Year in Review: July, 2006

Here are the highlights of the second half of 2006, as reported in the Quay County Sun. July 1: Almost half of the floating Ute Lake Marina’s slips are covered. The Marina also has gas pumps and a convenience store. The grand opening coincides with the 4th of July weekend. July 1: At 4-7 p.m [...]

School building gets a failing mark

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff When testing is completed – by the end of January – Tucumcari Public Schools officials hope they will learn why their multi-million-dollar elementary school has cracks in its walls and at certain joints, said Arron McKinney school superintendent. “It’s safe,” McKinney said. “But I believe if we let it continue, [...]

School Board hires superintendent

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Acting superintendent Aaron McKinney was hired as superintendent of Tucumcari Public Schools by the school board Monday night. He will receive an annual salary of $96,000. McKinney replaces William Reents who was terminated in late July by the board and with whom the board came to a resignation and settlement [...]

New school super for San Jon

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Gary Salazar, a former principal of Tucumcari High School, will become on Jan. 3, the new superintendent of San Jon Schools, said Bill Coker, interim superintendent of San Jon. There are about 150 students in grades pre-K through 12. Salazar is currently the principal at Capitan High School. Salazar is [...]

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’s fate still unknown

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The fate of Tumcumcari School Superintendent William Reents – who was placed June 6 on paid administrative leave – was expected to be learned at Monday night’s regular meeting of the Tucumcari Board of Education. But the personnel item was pulled from the agenda. The board was scheduled to [...]

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 [...]

Clovis school board picks Las Cruces superintendent

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Clovis school board members on Thursday offered the superintendent’s position to Rhonda Seidenwurm, deputy superintendent of instruction for Las Cruces public schools. Seidenwurm, reached at her home late Thursday, said she has accepted the job, pending negotiations related to salary and benefits. “I have no doubt we will be able [...]

Super search winding down

By David Irvin: FREEDOM NEWSPAPER Clovis Municipal Schools have scheduled a special board meeting for April 21 to discuss the five superintendent finalists and, hopefully, come to a consensus, Board President Terry Martin said on Monday. Board members are finishing their interviews with the candidates this week. “I am impressed with each one that we [...]