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SSISD updates school board on beginning-of-year changes

by Logan Vaughan

The SSISD school board held their regular meeting on August 9 to discuss school lunch, personnel, and more items of business. 

The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. No citizens presented themselves for comment during the public forum. 

VLK Architects of Fort Worth and WRA Architects of Dallas gave a presentations to board members in regard to long-range facilities planning.

Assistant superintendent Josh Williams, on behalf of Career and Technical Education Coordinator Jenny Arledge, presented to the board regarding the 2020-2021 CTE Program Evaluation.

Nutritional director Veronica Arnold presented information regarding food services purchasing for 2021-2022 school year. The faculty/adult visitor meal prices will be set at $2.75 for breakfast and $4.25 for lunch.

Administrative assistant Kristin Monk reported on Back-to-School dates and activities for the 2021-2022 school year.

Williams further reported to the board on the following: ESSA (Title I, Title II, Title III, Tile IV) applications; Elementary, Middle School, High School handbook changes for 2021-22; The 2021-2022 SSISD employee handbook review; The SSISD Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan.

Along with routine matters, the following were approved:

  • Greenville ISD Regional Day School Program for the Deaf Shared Services Agreement.
  • Updated SSISD school lunch charge policy for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Property Casualty Insurance renewal for 2021-2022 with Texas Political Subdivisions (TPS).
  • SSISD compensation plan.
  • Teacher appraisers and appraisal calendar for 2021-2022.
  • Local Policy Manual Update for FO(LOCAL).
  • SSISD Student Code of Conduct for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • TASB Policy Services Localized Policy Manual Update 117.

The following personnel changes were approved:

Resignations

  • Ambie Tolleson- Head Start 4 Aide, Douglass ECLC
  • Corban Jenkins- Special Education Aide, High School
  • Christie McCullough- Dance Teacher/Drill Team Instructor, High School
  • Kami Satterfield Special Education Aide, High School

New Personnel

  • Carrington Chancellor- Pre-K Aide, Douglass ECLC
  • Dejarnae Nash- Special Education Aide, Barbara Bush Primary
  • Brandi Rhudy- Special Education Aide, Barbara Bush Primary
  • Harley Kerby- Title I Aide, Rowena Johnson Primary
  • Jady Martin- Title I Aide, Rowena Johnson Primary
  • Logan Scott- Title I Aide, Rowena Johnson Primary
  • Elias Garcia- Bilingual Aide, SS Elementary
  • Alisa Kulak- Grade 4 Math/Science Teacher, SS Elementary
  • Luciano Gallo- Special Education Aide, Middle School
  • Kerry Roy- Special Education Aide, Middle School
  • Amanda Cochran- Special Education Aide, High School
  • Brandy Griffin- English Teacher, High School
  • Patti Laeding- English Teacher (Part-time), High School

Position change (Former position and campus to new position and campus)

  • Jairo Ramirez- Formerly bilingual aide at SS Elementary, now ESL, LPAC, Migrant Facilitator at administration
  • Tracy Flanery- Formerly Connections Teacher at High School, now Early Childhood Special Education Teacher at Douglass ECLC
  • Leslie McDowell- Formerly Pre-K Aide at Douglass ECLC, now Head Start Teacher at Douglass ECLC
  • Amber Harris- Formerly special education aide at Barbara Bush, now Head Start Teacher at Douglass ECLC
  • Lila Sears- Formerly Title I Aide at Rowena Johnson, now Pre-K Teacher at Douglass ECLC
  • Kayla Miller- Formerly Head Start Aide at Douglass, now Title I Aide at Bowie
  • Eric Buck- Formerly Title I Aide at Bowie, now Special Education Aide at High School
  • Meredith Dial- Formerly Grade 4 Teacher at SS Elementary, now Dance Teacher & Drill Team Instructor at High School

Marci Owens contributed to this report.

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