Voting sites open for Albuquerque Public Schools, CNM election

Inside this Story: Voting Locations

Voters cast their vote at the athletic wing of Orange High School Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Election officials in two of Ohio's counties say lines of voters dwindled some after an early wave of Ohioans who cast their ballots early in the state's general election. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Voters are deciding today whether or not to sign off on millions of dollars for Albuquerque Public Schools.

The stream of voters has been steady, Tuesday. That’s because there are big bucks at stake. APS is asking for a total of $575 million, which is broken up into two questions for voters.

The first asks for $375 million to keep a property tax hike in place. The other is for a $200 million bond. The district says that $316 million will be used for rebuilding old schools, and building two new ones on the Westside.

APS also plans to put $100 million toward new technology in the classroom. More than $5 million will be used for security at schools, mainly on surveillance cameras to crack down on burglars and vandals.

However, some voters say they had hesitations about voting because of drama with different APS superintendents over the past couple of years.

“It almost made me change my vote because this is a lot of money, and all the payouts I don’t agree with them, but for upgrades and gyms and track and fields, we need,” said Tommy Maestas.

Besides the district’s plan to build two new schools, it also plans to start fixing up old schools and their gym facilities, including Manzano, Rio Grande and Highland High School.

Central New Mexico Community College is also on the ballot. The community college is asking for $84 million to improve its five campuses.

Voting for that bond would bump up taxes.

Polls are open until 7:00 p.m.

Consolidated Voting Sites for APS & CNM Bond/Mill Levy Election Feb. 2

AMREP Building 333 Rio Rancho Blvd. NE, Rio Rancho
APS City Centre 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, 87110
APS Lincoln Complex 915 Locust St. SE, 87106
Arroyo Del Oso Elementary School 6504 Harper Dr. NE, 87109
Bern. County Clerks Annex 1500 Lomas Blvd, NW, 87104
Chaparral Elementary School 6325 Milne Rd NW, 87120
CNM Main Campus 1401 Basehart Rd. SE, 87106
CNM Montoya Campus 4700 Morris St NE, 87111
CNM South Valley Campus 5816 Isleta Blvd SW, 87105
CNM Westside Campus 10549 Universe Blvd NW, 87114
Corrales Elementary School 200 Target Road, Corrales, 87048
Del Norte High School 5323 Montgomery Blvd NE, 87109
Desiderio Community Center 117 Tribal Rd. 7039, ToHajiilee, NM, 87026
Highland High School 4700 Coal Ave SE, 87108
Jackson Middle School 10600 Indian School Rd NE, 87112
La Cueva High School 7801 Wilshire Ave NE, 87122
Los Ranchos Elementary School 7609 4th St NW, 87107
Manzano High School 12200 Lomas Blvd NE, 87112
Manzano Mesa Elementary School 801 Elizabeth St SE, 87123
McKinley Middle School 4500 Comanche Rd. NE, 87110
Montessori on the Rio Grande 1650 Gabaldon Dr NW, 87104
Montezuma Elementary School 3100 Indian School Rd NE, 87106
Onate Elementary School 12415 Brentwood Hills Blvd NE, 87112
Petroglyph Elementary School 5100 Marna Lynn Ave, NW, 87114
RFK Charter School 4300 Blake Rd SW, 87121
Rio Grande High School 2300 Arenal Rd SW, 87105
Rio Rancho CNM Campus 2601 Campus Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, 87144
Truman Middle School 9400 Benavides Rd SW, 87121
Valley High School 1505 Candelaria Rd NW, 87107
Vista Grande Community Center 15 La Madera Rd, Sandia Park, 87047
West Mesa High School 6701 Fortuna Rd NW, 87121
Zia Elementary School 440 Jefferson St NE, 87109

Source: http://www.aps.edu/community/school-improvements/r-r-documents/r-r-documents/polling-places-2016

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