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Help Students & Staff Thrive In This Digital Era

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Los Lunas Schools is holding a 3 Mill Levy Special Election to help fund technology in our district. The deadline to mail in your ballot is August 13, 2024.

What is the 3 Mill Levy?

The 3 Mill Levy dedicates a small percentage of property taxes for the district to maintain and stay up-to-date with technology.

How 3 Mill is used today?

  • District school buildings require new cabling and network equipment at least once every 15-20 years for 15+ district sites.  (Although the district utilizes E-Rate funding for these projects, the district still must put up 80-90% of the overall cost, which runs into millions of dollars in overall.  Each project can be several hundreds of thousands of dollars for the total cost.) 
  • Servers, Wi-Fi equipment, and network equipment must be refreshed periodically, typically at least every 5-8 years.

  • Primary source of funding for student & staff iPads and MacBooks (~10,000 devices) with an estimated 5-yr lifecycle for iPads and 1,800 MacBooks are purchased for high school students every 2 years. MacBooks and iPads also provided for all teachers and most staff.

  • Staff PCs, audio/visual components from projectors, large displays, and support for Interactive Flat Panels.

  • District Server Infrastructure (40-50 servers)

  • WiFi Infrastructure – Controller and access points must be refreshed every 5-7 years.

  • All network components such as routers, servers, Wi-Fi Infrastructure, district firewall.

  • Annual warranties for core network components in the event of a hardware failure.

Subscriptions paid from 3 Mill?

  • Online Data Backup for core server disaster recovery

  • Anti-virus, anti-spam, and cyber security platform for decreasing phishing, cyber threats, and increasing staff awareness and safety

  • JAMF mobile device management for all (~10,000) Apple devices

  • iiQ Ticketing system for tracking tech work orders, device asset and fees tracking

  • Funding support for PowerSchool to help maintain student & staff information system

  • Cloud-based, certificate-based WiFi device authentication for improved Wi-Fi network security

  • Destiny hosted library application

  • E-Rate consultants to ensure E-Rate funding is properly managed and that the district is receiving maximum available funding

  • Student and staff account provisioning to optimize our ability to manage student and staff accounts, technology equipment, and services

  • Cloud-based printing services

Risks without 3 Mill?

Already impacted:

  • T-Mobile student hotspot program terminated, December 2023 due to our desire to eliminate any excess spending

  • Delayed multiple network cabling and electronics upgrades

  • Cutbacks on any non-critical IT equipment expenses

Long-term potential risks:

  • Longer device lifecycles for staff & students, resulting in staff and students having to use old or outdated devices

  • Potential increases for 1-1 device fees annually to students & families

  • Potential increases for student device repair fees

  • Inability to maintain current and robust network, WiFi, devices, and systems technologies as these components may not be refreshed as frequently as needed

Will my taxes increase?

No! Your taxes will NOT increase. The 3 Mill Levy maintains current taxes.

How do I vote?

The 3 Mill Levy Special Election is mail-in only. All you have to do is postmark your ballot by August 13, 2024.

Other Events & News

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Price Reduced!

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We believe that every child deserves a bright and healthy future! Located near Century High School, our Kiddie Cats Daycare offers a safe and nurturing environment for young minds to grow and learn. The hours of operation are 6:45am to 5:00pm. Apply online today! Once you submit the application, you will be notified when there is an opening for your child.

Program Features:

  • ECECD licensed daycare
  • Highly trained staff
  • Play-based learning with Frog Street Curriculum
  • ECECD Childcare Assistance accepted


  • $600 per month for children ages 6 weeks to 12 months old
  • $500 per month for children ages 12 months to 36 months old

Director: Debbie McLain

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For the 2024-2025 School Year

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If you would like your student to attend a school that is NOT within their assigned school boundary for the 2024-2025 school year, please complete this online transfer request form as soon as possible. 

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Begins May 28, 2024

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Los Lunas Schools will be providing FREE summer meals (Breakfast & Lunch):

  • Dates: May 28-July 19, 2024
  • Breakfast:
    7:00am-9:00am at Los Lunas High School and Valencia High School
    8:00am-9:00am at Los Lunas Elementary
  • Lunch:
    11:00am-12:30pm at Los Lunas High School, Valencia High School and Los Lunas Elementary
    11:30am-12:30pm at Daniel Fernandez Park
    11:30am-12:00pm at Meadowlake Community Center
  • Free for those 18 years and younger
  • Adults:
    Breakfast is $3.00
    Lunch is $5.00


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Generous Shoe Donations For Students

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KRQE Cares brought smiles to the faces of students at Ann Parish Elementary through a generous donation of shoes. The initiative, through the local television station KRQE News 13, aims to address a pressing need among the students, providing them with comfortable and appropriate footwear.

