By Claudia L Silva, Carlsbad Current-Argus
Feb. 1, 2022

On-time graduation rates for disabled students has been one of Justin Gosset’s greatest concerns since he became Carlsbad Municipals School’s director of special programs in 2017.

While a recent report published by New Mexico Voices for Children found that a growing number of students in the state graduated high school within four years, students with disabilities lagged behind significantly.

According to the 2021 New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book, 23% of high school students in the state did not graduate high school on time. But 34% for students with disabilities didn’t reach graduation, either.

In 2019 there were over 53,900 disabled students in the state according to the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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