SSISD Superintendent To Report On Back-To-School Options For Fall 2020

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Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees have a full agenda Monday night. SSISD Superintendent Michael Lamb is expected to report on back-to-school options for fall 2020 during Monday night’s regular July school board meeting. While several items being presented for discussion and approval by the school board are routine for this time of year, some vary this year due to and others items are presented as a result of COVID-19.

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In addition to his report on back-to-school options, Lamb is also scheduled to present on behalf of SSISD Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams a review of the employee handbook, an application to be sent to Texas Education Agency for a Reading Diagnostic Instrument Waiver, final District of Innovation Plan, change to local board policy CRD(LOCAL) regarding Group Health Benefits, the 2020-2021 Student Code of Conduct.

Lamb is also slated to ask the board to consider approving an application to be sent to TEA for a “COVID At Risk of Passing Notification Waiver.”

Also to be discussed and submitted for board consideration is a 2020 Engagement Agreement for attorneys and school financial consultants to assist SSISD in the annual compliance reporting and maintenance of existing Appraised Value Limitation Agreements under Chapter 313 of the Texas Tax Code. This would allow Powell Youngblood & Taylor LP to continue representing the district in figuring these matters related to Solemo LLC and Hopkins Energy LLC solar projects.

SSISD Business Manager Sherry McGraw is slated to address the board regarding student accident insurance coverage for the 2020-2021 school year and present information for budget amendments for the period of September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. A budget work session is also slated during the 6 p.m. board meeting.

Trustees will be asked to select a delegate and alternate for the 2020 Texas
Association of School Boards Delegate Assembly
scheduled Saturday, Oct. 3, in Dallas, Texas.

The school board also is scheduled to hold an executive session to discuss any personnel or real property matters which fall under Title 5, Chapter 551, of Texas Government Code, Section (.072), (.074), that have been presented for discussion or consideration. The board would then reconvene in open session to take any action that might be needed related to those items.

SSISD Trustees held special meeting July 8 in which trustees spent 2 hours in executive session to discuss a Title 5, Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Section (.074). matters. This can include deliberation of an appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employees. The July 8 meeting adjourned without any action taken.

The July 13 meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St.

SSISD Board of Trustees meets regularly the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of SSISD Administration Building, located at 631 Connally St.

Author: Faith Huffman

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