PED rejects struggling school district’s proposal

MORIARTY, N.M. (KRQE) – a New Mexico school district in so much financial trouble it’s chose to close schools is now having to spend money on an attorney.

The Moriarty-Edgewood School District approved a plan to close two elementary schools, but the plan has been rejected by the Public Education Department.

The board says at this point it has received no real answers from the state about why they rejected the plan.

The board has now chosen to hire an attorney to deal with the issue.

The board president says they hope to avoid a lawsuit but must protect the district’s interests.

The board will meet Tuesday night to decide their next step. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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