School board to revisit middle school site selection

CNJ staff

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 20 to revisit its decision last month on a site for a new middle school.

On June 8, the board chose a 40-acre plot of land from three gifts of land. The site is on Pleasant Hill Highway and Humphrey Road and owned by Clovis developer Sid Strebeck.

The decision drew public criticism, with questions about roads and utilities to the land, located two miles outside of the current city limits.

The meeting, which will be held at the administration building, includes a panel of experts, a recap of the history of the middle school planning process and a question-and-answer session with the panel. It will be followed by a public input section before the board meets in executive session.

The board, following the executive session, will consider a middle school site.

Jelayne Curtis, executive assistant to the superintendent, said there’s nothing preventing the board from selecting the same site or five other sites — west of Barry Elementary, northwest of Barry Elementary, property the school owns south of 21st Street near Clovis Christian School, a 30-acre property northwest of the intersection of Llano Estacado Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard, or a 30-acre property northeast of the intersection of Wilhite Road and Prince Street