Links and Notes

Date 2010/5/15 5:03:22 | Topic: Links, Thoughts, and Open Thread

In no particular order, here are some links and notes tonight:

Pipes and Drums
Here in Lewisville last night, we had a public performance at City Hall by the combined pipes and drums of many fire departments across Texas and the United States. Here's the link to the Lewisville Fire Department Pipes and Drums group. Here are a couple of videos from last night:

New Blog
Check out this new blog by one of our local friends, Flying Captain Cowboy. Blog posts there are short and to-the-point much like newspaper letters-to-the-editor. F.C.C. intends to write mostly about the race for Texas Governor between Rick Perry and Bill White.

LISD Board Meeting
The May meeting of the Lewisville ISD Board of trustees is Monday, May 17th at 6 PM. (Note the earlier time.) The agenda packet is posted here. I'm happy to note that this agenda, while not providing backup information for EVERY item, does provide backup information for MOST of them - which is a long-awaited improvement.

On the agenda:
- Swear in new board members
- Re-organization of the board (Closed session)
- Personnel and student discilpine issues (Closed session)
- Open session at 7:00 PM
- Tons of awards
- Vote on re-organization of board
- Vote on personnel
- Grant superintendent authority to fill professional employment positions prior to the next regular monthly meeting. (No backup explanation provided)
- Adopt acceptable use guidelines for district computer systems
- Request state waivers for low attendance due to H1N1 earlier in the year. This allows us not to be penalized in funding.
- Approval of hazardous bus routes. These are routes where students are less than 2 miles from school, and would normally not qualify for bus service, but need bus service because walking is not feasible due to safety reasons.
- Revisions to the Student Code of Conduct. This relates to changes in the policy last month to remove reference to "Zero tolerance", though the new code seems to be nearly as draconian.
Lewisville City Council Meeting
Lewisville City Council meets at 7 PM on Monday, May 17th. Full agenda packet Items of note are listed below:

Workshop session at 6PM:
- Discussion of Lewisville Center for the Creative Arts Issues

Regular session:
- Canvass returns, and re-administer the oath of office to John Gorena and Rudy Durham
- Discuss mid-block crosswalk on Garden Ridge, just south of Main Street. (Between Evergreen senior apartments and shopping center across the street in Flower Mound)
- Discuss variance to allow Medical Center of Lewisville to install a new billboard along I-35E inside the future I-35E right of way
- Consider renewal and extension of charter for the Neighborhood Preservation Committee.
- Consider changes to the City's storm water ordinance
- Set rental fees for the Creative Arts Center

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