Tue. May 21st, 2024

DISTRICT ADVOCATES TO RESUME EXTRACRRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Clovis Municipal Schools has reached out to Gov. Lujan-Grisham, seeking a safe resumption of extracurricular activities for District students. In a recent letter to the Governor, Superintendent Renee Russ communicated that students are suffering physically and mentally from the absence of athletics and other extracurricular activities, and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding when, or if, they will resume.

“What we have feared and are beginning to see materialize is that our students and our programs are facing unrecoverable loss. Loss that we believe we could mitigate if our students could play and participate again, even if they are only allowed to do so on a small scale and in a modified format,” said superintendent Russ.

While the decision of how and when activities might resume lies with Gov. Lujan-Grisham, Russ and members of District leadership strongly believe it is critical they advocate on behalf of students. A move toward resumption of programs would, Russ said, “restore the trust that has been lost as anticipated start dates for various activities have repeatedly come and gone. Our children need to believe that we recognize and value their thoughts, feelings, and their individual priorities.”

The full letter to the Governor is in the link below:

PRESS RELEASE – LETTER TO RESUME EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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