New Mexico

Public Education Department

300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501-2786

Dr. Veronica C. Garc

Secretary of Education

Jennifer Chavez

Public Information Officer




For Immediate Release: January 12, 2006


Secretary of Education Selects Gadsden School Board Members

Santa Fe — New MexicoEducation Secretary Dr. Veronica C. García announced today four community members to fill the vacancies on the Gadsden Independent School Board as a result of the November 15, 2005 recall election that removed four of the five members of the Board.

“ I want to thank the four interim board members for their service and the role they played in stabilizing the district; their commitment is appreciated,” said Dr. García.  “After consideration and review of both community input and the applications I have received, I am pleased to announce the following slate of appointments to the Gadsden Independent School District Board of Education.”

“These people have demonstrated interest in the quality of education for students in the Gadsden Independent School District, and I am confident they will work to move the district forward in a positive and productive manner,” said Dr. Garcia.

Applicants met legal requirements that they were qualified electors (registered voters) of the state, residing within the Gadsden Independent School District and within the single-member district for which he or she is seeking appointment. Individuals appointed will hold office until the next regular or special school district election when an election shall be held to fill the vacancies for the un-expired terms.


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