December 8, 2004
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Legislative Liaison/PIO
(505) 827-7803 or 988-0582 pager
rwilliams@ped.state.nm.us

Public Education Commission to Meet in Los Lunas

(Santa Fe NM)—The Public Education Commission (PEC) will meet on Thursday, December 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the Los Lunas Public Schools’ board room located at 343 Main Street in Los Lunas.

Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García will update the PEC on the proposed pre-kindergarten plan and the PED’s Public School Support Recommendation for the 2005 Legislature. In addition, Christine Tessmann, deputy director of New Mexico Retiree Health, will update the PEC on retiree health and Gary Tripp, executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), will report on home school and charter school participation in NMAA athletics and activities.

At 11:00 a.m., the PEC will receive public input regarding education policy and governance issues and the strategic plan for education.

A social event in recognition of outgoing PEC members will be held at The Luna Mansion, located at Highways 314 and 6, at 1:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Ruth Williams, the PED’s legislative liaison and co-PIO, at 505-827-7803.