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Drug Dogs to Visit Campuses Unannounced

During the regular LISD Board Meeting held last Monday, the Trustees approved a $440 contract with Interquest Detection Canines. This contract provides for substance awareness and detection services for the 2011-2012 school year. Dr. Frances McArthur, Superintendent of Schools said, “While Lexington schools do not currently have a drug problem, unannounced visits of trained canines reminds our students that we are always vigilant and that the security and safety of our students are the main priorities.”

In other business, Trustees reviewed LISD’s Response to Intervention (RTI) process. RTI is a problem solving process that brings teams of educators together to provide early identification and intervention when any student shows signs of struggling in a grade level or in a core subject. Trustees also reviewed summer maintenance projects, including upgrades to the welding department and increased space for a college readiness classroom. Dr. McArthur said, “We will be moving the college level classroom from a small classroom where the students are packed in very tightly to a much larger room. The response of our students to increased opportunities for college level courses this year has been amazing. It is energizing to see so many Lexington students are committed to college level work.”

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