(Albuquerque)-Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent Veronica Garcia meets Thursday for a study session with the school board to present her budget plan for schools next year. It’s a 265-million dollar plan that’s 5-million dollars over the current year’s budget. The Santa Fe New Mexicans reports the plan includes raises for teachers … summer learning programs … and, for the most part, keeps classroom spending intact.
But the plan also contains cuts to full-time administrative jobs at Central Office. Education funding is expected to take a hit, changing what the Santa Fe Public Schools budget looks like. That’s as state lawmakers review a projected 2-point-4 billion dollar shortfall in state revenues next fiscal year. Word is that education will probably be impacted by that.