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Posted October 11, 2011

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APS to Host Meetings on New Board Member Districts

First meeting is 6 p.m., Oct. 12, Rio Grande High School

The Albuquerque Public Schools will host a series of meetings to gather public input on new districts for board of education members based on the 2010 Census. The new districts do not affect school attendance areas.

The first meeting is set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Rio Grande High School, 2300 Arenal Road SW.

“The goal of the new board member districts is to equalize the population in each of the districts, that way each of the seven board members represents roughly the same number of constituents,” said APS Board of Education President Paula Maes. She noted that there have been significant increases in population on the west side of Albuquerque over the past 10 years.

All the meetings will also be held from 6 to 8 p.m., and are set as follows:

  • Monday, Oct. 24, in the Performing Arts Center at Highland High School
  • Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Performing Arts Center at Cibola High School
  • Monday, Nov. 14, in the Performing Arts Center at Eldorado High School

During the meetings representatives from Research & Polling will provide maps of the proposed new board member districts and get input.

The public can also e-mail comments about the new board of education districts to the APS Board of Education at boarded@aps.edu. Proposed concept maps of the new districts are posted on the APS website at www.aps.edu under the Board of Education link and in the “Parent” section of the homepage.

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