be doing spreadsheets just
                      to get information out to the sites. The Business Office and staff have put in a large amount of time to get this
                      done like other districts. Districts are hurting state wide because there is no universal software.
             6.       All of staff vacancies have been or are in the process of being filled.
             7.       A national organization identified 16% of the nations over 15,000 public school districts meeting the needs of
                      families in choosing schools and Taos was one of four districts in New Mexico so identified this is the second
                      year in a row that we have received this distinction. Superintendent Space thanked the staff, faculty and
                      administration for their support in working with the families.

    At this time, President Torrez recognized the new School reporter for the Taos News, Andy Dennison.


    H.       STUDENT BOARD MEMBER’S REPORT

             Student Board Member Griego reported the following:
             1.      There is a lunch line problem. Because there is only 45 minutes to eat lunch and when the time is up the line is
                     still long. More seniors are staying on campus so this tends to make the lunch lines longer.
             2.      Students have complaints about the new schedule.
             3.      Students are saying there is not enough time between classes to get to their next class because of the congestion
                     in the hall ways.
             4.      Homecoming week is October 2-6 and they will be playing Los Alamos Hilltopers. All the classes are working
                     very hard to prepare. They need two board Members to judge for the parade on Saturday.
             5.      The Dream Tree project “A Mile in My Shoes” took place and various students from the High School
                     participated.

    I.       PRESENTATION-New Mexico High School Redesign
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            Ms. Carla Chavez presented the following:
            The Next Generation of High Schools in New Mexico
                  The New Mexico Business Roundtable, the New Mexico Public Education Department and Sandia National
                     Laboratories entered into a partnership to charter a team to redesign New Mexico’s high school system.
                  The team includes representation from school administrators, teachers, counselors, tribal education leaders,
                     business, state education departments (PED & HED), the Labs and the communities throughout the state.
                  Dr. Susan Leddick leads the Design Team through the process.
                  She would like to interview the state holder on what they would like to see for the future and document the
                     board members vision of what this school should look like with out any boundaries.
            Vice-President Embler stated that he did not feel it was the appropriate place to do this and the Taos High School already
            has a process in place for this.

            Superintendent Space asked if the board can get some responses from the board via email and would like the board to
            reflect upon and agrees with Vice-President Embler and his bigger concern is the Cyber School and is this going to take
            away from it.

            Ms. Carla Chavez reminded the Board that this group and the state in no way wants to oppose upon or dictate what
            changes should take place in the school. She agreed that any changes that need to be made should be made within or
            they will not work. What she would like to take back to the Legislative Education Study Council is that high school
            wants the freedom to make the decision on changes.

            Superintendent asked the board to email him their thoughts and he will send them out to Carla before the 26th of
            September.

            Presented Torres asked Ms. Chavez if what Superintendent Space has suggested will work for her purposes. Ms. Chavez
            agreed and stated she has already received information from PTSA, student groups and the administrative council and
            would like to complete the Stake Holders Group Survey.

    J.      CONSENT AGENDA

            Superintendent Space made a recommendation to approve the Consent Agenda as amended.

            Discussion: Vice President Embler would like to request that the August 9, 2006 minutes be removed because it does
            not include important comments made during the meeting.

            Board Member Garcia moved and Vice-President Embler seconded a motion to approve the Consent Agenda with the
            removal of Item 1b listing it separately at the end of the Consent Agenda.

            Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    K.      AUGUST 10, 2006, REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

            Vice-President Embler moved, and Board Member Garcia seconded the motion to table the August 9, 2006 minutes till
            the October 11th meeting minutes, they are not ready for action at this time.

            Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    L.      AUGUST 23, 2006, SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

            Vice-President Embler moved, and Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to table the August 23, 2006, Special
            Meeting minutes because they are not ready for action at this time.

            Discussion: Board Member Garcia asked Vice-President Embler for his the reasoning for tabling the minutes. Vice-
            President Embler stated that there was a large amount of discussion and comments that were not reflected in the minutes.

            Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    M.      INTERACTIVE MATH PROGRAM BUDGET

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            Superintendent Space stated there was concern expressed at the last board meeting about were the funds to fully
            implement at the high school and he asked Rose Martinez to see if she could determined were if any money was
            scheduled by her predecessor.

            Vice-President Embler stated there was discussion at the last meeting about the budget, were the funds were coming
            from, what was actually needed and how long was the contract needed and until those issues are addressed they can not
            act on it.

            Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to table until the October 11, 2006 meeting
            and list under Old Business.

            Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    N.      PURCHASE OF MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS (MAPS), SHORT CYCLE ASSESSMENT FOR
            DISTRICT

            Ms. Rose Martinez reported the following:
                 Roger Harrigton gave some information and the contract was presented in the board packet for approval. The
                    funds are budgeted in the Director of Instructions budget. We are looking at $41,468 and along with that we
                    have attached what it will bring in for the district. We are also looking at about an $8000 dollar fee that we will
                    not be paying so we are only looking it only costing the district about $32,000 for this year.

            Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to approve the contract in the amount of
            $34,000.

            Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    O.      OLD BUSINESS

            1.         CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
                       a. UPDATE REPORT
                          Jim Burr of Starr Construction reported the following:
                           We are working on installing the heater ducts. They are installing this underneath the hallways and
                              students have been told to keep the noise down and have had only one incident.
                           Starr Construction Company looking at a delivery of all the equipment by late September and have all
                              the system operational by the end of October.
                           The school is serving the students in the old gymnasium and they needed to buy two multi-outlets for
                              hotplates

                       b.   PRESENTATION ON ENOS GARCIA ELEMENTARY PHASE IIB/IIC SCHEMATIC DESIGN
                            AND BUDGET

                            Vice-President Embler moved Board Member Garcia seconded the motion to table until the October 11 th
                            meeting.

                            Discussion: Embler stated his reason had to do with the presentation and a lot of the discussion was not
                            noted in the minutes. What was presented at the previous meeting was not approvable and would like to
                            see how they are going to address the site entrances. He does not feel the design is finished.

                            Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

                  c.        TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS BID

                            Jim Burr reported the following:
                                 Starr Construction asked for two bids and only received one from Greg Watts. His bid was $4,350
                                     and would like to suppress some of his cost by having Jim Burr conduct some of the work.
                            Superintendent space recommends approval of the traffic impact analysis bid.

                            Vice-President Garcia moved and Vice-President Embler seconded a motion to approve the bid.
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                            Discussion: Vice-President Embler would like to see the study give some alternatives. Once the analysis
                            is done they give some options as far as how to relieve the traffic and asked that this be included in the
                            report.

                            Vote: Board Members Garcia, Torrez and Embler voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

                  d.        CHANGE ORDERS,
                                 RFP, 215, ENOS Lg Gym servicing elect/mech, ect.
                                 RFP, 216, ENOS Lg Gym baseboard heat II
                                 RFP, 217, ENOS Lg Gym ceiling reprs/paint

                            Superintendent Marc Space recommended approval of the change orders.

                            Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to approve change orders RFP
                            215, RFP 216 and RFP 217.

                            Discussion: Board Member Garcia asked that the change order be listed separately at future meetings in
                            case there are issues with one.

                            Vice-President Embler asked what the funding source was for these change orders. Superintendent Space
                            stated that the funds are within the budget.

                            Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

            2.         REPORTS

                       a.   TECHNOLOGY
                            No discussion or questions regarding the report submitted in the Board packets.

                       b.   FACILITIES

                            Board Member Garcia asked about the asphalt and what areas are going to be replaced. Mr. Quentin Wood
                            stated that the contractor put in next to our new shop were there are draining problems.

                            Vice-President Embler asked if the football field is still under contract to be approved and why
                            improvements were not made ahead of time. Mr. Wood stated that center field was re-sauded and that the
                            contractor has given him a number of problems.

                            Vice-President Embler asked about the lighting at the football field and are they getting closer to fixing the
                            problem. Mr. Wood stated that he has a price and gave it to Superintendent Space today for review.

                            Vice-President Embler asked about the irrigation system at the High School and Mr. Wood stated that he is
                            still looking into it.

                            President Torrez commended Mr. Wood and his staff for the work done at the Ranchos Elementary School.

                       c.   SCHOOL COUNCILS, ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE REPORT

                            Rey Quintana, Principal, Taos Middle School reported the following:
                                   1.        629 students so far this year. The 2005-2006 school year was at 676 students. Projection
                                             to hit is 616.
                                   2.        Classes are going good and they are very busy improving staff skills to make AYP this
                                             year. Teachers have attended 3 day SQS Baldridge trainings. 3 days of training for
                                             teaching English language learners.
                                   3.        MAPS testing has taken place the last 9 days and is almost finished.




