Legislative education committee passes charter school moratorium

By Jesse Moya
jmoya@taosnews.com
Posted 2/21/19

The New Mexico House Education Committee voted 10-3 Wednesday (Feb. 20) to approve a bill that would cease approval for new charter schools in the state.

HB 434 would effectively cut all new …

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Legislative education committee passes charter school moratorium

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The New Mexico House Education Committee voted 10-3 Wednesday (Feb. 20) to approve a bill that would halt approvals for new charter schools in the state.

House Bill 434 would effectively cut all new applications and approvals for charter schools in the state. The bill currently sits in the House State Government, Elections and Indian Affairs committee and was sent with “do pass” recommendation from the education committee.

If passed by the full House and Senate, and signed into law by the governor, the bill would halt new charters in New Mexico until January 2022. New Mexico currently has 96 charter schools with populations ranging from 24 to 1,500 students at each school. The Taos  area has six charter schools. 

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