LAPS: School Board

Vision: We will lead by example and govern a school district in which every child is inspired and learns to his/her full potential.

School Board Members: Ellen Specter, Christine Bernstein,  Melanie Colgan, Dawn Jalbert and Stephen Boerigter

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Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of the month. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Board Meetings are currently held virtually.

Board President: Melanie Colgan - District 4 -

Board Vice President:  Ellen Specter - District 1  -   •  Photo and Years Served

Board Secretary:  Dawn Jalbert - District 5  -  • Photo and Years Served

Board Member: Christine Bernstein - District 3  -  • Photo and Years Served

Board Member:  Stephen Boerigter - District 2  -   • Photo and Years Served

Questions or Need Help? Contact Lena Jaramillo at or (505) 663-2228.

The policies and regulation are in PDF format.  You will need a PDF viewer to read them.  The latest version of Adobe Reader is recommended.  This is free to download.

Policy SeriesDefinition
1000 Community Relations Communications with the Public
Participation by the Public
Public Activities involving Staff, Students, and School Facilities
Relations between Local, State, Regional and National
Non-School Sponsored Activities
2000 Administration Central Administrative and Supervisory Personnel
Temporary and Part-Time Administrative Personnel
Administrative Operations
3000 Business & Non Instructional Operations Finance
Non-Instructional Operations
4000 PersonnelAll Personnel
Licensed Personnel
Classified Personnel
5000 Students Elementary and Secondary
Special Education
6000 InstructionElementary and Secondary
8000 Internal Board OrganizationOrganization
Methods of Operation
Responsibilities of the School Board

Open Meeting Policy
Certificate as to Open Meeting Policy  •  Board Bylaws Establishing Standards for Reasonable Public Notice of Meetings.
Please visit the Board Policies & Regulations.  •  9341 School Board Meetings  •  9342 Special School Board Meetings  •  9345 Executive Meeting

Student Liaisons for 2020-2021


  • Logan Black
  • Shena Han
  • Audrey Nolen


  • Elizabeth Booton
  • Nina Johnson
  • DeJahn Tafoya

Los Alamos Public Schools are focused on:
Student Well-Being   •   Student Learning   •   Teacher and Staff Well-Being and Excellence   •   Fiscal Responsibility   •   Quality Facilities   •   Innovative Leadership   •   Communications and Collaboration   •   Integrated Technology