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Clovis educator named to task force


Last updated 5/23/2020 at 4:03pm

SANTA FE — A Clovis educator has been named to a school re-entry task force created by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Silvia Miranda is one of 30 named to the task force created by Education Secretary Ryan Stewart to discuss multiple issues for a safe return to public schools in the 2020-21 academic year.

The task force, which includes a range of stakeholders from parents to superintendents throughout the state, held its first meeting Wednesday via web conference.

Department spokesperson Nancy Martira said task force members have been asked to commit two hours of meeting time per week for the initial amount of work.

The department is encouraging public input via a survey that was launched following the first meeting. The survey can be accessed at

and should take about eight minutes to complete. Participants are asked to provide an honest assessment of learning before and during social distancing, and told school leaders will not see individual responses.

“The public health situation is still changing too quickly for us to develop a single plan for return to school,” Stewart said in the release. “We’ll be looking to our School Reentry Task Force to contribute their perspective and help shape a number of contingency plans for a safe return to school.”

Those plans will likely include in-person instruction, continued distance learning and hybrid options.


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