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The APS Government Affairs Team is responsible for advocating on behalf of Albuquerque Public Schools.

 The Government Affairs Team works as a liaison between APS and the federal, state, county, and city government offices, as well as countless other community and professional organizations. 

Our mission is to ensure that the Albuquerque Public Schools and APS students benefit from legislation, funding, and regulations at the state and federal levels.  Our advocacy aims to improve student outcomes by increasing community support and maintaining a continual presence in the decision-making processes at all levels of government. Our goal is to ensure that policies and funding align with the board and Superintendent's core mission of educating students.

We welcome feedback regarding issues impacting our students, staff families, and the greater community. Let us know your thoughts using our feedback form.

New Mexico Legislative Session 2024

The APS Government Affairs Team will represent the district at the 2024 30-day budget session of the New Mexico Legislature. The session begins on January 16, 2024, and ends on February 15, 2024. 

Although the district supports the right of employees to voice their political views, employees should not use the APS email system to express political opinions, nor should political emails be sent during the work day.

An APS employee who wants to attend a Legislative hearing or session, in-person or virtually, of the Legislature and has not been requested to do so by the district must take annual or personal leave. 

If you, as an APS employee, are contacted by a legislator, or other government agency or official regarding proposed legislation, interim legislative work, or school visits, contact Jessica Martinez, APS Policy Analyst and Government Liaison, at  prior to any further discussion.  She will help ensure that information is gathered and shared with the appropriate APS departments and that any district-related communications are consistent with the district's position on proposed legislation. 

If you represent a public agency or government official who wants information about APS policy, capital outlay, site visits, standing or interim legislative committee presentations, or specific school site information or issues, please contact Jessica Martinez at

2023 Interim Session APS Presentations

September 29, 2023: Health Insurance and Risk Rates -- Todd Torgerson, Chief of Human Resources and Legal Support Services, Albuquerque Public Schools; Robert Doucette, Secretary, General Services Department; Patrick Sandoval, Director, Public School Insurance Authority; Kari Armijo, Acting Secretary, Human Services Department

APS Benefits and Risk LFC presentation

 July 27, 2023Leveraging Learning Time in New Mexico - Scott Elder, Superintendent, Albuquerque Public Schools (APS); Channell Segura, Ed.D., Chief of Schools, APS with Tim Bedeaux, Senior Policy Analyst II, LESC; Lawrence Sanchez, Superintendent, Belen Consolidated Schools

APS Calendar

 May 16, 2023: Education Leaders Panel - Channell Segura, Ed.D., Chief of Schools, Albuquerque Public Schools with Matthew Montano, Superintendent, BPS; Sue Cleveland, Ed.D., Superintendent, Rio Rancho Public Schools; Karen Sanchez-Griego, Ed.D., Superintendent, Cuba Public Schools; Jade Rivera, Founder and Executive Director, Albuquerque Collegiate Charter School

APS Instituting Later Start Times for Middle and High School Students

Contact Information

Main Phone: (505) 880-3737
Fax: (505) 830-1141

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25704 Albuquerque, NM 87125-0704

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 100 East Albuquerque, NM 87110 Map

Government Affairs News

January 22, 2021


Posted January 22, 2021