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SSISD board to address No Child Left Behind

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Sulphur Springs trustees Monday night are scheduled to hear how the district fared by No Child Left Behind standards and will be asked to consider approving a resolution to join other Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition members in the lawsuit seeking equality in public school finance.

 

The NCLB progress report and a local policy update recommended by Texas Association of School Boards Association based on recent legislation are to  be presented by Assistant Superintendent Randy Reed during Monday’s 6 p.m. school board meeting. NCLB report shows by campus and district whether each meets the national highly-qualified teacher standard of 100 percent.

Resolution 5-13 stipulates that Sulphur Springs Independent School District’s intent to contribute a certain fee to join the Texas Tax Payer and 65 Student Fairness Coalition in litigation to speak “with one voice in the litigation of public school finance matters essential to the fair treatment of Texas taxpayers and public school children.” Basically, the group is looking for educational finance reform to fix the “broken school finance system” in order to provide more educational opportunities to better meet expectations and prepare students for work and college.

Trustees will also be asked to:

  • Select someone to represent the district on Hopkins County Appraisal District Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014;
  • Approve campus improvement plans which will be presented at the meeting by Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Betty Lawson;
  • Approve purchase of Rocket Web filter and My Big Campus program from Light Speed, which Superintendent Michael Lamb is slated to present;
  • Approve summer Professional Learning Communities staff development via telecast, which Lamb is also to present;
  • Select a board representative to the Head Start Policy Council; 
  • Approve the consent agenda, which includes October tax credits and supplements, delinquent tax collections, financial statements and bills; and a Head Start Policy Screening Instrument.

The board will receive for informational purposes October policy council minutes and director’s report for Head Start. Assistant Superintendent of Plant Operations Judy Tipping will give a report on SSISD’s contribution to the 2013-14 Hopkins County United Way campaign. Community members are to be recognized for their service to SSISD students during public forum.

Students selected to lead the pledge to the American flag at the beginning of the meeting are Sulphur Springs Middle School seventh graders Hagan Hunt, son of Brady and Jamilyn Hunt, and Isaac Kuriakose, son of Peter and Sandya Kuriakose. The pledge to the Texas flag will be lead by Lamar Primary second graders Reese Holt, son of Andy and Lindsey Holt, and Caroline Prickette, daughter of John and Gena Prickette.

The regular November meeting of SSISD Board of Trustees will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the board room of SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St.

 
 

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