APS discusses budget cuts, announces public forum

APS main headquarters
APS main headquarters

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent says some hard decisions will have to be made when it comes to the district’s budget.

The crisis is the result of a state deficit stemming from lower oil prices.

In a letter to parents on the APS website, Raquel Reedy says the board is still trying to crunch the numbers, but that she’s committed to try to keep cuts away from the classroom.

The board has been discussing ways that APS can tighten its belt, including consolidating schools with low enrollment, and possible layoffs.

In a new development, APS is inviting the public to a forum to weigh in on the district’s budget shortfall. They’re hoping to gather input from the staff, parents, students and community members.

APS wants ideas and help to determine where funds will be spent.

The forum is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m.at APS headquarters in Uptown.

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