Although a lengthy investigation into possible racial discrimination by the Burlington School Board determined there was no evidence of bias, questions remain about discussions between officials that led to the complaint.
Rogers also addressed school safety, which about $30 million of the bond package is dedicated toward.
The district will also be paying off debt in upcoming years, which will cut the amount it now has to pay for debt service, he said. Rogers referred to annual meetings he has with police chiefs that overlap with LISD. "We are pleased the investigator found there was no employment discrimination". "They're adamantly opposed to that, and so that's our stance as far as Lewisville ISD".
To accomplish that goal, the district plans to add a home and careers teacher as part of a almost $44.32 million spending plan adopted last week by the Hudson Falls Board of Education.
"We've never gone up to our maximum cap for the past several years", said Kevin Polunci, executive director of business and human resources. Such a model would have advantages, the district says, by allowing more collaboration between teachers as well as increased transportation flexibility. Each mill equals $1 of tax per $1,000 of assessed property value.
"What happens if we generate revenue because the property values go up, it just means the state sends us that much less money", he said.
"We're anticipating a reduction of 10 buses".
Outstanding Community Member/Organization: Camino Community Action Committee was presented the award for its notable contribution of time and financial support to education; effective collaboration with education and community leaders; development of innovative solutions to complex challenges facing public education; and active involvement in the community. LISD is one of three school districts that has been in hot water over the past months for allegedly trying to inappropriately push an agenda on state elections.
In an email statement, Superintendent Paul Schley said this is the seventh year in a row the elementary school was given this honor and the second consecutive year the middle school has been honored. "However, we need them to vote".
While the trio said that the traditional method of learning, i.e. reading and writing, is still very important, they also maintain that this kind of hands-on approach will better prepare their students for a future where STEM (science, technology, engineering and match) jobs, like computer programming and software development, will be in high demand.