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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Nava
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/2/2006
HB
SHORT TITLE Strengthening Quality In Schools Initiative
SB 487
ANALYST McOlash
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$1,000.0
Recurring
General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Relates to Appropriation in the General Appropriation Act
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Public Education Department (PED)
Department of Finance and Administration/State Budget Division (SBD)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 487 appropriates $1,000,000 from the General Fund to PED for expenditure in FY
2007 for the Strengthening Quality in Schools Initiative (SQS).
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The $1,000,000 appropriation in this bill is a recurring expense to the General Fund .
Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year shall revert to the
HAFC/H 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 78 (page 228, lines 14 20) appropriates $2,400,000 to PED for the
Teacher Professional Development Fund to be used to fund:
1.
Re:Learning
2.
Regional Educational Technology Assistance
3.
Strengthening Quality in Schools
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4.
Service Learning
5.
Golden Apple
6.
Closing the Achievement Gap
7.
Leadership Academy
8.
Other Programs
The PED will determine the funding level for each program, conduct evaluations, and report to
the Legislative Education Study Committee by November 2006.
It is not clear if the SB 487 appropriation is in addition to the possible funding through the GAA.
SQS is currently funded (2005-2006) for $600,000 through PED.
OTHER SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
The New Mexico SQS initiative is based on the Baldrige in Education Initiative, a national re-
form strategy and assessment framework designed to help parents, students, schools and organi-
zations meet higher performance standards and assess progress towards meeting these standards.
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was created by Public Law 100-107, signed into
law on August 20, 1987. The Award Program, responsive to the purposes of Public Law 100-
107, led to the creation of a new public-private partnership. The Baldrige Criteria for Perform-
ance Excellence provide a systems perspective for understanding performance management.
They reflect validated, leading-edge management practices against which an organization can
measure itself.
WHAT WILL BE THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT ENACTING THIS BILL
The SQS initiative will continue to be funded in the GAA.
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