Friday was a busy day at the Roundhouse and we have a few important updates to share.
HB 481: ALIGN SCHOOL READING MATERIALS
Our literacy bill, HB 481, was rescheduled and will now be heard by the House Education Committee on Wednesday, March 1. The committee will begin at 8:30am in Room 309. If you’re interested in testifying in support of this bill, please reply to this email and let us know.
Until then, please continue to email your legislators and ask them to VOTE FOR HOUSE BILL 481.
SB 422: GOODBYE CHARTER SCHOOL MORATORIUM
Friday morning, SB 422, the charter school moratorium bill, was defeated in the Senate Education Committee on a 7-1 vote! Thank you for contacting your legislators to let them know how vital charter schools are to New Mexico children and families. Your voices mattered.
Please take a moment to email the committee members that voted against this bill and thank them for their commitment to public school choice in New Mexico. Their names and emails are below.
- Senator Harold Pope – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Senator Steven P. Neville – email@example.com
- Senator Craig W. Brandt – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Senator Martin Hickey – email@example.com
- Senator Gay G. Kernan – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Senator Antonio Maestas – email@example.com
- Senator Shannon Pinto – firstname.lastname@example.org
SENATE BILL 24: SCHOOL REPORTING ON USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS
SB 24, which would create reporting requirements for school districts and ensure ESSER funds are monitored, well-spent, and aligned toward improving student outcomes, passed the Senate Finance Committee unanimously Friday afternoon!
The bill now moves to the Senate floor. We will need your support by reaching out to your Senators to ask them to support this bill. All school community members deserve to know how districts spend these critical and time-limited federal dollars. Stay tuned for an action alert.