PED Secretary Statement On Reports Of Non-Compliance With School Reentry And COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart

PED News:

SANTA FE – issued the following statement today in response to numerous reports of non-compliance with school reentry and COVID-19 safety guidelines:

“We take all of these things very seriously, and we continue to follow up on reports received through the PED’s COVID-19 Safety Complaint Portal.

“Regarding recent inquiries about Gallup McKinley County Schools, we are aware of the concerns about reporting and transparency and have issued a directive to the district to ensure adherence to PED guidance and rapid response protocols.

“We also understand that there are ongoing issues with regard to additional employee concerns. We are actively looking into these matters and will take any actions that become necessary to ensure that all health and safety protocols are followed, and that students and staff have a safe working and learning environment.”