Central Consolidated School District Superintendent Dr. Colleen W. Bowman and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Benedict presented three CCSD schools with checks in celebration and recognition of the grades they received from the New Mexico Public Education Department.
The three schools honored were July Nelson Elementary, Kirtland Elementary and Eva B. Stokely Elementary School. Judy Nelson Elementary received an “A” from NMPED and a $750 check from CCSD, while Kirtland Elementary and Eva B. Stokely both received “B” grades and a $500 check from CCSD.
“CCSD is proud that the hard work of all the teachers, staff and students at these three schools was recognized by the state in such high regard,” Dr. Bowman said. “They are leaders in our district and they are leaders in the state. We look to them as an example of what we are doing well and how we can improve other schools. We hope every school in our district can follow their examples.”
Judy Nelson also received a visit from the New Mexico Secretary of Education Christopher Ruszkowski as part of the Straight “A” Express. The secretary has made plans to visit every “A” school in New Mexico. This is the second year in a row Judy Nelson Elementary has received an “A.” This is also the second consecutive year Kirtland Elementary and Eva B. Stokley have received a “B” from NMPED.
To see every school’s grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department, click here.