Tag Archives: Albuquerque Public Schools

The Line: Some APS Schools Have Elevated Lead Levels

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June 14, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the Albuquerque Public Schools response to elevated lead levels found in many elementary schools’ sinks and faucets. The district volunteered almost 70 schools for testing, but did not immediately disclose the results. Now, parents and teachers are concerned about exposure of children to the tainted water, and concerned for themselves.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

For Further Reading:

Bellehaven sinks had highest level of lead in water – by Shelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal

High levels of lead found in water samples from Albuquerque Public Schools KOAT

Staff worried before tests showed high lead levels – by Shelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Albuquerque Public Schools Special Mail-In Election

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January 17, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line panelists look at Albuquerque Public School’s mail-in election, which seeks a property tax increase to pay for renovating and repairing aging schools and updating security, technology and educational equipment. Are mail-in ballots the wave of the future?


Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Cathryn McGill, founder/director, NM Black History Organizing Committee
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Student Trial Lawyers Association


For Further Reading:

Where the APS bond money would go – Albuquerque Journal

APS Mail-In Election Forum – hosted by KANW Radio, Albuquerque; sponsored by The League of Women Voters; recorded by New Mexico PBS