The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education is asking lawmakers to exempt the school district from revealing names of future superintendent applicants.
Under current public record law, APS has to disclose the name of anyone applying for superintendent. The district wants to reveal only the finalists.
In a resolution approved Wednesday night, APS formally asked lawmakers for legislation that would exempt New Mexico public schools’ superintendent candidates from the Inspection of Public Records Act, or IPRA, until the candidate pool has been narrowed to three applicants. The draft resolution originally said the final five candidates would be named, but the board decided to lower that to three, saying that’s the more common policy in other states.
Board president David Peercy said that once those finalists were chosen, forums would be held “and everyone would know everything about them.”