Mrs. Moody and Mr. Cooper will represent Lovejoy ISD at the Region 10 ESC Teacher of the Year competition. Recipients of the Region 10 ESC Teacher of the Year Awards will move onto the Texas Teacher of the Year competition sponsored by the Texas Association of School Administrators.
Mrs. Moody and Mr. Cooper were awarded with a Sewell Teacher of the Year Package to include:
- Summer Use of 2020 Audi
- Complimentary Car Washes for the Audi at all Sewell Dealerships
- Full Detail of Their Personal Vehicle
- Celebration Dinner for Two at Rick’s Chop House
We are #LovejoyProud of our Campus Teachers of the Year and are excited for Mrs. Moody and Mr. Cooper to represent Lovejoy ISD at Region 10.
You may view the Teacher of the Year presentation
. We hope you will take time to read the wonderful comments from students, parents and colleagues regarding these incredible educators.
The Board of Trustees approved the following new hires:
- Ashley Johnson, WSMS and SCIS Assistant Orchestra Director
- Shawn Lewis, LHS Business Teacher and Athletic Coach
- Kevin Park, LHS Business Teacher and Athletic Coach
- Marcus Trice, LHS PE Teacher and Athletic Coach
Willow Springs Middle School Principal Kevin Parker introduced Ashley Johnson.
Lovejoy High School Principal Chris Mayfield and Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director Chris Ross introduced Shawn Lewis, Kevin Park and Marcus Trice.
You may find the personnel sheet
The Board of Trustees approved the Consent Agenda which included:
- Minutes of the Regular Meeting held April 20, 2020
- Monthly Financial Report
- Instructional Materials Inventory Waiver
- Notification of Resignations
Details regarding all Consent Agenda items may be found
Director of Human Resources Recruitment and Development Dr. Kent Messer and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dennis Muizers presented Chapter 21 Contracts (for professional employees required to hold State Board of Education Certification and employees specified in policy
) and Non-Chapter 21 Employment Agreements (for professional employees not required to hold State Board of Education Certification) for the 2020-2021 school year. The Board of Trustees approved the Chapter 21 Contracts and Non-Chapter 21 Employment Agreements for the 2020-2021 school year. Details may be found
Assistant Superintendent of Operations Dr. Dennis Womack presented a TEA Waiver for Missed School Days. For school closures based on COVID-19 related concerns the District must seek additional minute waivers from TEA in order to meet the 75,600 operational minute requirement. Districts must apply for a Missed School Day waiver for each day they are closed for COVID-19. These waivers will be granted as long as Districts are supporting students instructionally while at home. The Board of Trustees approved the TEA Waiver for Missed School Days. Details may be found
At 7:12 PM the Board of Trustees entered into a Budget Workshop presented by Chief Financial Officer Shay Adams. The Board recessed at 7:27 PM and returned to the Budget Workshop at 7:35 PM. The complete presentation may be found
Budget Workshop Timeline
2019-2020 Budget Update – Still Developing
Programs Essential to the Lovejoy Experience
Budget Process Update
*Efficiency Audit of Systems/Programming
*Efficiency Audit of Non-Personnel Expenses
*Personnel/Program Efficiency Analysis
*Identification of 2020-2021 Budget Priorities
Revenue Projection Update
*HB 3 Updates
*Taxable Value Assignment
*School Board Adoption of Official 2021 Tax Rate
*Texas Education Agency Assigns District Tax Rate
*WSMS Course Delivery Restoration
*Teacher Salary Increase Consideration
*Safety and Security Structure (please note: the Board was not interested in changes to the structure of the Safety and Security program)
*Transportation Service Options
The Board of Trustees concluded the Budget Workshop at 9:34 PM and resumed the Regular Board Meeting.
Chief Financial Officer Shay Adams presented consideration of a June 1, 2020 Budget Workshop. The Board of Trustees approved June 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM as a Budget Workshop.
Chief Financial Officer Shay Adams presented consideration of a June date for a Public Hearing on the 2020-2021 Budget. The Board of Trustees approved moving the regular June Board meeting date from June 15, 2020 to June 22, 2020. The June 22, 2020 regular meeting was also approved as the date for the Public Hearing on the 2020-2021 Budget.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Goddard presented the monthly
which contains updates from the following areas:
Office of the Superintendent
Business and Employee Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Closed Session is a time where limited issues such as personnel actions may be discussed. No votes are taken in Closed Session. The Board did not meet in Closed Session during the May Board Meeting.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Goddard announced the first Lovejoy High School alumnus to sign with the National Football League is Aaron Fuller, Class of 2016. Aaron signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
Board President Chad Collins reminded the Board of continuing education training available through TASB.
The Board adjourned at 9:52 PM.
All board documents may be found