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Sulphur Springs ISD Board Briefs 02.11.19


A regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs ISD school board was held on Monday, February 11, 2019, in the Library of Sulphur Springs High School.



No one requested to address the Board.

A public hearing was conducted for the 2017-2018 Texas Academic Performance Report.


Glynda Chester, SSISD Police Chief, presented a required report on racial profiling.  Since the department submitted an application for exemption, they are automatically considered exempt until the desired change is required.

Officers from BPA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Skills USA and TAFE made presentations to the Board re their organizations.

Kristin Monk and Josh Williams presented highlights of elementary and secondary campuses/programs.

Josh Williams presented TASB Localized Manual Update 112.

Mr. Lamb gave a school finance legislative update.

Head Start items below were given to the Board for informational purposes.

  • Head Start Director’s Report – January




Along with routine matters, the following were approved:

Order of Election to call trustee election for Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Resolution 1-19 designating March 11-15, 2019 as Texas Public Schools Week in SSISD.  The theme this year is

Personnel changes for the Head Start program, as approved by the Head Start Policy Council on January 11, 2019.  The changes are Angela Edwards, Principal/Director of Head Start, and Amanda Ridner, Education Specialist.

Purchase of K-3 ELAR Instructional Materials.

Timeline for Accelerated Instruction waiver application to TEA.


The meeting was paused so that board members could tour several CTE classrooms and enjoy a meal prepared by the SSHS Culinary Arts students.


Retirement Notices

Patricia Fields             Music Teacher            Barbara Bush Primary

Karen McCormack     Librarian                      Middle School

Gene McKelroy          Science Teacher        Middle School

Gwen Panter               ELAR/SpEd Teacher  Middle School


Lisa Wax                     Science Teacher        Middle School

Melissa Evart              Ag Science Teacher   High School

Mary Jenkins              Counselor                    High School

Personnel Change                New Assignment/Campus   Former Assignment/Campus

Misti Clark                               SpEd Aide/High School          SpEd Aide/Douglass ECLC