At its regular August 12 meeting, the Longview School Board of Directors-

  • Heard about two Star Polishers. R.A. Long student Blake Girt says Mrs. Burleson is his Star Polisher. Blake said, “Mrs. Burleson is awesome and supportive.”
  • Mark Morris student Jennifer Johnson says Mrs. Peters is her Star Polisher. Jennifer said, “Mrs. Peters has been one of the most influential people in my high school career. Not only does she keep me informed of post-secondary opportunities, she encourages me to prepare for them. Not only that, but she has also worked tirelessly with me and others to improve the general welfare of our school through the student resource center.”
  • Heard the Superintendent’s report including comments on a recent week long Conscious Discipline training and new teacher events.
  • Listened to a presentation on the 2019-20 budget and four-year plan. The 2019-20 budget is scheduled to be voted on at the August 26, 2019, regular board meeting.
  • Multiple citizens participated in the budget hearing by asking questions.
  • Heard comments from citizens about the capital bond publication put out by the District, stating that it is very understandable and easy to read.
  • Heard comments from Mark Morris Teacher, Steve Powell, who mentioned a book he recently read that discusses how genetics effect learning.
  • Received an update on the robust CHAMPS Volunteer program.
  • Heard a first reading on Policy 6100 regarding Local, State and Federal sources.
  • Reviewed Procedure 6100 on Local, State and Federal sources, which is recommended for suspension due to the procedure language being found in other policies.
  • Reviewed the Board Retreat agenda, making no changes.
  • Heard various board subcommittee reports, information items and updates.
  • Next board meeting is scheduled on August 26, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the Board Room.