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LISD Explores Different Transportation Options For Students

LISD Explores Different Transportation Options For Students

LISD officials are looking into reducing the number of students on board a school bus at a time, but fear this could delay on their scheduled routes. Hundreds of students depend on this service to get to campus . Officials say their school buses can carry up to 77 passengers. Social distancing guidelines would reduce […]

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L.I.S.D. Moves Forward With Expansion Plans

L.I.S.D. Moves Forward With Expansion Plans

Despite the pandemic, Laredo Independent School District continues moving forward with its expansion plans. One of the school district’s biggest projects, the remodeling of the civic center building, faced a few challenges when the Coronavirus outbreak began. “We kind of experienced some delays when it comes to the concrete deliveries to the job site and […]

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Senator Asking To Place STAAR Test On Hold

Senator Asking To Place STAAR Test On Hold

Senator Jose Menendez is asking to put a moratorium of two years on the STAAR state exam, saying the test is unfair to students.   According to Menendez, research has shown the test measures student achievement on average two to three years above grade level.  “Parents and grandparents with their stories and the teachers with the […]

LISD And UISD Receive Performance Ratings

LISD And UISD Receive Performance Ratings

The Texas Education Agency just released its accountability ratings. While school districts in Laredo performed well, officials say there’s still work to get done. The Laredo Independent School District received an overall rating of a B or an 87. LISD is one of 356 charter and districts that received this rating. “We understand that a […]

Active Shooter Training Held At Laredo ISD

Active Shooter Training Held At Laredo ISD

This morning, the Laredo ISD Police Department held an active shooter training to prepare for a life-threatening scenario. Arleth Riojas was shot in the leg as part of the training, she tells us how she felt during the experience. “We were scared at a point where we were all screaming in the classrooms and the […]

UISD Teachers Prepare For Beginning Of School Year

UISD Teachers Prepare For Beginning Of School Year

About 110 teachers participated in a teacher orientation. Most of them are new employees in the district. About five months ago, Elizabeth Duron received her teaching certification. Now, she’s excited to teach fourth graders at Freedom Elementary. She tells us her expectations. “Good classroom management, have the kids rely attentive, really engaged in the classroom. I […]

Authorities Alert Parents To Keep Teens Away From Drugs

Authorities Alert Parents To Keep Teens Away From Drugs

Many parents tend to assume their children who are in middle school are interested in video games or hanging out with friends, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case “The drug of choice for kids is alcohol because it’s easily acceptable, there are parties sometimes parents allow teenagers to drink, they don’t see it as […]

Laredo Officials Discuss School Safety Measures

Laredo Officials Discuss School Safety Measures

With two major shootings reported in Florida and Texas this year, Governor Greg Abbott talked about school safety in a series of discussions, but officials in Laredo have their own suggestions. “We need to have an increase of collaboration with several agencies in our area obviously mental health institutes need to become a little bit […]

LISD Asks Voters To Approve Bond For Schools

LISD Asks Voters To Approve Bond For Schools

Early voting kicks off April 23rd and parents say their children deserve the very best, as Marcela Garcia explains to Fox News. “It would be a good idea for them to have more updated technology for the children to have a better education.” LISD is asking voters to approve a $150.7 million dollar bond that asks to […]