Timpson ISD Bear Update
Bond Facts: To answer some questions about the landscaping and the Bond budget, the landscaping is in reference to correcting drainage problems in various areas of the district. It is not shrubbery and flowers. It has to do with repairing areas such as in front of the band hall and Science facility where the mud flows over the sidewalk during and after rain and creates muddy and unsafe walking conditions. It has to do with the repair of poor drainage areas like around the track where there is inadequate drainage not allowing us to spend the money to resurface the track because it would only wash away.
The way the bond works is that up to $9.5 million, the State pays for approximately 43% of the payment. If the district went out for a bond larger than this amount, the state would not send any more money than what we can generate with a bond of $9.5 million. The state would pay about 43% for a facilities bond up to $9.5 million but, we would be receiving less dollars from the state for a lessor bond. This bond is based upon a comprehensive needs assessment and does not address every single need because that would warrant a bond of several more million. TISD has not had a bond election in 30 years and has zero debt at this time.
THS Teacher of the Year - Ms. Kay Dawson was selected by the high school staff as the Timpson High School Teacher of the Year. She was also selected as the Shelby County Teacher of the Year. Attached is a photo of Ms. Dawson with the Shelby County Elementary Teacher of the Year Amber Graves and the speech THS Principal Ron Lindgren gave to introduce Ms. Dawson at the Shelby County Teacher Appreciation reception held Wednesday at the civic center in Center. The TISD staff wishes to express their appreciation to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the sponsors of the reception and the businesses who donated door prizes for honoring teachers in such a special way.