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Vote on Higher Education Bond D

Aug 28, 2018

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), along with other higher education schools, colleges, universities and specialty schools, is included in the New Mexico General Obligation Bond D for Higher Education (GO Bond D) request that the voters will see on the ballot in November 2018. IAIA is asking for $800,000 to complete the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) in the Academic building. The Academic building houses classrooms, several studios like jewelry, ceramics, painting, and others, plus faculty and staff offices. The HVAC system is an integral component for students and faculty. The GO Bond D funds will also assist with making changes to the IAIA campus to ensure that it is ADA compliant.

These critical improvements will provide better climate control and energy efficiency in the Academic building and with the ADA compliant improvements, the campus and its classrooms will aid with student maneuverability, better visual, hearing, and learning systems—systems that have been reviewed and approved by the Governor’s Commission on Disability.

About GO Bond D

GO Bond Funding is critical because in most cases, it is the only source of funding New Mexico’s colleges, universities, and specialty schools have to make these kinds of needed investments and renovations. A strong system of higher education is something that all New Mexicans can support, regardless of their political affiliation. A vote for GO Bond D will prepare students and give them the skills and knowledge they need to become our next generation of leaders—without raising taxes.

Please vote for GO Bond D on the November 2018 ballot. For more information visit

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