2018 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 2C - Assessment and Accountability
Section 22-2C-8 - State improving schools program.
The department may institute a "state improving schools program" that measures public school improvement through school safety, dropout rate, parent and community involvement and graduation and attendance rates. Those indicators may be weighed against socioeconomic variables such as the percentage of student mobility rates, the percentage of limited English proficient students using criteria established by the federal office of civil rights and the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-fee lunches and other factors determined by the department. Public schools that show the greatest improvement may be eligible for supplemental funding from the incentives for school improvement fund pursuant to Section 22-2C-9 NMSA 1978. Funding for the state improving schools program may include federal funds allowable under federal law or rule.
History: 1978 Comp., § 22-2A-8, enacted by Laws 2003, ch. 153, § 17; 2015, ch. 58, § 8.
Compiler's notes. — Laws 2003, ch. 153, §§ 10 to 20 was enacted as 22-2A-1 to 22-2A-11 NMSA 1978, but was relocated due to the existing Article 2A.
The 2015 amendment, effective June 19, 2015, removed references to adequate yearly progress and replaced references to the state board with the public education department; deleted the former catchline, "Adequate yearly progess; supplemental incentive funding; state program for other achievement" and added the current language; deleted Subsection A relating to the adequate yearly progress program; removed the subsection designation from Subsection B; in the undesignated section, after "The", deleted "state board" and added "department", after "public school improvement", deleted "by adequate yearly progress and other indicators, including" and added "through", after "community involvement and", deleted "if not used to determine adequate yearly progress", after "factors determined by the", deleted "state board" and added "department", after "greatest improvement", deleted "through the use of additional indicators", after "school improvement fund", added "pursuant to Section 22-2C-9 NMSA 1978", after "improving schools program", deleted "shall" and added "may", and after "federal funds", deleted "only if allowed by" and added "allowable under".