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IH9 Indian Education

The Board of Education of the Albuquerque Public Schools recognizes the importance of Native American students maintaining their traditions and values while obtaining educational skills to enable them to be responsible and productive students and members of society. The Board of Education desires to ensure educational opportunities for all students, including Native American students.

The Board of Education shall foster cooperation and maintain an open line of communication with tribal governments whose jurisdictional boundaries include areas within the Albuquerque Public Schools boundaries to verify, in accordance with state and federal law that these tribes agree with Albuquerque Public Schools Indian Education policies and procedures.

The superintendent, or his/her designee, shall draft appropriate procedural directives and compliance agreements to implement this policy and assure compliance with state and federal Indian Education laws.

Administrative Position:            

  • Associate Superintendent of Equity, Instruction, Innovation and Support

Department Director:                  

  • Director of Indian Education

Legal Cross Ref.:                           

  • §22-32-1 to 22-32-4 NMSA 1978

Board Policy Cross Ref.:                 

Procedural Directive Cross Ref:        

  • Indian Education Policies and Procedures 
  • APS Bylaws of Johnson O'Malley Indian Education Committee 
  • APS Bylaws of Title VI Indian Parent Committee                                      

Approved: November 16, 2005
Reviewed: July 22, 2008
Revised: August 6, 2008
Reviewed: January 15, 2016
Revised: January 20, 2016
Reviewed: May 5, 2021
Revised: May 5, 2021