The Uniform Election will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Last day to register to vote is October 10. Early voting begins October 23 and ends November 3. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Jason Jones, current Superintendent of Oglesby ISD, has been named New Super of McMullen County ISD.

Marshall Harrison, current Superintendent of Blooming Grove ISD, has been named New Super of Sunray ISD .

Alan Umholtz, current Superintendent of ​Henrietta-Midway ISD, has been named New Super of Tahoka ISD.

Brandon Peavy, former Superintendent of Hardin ISD, has been named New Super of Bridgeport ISD.

 

32 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Lexington ISD; Search By: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Industrial ISD; Search by Industrial ISD Board InfoINFO
Vacant Keller ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Gordon ISD; Search By Leasor Crass P.C. info INFO
Vacant Hedley CISD; Search By: Region 16 Education Service Center infoINFO
Vacant Waelder ISD; Search By Waelder ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Nocona ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Venus ISD ; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Hays CISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Bushland ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Rocksprings ISD; Search By: Rocksprings ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Midway ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Vacant Hutto ISD ; Search By: ​JG Consulting infoINFO
Vacant Crane ISD; Search By: Crane ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Comfort ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant City View ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Teague ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Cedar Hill ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Port Neches-Groves ISD; Search By: Port Neches-Groves ISD and Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jimmy Creel InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Snyder ISD; Dr. Eddie Bland, Former Bridgeport Superintendent; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Hubbard ISD (Hill County); Dr. Wayne Guidry, Executive Director of Operations of West Orange-Cove CISD; Search by the Hubbard ISD Board of Trustees and Interim Super Kerry Hansen Info INFO
Lone Finalist Johnson City ISD - Richard Kolek, Deputy Superintendent,​Taylor ISD ; Search By EDSAS and Don Rogers and Lance Johnson infoINFO
Lone Finalist Gladewater ISD - Sedric Clark , High School Principal ,Mansfield High School, LA; Search by: Gladewater Board of Trustees infoINFO
Lone Finalist Stockdale ISD - Daniel Fuller, ​Superintendent,Waelder ISD; Stockdale ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Lone Finalist Hamlin ISD - Dr. Randy Burks , interim superintendent ,Hamlin ISD; Search By Region 14 ESC & Ronnie Kincaid infoINFO
Lone Finalist Paducah ISD - Gary Waitman , High School Principal,​Petrolia ISD; Search By: Paducah ISD ​Board of Trustees infoINFO
Lone Finalist Shepherd ISD - Rick Hartley , Assistant Superintendent,Waco ISD; Search By Shepherd ISD Board of Trustees and DRV Executive Search Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Linden-Kildare CISD - Keri Winters, High School Principal,Linden-Kildare CISD; Search By Linden-Kildare CISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist La Feria ISD; Cathy Lee Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum at Judson ISD; search by Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Nacogdoches ISD; Sandra Dowdy, Interim Superintendent of Nacogdoches ISD; Search by Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super McMullen County ISD - Jason Jones, Superintendent,Oglesby ISD; Search By: McMullen County ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
New Super Sunray ISD - Marshall Harrison, Superintendent,Blooming Grove ISD; Search By Sunray ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
New Super Tahoka ISD - Alan Umholtz, Superintendent,Henrietta-Midway ISD; Search by: Tahoka ISD School Board and Region 17 Education Service Center infoINFO
New Super Bridgeport ISD  - Brandon Peavy, Superintendent,Hardin ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info.INFO
New Super Junction ISD - Mr. Mike Carter , Superintendent,May ISD; Search By ESC Region 15 infoINFO
New Super Decatur ISD - Judi Whitis, Superintendent,Valley Mills ISD; Search by Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Lovelady ISD - Wendy Tullos , Asst. Superintendent,​Crockett ISD; Search By Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Laredo ISD - Dr. Sylvia G. Rios, Chief Academic Officer,Laredo ISD; Search By:​ Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Seguin ISD - Dr. Matthew Gutierrez, Assistant Superintendent,Plano ISD; Search by Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Brackett ISD  - Guillermo Mancha, special education compliance specialist/ ​campus administrative support ,Southside ISD​; Search By Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Adrian ISD - Steve Reynolds , High School Principal,Meadow ISD; Search By Adrian ISD Board of Trustees and Cox Educational Consulting infoINFO
New Super Culberson County- Allamoore ISD - Ken Baugh, ​Superintendent,Throckmorton ISD; TASB Executive Seach Services infoINFO
New Super Sanger ISD; Search By: ​Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super San Benito CISD; Search By: JG Consulting - James GuerraINFO

