LISD board honors students, hears update on local grants

Superintendent Jim Baum reads from a certificate presented to Austin Rodriguez during the Lockney ISD board meeting on Wednesday, May 12, 2022. (Ryan Crowe/FCR)

LOCKNEY – A number of Lockney High School students were honored for their academic and athletic work during Wednesday evening’s school board meeting.

Austin Rodriguez, Gabby Cervantes, and Miranda Sarinana were recognized for their names being added to academic all-state lists this spring.

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Bryson Klein was recognized by the board after he placed first in biology and 6th overall at last week’s UIL State Academic Meet in Austin.

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And despite being unable to compete at the state powerlifting meet, Senior Damion Gonzales was also recognized for his accomplishments this spring.

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Following the presentations and the meeting with Hill Country Wind Power, the board heard from Superintendent Jim Baum on other matters needing attention within the district, including how grants opportunities for teachers were going to be distributed.

Baum told the board the six were being distributed on projects ranging from a new greenhouse at the elementary school to new yearbook cameras and graphic design software at the high school. The board had previously approved the six grants of up to $5,000 from remaining ESSER funds.

The district also accepted the resignation of four employees, and Baum discussed the remaining need for a Junior High Principal. A committee was being formed to hire that position, and board president Mike Lass agreed to serve on the committee. Baum told the board he was also interviewing for a band instructor, softball coach as well as a head coach and assistant coach for the boys basketball team.

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