RGF provides comment for KOAT 7 Albuquerque Public Schools bond story

Albuquerque area voters will be asked to vote this November on a $290 million bond measure for APS. KOAT Channel 7 did a story in which they talked to APS about the real issues at some local schools and the District’s mismanagement of those facilities.

Although many of my remarks did not make the story, the District has not fundamentally changed the way it does business. It has not called for reform of New Mexico’s costly Davis-Bacon law, they have not closed any surplus schools (due to the District’s plummeting student population), and they have not considered cost saving measures like abandonment of LEED Standards or modular construction.