School extends superintendent’s contract

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Schools Board of Education extended Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm’s contract until 2009 on Tuesday, but postponed salary and benefit negotiations. Those terms will be settled during the annual budgeting process, which usually occurs in April, board members said during Tuesday’s school-board meeting. Seidenwurm’s annual salary is $128,500, according […]

Workforce assessment tricky job

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer More than half of 29 Clovis employers who participated in a Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce survey believe the area lacks a skilled workforce. Survey respondents also indicated that communication is the skill most lacking in job applicants and work ethic and drug use are the two biggest issues […]

Students need new challenges in education

Freedom Newspapers Backing up results of an earlier, less scientific “shotgun” survey of teens by the National Governors’ Association, a scientific new poll reports that nearly nine in 10 high school students surveyed say they would work harder if their school had higher expectations of them. Let’s hope educators are listening. The Associated Press reported […]

America varies on what freedom should permit

Freedom Newspapers “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.” — First Amendment, U.S. Constitution The First Amendment, which […]