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2010-02-25 / Community News

Lexington I.S.D. Board of Trustees Feburary Meeting

The Lexington I.S.D. Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on Monday, February 15, 2010. The following items were discussed and action taken:

The consent agenda included review of minutes of the previous meeting, board financial reports, and budget amendments. The consent agenda was approved as presented.

It is required that board training hours be announced prior to calling the election. The report was given and acknowledged by the board.

The terms of Alan Turner and Kimberly Oppermann are expiring. The Board of Trustees election was called to elect two trustees to three-year terms. Victor Yurk was appointed election judge and Martin Schubert was appointed Alternate Election Judge. Three clerks were approved to assist in the election.

TASB Policy Update 87 was approved as recommended. This update represents the second of two post-legislative updates and encompasses changes in the law from the 81st legislature. The update brought LISD’s local policy in line with statute regarding accountability, bid laws, Web postings, safety and interlocal cooperation contracts.

The District Education Improvement Committee met and created two draft calendars for the 2010-2011 school year for the Board’s review. Pros and cons of both calendars were discussed. A survey has been posted on the school’s website for parents, students, and staff to complete. The DEIC will recommend a final draft for the board’s consideration at the March Board meeting.

The fleet, property, and liability insurance renewal was discussed and approved.

Board agendas for March, April and May were reviewed. The March regular board meeting date was changed to March 22nd, due to Spring Break.

The Administrators’ contracts were approved as recommended.

Dr. Holt reported that enrollment decline has affected the budget. Staffing and schedules were discussed in closed session.

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