School system lacking adequate roof repair funds

By Tony Parra The New Mexico Public School Facility Authority allocated money to the Portales School District to fix roofs of some of the school buildings. The problem is it wasn’t enough to fix all the roofs that need repairing, according to school officials. During a work session on Monday afternoon, Randy Fowler, Portales School […]

Johnson resigns as Portales High School football coach

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By Tony Parra Randy Fowler, Portales School District Superintendent, announced the resignation of Portales High School football coach Glenn Johnson during Monday’s school board meeting. Johnson has been the head football coach for the Rams’ football team for the last seven years. Before that, he was the defensive coordinator for the Eastern New Mexico University […]

School mil levy issue passes easily

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By William Thompson It was a low turnout, but Portales voters approved a Portales school district mil levy Tuesday by a vote of 364-108. Only 472 voters out of 10,158 eligible voters participated, according to Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins. “I’m so disappoined that so few people turned out to vote,” Collins said. “I sent […]

Students prepare for classes at open house

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Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer Portales schools Superintendent Randy Fowler has set expectations for teachers in his district: “I expect the teachers to be dedicated to the profession that they chose and be proud of it,” Fowler said. Portales students return to school today. Fowler, who said he’s had a chance to visit with most […]

Fowler catching up as superintendent

By Tony Parra Randy Fowler’s glad to be back in Portales as he begins his tenure as a superintendent in eastern New Mexico. Fowler started his tenure on July 5 and has met with staff members. The Portales School District administrators and principals have been getting together with Fuller to inform him of several projects […]

School board optimistic on AYP

By Tony Parra Portales School District administrators are optimistic they’ll have better adequate yearly progress results than last year, when none of the schools in the district met AYP. The results will be released Aug. 1. Priscilla Mestas, director of instruction and assistant superintendent, said during a school board meeting the district has already met […]

School board selects ex-teacher as superintendent

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A former Portales school teacher was named the district’s superintendent on Monday night. Randy Fowler, a field service agent for the Region 18 Education Services Center in Midland, Texas, the past six years, said he worked for the Portales school district for 19 years — from 1974 to 1993 […]