The Levelland ISD Board of Trustees held a regular meeting Thursday.
The board reviewed the monthly financial report. It was pointed out that the district is half way through the year and is tracking along where it should be expense and revenue wise. It was noted that a small amount of money is left in the bond fund, it was noted some of it will be used to replace a pump on a well at the football stadium. It was noted that the well has caused some problem in the past. The well is used for irrigation around the football stadium. It was pointed out that the new activity bus is in Lubbock and should be delivered to the district on Monday.
It was also learned that the board will not be able to cancel the District 1 trustee election due to state law. Their are no candidates in the election as no one filed during the filing period and when votes are canvassed the board will certify no votes were cast.
The board certified curriculum and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills certifications for 2019-2020. New materials will come in the summer and training will take place for all affected faculty.
The board also received the Quarterly financial reports. It was noted that negotiations are under way to renew the depository contract. It was noted that if negotiations do not yield satisfactory results the district will go out for bid on a new depository bank.
The board also approved one fundraising request for a third grade group to raise money for the end of year field trip.
The board also received an update on the District Goals for Academic Achievement based on Common Assessments. They looked at improvement from last year and from previous assessments. The goal for improvement is 70%, the district is currently at 60% based on NWEA Winter Growth assessments. Teachers are working the last semester to continue to improve. It was noted that the assessments are showing progress and the district continues to strive for more progress. Board Member Carrie Ellis asked “do you have a feel for where we will be after STARR results?” Director of Curriculum Heidi Blair said “I feel that we will see growth.”
It was reported that the Bill’s Backpacks program will be serving all campuses beginning next week. They also will be taking canned soup through the food drive for the remainder of the month as they have received an overwhelming response from their plea in early March for Instant Oatmeal Packets.
The Superintendent also reported that a survey is currently being conducted among faculty and staff. The board will receive a report once the survey ends. A parent engagement survey will be coming at a later date.
Trustees also approved contracts for faculty and staff.