Trustees shuffle Pride, LJHS administrators
By LPR Staff
Adding to continuing upheaval within the upper ranks of Lockhart ISD campus administrators, the LISD Board of Trustees approved a staffing swap that removed the principal from one campus and a longtime assistant principal from another.
After several parent complaints since the beginning of the year regarding Pride High S
chool Principal Vivian Placke, returned to Lockhart Junior High School as Assistant Principal this month. Before moving to Pride, Placke had been an assistant at LJHS for several years.
Sam Lockhart, who began the year as assistant principal at LJHS, was subsequently named principal of Pride High.
In loosely-related board business, a Social Studies teacher at Pride High School opted to withdraw a request for retirement tendered earlier this year.
In other business, the Trustees recognized several students, teachers and administrators for accomplishments achieved over the summer. Among them, four students were recognized for participation in the National Hispanic Institute Great Debate Tournament Qualifier, two National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students were presented with plaques, District CFO Tina Knudsen was presented with a certificate of Achievement from the Government Finance Officers’ Association, The Cub House was recognized as a Texas Rising Star Child Care Provider, and Barbara Bernal was commended for her inclusion in this year’s “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Educators” publication.
The board also discussed, at some length, a legislative proposal that would allow taxing entities to levy ad valorem taxes on personal property stored within the district while in transit to another location. In part because no such property exists within LISD’s jurisdiction at this time, the Board opted to continue exempting property in transit for the time being. They can reconsider the decision for the next tax year, should the need arise.