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                                 Vice-President Embler asked that the enrollment reports and School Council report should be
                                 separate. He would like to see the enrollment figures in writing for the next report as well as the
                                 attendance figures.

                                 4.       School council’s last meeting was April 21 and intended to have one in May but did not
                                          get around to it. The next scheduled meeting is September 21, 2006. Members are as
                                          follows:
                                               a. Rey Quintana
                                               b. Sherry Nichols, teacher
                                               c. Need a Teacher
                                               d. Ann Sierra, parent
                                               e. Sharon Suazo, parent
                                               f. Kathy Height, committee member
                                               g. Yvette Ortega, Business Member
                                 Vice President Embler asked how the individuals can be contacted. Mr. Quintana stated that that
                                 information is posted at the school.

                                 5.       They are trying to make the school look prettier for parents and provide a room for them
                                          when they come to pick up their child they can go in and look at the information that is
                                          posted.

                        Lucille Gallegos-Jaramillo, Principal, Arroyos del Norte Elementary School reported the following:
                                  1.      Staff council members are:
                                               a. Wendy Harris-Parent
                                               b. Pat Cordova
                                               c. Sandy Tapia
                                               d. Nola Martinez
                                               e. Jamie Silva
                                               f. Sande Grano-Discovery Program
                                               g. Lucille Gallegos-Jaramillo
                        Ms. Gallegos-Jaramillo state she would like to recruit more parents and the School Council will be meeting
                        the first Thursday of every month.

                        Vice-President Embler asked if there were any community members. He stated that the community
                        members should be someone who is not an employee of the district.

                                 2.       At the 40th day they are 10 students lower. The 2nd and 3rd grade combo classes were
                                          difficult because of the enrollment and she approached Superintendent Space with a
                                          proposal to have 4th and 5th grade combo classes instead. They have asked for parent
                                          volunteers for student moves and will make the final decisions be made to ensure balance
                                          in each class room.

                                  3.      Attendance report was presented to the board via Power Point presentation.
                        Board Member Garcia asked why some class percentages were dropping. Ms. Gallegos-Jaramillo replied
                        that there are some students with chicken pox, parents are taking student out for vacation, and some
                        students had parents who had automobile accidents. They had trouble with the kindergarten class last year
                        because parents do not understand the importance of attendance. They are working on getting the word out
                        to these parents.

                        Board Member Garcia has asked if there is a problem with staff attendance and Ms. Gallegos-Jaramillo
                        stated that the staff has perfect attendance and they have made efforts to contact the parents of absent
                        students.

                George Shumpelt, Principal, Enos Garcia Elementary School reported the following via Power Point:
                                1.       They now have 719 students at this time but expect to increase as the pre-school adds
                                         new students throughout the year.

                                 2.       Mr. Shumpelt introduced the School Council President, Ann Hiller who presented the
                                          following:
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                                               a.       They would like to have public forums regarding the sale of the Taos
                                                        Elementary School and the issues related to the Phase II construct and feel that
                                                        the public should have a say in this process.

                                               b.     They have informed the public and parents of the name change to Enos Garcia
                                                      Elementary School.
                  Superintendent Space reminded the board that this issue has been at several public meetings and does not
                  recommend going back and revisiting the sale of Taos Elementary School. There has been a great deal of
                  involvement from the staff, board and public.

                  Ms. Hiller stated they just wanted get their concerns on the record.

                  Mr. Tom Trujillo, Principal, Taos High School reported the following:
                                   1.       Student enrollment 1003 student and last year at the 40th day was 984 students. Now is
                                            the point when attendance starts to decline and have sent out 34 letters to parents and met
                                            with 14 parents regarding attendance.

                                     2.      School Council met on August 31, 2006 and will meet again on September 22 and every
                                             other Tuesday. Elected members are as follows:
                                                      Jeff Carr, Chair
                                                      Arturo Suazo, Vice Chair
                                                      Mika Garcia, Secretary
                  Vice-President Embler asked that the attendance report for Taos High School be provided at the September Study
                  Session and that the Administrative Council come up with a uniform report. He also asked Mr. Trujillo who was
                  involved in the decisions made regarding the lunch period and time between classes.

                  Mr. Trujillo stated that every department Head, the Special Ed Director, staff and the counseling department were
                  involved in the decision. Many concerns were brought up and they finally came to a consensus.

                  Student Board Member Griego expressed her concern with the schedule at the High School because it is hard to get
                  homework done in time when you have a job or other commitments.

