LAFSE Closure Update 3/23/20

Info from the Governor

At a press conference today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham stated that there's a "high degree of likelihood" that schools in NM will have to remain closed past April 6 date (current mandated closure) but there are concerns about graduations, waivers, and earnest need for education for kids across the state.

We will continue to monitor this situation and participate in any and all conversations pertaining to the closing of our schools and the working conditions of LAPS employees.


  • The order will close all non-essential businesses effective Tuesday, March 24.
  • The order exempts people who provide essential functions such as providing meals for students, health care workers, those working in child care centers and those involved in preserving public safety.
  • there will almost certainly be a special legislative session, but likely not for a few weeks both to continue to allow legislators to social distance but also to wait and see how Feds continue to respond so NM knows what they'll have to work with going forward.
  • All New Mexicans must immediately heed the instruction to stay home except as needed to maintain continuity of functions critical to public health and safety.

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AFT Distance Learning Resources

Below are links to several resources from our parent organization, AFT. These can also be found on our website (

If there is something specific that you'd like to see resources for that isn't mentioned here, please let us know! We want to use this time to be as helpful and available as possible.

Virtual Meeting

If you haven't done so already, please check out our virtual meeting. Voting for the proposed changes will close on Thursday, March 26th at 10:00 P.M.