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Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE Suite 460 West Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 884-6392
Fax: (505) 872-8849

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The Indian Education Department provides special programs to students and families who have submitted a Form 506 and Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) to the department. 

There are several resource teachers available at various elementary, middle, and high school to provide academic and cultural enrichment to Native American students.

The Indian Education Department (IED) was established as part of the Albuquerque Public School district in 1974, with the primary purpose for advocacy and representation for the 115 different American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes enrolled in the school district. There are approximately 5,650 or 5.1% AI/AN students currently enrolled in APS.

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 Indian Education Division offers help for students!

The Indian Education Division at the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) is here to assist prospective and current students navigate their higher education path. Below are resources on key areas that prospective and current students need to consider such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Financial Aid, Institutional Scholarships, and more. If you’re a student and there is something more specific that you have a question about, please contact us using the chat box below. We are here to help!

Posted February 19, 2021

 Info for Parents with Special Needs

Upcoming Workshop Featuring Peter W.D. Wright, Esq Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 “New to Special Education? Basics to know Immediately” 10:00 am to 11:00 am MT

Posted February 18, 2021

Impact Aid and New Mexico Public School Funding Challenges

The State of New Mexico made history in 1974 by creating the Operational Funding formula known as the State Equalization Guarantee (SEG). The new SEG was revolutionary in its intent to move away from reliance on local property taxes to fund operations in local schools. Unfortunately, the State did not pass an equalization funding formula for Public School Capital Outlay in 1976, as was originally planned. The lack of Capital Outlay equalization forced school districts to rely on local property taxes, issuance of general obligation bonds tied to property valuations, and direct legislative appropriations for capital outlay needs. Impact Aid districts, who receive Impact Aid payments to replace lost property taxes and lower bonding capacity, saw millions of dollars swept into the Operational Funding formula. From 1974 to 2002, Impact Aid Districts had little to no ability to replace or repair school facilities and utilized its operational funding to support capital outlay needs. From 2002 to the present, Impact Aid Districts have had to rely on operational funds and an adequacy system to replace or repair school facilities. This presentation will discuss Impact Aid, public school funding changes, funding challenges, and the consequences that these decisions have had on Districts like Gallup-McKinley County Schools.

Posted February 18, 2021

Indian Education Committee Meeting & Indian Parent Committee Meeting

Topic: IEC Quarterly & IPC Monthly Meetings Time: Feb 18, 2021 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Posted February 9, 2021

 Virtual Youth Job & Volunteer Fair

One Albuquerque Youth Job & Volunteer Fair 2021

Posted January 29, 2021