DRNM has filed a group state complaint with the NMPED against Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) on behalf of 3 named clients and approximately 2,000 similarly-situated students who have been unable to access special education transportation services this school year.

APS serves an estimated 70,447 students. Approximately 23.3 percent, or 16,414, of APS students receive special education services.  Since the 2023-2024 school year began on August 3, 2023, many of these students have been without transportation to and from school. On August 30, 2023, an administrator from APS disclosed to DRNM that at Seven Bar Elementary (one of APS’s 143 schools), 31 students were not receiving the transportation services as detailed in their IEPs. Based upon further information and belief, APS is failing to provide special education transportation services to approximately 2,000 students whose IEPs indicate that they require this service.

Read the full redacted complaint here: https://drnm.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/APS-Redacted-Group-Complaint.pdf