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Meeting for Potential School Board Candidates

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Learn more about the four positions up for election in November during a virtual informational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Ever think about running for school board or know someone who might be interested? Wonder what the job entails? Now's your chance to find out. 

Four Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education positions are up for grabs in November, and the district is hosting an informational meeting for potential candidates on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The virtual meeting starts at 6 p.m. and will go over member duties, obligations, expectations, and more.  

If you are a potential candidate who would like to participate in the informational meeting, contact APS Board Services at (505) 880-3729 or The meeting also will be live-streamed on YouTube

Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 2 to choose candidates in more than half of seven board districts:

  • District 3 - which includes Valley and Albuquerque high schools: District 3 Map
  • District  5 - which includes West Mesa High School: District 5 Map
  • District 6 - which includes Eldorado, Manzano, and Sandia high schools: District 6 Map
  • District 7 - which includes Del Norte and La Cueva high schools: District 7 Map

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Voters will also vote on a bond package that will help upgrade aging schools and facilities and pay for technology. And they will be choosing Albuquerque's mayor and several city councilors.

Individuals who wish to run for school board must submit their Declaration of Candidacy with the Bernalillo County Clerk on Tuesday, Aug. 24, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

What do school board members do? According to the New Mexico School Boards Association: "In New Mexico, education represents one of the largest, if not the largest, business in any community. The citizens in the 89 school districts in the state elect five to seven of their fellow citizens to represent the public on a board that has the responsibility of providing the best educational opportunities possible to all the children residing in the school district."

Decisions made by school boards, the association continues, directly affect the lives of every individual in your community. "Since education is the base of our form of government, the type of education provided will have an impact on our state and nation."

Contact Information

APS Board Services

(505) 880-3729


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