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Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 12:00 pm

By Mason W. Canales

Killeen Daily Herald

LAMPASAS - The Lampasas Independent School District board approved on Monday its fiscal year 2010-11 audit and discussed several goals for the district.

Singleton, Clark and Company's Preston Singleton told the trustees that the audit showed the district is on track with its financial and budgeting processes. Last year, the district spent $25 million from its general fund and received about $26.6 million in revenues to the same fund, Singleton said.

The district ended the fiscal year with about $15.1 million in its general fund balance, which included about $5.5 million earmarked for future capital improvement projects, he said.

Without the earmarked funds, the district can operate for about four months if for some reason it stops receiving revenue, said Singleton; the length of time shows the district is fiscally responsible.

The audit didn't show any problems in what the district had reported during its financial process, Singleton said.

Superintendent Randy Hoyer and the board discussed several proposed goals to help guide trustees, administrators and staff in making decisions.

The goals would help administrators and teachers determine what they should focus on in classrooms, said Hoyer. Administrators will take the final draft of the goals and come up with plans to reach them. Teachers will implement the plans.

The board will vote on the goals in early January, said Hoyer.

The proposed goals are:

Students will demonstrate exemplary performances in mathematics, science, social studies, and the reading and writing of English.

Offer and provide a challenging and rigorous curriculum to ensure all students meet their full education potential.

Campuses will maintain a safe and disciplined environment conducive to student learning.

Recruit, develop and retain qualified and highly effective personnel.

Ensure communication to parents and the community so they are active partners in education and the activities of all students.

Implement the use of technology to increase the effectiveness of the digital learner, instructional management, staff development and the administration.

Plan and use resources to provide and maintain educational facilities.

Plan the use of fiscal responsibility to meet the educational needs of students.

Contact Mason W. Canales at mcanales@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7474. Follow him on Twitter at KDHCoveEditor.

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