Lake Travis ISD delegates authority to superintendent amid district closure

The board of trustees delegated authority to Superintendent Brad Lancaster in light of COVID-19 concerns. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
The board of trustees delegated authority to Superintendent Brad Lancaster in light of COVID-19 concerns. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

The board of trustees delegated authority to Superintendent Brad Lancaster in light of COVID-19 concerns. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lake Travis ISD Board of Trustees met virtually March 25 in light of a district-wide closure until April 13 to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The board unanimously adopted a resolution delegating authority to Superintendent Brad Lancaster in response to coronavirus concerns. The resolution, similar to one passed by neighboring district Eanes ISD will allow Lancaster to make prompt decisions during an emergency closure.



“Obviously we are in some pretty uncharted territory and things are changing by the hour,” Amber King, general counsel said.

Specifically, the resolution designates authority to Lancaster on decisions regarding staff payments, additional leave, changes to the school calendar and other board actions related to the closure.

Within the agreement, which will remain in effect until rescinded by the board, is a section ensuring Lancaster will provide timely information in regard to decisions made.

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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