During a special meeting May 26th, the Longview ISD Board of Trustees approved incentive pay for early resignation of professional staffers.

Trustees approve incentive pay for early retirement

Tue May 26, 2020

During a special meeting May 26th, the Longview ISD Board of Trustees approved incentive pay for early resignation of professional staffers.

The early retirement incentive payment is for professional staff currently under contract, with a deadline to submit their form by June 4th.

Full-time professional employee who meet all the requirements will receive a $2,500 incentive included in their final paycheck for 2019-20; while part-time professional employees who meet all requirements will receive $1,250 in their final paycheck.

Dr. James Hockenberry, Assistant Superintendent of District Services, said the incentive payment "will be subject to all legally required deductions."

According to the Texas Education Code, educators employed under a probationary, term, or continuing contract are required to provide notice of resignation without penalty, at any time up until 45 days before the first day of instruction of the following school year.

Dr. Hockenberry said in order to allow additional time to plan staffing for the 2020-2021 school year, LISD is offering this one-time incentive to eligible employees for their early notice of resignation.

The first twenty-five employees who meet the basic requirements are eligible for the incentive. Requirements include professional staff currently under contract, whether currently on a Chapter 21 or Non-Chapter 21 written employment contract.

But this plan is not available for professional staff who have already resigned (or who resign effective immediately) or who do not work until the last duty day of the 2019-2020 school year.

Resignation, completed form, and related information must be submitted in person no later than 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4th to the Human Resource Services office located at 1301 E. Young Street.

For more information about the incentive plan please download the document here.
 

Board Meetings

Trustees also unanimously approved setting board meeting dates for the 2020-21 school year.

Regular board meetings for 2020-21 are tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 22, April 12, May 10, and June 14.

Special board meetings for the coming school year are set for July 29, Aug. 26, Oct. 28, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, and April 28.

All dates and locations are subject to change. For more information about LISD board meetings please click here
 

LHS Graduation

Trustees also received an update on commencement exercises for the Class of 2020.

Longview ISD has released updated graduation options for seniors to select for their final steps at Longview High School. The high school will be holding TWO formal graduation ceremonies:

1st Graduation Ceremony

MONDAY, June 1, 2020

7:30 PM LOBO STADIUM

GATES OPEN AT 6:00 PM

Graduates:  IB (International Baccalaureate), 

Top 10% and Alphabetical Split:  A-H

2nd Graduation Ceremony

TUESDAY, June 2, 2020

7:30 PM LOBO STADIUM

GATES OPEN AT 6:00 PM

Graduates:  Associate Degree Students, Early College Students 

Alphabetical Split:  I-Z

 

If you have already received your diploma last week (May 12th-May 15th) or you came to LHS to pick up your diploma, YOU DO NOT QUALIFY  for these graduation ceremonies.

Admissions:  Seating for graduation will be on the stadium home and visitors sides.  Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), attendance will be limited.  Tickets will be required to enter graduation.  Each graduate will receive 10 tickets.  Tickets will be available for pick-up starting Wednesday, May 27th at the receptionist desk at Longview High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

***IN THE EVENT OF RAIN***

If it is raining on Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd
Graduation will STILL BE, Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd 
BUT Graduation WILL BE IN THE LHS COLISEUM.

NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:

1st Graduation Ceremony
Monday, June 1, 2020
5:30 p.m. LHS COLISEUM
DOORS OPEN AT 4:45 p.m.

Graduates:  IB (International Baccalaureate), Top 10% and 
Alphabetical Split:  A and B ONLY

2nd Graduation Ceremony
Monday, June 1, 2020
7:30 p.m. LHS COLISEUM
DOORS OPEN AT 6:45 p.m.

Graduates:  
Alphabetical Split:  C-H ONLY

3rd Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
5:30 PM LHS COLISEUM
DOORS OPEN AT 4:45 p.m.

Graduates:  Associate Degree Students, Early College and 
Alphabetical Split:  I-M ONLY

4TH Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
7:30 p.m. LHS COLISEUM
DOORS OPEN AT 6:45 p.m.

Graduates:  
Alphabetical Split:  N-Z ONLY

For more questions please call the high school directly at 903-663-1301
 

For more info

Trustees usually meet in the boardroom of the LISD Education Support Center, but often set special-called meetings at various locations around the district. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. June 8th.

Due to public health protocols currently in place, the public will not be admitted into the trustees' boardroom. The meeting will also be streamed online at LISD.org/BoardroomLive.

For more information about the Longview ISD Board of Trustees please click here.