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By Clara Rey: Tucumcari city secretary Water bills are due and payable the first of each month, with a $10 late charge penalty if payment is not received by the 21st. If water service is disconnected, there will be an additional $25 fee to reconnect during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. […]

11/26 Obituaries

Gerald Sonleiter Services: Have been held. Gerald Sonleiter, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Altus, Okla. He was born March 16, 1920, in St. Charles, Mo., to John and Lillie (Meise) Sonleiter. He graduated high school in Cotton Valley, La., and then joined the U.S. Air Force. He married Kay Wilson in March of […]

Four-day school week discussed at board meeting

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Although the four-day school week may be new to Tucumcari, Logan Public Schools Superintendent Carolyn Franklin was at the Monday’s school board meeting to tell the Tucumcari all about it. Franklin has experienced the shortened week at Dora, San Jon, and Logan as a parent, teacher, coach, and administrator. […]

Q&A: Marty Garcia

Editor’s note: Our newspaper misquoted Tucumcari school board member Marty Garcia recently. He did not say teachers’ salaries could be cut when the district goes to a four-day week this fall. A more accurate reflection of his thoughts: “I wonder how much support we would have had from teachers had the four-day week included a […]

Four-day school week approved

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By William Thompson The Tucumcari schools board of education voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a four-day school week. Beginning Aug. 22, students will attend classes four days a week. Middle school and high school students will attend classes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Elementary school students will attend school from 8 […]

Four-day school week up for vote

By William Thompson The Tucumcari schools board of education will meet at noon Tuesday to vote on a four-day school week. Superintendent William Reents said by the end of that meeting the school district should know if it will be going to a four-day week this school year. “I don’t know how the board will […]

Four-day school week draws support

By William Thompson A majority of teachers and parents at a public forum on Tuesday were in favor of a four-day week for the Tucumcari public schools. “What we have found (in research) is that with a four-day week, teacher absenteeism is improved 50 percent and student absenteeism is improved 20 percent,” said Rex Maddaford, […]

Public forum on Tuesday

Tucumcari schools will host a public forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the adminstration building at 2400 S. Eighth St. The purpose of the forum is to provide information on a four-day school week. A question-and-answer session will be held and members of the community are encouraged to express their opinions, school officials said. Bertha […]

Four-day school week survey to be studied

By William Thompson:Quay County Sun Survey leads school officials to continue research on issue. Tucumcari wants a four-day school week. At least that’s the overwhelming viewpoint of more than 200 residents who’ve returned surveys on the topic. Tucumcari school officials sent out 736 surveys earlier this year asking students’ families and school staff how they […]

Tucumcari school board pushes to keep four-day week on table

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun At a meeting Monday, Tucumcari school board members unanimously urged Superintendent William Reents to continue looking into the possibility of instituting a four-day school week. Reents told board members he has talked to state education secretary Veronica Garcia about the issue. “It’s up to the school board if I […]