PRESS RELEASE - November 14, 2003
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Public Outreach Director
(505) 476-0393

Gov. Richardson to Address Public Education Commission

(Santa Fe NM)--Governor Bill Richardson will address the New Mexico Public Education Commission (PEC) on Wednesday, November 19, during the PEC's second meeting. The meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the New Mexico Public Education Department, Mabry Hall, located at 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe.

Governor Richardson’s address will follow the recognition of Beverly Hine, MPH, RN, of Las Cruces, chosen in October as the nation's Outstanding School Nurse of the Year by the American School Health Association. Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish has been invited to provide information on the Governor Progress Agenda Task Force.

State Rep. Rick Miera, chairman of the Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC), will also address the PEC to provide information on the work of the LESC’s Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Governance of Public Schools.

An open forum will be held, allowing for comments from the public and partners in education.

Individuals with disabilities who need any form of auxiliary aid to attend or participate in this meeting are invited to call the PEC office at (505) 827-6571. Upon request, public documents will be provided in the accessible form necessary to the individual requesting the particular auxiliary aid.