AG: Online school contract breaks rules

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – Attorney General Gary King says the Farmington School District has improperly contracted with a private company to manage an online charter school.

State law prohibits charter schools, which are schools financed with taxpayer money, to contract with for-profit companies.

Questions were raised about the New Mexico Virtual Academy which serves students statewide grades 6-12 and contracts with a Virginia company.

While the AG’s office’s opinion is not legally binding, KRQE News 13 asked the Public Education Department if it will take any action against the district. We have not heard back.

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