LHISD Trustees recognize students, adopt 2012-2013 calendar

Liberty Hill school Trustees recognized the academic achievements of students from Bill Burden Elementary School, Liberty Hill Intermediate School, Liberty Hill Junior High and Liberty Hill High School during their regular meeting Monday.

Teachers from each campus announced winners and participants in this year’s UIL academic meets. Many of those students were present to receive the public recognition.

Those winners, their photographs and photographs of some of their artwork have been published in previous editions of The Independent.

Also Monday, the Board of Trustees adopted the 2012-2013 school calendar.

Superintendent Rob Hart explained that in order to meet requirements set in state law, the district had “very little wiggle room” when it came to the start of school and various holidays.

School will begin for students on August 28 and the last day of school is June 6, 2013. Teachers return to school August 21.

Christmas holidays are Dec. 24-Jan. 4, 2013. Thanksgiving holidays are Nov. 21-23. Spring Break will be March 11-15, 2013. Graduation is June 7, 2013.

In other business Monday, the Board adopted policy updates recommended by the Texas Association of School Boards to put the district in compliance with state laws. Most of those related to personnel issues.

The Board also learned that two construction projects already completed as part of the 2010 bond package had come in under budget by a total of $132,000.

Business Manager Frank Watson reported that the renovation of the Liberty Hill Elementary School cafteria and the new parking lot at Burden Elementary came in less than budgeted.

Following an executive session, the Board accepted the resignations of Sue Ann Boren (1st grade teacher); Marcie Lockett (Spanish High School); Shawn Lockett (Ag High School); Brittany Smolik (ELA/Coach High School); and Linda Eldridge (Art – High School).

Trustee Shawn Roberts was not present Monday.