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About Board Meetings

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

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Board Meeting Schedule

  • Regular Meetings are scheduled the first and third Wednesdays of every month, unless posted otherwise. Public Forum, either virtual or in person, is a part of the Regular Board of Education meetings.
  • Special Meetings are scheduled periodically to address the business of the board that is not already addressed at the regular meetings.
  • Emergency Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Board of Education Will Continue Hybrid Meetings

Board of Education meetings will be hybrid meetings with community members and public forum speakers having a choice to attend in person at the John Milne Community Board Room or by accessing the meeting link at on the board meeting calendar. Presenters and recognition guests will attend virtually. 

How to Comment at Public Forums

All speakers must sign up for Public Forum online on the day of the meeting and before the start of the meeting. Comments are limited to either 2-minute or 1-minute period, depending on the number of speakers who sign up to speak.

  1. Sign up to speak at a virtual public forum online.
  2. Or, submit your comments to the board in writing through the Board Services Office:
    • By postal mail sent to 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Suite 100E, Albuquerque, NM 87110; or
    • By e-mail at boarded@aps.edu

How to Comment on Board Policies

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

How to Request Accommodations

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:

  • If you are 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
  • If a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

Closed Captioning

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

Types of Board Meetings

  • Regular Meetings: Regular meetings 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.
  • Special 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: 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. Committees include: Capital Outlay, Property and Technology, District Equity and Inclusion, Finance, Audit, and Policy and Instruction.

About Meeting Notice and Compliance

New Mexico Open Meetings Act

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

Meeting Notice, Agenda, and Minutes Compliance

  • 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.
  • 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.

Meeting Procedural Compliance

  • 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.
  • 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.