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G.18 Nepotism - April 2010 Revision

Note: This policy was reviewed and revised in July 2011. We provide it here for historic purposes only. Please refer to the current policy.

Albuquerque Public Schools shall comply with all applicable state and federal statutes regarding nepotism.  The Board of Education, superintendent, and all employees of Albuquerque Public Schools shall not engage in nepotism in any of its operations or hiring practices.  Albuquerque Public Schools shall not initially employ or approve initial employment in any capacity a person who is a family member of a Board of Education member, the superintendent, or the individual responsible for the hiring of that family member.

The Board of Education may waive this policy for family members of the superintendent.

Locally authorized charter schools shall follow all federal and state statutes in regard to hiring employees.

For purposes of this policy, “nepotism” means an Albuquerque Public Schools supervisor hiring any of their family members.

For purposes of this policy, “family member” means a person who is a spouse, father, father-in-law, mother, mother-in-law, son, son-in-law, daughter, daughter-in-law, ward, brother, brother-in-law, sister or sister-in-law of the Albuquerque Public Schools employee.  Family members shall also include any individual residing in the employee’s household at the time of hire.

For purposes of policy, “supervisor” means the person having responsibility for daily supervision and/or for evaluating the job performance of an employee of the district.  This includes, but is not limited to, all superintendents, directors, principals, district coordinators, administrative supervisors, staff coordinators, school police investigators, maintenance and operations supervisors, technical assistants, executive secretaries, cafeteria supervisors, head custodians and cook mangers.

Administrative Position: Executive Director of Human Resources

Department Director: Director of Staffing and Employee Relations

References:

Legal Cross Ref.:

  • 22-5-6 NMSA 1978
  • 22-8B-10 NMSA 1978

Board Policy Cross Ref.:

Procedural Directive Cross Ref.:

NSBA/NEPN Classification: GB

Approved: April 21, 2010

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