HOUSE BILL 318
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Sheryl Williams Stapleton and Christine Trujillo and
Patricia Roybal Caballero
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A COMPREHENSIVE STANDARDS-BASED ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAM TO TEACH WORKPLACE SOFT SKILLS TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--
A. Four million three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($4,350,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the public education department for expenditure in fiscal years 2019 and 2020 to develop or purchase and implement a comprehensive standards-based online learning program to teach workplace soft skills to middle and high school students as preparation for success in the workplace. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2020 shall revert to the general fund.
B. As used in this section, "soft skills" are the personal attributes needed to succeed in the workplace, including communication, critical thinking, leadership, conflict management, positive attitude, teamwork and work ethic.
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