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Governor announces 'record-high' investment into NM Pre-K programs

KOB.com Web Staff
May 10, 2018 05:22 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Pre-K programs across New Mexico are about to get a boost in funding.

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Gov. Susana Martinez announced that $33.6 million will be invested into Pre-K programs and that 11 school districts will be starting the programs for the first time.

“It’s so important that our youngest students have access to early education – that’s why I made it a top priority and continue to invest in programs that work," said Martinez. “As a state, we must grow Pre-K responsibly so that all children receive a high-quality education and a successful future.”

The money will allow for the districts and charters that currently have Pre-K programs to grow and serve more students. It will also give 11 districts the ability to add Pre-K programs for the first time ever.

Officials say as a result of the funding, 1,500 more students will be able to attend a Pre-K program and a record number of 6,700 students will enroll this fall.

The following districts will start up Pre-K programs for the first time ever starting in the 2018-19 school year:

  • Animas Public Schools
  • Aztec Municipal School District
  • Carlsbad Municipal Schools
  • Clovis Municipal Schools
  • Hagerman Municipal Schools
  • Las Cruces Public Schools
  • Los Alamos Public Schools
  • Loving Municipal Schools
  • Moriarty-Edgewood School District
  • Reserve Independent Schools
  • Silver Consolidated Schools

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