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JK Student Discipline

Albuquerque Public Schools shall strive to provide and maintain a safe, fair, affirmative, and appropriately challenging environment that promotes learning and positive personal growth.  Disciplinary measures shall be aimed toward assisting each student in the development of self-control, social responsibility, and the acceptance of appropriate consequences for his or her actions.  However, no local school board shall allow for the imposition of discipline, discrimination or disparate treatment against a student based on the student's race, religion or culture or because of the student's use of hairstyles or cultural or religious headdresses. Racialized aggression, defined as any aggressive act that can be characterized, categorized or that appears as such to be racial in nature, is prohibited.

Administrators shall use the procedures and options specified in the APS Handbook for Student Success and administrative procedural directive.

Albuquerque Public Schools encourages parent/legal guardian involvement in matters of school discipline. Parents/legal guardians shall be advised of disciplinary measures taken to elicit their understanding and support. Schools shall maintain a record of disciplinary actions taken.

Out-of-school suspension and expulsion shall not be used as punishment for absenteeism or tardies.

Corporal punishment shall be prohibited in Albuquerque Public Schools.

Administrative Position:             

  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Associate Superintendents for Leadership and Learning

Department Director:                      

  • Executive Director of Student, Parent, and Employee Service Center
  • School Principals


Legal Cross Ref.:                                      

  • §22-5-4.3 NMSA 1978 
  • §22-12A-1 to §22-12A-14 NMSA 1978
  • §22-35-12 NMSA 1978

Board Policy Cross Ref.:                        

Procedural Directive Cross Ref:          

NSBA/NEPN Classification: JK

Revised: January 17, 1990
Revised: February 20, 1996
Revised: April 2001
Reviewed: September 13, 2010
Reviewed: October 11, 2010
Revised: November 3, 2010
Reviewed: October 11, 2016
Revised: October 19, 2016
Reviewed: September 16, 2020
Revised: September 16, 2020
Reviewed: June 16, 2021
Revised: June 16, 2021