LISD Late Night Leopards Campout Back Story
Stacey Dillon, Lovejoy ISD Assistant to the Superintendent, explained that this is the first year for the elementary schools to hold fundraising campouts. The campouts were called ‘Late Night Leopards Campouts’. The idea originated from an LISD employee, who lives in another district, and had experienced a similar event at his child's school and brought the idea to LISD. Dillon said, “In a time when the state continues to provide less funding to school districts, this was an opportunity to not only create a unique event that would bring our community together, but to fund raise for our school district.”
Regarding how the funds will be utilized, Dillon said, “The revenue will be shared between the campus and the school district. The district will use the funds for elementary school operations. Use of the campus portion of the funding will be determined by the campus principals.”
The cost to attend the campouts was $150 for one parent and one child. This fee included a camp-site, participation in all activities, dinner, snacks, drinks, s'mores, dance party, movie under the stars and breakfast. There were add-on opportunities, at an extra cost, to add more students and/or another parent to the registration, for early entrance and a reserved parking spot.