Meetings will address possible state budget cuts

CNJ staff The prospect of looming budget cuts by the Legislature has prompted Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm to schedule a series of meetings with local and state officials. Penny Bailey, communication specialist for the school district, said Seidenwurm will be meeting with government officials, business leaders and members of the ministerial alliance beginning Monday […]

Clovis school board to hold retreat at ENMU

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal School Board is holding a retreat and work study session at Eastern New Mexico University today. The board will go into executive session from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., then begin a public meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the executive session will consist of her quarterly […]

Official reports Clovis schools attendance up

CNJ staff Expansion at Cannon Air Force Base is being pegged as the reason for a significant jump in the number of students at Clovis Municipal Schools. Attendance is up 400 students from this time last year. That represents a 5 percent increase in the usual 8,000 students, Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm disclosed Wednesday. Seidenwurm said […]

Superintendent says stormy first day of school went well through district

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Seven-year-old Hannah Luscombe poses for a photograph for her grandmother Suzanne Estes in front of Barry Elementary School Friday on the first day of school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Some limbs were lost on the first day of school for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. Tree limbs that […]

Clovis school district hires new high school principal

Freedom New Mexico Wayne Marshall, current principal of Moriarty High School, is the new principal at Clovis High School. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm made the announcement Friday. She said current CHS principal Jody Balch announced his retirement in March. The interview committee consisted of two high school teachers, a parent from the governing council, the CHS […]

School investment bill passes House

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools could receive $7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. The bill, which passed the House, is intended to provide public schools with funding to modernize and protect teacher jobs. The plan would provide $2 million in Title 1-A funding, almost $2.5 million for Individuals […]

Official: New ID system protects students

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Finger imprints and new rules for school publications were the major topics of conversation Tuesday in a regular meeting of the Clovis Municipal Schools board of education. Though Clovis schools superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said only a couple of complaints had made their way to her desk regarding a new system […]

School board approves budget, superintendent’s contract

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Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm was given a two-year contract with an annual salary of $138,700 at a board meeting on Tuesday. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Following a lengthy executive session, the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education approved the 2008-09 budget and the contract of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm, Clovis’ superintendent since 2005, was […]

State gives school budget boost

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools operating budget will increase by about $2 million, according to Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. Seidenwurm introduced the school district’s preliminary budget during Tuesday’s board of education meeting. Seidenwurm said she expects the school district to operate on a $57 million budget during the 2008-09 school year. About 90 percent […]

Clovis hires administrator

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools hired Grady schools Superintendent Joel Shirley as deputy superintendent of operations, according to a press release from Clovis schools. The hire will take effect at the end of the school year. Shirley will be in charge of maintenance and operations, building and grounds, personnel and cafeterias, according to Clovis Schools […]