CLOVIS (KSMX)- Because of the New Mexico shortages in teachers, many school districts have had to create ways to recruit more teachers to the area. Clovis Municipal Schools implemented a two-year stipend worth $10,000 a year for new hires.
Deputy Superintendent of Employee Services, Joe Strickland, said the district is really trying to focus on staff and school culture. This year the New Mexico state Legislature stepped up with multiple bills being passed during the legislative session including a bill that addressed salary and mandated a 6% increase for all staff all over the state.
The Legislature also created House Bill 275 which created a needs-based scholarship program for students pursuing a teaching degree.