Lawmakers across the state introduced about 40 education-related bills after the Legislature convened in Santa Fe last week. Issues range from school lunch nutrition, grade promotions and moratoriums on building new schools. Here is a breakdown of Senate bills on the table. More detailed legislation information can be found online at www.nmlegis.gov.
Senate Bill 2:â€ˆProvides procedures for closing or consolidating school facilities; amends grant assistance applications for a public school capital outlay project; amends grant applications related to the use of â€œcommunity educational facilities.â€
SB 78: Requires school districts to develop bullying prevention policies (by August 2011) and programs (by August 2012).
SB 80: Provides the minimum student membership for a school district. Districts with less than 1,000 students must consolidate.
SB 94:â€ˆAmends the public school fund so that the remaining balance at the end of each fiscal year will not revert to the general state fund.
SB 113:â€ˆCreates a Login to read more