News from Lewisville & Argyle ISDs
COMPILED BY SAMANTHA DOUTY
HIGHLIGHTS ARGYLE ISD The Argyle board of trustees purchased four new school buses during its Nov. 14 meeting. The board approved the purchase of three standard school buses and one special education school bus for $539,316, according to the agenda. Funding for the buses comes from the 2022 bond and a grant. The grant funds $119,925, and it will be reimbursed to the district when district officials provide the proof of purchase by April 30, 2024, according to the agenda. The need for the buses comes as the district continues to grow, according to district officials. The three standard buses seat 77 passengers. Lewisville ISD board of trustees meets at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12 at 1565 W. Main St., Lewisville. www.lisd.net Argyle ISD board of trustees meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at 6701 Canyon Falls Drive, Flower Mound. www.argyleisd.com MEETINGS WE COVER
Lewisville ISD board discusses 2023-24 academic calendar LEWISVILLE ISD The board of trustees discussed four academic calendar options during its Nov. 14 board meeting. The board did not vote during the meeting. It will vote on an official 2023-24 academic calendar during its Dec. 12 board meeting. There are four calendar options that a committee of students, parents and staff developed over the course of several meetings in October. Those options include Aug. 9 and Aug. 16 start dates, and varying break dates, LISD Chief of Staff Shawna Miller said. The calendar must account for the state mandatory 75,600 instructional minutes. Teacher work days do not count toward instructional minutes, but teacher professional learning does, Miller said. Calendars A and B both start on Aug. 9, but they each vary when it comes to the end of the first nine weeks and winter break. Based on feedback, the committee developed two calendars that also had start dates of Aug. 16. Community members can rank the calendars at www.lisd.net to provide feedback before the board votes in December.
Argyle board approves $4.97M for renovations ARGYLE ISD The board of trustees moved forward to approve reno- vations to the Argyle Intermediate School campus. The Argyle ISD board approved a $4.97 million contract with Cavalry Construction during a Nov. 14 board meeting. Funding for the project comes from the 2017 bond. The scope of the project includes the gym roofing, replacing the intermediate school’s ceilings and intrusion prevention window film, according to the agenda. “The one thing that jumps out to me is timing. It seems that timing is killing us on our budget,” board member Joshua Westrom said. “We just had a bond for $260 million to spend. We need to go. The longer we drag that out the more we are going to bust the budget.”
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL The 2023-34 calendars have two potential start dates.
START AUG. 16 Calendars C and D
Calendars A and B START AUG. 9
SOURCE: LEWISVILLE ISD/COMMUNITY IMPACT
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