Laredo Independent School District

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The LISD board room was prior to 1963 the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Laredo.

Laredo Independent School District is a public school district based in Laredo, Texas (USA). The district serves the south central portion of Laredo.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

In July 2013, LISD trustee Rick Garza proposed the return of corporal punishment into the code of student conduct. "I hear time and time again that the teachers are losing control of their classroom," Garza said.[2] Garza said current disciplinary methods are too lenient, exhaust district resources, and fail to control rowdy students. Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson said that paddling could be reinstituted by the board but would require parental consent and could not be used until a third offense. Nelson said the district will poll teachers anonymously to see if they support the return of the paddle. "We live in a litigious society ... They [parents] are looking for reasons to file litigation ...," Nelson added.[2]

On November 5, 2013, district voters in a low-turnout election handily approved a $47.17 million school bond issue to refinance previously issued revenue bonds. The tabulation was 1,944 (73.1%) in support to 716 (26.9%) in opposition.[3]


High Schools (Grades 9–12)[edit]

Middle Schools (Grades 6–8)[edit]

Elementary Schools (Grades PK–5)[edit]

Magnet Schools[edit]

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  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  2. ^ a b JJ Velasquez, "Trustee wants paddle usage: Rick Garza eyes paddling as a discipline method", Laredo Morning Times, July 22, 2013, pp. 1, 12A
  3. ^ "LISD, UISD school bonds pass as final voting results are released". Laredo Morning Times. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 

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