State employees to get time off for parent teacher conferences

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The governor wants to make sure parents are doing all they can to help their kids in the classroom.

That’s why she issued an executive order allowing state workers to take up to 8 hours of administrative leave to attend parent-teacher conferences.

The state personnel office is still writing guidelines for how the leave will be applied and administered. 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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