SENATE BILL 155
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Mary Kay Papen
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR AN EARLY PHYSICS EDUCATION PILOT PROJECT.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--Six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the public education department for expenditure in fiscal years 2021 through 2025 to design and implement a five-year early physics education pilot project for sixth through eighth grades that incorporates age-appropriate physics education curricula and tests whether early education in physics will increase academic performance in all subject areas and encourage interest in post-secondary educational careers in science and mathematics. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2026 shall revert to the general fund.