Pittman resigns from LISD Board


By LPR Staff


During a brief meeting of the Lockhart Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday evening, the Board accepted the resignation of At Large Trustee Chip Pittman.

Pittman, who was elected to the board in 2009, tendered his letter of resignation on Monday, July 25, according to Board President Timoteo “Tim

” Juarez, Jr. A copy of the letter was not made available to the media. However, Pittman announced earlier this summer that a change in his professional responsibilities has required his family to move to another community.

There was no discussion as to how a replacement for Pittman would be determined. The remaining trustees can either vote to hold an election and allow the community to decide who will fill Pittman’s term, or they can chose to accept applications and appoint a new board member.

Moving through the redistricting and election change process, the Board has changed the term lengths for the existing Trustees. As a result, it is as yet unclear when Pittman’s term would have expired, had he not resigned.

After a brief executive session, the Board approved contracts for six new employees, including: three math teachers, a Spanish teacher, a JROTC teacher and a Business Information teacher and coach.

The LISD Board of Trustees routinely meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at Lockhart High School. Meetings are open to the public and are webcast on the district’s website, www.lockhartisd.org. The next scheduled meeting is Aug. 29, 2011.


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