May 21, 2004
New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786

Ruth Williams
Public Outreach Director
(505) 476-0393

Public Education Commission to Hold Retreat

(Santa Fe NM)--The Public Education Commission (PEC) will hold a half-day retreat on Monday, May 24, from 9:00 a.m. to l:00 p.m. in Albuquerque at 8009 Mountain Road Place, NE to consider its roles and duties in light of passage of House Bill 96a of 2004, the Public Education Act. The act creates the PEC as an advisory commission to the Public Education Department (PED) and names as one of its duties to work with the PED to develop a five-year strategic plan.

The PEC will also consider its rules of procedure as a result of the new legislation. Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García will provide general comments on the liaison role of the PEC and the PED’s budget.or more information, please contact Ruth Williams, director of Public Outreach, at 505-476-0393.