Bi-partisan bill allowing school boards to reopen to be considered Monday

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New Mexico State Capitol Building in Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – On Monday, the Senate Education Committee will consider legislation to allow local school boards to safely reopen schools for in-person learning. Senate Bill 171 is sponsored by senators David Gallegos (R-Eddy and Lea), Gay Kernan (R-Chaves, Eddy, and Lea), and George Muñoz (D-Cibola, McKinley, and San Juan) would allow school boards the ability to shift their schools from online-only education to hybrid models, and eventually, to full in-person learning.

Under the bill, parents would still have the option to choose online-only instruction for their children and teachers who opt for virtual teaching during the public health order would not be discriminated against.

Read the whole bill below:

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