NMSBVI Board of Regents

Public Notices


A regular meeting of the New Mexico School for the Blind & Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) Board of Regents will be held Thursday, July 24, 2018The open meeting of the Board of Regents will convene at 9:00 a.m. at the NMSBVI Campus in the Linda Lyle Board Room #134, Alamogordo, NM at 1900 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310

Any individual who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting should make their request at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.

The agenda and public notice are available on the NMSBVI web page at www.nmsbvi.k12.nm.us at least 72 hours prior to the published meeting date. Anyone wishing a print or braille copy of the agenda or needing any of the above accommodations may contact Kim Chavez at KimChavez@nmsbvi.k12.nm.us.

Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Office of the Superintendent at 1-575-439-4419 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed, or if you would like directions to the meeting location.

Click here to download a Word Document version of the Public Notice for July 24, 2018

NMSBVI Board of Regents Meeting Agendas


9:00 a.m., July 19, 2018


I. Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance – United States of America

III. Introduction of Guests

IV. Announcements – Board Comments
V. Input
  A. Public Input
  B. Parent Input

VI. Board Activities
  A. Agenda (Action)
  B. Minutes, Special Meeting of May 24, 2018(Action)
  C. Superintendent’s Report

VII. Business and Finance
  A. Investment Report – April and May, 2018 (Action)
  B. Statement of Net Position – April and May, 2018 (Action)
  C. Statement of Cash Flow – April and May, 2018 (Action)
  D. Board Chart – April and May, 2018 (Action)
  E. Quarterly Financial Actions Report and Certification (Action)
  F. NMSBVI Foundation Report

VIII. Executive Session – May be closed pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section 10-15-1 (H)(2) (Action)
  A. Limited Personnel Issues
     1. Positive resolution to parent complaint about program coordinator
     2. Positive resolution to EEOC complaint from former employee

IX. Major Focus: Jessica Matney Presentation on Collaboration with Team of Educators from Russia and UNM

X. Policies & Procedures
  A. Revision of NMSBVI Policy 140, Solicitation (12/11/14) (Action)
  B. Proposal for new NMSBVI Policy 141, Gift Acceptance Policy (7/19/18)(Action)
  C. Revision of NMSBVI Policy 502, Use of Social Media (02/18/16) (Action)
  D. Revision of NMSBVI Policy 514, Crisis Intervention Procedures (2/19/15 (Action)
  E. Revision of NMSBVI Policy 514.1, Behavioral Support and Student Mental Health (2/19/15) (Action)
  F. Revision of NMSBVI Policy 514.2, Assessment for and Return from Psychiatric Crisis Procedures(2/19/15) (Action)
  G. Review of NMSBVI Policy 526, Special Education Procedures (5/25/17) (Action)
  H. Proposal for new NMSBVI Policy 527, Instructional Materials (07/19/18) (Action)

XI. Other Items
  A. Personnel Report
  B. Program Updates
  C. Revision to 2018-2019 Staff Handbook (Action)
  D. IDEA-B Application for 2018-2019 (Action)
  E. IDEA-B Fund 24106: FY16-17 Carry Over, FY17-18 Final Allocation and Initial Allocation FY18-19 (Action)
  F. IDEA-B Fund 24109: FY16-17 Carry Over, FY17-18 Final Allocation and Initial Allocation FY18-19 (Action)
  G. Instructional Materials Annual Report FY17-18(Action)
  H. Legal Services Contract – Tony Ortiz, Ortiz & Zamora, Attorneys at Law, of Santa Fe, NM (Action)
  I. Project Approval - Parking Lots at NMSBVI Main Campus (Action)
  J. Project Approval – Superintendent’s Residence (Action)
  K. Capital Projects Update

XII. Information to the Board
  A. Board Meeting Schedule
  B. Policy 030 Public and Parent Input During Board of Regents’ Meetings
  C. Investment Policy 345
  D. Report of Revenue and Expenditures - April and May, 2018
  E. Correspondence/Newspaper Articles
  F. Supplementary Packet
     1. Activity Fund Checklist – April and May, 2018
     2. General Fund Checklist – April and May, 2018

XIII. Adjournment

The NMSBVI Board of Regents attempts to follow the order of the items as listed on the agenda. However, it should be noted that the order of specific items are tentative, and may vary from the printed agenda.

Downloadable document of July 19, 2018 Agenda

2018-2019 Board Meeting Schedule

For more information, please contact:
Kim Chavez
1900 N. White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (575) 439-4419 Fax: (575) 439-4411
e-mail: kimchavez@nmsbvi.k12.nm.us