Science labs at Louise ISD will be a topic of discussion at the next board of trustees regular meeting Monday.

The number of students taking dual credit classes is growing, said Superintendent Garth Oliver. At the same time, the district’s science labs are in need of repair and lab equipment is needed for the dual credit biology course.

“The teacher has taken a van load of students to Wharton County Junior College on a weekly basis to use their lab. If we could just have it here, we could save on travel expenses and it’s safer,” Oliver said. “We could spend $6,700 in the fall, a one-time purchase, and $9,700 one-time purchase in the spring.”

The board will also consider amending local policy giving the superintendent authority to hire annually during the summer months beginning May 1 each year and ending the last day of the first week of school.

“Right now they’ve just done it by board action. In the summer, people are being offered a job before they get out the door,” Oliver said.

The board will also hold another budget workshop this meeting.

In other business, the board will:

• Review amendments to security doors and vestibules.

• Review card entry system for the entry doors for each campus and consider possible action.

• Review repair projects for the summer and consider possible action.

• Review energy savings opportunities.

• Hear free/reduced lunch numbers/percentages.

• Set a meeting time for a budget workshop in July.

• Nominate a delegate for the Texas Association of School Boards annual convention in September in Dallas.

• Review student, staff and faculty dress code and consider possible action.

• Consider and take possible action to approve a food service bid for next school year.

Louise trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday June 17 in the district board room, 408 Second in Louise. The meeting is open to the public with time designated for citizen comments. Trustees may meet in closed session to seek advice from district counsel or discuss personnel issues.

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