Amendment Requests: Material Changes to the Current Charter

Amendment Requests

Any revision or amendment to the terms of the charter shall be made only with the approval of the chartering authority and the governing body of the charter school. Per the APS Procedural Directive schools shall apply for an amendment to its original approved charter for approval by the APS Board of Education for the following:

  • Increase the total number of grades provided
  • Increase in the total number of students served in each grade
  • Change in location and/or facilities, even if the change in location is planned to meet New Mexico Adequacy Standards for Educational Buildings
  • Any change in operations, management, ideology or practices from the original contract.

About Submitting Amendments

  1. An approved charter application is a contract between the charter school and the chartering authority. (22-8B-9 [A] NMSA 1978)
  2. Any revision or amendment to the terms of the charter shall be made only with the approval of the chartering authority and the governing body of the charter school. (22-8B-9 [E] NMSA 1978)

Task 1: Identify any amendments you need and complete Items 1 and 2.

Item 1: Fill out the Amendment Request Information. Use the amendment template to provide information on proposed amendments with the signature of your Governing Council President or designee. Include:

  • Charter School Name
  • Date Submitted
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Email
  • Other

Item 2: Include a scan of a signed Charter Amendment Proposal with Rationale Template. Include rationale information for the following items:

  • Current Charter Application (Section and page)
  • Current Charter Statement(s)
  • Proposed Revision/Amendment Statement(s)
  • Rationale for Revision/Amendment
  • Date of Governing Body Approval

Required Signatures:

  1. Original Signature of Governing Council President or Designee
  2.  Printed Name of Governing Council President or Designee
  3.  Date signed