Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, at podium, honors Los Alamos AP teachers and students Tuesday at the Roundhouse. Sen. Richard Martinez, fourth from left, and LAPS Board of Education President Jim Hall, far right, participated in the event. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos AP teachers and students, shown here with education officials and Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, were honored Tuesday at the Roundhouse. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE – Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Sandoval and Rio Arriba, is a well-known advocate for schools, students and teachers. She welcomed Los Alamos Advance Placement teachers and students to the Roundhouse Tuesday and spoke in support of the Education Budget in House Bill 3.
“It was a privilege to honor the Los Alamos High School Advance Placement students and teachers for becoming the first high school, in New Mexico, placed on the AP Board Honor Roll,” Garcia Richard said. “Los Alamos Public High School is one of the shining stars in our community and I am working tirelessly to ensure LAHS continues to get the funding and recognition it deserves, here at the legislature.”
Garcia Richard also hosted a press conference with Representatives Mimi Stewart, Rick Miera and Luciano ‘Lucky’ Varela Tuesday to discuss House Bill 3 and the Education Budget included within it.
“We feel this Education Budget is truly a compromise of what’s needed for our schools to thrive and funds a number of Gov. Martinez’s initiatives,” Garcia Richard said. “This is the first time in years that we have more than enough revenue to adequately increase funding to our schools, invest in Gov. Martinez’s endorsed school programs and give our teachers a much deserved raise.”
Garcia Richard urges citizens to call Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez and Gov. Martinez and tell them it’s time to support the schools, by passing the House version of the Education Budget. Reach Sanchez at 505.865.0688 and the Governor at 505.476.2200.
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, right, with Los Alamos AP teachers during a special recognition event Tuesday at the Roundhouse. Courtesy photo