SSISD board to address Civic Center use agreement, No Child Left Behind at Monday night meeting
By FAITH HUFFMAN | News Telegram News Editor
Nov 11, 2007 - An agreement between the county and school district for use of Hopkins County Regional Civic Center and composition of the facility’s board will be one the of items trustees for Sulphur Springs Independent School District are being asked to consider approving.
Also during the regular November school board which begins at 6 p.m. Monday in the board room of SSISD Administration Building, 631 Connally St., the board will hear how the district’s teachers scored on No Child Left Behind standards. District and campus progress reports for both the 2006-2007 school year and the 2007-2008 school year will be presented. Reports for the current school year reflect information provided to Texas Education Agency as of Oct. 15. The state target is for schools to have 100 percent “highly qualified teachers.” Overall, the district showed 94-99 percent ratings both years. Some campuses were on target at 100 percent, while others are a few points off, according TEA information.
Later in the meeting, trustees will be asked to approve a “highly qualified teacher plan” to raise those ratings to meet NCLB standards.
The proposed contract for use of the Civic Center notes how many days the school will be allowed to slate free events and how the days are to be scheduled, plans and fees for any additional use of HCRCC by SSISD, the Civic Center Board of Directors composition, and fees the district is responsible for paying. They will also consider appointing a board member or representative to serve on the Civic Center Board of Directors.
Also presented for trustee approval are several routine Head Start plans and documents, a proposed textbook committee, a district “vision statement,” a district improvement plan for the current school year, and revisions to local policies as recommended by Texas Association of School Boards Policy Services in TASB Localized Policy Manual Update 81. Bowie will be recognized for earning the National Title I Distinguished School Award.
Following routine business the board will go into executive session. They will then reconvene to take action on any items discussed during the closed session, and close the meeting out with a work session.