Lovejoy Independent School District Highlights February 21 2006 The Lovejoy ISD Board of Trustees met February 21 2006 for its regularly scheduled meeting There was a large group of students an

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Lovejoy Independent School District Highlights February 21 2006 The Lovejoy ISD Board of Trustees met February 21 2006 for its regularly scheduled meeting There was a large group of students an Powered By Docstoc
					Lovejoy Independent School District
Highlights
February 21, 2006
The Lovejoy ISD Board of Trustees met February 21, 2006 for its regularly
scheduled meeting. There was a large group of students and parents present for
the recognition portion of the board meeting. Students at both Hart Elementary
and Lovejoy Elementary were recognized for their accomplishments in Spelling
Bee, Invention Convention, Science Fair, and Geography Bee. A total of 42
students were recognized.

Dr. Pat Guseman, demographer, gave a brief report on growth in the district. Of
note, she commented that the growth in grades 6-8 has exceeded projections
and that K-5 growth has followed the predicted trend. She demonstrated that the
district will need to open Elementary #3 by the Fall of 2008. She explored zoning
strategies based on both potential elementary sites: Blondy Jhune and Stoddard
Rd. The administration will take this demographic information under advisement
as well as input from both the Town of Fairview and the City of Lucas to
determine which elementary site to recommend. The administrations goal is to
recommend an elementary site to the board at the March meeting.

In the consent agenda, the board of trustees approved a slate of new hires. The
secondary principals, Mike Goddard and Gavan Goodrich, brought eight teachers
to the board for approval. In addition, they introduced the current Lovejoy
teachers who are making the move to the new middle school. Lovejoy ISD
teachers who are moving to the new campus are: Harriet Belzer, Barbara Green,
Laura Hendrix, Diane Hudson, and Martha Moody.

As required by law, all Lovejoy ISD board members are required to complete
continuing education hours. Rich Hickman, board president, announced that all
seven members met or exceeded the required annual training. The board also
approved the order for the general election. Lovejoy will contract with the Collin
County Elections Administration and will partner with the Town of Fairview and
CCCCD to defray election costs. The City of Lucas chose to handle their election
as a separate entity.

The Board of Trustees approved an Employee Daycare program for the 2006-07
school year. The district will offer childcare to its employees on a tuition basis for
children 18 months to Kindergarten age. Employee daycare is the fastest
growing benefit for teachers in the State of Texas and if you read the article in
Tuesdays Dallas Morning News you saw that many surrounding districts offer the
program. The operations budget for the daycare program will be revenue neutral
for the district as tuition will fund the program. The trustees also approved the
development of an after school program for both elementary campuses. The
program will also be revenue neutral for the district as tuition will fund the
program. The program will run each school day from dismissal time until 5:30 or
6:00 pm. During that time, children will receive a snack, structured homework
time, and recreational play. The program will be modeled after the highly
successful after school program in Allen ISD known as Kids Club.

The Board of Trustees passed along a 3% salary increase to all 11 and 12 month
employees for 2006-07. The Board had previously approved a 3% raise for
teachers at our December board meeting. The superintendent recommended
contract extensions for all administrative employees and the Board approved that
recommendation. The Board also approved a one year extension of the
superintendents contract.

Jason James, Hart Assistant Principal, and Kristen Parker, Lovejoy Assistant
Principal, gave a report on the work that both campuses are doing to improve
writing instruction. They showed examples of student work over time and also
outlined the types of professional development that the teachers are doing to
become better teachers of writing. The Board also has called a special meeting
on March 1st at 6:00 pm in the LISD Administration Building. The purpose of this
meeting will be to review and consider updates to board policy necessary to
support a secondary program. In addition, the Board of Trustees moved their
regular March meeting from March 21st to March 28th to allow for more
administrative preparation time due to Spring Break.

				
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