PRESS RELEASE - March 10, 2004
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Public Outreach Director
(505) 476-0393

Education Secretary García to Visit Constituents from Los Lunas, Socorro and Region 4 of NMSBA

(Santa Fe, NM)--Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García will make a visit to Los Lunas, Socorro and Magdalena, New Mexico, today, Wednesday, March 10. In Magdalena, she will attend the spring meeting of Region IV of the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA), including the Albuquerque, Belen, Bernalillo, Grants-Cibola, Cuba, Estancia, Jemez Valley, Los Lunas, Magdalena, Moriarty, Mountainair, Quemado, Rio Rancho, Socorro and Vaughn school boards.

Secretary Garcia will attend a school district assembly at Los Lunas High School at 1:45 p.m. At 3:15 p.m., she will meet with Socorro Consolidated Schools Superintendent Frank Jaramillo and staff from the Cottonwood Valley Charter School at the school. And at 5:30 p.m., she will attend the NMSBA’s spring meeting at the Magdalena Municipal Schools cafeteria. Her schedule is as follows:

Time Event Location
1:00-1:40 p.m. Visit with Valencia County News-Bulletin Los Lunas Public Schools,
Editor and Education Reporters
Superintendent’s Office
1:45-2:15 p.m.

Los Lunas School District Assembly
Featuring Dr. A. Marcus Nelson, principal of John B. Connally High School in Texas and founder of Beyond Rhetoric, Inc.

Los Lunas High School
3:15-4:10 p.m. Meeting with Faculty, Staff
Attending will be Socorro Consolidated Schools Superintendent Frank Jaramillo
Cottonwood Valley Charter
School, Socorro
4:15-4:45 p.m. Visit with El Defensor Chieftain and Mountain Mail Editors Socorro Consolidated Schools,
Superintendent’s Office
5:30-8:00 p.m. New Mexico School Boards Association Spring Meeting Magdalena Municipal Schools Cafeteria

For media availability, contact Ruth Williams, director of Public Outreach for the New Mexico Public Education Department, at (505) 476-0393.