Charter School Choice
Do state statutes allow for charter schools?
Are for-profit charters allowed?
We did not find anything in New Mexico statutes that explicitly restricts non-profits: "charter school shall be a nonsectarian, non religious and non-home-based public school"
Is there a cap on the number of charter schools?
"No more than 15 start-up schools may be established per year statewide. The number of charter school slots remaining in that year shall be transferred to succeeding years up to a maximum of seventy-five start-up schools in any five-year period."
Are charters required to provide transportation for any students?
However, a locally chartered school can work with the school district to provide transportation to eligible students for transportation.
Can charter schools employ uncertified teachers?
The provisions of the School Personnel Act (SPA) [Chapter 22, Article 10A NMSA 1978] shall apply to charter employees. From the SPA: Teachers and administrators must hold a valid license or certificate from the department authorizing the person.
Virtual School Choice
Do state statutes allow for full-time virtual schools?
Did not find anything about virtual schools in New Mexico revised statutes. Education Commission of the States states that New Mexico law does not allow for virtual charter schools. Admin Code 6.30.8 does discuss the “Statewide cyber academy.”
Are virtual schools required to track attendance?
Do virtual schools have to comply with state teacher certification requirements?
Private School Choice
Do state statutes allow for voucher programs?
No voucher programs found.
Do state statutes allow for educational expense tax credits or deductions?
No educational expense tax credits or deductions found.
Can students use vouchers to attend religious schools?
Is there a cap on the number of students or private schools participating in voucher programs?
Are voucher students in private schools required to take any standardized tests?
Can private schools be removed from voucher programs based on performance?
Are private schools in voucher programs required to provide transportation?
Interdistrict School Choice
Do state statutes allow for interdistrict choice?
We did not find interdistrict school choice law in state statutes. However, Education Commission of the States 50 State Comparison states that New Mexico law allow for interdistrict choice.