Governor Names Educators To School Capital Group

New Mexico – SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed two educators to a task force that monitors the state's system for allocating money for public school capital improvements.

Carl Foster of Albuquerque and Judy Rabon of Alamogordo were named to the Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force, which meets on Thursday in Santa Fe.

Foster is a former public school teacher in Farmington and serves as an adjunct faculty member at New Mexico Highlands University. He served on the state Commission on Higher Education from 1988 to 2001.

The governor's office said Rabon taught school in Alamogordo for more than 17 years.

In response to a lawsuit brought by several property-poor school districts, New Mexico has implemented a standards-based program for distributing money for school construction projects.

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