Highlights from the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday.
• The board accepted applications for Title I migrant, state bilingual education, Title III English, Title I federal stimulus and Title I consolidated funding.
The $1.4 million in stimulus funding would go toward hiring five language specialists and buying Read 180
• A gift of a metal cow, valued at $805, given to Mesa Elementary School by Ron and Jacque Schaap, was approved.
Another gift, a small building for the Clovis High athletic department, was tabled at the request of board member Terry Martin who wanted to get an up-close look at the building before accepting it.
• The board reconsidered a part of the strategic plan dealing with third-party audits.
The plan calls for independent workers to visit school sites and report how they were received and informed by district employees.
The motion passed 4-1, with Mark Lansford voting no.
• The board approved bids for concrete construction, painting of the Clovis High School Freshman Academy and staff uniforms.
• The board approved various budget transfers, and allowed Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm to approve end-of-year budget transfers that fall before state deadlines — deadlines that also fall before the next school board meeting June 9.
Chief Financial Officer Jose Cano said the budget transfers would be presented to the board at that meeting.
— Compiled by CNJ Staff Writer Kevin Wilson