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Clovis schools to discuss bond sale


September 22, 2019

CLOVIS — The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will discuss its recent $3 million bond sale and get a heads-up on several policy revision suggestions when it meets Tuesday evening.

The board approved a Sept. 17 sale of $3 million in bonds, coming from $20 million approved by voters in 2017. The money will be pooled with $2 million already set aside by the district for renovations at Barry Elementary, Cameo and Mesa elementary, roofing for the Clovis High School G building, central office HVAC upgrades, various upgrades at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista and various security camera, door and window upgrades at CHS.

Following the sale, the district has $5 million remaining from the authorized $20 million.

More than a dozen board policies will be introduced for possible action in October, with a request to omit the district’s current policy establishing a five-year deadline for Level II teachers to become Level III teachers — which requires attaining a master’s degree.

Joe Strickland, deputy superintendent of employee services, told board members in August the master’s degree requirement helps thin out candidate fields but makes little sense when there are around 20 job openings.

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

• Consideration of sealed bids for technology pallets, with the materials no longer needed due to upgrades. Any unsold pallets would be sent to STS Recycling.

• Removal of two pigs and four goats from the district inventory. Three of the goats were incorrectly placed into district inventory as part of an FFA event, while the others do not meet the value threshold to be tagged as inventory. All are to be sold at the Muleshoe Livestock Auction.

• Recognition of the Clovis High Wind Symphony for a national award from The Foundation for Music Education. The Mark of Excellence Award was given for a 2018 recording performed at Hobbs.


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