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2013-03-28 / Community News

LISD Board Meeting Minutes

The Lexington ISD Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on Monday, March 18. Phillip Brown called the meeting to order with a quorum present, and the following items were discussed and action taken:

The minutes of the February 18th regular meeting, the board financial report- revenues and expenditures, and a donation from the Rockdale Girls Softball League were approved.

Administrator contracts were approved, as recommended.

The board approved an out of state trip to the National BPA (Business Professionals of America) Conference in Orlando, FL. from May 7 – 12. Donell Eichler, BPA sponsor, and Madison Higgins, LHS student, will attend the conference, and Madison will be representing Area 3, Region 2 at the conference. She will be attending various sessions that will assist her in that position.

As a result of Ron Jones resigning his position on the Board of Directors of the Lee Central Appraisal District, Mike Organ was nominated to fill his unexpired term.

A memorandum of understanding was approved for the coordination of services of a special education director/testing coordinator with Giddings ISD. The expenses of the position will be shared between GISD and LISD.

The transportation report indicated that ridership is up by seven students from last year. The current ridership is approximately 470 students on nine bus routes. Discussion was held regarding the development of a memorandum of understanding between the school district and two daycare facilities.

LISD extended its two-year depository contract with Round Top State Bank.

First reading was held on TASB Local Policy Update 96 and the board agenda items for upcoming meetings were reviewed.

In her superintendent’s report, Dr. McArthur reported that school safety is a concern to all districts since the shooting at New Town, Connecticut. Like all school districts across the country, LISD is working at balancing that very fine line between personal freedom and personal safety. Steps are continuing to be taken to keep all LISD students and employees safe and LISD officials are working closely with local and county law enforcement to ensure safety is the top priority. She also reported that the Middle School Library project is moving forward.

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