Meetings watch: Board approves car rental contract

At Tuesday’s regular Clovis Municipal School board meeting, the board:

• Discussed the per diem mileage rate reimbursement, but tabled the issue when Vice President Mark Lansford and Member Max Best requested more information on what financial impact a raise in the rate would have on the district.

• Approved curriculum for 9-12th grades modern languages, Advanced Placement 9-12th grade language arts, college prep math and advanced art techniques.

• Discussed Gear-Up and initiating the Robotics B.E.S.T. competition for the upcoming school year.

• Approved a contract with Enterprise Car Rental. The open-ended contract will serve as a back-up supply of cars when a district car is unavailable for use by district employees. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the contract will also serve as an “experiment” to see if the contract will save the district money in the place of adding new cars to the district’s fleet.

• Approved a memorandum of understanding between Southwestern Public Service Company and Clovis Municipal Schools for the New Mexico Community Solar Project. The program involves the installation of a solar panel on the roof of the Freshman Academy and atmospheric data being fed to a Web site. Students, teachers and parents can utilize the information for education.

— Compiled by Liliana Castillo