                  Mr. Trujillo stated that this new system and it will take some time to get use to. He has also asked the teachers to
                  have their lesson plans ready when students arrive to keep them actively engaged.

                                d.   COMMITTEES, MEMBERS

                                     Vice-President Embler stated that they needed the names of the individuals involved and the tasks
                                     have not yet been changed.

                                     Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Garcia seconded the motion to table the item d
                                     until the October 11th meeting.

                                     Vote: Board Members Embler and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

At this time President Torrez called for a recess due to the fact that he needs to leave at 8:00 p.m. and reconvene at a later date.

Vice President Embler moved and Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to recess the meeting at 7:55 and reconvene the meeting
on Monday, September 18th at 4:00 p.m.

Vote: Board Members Embler, Torrez and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

                                          MEETING RECONVENED: SEPTEMBER 18, 2006
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT                                       OTHERS MEETING WITH THE BOARD
Mr. Micheal Torrez, President                               Dr. Marc Space, Superintendent
Mr. Gary Embler, Vice-President                             Ms. Rose Martinez, Director of Instruction
Mr. Dennis Garcia, Member                                   Mr. Tom Trujillo, Principal, THS
Ms. Wanda Quintana, Member                                  Ms. Esther Winter, Personnel/Transportation
                                                            Ms. Jeanelle Livingston, Coord. of Special Ed
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                                                                    Ms. Lorraine Coca-Ruiz, Director of Finance
ABSENT
Mr. Patrick Romero, Secretary
Ms. Danielle Griego

CALL TO ORDER
President Torrez called the meeting to order at 4:08 p.m. at the Celestino Romero Administration Building.

ROLL CALL

The above-mentioned Board Members, guests and staff were present.

K. OLD BUSINESS
   2. REPORTS

President Torrez called on Mr. Robert Benavidez, who was not able to report on September 13, to report on item K-2c. “School
Councils, Enrollment and Attendance Report”.

Mr. Robert Benavidez, Principal, Ranchos Elementary School reported the following:
       1.       Description of the Advisory School Council’s Vision, Bylaws, Membership make up and present members was
                presented to the board in a hand out and is available in student handbooks.
       2.       Current enrollment is 410 students with an increase of 38 students.
       3.       Attendance rate is at 97.02% as of today.

        President Torrez asked if the students are from the Ranchos area and Board Member Garcia asked if he had any students who
        transferred over because other schools in the districts did not meet AYP. Mr. Benavidez stated that most of the recent
        students were home schooled and have returned. We have some classes that are overloaded but we are going to address
        them.

           e.    COMMITTEES, MEMBERS Continued…

                 Superintendent Space presented a list names for each committee that participated last year. He stated that he contact
                 the individuals on the 2006-2007 Facilities Committee and has only heard back from several individuals. Irene
                 Cordova’s name needs to be removed and Eloy Jeantete needs to be added as the chair. He also presented the
                 following names of staff who volunteered to participate in the 2006-2007 Communications Committee:
                                   Patricia Spitz
                                   Robyn Humara
                                   Hilary McPartlon
                                   Sonya Silva-Baca

                 2006-2007 Facilities Task Force
                 Board Member Quintana moves and Vice-President Embler seconded a motion to approve the Facilties Task force
                 members with the following changes:
                       1.    Remove Irene Cordova from the list.
                       2.    Add Eloy Jeantete as committee chair.

                 Vote: Board Members Embler, Quintana and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

                 Board Member Quintana moved and Vice-Present Embler seconded a motion to approve the make-up of the
                 Facilities Task Force with the following changes:
                         1.    Change 2 community members, including, 1 from Taos Pueblo to Minimum of 2 community members,
                               including 1 from Taos Pueblo
                         2.    Change School Council Members to Minimum of 3 school council members
                               (1 elementary representative, 1 middle school representative, 1 high school representative)

                 Vote: Board Members Embler, Quintana and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

                 Board Member Quintana moved Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to correct the tasks, approved at the
                 August 23, 2006 meeting, as follows:
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                       1.       Change the name of Facilities Task Force to Mil Levy 2006-2007 Committee.
                       2.       Change the task to the following:
                                a. Pass the Mil Levy

                                Vote: Board Members Embler, Quintana and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion
                                carried.

