LAPS Board Meeting Summary For Oct. 9

During the Oct 9 school board meeting, LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy recognizes teachers Ted Adkins and Eric Beckstead for completing their dossiers and advancement to level 2 licensure. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Board of Education met for a regular school board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Brief summary of what was discussed:

Board President Jenny McCumber began the meeting by welcoming the new student liaisons who will serve for the 2018-19 school year. The liaisons include Seniors Hannah Clegg, Priscilla Marquez, Sonyia Williams and Juniors Ogden Berry, Zoe Butler and Justin Pena. These students will help advise the board on important policy decisions for LAPS.

Next, Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy recognized two teachers, Ted Adkins and Eric Beckstead, for completing their dossiers and advancement to level 2 licensure.

The board also discussed the land between the Los Alamos Middle School parking lot and the baseball field. The next step is to further research and explore partnership opportunities for use of the 29 acres on North Mesa.

Lastly, LAPS is partnering with two other school districts, Rio Rancho and Farmington, to build a data dashboard for teachers. Similar to the dashboard of a car that shows important functionality indicators, an online data dashboard would allow teachers to pull up data, like test scores, for each student. This data is valuable to teachers, and the goal is to house it in one easily accessible location.  

The next school board work session is Oct. 25 at Piñon Elementary School. The next regular school board meeting is Nov. 13 at the Los Alamos Administration Board Room.