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School board to honor teen's heroics


January 23, 2018

CLOVIS — The honors keep coming for Clovis High School Air Force Junior ROTC student Isaiah Hatfield.

Hatfield was recognized last week at the Clovis city commission meeting for his life-saving efforts over Christmas break and will again be honored tonight at the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting.

Over the break Hatfield used the skills he learned at the Teen Community Emergency Response Training course he took just a month earlier to perform CPR on his stepmother until first responders arrived.

Superintendent Jody Balch said Clovis AFJROTC instructor Maj. Lawrence Alan Fields will say a few words and Hatfield will be presented to the board for congratulations.

Other items on the agenda for the 5:30 p.m. meeting at the administration building at 1009 Main St. include:

• CHS Freshman Academy Principal John Howell will provide an update on the school.

• The board will consider a travel request for Clovis FFA to attend the New Mexico Leadership Conference and Junior Contest in Albuquerque from Feb. 2 to Feb. 4.

• Deputy Superintendent of Operations Carrie Bunch will provide an update on the district’s construction projects.

• Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Joe Strickland will provide an update on the University of Virginia turnaround program. Strickland will also discuss the benchmarks and performance standards for career and technical education at Clovis schools.

• The board will select this year’s Board of Education Quality of Education Survey questions. The board previously reviewed last year’s questions in December.

• The board will consider a change to the management and administration salary schedule to account for the hiring of an assistant principal at Lincoln Jackson Family Center.

• The board will consider an application for Impact Aid, a federal program that benefits school districts with military bases within its boundaries.

• The board will discuss the 2016-17 audit and the annual bond review.

• The board will consider the removal of four vehicles from the district inventory.


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