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Posted: August 24, 2022

Board Approves Teacher Contract

Statements from the APS Board of Education and Superintendent Scott Elder

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 contract with the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, representing about 6,000 teachers and licensed professional support staff, including counselors, nurses, and social workers.  

The Board, which had postponed a final vote for a week so members could review the contract in greater detail, voted 6-1 in favor of ratifying the agreement on Wednesday, Aug. 24, following a two-hour closed-door meeting. 

The approved contract includes historic raises for teachers and licensed school support professionals. 

From the APS Board of Education

"Board members requested additional time to help us clarify concerns regarding the policies and resolutions guiding the agreement, the negotiation process, and the role and responsibilities of the Board. Moving forward, the Board will be working closely with the chief negotiator to set clear priorities. The Board agrees with the collaborative process, knowing it will not always be easy and at times messy.

The BOE is charged with setting educational strategy for the district in order to bring about the progress we all want and need. The BOE supports our educators and staff who are the foundation of our school community and always fully supported the historical wage increases. As elected officials, we are willing to put in the hard work for the district." 

From Superintendent Scott Elder 

"I want to thank the APS Board of Education for its diligence and ultimate approval of the teacher contract.

I hope every employee in the district knows how grateful we are for their hard work, dedication, and resiliency. The Board's action tonight reflects our appreciation and support for the work carried out daily in our classrooms by every professional who contributes to the education of our students.

We know how stressful this situation has been. It's good news that we can move forward with the common goal of creating the best school district possible for the students we serve."