October 22, 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

PED to Hold Public Hearing on Rules Regarding
Truancy, State ID Number for Students, Dual Enrollment

(Santa Fe, NM)—The Public Education Department (PED) will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 15, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., regarding proposed rulemaking actions affecting truancy, the student identification system and dual enrollment. The hearing will be held at the Jerry Apodaca Education Building, Mabry Hall, located at 300 Don Gaspar Avenue in Santa Fe.

Public comment will be taken on the following:

Members of the public may testify at the hearing or submit written comments to Willie R. Brown, General Counsel, PED, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786, WBROWN@PED.STATE.NM.US. Comments may be faxed to him at (505) 827-6681. Written comments must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 15.

Copies of the proposed rules are available on the PED’s web site, located at WWW.PED.STATE.NM.US, or from Mary Jimenez at (505) 827-6641.

Individuals with disabilities who require this information in an alternative format or need any form of auxiliary aid to attend or participate in this meeting are asked to contact Ms. Jimenez. The PED requests at least 10 days’ advance notice to provide requested special accommodations.