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School board introduces ‘career pathways’ course

New curricula for Clovis Municipal Schools junior high and high schools were introduced at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

A final vote on the new courses will be held at the board’s July 27 meeting, board members said.

The courses will include the new “career pathways” programs that, at advanced level, will offer courses that provide credit both in high school and at Clovis Community College. At the community college level, the courses eventually could lead to a professional certificate, Clovis schools Superintendent Neil Nuttall said.

In addition, the new program will offer courses in physics and the sciences in early grades, in conformance with new state guidelines, said Assistant Superintendent Ladona Clayton.

If approved the new curricula will be in effect until the 2010 school year, Clayton said.

Outlines of the new curricula are open for inspection by the public at the Instruction Resource Center, 1009 Main. For more information, call 769-4300.

In other business:

• The board elected new officers for fiscal year 2004-2005. They are: Terry Martin, president; Mark Lansford, vice president; and Dr. Ken Merritt, secretary.

The three new officers will take office July 13.

• The board also awarded a bid to YCC Construction of Clovis, for $103,959, to remodel the Clovis High School courtyard and a bid to Wilson and Wilson Construction of Clovis, at a base bid of $118,392, to finish renovation of the high school’s culinary kitchen.

• Employees of the month were Gene Beiker, schools purchasing agent; Kevin Cass, custodial supervisor; Gloria Mares, central office custodian; and Sharon Wilson, maintenance department secretary.

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