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November 21, 2002

SBE Allocates Capital Funds for Kindergarten Classrooms

(Santa Fe, NM)-The New Mexico State Department of Education (SDE) announced today the allocation of $4.63 million in funding for full-day kindergarten facilities for 2002-2003.

"The capital funding provided by the Legislature in 2002 will provide for portable and permanent full-day kindergarten classrooms in communities from Albuquerque to Tucumcari. We thank the Legislature for making these funds available. Capital funding is critical to helping children acquire the language and early literacy skills they need to enter first grade and become proficient readers and writers," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael J. Davis.

Twenty-one schools in nine school districts received funding in amounts ranging from $39,534 (Socorro) to $871,066 (Tucumcari). The recipients are:

 

Albuquerque Public Schools

Sandia Base Elementary

1 portable classroom, $69,5000
Hodgin Elementary 2 portable classrooms, $124,500
Susie R. Marmon Elementary 1 double portable classroom, $124,500
Dennis Chavez Elementary 3 portable classrooms, $190,000
Wherry Elementary 1 portable classroom $69,500
Chelwood Elementary 1 permanent classroom, $200,719
   
Central Consolidated Schools  
Newcomb Elementary 2 permanent classrooms, $500,094
Nizhoni Elementary 1 permanent classroom, $240,670
Naschitti Elementary 1 permanent classroom, $250,045
Nataani Elementary 2 permanent classrooms, $481,340
   
Clovis Municipal Schools  
Ranchvale Elementary 2 portable classrooms, $71,788
   
Farmington Municipal Schools  
Mesa Verde Elementary 1 portable classroom, $72,516
McKinley Elementary 1 portable classroom, $72,516
   
Grants-Cibola County Schools  
Seboyeta Elementary 2 portable classrooms, $118,863
Mt. Taylor Elementary 2 portable classrooms, $118,863
   
Las Cruces Public Schools  
Dona Ana Elementary 1 portable classroom, $66,051
University Hills Elementary 2 portable classrooms, $127,432
Tombaugh Elementary 3 portable classrooms, $188,814
   
Pojoaque Valley Public Schools  
Pablo Roybal Elementary 4 permanent classrooms, $632,269
   
Socorro Consolidated Schools  
Cottonwood Valley Charter 1 portable classroom, $39,534
   
Tucumcari Public Schools  
Tucumcari Elementary 4 permanent classrooms, $871,066

 

The following legislators represented the recipient schools in 2002:
Rep. Ray Begaye Sen. Ben D. Altamirano
Rep. William E. Boykin Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort
Rep. Rob Burpo Sen. Carlos R. Cisneros
Rep. Joseph Cervantes Sen. Kent L. Cravens
Rep. Anna M. Crook Sen. Dede Feldman
Rep. Mary Helen Garcia Sen. Joseph A. Fidel
Rep. Ron Godbey Sen. Mary Jane M. Garcia
Rep. Donna G. Irwin Sen. Ramsay L. Gorham
Speaker of the House Ben Lujan Sen. Phil A. Griego
Rep. W. Ken Martinez Sen. Stuart Ingle
Rep. Joseph P. Mohorovic Sen. Steve Komadina
Rep. Brian K. Moore Sen. Patrick H. Lyons
Rep. Danice R. Picraux Sen. Cynthia D. Nava
Rep. Benjamin B. Rios Sen. Mary Kay Papen
Rep. Ray Ruiz Sen. William H. Payne
Rep. Henry Saavedra Sen. John Pinto
Rep. Edward C. Sandoval Sen. Lidio G. Rainaldi
Rep. Sheryl M. Williams Stapleton Sen. Shannon Robinson
Rep. Mimi Stewart Senate President Pro Tem Richard M. Romero
Rep. J. Paul Taylor Sen. Bernadette M. Sanchez
Rep. Nick Tinnin Sen. William E. Sharer
Rep. Don Tripp Sen. John Arthur Smith
Rep. Mario Urioste Sen. H. Diane Snyder
Rep. Leo C. Watchman, Jr.  

 

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