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Parent Expresses Concerns Regarding SSISD Students’ Use Of iPads, Electronics
Feb10

Parent Expresses Concerns Regarding SSISD Students’ Use Of iPads, Electronics

A parent addressed Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees his concerns regarding iPads being given to all students and students’ use of iPads as part of their school assignments. Timothy Perkins told the school board at their regular meeting this week that he objections to all students being issued an iPad or tablet. He said his son was issued an iPad, and over the objections of his parents, and brought it...

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Head Start CARES Act Spending Plan, 3 Personnel Changes Approved By SSISD Trustees
Nov10

Head Start CARES Act Spending Plan, 3 Personnel Changes Approved By SSISD Trustees

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees made quick work of the regular portion of the November agenda Monday, including appointment of representatives to the Civic Center and Appraisal District Boards, an agreement with the Country Club and a Head Start CARES Act spending plan. Three personnel items were also approved following an executive session. SSISD Board of Trustees and administrators continue practicing social distancing, with...

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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 Technology Purchase Agreement
Aug05

SSISD Trustees Approve Technology Purchase Agreement

Sulphur Springs ISD trustees, during a called emergency meeting conducted via Zoom Tuesday, Aug. 4, approved an agreement with Region 04 Education Service Center for technology purchases. Essentially, the inter-local acquisition agreement makes SSISD eligible to apply for SSISD 600 new iPads for SSISD fourth and fifth graders but only pay about half the cost. A goal of the district is to have enough devices to provide all students...

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SSISD Trustees To Recognize Rowena Johnson, Robbin Vaughn At June 8 Meeting
Jun07

SSISD Trustees To Recognize Rowena Johnson, Robbin Vaughn At June 8 Meeting

Sulphur Springs Independent School District trustees plan to recognize two women for their service to the school district. Rowena Johnson will be honored for 50 years of service with the district. The long-time educator notified school officials in March of her plans to retire. Also to be recognized for serving two years as president of SSISD Board of Trustees is Robbin Vaughn. Last year, she agreed to another year president of the...

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WiFi, Other Options Available For SSISD Students Who Do Not Have Internet
Mar30

WiFi, Other Options Available For SSISD Students Who Do Not Have Internet

As Sulphur Springs ISD continues its online school programing during the COVID-19 school closure, district administrators report the availability of four options for SSISD students who do not have internet at home SSISD reports at Suddenlink/Altice, Sprint Mobile, T-Mobile, Verizon and SatPro Wireless Entertainment all offer reduced rates, special plans or free or additional options to help families during COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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SSISD Board Agenda for September 11, 2017
Sep10

SSISD Board Agenda for September 11, 2017

AGENDA REGULAR BOARD MEETING SULPHUR SPRINGS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD ROOM, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 6:00 PM I. CALL TO ORDER: Invocation Pledges to American & Texas Flag – Douglas students II. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS A. Announcement by the President whether a quorum is present, that the meeting had been duly called and that the notice of the meeting had been posted in accordance with the...

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SSISD School Board Approves 4-H as Extracurricular Activity; Tax Rate; Budget
Aug25

SSISD School Board Approves 4-H as Extracurricular Activity; Tax Rate; Budget

By Savannah Owens At the SSISD School Board Meeting on August 25th, 2017, the board adopted levying an annual ad valorem tax, of $1.35048 ($1.0400 for local maintenance fund and $0.31048 for debt service, bonded indebtedness, interest and sinking fund) per $100 cash valuation for the year of 2017. A public hearing was held regarding the 2017 tax rate for Sulphur Springs ISD. No one was at the public forum to speak regarding the...

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SSISD Board Approves CTE Budget Amendment; Hears Stadium Report; Meets Val & Sal; Approves Personnel Changes
May09

SSISD Board Approves CTE Budget Amendment; Hears Stadium Report; Meets Val & Sal; Approves Personnel Changes

Monday night the Sulphur Springs School Board was introduced to the Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian, saw two returning members receive the oath of office, heard reports on various projects, and voted to remodel the Ag Shop and purchase welding equipment to upgrade the program. Lydia Burleson was recognized as Valedictorian and Tori Mattison was recognized as Salutatorian of the Class of 2017. They were presented plaques...

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“Updated” SSISD Receives A; Approves Installment Purchase of Former PJC Location
Nov15

“Updated” SSISD Receives A; Approves Installment Purchase of Former PJC Location

Sulphur Springs School District received an A-Superior rating from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas for the 2014-2015 Data for the district. The rating confirmed that the external independent auditor reported the financial report for the district was free of any instance of material weaknesses in internal controls over financial reporting and compliance for local, state, and federal funds. Sulphur Springs School Board...

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