Athletic tracks on SSISD, C-P school board agendas
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Nov. 12, 2006 - Both Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District and Sulphur Springs Independent School District trustees have items dealing with school tracks on their agendas for Monday night meetings.

Sulphur Springs

SSISD trustees will hear information compiled by the athletic department and district officials regarding estimates and suggestions for a new track.

If approved at a later date, the new track would be constructed on Gladys Alexander Drive, north of the railroad tracks between the high school and Early Childhood Learning Center.

At a previous meeting,Athletic Director Greg Owens recommended a regulation track be constructed in two or more phases, with different components added as funding allows.

SSISD trustees will also hear updates on construction projects at both Sulphur Springs High School and Early Childhood Learning Center.

In other business, SSISD trustees will be asked to approve a proposed "Highly Qualified Teacher Plan" by which the district will meet No Child Left Behind requirements whichstipulate "all students will be taught by highly qualified teachers who are assisted by highly qualified paraprofessionals" by the end of the 2006-2007 school year.

Theboard will also review and be asked to approve a proposed district improvement plan for this school year, compiled from campus improvement plans.

The board is also slated to select a representative to serve on the Hopkins County Appraisal District Board of Directors, for a two-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2007. Charles Sellers currently represents the school district at the appraisal district.

The school board will also be asked to appoint one of their members to serve as Head Start liaison for the 2006-2007 school year. The SSISD board meets at 6 p.m. in the board room at the Administration Building.


During their meeting, C-P CISD trustees will be asked to consider bids from three companies for resurfacing the track at Ron Heflin Field. The three vendors are noted on the agenda to be "well respected and have a successful history of service with other school districts." School administrators will make a recommendation to the board as to which they believe to be the best option based on each�s bid, school needs, timeliness and the companies� previous performance records.

In addition to the track bids, the C-P CISD board will be asked to approve expenditures for November; hear a report on current and delinquent tax collections; and amend the budget due to WADA arrangements with Plano and Frisco ISDs, and a WADA grant through Regional VIII Education Service Center.

The board will also hear reports on district goals concerning TAKS, dropout, completion rates and SDAA and progress; historical initiative and plans; and legal advisor, which was not specified.

C-P CISD officials will also continue discussion regarding Phase II of the district’s facility master plan, and is slated to consider purchasing land adjacent to the school to further that plan.

The C-P CISD board meets at 7 p.m. in the high school library.

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