KRQE Cares, which is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families in need, collaborated with Ann Parish Elementary to organize the event.

Lisa Begay, the principal at Ann Parish Elementary, said each student went home with a new pair of shoes, socks, books, snacks, and a hygiene it.

"The station was here recently and measured their feet and now they’re here today with about 400 pairs of shoes for the kids to choose from,” said Mrs. Begay. “It’s great to see the smiles on their faces.”

400 shoe boxes

Ann Parish Elementary, a Title 1 school, serves a diverse population of students. Among the challenges they face is access to adequate footwear, which can have a significant impact on a child’s well-being and overall school experience. Recognizing this need, KRQE Cares stepped in to make a meaningful difference in their lives.

Through their network of community partners and donors, KRQE Cares was able to secure an impressive collection of brand-new shoes in various sizes and styles suitable for children of different ages.

“We’ve been doing this for over a decade,” explained Bill Anderson, the general manager of KRQE News 13. “We started with larger school districts and have expanded to smaller ones, and we are thrilled to help the students here at Ann Parish.”

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The generous donations from KRQE Cares serve as an inspiring reminder that small acts of kindness can have a profound impact on the lives of individuals and communities. By acknowledging the unique challenges faced by Title 1 schools, the program takes proactive steps to address them and plays a vital role in empowering students to succeed.

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Various Sports For LLS Kids


Lady Tigers Youth Basketball Camp:

  • June 3 & 4, 2024
  • LLHS Gym
  • Two days of instruction, fundamentals/drills, team games/contests, camp t-shirt
  • Cost: $60 per camper (if registering the day of camp, registration begins at 8:30am) or $50 per camper for same household/family member discount
  • Register Online (online registration ends May 31, 2024)
  • For more information, call Coach Manny Vigil at (505) 715-9499 or Michelle Garland at (505) 639-0595
  • Session 1: 9am-Noon for incoming first grade to 4th grade girls
  • Session 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm for incoming 5th grade to 8th grade girls

LLHS Youth Wrestling Camp:

  • June 7 & 8, 2024 (cash concession stand available)
  • Girls and boys 5th grade and older
  • Location: LLHS
  • Cost: $50 per child
  • June 7:
    Registration: 2pm-3pm; 1st Session: 3pm-5pm
  • June 8:
    2nd Session: 9am-11am
    Lunch: 11am-1:30pm ($5 - lunch is optional: hot dog, chips, drink)
    3rd Session: 1:30pm-3pm
  • Register by email to Coach Steve Chavez
  • Camp will feature NMHU Coach Chris Freije

LLHS Tigerettes Youth Summer Dance Camp:

  • June 12& 13, 2024
  • June 14 is the Showcase Performance at 11:00am
    Day One: Grease
    Day Two: Cowgirl Day
    Day Three: Tiger Day 
    Remember to dress for each of these days
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm (check-in at 12:30pm)
  • LLHS Main Gym
  • Grades Pre-K to 6th
  • Cost: $65 per child - pay via Venmo, cash or check (snacks and drinks provided, but each child must bring their own water bottle and each student receives a t-shirt)
  • Register online

LLHS Cheer Youth Camp:

  • Ages 5-13
  • June 15, 2024
  • 9:00am to 11:30am
  • Learn cheers, dances, jumps, stunts, motions, and tumbling
  • Cost: $50 per child (includes lunch & snacks); Pay via Venmo: "LLHS CHEER"
  • Wear tiger colors and flat sole shoes
  • Register Online

VHS & LLHS Basketball Camp:

The Los Lunas High School and Valencia High School Boys Basketball Teams will be holding the 3rd Annual Big Cat Youth Basketball Camp:

  • June 25 & 26, 2024
  • 8:00am to Noon
  • Valencia High School
  • Boys and girls: 3rd grade to incoming 8th graders.
  • Cost: $40 per camper (those who register early will receive a camp t-shirt)
    You may pay via Venmo or make checks payable to Valencia High School Boys Basketball Booster Club
  • You must register online

Contact Jesse Hathoot or P. Gabaldon if you have any questions.

VHS Girls Soccer Skills Camp:

  • Pre-K to 6th grade
  • June 28, 2024
  • 8:30am-Noon
  • VHS Soccer Field
  • Cost: $30 per child
    (Venmo: @kimberlychavez10)
    Discount for early registration and multiple campers (before June 15, 2024)
  • Register online