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DB Annual Budget Process

The Albuquerque Public Schools budget shall reflect the district’s goals and shall strive to prioritize academic achievement of students.  The adoption of the annual operating budget, in compliance with state law, shall be the responsibility of the Board of Education.

The superintendent, or his/her designee, annually shall present to the Board of Education a specific budget calendar no later than the first Finance Committee meeting in January of each year.

The budget process shall include specific budget hearings allowing the Board of Education to learn of the community’s priorities and what the community believes ought to be budget priorities for Albuquerque Public Schools. The superintendent, or his/her designee, also shall be given a specific opportunity to speak to various programs and matters of interest to the Board of Education.

Considering recommendations from the community and district staff, the Board of Education shall identify priorities and give general instructions to the superintendent, or his/her designee, to prepare a balanced budget based upon its priorities.

The superintendent, or his/her designee, shall present a balanced budget for review, amendment and approval.

Administrative Position: Chief Financial Officer

Department Director: Executive Director of Budget Planning and Analysis


Legal Cross Ref.:

  • §22-5-4 NMSA 1978

NM Public School Accounting Manual

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NSBA/NEPN Classification: DB

Approved: December 6, 1989
Reviewed: January 17, 1990
Revised: February 20, 1996
Revised: November 6, 1998
Reviewed: January 1, 2001
Reviewed: June 12, 2012
Approved: June 20, 2012