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									            Agueda Mora                                                 4950McNutt/100 Laura Court
        Acting Superintendent                                            Sunland Park, NM 88063
                                                                              (505) 882-6200



                                     DRAFT –09/06//05
                                        FINAL -
                             REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES
                                      August 25, 2005

Introduction   1. The meeting of the Gadsden School Board convened in open session at 5:00 p.m. with
                  President Luz E. Vargas presiding. This meeting was held in the Gadsden
                  Administrative Complex at 4950 McNutt Road Sunland Park, New Mexico.

Roll Call         Board Members present were. Mr. James Dino Anastasia, Mr. Fred Garza, Ms. Maria
                  E. Saenz and, Ms. Luz E. Vargas. Absent Mr. Gregg Martinez.
Pledge &       2. Presentation of colors and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Gadsden High
Mission Statement School ROTC, Mr. Anastasia read the mission statement
Supt.'s Report 3. Programs, Reports, and Correspondence
                  A. Superintendent’s Report
                      Ms. Mora began the ceremony to honor Mr. Silvestre Sepulveda by presenting
                      Carmen Lujan a plaque in appreciation from the family for her roll in acquiring
                      the diploma. Present at the ceremony were Mr. Sepulveda’s wife, children,
                      grandchildren and friends. He was also presented with a resolution from Senator
                      Nava on behalf of the State of New Mexico. Mr. Sepulveda was awarded his
                      diploma and was placed back on the districts substitute list.

                  Meeting recessed at 5:20 p.m. for a reception honoring Mr. Sepulveda.
Board President’s B. Board President’s Report
Report.              Ms. Vargas congratulated Mr. Sepulveda and thanked him for what he had done
                     for our country.
Board             C. Board Members
Members              Mr. Anastasia thanked Mr. Sepulveda even though there was not enough thanks
                     in the world.

                      Mr. Garza thanked Mr. Sepulveda for his service to our armed services and
                      serving our country.

                      Ms. Saenz thanked Mr. Sepulveda and is proud of him.

Student Rep.      D. Student Representative – Absent
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Personnel Report E. None
                  Meeting reconvened at 6:12 p.m.
Modification   4. Modification of the Agenda— Mr. Garza moved to approve the agenda as presented.
of the Agenda     Supt. Mora recommended approval of the motion. Motion carried.

Consent        5. Consent Agenda- Ms. Garza moved to approve the consent agenda as presented. Ms.
Agenda            Mora recommended approval of the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Open Forum     6. Open Forum
                  Mrs. Olga Hernandez had a concern with security at Santa Teresa High School. She
                  stated that she had spent two weeks at STHS; there is a back door where students
                  leave and return at the end of the day to ride the bus home. She asked for more
                  security or better monitoring of that back gate. She stated that currently there are 70
                  students in ISS for ditching. She feels she doesn’t have the authority to say anything
                  to the students as she sees them leave.

                  Mr. Daniel Rollings spoke on the Public Inspection of Records, which we do not have
                  a notice posted; he read a letter where he was requesting to view and possibly copies
                  of certain documents.
Charter        7. Action Items
High School       A. Ms. Nava introduced Dr. Michael Kaplan from the Public Education Department
Application           who presented on the Charter School. There are 58 approved charter schools in
                      New Mexico, 52 operating. In Las Cruces there are 2 operating schools. The
                      school would be a part of the district. If there are special needs students attending
                      there are guidelines for them. It takes a 6 year planning period to open a charter
                      schools, they are established in all types of facilities, as long as they meet the
                      occupancy standards. If application is denied, each Board Member would have to
                      specify their reason for doing so, after the denial there will be an appeal. Home
                      Education Livelihood Program is the program requesting the charter school for
                      the Anthony area to open by fall of 2007. They are currently looking for a
                      location in Anthony. The school would open with non-traditional hours of
                      instruction, 1,080 hours of instruction, looking at each student’s individual needs.
                      With approximately 120 to 160 students and 15 students per teacher. Mr. Garza
                      moved to extend the application date to October 15, 2005. Acting Superintendent
                      Mora recommended approval of the motion. Motion carried.

Temporary Water B. Mr. Anastasia moved to table the Temporary Water Supply Agreement Service to
supply             Vado Elementary. Acting Superintendent Mora recommended the motion.
                   Motion carried.
Water Rights    C. Mr. Anastasia moved to table the Water Rights Transfer Agreement for Vado
Transfer Supply    Elementary. Acting Superintendent Mora recommended the motion. Motion
                   carried.

Award of General D. Ms. Garcia introduced Mr. Paul Cassidy, RBC Dain Raucher, financial advisor
Obligation Bonds    presented the lowest bidder, BOSC, Inc. Mr. Garza moved to approve award of
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                    bid to BOSC, Inc. Acting Superintendent Mora recommended approval of
                    motion. Motion carried.
Adopting of Bond E. Mr. Anastasia motioned to approve to Bond Resolution. Acting Superintendent
Resolution          Mora recommended approval of motion. Motion carried.

                8. Discussion Items
Discussion Items A. Mrs. Judy Creegan, Nursing Services Coordinator introduced Dr. Maria Crawley
                      pediatrician from La Clinica who spoke of the School-Based Mobile Clinic would
                      provide on site pediatric health care to registered students at Mesquite, Sunland
                      Park and Chaparral Elementary Schools.

                  B. The Even Start Program serves about 50 families in the Chaparral community.
                      Parents are offered adult education in ESL and GED through the Dona Ana
                      Branch Community College, and must attend 13 hours per week in order for their
                      child to be enrolled in the preschool program. They are offered parenting
                      education, parent and child time together, early childhood program. Currently
                      there are 75 parents enrolled in basic education and 9 in GED classes.
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   moved to go 9. Mr. Anastasia moved to go into closed Personnel Session Pursuant to 10-15-1, H-2,
Closed Session    NMSA 1978 as amended for personnel actions and Real Property and Water Rights
                  Pursuant to 10-15-1, H8, NMSA 1978 as amended to discuss elementary school site.
                  Acting Supt. Mora recommended approval of the motion. Motion carried. The Board
                  went into Closed Session at 7:40 p.m.

Reconvened in 10. Mr. Anastasia moved to reconvene in Open Session. Acting Supt. Mora
Open Session      recommended approval of the motion. Motion carried. The Board reconvened in
                  Open Session at 9:15 p.m. No Action was taken in closed session. Acting
                  Superintendent Mora recommended approval of the motion. Motion carried.

Adjourned          Mr. Anastasia moved to adjourn the meeting, Acting Supt. Mora recommended
                   approval of the motion. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.


    SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:


   _________________________________                ________________________________
   Gregg Martinez, School Board Secretary           Luz E. Vargas, School Board President

								
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