SISD's Board of Trustees will meet again on Monday, August 6th, at 7:00 PM, focusing on School Safety and Security. No other items are the agenda; the Safety and Security Workshop may be followed by a Closed Session regarding personnel (T.G.C. 551.074), Closed Session regarding real property (T.G.C. 551.072), and Closed Session regarding the deployment, or specific occasions for implementation, of security personnel or devices, (T.G.C. 551.076). A future meeting date and time for our budget workshop has not yet been set. Our next Monthly Meeting will be August 27tth at 7:00 PM.
Full- and part-time custodial positions with The Faulk Company are now available. Please call 817-614-9843 and leave a message if you are interested in joining The Faulk Company.
Springtown ISD’s staff and Trustees have consistently committed a great deal of time and energy to evaluating school safety and security programs as well as related procedures/guidelines. Independent Safety and Security audits have provided helpful information, as have recent “Parker County Safety Summit” meetings with area law enforcement agencies and neighboring school districts. We are committed to the idea that Springtown’s students will be “Safe, secure, and successful.”
In light of recent tragedies across the country, our Trustees have been especially attentive to the changing needs our schools are encountering. As a District, Springtown ISD is currently reviewing options for elevating the level of safety and security provided our stakeholders, including but not limited to:
Allowing highly-trained teachers and administrators to be armed (School Guardian/Defender Program)
Allowing armed “School Marshals” with peace officer training to be employed by the District (School Marshal Program)
Adding more School Resource Officers (SROs) to the staff
In an effort to solicit feedback from our community, a survey has been generated and is available here. Links will also be provided through our Facebook page, and paper copies are available at the District’s Administration Building for those more comfortable with traditional pen-and-paper environments. Data from the surveys will be shared with our Trustees during the July Board Meeting.
Scores from the most recent STAAR administration have been posted to the Texas Assessment Management System’s website. Parents may access student scores at www.texasassessment.com by using the link to log-in to the student data portal. Parents have the option to look up their student's access code by using their student's first name, PEIMS ID number (the “PEIMS ID number” is your child's social security number), and date of birth.
Springtown ISD's passing rates (i.e. the percentage of students who met TEA's "Approaches" standard) are higher than state averages in just over 80% of the tested areas, our best ratio since at least 2005.
In an effort to improve safety and security measures on our campuses, SISD recently implemented new policies and procedures regarding access to campus entries. We are soliciting volunteers to help reduce the resulting inconveniences, and ask that individuals interested in volunteering their time visit THIS LINK for more information.