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Rich Hickman told a Lovejoy resident, December 11th, 2002 in a public meeting at Friendship Baptist Church, that there was a secondary budget and all of the answers to her financial concerns were addressed in that budget. He asked her to please get that information from Robert Puster.

December 12th, 2002 the resident went to met with Robert Puster to get a copy of the budget. She brought two other residents with her, one who supported consolidation, the other who preferred smaller schools if financially feasible.

Mr Puster gave them a proposed bond amortization schedule and the Genesis Partnership study. Only after pressing for a budget were they supplied with the Sanger ISD secondary budget.

Lovejoy ISD did not have the secondary operating budget promised by Rich Hickman, school board President.

Despite multiple requests, Lovejoy ISD still has not publicly shared a pro forma secondary operating budget.

September 2004 letter from Lovejoy stating that there is still no secondary operations budget.

Class size
"Lovejoy has based its financial projections for secondary schools on maintaining small class sizes, as has always been our philosophy. "


Middle school

Dallas Morning News 2/5/03

"Lovejoy Superintendent Carol Ray said Tuesday that administrators and financial planners would begin drawing up plans for a possible $61 million bond package for new schools, including a building that could temporarily house a junior and senior high school to open in 2006.

"They're in the midst of preparing for that night," Dr. Ray said. "We're already working toward calling for a bond election in April."

Lovejoy needs a school at the elementary, middle and high school levels. But if a bond proposal passes, the district first would build one school to house middle and high school students. The district would then build a middle school and an elementary school as growth demands, she said. "



High School Size

High School Size cut from original 225,000 by 25,000 now another bond needed to expand.

"Booming growth might soon force administrators to plan additions to the school before it even opens, Mr. Hickman said. That could mean asking voters to approve a bond package for expansion, he said." DMN Oct 14, 2004




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