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      Clovis announces new superintendent

      Clovis Municipal Schools' Board of Education announced its selection of Jody Balch as the next superintendent of schools.

      The announcement was made at last night's regularly scheduled meeting. Members of the Board selected Balch after interviewing for additional candidates.

      Balch has served as the deputy superintendent of operations since February 2012 and director of operations from July 2011 to February 2012. Prior to his position as director of operations, Balch was the principal at Bovina High School in Bovina, Texas. Additionally, Balch served as principal at Yucca Middle School and Clovis High school prior to retiring in 2009 with 30 years of dedicated service to the children of Clovis.

      Effecting today, May 28, through June 30, Balch will serve as the acting superintendent. His new position will officially begin July 1. This vacancy was created by the resignation of Terry Myers.