Former high school principal remains on paid leave

QCS Staff Tucumcari High School’s former principal David Castillo is still on paid administrative leave, according to school officials. “The situation has not changed,” said Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch, on Monday. An executive session was canceled and removed from Monday night’s meeting of the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education. The session was to be […]

Tucumcari police chief put on paid administrative leave

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By Chris Schmaedeke: QC Sun managing editor Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was placed on paid administrative leave Friday morning, according to City Manager Bobbye Rose. Hatcher said he was approached by Rose and City Clerk Christine Dougherty about the option of resigning or being fired. He said after arguing about his employment status, Rose […]

New acting principal at Tucumcari High School

QCS staff Tucumcari High School has a new acting principal, while former principal David Castillo is still on paid administrative leave for allegations of administrative misconduct. Jack Burch, a former superintendent of Elida Schools, started Monday as the acting principal, at Tucumcari High School, said Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch on Tuesday. “Burch brings several years […]

Quay County winners garner $1 millon over the past year

Chelle Delaney The New Mexico Lottery said this week that approximately $1 million in prizes was paid from lottery tickets sold in Quay County during the fiscal year ending June 30. Logan resident Becky Williamson took home the most winnings in Quay County, claiming a $60,000 Scratcher™ prize, about a year ago. This lucky lady […]

Superintendent questions go unanswered

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Tucumcari school board Chairman Rex E. Kirksey on Friday declined to explain why Superintendent William Reents has been placed on paid administrative leave. “It’s related to personnel matters and we are not at liberty to discuss them in public,” Kirksey said Thursday. Reents, superintendent since July 2002, declined comment […]

Superintendent put on paid leave by board

QCS Staff Tucumcari Schools Superintendent William Reents, who has been with the school system nearly four years, was placed on paid administrative leave during Tuesday’s special meeting of the Tucumcari Schools Board of Education. School board members declined comment after the meeting on why Reents was placed on leave. The board met in executive session […]