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SB 197: HIGH SCHOOL WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM

An Act Relating To Public Schools; Creating The High School Water Management And Conservation Program Pilot Project; Requiring Reporting; Making An Appropriation.

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MILD SB 197
HIGH SCHOOL WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM

Legislative URL:
SB 197 on nmlegis.gov
Emergency Clause:
No
Germane:
N/A
Location:
SEC
Action:
SPREF [3] SCONC/SEC/SFC-SCONC [5] DP-SEC API.
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Introduced
SCONC Committee Report
Fiscal Impact Report

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Summary

This bill would create the High School Water Management and Conservation Program Pilot Project as a two-year pilot project that creates a one-credit, elective high school course. The purpose of the high program is to provide high school students with an understanding of the basic principles of water management and conservation and to better prepare high school students for entry into the work force or into vocational or academic programs in a subject area that is vital to the future of New Mexico.

The program would be administered by the Public Education Department and would provide the funding for the development of a suitable curriculum and for implementation in one or more high schools. The department would determine application requirements and procedures and criteria for evaluating applications for the implementation of the program. An applicant would be required to demonstrate that its proposed High School Water Management and Conservation Program curriculum would meet all department standards and employ only qualified teachers and other staff.

 

$100,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the PED for expenditure in FY 2016 and 2017 to establish and implement the High School Water Management and Conservation Program. PED may use up to four percent of any appropriation made by the legislature for the program for professional development for participating educators and department administrative costs.

 

One potential benefit might be an increased awareness by high school students both of water conservation management and conservation principles. It might also lead to career opportunities for them related to water conservation management and potentially supply New Mexico with a larger workforce conversant in the subject.