The first day of school is right around the corner! I am so excited to see the hallways of our schools filled with learners so soon. Last week we welcomed campus administrators back to campus, and like me they are eager to meet all of you and get this year started. It’s going to be a great one!
In this newsletter you’ll find important information to prepare your family for the year ahead. The LISD.net/BackToSchool webpage will be updated by July 25 to include all of the paperwork and resources you might need to get your students set up for success this year, and we’ll continue to share information with you as we get closer to August 9.
This webpage is also accessible through the LISD app, which I hope all of you will download to stay better connected to our district. More information on how to download the app can be found below!
I hope you’ll watch my video message, where I share some important legislative information including updates to TEA’s school rating system and the new safety and security procedures outlined in House Bill Three. As I’ve mentioned in my previous updates, the lack of progress in the most recent legislative session has left LISD in a 49 million dollar deficit for the 2023 budget year.
While this is extremely disappointing, I am encouraged by the work of the Board of Trustees to consider all possible solutions to relieve the financial constraints our district is faced with. Considerations include a Voter-Approved Tax Ratification Election, also known as a VATRE, and a potential Bond referendum. I discuss both of these in my video, and hope you’ll take the time to watch and educate yourself on the importance of these prospective solutions. We need all of you to join us in advocating for the students and staff here in LISD!
I hope you all enjoy these final, HOT, days of summer with your families. We look forward to continuing the fun this school year!
In this video I cover back-to-school resources, Class of 2024 Graduation information, changes to the Texas Education Agency's school rating system, new safety and security requirements, a budget update and more. Read the transcript HERE
As I mentioned in my video update, we have been disappointed by the Texas Education Agency's changes to their school rating system as well as our state's refusal to raise the Basic Allotment or otherwise alleviate the financial pressure Texas public schools are under. This week I wrote a letter to LISD's elected officials to outline these concerns, explain their impact on LISD and propose possible solutions. Read it HERE
Find this letter and additional resources at LISD.net/Legislative. Thank you for advocating for our schools!
July 25 | Job Fair
Aug.1 | Staff Reports Back to Campus
Aug. 5 | Back-to-School Fair
Aug. 9 | First Day of School
Aug. 14 | Regular Board Meeting
To view the 2023-24 Academic Calendar, click HERE.
We are so excited to welcome students and staff back for the 2023-24 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 9! The LISD.net/BackToSchool webpage will be updated by July 25 to include all of the paperwork and resources you might need to get your students set up for success this year, and we’ll continue to share information with you as we get closer to August 9.
Get Connected | LISD App
As a reminder, LISD families now have access to our new Lewisville ISD app. The app gives you access to grades, attendance, lunch menus, bus routes, emergency notifications…and more!
The Technology Repair Center is open through July 27! Students, families and staff who need to repair, replace or return a district-issued iPad can visit the Technology Repair Center by appointment only now through July 27. The Technology Repair Center is located at the LISD Administrative Center (1565 W. Main St, Lewisville) and is open Monday-Thursday from 8-11:15 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. To make an appointment call 972-350-1833, option 1.
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Job Fair | July 25
We are hosting a job fair on Thursday, July 25, starting at 9 a.m. at TECC-W. LISD is hiring for fully certified teachers, alt certified teachers, part time employees, Extended School Day aides, paraprofessionals, lunch monitors and more. Applications are not required but highly encouraged. To fill out an application, click HERE. For more information on the fair, click HERE.
Back-to-School Fair | Aug. 5
Lewisville ISD’s Back-to-School Fair is just days away! The fair is an annual event that provides more than 6,000 students in need with free backpacks, supplies and resources to start the school year. This year’s event will be on Saturday, Aug. 5 at Lewisville High School (1098 W. Main Street, Lewisville).
One Vision Task Force Progress Update
We are so grateful to the One Vision Task Force for their hard work over the past few months to evaluate and assess needs for our district. At their last two meetings, the group completed a build-a-bond process where they sorted through projects to establish a Bond referendum recommendation for the LISD Board of Trustees. The Task Force will present their recommendation at an August board meeting.
Continue to stay informed about recommendations and the Board's decision to call a Bond by visiting LISD.net/OneVision, following Lewisville ISD on social media and encouraging others to subscribe for this newsletter.
The Summer 2023 Edition of The Loop is HERE
The issue of The Loop includes:
- Congratulations, Grads! | Pictures from our 2023 graduation ceremonies
- Power Position | Top world and US-ranked champ Emma Sralla heads to Stanford
- Skills for Life | How our Transition Services Team supports students after graduation
- Art Beats | Hear from student-artists around our district
District Leaders Kick Off School Year With 2023 Inspire Conference
Campus and district administrators attended the Inspire Conference, three jam-packed days of professional development to prepare them for the 2023-24 school year. See photos HERE
Dr. Lori Rapp Named 2023 Texas PTA Superintendent of the Year
The Texas PTA has recognized Lewisville ISD superintendent Dr. Lori Rapp as the 2023 Superintendent of the Year. Nominations were received by the Texas PTA, collected from communities across the state…“It's a huge honor for Dr. Rapp to receive the Texas PTA 2023 Outstanding Educators award,” said LISD Council of PTAs president Jennifer Perry. “Not only is this award given to only one superintendent in Texas, but Dr. Rapp was selected by PTA leaders across the state who recognize the positive impact she's made in the LISD community during her first year as superintendent”... READ MORE
LISD Student Spotlights: MHS Step Team
Thanks to the efforts of student leadership and sponsor Melinda Bowman, the newly revitalized Marcus High School Step Team has begun to generate buzz around the Lewisville ISD community. The team recently had the opportunity to perform at the Lewisville Juneteenth Celebration, which included choreography developed by the students set to a narration sharing the origin, historic significance and cultural impact of step.
From the beginning, Lewisville Independent School District has committed to ensuring all students are confident, equipped with the knowledge and skills to thrive and adapt for their future. Visit Best Schools in Texas for more information about joining the LISD family. Need this update in a different language? Visit LISD.net/translate.