We are honored to announce that three recent CCSD graduates have earned the New Mexico Bilingualism-Biliteracy Seal for Spanish Language. The students are Alvaro Garcia, Neftali Camacho, and Luis Camacho, all of Kirtland Central High School.
Dear Central Consolidated Schools parents and community,
This week, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) outlined a path for how schools will reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, which limits schools to 50 percent capacity and alternates time for lessons in the classroom and lessons at home (online).
Hannah Norberto, of Shiprock High School, has just received a $5,000 scholarship from the 13 Reasons Why Scholarship Fund, for demonstrating leadership in mental health awareness and advocacy, and other areas of student wellness. Earlier this month, she was also the recipient of a renewable $2,500 scholarship from the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Great job, Hannah! See Hannah featured on Seventeen Magazine here.
The Central Consolidated School District Board of Education appointed Mr. Daniel P. Benavidez as the district’s new superintendent, effective July 1, 2020, pending contract negotiations. Mr. Benavidez’s appointment, which took place after a 4 to 1 vote during the board’s June 16 meeting, is the result of a nationwide search conducted by Prather Consulting of Albuquerque. He will succeed Amanda D. Sutherland, who was named Acting Superintendent on May 19, 2020.
From our Technology and Transportation Departments – Dear community, below you’ll find information regarding seven Wi-Fi spots (outside our schools and main administration building), and eleven places where our busses are stationed to provide Wi-Fi access. Days and times are also included.
From our Operations Department – Here is a picture of one of the activity busses we will have for our student athletes in the fall. The busses, three of them, will include our high school logos (Kirtland’s purple and gold, Newcomb’s green and gold, and Shiprock’s maroon and silver). The busses will be decorated with the color turquoise, celebrating Navajo heritage and culture, and our #OneVisionOneMission motto, along with Wi-Fi and USB ports.
Central Consolidated School District is sponsoring a Grab & Go meal service in Kirtland, Ojo, Shiprock, Newcomb, Naschitti areas, from June 1 to August 5, 2020. We will be closed on July 3, 2020. Enjoy delicious and nutritious meals with us on the dates and times below!
The CCSD Board of Education has placed Dr. Dave Goldtooth on administrative leave effective immediately, and designated Amanda D. Sutherland as Acting Superintendent of the Central Consolidated School District during their regular meeting held on May 19, 2020, in Shiprock.
Ms. Sutherland has been a CCSD employee since April of 2016 and currently serves as Director of Support Services.
Central Consolidated School District is currently in the process of searching for a permanent superintendent, who will start in that capacity on July 1, 2020.
A message from Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Zuni Public School District and Central Consolidated Schools
As a result of the challenge filed last spring by Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Zuni Public School District and Central Consolidated School District, the Federal Impact Aid Office in Washington D.C. ruled today that the State of New Mexico’s school funding formula is not currently equalized. This means that for FY 2020, the State of New Mexico will not be eligible to redirect federal Impact Aid funds generated by children living on federally impacted property to non-Impact Aid Districts in the State. While this is a great step in the right direction to bridging the educational divide experienced by children in impact aid districts, much work is still needed to address the shortcomings of New Mexico’s school funding formula to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable students in our state have equitable access to educational opportunities afforded other students.
I would like to give you a quick update about Central Consolidated Schools’ recent technology efforts, but first, let me thank you for your incredible patience and resilience during these challenging times.
The following FAQs are intended to update guidance by clarifying questions with answers since our schools will be physically closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
Q: Are CCSD staff able to access the school buildings during the closure?
A: At this time, we are currently not allowing access to any of our buildings for safety concerns. We have also drastically reduced our staffing levels to ensure we are following the federal guidelines and NM Governor’s orders. We are making these decisions based on factoids about the COVID-19 pandemic.