LISD Sept. 12 Board Recap
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Prairie Trail Elementary students Faith & Abigail led the Pledge of Allegiance.
CONSIDER ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
The Board considered action on TEA Dkt. No. 153-SE-0222; SOAH Dkt. No. 701-22-1779 and agreed to the proposed settlement agreement.
The Board considered and took action on the below personal recommendations:
The Board proposed termination of the Chapter 21 term employment contract of Sheribeth Cuccaro.
The Board moved to find that good cause exists to show contract abandonment as defined by the Texas Education Code and the Texas Administrative Code by Elaxandia Malliaros. They also moved that the administration be permitted to file a complaint of contract abandonment and notify the State Board for Educator Certification of Teacher Contract Abandonment.
PTAs from Heritage and Southridge Elementary Schools, Huffines and McKamy Middle Schools, and Marcus High School were recognized. These schools were recognized by the Board for being named a National PTA School of Excellence.
Dr. Rapp reviewed the new connection groups in LISD, including Brand Ambassadors, Key Communicators, Students Advisories, staff Lunch with Lori and more. She also touched on the 2022-23 Budget Editorial and the upcoming Candidate Forum. She concluded with a summary of metrics from her monthly newsletters, a recap of several events across the district as well as a preview of the Recognize SomeONE initiative.
BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATE
The following committees gave an update on their current work: Audit Committee, Superintendent Tool Committee, Legislative Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.
HEAR REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD
Janet Kinney from ABM Industries presented both LISD and LEF each with a $50,000 donation.
LISD families and community members addressed the Board regarding the following topics:
Mental health reporting functionalities and diversity-related concerns.
Funding concerns and teacher well-being.
Sensitive content in apps without district oversight.
The desire for the Advanced Placement African American Studies course to be offered at LISD schools when available.
Donation of signs for campuses.
CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETACHMENT AND ANNEXATION FILED BY CERTAIN RESIDENTS OF THE WESTHAVEN SUBDIVISION IN COPPELL, TEXAS
The Board considered the reduction of boundaries in LISD and expansion of boundaries in Coppell ISD for certain residents of the Westhaven Subdivision.
Chief Financial Officer Paige Meloni presented on this topic to the Board.
An attorney representing the neighborhood in question presented to the Board.
Several Westhaven community members addressed the Board.
K.1.c. and K.3.e.9 were pulled from the consent agenda. All other items were approved. K.3.e.9 was later approved. See the agenda HERE.
Chief Executive Director of Accountability & Evaluation Dr. Sarah Fitzhugh presented on the process to establish the 2023-24 Academic Calendar. Details
HR Director of Compliance Dr. Courtney Hart gave an update on federal funds. Details
Chief Technology Officer Bryon Kolbeck presented the Monthly Technology Update. Details
Chief Financial Officer Paige Meloni presented the Monthly Financial Report including the Bond Reports and the Monthly Investment Summaries. Details
Chief Executive Director of Accountability & Evaluation Dr. Sarah Fitzhugh gave a STAAR Testing and Accountability Update. Details
The Board discussed the Denton Central Appraisal District Letter being sent later that evening. Details
The Board approved the 2022-23 District Improvement Plan. Details
The Board approved the 2022-23 Legislative Priorities. Details
P.1. The Board upheld the Level II Student Discipline decision of administration.
P.2. The Board disapproved the Petition for Detachment and Annexation.