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In accordance with the New Mexico Constitution, Article 15, Open Meetings Act request you distributed, or broadcast the attached Notice of Regular Meeting as appropriate.




NMSBVI Board of Regents


May 25, 2023


A regular meeting of the New Mexico School for the Blind & Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) Board of Regents will be held Thursday, May 25, 2023.   The open meeting of the Board of Regents will convene at 10:00 a.m. at the NMSBVI Campus in the Linda Lyle Administration Building at 1900 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310.

Any individual who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting should make their request at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible.


The agenda and public notice are available on the NMSBVI web page at at least 72 hours prior to the published meeting date.  Anyone wishing a print or braille copy of the agenda or needing any of the above accommodations may contact Kim Chavez at

Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats.  Please contact the Office of the Superintendent at 1-575-439-4419 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed, or if you would like information to participate in the  meeting.








1900 White Sands Blvd.


10:00 a.m., MAY 25, 2023



  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance – United States of America
  3. Introduction of Guests
  4. Announcements – Board Comments
  5. Input
  1. Public Input
  2. Parent Input


  1. Board Activities
  1. Agenda (Action)
  2. Minutes, Regular Meeting April 6, 2023(Action)
  3. Superintendent’s Report


  1. Business and Finance
  1. Investment Report – February & March, 2023 (Action)
  2. Statement of Net Position – February & March, 2023 (Action)
  3. Statement of Cash Flow – February & March, 2023 (Action)
  4. Board Chart – February & March, 2023 (Action) 
  5. Final Approval of the FY24 Operating Budget &  FY23 Final Budget Adjustments (Action)
  6. Disposition of Fixed and Non-Fixed Assets (Action)


  1. Policies & Procedures

A.Revision of NMSBVI Policy 155, Sexual Harassment

B. Revision to NMSBVI Policy 522.6, Wellness Health Services (5/26/22)


  1. Other Items:
  1. Personnel Report
  2. 2023-2024 Residential and ECP School Calendars (Action)
  3. 2023-2024 Board of Regents Meeting Calendar (Action)
  4. Revision to 2023-2024 Student/Parent Handbook, Residential (Action)
  5. Laws of 2023, Chapter 210, Section 6, Items 15, 16 and 17:  LPB Health Benefits and Life Insurance Assessment invoice in the amount of $514,414.06  (Action)
  6. HED and Board of Finance Construction Approval – Superintendent’s Residence (Action)
  7. HED and Board of Finance Construction Approval – Residential Cottage (Action)
  8. HED 2024 Summer Hearings Funding Request – Early Childhood Program (ECP) Preschool Phase I (Bus Loop/Parking Lot), Phase II (New Kitchen and Cafeteria/Gym/Multi-Purpose Room) (Action)
  9. Additional Design Fees – Early Childhood Program (ECP) Expansion Project (Action)
  10. Additional Project Costs – Shades Structures for the New Playground Construction Project at the Alamogordo Campus (Action)
  11. Capital Projects Update
  12. Program Updates/Quarterly Reports
  13. NMSBVI Foundation Report


  1. Major Focus:  Lunch with Students in Dining Room


  1. Executive Session - May be closed pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section 10-15-1 (H)(2) (Action) 
  1. Limited Personnel Issues

1.Superintendent Patricia Beecher’s Evaluation/Contract


  1. Other Items
  1. Superintendent Patricia Beecher’s Evaluation/Contract (Action) 


  1. Information to the Board
  1. Board Meeting Schedule
  2. Policy 030 Public and Parent Input During Board of Regents’ Meetings
  3. Investment Policy 345
  4. NMSBVI Acronyms
  5. Routine Board of Regents Approval
  6. Report of Revenue and Expenditures – February & March, 2023
  7. 12 Month Employee Contracts
  8. Correspondence/Newspaper Articles
  9. Supplementary Packet
  1. Activity Fund Checklist – February & March, 2023
  2. General Fund Checklist – February & March, 2023


  1. Adjournment




Schedules and Minutes
2023-2024 Board Meeting Schedule


Board of Regents