Four candidates chosen for superintendent post

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Four candidates for superintendent of Clovis Schools will travel to Clovis Thursday and Friday for interviews. The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education received the list from Mike Moses, chief of the firm chosen to assist the district in their search for a superintendent, during Tuesday’s special meeting held […]

Seidenwurm says time in Clovis rollercoaster ride

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm will finish her five years with Clovis at the end of June. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, the first female superintendent in Clovis, describes her five years at the helm of Clovis Municipal Schools as a rollercoaster ride. A week […]

Segment of Curry Road C closed for repair

CNJ staff The Curry County Road Department has temporarily closed a segment of Curry Road C between Curry Roads 16 and 17 due to damage from inclement weather. A repair is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Area residents are urged to seek an alternate route. Information: Road Superintendent Chris Pacheco: 762-1501.

School board holding special meetings

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and it will include a closed executive session. The meeting is at the administration building. The board will be discussing consideration of candidates for the position of superintendent, according to the legal notice. An agenda for the meeting […]

Head of superintendent search confident he can find candidates

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Moses By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The man who is leading the effort to find a new superintendent for Clovis schools says finding candidates for the job won’t be a problem. Mike Moses, chief of School Executive Consulting Inc., was in Clovis on Wednesday to brief the school board in a three-hour executive session. […]

School board to discuss personnel matters

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education will discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent during Wednesday’s special board meeting. The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district board room in closed executive session.

Citizens group meets with Seidenwurm

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Leaders of Clovis Municipal Schools and three spokesmen from the Concerned Citizens of Curry County met in private talks Friday that Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said helped clear up misconceptions. Seidenwurm and Interim Superintendent G.C. Ross met with CCCC President David Briseno, Johnny Chavez and local NAACP President Selmus Price, […]

Tucumcari schools assistant superintendent accepts position in Texico

CNJ staff Tucumcari schools Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch has accepted a similar position at Texico. Roch said he begins work at Texico, where he previously spent 8 1/2 years as a teacher and coach, on July 1. “I am looking forward to returning to Texico, though my wife and I will certainly miss the many […]

Letter to the editor: Stats telling in superintendent story

I read Sunday’s front-page article written by Liliana Castillo titled “School spotlight aimed at race.” I also read Lola Bryant’s guest column regarding her side of the story in her encounter with the Concerned Citizens of Curry County. Then I recalled on May 6 reading the letter written by Alan W. Mcalister titled “Seidenwurm puts […]

Verbal attack was without merit

By Lola Bryant: Guest columnist I am the only Hispanic board member on the Clovis Municipal Schools Board, and as such members of the community often come to me with their concerns. When the Concerned Citizens of Curry County (CCCC) asked to meet without Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm being present, alongside another board member, I agreed. […]

Board votes to make hiring practices priority for interim superintendent

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education decided in a 4-1vote Tuesday to make investigating school hiring practices a priority for Interim Superintendent G.C. Ross. Charges of discriminatory hiring practices were leveled at Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm during the board’s April 28 meeting by the Concerned Citizens of Curry County. […]

Clovis Christian School superintendent honored

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Clayton By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School Superintendent Ladona Clayton is the outstanding education doctoral student of the year at Oral Roberts University for the 2009-2010 year. Patrick Otto, the chair of the graduate school of education at ORU, said the doctoral program began 10 years ago. Each year, one student is […]

School board meets about superintendent position

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education met in executive session for about an hour and a half Tuesday. The meeting was called to discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent, according to the legal notice. The board’s attorney Dave Richards and longtime Clovis educator G.C. Ross attended the closed meeting […]

School board chooses search firm

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education unanimously chose School Executive Consulting Inc. Thursday to help in the search for a new superintendent. The firms’ services will cost $20,000 plus expenses. Board President Mark Lansford said money to pay the firm would come from the district’s general operational budget. […]

Clovis school board holding special meeting

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal School board of education has scheduled a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the CMS board room. The meeting is to hear presentations from search firms proposing to help find a new superintendent. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda for the meeting can be picked up from […]

Board sets search plans

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education made plans for the searches for replacements of the superintendent and longtime board member Lora Harlan at their meeting Tuesday. Harlan announced last week that she would resign effective May 28 after 19 years on the board. Board Secretary Max Best and […]

School board holding special meeting

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education has scheduled a special public meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district board room, according to the district. The board will discuss the superintendent search and board member replacement process. An agenda for the meeting may be picked up from the superintendent’s office 24-hours prior to […]

School board member Lora Harlan resigns

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Harlan By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Longtime Clovis Municipal Schools board member Lora Harlan resigned Wednesday after 19 years on the board. Harlan, a former president, said in a letter to the board her resignation is effective May 28. Harlan, the representative for District Three, said she feels the process of choosing a superintendent […]

School board to continue superintendent search

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education decided Tuesday to continue searching for the next superintendent. The decision came after an hour-and-a-half executive session at Cameo Elementary. The board said they will continue to “aggressively search for the position of superintendent of schools during the next three months.” Three […]

Clovis superintendent candidates complete interviews

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education wrapped up two days of meetings Friday with the three finalists for the position of superintendent. The finalists, Fort Sumner Schools Superintendent Patricia Miller, Douglas (Ariz.) Unified School District Superintendent Earl Pettit, and Clovis Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley, interviewed with the school board, administrative […]