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2009-11-26 / Community News

LISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING NOVEMBER 16, 2009

The Lexington I.S.D. Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on Monday, November 16, 2009. The following items were discussed and action taken:

The minutes of the previous meetings, board financial reports, and a report from the LISD Health Advisory Committee were reviewed and approved.

The first reading of the District and Campus Improvement Plans was held, and the final drafts will be presented at the December meeting.

John Pechacek, Certified Public Accountant was employed as the School District’s auditor for the 2009-2010 school year. This firm has been the school district’s auditor for the past several years.

The current version of the Board’s Team Operating Procedures was reviewed. The procedures will be discussed at the Board’s Team Building Training on November 30th.

One bid was received for the roof repair on the Middle School West building. The Board voted to reject the bid and authorized Dr. Holt to rebid the project.

Policy Update 86 affecting local policies represented the first of two post-legislative updates and encompasses changes in law from the 81st Legislative Session that have an immediate effect on the governance and management of the district. This update addressed a variety of topics, including elections, funds, purchasing, pest management, textbooks, safety, and others. The Board voted to accept the policy update, as presented.

The Board met in closed session, and in open session voted to pursue the acquisition of real estate for future use by the district.

The formative evaluation of the Superintendent was discussed in closed session and acknowledged in open session.

The Board agenda items for December, January and February were reviewed.

Dr. Holt discussed an instruction report, which focused on TAKS testing and end of course testing.

The meeting adjourned.

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