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Important Notice About Upcoming Meetings

Due to the changing nature of the public health condition in Bernalillo County, Board of Education meetings will 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 www.aps.edu 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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Important Notice About Board Books

Due to the upgraded BoardBook program that began September 1, 2020, the meeting listing and locations may not be accurate within BoardBook. Please refer to the board meeting event pages for accurate information.

The Board of Education Services Office is currently in the process of transitioning between agenda and archival services. The agendas and minutes for past meetings will not be available on the website until all of the links on the “Past Board Meetings” page are updated. You may request agendas, minutes, and supporting documents or agendas for a specific past board or committee meeting by sending queries to or calling 505-880-3737.

Information about meeting types, public forums, quorum, and voting procedures.

Types of Meetings

Regular Meetings

Regular meetings of the Board of Education are scheduled the first and third Wednesdays of every month, unless posted otherwise. These are public meetings where the business of the board is conducted and where the public may voice opinions or concerns during the Public Forum portion of the meeting. See also:

Public Forum at the Regular Board of Education meeting

Anyone who wants to speak during the public forum portion of the regular Board of Education meeting may do so after submitting the public speaker form on the meeting day.

Comments are limited to either 2 minutes or 1 minute, depending on the number of speakers who sign up to speak. You also may submit your comments to the board in writing through the Board Services Office, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 100E, Albuquerque, NM 87110, or by e-mail at boarded@aps.edu.

If you would like to comment or share your concerns about policies the Board of Education is considering, email policyanalyst@aps.edu.

Accessibility and Accommodations

Beginning February 3, 2021, closed captioning will be provided in English for Board of Education Zoom meetings live-streamed to YouTube.  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.

Special Meetings

Special meetings of the Board of Education are scheduled periodically to address the business of the board that is not already addressed at the regular meetings. Special meetings also provide a venue where board members can ask for and are given in-depth information on a variety of topics. Often, work studies on budget or instructional issues are scheduled during special meetings.

Emergency Meetings

Emergency meetings are called to address issues that require immediate action to protect the health, safety and welfare of students and employees of the district, to protect the property of the district or to avoid substantial financial loss to the district.

Executive Session

The board may meet in an executive session in accordance with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act and Open Meetings Resolution of the Board.

Committee Meetings

Committees include Capital Outlay, Property and Technology; District Equity and Inclusion; Finance; Audit; and Policy and Instruction. The committees are responsible for addressing board business and work independently, but in collaboration with each other. Ad hoc committees and task force committees or commissions may be appointed by the president or the Board of Education as a group.


Notice of Board Meetings

All meetings of the Board of Education, including committee meetings, comply with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Agendas

Agendas for all board meetings are prepared by using internal procedures and are posted in a manner that complies with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

  • The draft agenda will be available to the public at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting. 
  • Except for emergency matters, the Board of Education will take action only on the items that have been officially posted on the final agenda at least thirty-six (36) hours prior to the meeting, in compliance with the Open Meetings Act. 
  • However, an item may be removed or moved to another position on the agenda by board members at the time of the regular or special meeting before the agenda is accepted by board members. See upcoming meeting agendas

Quorum of the Board

Four board members comprise a quorum for the transaction of board business at a regular, special, closed or emergency meeting.  A quorum must be present for action to be taken.

Voting Procedures

All board members may vote on any matter coming before it, unless a conflict of interest exists. Board members cannot vote by proxy. They may participate in a board or committee meeting by telephone in accordance with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.

Minutes

Draft minutes of each board or committee meeting are prepared within 10 working days after the meeting to which they pertain. Minutes are distributed according to the New Mexico Open Meetings Act. See past meeting minutes

Public Attendance

Regular, special, emergency and committee meetings are open to the public. Executive sessions are those meetings that fall under specific guidelines in the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.