Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Excellence a District 3 Focus.

Byline: Andrea Schoellkopf Journal Staff Writer

School excellence has long been an issue for residents in Bernalillo Public Schools District 3.

Residents of Placitas have sent their children elsewhere when they weren't happy with what they found in the local school district.

"They have voted with their feet," said board member Margaret Palumbo, the incumbent in the District 3 board race Tuesday. "What's changed is they (parents) are not leaving. They are impressed with the middle school."

District 3 includes high-cost homes in the foothills of Placitas, agricultural areas along the Rio Grande in Algodones and the Santa Ana Pueblo, whose gaming and new resort hotels are helping to guide the area's economic development. …

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