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Texas Academic Performance Report for Sweetwater ISD (TAPR)
Note: The Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) pull together a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas every year. Performance is shown disaggregated by student groups, including ethnicity and low income status. The reports also provide extensive information on school and district staff, programs, and student demographics.
Career and Technical Education Methods of Administration (MOA) 
Sweetwater ISD offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, digital media and computer design, medical sciences, engineering, and welding. Admission to these programs is based on (admission standards). It is the policy of Sweetwater ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. 

It is the policy of Sweetwater ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. 

Sweetwater ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. 

For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX  and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, Dr. George McFarland, Superintendent, at 207 Musgrove Street, Sweetwater, TX, 79556, 325-235-8601.

Educación Profesional y Técnica Métodos de Administración (MOA) Sweetwater ISD ofrece programas de educación profesional y técnica en Agricultura, Negocios, Familia y Ciencias del Consumidor, medios digitales y diseño de computadoras, ciencias médicas, ingeniería y soldadura. La admisión a estos programas se basa en (normas de admisión). Es política de Sweetwater ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o discapacidad en sus programas, servicios o actividades profesionales, como exige el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmendada; Título IX de las Enmiendas a la Educación de 1972; Y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmendada.

Es política de Sweetwater ISD no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad en sus prácticas laborales como lo exige el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmendada; Título IX de las Enmiendas a la Educación de 1972; La Ley de Discriminación por Edad de 1975, según enmendada; Y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmendada.

Sweetwater ISD tomará medidas para asegurar que la falta de habilidades en el idioma Inglés no será una barrera para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales.

Para obtener información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos de quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador de Título IX y / o la Sección 504, Dr. George McFarland, Superintendente, 207 Musgrove Street, Sweetwater, TX, 79556, 325-235-8601.
Notice: Sweetwater ISD makes available to its students courses that provide college credit. Interested persons should contact the Sweetwater High School Counseling Center at 325-235-4371 for more information.

Notice: Home-schooled pupils may participate in college advanced placement tests administered by Sweetwater ISD. Interested persons should contact the Sweetwater High School Counseling Center at 325-235-4371 for more information.

Notice:  Student physical fitness assessment results are available upon request by parents. 
Notice:  As part of our commitment to provide your child with a safe, pest-free learning environment, the Sweetwater Independent School District may periodically apply pesticides to help manage insects, weeds or pathogens.

Pesticide applications are part of our integrated pest management (IPM) program, which relies largely on non-chemical forms of pest control.  Pesticide applications on Sweetwater Independent School District property are made only by trained and licensed technicians.

Should you have questions about this district’s pest management program or wish to be notified in advance of pesticide applications, you may contact our IPM coordinator at 325-235-4181, or email him at Tim Hampton.

Texas Immunization Requirements for school attendance
Notice: The Sweetwater - Nolan County Health Department provides immunizations and flu vaccines. The department can be found at 301 E. 12th Street in Sweetwater, Texas 79556. Phone number is 325-235-5463. 

Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department Website
Texas Department of State Health Services


Sweetwater ISD Health Advisory Council - For Health and Wellness Information & Policies


Physical Activity Policy, Vending Machine Food Service Guidelines, and Penalties for tobacco products use can be found here.

Notice: Regarding the Refusal of Entry to or Ejection of an Individual from District Property
In accordance with Education Code 37.105, the District has the right to refuse entry to or eject a person from property under the District’s control if the person refuses to leave peaceably upon request and:

  1. The individual poses a substantial risk of harm to any person; or
  2. The individual continues to behave in a manner inappropriate for the school setting after having received a verbal or written warning to cease the inappropriate behavior.

A person ejected from or refused entry to District property under this provision may appeal this action by filing an appeal under FNG(LOCAL) or GF(LOCAL) and shall be permitted to address the Board in person within 90 days of the commencement of the appeal if the grievance is not resolved at a previous level. [See the links listed below.

Links to SISD’s FNG(LOCAL)–Student and Parent Complaints/Grievances and GF(LOCAL)–Public Complaints:
Campus Behavioral Coordinators:
  • Jerry Pyles - High School
  • Dawn Cornutt - Middle School
  • Betsy Stanaland - JP Cowen Achievement Center
  • David Hargrove - Intermediate School
  • Jimmy Bennett - East Ridge Elementary School
  • Peggy Elliott - Southeast Elementary School
  • Vickie Mayberry - Southeast Early Childhood
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Special Education:
 
For Transition and Employment Services through WCTSSA:

John Woodall
Transition and Employment Coordinator
207 Musgrove St., Sweetwater, TX 79556
325.235.8621, ext. 209
325.235.1380 FAX
john.woodall@sweetwaterisd.net

Mr. Woodall provides the following information and resources to students enrolled in special education:

1)    Effective transition planning and services, and
2)    Interagency coordination

Click on one of the files below to review the Texas Transition and Employment Guide:
Employment Guide
Guia de Transicion
Accessible Chair Lift Information:
Sweetwater High School has an accessible wheelchair lift available for persons who may need assistance going between the 1st and second floors of the High School Building. The lift is located at the northeast entrance to the main building of the High School campus. For anyone needing assistance, there is signage posted on both floors where the lift is located, as well as the mid-point of the stairway, which provides a number that can be called for assistance with the operation of the lift.   Contact Person - Rusty Goates at 325-514-9691
Homeless Support

For information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act or other questions regarding homeless assistance, please contact Mrs. Melinda McCarty at (325) 235-8601.

