LISD to discuss flex day schedule for at-risk students
Polk County Enterprise, September 2007
LIVINGSTON — Trustees will discuss a proposed program for high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school, participating in an approved innovative campus plan or attending an approved early college high school program at 6 p.m.
LISD trustees will also have a public hearing for its FIRST rating on financial records, and recognize student and staff through the Apple Corps program.
The board will receive administrative reports from police, intervention officers, ad valorem tax collection and a report on the gifted and talented program.
Staff members will also present reports on maintenance facility costs and efforts to archive documents.
Technology Director James Dickens will discuss technology issues and hear an ROTC report from Major Charles Hester.
The board will also consider a proposed donation of real property.
A proposed student overnight trip, quarterly investment reports and consideration of a nominee to the Polk County Appraisal District Board of Directors will be considered Monday.
The board will also discuss placing a plaque in the stadium press box to honor Hal and Peggy Haley.
A proposed stipend for participation in the Houston Rodeo Art Contest will be discussed as well as hiring or resignations of auxiliary staff and professional staff will be discussed.
Board members will consider approval of hiring substitute teachers and an assistant superintendent for student support services.
School officials anticipate 40 students would qualify for the program, which is currently known as the Challenger Academy.
Flex day students would be isolated from other academic and vocation programs of the district, but would have access to school counselors for academic, personal or career counseling.
All students are required to pass the exit level TAKS test, but the program will provide an alternative route to graduation for students who have not been successful in the traditional school setting.