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Clovis school board to discuss alternative education proposal


December 16, 2018

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday plans to discuss an alternative education proposal for students focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

Called the CMS iAcademy, the approach would include two days of attendance at a school building and three days of virtual school work from home for students from sixth grade through high school. Second through fifth graders would follow the traditional five days of school.

According to documents on the CMS website, the iAcademy is meant to cater to the nearly 400 students in the past two years who have withdrawn from Clovis schools but still live in the district.

If the CMS iAcademy served just half those students with alternative education, the district could bring in over $1 million in state funds.

The CMS iAcademy would be located in the currently unused Lincoln Jackson Elementary building and could be up and running by August.

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

• Barry Elementary Principal Tori Teague will give an update on the school.

• The board will consider 18 changes to board policy regarding transportation, honor rolls, extracurricular activity eligibility and do not resuscitate orders, which were previously introduced at the Nov. 13 meeting.

• The board will vote on the district’s facilities master plan for 2018 through 2023.

• The board will vote on the district’s 2018-19 health handbook.


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