Education Bills Sponsored by Senator Ivey-Soto
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This bill -- which is now law -- allows all New Mexico high school students regardless of what school they attend to take college classes and get high school and college credits simultaneously.
This bill -- which is now law -- allows New Mexico to select its own high school equivalency test without being tied to a multinational conglomerate.
This constitutional amendment -- approved by a majority of the people in the 2014 General Election as Constitutional Amendment 1 -- will permit school elections to be held with other local, non-partisan elections. The historical restriction on timing of school elections dates back to statehood, 1912, when women were only permitted to vote on school matters.
This bill -- passed by the Legislature and vetoed by the Governor -- would have allowed efficiency in public auditing by permitting a component unit to select its own qualified auditor. In the last fiscal year, this bill could have saved taxpayers almost $1 Million Dollars.
This proposed constitutional amendment would have required any new rule or regulation imposed by the state on schools to be accompanied by funding for implementation or lose the force of law.
This bill would have raised the minimum salary to be paid educational assistants, school secretaries, cafeteria workers and bus drivers from $6.00 an hour to $15.00 an hour, still resulting in a minimum annual wage of just $17,550 as compensation to care for and educate our children.