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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Robinson
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/8/06
HB
SHORT TITLE UNM Special Student Projects
SB 428
ANALYST Hoffmann
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$120.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to Senate Bill 440.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Higher Education Department (HED)
Public Education Department (PED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 428 appropriates $120,000 from the general fund to the Board of Regents of the Uni-
versity of New Mexico to support the Special Programs Office. The appropriation allocates
$35,000 for minority graduate recruitment and retention, $35,000 for youth recreation and reten-
tion, $25,000 for youth leadership and development, and $25,000 for college preparation and
mentoring.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $120,000 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.
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SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
According to the Higher Education Department, the projects in this proposal were submitted to
HED for review. The projects were not included for the Department's Research, Public Service,
and Special Programs funding recommendation for FY07.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
This is related to Senate Bill 440, which appropriates $150,000 to the university's Special Pro-
grams Office for implementation of college preparatory mentoring programs for eighth graders
in the Albuquerque public school system.
OTHER SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
The Public Education Department provided the following information.
The special project at UNM in youth recreation and education is a year-round program that is
directed at elementary, middle and high school students involved with the Upward Bound and
Engaging Latino Communities for Education (ENLACE) programs. These programs focus on
promoting higher education by stressing career opportunities that advanced training and educa-
tion can provide students. This message is delivered through college preparation classes and
campus orientation tours. Currently, there are 400 students involved in the program with the
goal being to increase the retention rate of students enrolled in higher education, resulting in im-
proved GPA and graduation rates.
The youth leadership and development special project at UNM is a transitional program from
high school to college. This is a collaborative with TVI, UNM and the Albuquerque Public
Schools (APS) that allows entering freshmen the opportunity to take introductory level or reme-
dial level classes in math and reading as preparatory classes to ensure academic success. There
is a 97 percent graduation rate for students enrolled in this youth leadership and development
special project (UNM Special Projects Program).
CH/yr