New Mexico - Content Standards: Standards Authority

Standards Authority
Policy Type: 

The State Board has full authority to adopt standards.


The state board [department] shall prescribe standards for all public schools in the state. A copy of these standards shall be furnished by the department to each local school board, local superintendent and school principal. The standards shall include standards for the following areas:

A. curriculum, including academic content and performance standards;

B. organization and administration of education;

C. the keeping of records, including financial records prescribed by the department;

D. membership accounting;

E. teacher preparation;

F. the physical condition of public school buildings and grounds; and

G. educational facilities of public schools, including laboratories and libraries.

Adopting Authority: 
State Department of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
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