- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Santa Fe school district plans to hire four administrators in an attempt to reduce truancy rates at the city’s middle and high schools.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/1fbW6PO ) Gov. Susana Martinez announced the $4 million program Thursday. She said the funding will go toward hiring “dropout prevention” coaches, including social workers and administrators, to help keep kids in school.

Dropout coaches will serve in schools with truancy and dropout rates that are above the state average.

An official with the Santa Fe school district says coaches will be placed at Capital and Santa Fe high schools. Ortiz Middle School will also receive a dropout coach, and Capshaw and De Vargas middle schools will share a coach.

The district hopes to hire the dropout coaches by September.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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