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Sulphur Springs ISD Board Meets





No one requested to address the Board during the Public Forum portion of the meeting.


Along with routine matters, the following were approved:

Winning bid submitted by Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and Resolution 3-16 authorizing the issuance of maintenance tax notes; levying an annual ad valorem tax and providing for the security for an payment of said notes; authorizing the sale of said notes; and enacting other provisions relating to the subject.

Request to TEA to modify the Sulphur Springs ISD compressed tax rate for the 2016-2017 school year.

District Property/Casualty Insurance through TAPS for 2016-2017 fiscal year.  Agent is Offenhauser Insurance in Texarkana.

Update to local board policies DNA(LOCAL) and DNB(LOCAL)

Leesa Toliver as delegate and Robbin Vaughn as alternate for the 2016 TASB Delegate Assembly to be held on September 24, 2016 in Houston, TX.


Sherry McGraw presented Board members with summaries of the updated 2016-2017 draft budget.  Following explanations by McGraw and questions by board members, it was noted that the next budget session will be held at the August 8 regular board meeting, where the budget will be presented for approval.



Johnnie Freeman                    Ed. Diagnostician                                Special Services

Nickole Brown                                    Library Aide                                         Bowie

Jody Leeds                             RTI/Testing Facilitator                         SS Elementary

Stephanie Garner                   SpEd Teacher                                     Middle School

Alanta Knox                            Science Teacher                                High School

Ruston Pennington                 Math Teacher                                     High School

New Personnel

Maria Garcia-Hidalgo             Child Nutrition Admin Asst                  Admin Bldg

Whitney McCoy                      Curriculum Secretary                         Admin Bldg

Saundra Lewis                        V.I./Transition Aide                              Special Services

Cassie Fleming                       Grade 2 Teacher                                Bowie

Krista Hallmark                       SpEd Aide                                           SS Elementary

Rhonda Orren                         RTI/Testing Facilitator                         SS Elementary

Reta Linette Banks                 SpEd Teacher                                     High School

Shane McQueen                    Geography Teacher/Coach                High School

Personnel Changes              New position/campus                           Former position/campus

Brandi Boles                             Ed. Diagnostician/Special Sevices                     Resource Teacher/Lamar