Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

School Reconsiders Conversion.

Byline: Diana Heil Journal Staff Writer

DeVargas, District Discussing Options

DeVargas Middle School is reconsidering whether it wishes to convert to a charter school as allowed under the 1999 state law.

The Santa Fe Public Board of Education denied the DeVargas charter school application last year. In February, the state Board of Education upheld the local board's decision, while encouraging the DeVargas charter school committee to hash out problems with the local board.

Last week, DeVargas Principal Christina Baca met with three school board members and district Superintendent Veronica C. Garcia in a study session to explore problems and possibilities. …

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