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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Ryan
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
02/09/06
HB
SHORT TITLE
ASSESS NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT
PERFORMANCE
SB 624
ANALYST Weber
APPROPRIATION (dollars in thousands)
Appropriation
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
$500.0
Recurring
General
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Indian Affairs Department (IAD)
Public Education Department (PED)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 624 appropriates $500 thousand from the general fund to Indian Affairs Department
for the purpose of a study by the Santa Fe Indian School of performance levels and performance
issues facing Indian students to enhance performance within the mandates of the federal No
Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The appropriation of $500 thousand contained in this bill is a recurring expense to the general
fund. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of FY07 shall revert to the
general fund.
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
The Public Education Department notes that Santa Fe Indian School is a Bureau of Indian
Affairs (BIA) grant-funded school. The BIA, grant and contract schools within New Mexico
currently receive their funding and resources from the Office of Indian Education Programs,
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Department of the Interior, in Washington, D.C. BIA-funded schools also receive funding
directly from the Department of Education for implementation of programs to meet the
requirements of No Child Left Behind through a set aside of funds (i.e., Title I, Title II, Title III,
etc.) that flow through the BIA.
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