SSISD School Board Meeting Briefs; Personnel Changes

The Sulphur Springs Independent School District School Board held their monthly meeting Monday night in the Administration Building board room.

During the public forum portion of the meeting, board members were presented with an update on the Civic Center auditorium renovation project by Charlie Wilson, supervisor for the project. Wilson told the board that they expect the renovations to be completed by mid-May in hopes of a children’s concert scheduled for May 15th being one of the first events in the newly renovated auditorium.

Board members were then presented with numerous administrative reports. Gina Wilder, Kathy Wright and Josh Williams reported on the spring District 15-5A UIL Academic competitions that SSES, SSMS, and SSHS students participated in and all three coordinators discussed ideas to improve the interaction between the three campuses to create more excitement and better results in future competitions.

Kimberly Williams presented a report on the 2015-2016 School Health Advisory Committee activities. Williams said that the committee’s involvement with the annual Kid’s Safe Saturday proved to be beneficial. Williams also presented the board with the new committee membership list for 2016-2017 that is composed of community members, SSISD students, parents of students, and school district faculty and the board approved the new members. Members of the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)2016-2017:

1. Heath Anderson –parent member

2. Veronica Arnold–SSISD-Food Services Director

3. Brittany Bales –SSISD-SSHS student

4. Tammi Carrell–SSIS-Athletic Trainer

5. Jill Dietze–parent member

6. Laura Kosub-Doughtie –parent member-local physician

7. Kathy Froneberger –SSISD-SSHS nurse

8. Debra Garner–SSISD-Bowie nurse

9. Amy Griggs–parent member

10. Traci Haire –parent member

11. Sidney Hawkins–SSISD-SSHS student

12. Johanna Hicks–community member-Ag Extension Agent

13. Abbey Martin–SSISD-SSHS student

14. Allison Martin–SSISD-Technology Dept

15. Shanna Martin–community member-Can Help Organization

16. Sylvia Millsap –community member-Dept of State Health Services

17. Susan Mooney –parent member

18. Shana Romero–SSISD-SSES nurse

19. Tenny Tanton –parent member

20. Liz Vice –parent member

21. Kimberly Williams–SSISD-Speech Pathologist

22. Robbin Vaughn–parent member

The board approved six action items during the meeting which included:

  • an Instructional Materials Allotment TEKS Certification Form for 2016-2017
  • a Head Start Priority Screening Instrument
  • 2016-2017 School Health Advisory Council members
  • an update to the local board policy for FFA
  • engagement letter with Rutherford, Taylor & Company, P.C. to conduct audit services for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2016.
  • 2016-2017 School Calendar proposals

During executive session, board members discussed and considered approval of 2016-2017 professional employment contracts, the hiring of Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education and State & Federal Programs, hiring of Director of Food Services, Principal of Travis Primary school, and other personnel to be employed or reassigned. The board also discussed 16 total resignations across 7 campuses (see below).


Professional employment contracts were approved, as recommended, for the 2016-2017 school year.


Perla Molina                            Part-time Head Start Aide                               ECLC

Laura Cleveland                      SpEd Teacher                                                 Bowie

Yolanda Cleveland                  SpEd Aide                                                       Bowie

Delaina Russell                       Grade 1 Teacher                                             Lamar

Maria Rivera                            Grade 1 Bilingual Teacher                              Travis

Brooke Doughtie                     Elem. Instructional Technology Spec              SS Elementary

Maria Rodriguez                      Grade 3 Bilingual Teacher                              SS Elementary

Angeles Yanez                        Title I Aide                                                       SS Elementary

Diane Shipley                          7th Gr. ELA Teacher                                        Middle School

Marisha Harris                         Science Teacher                                             High School

Allison Irvin                              SpEd Teacher/Coach                                      High School

Johnny Irvin                             SpEd Teacher/Coach                                      High School

Sandra McAndrew                  Counselor                                                        High School

Stacie Yarbrough                    Science Teacher                                             High School

New Personnel

Josh Williams                          Asst. Supt. Secondary Ed/State &                  Admin Bldg

Federal Programs

Veronica Arnold                      Director of Food Services                               Admin Bldg

Michelle Wallace                     Principal                                                          Travis Primary

Christina Shadix                      SpEd Teacher                                                 Bowie

Natalie Martino                        Trainer                                                             Middle School

Justin Maness                         SpEd Teacher/Coach                                      High School

Personnel Change                New position/campus                       Former position/campus                  

Mariana Hernandez                Pre-K Bilingual/ECLC                          Grade 2 Bilingual/Travis

Kaley Perry                             Science/High School                           SpEd Aide/Middle School


Carol Worsham                       Principal                                                          Bowie

Jossie Jimmerson                   SpEd Aide                                                       Bowie

Author: Staff Reporter

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