Two local school boards which normally meet the second Monday of each month have pushed their meetings back a week due to scheduling conflicts.
The Sulphur Springs Independent School District board of trustees, according to the normal schedule, were originally slated to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 11. Yantis Independent School District’s board of trustees would normally meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11.
However, both districts have opted to push back their regular monthly meetings by one week to March 18 so that trustees and school officials wouldn’t have to meet during spring break. Normally, SSISD would move their meeting up a few hours to noon on the second Monday in March, but this year opted to wait a week, as did Yantis.
The meeting also conflicts with a scheduled session Monday in Austin. School boards, administrators, teachers, employees, and concerned community and business leaders from across the state are expected to converge on the Capitol steps March 11 to rally for equality and fairness for Texas schools. School educators will ask legislators to consider how their decisions regarding accountability and testing reform, school voucher systems, pension issues and other important school-related topics affect schools’ ability to effectively educate students and prepare them for the future. They will also ask them to consider restoring funding, noting how crippling the $5.4 billion in cuts to public education are to many districts ability to effectively educate students.
To accomodate scheduling conflicts, trustees for both SSISD and Yantis ISD have rescheduled their regular monthly board meeting to March 18. Sulphur Springs’ school board will meet at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Administration Building, 631 Connally St., and Yantis board will meet at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District trustees, which also generally meets the second Monday of each month, also rescheduled their March board meeting. The trustees, however, opted to move their regular March meeting up two days. They took care of the usual monthly business at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7.
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