Santa Fe schools could see job cuts

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The Santa Fe school district could face job cuts after New Mexico lawmakers called for public education to take on a share of the state’s financial pain.

The New Mexican reports that legislators have asked for a decrease in operating funds provided to districts on a per-student basis, which they hope will eliminate about $38 million in spending. Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, has not yet signed the legislation and has until Oct. 26 to make a decision on the measure.

Lawmakers are expected make more spending cuts when they convene in January to deal with the state’s fiscal crisis.

Santa Fe Superintendent Veronica Garcia this week called staff cuts a “very real possibility,” but she vowed to keep the job losses away from the classroom. 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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