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Finalist Community Forums and Interviews

Monday, March 1, 2021, 6:00 PM to Thursday, March 4, 2021, 8:30 PM

How to watch

The Community Forum is from 6 to 7 p.m. with interviews to follow from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Watch the Recordings on YouTube

Finalists Interview Schedule
Forum Time
Monday, March 1 Ignacio Ruiz 6 to 7 p.m. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2 Scott Elder 6 to 7 p.m. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 4 Dr. Bolgen Vargas 6 to 7 p.m. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Overview of Format

Each forum will be an opportunity to hear from the finalists on a variety of important topics.

More than 300 questions were collected from community members, employees, parents and students through the online submission portal at A chief search associate from Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates gathered the questions and is working to combine similar questions to ask the finalists as many questions on as many topics as possible.

Each forum will be followed by a Board of Education interview of the finalist.

Community Feedback is Needed

Public feedback on the candidates is important to the Board of Education. It will be considered as they help them decide who will be the next superintendent of Albuquerque Public Schools.

Links to Feedback Forms

The window of feedback for each candidate will be 6 p.m. to midnight on the day of their forum and interview.

  • March 1: Ignacio Ruiz, the deadline for feedback has passed.
  • March 2: Scott Elder, the deadline for feedback has passed.
  • March 4: Dr. Bolgen Vargas, the deadline for feedback has passed.

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