Meetings watch: Portales school board – April 30

The following was took place at the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education's special meeting Monday night:

  • Federal Program Director Henry Montano gave a report.

Montano said federal grants will be cut 5.3 percent or $75,000 for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • The board accepted a donation of a high school diploma, varsity letter and a letterman sweater from the family of former Portales High School student Dolphus Lee Johnston.

Johnston graduated from PHS in 1942.

  • The board approved out-of-state travel for the PHS football team to travel to Friona on July 23 for a seven-on-seven tournaments.
  • The board approved purchase two activity buses, one new and one used, for the school district for $230,000.
  • The board had a public hearing and approved the tentative operational budget for the 2013-2014 school year.

— Compiled by PNT senior writer Christina Calloway

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