January is School Board Appreciation month. The theme this year is ‘Locally Elected, Community Connected’ which highlights the connection between school trustees and their communities.
At tonight’s school board meeting, Lufkin ISD celebrated the dedication and hard work of those who serve on the Lufkin ISD school board — Kristi Gay, president; Matt Knight, vice president; Allyson Langston, secretary; Hall Henderson; Scott Skelton; Joe Ceasar and Delphina Maxie.
Students in the Early College High School (ECHS) program presented information to the board about the success of Lufkin’s ECHS.
The Dress for Success Club also addressed the board about their Lufkin Middle School Club that travels to local restaurants to practice firsthand dining skills and etiquette.
The 2024-25 school year calendar was approved. The first day of school will be Wednesday, Aug. 7. The last day of school for students will be Wednesday, May 21 with graduation on Thursday, May 22.
The board approved the Early Resignation Incentive to provide a monetary incentive payment to professional staff members who intend to voluntarily resign and/or retire at the end of the 2023-24 school year. In order to allow the school district additional time to plan staffing for the 2024-25 school year, Lufkin ISD is offering an incentive to eligible employees for the early notice of resignation.