Joint Public Service Announcement

Joint Public Service Announcement
Posted on 08/09/2019
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JOINT PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
ALAMOGORDO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
And
OTERO COUNTY CLERK
August 9, 2019


On August 8, 2019, the Alamogordo Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) discovered that Board Member Carol Teweleit, elected by BOE District 5 voters and representing that district since March 2017, actually resides in BOE District 4. The discrepancy was found during a review of the BOE district boundaries map in preparation for the upcoming November local election. The BOE immediately brought the discrepancy to the attention of the Otero County Clerk, Robyn Holmes, who confirmed the error.

BOE President Tim Wolfe and Superintendent Jerrett Perry have been working and will continue to work with County Clerk Holmes to correct the problem in accordance with applicable law and guidance from the NM Secretary of State's Office. As of the time of this announcement, the following actions have been taken:

  • Ms. Teweleit has resigned from the BOE.
  • BOE District assignments for the affected address(es) will be corrected in the Otero County Clerk's database.
  • The BOE will appoint a District 5 Board member within the next 45 days.
  • BOE District 5 may be added to the November 5th, 2019 election ballot if time constraints on the election setup process allow for the change.

This announcement is being issued because of our commitment to being transparent with our constituency and getting this information disseminated to the community as soon as possible.

The Otero County Clerk sincerely apologizes for the error and its impact on the Alamogordo School District and Ms. Teweleit.

The Alamogordo School Board and Superintendent Perry wish to thank Ms. Teweleit for her faithful and conscientious Board service to the students and staff of Alamogordo Public Schools and to the Alamogordo community over the past two and a half years.

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