Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to La Porte Independent School District for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.
Thirty La Porte High School students, including 10 recent graduates, have been named as 2022 AP Scholars.
La Porte High School graduates Terri Cook and Debbie Wade, along with longtime track and field coach Joel Fagan have been recognized as 2022 La Porte ISD Distinguished Alumni; Local historian Ann Malone and nonprofit founder Rachel Cotton have been honored as the district’s 2022 Citizens of the Year.
A new principal has been named to James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus, and three other administrators have been appointed as associate and assistant principals, respectively.
Eligible La Porte ISD employees will receive a 3 percent salary increase in the 2022-23 school year under a compensation plan approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday.
Karen Lawley has been selected to lead La Porte Elementary School as its new principal, and Dr. William Rhodes has been named as the new director of human resources.
Dr. Alicia Upchurch will become La Porte ISD’s executive director of elementary education, and Linda Hyde will return to Heritage Elementary School as its new principal, the district announced on June 7.
Incumbent Board Vice President Dee Anne Thomson and Trustee Melissa Crutcher took their oath of office on May 6 after which the Board reorganized for the coming year.