Board and super come to agreement

By Quay County Sun William Reents, Tucumcari School Superintendent, and the Tucumcari Public Schools have come to a resignation and settlement agreement. Reents has been on administrative leave since June 6 and was given a termination letter by the Tucumcari Board of Education in July. Reents had appealed the board’s decision. Before coming to the [...]

School Superintendent Reents fired from post

By Quay County Staff Superintendent William Reents, who has been on paid administrative since June 6, was given a termination letter on Wednesday by Tucumcari Schools Board of Education. Reents declined to elaborate on his situation, saying only that, “I found it interesting.” Reents said he has hired an attorney, Edward Hollington of Albuquerque. In [...]

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 [...]

School board disagrees on personal days

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun A decision on personal leave days created sharp differences in opinion during Tuesday’s meeting of the Tucumcari Public Schools board. Many of the items on Tuesday’s agenda were tabled until the next meeting due to the unexpected absence of Superintendent William Reents. Reents missed the meeting after suffering a [...]

School passes information through Internet

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun With nearly a century’s worth of experience in education sitting at one table, Tucumcari school officials held an informational meeting Feb. 2 to pass that information along to area parents. Schools Superintendent William Reents was joined by principals Susan Montoya from the high school; Roberta Segura from the middle [...]

Board discusses senior week dilemma

By Martha Frost: QCS staff writer Next year’s Tucumcari High School seniors and their parents showed up in such large numbers at the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday that the subject of Senior Week was moved to first on the agenda, according to Trudy Bauler, the school’s business manager. Bauler said senior [...]

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 [...]