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+ Page 4B EDUCA ON Hays Free Press May 18, 2016 4 +: PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN In an annual renewal of what's become a tradition at Lehman High School, the tenth annual presentation of the Totem Awards was made by Lobo Art teacher Debra Flynn, the originator of the concept a decade ago, which received Hays Education Foundation Innovative Teaching Grant support for its initial set-up. The tradition is permanent acknowledgement of the four-year records of outstanding Lobos and the three core campus tenets--Integrity, Wisdom, and Pride. Another special facet of the award is the tradition of having the previous year's award-winners actually present the award to the current year recipients. Front row (I-r) are 2016 honorees Marcos Rivera (Wisdom), Tenley Lehman (Wisdom), Breanna Higgins (Integrity), Kali Palomarez (Pride), Andres Garza (Pride), and Craig Harris (Integrity); Back row are Ariceli Rangel, Jesse Perez, Neriah Sosa, Damian Alcala. HCISD Budget Continued from pg. 1B public schools as consti- tutional, Savoy said. In 2011, Texas lawmak- ers cut more than $4 billion from educational funding to cover a short- fall. The move led more than 600 school districts to file a lawsuit against the state, saying the state's public school fund- ing system was unconsti- tutional. But according to the State Supreme Court, the funding system, while imperfect, was adequate to satisfy constitutional mandates to support public schools. Savoy said the district was disappointed the court didnt rule in its favor. He said Hays CISD is $7 million behind what they would have been funded if the state hadn't In 2011, Texas lawmakers cut more than $4 billion from educational funding to cover a shortfall. The move led more than 600 school districts to file a lawsuit against the state, saying the state's public school funding system was unconstitutional. But according to the State Supreme Court, the funding system, while imperfect, was adequate to satisfy constitutional mandates to support public schools. He added $7 million is a "significant amount of changed funding in 2011. "We don't believe that the funding is adequate money." for what the needs of "We'll continue to offer the students are and it top quality programs and reflects on the revenue we services and opportuni- would have had if there ties within the budget, had not been changes," but $7 million is quite a Savoy said. bit (to lose)," Savoy said. ~ O0000000000000000 " )OIN FOR YOUTH FOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY e 4~ e e e 4 e 4 o e e 41 e o e eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee INANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE Hays Communities YMCA Benefits FREE Group Exercise Programs FREE Youth Classes FREE Child Watch for Y Members* FREE Y Active Sessions with a Personal Fitness Coach NEW Full-Size Gymnasium DISCOUNTS for Y Members on Sports Leagues, Swim LessonS, Camps & More! * For Family and One-Adult Family Members 465 Buda Sportsplex Dr. near FM 967 & 1626 (512) 523-0099 AustinYMCA.org I WE'RE NO S o Schools need nurses. That's why Dell Children's Medical Center has been providing school nurses at Austin schools for 20 years. Our Humancare nurses are there for any midday "uh-ohs." From the playground to the ER, we've got you covered. WELCOHE TO HUHANCARE #Humancare Seton.net/Humancare m~dt~~, e~t~ ~ ~at te~.~s A member of the )Seton Family of Hospitals + I i ,i !fliii~ i l ii~ ill , 141 li ~1 Ill I~ Ii I I