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New Mexico Statutes Establishing Point of Contact and Promoting Timely Graduation and Supports for Students Experiencing an Educational Disruption

School districts in New Mexico are required to designate a point of contact for students in foster care and students in the juvenile justcie system. The point of contact is responsibilities include facilitating the child's reentry to school, including timely transfer of academic credits. Additional protections help New Mexico students who experience a disruption to their education due to delinquency return to school, including priority placement in classes that meet state graduation requirements, placement in electives similar to those in which the student was previously enrolled, and equal access to extracurricular activities and sports.