Volume 3, Issue 2          July 2013         Quarterly
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Feature Article

"School districts are asked to review their facility data and send updated information to the Public School Facilities Authority (PSFA)."


Chris Aguilar,  




PSCOC Members


David Abbey,  

Director, Legislative Finance Committee     

PSCOC Chair  


Keith Gardner,  

Chief of Staff,  Office of the Governor,

PSCOC Vice-Chair,

Administration Maintenance and Standards Subcommittee


Joe Guillen,  

Executive Director,  NM School Boards Assoc

Chair, Awards Subcommittee   


Frances Maestas,   

Director,  Legislative Education Study Committee

Awards Subcommittee 


Tom Clifford,   

Secretary,  Department of Finance and Administration 

Chair, Administration Maintenance and Standards Subcommittee


Gene Gant,  


Public Education Commission,  

Administration Maintenance and Standards Subcommittee


Raul Burciaga,  

Director, Legislative Council Service,

Administration Maintenance and Standards Subcommittee


Paul Aguilar, 

Deputy Secretary, Finance & Operations,

Public Education Dept.

Awards Subcommittee


J. Dee Dennis, 

Superintendent Regulation and Licensing Division  

Awards Subcommittee







Next PSCOC Meeting :


Friday, Sept. 5  

9am - Noon 

State Capitol Bldg.   

(Subject to change)






Abbreviation Legend:


FAD = Facilities Assessment Database     


FCI = Facilities Condition Index    


SF = Square Footage    


ES = Elementary School


MS = Middle School


HS = High School 







PSCOC Quarterly Newsletter
July 30, 2013 
Project Showcase:
Tibbetts Middle School


Replacing an old school partially consisting of WPA-era barracks, the new Tibbetts Middle School in Farmington is a reflection of the active participation in the planning process by both school staff and community. This project was received PSCOC funding during the 2009-2010 award cycle and was completed in 2012 with a 650 student capacity ranging from Grades 6 through 8. The project came in four million dollars under budget and six weeks ahead of schedule. Total project cost was $22,433,479.00. It was constructed within the total gross square foot guidelines for a school of its type and enrollment and came in at about 190 square feet per student.


The project architect was Sanjay Engineer of Fanning Bard Tatum Architects and construction was performed by Jaynes Corporation.


Recent Contract Awards  
Several significant school construction contracts have been awarded recently. These are: 
  • Bayard Elementary (Cobre) $8,134,300 
  • Truth or Consequences Elementary (T or C) $11,117,000 
  • Valley View Elementary (Roswell)  $6,890,84
  • Estancia Middle School (Estancia)  $7,614,990 




FY2013-2014 PSCOC Awards

Click here to download the awards map   



Total Project
Cost to

Phase Request

Quimby Gym
Lordsburg HS
Grace Wilson ES & Ruth Bond ES
Mesa Vista
Ojo Caliente ES
Reserve Combined
Los Alamitos MS
Parkview Early

Marie Hughes ES 
New Elementary
Broadmoor ES
Newcomb HS
Silver -
State Charter
Aldo Leopold
Charter School
Arroyo del Oso ES
Ramah ES
Northeast ES
Collet Park ES
Rio Grande ES
New Elementary
Chaparral ES
Atrisco ES
Recreation /
Ditzler Auditorium
Hermosa MS




Statewide Facility Condition Update 

by Chris Aguilar, PSFA FAD Manager 


The public school Facilities Assessment Database (FAD) is the tool used to create standards based prioritization for funding public school facilities through the Public School Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC). This assessment database combines building repair cost & system life cycle analysis.


The Facilities Assessment Database (FAD) incorporates facility data for all New Mexico public schools and is updated throughout the year via field assessments, master plan updates, and district stakeholder exchange. School districts are asked to review their facility data and send updated information to the Public School Facilities Authority (PSFA).  


By tracking building repair cost & system life cycle data within a certain school we are able to score the school using the industry standard concept of the Facility Condition Index (FCI). This is a ratio of needed repairs (including life cycle renewal requirements) divided by replacement value.  


The projected New Mexico public school building FCI for FY2014 is 33.83%. This reflects an unfunded facilities need of $6 billion (based on $289.68 per SF of replacement cost).  


For additional information contact Chris Aguilar, PSFA Facility Database Manager, e-mail: caguilar@nmpsfa.org


PSFA New Hires and Promotions

Brian Stephens, Regional Manager


Brian Stephens, born and raised in Southern New Mexico and a graduate of Hot Springs High School will be joining the PSFA to serve in Southeast New Mexico as Assistant Regional Manager.   His area of responsibility will include the districts of Roswell, Dexter, Hagerman, Lake Arthur, Artesia, Carlsbad, Loving, Eunice, and Jal. Brian has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration from Dona Ana Community College along with a Bachelor of Applied Studies with minors in management, business administration, marketing, and advertising from NMSU. He has a working knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems, and building automation and access controls.  Prior to coming aboard, Brian had the position of Manager of Facility Services at NMSU Carlsbad.   



Jeremy Jerge, Assistant Regional Manager   


PSFA has announced the promotion of Jeremy Jerge from Project Technician to Assistant Regional Manager in accordance with the agency's PSCOC-approved Career Development Plan. Jeremy started out at the PSFA in June of 2007 as an intern in the Planning Department. While still pursuing his undergraduate degree in Architecture, he transitioned to Student Intern under the Central NM Regional Manager until hired as a Project Technician in November of 2012. In July of 2013, he became a PSFA Assistant Regional Manager for the Grants-Cibola, Quemado, and Zuni School Districts.  Jeremy currently holds certificates as Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) and Construction Document Technologist (CDT). He is pursuing certification as a Facility Manager (FMA) as well as a licensure as an architect.   His educational background consists of a Master of Arts in Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, and is a high school graduate of the New Mexico Military Institute.



Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings and Openings


  • Alcalde ES (Espaola)
  • Lockwood ES (Clovis)
  • Union Street ES (W. Las Vegas)
  • W.D. Gattis ES (Clovis)


Tibbetts Middle School Photos

*Photography courtesy of Mattophoto Architectural Photography & FBT Architects

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State of New Mexico

Public School Facilities Authority

410 Don Gaspar Ave. 

Santa Fe, NM  87501

Ph: 505-988-5989  |  Fax: 505-988-5933  |  www.nmpsfa.org 

Newsletter Editor:
Andre Larroque  |   Email: alarroque@nmpsfa.org   |   Ph: 505-468-0281


PSFA Staff


Questions and Comments:  

Bob Gorrell, PSFA Director  |  Email:  rgorrell@nmpsfa.org  |  Ph: 505-301-4021