School Board Meets

Lampasas ISD Board met in a short session on Monday evening at 6pm in the board room. There was a short item that approved a consent agenda on end of year budget amendments and the hiring of IT Network Professionals for support to the Technology Dept. at a cost of $5,000 per month.

In other matters, several local businesses were recognized for their contributions to the attendance program. Former Supt. Kirk Parker, in charge of the program, presented awards to Mike Green of Storm’s, Nikki Wood and Mary Olivares of McDonald’s, and to Melanie Kohl of Subway for their donations of food and drink coupons and the City of Lampasas for swim passes.

There were several local insurance companies and car dealerships that had made cash donations that bought about 60 bikes that went to perfect attendance students.

Accepting thank you awards for $1,000 checks were Bruce Schroeder, plant manager for Ajinimoto/Windsor, Kirk Whitehead for Hoffpauir Auto Group and Danny Marquez for Benny Boyd Auto Group.

Insurance companies had contributed a total of $900 to the program. Jeff Rutland of Lampasas Co. Farm Bureau Ins. Was recognized for their $300 check, as was Mindi Pratus of Pratus Ins. and Russell Dixon of State Farm Ins.

In another matter, a presentation by Randy Brady, director of the CTE program, showed statistics and growth of programs with some 350 students now involved in at least one course. That is just over one third of the High School enrollment. He notes that numerous students have attained certification in welding, auto mechanics, nursing and other programs.