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I know those of you on campuses across the state are looking forward to a respite. The years when the legislature is meeting to decide the future of Texas Public Schools are especially difficult. I wish you a Happy Easter season. We will be back on Tuesday, April 23rd. - js - email@example.com read more
Congratulations to the following New Supers
Brian Bobbitt, current Superintendent of Malta ISD, has been named New Super of New Boston.
Dr. Bryan Taulton, current High School Principal of Hardin ISD, has been named New Super of Goodrich ISD.
Chad Gee, current Superintendent of Yorktown ISD, has been named New Super of Kennedale ISD.
Elida Bera, current Deputy Superintendent of Judson ISD, has been named New Super of Kingsville ISD.
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|Lone Finalist||Blue Ridge ISD - Matt Kimball , Assistant Superintendent ,San Angelo ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Edgewood ISD - Kristin Prater , Director of Student Services ,Edgewood ISD ; Search by: Arrow Education Services IncINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Riesel ISD - Brandon Cope , High School Principal ,Riesel ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Whitney ISD - John McCullough , Director of Secondary Education and Career and Technical Education ,Paris ISD; Search By: Whitney ISD School Board adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Italy ISD - Dr. Michelle Schwind , Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning ,Desoto ISD; Search by: Italy ISD School Board of Trustees adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Hardin-Jefferson ISD - Brad McEachern , Superintendent ,Warren ISD ; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Hawley ISD - Cassidy McBrayer , Superintendent ,Whiteface ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Latexo ISD - Michael Woodard , Principal ,Latexo High School; Search by: Latexo ISD Board of Trustees adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Corrigan- Camden ISD - Richard Cooper , High School Principal ,Groesbeck ISD; Search by: DRV Executive Search Services adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Henderson ISD - Thurston Lamb , Chief of Schools,Duncanville ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Cleveland ISD - Chris Trotter , Chief Administrative Officer ,Tomball ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Alvin ISD - Carol Nelson , Associate Superintendent of Human Resources ,Alvin ISD ; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP AdINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Santa Gertrudis ISD - Dr. Veronica Alfaro , Interim Superintendent and Human Resources/Payroll Testing Coordinator/ Elementary School Principal ,Santa Gertrudis ISD ; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO|
|Lone Finalist||George West ISD - Dr. Jim Rosebrock , Chief Academic Officer ,Corpus Christi ISD ; Search by: George West School Board of Trustees adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Petersburg ISD - Dr. Brian Bibb , High School Principal ,Seymour ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO|
|New Super||New Boston ISD; Brian Bobbitt; Superintendent of Malta ISD; Search by: New Boston ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO|
|New Super||Goodrich ISD - Dr. Bryan Taulton , High School Principal ,Hardin ISD; Search by: Goodrich ISD School Board adINFO|
|New Super||Kennedale ISD - Chad Gee , Superintendent ,Yorktown ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Kingsville ISD - Elida Bera , Deputy Superintendent ,Judson ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Mabank ISD - Lee Joffre , Superintendent ,Italy ISD; Search by: Jim Dunlap - Click Here for Application InstructionsINFO|
|New Super||Hull-Daisetta ISD - Tim Bartram , Superintendent ,Aspermont ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Damon ISD - David Hayward , Principal ,Moulton ISD ; Search by: Education Solutions and Services adINFO|
|New Super||Carthage ISD - John Wink , Superintendent ,Blue Ridge ISD ; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO|
|New Super||Holland ISD - Shane Downing , Elementary Principal,Holland ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Point Isabel ISD - Theresa Alacron , Assistant Superintendent,Brownsville ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Santa Rosa ISD - Angela Gonzalez , Superintendent ,Ramirez CSD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Yorktown ISD - Katherine Kuenstler , Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction,Comfort ISD; Search by: Yorktown ISD Board of Trustees adINFO|
|New Super||Whitewright ISD - Brian Garner , Superintendent,Riesel ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Pettus ISD - Michael E. Homann , Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance ,Medina Valley ISD ; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO|
|New Super||Hermleigh ISD - Cassie Petty , Elementary Principal ,Post ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants adINFO|
|New Super||Stamford ISD - Will Brewer , Administrator ,Wylie ISD; Search by: Ronnie Kincaid adINFO|
|New Super||Spring Hill ISD - Wayne Guidry , Superintendent ,Hubbard ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Jim Ned CISD - Glen Teal , Superintendent ,Abernathy ISD; Search by: Ronnie Kincaid adINFO|
|New Super||Pleasant Grove ISD - Chad Pirtle , Assistant Superintendent ,Liberty Hill ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, IncINFO|
|New Super||Onalaska ISD - Anthony Roberts , Principal ,Onalaska ISD Junior-Senior High School ; Search by: Onalaska ISD Board of Trustees adINFO|
|New Super||Plains ISD - Robert McLain , Superintendent ,Channing ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO|
|New Super||Silsbee ISD - Gregg Weiss , Principal ,Hawkins ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Fairfield ISD - Dr. Jason Adams , Superintendent,North Lamar ISD; Search by: Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees INFO|
“We’ve learned a lot from him, so we just wanted to honor him,” Duncanville ISD Director of State and Federal Programs Mari Zamora said, shortly before Henderson trustees voted unanimously to hire Thurston Lamb to lead the Lions as superintendent. view article
Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Dr. Jason Adams, Superintendent of North Lamar ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Fairfield ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page.
Nursery ISD is searching for an outstanding, qualified administrator to lead the school district. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress.
Petersburg ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Dr. Brian Bibb, High School Principal of Seymour ISD, as Lone Finalist for Petersburg ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.
