School Board Meetings
The School Board will meet in the board room of the administration building. For a list of all scheduled meetings, please see the schedule listed below. All meetings are open to the public except such as are adjudicatory in nature or pertain to personnel matters. An agenda for each meeting may be obtained from the superintendent 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Any deviation from this schedule will be published in accordance with established procedure of the Board of Education pertinent to special and emergency meetings.
Las Cruces Public Schools will provide an interpreter for the hearing impaired upon requests which are submitted to the Superintendent’s Office at least three days prior to the meeting.
Meetings and Document Information
Types of Board Meetings
Regular Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, unless posted otherwise. These are public meetings where school district business is conducted. During this meeting, the Board votes on policy and any other pertinent items that are brought before it for action. The public may voice opinions and provide input to the Board during the Public Input portion of the meeting.
Board Work Sessions are held the first Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise posted. These are public meetings where school district business is conducted. In general, these meetings provide a venue for informational items to be presented and Board members can receive and discuss in-depth information on a variety of topics. The public may voice opinions and provide input to the Board during the Public Input portion of the meeting.
The Board may meet in closed executive session in accordance with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act to discuss topics permitted by the act. These items are described in Board Policy BEC.
Board Retreats are held periodically and are essentially extended work sessions.
Emergency meetings will be called in the event of unforeseen circumstances that, if not addressed by the Board immediately, will likely result in injury or damage to persons or property or cause substantial financial loss to the School District. In such a situation, there shall be no public notice or agenda requirement as provided by the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.
Committee meetings are informational meetings that address a specific topic. They are open to the public. Committees are approved by the Board, and members of the committees may be appointed by the Board President or the Board as a whole.
Notice of Meetings
All meetings of the Board of Education, including committee meetings, comply with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act.
Agendas for all board meetings are prepared and are posted in a manner that complies with the New Mexico Open Meetings Act. The draft agenda will be available to the public at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting. Except for emergency matters, the Board of Education will take action only on the items that have been officially posted on the final agenda at least thirty-six (36) hours prior to the meeting, in compliance with the Open Meetings Act. However, an item may be removed or moved to another position on the agenda by board members at the time of the regular or special meeting before the agenda is accepted by board members.
Citizen comment during regular Board meetings and work sessions is permitted in accordance with the procedures outlined in Regulation BEDB-R.
|Special Meetings (Work Sessions) 4:00 P.M.||Regular Meetings 6:00 P.M.|
|August 4, 2020||August 18, 2020|
|September 1, 2020||September 15, 2020|
|October 6, 2020||October 20, 2020|
|*November 17, 2020||*November 17, 2020|
|*December 15, 2020||*December 15, 2020|
|January 5, 2021||January 19, 2021|
|February 2, 2021||February 16, 2021|
|*March 16, 2021||*March 16, 2021|
|April 6, 2021||April 20, 2021|
|May 4, 2021||May 18, 2021|
|June 1, 2021||June 15, 2021|
*While meetings are conducted virtually all meetings will be at 4pm unless otherwise noted