Meetings watch: Board of Education

At a Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday in the Administration Building, board members:

  • Announced Portales Junior High athletic coach John Chavez was awarded the 2012 Excellence for Student Achievement Award.
  • Approved donations.

Portales MainStreet donated $120 to the high school digital media program; Wal-Mart donated a five-disk stereo to Brown Early Childhood Center; and Col. David Piech, of the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group, and Portales resident, donated playground equipment to Brown.

  • Approved a resolution declaring certain school assets obsolete.
  • Approved Title I and II federal program applications.
  • Approved budget adjustments.
  • Rejected a bid for an outdoor sign for Portales High School.

The bid was $30,000 higher than expected, according to Superintendent Randy Fowler.

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