Tonight’s episode of Public Square on NMPBS at 7p looks at the benefits of linking schools with the communities they serve. Panelists include Highland High School Principal Marco Harris and Community Engagement Coordinator Janyce Cardenas from Wilson Middle School. In this segment of the discussion, hosted by Megan Kamerick, panelists describe how community schools provide needed support and services to students and their families.
A proposal to allow school workers to carry concealed firearms on campuses has been tabled by the Senate education committee. The bill, supported by the National Rifle Association, and introduced by Republican Sue Wilson Beffort would have allowed up to three school employees to carry concealed handguns on campus in order to provide added security.