Superintendent: Taxes won’t go up because of new school

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Unpaid lunch bills mounting

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer While bigger districts with bigger deficits are fighting the unpaid lunch bill battle with cheese sandwiches, Clovis and Portales schools are still in the trenches making phone calls and sending home statements. School districts across the state have seen a rise in unpaid lunch bills with the economic downturn. […]

Superintendent’s contract approved by school board

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Portales schools will have continuity of leadership for at least the next four school years. The Portales board of education voted Monday to extend superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract through July of 2012. Fowler currently makes about $114,000 a year. Any raise during the next four years would have to […]

In Tribute: Superintendent followed family tradition

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Schools employed W.M. Roberts, but he didn’t just draw paychecks there. They’re where his family worked, where he taught his family to work, and where he met lifelong friends. He was 98 years old. The longtime Farwell Schools superintendent died Oct. 9 of congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Born […]

School district seeks new Valencia principal

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A search is under way for a new elementary school principal in Portales. Valencia Elementary School Principal Todd Morris resigned from his position, effective June 30, to become principal of James Bickley Elementary School in Clovis. Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler said Morris gave him a written letter of […]

Board votes to extend Fowler’s contract

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Portales School Board voted unanimously Monday to extend Superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract through the 2009-2010 school year. Fowler is in his third year as superintendent in the Portales district. He served as a teacher and administrator in the district for 19 years early in his career before becoming […]

Aug. 26, 1965

• Portales Schools superintendent Finman Hayhie reported that enrollment was down by 67 students compared to last year. • Mrs. Clarabell Fuque re-opened the Yucca Grill. The cafe re-opened after being shut down for two weeks prior. • With a purchase of $5.00 or more customers at Foodtown could purchase a three pound can of Crisco for […]

Superintendent’s contract extended

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal Schools superintendent Randy Fowler got the school board’s stamp of approval at Tuesday’s regular board meeting with an extension of his contract through the 2008-2009 school year. The board also learned high school athletic director Don Gomez announced his retirement in a letter to the superintendent dated […]

County lifts fire ban

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With little discussion, Roosevelt County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to lift the county fire ban in place by proclamation since January. County Administrator Charlene Hardin recommended commissioners lift the fire ban because it had become hard to enforce since statewide bans, which the county proclamation referenced, had been lifted. […]

Floyd welcomes new faces

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — Floyd School students headed into the hallways of their school on Wednesday greeted by new faces from the teaching staff and a new face at the top. For new Floyd School Superintendent Paul Benoit it was his initiation into a Floyd school day. Benoit began his tenure as […]

Short superintendent tenures concern state

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — More than half of the state’s 89 school districts will be led by superintendents who have two years or less in their current positions when classes start this year. In Roosevelt County, two school districts recently parted ways with their superintendents. Fort Sumner and Clovis also have new superintendents. […]

New Floyd superintendent ‘catching up’ on business

By Tony Parra Paul Benoit is now closer to other family members, and that is one of the reasons he applied for the superintendent position at Floyd Schools. Benoit said he’s been doing a lot of catching up on school projects and curriculum for Floyd Schools. Benoit began his tenure as superintendent of Floyd Schools […]

Fowler catching up as superintendent

By Tony Parra Randy Fowler’s glad to be back in Portales as he begins his tenure as a superintendent in eastern New Mexico. Fowler started his tenure on July 5 and has met with staff members. The Portales School District administrators and principals have been getting together with Fuller to inform him of several projects […]

School board selects ex-teacher as superintendent

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A former Portales school teacher was named the district’s superintendent on Monday night. Randy Fowler, a field service agent for the Region 18 Education Services Center in Midland, Texas, the past six years, said he worked for the Portales school district for 19 years — from 1974 to 1993 […]

Nusser relies on leadership skills and 20 years of experience

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Editor’s note: This is the fourth of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales School Superintendent position. The superintendent will be announced at Monday’s school board meeting: Melvin Nusser is the Portales High School principal and has been principal for three and a half years. Q: What aspects […]

Fowler hopes Eunice experience will translate

By Tony Parra Editor’s note: This is the second of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales School Superintendent position: Randy Fowler of Midland, Texas, is a field service agent for the Region 18 Education Services Center in Midland, Texas. Q: What aspects of your job will translate to the superintendent job? A: I […]

Elida superintendent has five years experience

Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This is the first of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales School Superintendent position: Jack Burch is the current superintendent at Elida Schools. Q: What aspects of your job will translate to the superintendent job? A: The aspects of being a superintendent will translate to the Portales Schools superintendent. […]

Five finalists named for superintendent post

By Tony Parra The committee involved in the search for a new superintendent has narrowed down the selection to five finalists — all with ties to Roosevelt County. The finalists are David Briseno, Jack Burch, Robert Crane, Randy Fowler and Melvin Nusser. The next step is to have meet and greet receptions for each of […]

Superintendent search ongoing

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The search has begun for a new superintendent of schools for the Portales Schools District with the screening of applications is only a few days away. Members of the Portales Schools Central Office have already been receiving applications for the position, which they would like to fill by June […]

Clovis board selects new superintendent

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Clovis school officials on Thursday selected Rhonda Seidenwurm of Las Cruces as their new superintendent for the district. Clovis school board members said Seidenwurm has tentatively accepted the offer, pending negotiations related to salary and benefits. Clovis schools began searching for a new head administrator in January. Former Superintendent Neil Nuttall […]