PRESS RELEASE - August 22, 2003
New Mexico State Department
of Education

300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Public Outreach Director
(505) 476-0393

Educational Standards Commission Seeks Charter School, Lay Members

(Santa Fe, NM)—The Educational Standards Commission (ESC) is seeking a charter school classroom teacher and lay member/business representative for three-year terms. The 18-member commission is appointed by the New Mexico State Board of Education to provide advice on issues relating to accountability and educational standards for New Mexico’s schools. The openings are for positions 14 and 18.

Applications are available by calling Dr. William O. Blair, deputy director of accountability and school improvement services for the New Mexico State Department of Education, at 505-827-6570. Applications are due by September 19, 2003, and may be sent to Educational Standards Commission, c/o Dr. William Blair, New Mexico State Department of Education, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786. Applications can be sent by e-mail to