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LISD to discuss results of energy audit Tuesday
Polk County Enterprise - January 2009
LIVINGSTON — Trustees for Livingston Independent School District will hear a report on the old high school auditorium on Church Street and the planned removal of dangerous asbestos fi - bers and consider telephone and fi beroptic cable needs at the new high school campus. Reports to be reviewed by school board members Tuesday include an activity report from Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, the district’s delinquent tax collection attorneys. The fi rm collected $53,909 in past due taxes, penalty and interest in November. Twenty-one lawsuits were fi led totaling $38,833 in delinquent taxes. Another seven cases were resolved for an amount of $33,806 and 17 mobile home liens were released for $11,570. In December, the fi rm collected $53,615, fi led eight lawsuits totaling $19,827; resolved 10 lawsuits for $41,558; released fi ve mobile home liens for $1,639 and settled 39 cases set for the sheriff’s sale. Board members will review an energy audit report on power usage during September which showed a total cost avoidance of $28,531.89, LISD records show. In October, electric costs were reduced by $11,691.41 and by $12,740.64 in November. Pine Ridge Elementary made the largest reduction by percentage with a 44.44 percent decrease in kilowatt-hours used, saving $7,922.85. The intermediate campus posted a 41.5 percent reduction in kilowatt-hours, cutting costs by $10,925.62. The high school campus reduced kilowatt-hours used by 23 percent saving $11,094.48 (producing the largest overall cost reduction). The junior high cut kilowatt-hours by 21 percent saving $8,757.04. Timber Creek cut electricity usage by 37.29 percent, saving $7,922.85. School resource offi cers at Livingston High School handled one case of possession of marijuana, one disorderly conduct-fi ghting incident and one assault during the month of December. Offi cers on the LHS campus handled a total of 21 incidents during the fall semester. On the junior high campus, the offi cer issued one citation for minor in possession of tobacco and one citation for possession of drug paraphrenalia in December. Juvenile probation offi cers took 14 at-risk students on a tour of the Texas Youth Commission Crockett State School on Dec. 4. On Dec. 17, probation offi cers presented a program to ESL students at the intermediate campus on the consequences of gang behavior. The LISD board will consider requests for overnight travel Feb. 19 to 22 to allow FFA students to participate in the San Antonio Livestock Show. Trustees also will review the list of approved advanced placement courses offered to LHS students effective December 2008. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the LISD Administration Building at 1412 South Houston Street.