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Budget and Strategic Planning

Mission Statement: The Albuquerque Public Schools Budget and Strategic Planning Office will continually strive for an equitable, accurate, cohesive financial plan through strategic actions that will maximize, distribute and safeguard the resources available.

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 320 East Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 880-3764 Fax: (505) 830-0770

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Through dedicated teamwork, we will support our district and community to ensure the success of our students through their K-12 educational development and career seeking journey.

2019-2020 Budget Survey

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The 2019-2020 Budget Survey results are below.


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2018-2019 Survey Questions and Responses

Thank you to the many people who took the Budget Survey for the current year 2018-2019 Budget process last spring.  Below you will see a high level look at some of the results.

View the budget questions and responses

There is also a PowerPoint presentation with much more! Please feel free to review it.  We think you will be interested in knowing the answers to your questions, knowing how your ideas have already begun to be implemented as well as the interesting questions and comments from the community. 

View the PowerPoint presentation

There were 1289 total responses. With a little over 80,000 students that is about 1 response for each 62 students. The majority of the responses came from the NE and NW parts of Albuquerque.

  • The top five program/subject areas that were of the most importance were: Safety, Math, Smaller Class Size, Science and Up-to-date Technology.
  • The highest ranking write in program/subject area was Counselors.
  • The biggest area for cuts from the write in section was administration.

Here are some of the things that APS is currently doing based partly on your responses:

  1. Phase-in of Art and Music in every Elementary.  During the 2018-2019 school year, we began adding additional classes at several Elementary schools to ensure that both Art and Music will be taught every year.  In the 2019-2020 school year, we will add additional schools. The phase-in will take a few years, but our goal is offer both Art and Music every year in every Elementary.
  2. Increasing Counselors, Social Workers, Security and other staff to support our student's mental and physical health.
  3. Increasing Custodians across the schools.
  4. Purchasing instructional materials - The instructional materials fund has been under funded for several years.  In an effort to update materials for the classroom, we are investing money each year to increase our materials.
  5. Re-evaluating department on a continual rotating basis for budget, function and direct effect on students. We identify areas for improvement in efficiency, cost and necessity and make adjustments accordingly.
  • Physical Address:
    6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 320 East Albuquerque 87110 Map
  • Main Phone: (505) 880-3764
  • Fax: (505) 830-0770

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Staff listed by employee, with email address and phone number.
Employee Contact Information
Teresa Scott
Executive Director of Budget and Strategic Planning
Sandra Jenkins
Executive Administrative Assistant
Julianne Hix
Senior Director of Budget
Roy Burrola
Budget Manager Schools
Guy Harris
Budget Manager Departments
Senior Budget Analyst
Chad Chandler
Budget Analyst Departments
Theresa Gurule
Budget Analyst Schools
Charlene Lippert
Budget Analyst Departments
Linda McLaughlin
Budget Analyst Schools
Raphael Torres
Budget Analyst Schools
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