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Sherry McGraw SSISD Business Manager
Aug28

Sherry McGraw SSISD Business Manager

Sulphur Springs ISD Business Manager Sherry McGraw said putting together the budget for this school year was relatively easy. Lots of things that were started last year were continued including a new salary scale and different pay grades. Ms. McGraw said the tax rate was reduced one-cent on the Interest and Sinking fund side. The budget includes 22 new positions mostly due to co-teaching and extra aides. Sulphur Springs ISD Business...

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SSISD Trustees To Hold 2 Executive Sessions During June Meeting
Jun15

SSISD Trustees To Hold 2 Executive Sessions During June Meeting

The date isn’t the only thing different about this month’s regular meeting of Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees; in addition to the usual reports and action items, the agenda calls for 2 executive sessions, one at the beginning and one at the end of the 6 p.m. school board meeting. SSISD logo While school board meetings are typically held the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. This month, trustees met first on...

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SSISD Trustees Approve 2020 Tax Rate, 9 Personnel Changes, Budget Amendments
Aug29

SSISD Trustees Approve 2020 Tax Rate, 9 Personnel Changes, Budget Amendments

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees during a special called noon meeting Friday, Aug. 28, approved budget amendments, 9 personnel changes, the SSISD 2020 tax rate and the Virtual Academy plan. SSISD 2020 Tax Rate SSISD Tax Assessor Collector Sandra Gibby recommended a SSISD 2020 tax rate of $1.251380 per $100 cash valuation of property within SSISD, with $0.9409 of that rate going toward the local maintenance fund for daily...

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SSISD Trustees Approve 2020-21 General Fund, Debt, Food Service Budgets
Aug13

SSISD Trustees Approve 2020-21 General Fund, Debt, Food Service Budgets

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees approved balanced SSISD 2020-21 general fund, debt and food service budgets during the regular board meeting held earlier this week. The tax rate will be presented for board approval during a special called board meeting and public hearing later this month. General Fund The 2019-20 and 2020-21 budgets are very similar. However, SSISD anticipates receiving $1.2 million less...

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SSISD Superintendent To Report On Back-To-School Options For Fall 2020
Jul12

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

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. SSISD...

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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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Trustees Approved 30 Personnel Changes For SSISD
May13

Trustees Approved 30 Personnel Changes For SSISD

Top Students Recognized, Board Reorganized, Budget Calendar Presented At May Board Meeting During the regular May board meeting, Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees approved 30 personnel changes and recognized top seniors. The 2020 budget calendar was also presented and unopposed incumbents were sworn in for another term, then, the board reorganized during the meeting as well. Personnel Items The trustees...

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SSISD Receives Superior Financial Rating
Nov13

SSISD Receives Superior Financial Rating

Proposal Selected For 8 HVAC Replacement Units Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees heard a number of reports from school personnel and students and were asked to consider a few items, including bids for half a dozen HVAC systems. SSISD Business Manager Sherry McGraw at the Nov. 11 meeting cnoducted a public meeting regarding the district’s 2019 Financial Accountability Rating. McGraw explained that the...

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Drink Provider, Renewal Of Legal Retainer Approved By SSISD Trustees
Oct02

Drink Provider, Renewal Of Legal Retainer Approved By SSISD Trustees

Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees during a special meeting this week approved a beverage provider contract and renewed membership in a legal retainer program. Beverage Agreement Coca-Cola Bottling Company will be the district’s beverage provider. The district-wide contract was up for renewal this year, so bids were sought. Coca-Cola was the only company to submit a bid which is comparable to the...

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House Bids, Planning Session Included on Monday’s SSISD Board Of Trustees Agenda
Sep27

House Bids, Planning Session Included on Monday’s SSISD Board Of Trustees Agenda

The fate of the Fore Street home constructed by the Sulphur Springs High School is to be discussed during a special Monday night school board meeting. A planning work shop is to be held during the Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting as well. The district had put the property up for bid, due to the appraised value, per education rules. The first go-round the district received no bids. The starting...

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