The Black Education ACT  and the crown act           PDF  


House Bill 43 (HB43) creates a new section of the public school code entitled the Black Education Act. The bill details the sections within the proposed act to include, among other things:

 (1) creation of the Black Education Advisory Council (BEAC or council);

 (2) BEAC’s meeting requirements and duties;

 (3) creation of the Black Education Liaison (Liaison), along with the prescribed Liaison’s duties, within PED; 

(4) requirement for PED to submit a Black Education Statewide Status Report (BESSR) annually; 

(5) requirement that school discipline policies define and include a specific prohibition against racialized aggression involving a student or school personnel; 

(6) requirement that every school district and charter school have a hotline to report racially charged incidents or racialized aggression; and 

(7) requirement for all school personnel to successfully complete an anti-racism and racial sensitivity training or professional development approved by PED 


Prohibiting the imposition of discipline, discrimination or disparate treatment in schools based on the hair or cultural or religious headdresses of a        student. 

No local school board shall allow for the imposition of discipline, discrimination or disparate treatment against a student based on the student’s     race, religion or culture because of the student’s use of protective hairstyles or cultural or religious headdresses.

Knowing the why...

The Black Education Act (BEA) was created to improve Black Education within the state of New Mexico for public, chartered, and post-secondary schools. The Bill’s goal is to improve graduation rates for African American students graduating from high school and post-secondary institutions. 

New mexico stats on black education

Black Students in New Mexico Based on data from the first reporting date for the 2020-2021 school year

Strategic Plan for cuba independent schools

Black Education Act Strategic Plan 2022-2024


Our WHY:  We believe that EVERY child can learn, there is no limit to their potential and that by working together, we can make a meaningful contribution to their success.  We are culturally responsive using critical thinking to reach solutions that make sense for our students and look for every possibility to reward growth.  We are Pre-K through 12 community school that provides a better way to learn.

Objective:  Implementation of the Black Act and Student readiness: 

1.       Expose students to media/books education of Black Diaspora

2.       Data for students that are identified as Black

3.       Resource Page ( Shall be linked to Cuba Schools Website)

4.       Focus Group

Community Staff  Readiness

1.       Community/Staff Input/Buy In

2.       Anti-Racism /Cultural Sensitivity Training every year*

  3.      Resources for Our Story is American History

     4.      Throughout Year-This is not just February but an on-going process of learning, foundation building, and an integral part of American History and not just                 Black History

   a.       Speakers to create awareness and

   b.       Food/menu (Monthly food demonstrations w/ culinary arts department & at least one monthly ethnic food item representing the African American     Diaspora on school cafeteria menu. This promotes constant awareness of cultural foods and the connectedness of African American nuances     within other cultures including the local community.

   c.       Performers (throughout the year) to include authors, storytellers, etc.                

      5.               Diverse identity in curriculum (Suggested resources sent to teachers throughout the year to develop a mainstream awareness and accessibility).


1.        Student discipline policies with parents, staff, and students’ involvement*

2.        Policy must define and include a specific prohibition against racialized aggression involving student or school personnel.  

           Link to state-wide hotline to report   racially charged incidents or aggression*

3.        Maintain data on Black students’ progress, graduation rates and suspension*

4.        Curriculum for teachers

5.        CRT ( A clear definition of CRT)



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