At tonight’s Albuquerque Public School’s Board of Education meeting, the board of education announced that Superintendent Scott Elder will step down as APS superintendent effective June 30, 2024.

“We wish Superintendent Elder well in his future endeavors and thank him for his decades of service to Albuquerque Public Schools,” said NewMexicoKidsCAN Executive Director, Amanda Aragon.“This is an incredibly important time for the students and families of Albuquerque. It is imperative that we, as a community, turn our attention to supporting the board of education in selecting a leader that can deliver the educational progress our city needs.”

Superintendent Elder was hired to run the district in March 2021, following his service as interim-superintendent after the retirement of Raquel Reedy. In 2022, the board voted to approve a pay raise but chose not to extend his contract.There is a new sense of urgency at the state’s largest school district. At the beginning of the year the board approved four new goals to improve student outcomes. These goals promise at least a 10 percentage point increase in math and reading for the district’s most underperforming students.


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