Native American education committee pulls back due to budget

Mar 18, 2017

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A committee focused on helping the Los Alamos School Board help the district's Native American population succeed academically will scale back its requests in light of decreases in state funding. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/2nQf3wv ) that School Board President Jenny McCumber said at a presentation Tuesday that there's little the district can do with such a small budget. The LAPS Title VII Parent Advisory Committee presented findings to the school board about what the district could be doing to help Native American students. The committee found that the district needs to address testing and cultural issues. The Los Alamos school system has 116 American Indian students. On the 2016 PARCC math test, American Indians scored a little over 730 in math and reading. A score of 750 means a student has met expectations.