After honoring the Board for their dedicated support of LISD students, school and community, marching bands from Marcus High School (MHS) and Hebron High School (HHS) were recognized for their state contest wins. In November, the bands swept UIL State Marching Band Contest Conference 5A Finals, respectively placing first and second. This was the fourth consecutive first-place win for MHS – a first in UIL history in any conference. The MHS and HHS accomplishments also make LISD the second school district in UIL history to have its bands place one and two in the state competition. (Full Story)
Other notable moments of the meeting included Board approval of the 2013-14 academic calendar. Accordingly, the 2013-14 school year will begin for students on Aug. 26 and end June 5. Student holiday highlights are Nov. 25-29, Dec. 23-Jan. 3 and March 10-14. (More Information)
In addition to approving the academic calendar, the Board approved all action items including several policies, reallocation of bond funds and legislative agenda. (More Information)
In information items, LISD Associate Superintendent for Staff and Community Relations Dr. Lynda Haynes updated the Board on recent progress toward Strategic Design implementation of Goals two, four and five. In November and December, the District’s INSIDE, Partnerships, Branding and Professional Learning for District Design groups continued their meetings. (More Information) Haynes was followed by LISD Chief Financial Officer Dr. Quentin Burnett who provided information on the future sale of bonds. (More Information)
Additionally, a public hearing on the 2011-12 Academic Excellence Indicator System Report, which indicated the district is continuing its tradition of academic excellence, was held and all requests to address the Board were heard. The consent agenda was unanimously approved with the exception of item 2d.
Toward the end of the meeting, Board Secretary Julie Foughty took a moment for a point of privilege. Citing the need to be with her family, she announced she will not see reelection when her term expires in May.
For more information, the full agenda and agenda packet, which includes more detailed information, is posted on lisd.net. A broadcast of the meeting can also be viewed online.
The next Board meeting is scheduled for Feb. 11 in the Board Room of the William T. Bolin Administrative Center, 1565 W. Main St., Lewisville, at 7 p.m.