The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recognized that many districts and charter schools across the state were planning to participate in one or both of the programs. Unfortunately, NMPED is canceling both programs for this summer. This also includes canceling K-12 Plus Pilot Programs.
Given the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its possible effects on public health this summer, it would be difficult to meet program requirements, which include students remaining with same teacher during the regular school year and participation-based funding, while adhering to public health requirements. The safety of all students and educators is a priority.