Humble ISD celebrated Lakeland Elementary School at the July board meeting. The school counts six decades serving the community. Attendees watched a video starring three current students in an energy-filled compilation of the past and present milestones of the campus. Lakeland has served as a neighborhood school for 60 years.

“While it has undergone several physical changes and additions, the level of education provided to the students and the dedication from the teachers and staff have remained consistent,” board member Robert Sitton said.

Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen spoke about the new school facility which will open Aug. 10.

“The new campus will bring about several technology advancements, innovative learning opportunities, and in some ways, save in the overall bus mileage. This is just one of the many great changes around the district,” she said.

The board discussed providing online instruction during the new school year.

“House Bill 3 (HB3) is a Blended Learning Grant Program that determines when online programs are offered throughout the state and how they will be both funded and administered. If Humble receives the funding, it will make a difference in online initiatives and educators in the form of millions of dollars of support. We know how important it is to give our students choices for their education based on decisions at the state-level,” said board member Lori Twomey

Elementary English Language Arts Coordinator for Humble ISD, Netta Whitaker, gave a presentation alongside additional team members to provide districtwide literacy data.

“Together we have used software to our advantage to be able to focus on the growth and challenges of our students on a bigger scale. That is, we can see how our students are aligned in terms of STAAR performance in both math and literacy — particularly since the onset of COVID.”

“The numbers show that Humble ISD students are continuing to raise the bar and set a bench mark for future years. We all know that math was the lowest subject across the state,” said Whitaker.

Fagen concluded by stating, “The data your team, all members, have put together is of excellent quality and shows precision in all points. Our teachers have worked hard, especially with flexibility over the past year. They have big shoes to fill moving forward as well.”

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