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Elementary and Primary Education
La Marque ISD Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, November 04, 2011

The La Marque Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to participate in a lawsuit filed against the State of Texas regarding school finance, and engaged the law firm of Thompson & Horton, LLP to represent the district in the case.

Several school districts have joined in litigation against the state regarding the funding of education.

The school board tabled action regarding votes in the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors election. Each taxing entity in the county votes in the election. Each entity casts a number of ballots determined by the overall percentage of the county's tax levy it collects.

The school board tabled action regarding a resolution to levy taxes on goods in transit. The resolution is required to continue to tax good stored in public warehouses. Legislation approved by the states' 82nd Legislature provided a new definition to “goods in transit”, causing the need to adopt a new resolution.

The school board tabled action regarding the employee handbook.

The school board took no action following discussion of various subjects in executive session. Items under the executive session included personnel recommendations, ethics and board relations and communications, and matters involving a demand letter from former LMISD Police Chief A. Russell Washington.

No other action items were on the agenda. All members were present. Agenda




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