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Parents Asked To Complete SSISD Back To School Survey
Jul01

Parents Asked To Complete SSISD Back To School Survey

Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Michael Lamb on June 29 posted a letter with the district’s plans for the 2020-21 school year, a work in progress due to the changes related to COVID-19. Today, parents received a request to help shape that plan by completing a SSISD back to school instructional survey, to better aid administrators and staff in preparing for the 2020-21 school year. “This survey is designed to learn more...

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SSISD Issues Statement Regarding Fall School Term
Jun29

SSISD Issues Statement Regarding Fall School Term

Sulphur Springs Independent School District issued the first communications to community members regarding the fall school term. While there are as yet many unknowns, Superintendent Michael Lamb assures parents the district will have plans in place to educate all students in the 2020-21 school year, including in-person and virtual programs, but capacity on buses as well as on campus will likely be two of the biggest challenges...

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Flynn Urges Governor, TEA, Legislators To Suspend 2020-21 STAAR Accountability Ratings
Jun13

Flynn Urges Governor, TEA, Legislators To Suspend 2020-21 STAAR Accountability Ratings

For the second time, District 2 Rep. Dan Flynn lobbies for suspension of state school accountability ratings based on STAAR results. In a letter dated March 13, 2020, Representative Dan Flynn wrote to Governor Greg Abbott urging him to “cancel and eliminate” the STAAR testing requirement this 2019-2020 school year. This week, Flynn signed a resolution calling for the Governor, TEA and Legislators to suspend state accountability...

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SSISD Trustees Approve School Calendar For 2020-21
Mar06

SSISD Trustees Approve School Calendar For 2020-21

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a calendar for the 2020-2021 school year that looks very similar to this year’s school calendar. Superintendent Michael Lamb told trustees during their lunch meeting Friday, March 6, that the committee that drafted the calendar had discussed potentially changing the number of staff work days held prior to the first day of classes, but ultimately decided to...

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Tax Rate Process, Federal Funding Discussed At June 22 SSISD Board Of Trustees Meeting
Jun23

Tax Rate Process, Federal Funding Discussed At June 22 SSISD Board Of Trustees Meeting

School finance is complicated on a good day. Add in changes in legislation, “golden pennies” and a pandemic and the budget process becomes even challenging. That’s exactly what school officials are up against this year. A school financial advisor and assistant superintendent discussed with Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees the complexities of shaping the tax rate this year as federal funding available to help...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Agrees To ‘Strike Off’ Oak Avenue Property To City For New Senior Citizens Center
Aug17

Sulphur Springs ISD Agrees To ‘Strike Off’ Oak Avenue Property To City For New Senior Citizens Center

House Built By CTE Students Still Unsold Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees were asked during their regular August meeting to consider taking action regarding two different properties owned by the school. Oak Avenue Properties Trustees agreed to “strike off” and give to the city tracts of property located on Oak Avenue, where a nursing home used to be located. The property has been abandoned and...

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