PRESS RELEASE - August 14, 2003
New Mexico State Department
of Education

300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Public Outreach Director
(505) 476-0393

SDE Announces Schools Required to Offer Supplemental
Services to Eligible Children, Expands Providers’ List

(Santa Fe, NM)-The New Mexico State Department of Education (SDE) announced today that 95 schools in school improvement are required to offer supplemental services to eligible children as a result of the 2003 ratings and expanded to 12 the number of service providers available to parents. The schools include corrective action schools and schools in their second year of school improvement.

The SDE’s Grants Management Office will hold a meeting for district Title I directors on the approved service providers on Friday, August 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, located at 6000 Pan American Freeway, NE, in Albuquerque.

The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires school districts to provide parents with choices relative to supplemental educational services if schools are not making progress. The services must be provided in addition to the regular school day and must be of high quality, research-based and specifically designed to attain academic proficiency and increase academic achievement.

“Through supplemental services we can provide solutions for parents, help children master the basics of reading and math and build on school improvement efforts already underway,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael J. Davis. “Helping all children learn is doable, no matter what their background.”

Five new service providers were named to provide supplemental services, including tutoring and academic enrichment activities, for eligible children. The following contractors were selected: Albuquerque Public Schools (serving only Albuquerque), Youth Development, Inc. (offering services primarily in Albuquerque, but also in Belen and Los Lunas) and Ethelbah * Lawrence & Associates (offering services primarily in Albuquerque), all of Albuquerque, Lightspan, Inc. (serving all New Mexico schools) of San Diego, California, and Positive Outcomes, Inc. (serving Socorro and Magdalena) of Socorro.

The districts and schools affected are as follows:

DISTRICT SCHOOL
ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Alamosa Elementary
Armijo ElementaryCarlos Rey Elementary
Duranes Elementary
Emerson Elementary
Ernie Pyle Middle
Eugene Field Elementary
Garfield Middle
Harrison Middle
Kit Carson Elementary
La Luz Elementary
Lavaland Elementary
Los Padilla Elementary
Lowell Elementary
Polk Middle
Truman Middle
Valle Vista Elementary
Washington Middle
Whittier Elementary
BELEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Jaramijo Elementary
BERNALILLO PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Cochiti Elementary
Santo Domingo Elementary
Santo Domingo Middle
CENTRAL CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS: Eva B. Stokley Elementary
Mesa Elementary
Naschitti Elementary
Nataani Nez Elementary
Newcomb Elementary
Newcomb High
Newcomb Middle
Nizhoni Elementary
Ojo Amarillo Elementary
Tse'Bit'A Middle
CUBA INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: Cuba High
DULCE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: Dulce Elementary
Dulce Middle
ESPANOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Alcalde Elementary
Carlos F. Vigil Middle
Espanola Middle
Eutimio "Tim" Salazar Elementary
Hernandez Elementary
Tony Quintana Elementary
FARMINGTON MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS: Apache Elementary
GADSDEN INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: Anthony Elementary
Chaparral Middle
Desert View Elementary
Gadsden Middle
Santa Teresa Middle
GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Chee Dodge Elementary
Church Rock Elementary
Crownpoint Elementary
Crownpoint High
David Skeet Elementary
Gallup Jr. High
Jefferson Elementary
John F. Kennedy Middle
Lincoln Elementary
Navajo Elementary
Ramah Elementary
Rocky View Elementary
Smith Lake Elementary
Stagecoach Elementary
Thoreau Elementary
Thoreau High
Thoreau Middle
Tobe Turben Elementary
Tohatchi Elementary
Tohatchi High
Tohatchi Middle
Twin Lakes Elementary
Washington Elementary
GRANTS-CIBOLA COUNTY SCHOOLS: Laguna-Acoma Middle
Seboyeta Elementary
HATCH VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Rio Grande Elementary
HOBBS MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS: Edison Elementary
JEMEZ MOUNTAIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Coyote Elementary
Lybrook Elementary
JEMEZ VALLEY MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS: Jemez Valley Middle
San Diego Riverside Charter
LAKE ARTHUR MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS: Lake Arthur Middle
LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Booker T. Washington Elementary
LOS LUNAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Desert View Intermediate
MAGDALENA MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS: Magdalena Elementary
ROSWELL INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS: Edgewood Elementary
Pecos Elementary
Sunset Elementary
SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Agua Fria Elementary
Edward Ortiz Middle
SANTA ROSA CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS: Rita A. Marquez Elementary

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS:
Arrey Elementary
WEST LAS VEGAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Valley Elementary
West Las Vegas Middle
ZUNI PUBLIC SCHOOLS:

A:Shiwi Elementary
Dowa Yalanne Elementary
Zuni Middle

In December 2002, the SDE announced the following service providers: Club Z! (offering services primarily in Albuquerque) and Rio Grande Educational Collaborative (serving only Albuquerque) of Albuquerque, Compass Learning Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, (serving all New Mexico schools with Internet access capability), JRL Enterprises Inc. of New Orleans, Louisiana, (serving all New Mexico schools), The One Room School House of Las Cruces (serving only Las Cruces), Tutor.com of New York, New York, (serving all New Mexico schools with Internet access capability) and the Zuni Public Schools (serving only Zuni).

“If parents are interested in these additional services they have the right to select the service provider of their choice. However, schools may work with the parents to help guide their decision based on a student’s specific needs,” said State Superintendent Davis.