Campus security on SSISD board agenda Monday
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Oct. 8, 2006 - Campus and district security are among the items to be discussed by school officials during Monday night's regular Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Education meeting.

Officials will also review track needs, receive an update on construction projects at the high school and early childhood campuses, as well as activities planned on each campus for Red Ribbon Week, which is slated for Oct. 23-27.

In other businesss, trustees will be asked to approve improvement plans submitted by each campus for this school year. The information was not included among the material delivered to board members in readiness for the upcoming meeting, but will be presented at Monday's meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in board room of SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St.

A contract between Sulphur Springs Country Club and SSISD has also been submitted for board approval.

Under the contract, the district would be allowed to have up to 13 boys and 13 girls practice on the golf course at one time weekdays after 2 p.m. from Aug. 14 - May 24. The district will be permitted to host four tournaments, but only on Mondays unless another arrangement is made in advance with SSCC.

Students must be supervised at all times by golf coaches, who will also be the only school personnel allowed to play the greens during the designated hours, unless the school employee is a country club member. Parents must sign a letter releasing the club from any liability should their child become injured while on golf course property. Any rules not adhered to by any student will result in the student golfer being permanently banned from the club.

No students will be permitted in the bar area unless they are already a member. Otherwise, students will first check in at the Pro Shop, and their names must be on either the middle school or high school roster submitted at the beginning of the season by school officials. Non-member students should use the Pro Shop for any needs they might have.

The district will pay $2,500 a year due on Sept. 1 of each year to the country club, with the stipulation the funds be used for golf course improvements.

The board is also being asked to approve an updated contract with City National Bank regarding payroll deposits, tax credits and supplements from September, delinquent tax collections for September, and financial statements and bills for September under one consent agenda.

Generally, the latter three items are grouped together for approval on one motion. The banking issue is a new one due to the bank's new policy that all automated clearing house files such as the district's monthly ACH payroll must be sent by e-mail to the bank, according to a document drafted by District Financial Officer Miki Eddins notifying Superintendent Patsy Bolton on Sept. 26 of the change.

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