CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) _ The Clovis school board plans to hold a special public session Tuesday to reconsider sites for a new $30 million middle school.
Board members say the meeting was needed after public reaction to a June 8 decision where the board selected a 40-acre plot owned by Clovis developer Sid Strebeck.
Leaders of a group called High Plains Patriots say they've collected more than 300 signatures demanding that the board reconsider. Members say the decision placed private interests ahead of public needs and the selected site needs infrastructure development.
School officials acknowledge it will cost $1.5 million to extend utilities two miles to the site, which is outside city limits.