Education Briefs 2/12

Music in schools week declared
The Clovis school board proclaimed Feb. 22-28 as “Music in Our Schools Week,” at Tuesday’s board meeting.
Wayne Anderson, coordinator of music for Clovis Public Schools, made a short speech to the board before board president Lora Harlan read the proclamation.
“Music and the other arts — significantly enhance the morale and quality of the school environment,” the proclamation states.
Clovis High School will perform the musical “Oklahoma” Feb. 19-21.

Start of school year to conflict with fair
The Clovis school board introduced the 2004-2005 school calendar; the first week of school is scheduled to conflict with the Curry County Fair.
The calendar was presented at Tuesday’s board meeting for discussion and revision. As it stands, classes begin on Aug. 18 while the fair has been scheduled for Aug. 16-20.
School superintendent Neil Nuttall said the conflict occurs every few years. He said he will ask students to recognize the conflict and only miss class when they are showing animals.
Students will receive an excused absence from school when participating in the fair, Nuttall said.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Ryan Lengerich. He may be contacted at 763-3431, extension 313, or by e-mail:
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