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Internal Organizations

Community Capital Advisory Commission (CCAC)

One board member serves on the commission comprised of community members who have advisory oversight of the school district’s capital master plan and provide a review of the progress of the planning and expenditures of capital funds to the APS Board of Education, the superintendent, and the community. The Commission meets quarterly.  Josefina Domínguez represents the Board of Education.

Equity Advisory Council

Board members are invited on a rotating basis to attend meetings of the council, whose role is to ensure equitable practices to engage and advocate for students, families, and employees of APS. The council reviews key policies, procedures, and programs to ensure that needed support is provided to students and families. The Equity Advisory Council meets bi-weekly.  

Indian Policies and Procedures Monthly Meeting

Board members are invited on a rotating basis to attend Indian Policy and Procedures monthly meetings. The IPP consists of Tribal Education Leaders for the 12 communities as well as educational staff. The purpose of these meetings is to support implementation and discuss potential changes or recommendations to the Indian Policy and Procedures document. Each month different district programs, issues, and activities of shared interest or concern are discussed.  This group meets monthly. 

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

At least one board member serves on the APS School Health Advisory Council, according to district procedural directive based on a New Mexico Public Education Department rule.  The council provides advice and counsel to APS leadership, the superintendent, and the Board of Education on the development, revision, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the district’s wellness policy. In addition, the council may be asked to make recommendations regarding issues and topics related to the eight components of the coordinated school health approach:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education and Activity
  • Family, School, and Community Partnership
  • Health Education and Life Skills
  • Health and Safe Environment
  • Social and Emotional Well-being
  • Health Services
  • Staff Wellness

SHAC meets four times each semester.  Ronald Tome-Warito represents the Board of Education.

Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council 

Board members are invited on a rotating basis to join the superintendent when meeting monthly with representatives from APS high schools to garner student input on issues and district policy.