                 Budget Committee
                 Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Quintana seconded a motion to approve the member names with
                 the following changes:
                        1.    Replace Dr. Rosa Herrera with Rose Martinez under Director of Instruction
                        2.    Replace Rose Martinez with Dr. Catherine Collins under Federal Programs Coordinator
                        3.    Replace Irene Hern with Lucille Gallegos-Jaramillo, Principal
                        4.    Remove Patricia Okamoto

                 Vote: Board Members Embler, Quintana and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

                 Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Quintana seconded a motion to approve the Budge Committee
                 tasks with the following changes:
                        1.     Change task number 3 to 2007-2008
                        2.     Change the date to September 18, 2006

                 Vote: Board Members Embler, Quintana and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

                 Co-Curricular
                 Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Quintana seconded a motion to approve the tasks for the 2006-
                 2007 Co-Curricular Committee with the following changes.
                       1.    Change the name to 2006-2007 Co-Curricular Committee
                       2.    Bulleted items should read as follows:
                              Bring all co-curricular activities policies in line with athletic policies.
                              Make recommendation on how sports programs are initiated, continued and funded.
                              Review Live Track Athletic Survey and make recommendations.
                       3.    Change the date to September 18, 2006.

                            Vote: Board Members Embler, Quintana and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

                 President Torrez asked if the members will remain the same. Board Member Garcia suggested they wait until the
                 October 11 meeting to approve the members for this committee.

                 Vice-President Embler asked that they advertise for participation and send out a groupwise and have names for the
                 October 11th meeting.

                 Calendar Committee
                 Board Member Quintana moved and Vice-President Embler seconded a motion to make the following changes to
                 the Calendar Committee:
                       1.     Change the name to 2006-2007 Calendar Committee
                       2.     Add a bullet for Feasibility of a 2 year calendar
                       3.     Change the last bullet from February 2006 to March 2007
                       4.     Change the date on the bottom to September 18, 2006.

                 Vote: Board Members, Garcia, Embler and Quintana voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried

            f.   SUMMARY OF AUGUST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION

                 Ms. Rose Martinez reported the following:

                        Beginning of the Year In-Service hosted 36 workshops providing an array of topics. One half of the
                         workshops were given by persons from outside organizations and the other half by district staff.
                        Several of the workshops were returning presenters, based on past positive evaluations from District staff.
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                        Some of the workshops provided were on Cultural Sensitivity/Native American Education Issues and Civil
                         Rights Issues.
                        Session Evaluation Forms utilizing the PLUS/DELTA evaluation method, were distributed in all sessions
                         to attain feedback.
                 A copy of the report was presented in the Board packet.

                 Vice-President Embler stated that the request was a summary of the evaluations to see what was effective and what
                 wasn’t.

                 Board Member Quintana asked if an individual school hires an individual to come in and speech is there any
                 coordination with the other schools for multiple school participation.

            g.   STATUS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON USE OF DATA

                 Superintendent Space reported that he was in negotiations with Dr. and Dr. Sarangarm on providing professional
                 development on the use of data. A copy of the areas they will be focusing on were presented to the Board in their
                 packet.

                 Board Member Garcia moved and Vice-President Embler seconded a motion to approve Superintendent Space’s
                 recommendation presented to the Board.

                 Vote: Board Members, Embler, Garcia and Quintana voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

            h.   LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

                 Superintendent Space asked the Board to support the pursuit of legislative funding for the Read Right Program, a
                 reading intervention that will target the Middle School. The cost over a two year period would be $140,000. He
                 also reported on the resolution for 50% of the states budget going to K-12 and will have the resolution at the next
                 meeting.

                 There was discussion on obtaining a lobbyist for the district. No action was taken.

                 President Torrez commended Ms. Rose Martinez and Ms. Jeanele Livingston for their work and
                 Mr. Jake Mossman and his Volleyball team for their representation on the Friday Night Sports television program.

                 President Torrez left at this time and turned the meeting over to Vice-President Embler.

            i.   TAOS HIGH SCHOOL INITIATIVE

                 Mr. Tom Trujillo reported the following.
                        Had a meeting on 9/13/06 and Mr. Rick Sulewski facilitated the meeting.
                        Broke down district goal number 3.
                        Broke into groups to discuss the mission statement, curriculum and Learning Center.
                        There was over 40 people in attendance from the Business community, students,
                         UNM-Taos, department heads and staff.
                        The subcommittee elected officials who are as follows:
                         a. Jeff Carr-Chair
                         b. Anthony Gutierrez-Co-chair
                         c. Carla Chavez-Secretary
                        Minutes will be available for the Board as well as a typed report of the mission
                         statement.
                        Will be meeting again on September 22, 2006.
                        Mr. Suwleski will be working with Ms. Rose Martinez to set up another meeting in early
                         October to allow for community participation.

