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A regular meeting of the New Mexico School for the Blind & Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) Board of Regents will be held Thursday, May 21, 2020 The open meeting of the Board of Regents will convene at 9:00 a.m. and will be by way of conference telephone or similar communications equipment, to be originated at the NMSBVI Campus in the Linda Lyle Board Room #134 at 1900 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, NM 88310.

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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 directions to the meeting location.

Click here to download a Word Document version of the Public Notice for May 21, 2020

NMSBVI Board of Regents Meeting Agendas


1900 White Sands Blvd.


9:00 a.m., MAY 21, 2020



I. Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance – United States of America

III. Introduction of Guests

IV. Announcements – Board Comments

V. Input
  A. Public Input
  B. Parent Input

VI. Board Activities
  A. Agenda (Action)
  B. Minutes, Regular Meeting April 16, 2020 (Action)
  C. Superintendent’s Report

VII. Business and Finance
  A. Investment Report – March, 2020 (Action)
  B. Statement of Net Position – February & March, 2020 (Action)
  C. Statement of Cash Flow – February & March, 2020 ( (Action)
  D. Board Chart – February & March, 2020 (Action)

VIII. The Rutherford Group, LLC. - Jeremy Rutherford and Deborah Condit

IX. Policies & Procedures
  A. Review of NMSBVI Policy 155, Sexual Harassment (04/18/19) (Action)
  B. Revision to NMSBVI Policy 415, Family and Medical Leave of Absence (9/08/16) (Action)
  C. New NMSBVI Policy 524.1, Diabetes Management in Schools (05/21/20) (Action)

X. Other Items:
  A. Personnel Report
  B. Program Updates/Quarterly Reports
  C. IDEA-B Application for 2020-2021 and BARs(Action)
  D. Instructional Material FY20-21 Carryover (Action)
  E. Implementation of the Asset Allocation Transition Plan, recommended phases provided by RVK, Inc.(Action)
  F. Revision to 2020-2021 Student/Parent Handbook, Residential (Action)
  G. Superintendent’s Residence Schematic Design
  H. Update on Garrett and Sacramento Dorms
  I. Capital Projects Update
  J. NMSBVI Foundation Report

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

A. Limited Personnel Issues
       1. Acting Superintendent Patricia Beecher’s Evaluation/Contract

XII. Other Items:
  A. Superintendent Patricia Beecher’s Evaluation/Contract

XIII. Information to the Board
  A. Board Meeting Schedule
  B. Policy 030 Public and Parent Input During Board of Regents’ Meetings
  C. Investment Policy 345
  D. NMSBVI Acronyms
  E. Report of Revenue and Expenditures – February and March, 2020
  F. 12 Month Employee Contracts
  G. Correspondence/Newspaper Articles
  H. Supplementary Packet
       1. Activity Fund Checklist – March, 2020
       2. General Fund Checklist – March, 2020

XIV. Adjournment
The NMSBVI Board of Regents attempts to follow the order of the items as listed on the agenda. However, it should be noted that the order of specific items are tentative, and may vary from the printed agenda.


Downloadable document of May 21, 2020 Agenda


Schedules and Minutes
2020-2021 Board Meeting Schedule



For more information, please contact:
Kim Chavez
1900 N. White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: (575) 439-4419 Fax: (575) 439-4411
Email: Kim Chavez








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