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August 2018 School Board Meeting Recap

Below is an update from the School Board Meeting from Monday, August 28, 2018

*These are not the official minutes from the meeting – only a recap.

Board Recognitions

  • Students from Brown Primary, Smithville Elementary, and Smithville Junior High were recognized for perfect scores on the 2018 End of Year Benchmark and 2018 STAAR test.  
    • Brown Primary
      • Emeline Gutierrez – 2nd Grade EOY Benchmark
    • Smithville Elementary
      • Alberto Flores – 4th Grade Reading  
      • Roy Thomas – 5th Grade Math and Science  
      • Addison Waneck – 5th Grade Reading  
      • Caylee Hill – 5th Grade Reading
    • Smithville Junior High
      • Brianna Knight -- 6th Grade Reading  
      • Kylie Rosborough – 7th Grade Writing
  • Smithville Elementary 5th Grade Teachers
    • Their hard work helped the campus earn a Distinction Designation on the 2018 STAAR Science test.
    • Teachers: Michele Mathis, Ciji Burnham, Crystal Heimann, Crystal Vinklarek, Candice Trench, and Misty Vasquez

Budget

  • The School Board Trustees unanimously approved the budget for the 2018-2019 school year which includes:
    • SISD increased contribution to employee health coverage to $367 a month.
    • 3% employee salary increase
    • The largest areas of increased in the budget were Instruction and Transportation.  
      • Instruction includes salaries and supplies.
      • Transportation will be purchasing 2 new school buses

 Tax Rate

  • The School Board Trustees unanimously approved the SISD tax rate of $1.43 which is 4 cents higher than the 2017-2018 tax rate. (8 cents lower than the original tax increase projection for the year)

Construction

  • Package 1 – Site, Stadium, and Concession Building
    • A. Construction is ongoing.
      • Press box scheduled for September
      • Scoreboard scheduled for October
  • Package 2 - SJHS
    • A. Construction is ongoing
    • B. Second of four concrete slab pours took place 08/23/18
    • C. First steel delivery scheduled for 08/30/18
  • District photo updates available on:

Upcoming Events:         

  • Labor Day weekend (No School Monday, September 3rd)
  • Brown Primary Grandparents Day Luncheon (Friday, September 7th)
  • District Site Base Meeting (Monday, September 10th)
  • September School Board Meeting (Monday, September 17th)
  • High School Open House (Monday, September 24th)
  • Brown Primary - Pre-K Parent Night (Tuesday, September 25th)
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