Reporter’s notebook: Schools pledge record amount for United Way

The teachers and staff of the Clovis Municipal School system recently showed their commitment to the community by pledging a record $61,416 to United Way of Eastern New Mexico.

It was a 22-percent increase from last year, according to school and United Way officials.

United Way is a non-profit charitable organization which raises money to insure quality human services, according to the group’s official Web site.

Jelayne Curtis, executive assistant to the superintendent, said approximately 1,050 employees participated in the annual event.

“I have statistics from 1999 which show our staff raising $28,000,” Curtis said. Curtis said this year’s contribution was the “largest amount ever” and will possibly be earmarked for local causes.

Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ Staff Writer Tonya Garner. Suggested items may be mailed Managing Editor Rick White at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis 88102 or at: rick_white@link.freedom.com