.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Legislature proposals may mean longer school year

-A A +A
By Tris DeRoma

By the time the New Mexico State Legislature breaks in March, the school year could be longer for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. 

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to direct $113 million toward extending the school year by 25 days for students in kindergarten through fifth grade at most schools. All other schools would receive funding or an additional three school days to extend learning time. 

In Los Alamos, school officials are waiting to see how the district could benefit from school extension legislation. 

According to Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, Los Alamos Public Schools doesn’t qualify the state’s current version of the school extension program, K-3 Plus. 

“Anything that will improve learning options for students we’re going to apply for it. Anything that would make things better for students and parents,” Steinhaus said.

Whitney Holland, president of the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees, said a July New Mexico District Court ruling in a landmark case on how the state funds education will definitely have an impact on the New Mexico State Legislature’s decision.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 3 pages per month.




You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday