Clo­vis school district needs more ed­u­ca­tors

Albuquerque Journal - - METRO & NM -

CLO­VIS — The Clo­vis school district con­tin­ues to strug­gle with a teacher short­age.

The Eastern New Mex­ico News re­ports Clo­vis Mu­nic­i­pal Schools Su­per­in­ten­dent Jody Balch said last week the district had 25 teach­ing open­ings and 23 open­ings for long-term sub­sti­tutes.

Out of the district’s 525 teach­ing po­si­tions, about 36 per­cent are not be­ing filled by the tra­di­tional meth­ods.

Ac­cord­ing to the 2018 New Mex­ico Ed­u­ca­tor Va­cancy Re­port, there were 33 per­cent fewer stu­dents com­plet­ing ed­u­ca­tor prepa­ra­tion pro­grams in New Mex­ico dur­ing the 2017-2018 school year than in 2009-2010.

An en­dowed chair is a per­ma­nent pool of fund­ing that’s in­vested. The in­ter­est earned then goes to pay the salary of the re­searcher hold­ing the po­si­tion.

New Mex­ico State Univer­sity se­nior ma­jor gifts of­fi­cer Cindy Ni­chol­son says the ef­fort re­cently was around $5,471 short of its $1 mil­lion goal. But some sup­port­ers fi­nally came in and do­nated the rest of the money.


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