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About Deming Public Schools
About Deming Public Schools
Deming Public Schools is a public school district headquartered in Deming, New Mexico. It is the fifteenth largest school district in New Mexico. Located 33 miles north of the US-Mexico border, it serves the City of Deming, the village of Columbus as well as other areas in rural Luna County.

The Deming district has 12 schools: one Pre-K school; six elementary schools; one sixth-grade school; one middle school (7th-8th); two high schools; and one college preparatory high school. DPS has 6 multi-age JUMP classrooms (K-2nd) in 4 elementary schools. The district also offers bilingual/dual-language programs and Preschool on many campuses.

Student enrollment is approximately 5,200 students.

Deming Public Schools is the largest employer in Luna County with approximately 813 employees.

District Mission Statement:
The Board of Education, staff, and community join forces to provide a high quality, comprehensive education for all Deming Public Schools students so that they will have the opportunity to prepare themselves to become productive, responsible, and culturally enriched citizens allowing them to meet the challenges of an ever-changing, global society.
IMPORTANT SAFETY UPDATES, District News, and Information
Deming Public Schools Capital Improvements Act Two-Mill Levy Tax Question Will Not Raise Property Taxes

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, a special election will be held within the Deming Public School District. There will be a question on the ballot to renew the Public School Capital Improvements Act Levy (two-mill levy). This is not a new tax, but a renewal that will not change your property tax bill. The two-mill levy is already set at $2.00 per $1,000.00 of net taxable value of a property, so a renewal cannot increase your property tax bill. The renewal will be for property tax years 2019 through 2024.

Re-authorization of the two-mill levy will mean funding for capital improvements that can be used for many purposes, including classroom furniture and equipment, student computers and technology, activity vehicles, playground equipment, roof repairs, ADA accessibility, and safety and security improvements. The two-mill levy funding cannot be used for salaries.

“The two-mill levy funds support the Facilities Master Plan which is developed with the input of stakeholders within the community of Deming and Luna County to prioritize capital projects within the district. Without these funds the district would not be able to continue updating learning or support facilities that are advantages to the educational growth of our students.” said DPS Chief Officer of Support Services Herb Borden.

All registered, qualified voters can vote on the two-mill levy question. Ballots will be by mail for this special election. Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters on or before January 8, 2019. Ballots must be received by the Luna County Clerk’s Office by February 5, 2019. If you did not receive your ballot, please contact the Luna County Clerk’s Office at (575) 546-0491, or visit them at 700 S. Silver, Deming, NM.

For additional information please contact Deming Public Schools at (575) 546-8841, or come to one of our three public meetings to discuss the upcoming election to renew the Public School Capital Improvement Tax. The first public meeting will be located at Bell Elementary, 100 E. Maple, Deming, NM on Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The second public meeting will be located at Bataan Elementary, 2200 Hwy 418 SW, Deming, NM on Thursday January 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. The last public meeting will be located at Columbus Elementary, 7450 Altura Rd SE, Columbus, NM Tuesday January 29, 29019 at 5:30 p.m.

Superintendent Dr. Arsenio Romero extends the following invitation: “Please join us at the public meetings so we can discuss the two-mill levy, answer any of your questions, and show you some of our successful projects with the funding.”

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Announcement from the Deming Public Schools Truancy Office
At Deming Public Schools, we recognize that attendance is vital for student’s academic success. In order to achieve this goal, we need your support. We are excited to announce that parents now have the option to email their child’s excuse to the schools attendance office.
Simply go to your student’s school website and click on the email link listed. Each school’s attendance clerk will check the email daily and verify with the parent that they sent the email.
Email addresses listed below:
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En las Escuelas Públicas de Deming, reconocemos que la asistencia es vital para el éxito académico
de los estudiantes. Para lograr este objetivo, necesitamos su apoyo. Estamos encantados de anunciar que los padres ahora tienen la opción de enviar por correo electrónico la excusa de su hijo a la oficina de asistencia de la escuela.
Simplemente vaya al sitio web de la escuela de su estudiante y haga clic en el enlace de correo electrónico que se indica. El empleado de asistencia de cada escuela revisará el correo electrónico diariamente y verificará con el padre que envió el correo electrónico.
Las direcciones de correo electrónico se enumeran a continuación:
Bataan Elementary: bat.attend@demingps.org

Bell Elementary: bell.attend@demingps.org

Chaparral Elementary: chap.attend@demingps.org

Columbus Elementary: col.attend@demingps.org

Memorial Elementary: mem.attend@demingps.org

Ruben S. Torres Elementary: rst.attend@demingps.org

Deming Intermediate School: dis.attend@demingps.org

Red Mountain Middle School: rmms.attend@demingps.org

Deming High School: dhs.attend@demingps.org

Mimbres Valley High School: mvhs.attend@demingps.org

Early College High School: echs.attend@demingps.org