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Lyford CISD Board of Trustees Named 2022 Texas Outstanding School Board

*Information from the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) website

The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) has named the Lyford CISD Board of Trustees the 2022 Outstanding School Board — the top honor in the TASA School Board Awards program, which has honored Texas school boards that have demonstrated commitment to their students and to their communities since 1971. The award was presented on Sept. 23 at the annual TASA/TASB Conference in San Antonio. 

The Lyford CISD school board was chosen from among five finalists that were interviewed by a committee of Texas school administrators. According to a TASA publication, the committee was impressed by the level of services and opportunities the district offers students, especially considering its small size. True to their mission statement of “Work hard, dream big, conquer the future!” the board is focused on college and career readiness and robust career and technical education. The committee also noted that the Lyford CISD board has both pride in their traditions and a willingness to embrace change. They also hold the trust of their community, as illustrated by a recent bond passing with 69% of the vote.

“They represent their community really well and at a high level," said the committee, as stated by the article from TASA. "They work to model for their community collaboration, trust, and respect for each other at their school board meetings and in their work.”

In her nomination of the board for this award, Superintendent Kristin Brown wrote: “A foundational piece of the LCISD Board of Trustees’ effectiveness is their commitment to maintaining constructive and amicable relationships with each other. This harmony creates a steady, positive baseline tone at board meetings and at the board’s frequent appearances at student competitions and other district events. In meetings, board members are able to ask direct questions about serious problems. LCISD is fortunate to have a stable board made up of members who have a personal stake in the district. Hometown heroes we call them, and hometown heroes they are.”

Lyford CISD serves over 1,400 students who live within a 300-mile radius, which includes Lyford, Sebastian, Santa Monica, Willamar, and Zapata Ranch.

For the complete article, visit: Lyford CISD Board of Trustees Named 2022 Texas Outstanding School Board | Texas Association of School Administrators (tasanet.org)