2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 2C - Assessment and Accountability
Section 22-2C-11.1 - Student identification number unique to that student.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 22-2C-11.1 (2021)

The student identification number required pursuant to Section 22-2C-11 NMSA 1978 shall be unique to each student and shall not be used or assigned to another student. That number shall be on all forms, student records, transcripts and databases in which a student is identified by name. A student shall be assigned only one identification number. It shall be the responsibility of every school district and charter school in the state to determine if the student has ever enrolled previously in a public school in New Mexico, and school districts and charter schools shall use the original student identification number.

History: Laws 2019, ch. 195, § 1.


Effective dates. — Laws 2019, ch. 195 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective June 14, 2019, 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.

Temporary provisions. — Laws 2019, ch. 195, § 2 provided that:

A. The public education department and the children, youth and families department shall develop a compatible student-child tracking system that is usable among public schools, the public education department and the children, youth and families department and local offices. The departments shall consider if there are other users that should be included in the system.

B. The departments shall convene a task force of public school personnel; school and children, youth and families department social workers; juvenile probation and parole personnel; children's court judges or their designees; and child advocates. The task force, with the assistance of systems analysts from the two departments and the department of information technology, shall develop the tracking system. Task force members shall be appointed by the secretaries of public education and children, youth and families.

C. The task force shall work to develop a tracking system that:

(1) provides for real-time reporting; and

(2) allows for the cross-checking of the student identification number assigned by a New Mexico public school pursuant to Section 22-2C-11 NMSA 1978, the uniform case number required by Section 32A-20-1 NMSA 1978 for neglected and abused children and any other identification numbers used by the children, youth and families department for other children it serves.

D. The task force shall report to the legislative education study committee with its design and recommendations for implementation of the tracking system by December 1, 2019.

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