Artesia Public Schools (APS) Superintendent Thad Phipps received APS school board approval on Monday for APS school nurses to obtain, store and administer naloxone (Narcan) in schools. of the district.
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has issued a standing order for the 2022-23 school year. NMSA 1978, 24-23-1 B and NMSA 1978, 24-23-1.E govern the use/administration of Naloxone.
“I have instructed our attorneys to draft a school board policy regarding Narcan which I will bring to the board’s consideration at our September meeting,” Phipps said.
In its personnel and operations announcements, Phipps reported the resignation of Stephanie Lopez, educational assistant, Grand Heights Early Childhood Center; and the employment of Marissa Lopez, teacher, Yeso Elementary School; Sahara Howard, art teacher, Park Junior High School; Susan Rhodes, Special Educator, Zia Intermediate School; Brandi Crawford, teacher, Hermosa Elementary School; Monica Rodriguez, teacher, Yeso Elementary; Valeria Bishop Losoya, DD preschool educational assistant, Grand Heights; Sarah Tauai, Assistant Cook, Intermediate Zia; Alix Avila Ortega, assistant cook, Park Junior High; Beatriz Godoy, assistant cook, Yucca Elementary School; Katrina Cox, assistant cook, Yeso Elementary; Lindsay Blakey, Special Educator, Access Program; Leslie McKillip, vision teacher; and Christina Kondret, teacher, Yeso Elementary.
In other matters, Deputy Superintendent of Operations Cody Skinner received board approval to:
• A CES proposal from Central Restaurant Products for a new walk-in freezer for the kitchen at Park Junior High School in the amount of $33,562.
• a bid from Gunderson Heating & Cooling for the installation of a condenser and a fan coil for the new freezer in the amount of $15,050.19.
The next regular school board meeting will be at 6:00 p.m., Monday, September 12, in the Lowell M. Irby Council Chambers of the APS Administration Building.