Public hearings set on changes to compulsory school attendance and English Language Arts

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By The Staff

The Public Education Department will conduct public hearings on rule changes for compulsory school attendance and a new rule on English language arts on Friday, July 31, in the State Capital Building, Room 317.

Public input on Rule Number 6.10.8 Compulsory School Attendance will be held from 10  a.m. to noon.

The amendments to the Compulsory School Attendance Rule aligns the Rule with changes that occurred to the Compulsory School Attendance Law during the 2009 Legislative Session.

The amendments:

• clarify the definition of unexcused absences,

• define what must be included in a charter school or school district’s written attendance policy as well as requires these policies to be approved by the Public Education Department

• require schools to document unexcused absences including all attempts to notify parents and the strategies utilized for intervention.

From  2-4 p.m. on July 31, public input will be held for new Rule Number 6.29.4 English Language Arts http://www.ped.state.nm.us/press/2009/20090629-nmac6.29.4.pdf

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