The NMPED will continue to monitor various programs and outcomes for each school, district, and charter school. The Court’s order called for increased oversight by the Department. To that end, the NMPED will provide support to districts and charter schools and will implement New Mexico Vistas to track annual progress.
Districts and charter schools will receive further guidance from the NMPED for each area identified as guidance as it is developed with early adopter districts and charter schools. Regional trainings and webinars will also be provided.
If a district or charter school is making insufficient progress in implementing its framework and addressing the learning needs of all students, NMPED will initiate a progressive action plan to assist. First, NMPED will help the district or charter school determine specific areas in need of improvement. Next, if the district or charter school is still unable to make needed progress, NMPED will undertake on-site monitoring with the district and school leadership to directly address areas of insufficient progress or noncompliance. If, after this focused support, the district or charter school continues to inadequately address deficiencies, NMPED may take further action [under Section 22-2-14 NMSA 1978] to ensure that funds, staff, and resources are appropriately directed to address areas of noncompliance in the most severe and extreme circumstances.
All of us must work together to fulfill the requirements of the Court’s decision and order. We look forward to working with all of you to enhance the educational experience of our students, so that they are healthy, secure in their identity, and holistically prepared for college, career, and life.