Security upgrade projects at more than 90 Albuquerque public schools have received state funding, with individual projects getting anywhere from $5,000 to $208,000.
None of the more than one hundred statewide school security capital outlay projects approved earlier this year by the New Mexico State Legislature were vetoed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
The Governor did, however, veto just over 75 other school facility projects originally submitted to the state legislature by the Public Education Department.
Among the larger school facility projects denied capital outlay funding by the Governor was the $235,000 for upgrades to the building and grounds of the Albuquerque School of Excellence; $175,000 for upgrades to the International School at Mesa del Sol; and $245,000 for building and ground improvement work at the Robert F. Kennedy Charter School.
The largest approved funding for school security work includes $208,000 for work at the Whittier Elementary School; $200,000 for security upgrades to the Grant Middle School; and $150,000 for security work to the Arroyo Del Oso Elementary School.
The smallest capital outlay approved by Lujan Grisham is seeing $5,000 for security system work at the Adobe Acres Elementary School.
By Garry Boulard
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