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Direct Legislative Appropriations

Direct Legislative Appropriations are requests Albuquerque Public Schools can make to our state legislators during the legislative session. These are also known as capital outlay requests.

In order to be transparent, fair, and efficient stewards of state funds, APS created both Board Policy and Administrative Procedural Directive to detail this process.

A request to a legislator during the session in January, takes collaboration across district departments and school site leaders. 

The legislative team works with the capital master plan and finance teams to establish priorities in late spring or early summer. Those priorities turn into options for principals to select small projects to improve buildings and facilities at schools that complement the larger construction and upgrades at the school or across the district.  

For the New Mexico State Legislature, starting in January 2021, principals will pick from eleven project areas. 

Please contact Heather Bassett at with any questions.