Dr. Kathy Rollo Talks McCool Academy and Wester Elementary School
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 how they make the decision to delay school, the new William McCool academy still looking for transfers, finding new teachers, changes in Wester elementary school, a new middle school, and more.
Dr. Rollo started the discussion by talking about how they decide to delay or cancel public schools when its icy outside. She explained that they have drivers that drive the usual school routes in the morning, and then meet up on a shared communication platform at 5 am to communicate what they've learned. Additionally, they coordinate with the superintendents of both Cooper and Frenship ISDs about the road conditions to make a decision.
The Lubbock ISD Superintendent also talked about the work towards the new William McCool academy. Rollo said that transfers for most schools are past their deadline, but not for McCool, where they are still trying to fill the 200 spots for both 6th and 7th grade. Additionally, they are still interviewing and looking for new teachers.
Dr. Rollo also talked about the planned changes in Wester elementary school. Rollo explained that they have had declining scores with the State Accountability System, and were rated as an "F" campus last year. To help fix this, they have appointed new leadership at the school with Stacy Hurst as the new principal. Additionally, it will be a steam focused school with an emphasis on the arts. Rollo said, "We're really excited about that. It will be something that we have not done in Lubbock ISD before."
Watch the full interview with Dr. Kathy Rollo in the video above.