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Artesia Public School

District News

We’ll keep you up to date on the important issues affecting our schools. We also want to share all the wonderful things that happen to make Artesia Public Schools a great place to get an education. Check in often to see the latest information and announcements.

Equity Council

A recent lawsuit in New Mexico was won by plaintiffs claiming the state of New Mexico has not funded public schools sufficiently as required by New Mexico's constitution. In response to the lawsuit, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) has asked all districts to create Equity Councils. The purpose of the Equity Councils will be to: 

  • Conduct a readiness assessment that will be provided by the NMPED with a focus on economically disadvantaged students, English learners, Native American students, and students with disabilities.
  • Analyze readiness assessment data at regional trainings hosted by the NMPED.
  • Support the implementation of a culturally and linguistically responsive framework for every school.

The district has built a council comprised of district administrators, teachers, student volunteers from the junior high and high school student councils, and parent volunteers from our Parent Advisory Council. We appreciate their willingness to serve in this capacity. If you would like more information about the Equity Council, please contact Superintendent John Ross Null via email or phone at (575) 746-3585.

Assessment News

Learn about New Mexico's new plan for assessing your child's learning.

Please also take a moment to look over New Mexico's statewide student assessment plan for 2019–2020. It includes frequently-asked questions, facts for parents, and a lot of other valuable information.