On Tuesday, voters in San Miguel and Mora counties will go to the polls to elect school board members. We urge people to do their duty.
In recent years, school boards in New Mexico have lost some of their powers. They don’t have hiring authority other than picking a superintendent. That’s a good thing; we don’t want elected bodies getting into the day-to-day process of hiring new employees.
At the same time, boards still have much authority over the purse strings. And this is a vitally important responsibility.