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Gary Miller

The survival of LM ISD is entirely in the hands of the BOT and administration.
They and only they can carry out the changes required.
Until and unless the state takes control to make the needed changes.

Walter Manuel

"It is not in our hands,” she said. “The district has done everything possible to convince the TEA that we know what needs to happen and we know what direction we need to move.”

Obviously, Terri Watkins nor the school district has even come close to doing EVERYTHING that they needed to do to turn this district around. They had to hire an outside agency to finally write a solvency that their own people in place couldn't do on their own not once, but TWICE with the help of another high paid consultant!

They have the SAME exact LOSING team players on their Same exact Losing team along with the same LOSING school board members directing the district. So what's changed???

It really shows that they've done everything they needed to do when they NOW have to hire someone from the outside in order to help others do their job because Terri Watkins doesn't have the kahuna's to get NEW team players that is mandatory at this point.

How will paying an external source to oversee their financial reports and a conservator now fit into their solvency plan without further cutting services to our students?

They can tell their supporters this lie, but the rest of us have already seen that they are STILL benefitting themselves and their own paychecks, not our students nor our community!

We can't afford to keep people on the payroll when it continues taking 2 people to do what ordinarily takes one QUALIFIED person to do in other successful school districts! [yawn]


Pull the plug!!! Naw! Naw! Pull the plug quickly. Need I remind the TEA, that El Paso, ISD, Beaumont ISD and North Forest ISD are watching?

Walter Manuel

Exactly Mr. JBG!

Why is LMISD any different from any other school district just because they know what it takes to turn this district around and yet by continuing to have the same people in place they will continue doing the same thing that got them in trouble in the first place?

Obviously LMISD doesn't watch much sports seeing how when a sports team has a losing track record year after year they eventually trade out their players in order to get those people that it will take for them to finally win.

Not the case in LMISD today or even a possibility for tomorrow, seeing how they continue their daily operations with the same players.

Some of us in the community did our part to ask TEA NOT to reverse their decision on LMISD's accreditation status in order to finally give our children a better education and eventually send all of these people packing! [wink]

George Croix

Guess the TEA likes chicken...[wink]

Robert Buckner

OMG, someone said Chicken


Could be some kin-folks doing some good intercession work behind the scene in Austin! Make no mistake about it,...I have a problem believing the TEA can do all they did to these other school districts around the state of Texas,for being dysfunctional,...under performing,...and for non-compliance of state measurements bench marks,...and standards, and still allow LMISD to keep manufacturing what they are mass producing over there, on Bayou Road.
It is totally unconscionable in my opinion. It is my understanding that they don't need principals anymore over there. I also heard that many of the teachers were told to handle their own problems on site, when the kids start disrupting class or something. Hey,...I'm just saying what I'm hearing.
If that is the case, why do they need assistant principals? If assistant superintendents are going to do principal work,...why do they need principals?
Hey, I'm not saying,...I'm just saying...............
All this is about paychecks not education,...and it has been about paychecks for years! Right now though, it is the bottom of the ninth, two out, two strikes on the batter! One more strike and that is all she wrote!
Resumes ought to be filling up the post offices around here! The timing is magnificent for sending them out! Employees should not get trapped behind the eight ball on this one. There is no excuse.

Walter Manuel

If all of this constant mess with LMISD isn't a wake up call for all of the teachers and district employees currently at LMISD, then perhaps they can't go anywhere else and they are part of the reason the children of this district are failing?

I know if there was this much instability and uncertainty in my job, I would certainly be sending out my resume to everyone that I could and like yesterday!

Selling chicken dinners might now be a true reality for all of these people at this point if they intend on staying in the education business and keeping their new school open when they cause ours to be closed.

I hear there's also a broke down bar-b-que pit stored somewhere that they could always fall back on if selling chicken doesn't work out for them....[beam]

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