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Board of Education

A seven-member elected Board of Education serves the educational needs and interests of Albuquerque Public Schools.

Important Notice About Upcoming Meetings

Due to the changing nature of the public health condition in Bernalillo County, Board of Education meetingwill be a combination meeting with board members having a choice to attend in person at the John Milne Community Board Room or a live virtual meeting. Presenters, public forum speakers, and recognition guests will attend virtually.  Community members may access the meeting link through the website. The agenda items will be kept to urgent business or those items needing approval to conduct district business.

All speakers must sign up for public forum by clicking on the link below on the day of the meeting and before the start of the meeting. Public forum will be a part of the Board of Education meetings on Wednesdays, and occasionally, at Special Board of Education meetings. 

Closed captioning will continue to be provided in English for Board of Education Zoom meetings live-streamed to YouTube.

You can participate in the work of the Board of Education by:

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Board of Education Membership
DistrictBoard MemberTermOffice/Committee
Dist. 1 Yolanda Montoya-Cordova 2023 Secretary
Dist. 2 Peggy Muller-Aragón 2023 Finance
Dist. 3 Lorenzo L. Garcia 2021 Vice President and Audit
Dist. 4 Barbara Petersen 2023 Policy and Instruction
Dist. 5 Candelaria Patterson 2021 District Equity and Inclusion
Dist. 6 Elizabeth Armijo 2021 Capital Outlay, Property and Technology
Dist. 7 Dr. David E. Peercy 2021 President

To find out which school board member represents you, email with your full street address. Find your APS District on Bernalillo County's My Voter Information web page.

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on a regular basis and the public is welcome to attend. You can also watch meetings live, streamed to our YouTube channel. (If the screen is dark, there is no meeting in progress.)

Accessibility and Accommodations

If you are an individual with a disability 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 hearing or meeting, please contact the Board of Education Office at (505) 880-3729 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Board Services Specialist of the Board of Education if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

About the Board

The APS Board of Education comprises seven members, people from all walks of life who devote their time to public service as elected officials. 

  • Board members serve alternating four-year terms. The upcoming 2021 school board election will be for districts 3, 5, 6, and 7. 
  • Board members vote on who will serve as officers, president, vice president, and secretary each year.
  • Board members select members who are not officers to serve as heads of the standing committees of the Board of Education.

Board of Education Authority

The powers of the Board of Education lie in its action as a public body. Although a member of a board of education is a public officer, that person has no authority or power individually. By law, the Board of Education is charged with:

The board and its individual members do not address personnel issues other than those related specifically to the superintendent.

Contact the Board of Education

Phone: (505) 880-3729, Email:
Board Services Office Staff