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2019/2020 Board Meetings  


Listed are the regularly scheduled 2019-2020 Board of Education meetings.  All meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the boardroom of the Student Support Center, 640 Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico; meetings held outside the boardroom will be at 6PM as indicated.  Agenda items are due in the Superintendents’ Office at 4:00 p.m. on days listed below. NO EXCEPTIONS! (*denotes change because of a holiday) Per NMSA 1978, Sections 10-15-1-4, an agenda will be available seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting.  Should there be a need for an emergency meeting the Attorney General’s Office will received a copy of the agenda.                                                                  

                                                                                                              (Board Approved: May 7, 2019)     


Meeting Dates


Location of Meeting


  Time            Agenda Items Due



  July 15, 2019


Board Room


  6:00PM           July 8, 2019


  August 6, 2019

Board Room

  6:00PM           July 29, 2019


 August 26, 2019

Board Room

  6:00PM           August 19, 2019


  September 16, 2019

Thoreau Mid

  6:00PM           September 9, 2019


  October 7, 2019

Board Room

  6:00PM           September 30, 2019


  October 28, 2019

Tohatchi Elem

  6:00PM           October 21, 2019


  November 18, 2019

Board Room

  6:00PM           November 8, 2019


  December 16, 2019

Board Room

  6:00PM           December 9, 2019


  January 6, 2020 -canceled

Board Room

  6:00PM           December 30, 2019


  January 21, 2020

Board Room

  6:00PM           January 13, 2020


 *February 18, 2020

David Skeet Elem

  6:00PM           February 10, 2020


  March 9, 2020

Board Room

  6:00PM           March 2, 2020


  March 30, 2020

Navajo Mid

  6:00PM           March 23, 2020


  April 20, 2020

Board Room

  6:00PM           April 13, 2020


  May 11, 2020

Board Room

  6:00PM           May 4, 2020


  June 1, 2020

Board Room

  6:00PM           May 25, 2020


  June 22, 2020

Board Room

  6:00PM           June 15, 2020

Middle College High Settlement
Patrick Mason Lawsuit

Lawsuit of Patrick Mason against GMCS

We appreciate Judge DePauli’s ruling in favor of Gallup-McKinley County Schools today, August 24, 2018. Patrick Mason sued GMCS in an attempt to force us to provide transportation for a new charter school, called Hózhó Academy that Mr. Mason founded. Had GMCS lost the case, we would have had to alter drop-off and pick-up times for your students’ busses, change school start and end times, and stop some transportation for some of our students. These changes would have negatively affected thousands of our GMCS students and families during the school year.

We will continue to advocate and fight for our GMCS students and families against these frivolous lawsuits that clearly challenge our rights as a District, and established state law. We appreciate other charter schools in our community that understand and follow the law, use their dollars wisely, and serve students while standing independently on their own.  

GMCS will continue to utilize social media platforms instantly to reach thousands of community members to share GMCS announcements, student/staff recognitions and important information. We will also begin to use social media platforms to keep the public informed of the GMCS stance on important matters while also debunking any false claims by individuals, entities and the media against our school district.

We thank you for your support of Gallup-McKinley County Schools and appreciate the opportunity to serve students across our great county.

Public documents concerning this case can be found below:

2019-2020 Resolution
Asbestos Hazard Response Act