Heinrich Announces Living Schoolyards Act at Enos Garcia Elementary School
On Thursday, October 6, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced his recently introduced Living Schoolyards Act. Senator Heinrich was joined by Enos Garcia Elementary Principal Sara Bradley, Taos Municipal Schools (TMS) Interim Superintendent Valerie Trujillo, Security Manager for Taos Municipal Schools Marcos Herrera, Community Schools Coordinator Paula Oxoby-Hayett, Micah Roseberry with Grow Community Now, Assistant TMS Superintendent Rennetta Mondragon, and Enos Assistant Principal Nicole Mora-Atencio.
This legislation will enable schools to completely re-envision their outdoor school grounds with the goal of providing more hands-on learning opportunities, strengthening local ecological systems, and giving every single child a place where they can learn and play outside.