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Sulphur Springs ISD Board Actions

  • The Board of Trustees approved numerous personnel changes at this week’s Sulphur Springs ISD Board meeting. There were 18 resignations and 15 new hires for the district. There were six changes to different positions.

    PUBLIC FORUM

    A. No public participation during the meeting

    ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS/INFORMATION ITEMS

    A. Maintenance updates (Dan Froneberger)

     They presented pictures of newly installed portables at RJP. All the walkways and ramps are complete and installed at RJP and Bowie. Work is still ongoing on the restrooms and ceilings. They gave the Board the budget updates to show current standings are well within the approved budget.

     Soon, blacktop and concrete will begin for new parking areas.

     They have almost finished Carpet cleaning throughout the district. B. Secondary Campus Updates (Justin Cowart)

     They have cleaned the SSHS floors, so furniture is being moved back into classrooms.

     AAC and SSHS had a great turnout for summer school.

     Summer workouts are ongoing, with great turnouts of over 100 kids each day. Two-a-Days are about to start next month.

    C. Superintendent Report (Dr. Deana Steeber)

     High School placed 5th in the Lone Star Cup.

     There are continued efforts to work on staffing to meet the needs of

    students across the district.

     Work with TASB continues to determine that employee pay for each

    district position is where it should be.

     They will audit the Special Education department to resolve any

    needs or changes.

     The SSISD Education Foundation had a very successful golf tournament.

    D. Review TASB Policy Update 121 (Justin Cowart) – minimal updates and changes this school year

    CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

    A. Consider approval of Tax Credits and Supplements for June 2023

    B. Consider approval of Delinquent Tax Collections for June 2023

    C. Consider approval of Financial Statements and Bills Payable for June 2023

    ACTION ITEMS

    Along with routine matters, the Board approved the following:

    A. Consider approval of the track resurfacing project by Symmetry Sports Construction for $452,500, not to exceed $500,000 (Dr. Deana Steeber)

    B. Consider approval of a partnership agreement with Communities in Schools for eight social workers for $227,500 for the 2023-2024 school year (Dr. Deana Steeber)

    C. Consider approval of $132,728.65 for Amplify K-5 Reading from Instructional Materials Allotment funds. (Dr. Deana Steeber)

    D. Consider approval of principal certification waiver for Rowena Johnson Primary School.

    (Dr. Deana Steeber)

    E. Discuss and consider approval of entering into contracted services with Region 08 ESC for the 2023-2024 school year. (Justin Cowart)

    F. Discuss and consider approval of teacher appraisers and appraisal calendar for the 2023-2024 school year (Justin Cowart)

    G. Discuss and consider approval of continuing Student Accident Insurance coverage for the 2023-2024 school year. (Sherry McGraw)

    H. Consider approval of the new teacher pay scale and additional pay increases of 3% of the midpoint. (Dr. Steeber)

    BUDGET WORK SESSION – Sherry McGraw

    Resignations

    • Abron, Vanessa was Asst. Principal at SSHS
    • Aguilar, Esme was a Grade 3 ELAR/SS at Bowie
    • Carrell, Tammy was Athletic Trainer at Middle/Highschool
    • Hicks, Brittany was a Grade 1 Teacher at Bowie
    • Huffman, Rebecca was Asst. Girls Soccer Coach at Highschool
    • Massenburge, Jerrick was Asst. Boys BB/World Geography at Highschool
    • McDowell, Leslie was HS 4 Teacher at SSHS
    • McKeever, Jacob was English Teacher at SSHS
    • Morton, Teri was Paraprofessional at SSHS
    • Perez, Brenda was SPED Teacher at SSHS
    • Ramirez, Carlos was a Teacher/Coach at SSHS
    • Ramirez, Jairo was DLE/LPAC Facilitator at Admin
    • Reyes, Liliana was Aide at Travis
    • Sifuentes, Lydia was SPED Aide at Douglass
    • Smith, Presley was in Grade 1 at Bush
    • Spencer, Melissa was HS Teacher at Douglas
    • Stone, Dani was SPED Aide at Johnson
    • Voss, Pam was Principal at Bowe

    New Personnel

    • Berry, Rachandra will be SPED Aide at SSES, replacing Denise Luna
    • Brice, Don will be Inst. An aide at Austin replacing Barbara Bloodgood
    • Davidson, Mistie will be in Grade 1 at Johnson, replacing Skyler Shumate
    • Fagan, Micki will be SPED Aide at Bowie, replacing Laura Geeslin
    • Froneberger, Caitlyn will be Grade 5 Science at SSES, replacing Miranda Coleman
    • Greer, Carla will be Head Start at Douglass, replacing Nancy Potts
    • Hawk, April will be SPED teacher at SSES replacing Schai Schaefer
    • Martinez, Marlene will be Emerg. BIL Aide at Middle School replacing Nancy Gutierrez
    • Mitchell, Kate will be Inst. An aide at SSES replacing Victorino Perez
    • Neal, David will be World Geog/Coach at SSHS, replacing Jerrick Messenburge
    • Ortega, Jamie will be SPED Aide at Douglass, replacing Lydia Sifuentes
    • Preciado, Yadira will be Grade 6 Math at Middle School, replacing Kayla Gentry
    • Spaulding, Karsyn will be SPED Aide at Bush, replacing Nina Robinson
    • Thrash, Natalie will be SPED Aide at Bowie, replacing Cinthia Salas
    • Williams, Jerrod will be Sped Aide at Bowie, replacing Yesenia Mata

    Personnel Changes

    • Buck, Carla, current SPED Self-Contained/SSHS, will be moving over to SPED Teacher/SSHS replacing Jennifer Virgel
    • Campos, Martha, current Grade 4 SLAR/Science will be moving over to Grade 5 SLAR/Science changing due to numbers
    • Gentry, Kayla, current Grade 6 Math/SSMS, will be moving over to Grade 7 Math/SSMS replacing Patricia Miller
    • Grimes, Angela, current 504 Coord/SSHS, will be moving over to Communication Coor, a new position
    • Plumlee, Christina, current SPED Aide/RJP, will be moving over to SPED Aide/SSMS replacing Emily Carnes
    • Shumate, Skylar, current Grade 1/RJP will be moving over to Grade 8 ELAR/SSMS replacing Lisa Webb