Board sits new member, receives STAAR results
"Not all of us can say that, I know I can't," Mack joked.
LISD Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox praised the six-term incumbent for his years of commitment to the students and education professionals, thanking him for his service to the Longview community.
"It has been a pleasure to work with Mr. Preston for over nine years," he said. "Mr. Preston always placed the students and employees of LISD first in every consideration and decision he made during his 18-year tenure as a board member. I consider John a friend as well as a colleague and wish he and his family the best in future endeavors."
Place 6 incumbent Ted Beard was unopposed and will serve another three-year term on the board.
Board members also administered the oath of office to Bauer and Beard, before reorganizing officers for the coming term.
Officers for the LISD trustees will be Dr. Chris Mack, board president; Dr. Mark Camp, vice president; Ted Beard, secretary; and Shan Bauer, vice secretary.
"It's important to note that the STAAR performance standards were increased from last year," Wilson said, adding that "a more detailed report will be provided later this week after the scores for the re-testers have been received."
Trustees meet each month in the boardroom of the LISD Education Support Center, 1301 E. Young St. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 13.