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AC Nondiscrimination

Albuquerque Public Schools affirms its commitment to the rights of students, parents and employees, as set forth in federal and state statutes, for non-discriminatory treatment in relation to age (40+), color, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, HIV status, mental or physical disability, national origin, natural or protective hairstyles or cultural or religious headdresses, pregnancy/lactation/childbirth or related condition, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, serious medical condition, or veteran status and/or any other protected status as defined by law. APS provides reasonable accommodations due to disability, pregnancy, lactation, and/or religion. Discriminatory behavior violates state and federal laws and regulations.

This policy shall be implemented by the superintendent or their designee and provide grievance procedures.


Administrative Position:

  • Superintendent


Department Director:  

  • Chief of Human Resources and Legal Support

  • Associate Superintendent of Equity, Instruction, Innovation and Support

  • Senior Director, Office of Equity and Engagement

  • Director, Equal Opportunity Services and Title IX




Legal Cross Ref:

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act

  • Equal Pay Act of 1963

  • Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Civil Rights Act of 1991

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

  • §28-1-1 et seq

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

  • NM Human Rights Act

  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Board Policy Cross Ref.:



Procedural Directive Cross Ref.:


NSBA/NEPN Classification: AC


Approved: October 23, 1991
Reviewed: October 21, 1992
Approved: November 4, 1992
Revised: February 20, 1996
Revised: May 22, 2000
Revised: April 2001
Revised: February 2002
Revised: December 2002
Revised: January 2005
Revised: May 1, 2006
Revised: May 24, 2006
Revised: December 13, 2010
Reviewed: September 14, 2016
Revised: September 21. 2016
Reviewed: December 11, 2019
Revised: December 18, 2019

Reviewed: March 20, 2024

Revised: March 20, 2024