Sun. Jul 12th, 2020

Clovis Municipal Schools forms district & community-based teams to address state reopening guidance

CLOVIS (KSMX)- In wake of the newly released guidelines from the Public Education Department earlier this week, Clovis Municipal Schools is currently working to customize and implement a return to school for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Per the press release, the state guidance, a comprehensive 25-page document, represents an in-depth and multifaceted combination of strategies – including mandates and suggestions – for the reopening of New Mexico public schools.

In order to navigate the complexities presented by the state’s guidance, the District has formed a Reopening Lead Team and 12 subcommittees. These committees are tasked with reviewing, advising, and developing a custom-tailored reopening plan for Clovis Municipal Schools. The goal is a reopening plan, which aligns with state guidance while working diligently within its parameters to meet the specific needs of students, families, and community.

The Reopening Lead Team is comprised of District Leadership whose scope of responsibilities and qualifications are directly called upon through the NMPED guidance. Subcommittees include District Leadership, administrators, specialized staff, teachers, parents, and community members.

While the NMPED has given a deadline of August 1, to submit planning materials, the District is working diligently to develop its plan in advance of that date. It is hoped that by doing so, the community can be given as much time as possible to prepare for the unavoidable changes the future holds for schools.

The District has been adamant in adhering to the guiding principle that the health, safety, and social-emotional wellbeing of students, families, staff, and the community come before all else. It is with this purpose the District moves forward to plan for and launch the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Additionally, comes the assurance information will be shared in a timely but accurate manner that excludes speculation and serves to inform and benefit the community.