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Summer Celebrations

July 26, 2017

 

LISD Faculty and Staff,

Welcome back to the start of another great year in Luling ISD. I hope everyone enjoyed the summer and returns to school rejuvenated, refreshed and ready to serve students. The summer staff has been working hard in preparation for the 2017-2018 school year and will be ready for students when they arrive on August 28th.

 

As we prepare for the challenges of a new year, we have a lot of great things to celebrate. First, I want to personally thank all LISD teachers and administrators for the time and effort invested in building positive relationships with students. These relationships have transformed the culture and climate at the campus level and created healthy learning environments for kids. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the students in our community.

 

I would like to welcome four new instructional leaders to the LISD administrative team. Stephanie Heinchon will be our new Shanklin Elementary Principal, Laura Eubank is our new Principal at the Primary School, Susan Maxey will be our new Executive Director of Special Programs, and Christy Henry is our new Coordinator for Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. Welcome to the Luling ISD family.

 

Another area of celebration for the District is your deliberate focus on reducing utility costs (Goal 4). The total tax dollar savings for the 2016-2017 school year was $29,024. This was achieved because everyone took ownership of their own lights, computers and thermostat. Awesome job LISD!

 

Other celebrations for Luling ISD include:

  1. All LISD teachers received a pay increase for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition to a pay increase, all employees will receive a one-time lump sum payment of $250 approved by the Board. This one-time payment will be issued on October 13, 2017.
  2. The Junior High gym floor is in the process of being reconditioned and will be ready for volleyball season.
  3. All teachers at Junior High and High School will receive new laptop computers this year.
  4. The HS will receive one new Apple computer lab.
  5. The HS campus will expand Career and Technology courses for students this year. These new courses include a Nursing Program, Law Enforcement, Medical Microbiology and Pathophysiology.
  6. Luling ISD will add three new Reading Intervention positions, one Attendance Officer and a Teacher Support Specialist.
  7. LISD will implement a research-based vertically aligned writing curriculum, The Writing Academy, in PK-12.
  8. Communities in Schools is coming to Shanklin Elementary!
  9. Luling ISD has implemented a policy change to provide a staff attendance incentive whereby staff members are reimbursed for unused local leave days on an annual basis.

In addition to these celebrations, the Luling ISD Board of Trustees has developed and adopted the following Vision, Mission and Goals.

 

Vision: “Educate Every Child, Every Day”

 

Mission Statement: Provide a challenging, rigorous curriculum that develops citizens that are prepared, empowered, and inspired to make positive contributions in our communities.

 

2017-2018 GOALS

GOAL 1: All campuses will meet or exceed state academic accountability standards

GOAL 2: Provide a Safe, Effective & Disciplined Environment

GOAL 3: Recruit, Develop, and Retain Highly Effective Staff

GOAL 4: Make a Community Impact

GOAL 5: Maintain a “Superior” State Financial Rating

GOAL 6: Create a Facility and Transportation Plan

 

As we continue to move forward, I encourage you to stay focused on our Vision, Mission and Goals and remember that in Luling ISD, we “Educate Every Child, Every Day”.

 

Attached, you will find the staff development schedule for August. Attire will be professional dress with the exception of teacher workdays and the Watermelon Welcome. Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

 

See you at training,

 

 

Tim Glover

Superintendent, Luling ISD

 
LISD Welcomes Mr. Glover