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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Harrison
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/6/06
HB 525
SHORT TITLE Gallup-McKinley Schools Teacher Training
SB
ANALYST Aguilar
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$50.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
House Bill 525 Appropriates $50 thousand from the general fund to the public education depart-
ment for the purpose of contracting with a program to train and employ recent college graduates
as teachers in the Gallup-McKinley schools.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $50 thousand contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general
fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2007 shall
revert to the general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
The measure is intended to address the teacher shortage in the McKinley County area by provid-
ing a teacher training program for recent college graduates with content area expertise but who
do not have a teacher preparation program.
The bill provides for contracting with a program, but does not specify what type of teacher train-
ing program is involved. The University of New Mexico currently has a program where college
graduates enroll for a 14 month course of study leading to licensure; however it is not clear
whether the university also serves as an employment agent as well.
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Provisions of this bill, when implemented, may lead to the Gallup-McKinley schools developing
a new pool of prospective teachers to work on reservation schools.
The bill further requires these teachers serve for at least two years..
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