SF school board, union at odds over contract

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Re-engaging high school dropouts and helping them earn their diplomas is a plan some teachers love, but there’s a snag with the contract of a program that aims to do that.

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According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, using state and federal funding, the Santa Fe School District would partner with Florida-based Atlantic Education Partners to run the Engage Santa Fe Program.

The union president says as-is, the contract is not legal and just funnels public money toward private interests.

The school board and district maintain the contract they’ve crafted is legal.

Now, Attorney General Gary King is looking at the contract, while the board plans to go forward with the deal mid-May.

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