One of the first items of business will be to elect board officers.
Included on the agenda is consideration of a new advanced-placement psychology course for Deming High School and adoption of goals for Deming Cesar Chavez Charter High School.
The meeting is set to begin at 5 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Emmett Shockley Administration Building, 400 Cody Road. The meeting will be open to the public.
An executive – or closed – session to discuss the position of School Superintendent, pending or threatened litigation and the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property will precede the open meeting at 4 p.m.
And the board will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday for a work session to discuss board policy regarding public participation at board meetings. No action will be taken.
On a related note: Board President Bayne Anderson announced that an additional local applicant, Bell Elementary Principal Frank Milo, has been added to the list of those being interviewed for the superintendent’s position.
Anderson said Milo’s addition brings to eight the number of applicants selected for interview from a total of 25 individuals who have applied for the superintendent position.
The other three local applicants are: Associate Superintendent Mary Lou Cameron, Bilingual Education Director Michael Chavez and Student Services Director Ray Trejo.
The out-of-district candidates selected for interviews are: Raymond Arsenault of Minnesota, a retired educator who served as superintendent of Gallup-McKinley Schools; Israel Hernandez Carrera, who currently is superintendent of Jal Public Schools; Daniel Lere, who is an adjunct faculty member for Colorado State University and previously served as superintendent of Pueblo County Schools in Colorado; and Duncan Ware, who is presently the superintendent for the Delta/Greely School District in Alaska.
Anderson added that the board is meeting actively in an attempt to determine finalists for the position.