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The New Mexico Legislature will be in session from Tuesday, Jan. 21, to Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 100 East Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 880-3737

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APS will have representatives in Santa Fe during the 30-day 2014 New Mexico Legislature to advocate on behalf of our students and employees.

While our main focus will be on making sure public school children receive sufficient funding, there also are a number of other items on the district’s legislative agenda.

APS supports education policy decisions that are made in the best interest of our students. We encourage accountability and high standards, yet we feel decisions must be balanced with the needs of our students and what is in the best interest for the health of our public education system.

APS believes the legislature should consider rethinking the demonstration of competency required by high school students to receive a diploma of excellence. We
believe there are multiple ways high school students can continue to meet
a high bar for excellence but can do so in alternative ways other than
standardized assessments.

If you have questions, concerns or plans to go to Santa Fe on behalf of APS, please use our feedback form.

APS Employees

Although we believe it is important to voice your political views, employees should not use the APS email system to express political opinions nor should political emails be sent during the work day.

An APS employee who want to attend a Legislative hearing or session of the Legislature and has not been requested to do so by the district must take annual or personal leave.

If you as an APS employee are contacted by a legislator during the session for information about proposed legislation, you should let Carrie Menapace, the district’s policy analyst and legislative liaison, know by emailing her at  carrie.menapace@aps.edu. She will help make sure that information is gathered and is consistent with the district’s position on any proposed legislation.

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Legislative Affairs News

Update from New Mexico 2012 Legislative Session: Day 7

Hello from Santa Fe!The APS Government Affairs Team has been hard at work in the Roundhouse for the past few days. Here's an update!

January 24, 2012

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