Las Cruces Public Schools Hosts Inaugural State of the District Address

Las Cruces Public Schools will host the inaugural State of the District Address from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 that will provide an overview of district goals and objectives across all departments. Ignacio Ruiz, LCPS Superintendent, will be sharing information related to student proficiency rates, budget data and strategic planning as the district redirects and refocuses efforts in preparation for the 2024-2025 school year. 

The district will welcome keynote speaker Dr. Richard Carranza, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. Carranza is a national spokesperson on significant issues facing school districts and has amassed a career in education that spans more than thirty years.  

The two-hour livestreamed event will also feature student and alumni speakers, including Jamila Gilbert, the Senior Manager of Internal Communication for Virgin Galactic. Gilbert, a graduate of Las Cruces High School and New Mexico State University, made history as one of only sixteen Hispanic and LatinX people to travel to space.   

R.J. Scott, a member of the graduating Class of 2024 at Organ Mountain High School, is also scheduled to speak. Scott was selected to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and plans to become a pilot. 

The 2024 LCPS State of the District event is open to invited local dignitaries and district administration. It will be livestreamed to the public courtesy of LCPS.TV at along with live Spanish translation.