LISD, Trevino to negotiate separation


By LPR Staff


During their scheduled work session on Monday evening, the Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees opted to work with their attorneys to finalize Superintendent Rolando “Rudy” Trevino’s separation from Lockhart ISD.

Earlier this year, the Board voted to extend a professional development leave to Trevino after l

ess than a year of service with the District. At that time, his responsibilities shifted indefinitely to District CFO and Acting Superintendent, Tina Knudsen.

On Monday, however, the Board took steps to finalize the separation, authorizing Board President Carl Cisneros to work with Trevino and the attorneys to finalize a separation agreement.

Because it was discussed in executive session, the details of the separation agreement were not made available to the public. It is known, however, that Trevino was one of six finalists for a superintendency in Albuquerque, N.M. It was reported last week that he had been passed over for that position.

In what is likely a related item, the Board also discussed behind closed doors and voted publicly to attempt to settle a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Again, the details of the complaint and the attached potential settlement were not made available to the public.

According to EEOC, to protect the privacy of complainants, claim information is not made available online, so the specifics of the complaint are unknown.

In other business, the Trustees heard a review from Jo Zunker with Owners Building Resources regarding the status of the bond projects.

According to Zunker, construction planning for the Lockhart High School renovation project is moving forward, and more than 70 contractors toured the facility last week to discuss the upcoming improvements.

Additionally, Zunker explained the water treatment facility that will be installed at the new elementary school, noting the wastewater will go through a three-prong treatment system before it is discharged, at which time it can be used, in addition to other uses, for maintenance of the lawn and landscaping at the new school.

Lockhart ISD is currently seeking public input regarding the name of the new school, which will be constructed near Lytton Springs. Suggestion boxes available in the front offices of each district elementary campus, as well as online at www.lockhartisd.org. Two public meetings will be held, on April 28 at Clear Fork Elementary and May 7 at the Lytton Springs Masonic Lodge for the District to receive input.

In general, the Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees meets on the third Monday of each month to receive information and presentations in advance of their regular business meetings on the fourth Monday of each month. The meetings are held in the Conference Center at Lockhart High School, and are available for online viewing at www.lockhartisd.org.


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