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School Board Redistricting — Albuquerque Public Schools

posted: October 13, 2022

School board redistricting

Every 10 years, APS board member districts are reviewed and redrawn to ensure they are equally represented. The public is invited to participate in the process.

Current Board District Map

Each of the seven elected members of the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education represents a voting district that includes several schools and neighborhoods. New Mexico law requires that these districts be reviewed and possibly redrawn once a decade to ensure they are equally representative based on the latest census data.

boundary changes

Boundary changes in school board voting districts might affect current board members, the schools they represent, and their constituents.

Boundary changes in school board voting districts don’t affect attendance zones but could result in new board representation for a school or neighborhood.

Any changes will take effect in 2023.

redistricting process

Professional researchers have provided the APS Board of Education with concept maps of potential changes. When redistricting, board members consider several goals:

  • equal population
  • Minority voting rights
  • compactness
  • continuity
  • Communities of interests

To help the Board of Education obtain as much community input as possible, its members have selected two representatives from their respective districts to serve on the APS Redistricting Committee. The goal of this citizen’s committee is to:

  • Evaluate redistricting concepts
  • Gather public input
  • Recommend a concept or concepts to the APS Board of Education
  • Follow redistricting guidelines
  • Be transparent

public input

The APS Redistricting Committee will gather community input in community meetings, through email to [email protected]and through one-on-one meetings with constituents.

There are two public meetings scheduled for October:

  • Thursday, October 13, 5:30 pm in the John Milne Community Board Room at 6400 Uptown Blvd NE
  • Tuesday, October 25, 5:30 pm The committee is expected to vote on recommended plan(s).

How to Provide Input

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