Education feature: District requiring proof of residency for 2009-2010 school year registration

Freedom New Mexico

Parents will need to bring one more piece of paper when registering their student for school in Clovis this year. And it must be something that offers proof or residency.

It’s all because the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority is requiring Clovis Municipal Schools to geocode, or map the district before it will provide $55 million for school renovations.

“PSFA needs this done to justify the money they’re putting into certain schools,” Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said.

Seidenwurm said in order for the district to get the most current address information for the students, parents will need to provide proof of residency when registering their student for school this year.

Proof could include a utility bill or copy of a lease.

“This will not affect where a child goes to school,” Seidenwurm said. “We’re not rezoning. We just need to know where all our kids are.”

The district recently sent a letter to parents explaining the process.

The letter asks parents bring proof of residency to their students’ school on or before the first day of school Aug. 14.

Seidenwurm said she’s hoping to get all the required information quickly so the district can move past this step of the PSFA process.

PSFA is providing 80 percent of construction costs for the massive renovations across the district.

Registration schedule and information

Secondary

Tuesday

• 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., seniors, seventh grade, Freshman Academy A-M

Wednesday

• 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., juniors, eighth grade, Freshman Academy N-Z

Thursday

• 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., sophomores

Aug. 13

• 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., CHS new student and sophomore orientation, Clovis High School

• 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Freshman open house, Freshman Academy

New secondary students may register at their respective school sites until July 31 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Students must bring up to date immunization records, Social Security number and a copy of their school records.

Elementary

Kindergarten

Every child 5 years old before Sept. 1 must enroll in kindergarten.

Parents must present a birth certificate, up to date immunization records and the student’s Social Security number.

New kindergarten students can register at their respective elementary schools beginning Monday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Grades 1-6

New elementary students can register at their respective elementary school beginning Monday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Returning elementary students pre-enrolled last spring do not need to report to their school until the first day of school, Aug. 14.

If a student has moved within the district to a new school zone, the student will need to register at the new school as a new student.

To view a zoning map of the Clovis Municipal School District click on the links below:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools