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IH8 Community Schools

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board affirms the belief that the community school strategy transforms a school into a place where educators, local community members, families, and students work together to strengthen conditions for student learning and healthy development. As partners, they organize in- and out-of-school resources, supports, and opportunities so that young people thrive.

The community schools strategy is grounded in addressing an equity strategy for which fairness is achieved through systematically assessing and addressing disparities in opportunities and outcomes so that all students experience high quality instruction and receive effective individual and family supports and services they need to succeed in school and the community.

Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education commits its and the superintendent’s participation in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Community School Partnership Board.  Albuquerque Public Schools shall partner with appropriate federal, state and local entities, including community-based organizations. 

Albuquerque Public Schools recognizes and values that Community Schools have a collective impact on the surrounding community that improves conditions for all those living there.   Although the specific services, supports and opportunities available at individual Community Schools may vary dependent on local needs and resources, Albuquerque Public Schools shall strive to strategically identify potential Community Schools and integrate specific programs and services that support students, families, and community and align with the current NM Statute. into those Community Schools the following components and strategies aligned with New Mexico's state statute.


Administrative Position:                  Executive Director of Student, Family and Community Supports

Department Director:                       Director of Schools and Community Partnerships

Legal Cross Ref.:                               §22-32-1 to 22-32-4 NMSA 1978
Board Policy Cross Ref.:                    AA Mission Statement
                                                           AB Vision of a Learning Community
                                                           KB Family and Community Engagement
                                                           KI Visitors to Schools
                                                           JL Student and Staff Wellness and Welfare
                                                           JL4 School-Linked and School-Based Health Centers

Procedural Directive Cross Ref:         Parent Organizations and Booster Club
                                                           Visitors to Schools
                                                           School Volunteers
                                                           Family and Community Engagement
                                                           School-Linked and School-Based Health Services Clinics

Framework: Essentials for Community School Transformation

 NSBA/NEPN Classification:           KA, KC, KI

Initial Draft Version: April 2015
Reviewed: May 4, 2015
Adopted: May 6, 2015

Initial Review: February 6, 2023

Reviewed: August 7, 2023

Revised: August 7, 2023