LPE - DPE Side-by-Side Template

September 2208:40 AM
 

Woody has posted the 2017-18 (LPE-DPE Side-by-Side Template (r4, wb5) . This is an "enhancement" of Omar's r4 template. I have downloaded 2016-17 PEIMS ADA/FTE's for comparison with "current" ADA/FTE's; and 2016 Certified values for calculating "Local Fund Assignment" for Tiers 1 and 11 State Aid. Import the latest Summary of Finance report from TEA's web page, and enter your "most accurate" projection of M&O tax collections.  Be sure to re-enter your previous and current six weeks attendance data since numbers often change with corrections. Remember!!  This template is an "as is projection" of your state and local revenue based on your current data.    view article  arw

Victoria:  Education commisioner, US senator visit VISD

September 2205:26 AM
 

Aloe Elementary School third-grader Maxim Alexander received a high-five from 1,179 miles away.  "I hope that you are feeling better and that you are safe," Maxim, 8, read from the handwritten card from Lafayette, Ind. "I hope that you like the treats and hug I have sent you."  Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath brought goody bags for several students during a visit Thursday to the Victoria school district.  In addition to the bags, district officials hope to receive additional aid for schools that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. view article  arw

The Template for Estimating State Aid

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A Message from the BOK Financial Securities- Omar Garcia view article  arw

Preventive Law: Act Now to be Heard on Proposed Changes to School District Document Retention Schedule

September 1308:31 AM
 

All school district staff should be aware that records they create and maintain are subject to records retention requirements. The district’s responsibilities are based on schedules developed by the Texas State Library Archives Commission (“TSLAC”), which are published in Title 13 of the Texas Administrative Code. These schedules are also referenced in board policies at CPC (LEGAL).

2017 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

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Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

November 2017 Bond Elections

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This is a list of all known bond elections for the November 2017 election date. If you have information that we do not have included in our chart please email webmaster@texasisd.com

Ingleside ISD students return to the classroom

September 2208:41 AM
 

INGLESIDE (KIII 3 NEWS) - For the first time since May and after Hurricane Harvey, Ingleside students were back in the classroom on Thursday, including 5th and 6th graders at Blaschke Sheldon Elementary School.  "I wanted to go to school and see my friends and learn," 6th grader, Jorge Hernandez said.   "I was nervous and excited at the same time," 6th grader, Brandon Hernandez said.  "They want to be back in school," Principle Dr. Jill Blankenship said. "They want normalcy and they finally got that today after a month well at least a little 8 hour window."  The district suffered $8 million in damages between all campuses. view article  arw

Lead Found in Drinking Water of Nearly 800 Texas Schools, Watchdog Claims

September 2208:40 AM
 

A new study conducted by an environmental watchdog found that nearly 800, or 71 percent, of Texas public and charter schools tested contained some degree of lead in drinking water. This report was prompted by last year’s lead contamination crisis which erupted in the public drinking water supply of Flint, Michigan. view article  arw

State senator holds closed door meeting with TEA officials to discuss concerns at Edgewood ISD

September 2208:39 AM
 

Two weeks ago, the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency removed a state-appointed member of the Edgewood Independent School District board of managers with no explanation. The board member, Amanda Gonzalez, was handpicked by TEA to serve on the board as the state attempts to overhaul the troubled district. view article  arw

High-level powwow finds no evidence of criminal activity in Edgewood

September 2208:38 AM
 

State Sen. José Menéndez said a meeting he asked for with state education officials and members of the state-appointed board overseeing Edgewood Independent School District turned up no evidence Thursday to back up claims of criminal activity in the district.  In response to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath’s removal of a board member who said her outspoken independence likely led to her ouster, the senator had raised questions in a Sept. 15 letter to Morath about “criminal activity allegations.” view article  arw

