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Sulphur Springs ISD Administrators To Present Return To In-Person Instruction, Compensation Plans
Aug09

Sulphur Springs ISD Administrators To Present Return To In-Person Instruction, Compensation Plans

Adult Meal Price Increase, Meet The Teacher Schedule, Handbooks, Architectural Firm On SSISD Aug. 9 Agenda SSISD logo The Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees appears to have a full agenda Monday evening, with a number of routine items such as presentation of the student and employee handbooks, update on Meet the Teacher activities scheduled throughout the district, and approval of the latest policy updates as...

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Some Homeschool Students Eligible to Participate In UIL With Sulphur Springs ISD
Jul18

Some Homeschool Students Eligible to Participate In UIL With Sulphur Springs ISD

Some homeschool students who meet eligibility requirements may now apply to participate in UIL activities. This would allow them to complete along side equal grade level Sulphur Springs ISD students. “The legislation passed that makes this an allowable thing – it’s never been before – if the school board says it is,” SSISD Superintendent Mike Lamb said, referring to the passage of House Bill 547. “We were kind...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Expands Transfer Policy To Potentially Include Eligible Students At All Grade Levels
Jul17

Sulphur Springs ISD Expands Transfer Policy To Potentially Include Eligible Students At All Grade Levels

Sulphur Springs ISD has expanded the district transfer policy to potentially include students of all ages, who would be eligible to attend provided they meet one of three exceptions. SSISD logo Until this past week, SSISD’s inter-district transfer policy, FDA (Local) would only allow non-resident students to enroll in SSISD: if the students were children of a nonresident full-time district employee or if the students were...

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Improvements Planned For West Side Of Prim Stadium Parking Lot
Jul16

Improvements Planned For West Side Of Prim Stadium Parking Lot

The westside Gerald Prim Stadium parking lot, the home parking area, has been designated to receive $68,000 worth of improvements to clean, seal-coat and stipe the surface. Sulphur Springs ISD also will continue to contract out lawn work for most district facilities. Prim Stadium Parking The Prim Stadium parking lot has had no significant improvements in a quite a while, and it has begun to show. The surface has some cracks, which...

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78 Personnel Changes Approved For Sulphur Springs ISD
Jul13

78 Personnel Changes Approved For Sulphur Springs ISD

Trustees approved administrators’ recommendations for 78 personnel changes for Sulphur Springs ISD during their regular monthly board meeting Monday. The list of personnel items included 23 resignations, 42 new hires and 13 position and/or campus changes at the July 12 meeting. Position/Campus Changes Thirteen SSISD employees will be swapping around, either jobs, classrooms or campuses, some potentially all three. Miranda Jones...

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COVID-19, State-Wide Teacher Shortages  Impact Sulphur Springs ISD Hiring Process
Jul13

COVID-19, State-Wide Teacher Shortages Impact Sulphur Springs ISD Hiring Process

What started as an unusual school year, thanks to COVID-19, continues to be so for many school districts, where administrators are working to try to fill an unusually high number of positions. Prior to Monday night’s recommendations, Sulphur Springs ISD’s hiring process was still on track, with typically about 60 or so changes annually for the new school year. This July, however, blew that out of the water; SSISD...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Trustees To Hold Budget Workshop, Receive ESSER Updates, Discuss UIL For Home School Students
Jul12

Sulphur Springs ISD Trustees To Hold Budget Workshop, Receive ESSER Updates, Discuss UIL For Home School Students

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees are scheduled to hold a budget workshop, receive ESSER updates, discuss offering UIL for home schooled students in Sulphur Springs. Sulphur Springs ISD Board Trustees Leesa Toliver and Robbin Vaughn, Superintendent Michael Lamb, Board President Robert Cody, Secretary Jason Dietze, and Vice President Craig Roberts before their June 15, 2021, meeting Budget, ESSER funding The trustees budget...

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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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Sulphur Springs ISD Considering A Policy For School Facilities Name Designations
Mar24

Sulphur Springs ISD Considering A Policy For School Facilities Name Designations

Some Sulphur Springs ISD Board Polices were discussed at this week’s regular school board meeting. Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Michael Lamb told the board of trustees that officials are working on a draft of a potential new policy for school facilities name designations. Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams, then asked SSISD Board of Trustees to approve Texas Association of School Boards Localized Policy Manual Update...

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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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