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LFISD Trustees Approve New Director, Teacher

Ben Estrada

Ben Estrada

At the regular meeting of the Los Fresnos Consolidated School Board held Monday, March 4, Ben Estrada was approved by the Board as the new Director of Accountability Research and Evaluation. Estrada will succeed Marty Vasquez, who announced her retirement effective June 30.

Elva Gracia was also approved as a Resaca Middle School teacher.

In Other Action …

Trustees took action on the following items:

  • Approved a Resolution Declaring $1,268,426 General Fund Balance as Surplus and Allocating it to the Interest and Sinking Fund.
  • Approved Budget Amendment #9 for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
  • Approved minutes for meeting held on Feb. 11.
  • Approved Budget Amendment #8 for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
  • Approved Ad Valorem Tax Refunds for March 2013.
  • ApprovedAgreements/Contracts with Independent Contractors for Professional Services for the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Approved Revisions to the Memorandum ofUnderstanding (MOU) with AMI Kids Rio Grande Valley.
  • Elva Gracia

    Elva Gracia

    Trustees also received the following Financial Reports:

  • Portfolio Report
  • Tax Collection Report Summary
  • Revenue and Expenditure Status Reports
  • Monthly Disbursements
  •  Budget Amendments

Trustees also heard a report from Moak, Casey and Associates about school finance and accountability.

Los Fresnos CISD Board of TrusteesBoard meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Los Fresnos CISD Training Center/Board Room, located next to Los Fresnos Elementary School on Texas Highway 100.

Current board trustees include: Sandra Garcia, President; Darlene Pederson, Vice-President; Ruben Treviño, Secretary;
Jesus Amaya, Assistant Secretary; Martin Castillo, Trustee Rey Farias, Trustee; Leonel Garza, Trustee; Gonzalo Salazar, Superintendent; and Elizabeth Neally, Board Attorney.

The next meeting will a Special Meeting on Monday, March 25 at Villareal Elementary. The next regular board meeting will be held Monday, April 11.

American Mathematics Competition Champs Recognized: Los Fresnos United’s AMC team was introduced as the winners of the AMC 10 competition in the Rio Grande Valley. Pictured are (from left) sponsor Deanna Cole, students Viridiana Garcia and Josue Baquero, and principal Joseph Villarreal.

American Mathematics Competition Champs Recognized: Los Fresnos United’s AMC team was introduced as the winners of the AMC 10 competition in the Rio Grande Valley. Pictured are (from left) sponsor Deanna Cole, students Viridiana Garcia and Josue Baquero, and principal Joseph Villarreal.

American Mathematics Competition Team Introduced: Los Fresnos High School’s AMC team was introduced as the runnersup of the AMC 12 competition in the Rio Grande Valley. Pictured are (from left) sponsor Marcelo Garza, Samantha Jo Rodriguez, and principal Ronnie Rodriguez. See more photos on the Sports page

American Mathematics Competition Team Introduced: Los Fresnos High School’s AMC team was introduced as the runnersup of the AMC 12 competition in the Rio Grande Valley. Pictured are (from left) sponsor Marcelo Garza, Samantha Jo Rodriguez, and principal Ronnie Rodriguez. See more photos on the Sports page

 

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