Bullard ISD issues statement on bullying, shuts down Facebook page

September 2208:37 AM
 

September 20, 2017 Bullard ISD takes all reports of bullying seriously. Official policy regarding to bullying at Bullard ISD can be found online in the Handbook and Code of Conduct.  David’s Law was implemented on September 1, 2017, providing the opportunity for anonymous reporting of bullying incidents. This reporting function is available on all Bullard ISD and campus websites. All reported incidents are submitted directly to campus administration and counselors and an investigation begins immediately. Administrators will conduct the investigation within an established timeline and actions will be taken accordingly dependent upon the findings. view article  arw

Commentary: Let’s debunk falsehoods about school choice and special ed

September 2208:37 AM
 

More bunk - js - As kids begin a new school year, it’s deeply unfortunate that some of the most disadvantaged students in Texas still lack access to a quality education. When the special session for the Texas Legislature abruptly ended, the move killed two bills that would have created a tax-credit scholarship program for students with special needs. This common-sense reform received bipartisan support and the backing of Gov. Greg Abbott.  Unfortunately, students and their families were no match for misinformation campaign waged by opponents of school choice and House leadership, which actively thwarted those bills. view article  arw

Report: Valley schools among highest performing in the state

September 2208:36 AM
 

Region One Education Service Center recently announced that its schools are among the highest performing in the state. At the group’s annual public hearing – in which the Texas Education Agency’s state accountability report is presented – Dr. Eduardo Cancino, deputy director for instructional support services, went over all the areas in which Region One campuses excelled. view article  arw

Karnack ISD adopts a flat tax rate and balanced budget

September 2208:36 AM
 

Karnack ISD trustees recently adopted a balanced budget and a flat tax rate for the district's 2017-18 school year, Karnack ISD Business Manager James Gholson said on Tuesday. The district, which was affected this year by the state's reduction in ASATR (Additional State Aid for Tax Relief), managed to still find a way to adopt about a $3.1 million balanced budget. view article  arw

Round Rock ISD decides to temporarily end class rank system at Westwood High School, top ten percent remains intact

September 2208:35 AM
 

The Round Rock ISD board continued discussing the future of class rank within the district at its Thursday night meeting. Becky Donald, the area superintendent for the Westwood Learning Community, previously lead a discussion on the topic at the board’s Sept. 7 meeting. The committee studying the topic recommended that effective Oct. 1, 2017, Westwood High School students’ class rank shall not be automatically reported except for the top ten percent. Class rank will not appear on any student’s transcript, except for those in the top ten percent of their graduating class. This pilot program would end following the 2017-18 school year, with an opportunity for review for future changes. view article  arw

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Legal Issues for School Secretaries

Sept-Oct 2017

Arm your school’s first line of defense, your school secretary, with important and helpful information they can use every day. Provide practical methods for handling issues with legal implications a school’s front office frequently confronts. 


As 2017 was a legislative year, this full-day seminar delves into the most pertinent legislation from the 85th Legislative Session critical to a school secretary’s duties. 

 

Registration Fee

$185 per person

 

When and Where

Huntsville  |  Region 6 ESC  |  Sept 20, 2017
Lubbock  |  Science Spectrum  |  Sept 21, 2017
Kilgore  |  Region 7 ESC  |  Sept 27, 2017
Midland  |  Region 18 ESC  |  Sept 28, 2017
Austin  |  Region 13 ESC  |  Oct 4, 2017
Houston  |  Cy-Fair ISD  |  Oct 12, 2017
Fort Worth  |  Region 11 ESC  |  Oct 13, 2017
Dallas  |  Plano, TX  |  Oct 17, 2017
Waco  |  Region 12 ESC  |  Oct 17, 2017
Abilene  |  Region 14 ESC  |  Oct 24, 2017
McAllen  |  Convention Center  |  Oct 25, 2017
 

For more information and to register online, click here.

