SSISD To Consider Amending 313 Agreement With 1 Solar Group, Application From Another

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees will consider amending a 313 agreement with one solar group and an application from another during the regular meeting Monday evening.

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Also on the May 9 agenda for approval are budget revisions for American Rescue Plan Supplemental Grant Funding, a Quality Improvement Application, a proposal or improvements to the high school student parking are, instructional materials allotment TEKS certification for 2022-23, and joining Texas Rural Broadband Coalition.

A public hearing will be held during the 6 p.m. meeting in the board room of SSISD Administration Building regarding a request for SSISD to amend the application for appraised value limitation on qualified property from Hopkins Energy, LLC, the solar facility scheduled to be constructed in the Dike area. Trustees then during the action items portion of the meeting are slated to consider amending the application for the tax incentive for Hopkins Energy LLC as well as an application amendment fee, after acknowledging any potential conflict of interest among the board members in regard to the request from Hopkins Energy LLC.

Another business, Stetson Renewable Holdings LLC also has asked SSISD to consider granting a Chapter 313 tax incentive as well. The board will consider accepting the application requesting an appraised value limitation on qualified property for the business that would be located in the Brashear. The application, if approved would then be submitted to Texas Comptroller’s Office to determine whether it meets criteria to be granted a 313 agreement; then be returned to the school for potential approval, if it meets state requirements for the tax break.

The school board plans to recognize this year’s top honor graduates during public forum. During the administrative reports portion of the meeting, the high school Jazz Band is slated to perform, UIL coordinators will give updates on this year’s activities, Business Manager Sherry McGraw will present a budget calendar to be used for budget planning purposes for the 2022-2023 financial year and the board will acknowledge receipt of monthly Head Start reports.

The board will also consider the following Head Start related items during the action items portion of the meeting: a priority screening instrument, cost of living adjustment, quality improvement supplement application and a budget revision for American Rescue Plan supplemental grant.

Maintenance Director Dan Froneberger is slated to present a proposal for cleaning, seal coating and striping the northside student parking lot at the high school.

Trustees too are slated to consider joining The Texas Rural Broadband Coalition and the Instructional Materials Allotment (which replaced the textbook fund as many materials are now digital or in other formats other than paper books) TEKS certification form.

The board is slated at the end of the meeting to enter into an executive session during which they will consider any personnel or real property matters presented since the last school board meeting.

The school board isn’t slated to canvass the results of Saturday’s May 7 bond election until a special meeting on May 16. Incumbent trustees are slated to again take the oath of office to begin serving another full term on the school board during the May 16 meeting.

Regular meetings of SSISD Board of Trustees are held the second Monday of each month in the board room of SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St.

Author: Faith Huffman

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