Clovis Municipal Schools could receive $7 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.
The bill, which passed the House, is intended to provide public schools with funding to modernize and protect teacher jobs.
The plan would provide $2 million in Title 1-A funding, almost $2.5 million for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act funding and $2.8 million for school modernization and construction to Clovis schools.
Clovis Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the bill is in the early stages so the schools are not counting on the money, yet.
Seidenwurm said the $2.8 million for construction will go to the Public Schools Facility Authority, which will distribute the funds.
Seidenwurm said that the Title 1-A and IDEA funding will flow throughout the state and that CMS will see some of that money.
Any Title 1-A funding received by CMS will be used to increase after-school programs, which were reduced due to a lack of funding this school year, according to Seidenwurm.
Mark Nicastre, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., said while the bill has passed the House, it still must pass the Senate, make it through conference committees and be signed by the President.
Though a time frame for delivery of the money isn’t known, Nicastre said when the bill becomes law, Lujan will work with school officials and local constituents to get the money into the Clovis school system quickly.