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Investigation vindicates Frankston superintendent

September 2208:34 AM
 

Frankston Superintendent John Allen, who was accused of harassing a teacher, was vindicated earlier this month by the law firm of Abernathy Roeder Boyd Hullett, which the school board hired to investigate the allegations.  The investigation followed a meeting in late July of the Frankston Independent School District's Board of Trustees, attended by up to 200 parents, residents, and school employees. Many people called for Allen's resignation but others defended him for bringing needed change to the district.  Following the meeting, board members hired a law firm to examine the accusations. “We needed to show that we are transparent in anything we do,” Allen said.  One allegation accused Allen of harassing teacher Carla Harrington. The allegation had no merit, the report concluded. view article  arw

Austin ISD is banking on bond to boost enrollment, turn around schools

September 2208:31 AM
 

Natural lighting, movable furniture, state-of-the art technology, and open and collaborative learning spaces. That kind of learning environment is what Austin district leaders envision for their campuses of the future. The average Austin school building is 40 years old. Many of the classroom spaces still resemble industrial-era classrooms with their front-facing rows, a single wood door to enter and no windows. view article  arw

West Texas students told “It’s the law” to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance

September 2208:31 AM
 

The Pledge of Allegiance has become a topic of date at Midland High School in West Texas after students were reportedly told they have to stand for it by law.  "It's the law! Stay standing during the pledge and silent during the moment of silence," a slide in a slideshow said, reports news station CBS 7.  view article  arw

Storm damage leads to new idea for Pasadena ISD’s Thompson Intermediate

September 2208:30 AM
 

Hurricane Harvey changed things regarding Pasadena ISD's perspective on what to include in a bond package scheduled for the November ballot. A post-Harvey idea for a bond project involves relocating and enlarging Thompson Intermediate School, a campus devastated by the storm, to a 26-acre site in the South Belt area. Talking Sept. 21 to a committee studying which projects to include in the bond election, Associate Superintendent Alyta Harrell discussed how plans had been delayed from a 2014 bond proposal to build a new intermediate school near the River Ranch subdivision. view article  arw

Texas Endowment Hits Brakes on Private Equity as Values Rise

September 2208:30 AM
 

The largest public university endowment in the U.S. is pausing an aggressive expansion of investments in private equity as valuations have surged.  The University of Texas Investment Management Co. is assessing its allocation to buyout and other private equity funds after the asset class increased to 40 percent of the $29 billion endowment, Chief Executive Officer Britt Harris said in a phone interview. The nonprofit oversees assets for the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. view article  arw

Nocona ISD narrows list of superintendent candidates

September 2208:29 AM
 

The Nocona Independent School District Board of Trustees has narrowed a pool of 49 superintendent applicants to three called back for a second interview. The board met Monday and plans to name a finalist next week said Superintendent Dr. Vicki Gearheart, who retires after 12 years as NISD superintendent and 36 years in education. NISD had 49 applicants, which the Region 9 Education Service Center reported was the largest pool of applicants for a superintendent position. Half of those had experience as a superintendent said Gearheart as the board narrowed that pool down to 10. view article  arw

Two years ago: Bullard ISD student commits suicide, family calls for change

September 2208:25 AM
 

Luciano Tessaro was only 13 years old when he critically injured himself in a suicide attempt. His family was completely blindsided. They rushed him to the hospital but ultimately had to remove their son from life support Feb. 26, 2015. Michael Tessaro, Luciano’s father, heard about two ETX teens who recently committed suicide less than two weeks apart. One of the boys was from the same school district. He wanted to join the chorus of voices calling for a difference to be made in the hope it does not happen to another family. view article  arw

Bullard ISD shuts down Facebook site after page becomes unmanageable following student’s death

September 2208:25 AM
 

The Bullard Independent School District has shut down its Facebook page after it became unmanageable following a student's death. Monica Jo Bigham said she lost her 14-year-old son Dalton, a Bullard ISD student, to suicide after ongoing bullying at school. view article  arw

Kerrville ISD educator arrested, accused of having improper relationship with student

