Weekly update — Oct. 24

Texico school boss gets raise

Texico Schools Superintendent R. L. Richards has received a raise of nearly $26,000 a year, according to a three-year contract approved by the school board in September.

Richards is to be paid $138,700 annually through June 2013. The increase started in July.

Richards’ previous contract was not due to expire until June 2012.

In the spring, Richards applied for the position of superintendent for Clovis Municipal Schools and was one of three finalists for the position.

Richards withdrew as a Clovis candidate March 19, saying he decided against leaving Texico schools because they were in a multi-million dollar construction project and he still had goals he wanted to see students accomplish.

— Sharna Johnson