Resolution: Aligning the University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Public Schools Spring Breaks

WHEREAS numerous University of New Mexico students, staff and faculty have dependents in the Public Schools; and

WHEREAS UNM and surrounding schools currently have different calendars for their spring breaks and the divergence of these calendars contributes to workplace and family disruptions, in addition to financial hardship, for many UNM students, staff and faculty; and

WHEREAS New Mexico State University, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico Tech, and Eastern New Mexico University have set precedents by aligning their spring breaks with their local school districts; now

THEREFORE be it resolved that the UNM Staff Council requests that the University of New Mexico’s Albuquerque and branch campuses actively pursue mutually agreeable dates for spring breaks with surrounding public school districts, including Albuquerque Public Schools.