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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


December 7, 2023


A regular meeting of the New Mexico School for the Blind & Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) Board of Regents will be held Thursday, December 7, 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., December 7, 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 of October 12, 2023 (Action)
  3. Superintendent’s Report


  1. Business and Finance:
  1. Investment Report – September, 2023 (Action)
  2. Statement of Net Position – September, 2023 (Action)
  3. Statement of Cash Flow – September, 2023 (Action)
  4. Board Chart – September, 2023 (Action) 


  1. Procurement & Capital Projects Update
  1. Capital Projects Report
  2. Purchase of up to Three (3) Suburban’s for NMSBVI Alamogordo Campus (Action)




  1. Policies & Procedures:
  1. Review to NMSBVI Policy 025, Evaluation of the Superintendent (12/08/22) (Action)
  2. Revision to NMSBVI Policy 150, Alcohol and Drug-Free School/Campuses and Work Place (12/08/22) (Action)
  3. New NMSBVI Policy 156, Gender-Inclusive (12/07/23)  (Action)
  4. Review to NMSBVI Policy 519, Student Internet Policy (12/08/22) (Action)
  5. Revision to NMSBVI Policy 524.1, Diabetes Management in the Schools (5/14/20) (Action)


  1. Other Items:
  1. Personnel Report
  2. Program Updates/ Quarterly Reports
  3. Annual Performance Measures
  1. NMSBVI Foundation Report
  2. Discussion regarding Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations (Action to be determined)
  3. Discussion regarding the Board of Regents Representative on the Foundation Board (Action)


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

A. Limited Personnel Issues

1.  Review Interview Questions presented by the Search Committee

2.Review of Applications for the Selection of Finalist for the Superintendent’s Position



  1. Other Items - Continued:

G.Finalize the Superintendent Search Interview Timeline

H.FinalizeQuestions for Superintendent Interview


  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’ Approvals
  6. Report of Revenue and Expenditures – September, 2023
  7. Correspondence/Newspaper Articles
  8. Supplementary Packet
  1. Activity Fund Checklist – September, 2023
  2. General Fund Checklist –  September, 2023


  1. Adjournment




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