The Lakeland School Board (LSB) members were recognized for their time and support during the fourth annual School Board Appreciation Dinner and Presentation tonight (2.5.18) at City Hall.
Members and their families were treated to dinner, served by the Lakeland School System (LSS) staff, followed by presentations from students from both Lakeland Schools.
The fifth grade choir from LMPS (Lakeland Middle Preparatory School) performed a song of thanks, with colorful signs noting they are thankful to Board members for:
- Building our school
- Devoting your time
- Supporting our teachers
- Loving our community
The choir was led by Tonya Miller, choir director, assisted by Anneliese Land, LMPS band director.
Seven students from LES (Lakeland Elementary School) read letters of thanks and gave gifts to each of the Board members. They were directed by LES staff Alyson Bogue, instructional technology facilitator, and Lou Ann Vaught, gifted learner educator.
LSB Chair Kevin Floyd addressed the students and their parents, saying, “It is an honor to serve you and your children.”
The meeting followed the presentations.
Geoff Hicks, TLN (Tennessee Legislative Network) representation for the Board, said he and fellow Board members will travel to Nashville next week for the annual TSBA (Tennessee School Board Association) Day on the Hill with legislators. He presented a draft of the legislative agenda which was approved by all Board members.
Legislative agenda: http://lakelandk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-Legislative-Agenda.pdf
In his monthly report, Dr. Ted Horrell, LSS superintendent, said the cafeteria/nutrition program is in much better shape than he thought, because of USDA deferred money which has now been received. “We are showing positive numbers,” he said.
Dr. Horrell also noted that the School System is working with Renaissance Group and A2H on the middle school athletic fields. Work should start in late spring or early summer. In August 2017 the LSB approved the athletic fields to be built behind LMPS which opened in August 2017.
The five items for discussion were reviewed and a sixth added: a booster organization for drama at LMPS.
Link to Google album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/4ysr3t5u9KzlRNBk2 Photos by Jim Willis, Lakeland Currents.