The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) issued new guidance for teachers who are preparing for the start of the school year.
A new memo from NMPED Secretary Ryan Stewart says work that can be performed remotely should be performed remotely until schools switch to the hybrid model.
Teachers with Albuquerque Public Schools were already following similar guidance. However, other districts were not.
"So it's important that the Public Education Department clarify for everyone in the state-- while we're in remote learning, that means everything happens through the computer and not at the school. You cannot be required to go to your school building, and it solved a lot of problems," said Ellen Bernstein, president of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation.
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