Dr. Rollo Talks LISD Athletics & School’s Return to Normalcy
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 various aspects of Lubbock ISD athletics such as Coronado's new coach, the board of trustees, Pre-K and Kindergarten recruitment, getting school back to normal during the pandemic, how LISD fared during the winter storms, and more.
Dr. Rollo started the discussion by talking about various aspects of Lubbock ISD athletics, including swim meets, transgender rules for sports, and the new Coronado coach. Rollo is currently in San Antonio where she is watching students compete in the State Swim and Dive meet. She explained that a Coronado student won a silver medal in diving and the Lubbock High men's team won their first state banner. The women are competing today, and she hopes that they can win the gold again this year. The Superintendent also talked about the new Coronado coach. Previously on KFYO Mornings, she discussed the departure of coach Parr and their planned approval of a new coach on the 25th, and today she announced that coach Mann will be filling the position starting on March 8th. Coach Mann is a Coronado graduate who later coached for West Texas and Cedar Hill High School, and she is excited to have him home and thinks he will bring a lot to the program.
The Superintendent also discussed their efforts to bring a sense of normalcy in the school system. Rollo explained that Pre-K and Kindergarten recruitments are under way, and that this year is more important than ever. The reason for this is that enrollment numbers have been way down due to parents being wary of COVID-19. Rollo explained that they have been heavily encouraging staff to get vaccinated, and have been filling the vaccine appointments each week, and while they will be looking to health professionals for mask advice, she does hope that mask mandates will be laxed a bit. Additionally, she says that this school year has been incredibly difficult, but that they are really trying to provide a sense of normalcy during this school year, with kids learning in classrooms, playing on the playground, and doing things you would have seen in the pre-pandemic days. With all this in mind, she hopes that they can get more kids enrolled.
Watch the full interview with Dr. Kathy Rollo in the video above.