Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Our theme for this school year is “Creating life-long impactful moments for the military-connected child”. Lackland ISD is an integral part of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base. We are honored to have the opportunity to serve the dependents of our remarkable and dedicated military service members! Summer is safely behind us and we are excited about all of the opportunities that await us. Our teachers and staff are ready to welcome all of our students for another exciting school year! This past summer, we continued our renovation project focusing on buildings on the secondary campus to include building 8248, our Family and Consumer Science classroom, and our high school science classrooms. These newly renovated classrooms will have new furniture and technology upgrades. We also remodeled a room near the 2nd-4th grade wing on the elementary campus and transformed it into a much-needed special needs restroom to serve students in that building. Although it has taken longer than we expected, our board has approved plans and a contractor for a new playground for our 4tht and 5th grade students which will be in progress during the school year.
In addition to these renovations, we also upgraded our bells and paging system along with adding new speakers around both campuses to ensure that students and staff can hear announcements and emergency messages and signals. We have added strobe lights in each cafeteria and gyms on both campuses. We have also upgraded our network system which will allow for a more secure and faster connection for both students and staff. In addition, all classrooms will be receiving updated audio-visual upgrades.
As a matter of safety, we will be locking our school doors during the school day. All visitors to our campuses will be required to report to the front office before being allowed to visit the campus or any classrooms. We ask for your cooperation with this new procedure as we endeavor to provide the safest environment possible for our students and staff.
We are excited about the upcoming school year! We are honored you have chosen to be a part of the Lackland Independent School District family. We have a proud tradition of academic excellence and hope to continue this tradition with your help and support. Our dedicated administrators, teachers, and staff look forward to serving our students and ensuring they have a successful school year. We recognize and appreciate the sacrifice that the parents of our students make every day as members of the Armed Forces. Therefore we strive to provide a learning environment that is safe and nurturing so that parents can focus on their mission. We welcome your input and presence on our campuses because we realize that we cannot be successful without you.
We look forward to another great school year as we continue to educate the best students in the world! We thank you for choosing Lackland ISD and ask for your support as we provide the best education possible for all students.
Dr. Burnie L. Roper
Superintendent of Schools