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LISD approves summer programs for students
Polk County Enterprise - May 2008
LIVINGSTON — Livingston school district staff reported that as of April 30, $9.96 million in ad valorem taxes had been collected during the 2007-08 budget year. The LISD board approved a request by the JROTC to allow six cadets to participate in an fi ve-day leadership summer camp program in Huffman. Students in the Theatre Arts program were also granted permission to participate in the Trinity Valley Community College Summer Drama Workshop in July. Three FFA students will travel to Stephenville in June to participate in the State FFA Awards program and degree check workshop from June 11 to 13 The board also approved an offer to purchase two lots in the Indian Spring Lake Estates Subdivision for 25 percent of the appraised value. The 2007 certifi ed value for the lots is $9,668 and Patsy Yarsa has bid $2,500 to purchase the property and return it to active tax rolls. Delinquent tax attorneys Linebarger, Goggan Blair & Sampson also presented a bid of $1,860 for three lots in Holiday Lake Estates #7 for 20 percent of its certifi ed value. J.M. Anderson bid $1,850 for the forfeited property.
Livingston police offi cers assigned to LISD campuses reported three cases of possession of marijuana, one theft, one possession of a controlled substance, one possession of drug paraphernalia, one minor in possession of alcohol, one distribution of a dangerous drug and one disorderly conductfi ghting. The number of incidents (nine) remained steady from the March 2008 report from offi cers. A total of 91 incidents have been handled during the current school year. Juvenile probation offi cers reported 96 court cases under way regarding attendance.
Probation offi cers had contact with 172 students during April. A total of 10 crisis interventions were reported by the juvenile probation department. Twenty-fi ve Livingston ISD students are currently under court-ordered supervision. During Monday’s board meeting, trustees honored the high school UIL team for winning district.
The high school choir was also commended for winning sweepstakes 30 years in a row. Linda Watson and Patricia Snook were also recognized for their efforts in putting together the LISD Centennial Celebration. At Honors Night Tuesday, Livingston ISD distributed $403,600 in scholarships to graduating seniors. outstanding graduates. They also announced top 10 percent students, valedictorian and salutatorian.