INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – Ronalda Tome-Warito, Diné, was elected to represent the board’s District 2 seat in November 2023. She officially took office on Jan. 3 and was internally elected as the board’s vice president. APS is the largest of New Mexico’s school districts, serving around a fourth of the state’s public school students. According to APS data, American Indian and Alaska Native students make up 5.4 percent of total students across all schools in the district. Part of the board’s duties are to approve the district’s budget, set policy items and employ the superintendent.
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