Tucumcari schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by […]

Board questions renovation pace

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun School board members questioned an architect and a state-appointed construction supervisor about delays in renovations to school buildings at Monday’s Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Two phases of a four-phase renovation project begun in the summer of 2004 are complete. according to Sonia Raftery, assistant superintendent of […]

Free lunch program ends

William Thompson According to a press release from Tucumcari Public Schools, the free lunch program will end as of Dec. 21. The schools met the program’s poverty guidelines but only 54.3 percent of students participated in the program. T.J. Riddle, administrative assistant for Tucumcari Public Schools, said the schools needed at least 85 percent student […]

Tucumcari School buildings up for sale

William Thompson Tucumcari Public Schools have decided to put five buildings up for sale. The buildings formerly housed Tucumcari schools. The buildings up for sale are, Granger Elementary and Gymnasium on S. Third Street, Zia Elementary on E. Aber, Coronado Elementary on N. Fifth Street and the “Fifth Street Building” on S. Fifth Street which […]

Area Veterans’ Day closings

Veterans Day Closures Tucumcari County Offices Department of Motor Vehicles First National Bank of New Mexico Wells Fargo Bank Citizens’ Bank Everyone’s Federal Credit Union Tucumcari Schools Federal Credit Union • • Tucumcari City Offices will be open. Tucumcari Schools will be open Logan Village of Logan First National Bank of New Mexico • • […]

Red Ribbon Week to feature special activities

TV Hagenah According to those involved, the key event in this year’s Red Ribbon Campaign in Tucumcari is going to be something special. Regina Rael of the Red Ribbon Campaign committee in Tucumcari said plans are for the community to encircle the three schools of the city in one large circle of area people holding […]

Most area schools meet standards

William Thompson Tucumcari Public Schools recently met requirements established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That is good news for Tucumcari Middle School which had previously been on probation for failing to meet the standards. Tucumcari students took “Criterion Reference” tests last year which guaged their ability to meet the latest federal standards. […]

Logan seeks new principal

William Thomposn Logan Public Schools are in the process of searching for a new principal and a girls’ basketball coach. Carolyn Franklin, Superintendent of Logan Public Schools , said Principal Tommy Thompson has resigned in order to take a teaching position at San Jon Schools and Bridget Rey, the girls’ basketball coach, has moved to […]

San Jon hires new superintendent

William Thompson Joel Henry, Superintendent of San Jon Schools, has resigned. San Jon’s Principal Al McMillian has retired, and a new school superintendent has already been hired. Henry announced his decision to resign at a recent school board meeting. Henry was paid a salary of $68,000 per year. He served just one year as superintendent. […]

Schools focus on renovations

William Thompson Tucumcari Municipal Schools will be spending nearly 2.5 million dollars on a number of construction and renovation projects over the next year and a half. The bulk of the funding will come from the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to Tucumcari Superintendent of Schools William Reents, Phd., said […]