Dr. Kathy Rollo Talks Bond Election and School Bus Safety
Tuesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, the Superintendent of the Lubbock Independent School District Dr. Kathy Rollo joined Dave and Matt to talk about LISD's item on the ballot for the midterm elections, school bus safety, and more.
Dr. Rollo started the discussion by talking about the last item on the current ballet, being a $130 million bond package for Lubbock ISD that, as she explained, covers 3 areas. The first area is efficiencies, which includes the consolidation of Guadalupe, Jackson, and Wright elementary schools into one large school, saving them about $1 million a year in operating costs. The second was safety and security, where she says they will get better secured doors for all of the schools, and less portables. And finally the third area the bond will cover is facilities to support academic programming, including things like a better auditorium for both Monterey and Talkington schools. When asked how this would affect the tax rate, Rollo said, "It will not increase the tax rate. We can service this debt with our current tax rate."
The superintendent also talked about new school bus safety efforts. LISD will be installing school bus cameras that will be used for internal use and training. Rollo explained that the cameras will be used to help monitor if there are any frequent problems at a school bus stop location, such as cars not stopping when a bus arm is extended and lights are flashing. She also reminded drivers, coming from both directions, to stop when in these situations.
Watch the full interview with Dr. Kathy Rollo in the video above.