Board of Education

The Zuni Board of Education is comprised of  five elected members whom reside in the Zuni Community who serve the educational needs and interests of the Zuni Public School District.  Board members serve alternating four year terms.  

The powers of the Board of Education lie in its action as a public body.  Although a member of the board of education is a public officer, that person has no authority or power individually.  By law, the Board of Education is charged with employment of the Superintendent, making policies and approving the district's budget.  The board and its members do not address personnel issues other than those related specifically to the Superintendent.  The board works with the Superintendent to shape the strategic direction of the district based on five district goals.  

For the purpose of organization of the Board, the Board shall at its first regular meeting in March of each odd numbered year administer the oath of office to newly elected members and elect from its membership a President, vice-president, and secretary. 

Board Meetings

The Board shall determine at least annually in a public meeting what notice for a public meeting is reasonable when applied to the School District.
 

The Board shall transact all business at official meetings of the Board.  These may be either regular or special meetings, defined as follows:
 

         Regular meeting - A meeting of the members of a local school board at which at least a quorum is present,                                                      about which notice has been published and at which normal school district business is                                                      transacted.
 

         Special meeting - an official legal-action meeting called between scheduled regular meetings to consider only                                               specifically identified topics.
 

A local school board shall hold at least one (1) regular meeting each month of the calendar year. 
 

Every meeting of the Board, regular or special, shall be open to the public except for an executive session that is held in accordance with state law.  A "meeting" is defined as the gathering of a quorum of members of a public body to propose or take legal action, including any deliberations with respect to such action, that has been properly noticed, pursuant to law.

Public Participation at Board Meetings

Forms

Forms shall be used to request for public input during a regular board meeting. The form is due by 12 noon, one week prior to a scheduled regular board meeting. Should you have any questions, contact the Superintendent's Office at 782-5511 ext. 6002.  Thank you

 

Public Input Request Form

 

Board Agenda Request Form

 

 

Meeting Schedules
Agendas & Minutes

School Board agendas and minutes are available as soon as possible.  Use the links below to select the meeting you would like to review.

 

Board Meeting Agendas

Approved Board Meeting

 

 

Minutes

Draft Meeting Minutes

 

 

Policies & Resources

B-2150     ©     BEDH  

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT BOARD MEETINGS

 

All regular and special meetings of the Board shall be open to the public.

 

The Board invites the viewpoints of citizens throughout the District, and considers the responsible presentation of these viewpoints vital to the efficient operation of the District.  The Board also recognizes its responsibility for the proper governance of the schools and therefore the need to conduct its business in an orderly and efficient manner.  The Board therefore establishes the following procedures to receive input from citizens of the District:

 

  • Public input comments will be heard in the first 30 minutes of Regular and/or Finance meetings.

 

  • Any individual desiring to address the Board shall complete a form (Request to Address Board) and submit this form to the Board Secretary immediately prior to the start of Regular and/or Finance Board meetings or submit it to Central Office during the week prior to the meeting. On-site Requests to Address the Board must be submitted no later than 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the Regular and/or Finance meeting and must pertain to published agenda items for that meeting. If the Board Secretary is absent from the meeting, the submissions will be managed by the Board President.

 

  • The Board Secretary may compile multiple submissions on a single topic that may constitute a group concern and request a spokesperson be selected for the group. In the event that a group submission is composed, the Board will take a tally of the number of attendants present to support the question or concern, which will be recorded in the Board minutes.

 

  • The Board President shall be responsible for recognizing speakers, maintaining proper order, and adhering to a time limit of thirty (30) minutes unless altered by Board action.  Comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per individual speaker and five (5) minutes for each group spokesperson.  In order to ensure that each individual has an opportunity to address the Board, the President may also set a lesser time limit for individual speakers based upon the length of the comment period and number of requests received.

 

  • Questions of fact asked by the public shall, when appropriate, be answered by the President or referred to the Superintendent for reply.  No action or discussion shall transpire among Board members regarding such questions or comments.  Questions requiring investigation shall be referred to the Superintendent for later report to the Board.  Questions or comments on matters that are currently under legal review will not receive a response.

 

  • Members of the public or invited guests may be recognized by the President to assist the Board with information for the conduct of its official business.

 

  • Personal attacks upon Board members, staff personnel, or other persons in attendance or absent by individuals who address the Board are discouraged.  Presenters are cautioned that statements or representations concerning others that convey an unjustly unfavorable impression may subject the presenter to civil action for defamation.  Policies KE, KEB, KEC, and KED are provided by the Board for disposition of legitimate complaints, including those involving individuals.

 

Adopted:  5/30/17                                          

LEGAL REF.:     10-15-1 NMSA

CROSS REF.:   BDB - Board Officers

    BHC - Board Communications with Staff Member

BHD - Board Communications with the Public

    KEB - Public Concerns/Complaints about Personnel

Meet the Board

Stephanie Vicenti

President

First elected on 3/1/15
Term Expires: 03/01/19

stephanie.vicenti@zpsd.org

Willard Zunie

Vice President

First Elected on 3/01/17
Term Expires: 03/01/21

willard.zunie@zpsd.org

Masika Sweetwyne

Secretary

Anthony O. Lucio

Board Member

First Elected on 3/01/15 
Term Expires: 03/01/19

masika.sweetwyne@zpsd.org

Jerome Haskie

Board Member

First Electeded on 03/01/17
Term Expires: 03/01/21

jerome.haskie@zpsd.org

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First Appointed on 9/27/17

Term Expires: 03/01/19

 

anthony.lucio@zpsd.org