|Re: Open Enrollment: LISD's MacGuffin|
Poster: TexasMama Posted: 2012/7/9 8:50:33
As someone who has a family member who tried to transfer to Marcus to take their ROTC program, let it be known that LISD does not openly encourage these transfers. According to our current school board president, all of the "ROTC programs are the same", despite the fact they represent different branches of the Armed Forces. If my nephew had been allowed to attend the ROTC program at Marcus he could have entered Air Force at a higher rank. According to an ex-school board member, they "didn't care what happened to ***** (my nephews name) after he leaves LISD". The vote was unanimous across the board.
My nephew does live closer to Marcus than Lewisville and the Marcus ROTC commander had given his approval for my nephew to attend as there was plenty of room in the program. Due to my nephew having almost a 4.0 GPA, having no disciplinary or attendance issues, he said he was excited that my nephew was wanting to attend the Marcus program.
There were 2 hearings held on this issue - the last one where our attorney came before the LISD board. It was apparent that our board - from 3 years ago - did not want anyone from Lewisville attending Marcus. The vote took 4 minutes.