How many students were enrolled in public school after 40 days? New Mexico PED won’t say.

How many students were enrolled in New Mexico’s public education system after the first 40 days of the 2020-2021 school year? That is a critical number for determining funding for New Mexico’s public school funding. Also, in the midst of dramatic changes due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this information is especially relevant for understanding how families are reacting to “virtual” and “hybrid” learning policies that are being imposed statewide.

Schools completed the 40 day threshhold back in mid/early October, but, when RGF requested the information from the Public Education Department we received the following letter which basically said, “wait until mid-December.”