Student Sports- NMPED Approves Student Participation in NMAA Sanctioned Events 


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NMPED Approves Student Participation in NMAA-Sanctioned Events 


Thursday afternoon, Las Cruces Public Schools received approval from the New Mexico Public Education Department that allows students to participate in NMAA-sanctioned events under the plan the district developed given the requirements from NMPED and the guidance of the LCPS Board of Education.  

Last week, the LCPS Board of Education authorized district leadership to increase student opportunities for face-to-face instruction starting Feb. 22. A description of plans for all elementary, middle and high schools will be presented at the next regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, Feb. 16.  

Under guidance from the New Mexico Department of Health and the NMPED, students have been practicing in pods during remote instruction. Until Thursday, it was unclear whether students would be eligible to participate in NMAA sports and activities. The new high school plan developed by the district administration and high school principals was presented to NMPED and approved.  

Wednesday, Doña Ana County’s status was upgraded from red to yellow under the DOH’s Red to Green framework for COVID-19 infection rates.  

The LCPS Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 will start at 4 p.m. and can be viewed at