School trustees finalize superintendent hire

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Updated: 6/28/2013 7:26 am
He's been in the job since Karen Garza resigned. Now Berhl Robertson is officially superintendent of the Lubbock ISD. Robertson joined the district in 2009 as chief administrative officer after serving as superintendent of the Roosevelt ISD.

Robertson said his goal is fostering excellence.

"My number one role is to narrow focus at the campus level," Robertson said. "It's about instruction and to build a culture on our campuses where they feel good about themselves. They feel good about their kids and they have no fear of trying things new and they're able to move their campus forward. And our role, at least my role in central office is to support that."

The board also names Dr. Jerry Adams as the new Principal of Coronado High School and the trustees adopt a $199.6 million budget. A $13 increase from last year.

The tax rate remains unchanged, $1 and 23.5 cents per hundred dollars valuation, the same it's been for six years.
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Liberty Seeker - 6/28/2013 12:41 AM
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I hope that he will be able to develop the mental ability to serve the people. First, he can do his best to reverse the damages and hazards railroaded by Garza. One hazard is the alteration of LHS. With the destruction of the exit from Ave T to 19th st, LHS will need a new dedicated exit directly to 19th st, instead of diverting the high density traffic into the residential neighborhood. Second, he can help design a new high school to reduce the congestion at LHS, Monterey, and Coronado. Preferably something south of 50th st so that those on 97th st won't have to go 4 miles to get to 50th, or 5 miles to get to 34th. consolidating in order to force long commutes may save LISD 25 cents, at the cost of Hours per committing student, and several pounds of pollutants from each vehicle. If LISD hates clean air and desires to enslave people into long commutes, then they will add patches onto current schools, instead of expanding the number of service locations
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