September 2208:25 AM
 

A Kerrville ISD educator has been arrested and charged with one count of Improper Relationship with a Student. Kerrville Police say Sara D'Spain was arrested around 1:40 p.m. Thursday. Her bond has been set at $35,000. view article  arw

Central High closed due to “saturated” floors and walls

September 2208:25 AM
 

Classes are cancelled at Central Medical Magnet High School Friday due to "air quality concerns" caused by leaks in the building. "Recently, water intrusions from the rains this week have again saturated the walls and floors and created air quality concerns," BISD said Thursday.  The campus was one of two that required "extensive cleaning" after Harvey, BISD previously said, along with Ozen High School. BISD hasn't said how much water entered the building, but said it did have water inside. view article  arw

Aledo ISD schedules presentations for $72.9 million bond

September 2208:25 AM
 

In preparation for the upcoming $72.9 million bond election in November, the Aledo Independent School District announced a number of informational bond presentations in the coming months. During a Monday school board meeting, Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty said the presentations were not intended to persuade voters one way or another, but had been scheduled with the intent of keeping the community informed.  view article  arw

Wichita Falls ISD adjusts to new lice law

September 2208:25 AM
 

Every year head lice spread throughout schools causing problems for parents, students, and teachers. But the state is doing something about it. A new law that went into effect this year requires schools to notify the parents of the entire grade or homeroom of each student that has head lice. view article  arw

Refugio shifts attention from hurricane to Edna

September 2208:25 AM
 

Refugio coach Jason Herring has years of experience in how to prepare his team for a game. But dealing with a hurricane is another matter. "There's no manual for how to survive a hurricane," Herring said. "There's no manual for how to survive after the hurricane and that's literally what it is." view article  arw

4 highlights from Eanes ISD’s state of the district address

September 2208:25 AM
 

Throughout the months of September and October, Eanes ISD Superintendent Tom Leonard will be presenting his annual state of the district address at district schools.On Tuesday morning, Leonard presented at Eanes Elementary School for the first of 11 scheduled discussions, highlighting district priorities, current enrollment and district achievements over the past 12 months. view article  arw

Bastrop school district adopts tax rate; $250 bump to average tax bill

September 2208:25 AM
 

The Bastrop school district Tuesday night adopted its tax rate for 2017-18, and while the figure is the same as last year, many homeowners will be paying more taxes this year due to rising property valuations. The maintenance and operations tax was set at $1.04 per $100 valuation, which is the highest the district can tax without holding an election and seeking voter approval for an increase. view article  arw

Gainesville ISD continues planning for new ag facility

September 2208:25 AM
 

Gainesville Independent School District Superintendent Jeff Brasher said he hopes to meet with the board of trustees next week to discuss the latest preliminary plans to construct an ag barn at Gainesville High School. Members of the project’s user group met Tuesday and went over renderings from Sanger-based EIKON Consulting Group, LLC, according to Brasher. view article  arw

Updates on Lincoln Elementary School, Lake Creek High School: 4 takeaways from the Montgomery ISD board meeting Sept. 19

September 2208:25 AM
 

The Montgomery ISD board of trustees met Tuesday evening to consider and take action on various agenda items, including an expanded scope of construction on Lincoln Elementary School and a waiver approving the schedule for testing days. Here are some takeaways from the MISD meeting Sept. 19: view article  arw

Plainview ISD trustees OK technology upgrades, goals

September 2208:25 AM
 

In an abbreviated meeting Thursday, Plainview ISD trustees approved campus goals, the purchase of technology equipment and recognized local media. The regular open session at the trustees’ regular monthly meeting lasted about a half-hour before they moved into executive session to discuss personnel. No action was taken following the closed session. view article  arw

Texas Autism Academy now teaching Applied Behavior Analysis-infused curriculum

September 2208:25 AM
 

Founded by ASD Hope, Inc., a nonprofit organization comprised of local educators, TAA is a private school, which integrates applied behavior analysis principles throughout its curriculum, tailored for students on all levels of the autism spectrum. Each student has individualized educational and behavioral plans designed by a board-certified behavior analyst, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 7:2. view article  arw