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Trustees name six campuses

Apr 25, 2016 | Community Relations
At its regular monthly meeting, Lamar CISD’s Board of Trustees approved names for the District’s next 5 elementary schools and next middle school.

Here are the names for those six schools and a thumbnail biography for each person:

• Elementary 24: Carl Briscoe Bentley – Decorated World War II veteran, mayor of Fulshear, helped found the Fulshear-Simonton Volunteer Fire Department, Justice of the Peace for 35 years;
• Elementary 25: Kathleen Joerger Lindsey – Helped found Fort Bend County Library System, including bookmobile, helped bring Richmond State School to community;
• Elementary 26: Don Carter – Decorated Vietnam-era veteran, coach and teacher at Lamar Consolidated High School, 1980-2006;
• Elementary 27: Thomas R. Culver III – Fort Bend County Asst. District Attorney, County Court at Law Judge, 25 years as Judge of 240th District Court, teacher at WCJC; and
• Elementary 28: Fletcher Morgan Jr. – Farmer and rancher;  graduate of Prairie View A&M, World War II veteran, 25 years as the supervisor for the Fort Bend County USDA Farms Home Administration. 

By contract, the elementary school to be built in the Tamarron Lakes subdivision will be named Tamarron Elementary. If that school is built during the current bond program, Morgan Elementary will be the first elementary in the next bond program. 

Middle School No. 5: James W. Roberts – Began career as a teacher, helped incorporate and was the first mayor of Fulshear, 18 years on Fort Bend County Library Board, served 12 years on Lamar CISD Board of Trustees, including nine years as Board President.

Bentley Elementary is under construction and will be open during the 2016-2017 school year. Lindsey Elementary is scheduled to open for the 2017-2018 school year.

There are no definite times for the openings of the other four schools.