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SSISD School Board Honors Rowena Johnson’s 50 Years of Service and More at Monday Meeting



Rowena Johnson with School Board President Robert Cody


A regular meeting/budget work session of the Sulphur Springs ISD school board was held on Monday, June 08, 2020. You can read the full minutes of the meeting below.


No one requested to address the Board during Public Forum.

Rowena Johnson was recognized by the school board and administration for her 50 years of service to Sulphur Springs ISD.  Johnson was presented with a framed Resolution and a bouquet of flowers by President Robert Cody, a photo by Asst. Superintendent Kristin Monk, and a retirement plaque by Supt. Michael Lamb.

Robbin Vaughn was recognized for her service as Board President for the past two years.  She was presented with a plaque by Supt. Lamb.



Rusty Harden reported that the 45-day contract release date for resignation notifications this year will be Monday, July 6, 2020.

Kristin Monk reported on summer activities throughout the District.

Josh Williams, Jeffrey Denton, and Gerald Grafton reported on UIL competition for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Board was given the following Head Start items for informational purposes only:

            Head Start Director’s Report for May

            Head Start Financial Report for May

            Program Performance Summary Report

            Supplement COVID-19 One-Time New or Revised Application



Along with routine matters, the following were approved:

Innovative CTE Courses – Entrepreneurship II, Principles of Science & Wellness, Kinesiology I, Medical Assistant, Practicum in Nursing

Purchase of mobile and handheld radios from Crossroad Communications.

Purchase of iPads for K-3rd grades.

Credit by exam testing dates for 2020-2021.

Region 08 ESC Contracts for 2020-2021.


Sherry McGraw presented board members with the first draft summary of the 2020-2021 budget.  Another work session will be held at the regular July 13 meeting.



Summer Contract- due to mid-term hire date

Sofia Sosa                               Grade 2                                                                        Travis Primary

Ashley Hall                                English                                                             High School

Carlos Ramirez                          Spanish                                                                        High School



Rusty Harden                            Asst. Superintendent                                        Administration



Jacie Reger                               English Teacher                                                 Middle School

Amanda Clark                           Science Teacher                                                            High School


New Personnel

Rocio Diaz                                Kindergarten ELAR Teacher                               Barbara Bush

Cassity Egan                            SpEd Aide                                                        Barbara Bush

Miranda Jones                          SpEd Teacher                                                   Barbara Bush

Guadalupe Mejia                                   Grade 3 ELAR Teacher                                      Barbara Bush

Natalie White                             Grade 5 ELAR/Social Studies Teacher                SS Elementary

Rhonda Caldwell                                   English Teacher                                                 High School


Personnel Changes      New position/campus               Former position/campus


Sara Price                     PE Teacher/SS Elementary        PE Teacher & Coach/Middle School

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