New Mexico - Policies or Plans to Encourage Community Involvement: Policy or plan Requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to adopt community involvement plans or policies.

New Mexico Statutes 22-5-16. Advisory school councils; creation; duties.

C.  The school council shall:

  • (1)  work with the school principal and give advice, consistent with state and school district rules and policies, on policies relating to instructional issues and curricula and on the public school’s proposed and actual budgets;
  • (2)  develop creative ways to involve parents in the schools;
  • (3)  where appropriate, coordinate with any existing work force development boards or vocational education advisory councils to connect students and school academic programs to business resources and opportunities; and
  • (4)  serve as the champion for students in building community support for schools and encouraging greater community participation in the public schools.
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