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Registered Voters look for an Important Ballot!

Each Registered Voter in the Hatch Valley Public School District will be mailed a ballot Jan. 8th

The ballot will come from the Dona Ana County Clerk

Voting YES Will Not Increase Your Taxes

 Please return it by Tuesday, February 5th (mail-in ballot) for SB-9 for Hatch Valley Public Schools,


How Do I Vote?


The ballot can be dropped off at the County Clerk’s Office 845 N. Motel Blvd, Las Cruces, NM or returned via US Mail.


 The voting shall be by mail ballot only. There will be NO polling places for the election.


The ballot shall be mailed to each registered voter in the district

by January 8, 2019 and must be returned by February 5, 2019.


What is the Two-Mill Capital Improvements Levy (SB-9), and why is it important?


The Public School Capital Improvements Tax (known as SB-9 or the two-mill levy), provides an ongoing source of funding for routine school maintenance, improving school grounds, building, remodeling, furnishings, computers, software and technology infrastructure. These projects protect the taxpayers’ investment in our buildings and assure they are safe, functional places for teaching and learning. School districts must ask the voters to reauthorize the tax every six years. Mill levy funds cannot be used for school district staff salaries.


Will my taxes increase? NO


No your taxes will NOT increase, this election is for the continuance of the existing two mill levy. Taxes will not increase upon passage of the SB-9 Bond.


How much money does the mill levy provide?

The Capital Improvements Mill Levy generates revenue equal to two mills ($2) per $1,000 of taxable value of property within the school district. (If approved by the voters the Hatch Valley Public  Schools will receive over $150,000 for maintanence & repair plus a state match)

How is this different from a bond issue?

The two-mill levy is not the same as a bond issue – they are two different things and both are important: Bond Issues fund major projects such as building schools or paying for classroom additions or major renovations. On the other hand, Two Mill Levy provides ongoing funding to maintain school facilities.

What happens if the mill levy does not pass?

Crucial building maintenance would either not be performed or would have to be paid for by taking operational money out of the classroom.

In addition, districts would lose matching funds (up to 75% per year, depending on local tax collections) provided by the state to districts whose voters have approved levying the capital improvements tax.




The HVPS School Board is

currently taking applications for our :

Superintendent Vacancy

 2019-20 School Year

(Click on link above for application information)


The NM Public Education Department recently funded $10,000 awards for  math and science teachers who scored Exemplary and all other Exemplary content teachers $5,000.  On Wed. November 14th the Hatch Valley Public Schools Board of Education had the honor of recognizing  Gabriela Dominguez and Latisha Zamora for their Exemplary work with our middle school students.




Central Office & Board Meetings

219 E. Hill Street

(formerly the DACC Hatch Learning Center)


The Next Regular School Board Meeting 

January 16th, 2019








click the link above

Middle School Math Teacher

Substitute Teachers

Substitute Bus Drivers

Superintendent-see link top left



School Calendar 2018-19

FREE All Day Preschool all 4 Year Olds!

The Building Blocks for Kindergarten!!

Now Accepting NEW Students in January 2019

4 years old by Aug 30th, 2018

State Certified Teachers

Assistants in all classrooms

  Transportation Provided!

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Music, Art, PE , Library

Field Trips, Fun and More!


Contact Garfield Elementary

Sonia Rodriguez or Brandy Holguin for more details

 (575) 267-8280 











219 E. Hill St., Hatch, NM 87937 | PO Box 790, Hatch, NM 87937 | Phone: (575) 267-8200 | Fax: (575) 267-8202
The Hatch Valley Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies or 504 questions: Linda Hale – Superintendent - PO Box 790 - 219 E. Hill St - Hatch, NM 87937. Title IX Questions Please Contact: Anthony Bastine - PO Box 790 - 170 E. Herrera - Hatch, NM 87937 - (575) 267-8230 | Resources for the Homeless: Carla Yaw – - (575) 267-8200 - 219 E. Hill St - Hatch, NM 87937