At the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday at the Administration Building, board members:
• Heard professional and student organization reports.
Portales High School recognized United Blood Services for special services to the school.
High School Band Director Jennifer Johnson recognized band students for the South Eastern New Mexico Musical Education Association Colorguard Solo and Ensemble competition.
• Approved gifts and donations.
Charles Anderson donated an oboe and a trombone and United Way donated miscellaneous school supplies.
• Approved declaring certain fixed assets obsolete and authorizing their auction, donation or disposal.
• Approved the Walmart Teacher Rewards Program for this year, which was given to Lindsey-Steiner.
• Heard personnel reports.
Superintendent Randy Fowler said the district still needs an interpreter for the deaf.
Internet Technology Director Mike Rackler said his staff is off the rest of the week for the Training Asset Management Program.
• Approved budget adjustment requests.
Adjustments included $18,221 for dual credit instructional materials; a maintenance transfer to provide salary/benefits for personnel providing support during migrant parent ESL classes; maintenance items; and adjustments to student enrollment.
• Approved giving a bid award to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Supplies and Materials.
• Heard administrative reports.
Director of Federal Programs Henry Montano said 50 parents attended the first session for this year’s Family Leadership Institute. The next session is 8 p.m. today.
• Heard announcements and general communications.
An in-service day will be held on Oct. 19 for school faculty to prepare for accreditation. Students will be released at 1 p.m.
A parent/teacher conference day will be held Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no school.
— Compiled by PNT staff writer Alisa Boswell