Policy Overview

2008-2009 New Mexico

Charter Schools

Metrics #
Charter Law
State Has Charter Law Yes
Year of Charter School Law 1993
Charter Cap
State-Imposed Cap on Charter Schools Yes
Description of Cap

15 start-up charters and 5 conversion charters per year; A charter in a district with 1,300 or fewer students may not enroll more that 10% of the total number of students in the district

Charter Funding
State Provides Funding for Charter Schools Yes
Description of Funding

Lease payments for charter schools for 2006-07: $7.5 million or $600 per student. Schools may also access public outlay funds through the Public School Capital Outlay Council.