                 Board Member Garcia asked if these meetings are going to be every month. Mr. Trujillo stated that the meeting will
                 be publicized and opened to the public. The committee at the early October meeting will be establishing tasks and


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                  meeting dates. He also informed the Board that the committee members wanted to let them know that there is a lot
                  of time and effort going into this effort and hope that the Board will follow through.

                  Vice-President Embler stated that it is a District goal and a Board Goal and the Board is committed to this process.

    3.   POLICIES

         a.   POLICY #581 SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM 2ND READING

              Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Quintana seconded the motion to remove Policy #581 from the table.

              Vote: Board Members Embler, Garcia and Quintana voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

              Superintendent Space recommended approval of Policy #581.

              Board Member Quintana moved and Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to approve Policy #581.

              Vote: Board Members Embler, Garcia and Quintana voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

         b.   POLICY #521, PRIOR YEAR EXPENSES, 2ND READING

              Dr. Space recommended the approval with the understanding that the enclosed form be used and that not only the policy
              be approved but also the procedure.

              Board Member Quintana moved and Board Member Garcia seconded the motion to approve Policy #521 with the
              following changes:
                      1. Change to 2nd Reading
                      2. Change the date to reflect September 18, 2006.

              Vice-President Embler asked if it was possible to state that it be prior year and not allow items of a later date.

              Vote: Board Members Embler, Garcia and Quintana voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    4.   ADMINISTRATIVE RETREAT/STRATEGIES

         Ms. Rose Martinez reminded the Board that this is living document and is a work in progress.

         Vice-President Embler stated that he would like to see this at the next meeting for action. Ms. Martinez stated that she will
         bring some information to the October 11th meeting.

         Board Member Quintana stated that there should be action taken on item number 3 of the report presented by Ms. Martinez.
         Also the vision and mission statement should be reviewed by Superintendent Space and be updated. On the website the
         statement of beliefs be updated as well.

    5.   STRATEGIC CALENDAR REVIEW

         Board Member Quintana moved and Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to approve the strategic calendar with the
         following changes:

                  1.   Add Test Results to September 2006
                  2.   Change Enrollment to read: Enrollment by School & Class.
                  3.   Attendance Reports should be in writing from the beginning of the year.
                  4.   Remove Technology Audit Report from November 2006 and move to February 2007.

         Vote: Board Members, Embler, Quintana and Garcia voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    6.   CHANGES IN NEW MEXICO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HANDBOOK

         Moved and seconded a motion to table Item 6 until the October 11 th meeting pending information from the Athletic Director.
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         Vote: Board Members Embler, Garica and Torrez voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

L. NEW BUSINESS

    1.   PROPOSED MEETINGS WITH TOWN AND COUNTY

         Board Member Quintana moved Board Member Garcia seconded a motion to meet with the Town of Taos in October.

         Vote: Board Members Quintana, Garcia and Embler voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

    2.   PROPOSE OF STUDY SESSION

         Vice-President Embler asked that the study sessions will be for discussion of items that will be placed for action at the next
         regular meeting.

         Superintendent Space stated that one of the items that will be on the next study session will be the job descriptions and
         evaluations for discussion although they are not due for action until next year. The Board was in consensus that the Study
         Sessions will start at 5:30.

    3.   TECHNOLOGY AUDIT

         Vice-President Embler asked Superintendent Space to email the Board what he thinks the audit should be and they will
         comment on that.

         Superintendent Space stated that what they are looking at is if the technology is being used at the level it should be at or is
         there limited hardware or connectivity.

    4.   SCHOOL START TIMES

         Board Member Quintana stated that this was discussed at the August meeting as to whether this is something the Board
         should approve. Superintendent Space stated that it is not policy for the Board to approve.

M. ADJOURNMENT

         Vice-President Embler moved and Board Member Quintana seconded a motion adjourn the meeting at 6:50 p.m.

         Vote: Board Members Embler, Garcia and Quintana voted in favor of the motion. The motion carried.

             SIGNED: _________________________________                             ATTEST: ___________________________
                              PRESIDENT                                                           SECRETARY

                        __________________________________                                     ____________________________
                                 DATE                                                                 DATE

             APPROVED: October 11, 2006




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