• 2016-2017 DISTRICT CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
    Please click here for a printable version of the front and here for a printable version of the back, which includes the 2016-2017 start times for each campus.

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  • UPDATED SHS VARSITY SPORTS SCORES
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SISD Back to School

SHS Fish Camp
For Incoming Freshmen Only
August 12th, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
in the SHS Gym 
 Parents are welcome to attend! 
Click here to enroll!

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An Event for All Students and Families New to SISD
August 15th, 6:30 p.m. at SHS
                                                                                                              

Meet the Teacher Night
Sunnyvale Elementary School
Thursday, August 18th - Time TBD
 
Sunnyvale Middle School
 7th and 8th grade: Tuesday, August 16th, 7th at 5:30 p.m. and 8th at 7:00 p.m.
5th and 6th grade: Thursday, August 18th, 5th at 5:30 p.m. and 6th at 7:00 p.m. 

Sunnyvale High School
Raider Round-up and Meet the Teacher
Friday, August 19th, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 


STAAR Results Mailed
Students in grades 3-8 received their STAAR scores via mail. Please contact SISD if your Raider did not receive his or her scores.

SBOE Survey Results on STAAR/Accountability Posted
More than 27,000 Texans completed the survey the SBOE conducted in June seeking public input about the state’s student assessment and accountability systems. The intent of the survey was to gather information that will become part of a report to legislative leaders and to the Texas Commission on Next-Generation Assessments and Accountability. A report called Texans Speak: Public Feedback on Assessment and Accountability Systems summarizes the comments received from the survey and from a series of community meetings held across the state. To provide easier reading, this survey report collapses the responses into three categories: Agree, Neutral, Disagree.
Learn more and read comments collected during the community conversations.

 
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From the Office of the Superintendent

 

(972) 226-5974


For Immediate Release
Texas Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of School Finance System

 

The Texas Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s school finance system, which overrules a challenge brought by SISD – along with over 600 school districts across Texas. The decision will drastically affect how adequately schools are funded in the State of Texas.


The decision reverses a 2014 trial court’s ruling that the school finance decision violated the Texas Constitution. 

“Although SISD respects the Texas Supreme Court’s authority, we are disappointed the Court reversed the decision by the lower court today,” Superintendent Doug Williams said.  “This decision sends the signal that while state requirements on school districts continue to grow, the state believes students are funded adequately. This decision was reached while education funding in the state lags far below national averages.”

According to Williams, SISD anticipates the loss of funding beginning in the 2017 - 2018 school year due to elimination of Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR) funds.  The school district has been preparing for this loss of funds but was hopeful for a favorable decision by the Supreme Court, which would have helped offset the loss of ASATR funds.

 

SISD has been an active participant in the current fight for adequate school finance since it began in 2011, after the Texas State Legislature cut $5.4 billion in public education funding from the state budget, while increasing demands for students to perform more rigorously in the classroom.  The lawsuit represents the longest legal battle over school finance in state history.

“Regardless of this ruling, the SISD Board of Trustees and Administration will continue to fight for our students,” Williams said. “We know the needs of our 21st-century learners and will continue to do everything in our power to help our students prepare for their future.”   

 

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