Longview Independent School District joined 1,025 districts across the state celebrating January as School Board Recognition Month during the Board of Trustees regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 9th.

Trustees honored for School Board Appreciation Month

Thu Jan 9, 2020

Longview Independent School District joined 1,025 districts across the state celebrating January as School Board Recognition Month during the Board of Trustees regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 9th.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry presented decorative garden bricks to board members, explaining that the theme this year is "Launching the Next Generation.”

"Year after year, our goes above and beyond to bring the most innovative initiatives to our campuses across the district," he said. "So we're are placing garden bricks like these in each of our Learn, Grow, Eat, Go gardens on elementary campuses."

Hockenberry praised board members for so generously giving of their time and talents in serving as advocates for the students, staff, and entire community of Longview ISD.

"Thank you for everything you do for the district, caring about our students, teachers, and staff, and launching the next generation," he said.

Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. LISD trustees are responsible for an annual budget of more than $78 million, over 8,000 students and nearly 3,000 staffers.

The current Board of Trustees for Longview ISD is Mr. Michael Tubb (Place 1), Mrs. Ava Welge (Place 2), Dr. Chris Mack (Place 3), Mrs. Ginia Northcutt (Place 4), Mrs. Shan Bauer (Place 5), Mr. Ted Beard (Place 6), and Dr. Troy Simmons (Place 7).