My heart has been broken over what has transpired in our nation for our children over the last year. Our six-year-old granddaughter having to have school by a computer and not be around her teacher and classmates has got to be very hard on her and the teacher and don’t forget Mommy and Daddy! The City of Albuquerque has been working on the little league fields near our home like getting the sprinkler systems running and other clean up. I pray the kids can get back to being kids soon! The kids need the social interaction and so do adults! I want to get back to playing softball! LET’S PLAY BALL!!!!

New Mexico Schools to Open Up!

FGGAM NEWS received the following two news releases:

Senator Republican Leaders Respond to State Announcement Regarding Reopening of Schools

SANTA FE – New Mexico Senate Republican leaders today released the following response to the state Secretary of Education’s announcement that all schools are now eligible for full reentry:

“While we are pleased that New Mexico students will finally be able to return to the classroom, we remain deeply concerned about the long-term effects of the Governor’s extended closures. Recent reports indicate that our children have potentially lost more than a year of learning and the fact that the Administration waited until now to reopen is beyond troubling.”

“Today’s announcement had nothing to do with science. Rather, it represents a caving by the Governor and her team to the wishes of New Mexico students and parents who refused to be silent. To those individuals, we thank you for your voice and your advocacy. The credit for reopening belongs to you.”

Republican Leader, Senator Greg Baca (District 29-Bernalillo and Valencia)
Republican Whip, Senator Craig Brandt (District 40-Sandoval)
Republican Caucus Chair, Senator Mark Moores (District 21-Bernalillo)

GOP reaction to schools reopening in NM

Santa Fe, NM- The State of New Mexico today announced a plan to facilitate student reentry in public schools, just past the halfway point of the spring semester and a year into a statewide education shutdown order by the Governor.

“I wish that we could say this was a collaborative effort on behalf of our children and teachers, and I am happy that the massive public outrage has allowed for reopening of our schools,” said House Republican Leader Jim Townsend (Artesia). “Early on we announced legislation that would have tremendously helped allow schools to reopen, and we have continued to hear a steady stream of calls from New Mexicans of every walk of life calling to say they want to reopen New Mexico. Every New Mexican that has called the Governor or the legislature asking for schools to reopen should be proud that their efforts pushed Governor Lujan Grisham to do the right thing by our education system.”

“The Governor’s prolonged shutdown has had a devastating effect on our school children and their families,” said House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (Farmington).  “While I am happy that schools will reopen next month, I hope that a year of lost education is not too much to overcome. Governor, now it’s time to save New Mexico jobs.”

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