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Sulphur Springs ISD Board Meets



A regular meeting of the Sulphur Springs ISD school board was held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.


No one requested to address the Board during Public Forum.

Torri Miller, Winnsboro ISD, was in attendance to observe for Region 8 Superintendent’s Cohort.


Kristin Monk reported on summer activities throughout the District.

Rusty Harden reported that the 45-day contract release date for resignation notifications will be

July 8, 2017.

Josh Williams presented TASB Localized Manual Update 108.  The update will be presented to the board for adoption at the regular August meeting.

The Board was given the following Head Start items for informational purposes only:

Head Start Director’s Report for May

Policy Council Minutes for May


Along with routine matters, the following were approved:

Quarterly Investment Report for the three months ended May 31, 2017.

2017-2018 Board Operating Procedures.

Resolution 6-17 electing Mike Horne to fill the unexpired term of Mike Barrett on the Hopkins County Tax Appraisal District Board of Directors.

Permission to move $22,000.00 of Head Start budgeted funds from Personnel line item to Equipment line item and approved the purchase of Head Start vehicle.

Funding request for one-time COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) for Head Start Program.

Languages other than English Instructional Materials Adoption for implementation in the 2017-2018 school year, as recommended by the adoption committee.

Extension of Student Accident Insurance coverage for the 2017-2018 school year with Texas Student Resources as the carrier.

A concrete bid from Anchor Contracting LLC for the construction of parking lot area east of the Prim/Wildcat Stadium.

Credit by exam testing dates for 2017-2018.

Entering into contracts with the Region 8 Education Service Center for 2017-2018.

Authorize TASB Policy Service to add, revise, or delete (LOCAL) policies according to the summary document resulting from the Policy Review Session conducted with the district on May 16-17, 2017.

Board Briefs

June 13, 2017

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Summer Contracts- due to mid-term hire date

Crystal Cervantes                      Grade 3 Teacher                                                SS Elementary

Maria Martinez                          Grade 5 Teacher                                                Douglas

Jordan Tyler                               SpEd Teacher                                                     Middle School



Mickie Wilson                            Kindergarten Teacher                                      ECLC



Mackenzie Pettit                                    Instructional Technology Specialist         Administration

Star Erwin                                 Pre-Kindergarten Teacher                       ECLC

Tabatha Ibarra                          DLE Head Start 4 Teacher                      ECLC

Selena Santana                         Bilingual Aide                                             ECLC

Kimber Thompson                   Grade 3 Teacher                                         SS Elementary

Jennifer Bunch                          ELAR Teacher                                           Middle School

Robert McDaniel                       Asst. Band Director                                 Middle School

Jennifer Turner                          Band Director                                          Middle School

Nathan Woodard                       Art Teacher                                              Middle School


New Personnel

Esmeralda Aguilar                     Title I Aide                                              ECLC

Ashley Cannon                           Pre-Kindergarten Teacher                    ECLC

Oksana Wallis                            Head Start Aide                                       ECLC

Nickole Brown                           Grade 2 Teacher                                      Lamar

Monica Hernandez                   Title I Aide                                                Travis

LaWanda Losey                         Grade 2 Teacher                                      Travis

Sarah Metcalf                            Grade 4 Teacher                                       SS Elementary

Morgan Nutt                              Grade 3 Teacher                                       SS Elementary

Charla O’Brien                           Grade 4 Bilingual Teacher                      SS Elementary

Meghan Ricker                          Grade 3 Teacher                                        SS Elementary

Charlotte Wilson                       Grade 4 Teacher                                        SS Elementary

Kimberly Isonhood                   English Teacher                                        Middle School

Ashleigh Luke                            Art Teacher                                                Middle School

Jinjer Postlethwait                    SpEd Aide                                                 Middle School

Steven Allemang                        Science Teacher                                       High School

Jamie Funderburk                     SpEd Aide                                                 High School

Lindsay Hurley                          Instructional Aide                                   Austin Academic Center

Crusita Maldonado                    Instructional Aide                                   Austin Academic Center



Personnel Changes                  New position/campus                           Former position/campus

Laci Ragan                                ELAR Coordinator/Administration                Grade 2 Teacher/Lamar

Crystal Cervantes                    Head Start 4 Bilingual Teacher/ECLC            Grade 3 Teacher/SS Elementary

Angela Grimes                          Instructional Interventionist/SS Elem          Grade 3 Teacher/SS Elementary

Sasha Posey                              Academic Specialist/SS Elementary               English Teacher/Middle School