Sweetwater Area Resources:

Samaritan Hospitality House
Nonprofit organization only for family of prison inmates are welcomed to stay there while visiting. There are 43 rooms and 66 beds
Hours: Friday-Sunday
Westpoint Ave, Colorado City, TX 79512
325 728-2399

Community Mission of Colorado City
Provides assistance with food, clothing, furniture, and temporary lodging for transients and residents.
301 E 3rd St.
Colorado City, TX 79512
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm
Contact: Dorothy Smith
325-728-9045

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is here to help meet all of your basic needs. Whether you need a bag of groceries to get through the week, a hot meal, or assistance paying an outstanding bill, every county in Texas has either a Salvation Army Worship and Community Center, Service Center, or Service Unit representative ready to help. The programs they have consist of the Meals & Food Pantry, Rest Assistance, Utility Assistance, Back To Work Programs, Family Stores & Clothing, Transportation Assistance, and Seasonal Assistance.

Social Services Office: 
1726 Butternut Street
Abilene, Texas 79602
214-446-5534

Family Store
1709 Butternut St
Abilene, TX 79602
325-673-0223

Love and Care Ministries
Today the ministry provides over 350,000 meals annually, clothing, and financial assistance for emergency needs. 
233 Fannin Street
Abilene, Texas 79603
325-670-0246
325-670-0499

FaithWorks
Our mission is to help the underemployed, through personal, career, academic and spiritual development, acquire the confidence and skills for gainful employment.
1229 N Mockingbird
Abilene, Texas 79603
325-437-2272

First Baptist Church’s City Light Community Ministries
City Light Community Ministries works to minister to the disadvantaged in our community. Through our hot meal program that operates three days a week, personal assistance, and spiritual counseling. City Light strives to provide a safe place for those is need. Besides the benevolence work, City Light also has several programs designed to help with spiritual growth as well. Big A for grades 1-5, Rockin’ Moms provides help for single mothers and their children, and there is also a Sunday morning breakfast worship service.
1333 North 3rd,
Abilene, Texas 79601
325-673-5031

University Church of Christ: Christian Service Center
Each weekday the ministry serves the poor of Abilene by providing clothing, food, bedding, kitchen items, fans, heaters, furniture, emergency dental services and spiritual nurture and counsel. The Center’s major projects are:
  • Operation Blue Jeans- providing clothes, school supplies and children’s Bibles for low-income kids.
  • Seasonal comfort- offering heater and blankets in the winter and box fans in the summer.
  • Planting the seed- giving Bibles to adults
  • Feed the Hungry – includes University Church of Christ’s special annual contribution for the Center’s food pantry on the Sunday before Thanksgiving      Standing in the Gap- assisting people with emergency needs with gas vouchers, bus passes, prescriptions, or rent and utility help.
  • Stocking the Home- providing kitchen items to enhance self-sufficiency

733 E.N. 16th Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
325-673-6497

Abilene Housing Authority
The Housing Authority’s mission is to service the housing needs of low-income families in the Authority’s jurisdiction in order to enhance self-sufficiency and promote community quality of life and economic viability. 

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
534 Cypress Street, Suite #200
Abilene, Texas 79601
325-676-6385

Public Housing (LRPH)
4398 N. 7th Street
Abilene, Texas
325-676-6032

Christian Service Center of Abilene
This ministry is privileged to show the love of Jesus each weekday to those who come to us with a variety of needs. Whether it’s clothing, food, household items, school supplies, a Bible or spiritual counsel and prayer—we do all we can to let people know that God loves them and hasn’t forgotten them. 
901 Mesquite Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
325-673-7531

Baptist Social Ministries Food Pantry
Provides assistance with food and clothing
618 S. Pioneer Drive
Abilene, Texas 79605

Christian Ministries Food Pantry
Christian Ministries of Abilene offers food and other commodities once every two months to the citizens of Abilene. Clients are able to select their own food in a “grocery store” type setting.
701 Walnut
Abilene, Texas 79603
325-673-1234

Rolling Plains Management Corporation
The Rolling Plains Management Corporation offers the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program which emphasizes on meeting the immediate home energy needs of those with low income and high relative energy burdens, with a secondary emphasis on reducing the energy needs and cost to such households. The programs consist of two components

  • Household Crisis – provides utility assistance, service and repair of existing heating and cooling units or portable units in and energy related crisis.
  • Utility Assistance- provides energy payments to assist low-income household to reduce their home energy needs

Taylor, Shackleford, Stephens Office
807 North Judge Ely
Abilene, Texas 79601
    1-877-450-7616
    325-672-3969

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