The project, which will cost an estimated $90,000, is primarily intended for students who have switched to online learning but have limited or no internet access.
The city's largest private schools, like public schools, offering distance-learning programs that allow students to connect with teachers and continue their studies.
As the district rolled out its distance-learning program Monday amid the COVID-19 crisis that forced statewide school closures, teachers and students throughout Santa Fe found themselves adjusting to a new reality.
The decision to close public schools statewide for the rest of the academic year has forced some organizations to think quickly and adapt.
The district will roll out a mass distance learning program next week amid a statewide, three-week school shutdown that could be extended to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
New Mexico's public schools are closed until at least April 6 to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but Santa Fe plans to begin teaching via distance learning by the end of the month.
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Educators and lawmakers expressed concern over distance learning's potential to leave some students behind in a state with large disparities in technology and internet infrastructure.
Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart said the move will help the state "do everything we can to prevent the potential spread of the virus."
The lawsuit accuses Santa Fe Public Schools of violating the New Mexico Whistleblower Protection Act, alleging she faced retaliation for starting an investigation into sexual misconduct.
This week, the nutrition services manager at the New Mexico School for the Deaf is representing the state at a national conference in Washington, D.C.
The professional development exercise for faculty and staff took place on a day without students on campus and involved a dozen sheriff's deputies and other county emergency responders.
The goal of the county's census outreach campaign is to get as many people as possible to participate in the census online, which is available for the first time this year.
"The worst-case scenario in my mind is a situation where we lock down and shelter in place and a child will be frozen about what to do," Superintendent Veronica García said.
The New Mexico Public Education Department and superintendents have the authority to close a school over coronavirus risks if a case is confirmed.
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Hector Balderas’ federal lawsuit accuses the company of collecting massive amounts of personal information from kids through products distributed to their schools.
Board President Kate Noble said the plan would be a way to get the city, county and the district to remake public education and shake up the current path.
Last year, the board directed the superintendent to create a plan to resolve several problems in the district, including inequality among schools, aging facilities and declining enrollment.
The science fair, held at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, featured hundreds of students from every school in the district.
Thomas Sanchez, 40, must attend counseling and refrain from consuming alcohol or entering establishments that sell liquor during his year of probation.
The measure came in response to criticism that charter schools were taking too large a share of increases in state funding for public education.
This school year the superintendent created a task force of social workers, mental health professionals, police officers, judges and other community leaders involved with the truancy process.
House Bill 10 would appropriate $650,000 a year to eliminate the mandatory copay for students across the state who qualify for federal reduced-price lunches.
According to a survey shared by Superintendent Veronica García at a school board meeting Tuesday night, 66 percent of district staff are unwilling to work an additional 20 days.