School Board

Idella Starr, Member;  Robyn Simmons, President; Bonna Dell Ortega, Secretary; Rodney Pena, Member; Christie Lapaz Jr., Member; Tommy SpottedBird, Member; Dwayne Comanche, Vice President

Board of Education

      The Mescalero Board of Education is comprised of seven elected members whom reside in the Mescalero Community who serve the educational needs and interests of the Mescalero Public School District.
     Board members serve alternating two year terms. The powers of the Board of Education lie in its action as a public body. The board of education has no authority or power individually. By law, the Board of Education is charged with employment of the Superintendent, making policies and approving the District's budget.
      The board and its members do not address personnel issues other than those related specifically to the Superintendent. The board works with the Superintendent to shape the strategic direction of the district based on five district goals.
     For the purpose of organization of the Board, the Board shall at its first regular meeting in March of each odd numbered year administer the oath of office to newly elected members and elect from its membership a President, Vice President, and Secretary.
Board Meetings
     The Board shall determine at least annually in a public meeting what notice for a public meeting is reasonable when applied to the School District. The Board shall transact all business at official meetings of the Board.  These may be either regular or special meetings, defined as follows:

Regular meeting - A meeting of the members of a local school board at which at least a quorum is present, about which notice has been published and at which normal school district business is transacted.
Special meeting - an official legal-action meeting called between scheduled regular meetings to consider only specifically identified topics.
     A local school board shall hold at least one (1) regular meeting each month of the calendar year. Every meeting of the Board, regular or special, shall be open to the public except for an executive session that is held in accordance with state law.  A "meeting" is defined as the gathering of a quorum of members of a public body to propose or take legal action, including any deliberations with respect to such action, that has been properly noticed, pursuant to law.
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260 White Mountain Dr.
Mescalero, NM 88340