George West ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Dr. Jim Rosebrock, Chief Academic Officer of Corpus Christi ISD, as Lone Finalist for George West ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.
Oakwood ISD is searching for an outstanding, qualified administrator to lead the school district. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress.
LEON COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - Due to power outages caused by overnight storms, some Brazos Valley school districts have announced delays and cancellations for Thursday morning. Centerville ISD is closed all day Thursday due to the outages. Normangee ISD is delaying classes by two hours. Buffalo ISD is delaying classes by two hours. view article
With a Possible Update to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Former Council Members Recall Local Scandal - How a TOMA misunderstanding changed Austin politics
Sometime soon this session, the Legislature will send to Gov. Greg Abbott an update to the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) to reinstate provisions, struck down by the state's highest criminal court, governing "walking quorums" – serial private meetings of public officials that allow them to make decisions that should by law be done in public. Lawmakers will be proud of themselves for having done so, for "government transparency" is a sacred shibboleth among reporters and politicians alike – even (or especially) among those who routinely meet privately, make political and policy agreements privately, and reflexively count votes privately. "Hypocrisy," as La Rochefoucauld mused centuries ago, "is the tribute vice pays to virtue." view article
The Bloomington school superintendent has resigned, according to the school board. Barnett was placed on paid administrative leave during a specially called meeting April 2. Board and school district officials have not commented about why Barnett was placed on administrative leave, citing personnel issues. The resignation is effective July 2, 2019. Barnett is still on paid administrative leave, Ellsworth said. Elvis Whaley, a district administrator, is still the temporary acting superintendent. Ellsworth said the board will discuss whether to hire a superintendent search firm to find Barnett’s replacement at the next board meeting, which is scheduled Monday. view article
After two years as the Oakwood Independent School District Superintendent Donny Lee is resigning to take the same position with the Buna Independent School District, 35 miles north of Beaumont. Lee, who was hired by the Oakwood ISD in June of 2017, will start work in Buna June 1. His last day in Oakwood will be May 31. view article
Superintendents,- As you all know, one of our Region 7 districts received severe damage due to last weekend’s storms. Alto ISD is in need of several portable buildings while their facilities are under repair. If your district is able to help, please contact Kelly West, Alto ISD Superintendent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a very easy revenue template that compares FY19 Current Law Revenue to FY20 CSHB 3. It includes a tax collection calculator and a minimum salary schedule based on the basic allotment of CSHB 3. Adam Pierce from Equity Center is the contact person for questions; his email is email@example.com view article
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Episode II: The Best Laid Plans
This session teaches How to handle negotiations, communications, and pressure when dealing
with designers, contractors, and even the board; unique problems and features of the available
methods of delivery; and what your architect and construction manager should deliver during
the design phase.
To get the true benefit of your contract, you have to know what to expect from your contractor
and from your design professional. This advanced course provides you with a next-level
understanding of the generally recognized responsibilities of the design professional, the
construction team, and the owner. We take complicated industry norms and break them down
into simple requirements so you won’t get lost. The purpose is to wool-proof your eyes.
Who Should Attend
Superintendents, CFOs, Assistant Superintendents, District Construction Professionals, Board Members, Purchasing and Procurement Managers, Coordinators, Agents, Specialists, Directors, Contract Coordinators, Business Managers, Bond Professionals, Controllers, Auditors, Buyers, Finance Directors, Facilities Directors, Business Services and Operations Directors, Accounting Directors, and Accountants.
When and Where
4/23/19 | 9:30 am - 2:30 pm | Austin, TX
Register online at www.edlaw.com
Omar Garcia with BOK Financial Securities has a new release (Release 2 dated 04/15/2019) that is now available for download. This new release is only for the purpose of comparing 2019-20 current law to most of the 2019-20 school finance provisions in HB 3, with some corrections from Release 1 (see Notes tab). As always, please stay tuned for any new developments. - You should move data over to this release - js
Repost! After a key Republican holdout agreed to bring a priority bill to the floor, the upper chamber increased an election trigger on revenue increases from 2.5% to 3.5%. But now both chambers must reconcile how they want to tackle rising school district taxes. The Texas Senate broke a logjam Monday that had paralyzed a piece of priority legislation for weeks — blunting a controversial provision in a property tax reform package and then advancing the bill, without having to deploy a procedural “nuclear option" to move it. A vote on Senate Bill 2, a top imperative for state leaders, had been expected last week. But an apparent lack of support stalled the vote in the upper chamber, where the backing of 19 senators is generally required to bring a bill up for debate. After Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick threatened to blow past decades of tradition and bring the measure to a vote with a simple majority, state Sen. Kel Seliger, a vocal dissenter, relented Monday, allowing the bill onto the floor. He did not support its passage. view article
This Spring, several districts across the country have received letters from the OCR concerning their Civil Rights Data Collection (“CRDC”). The CRDC is a data collection conducted every other year, and per Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ January 2019 announcement is part of “a new initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion in order to protect children with disabilities.” A critical component to the initiative requires data quality reviews of 2015-2016 data submissions regarding instances of restraint or seclusion.
Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming May 2019 election cycle.
- Statewide Birth-Five Needs Assessment Survey (3-25-2018)
- 2019–2020 Testing Calendar 2/1
- State Board of Education UpdateState Board of Education hosts free conference Jan. 30 1/15
- 2017-2018 Federal Report Cards are now available 1/10
- TEA releases 2017-2018 Texas Academic Performance Report
- 2019–2020 and 2020–2021 Testing Calendars 12/13
- TEA releases final 2018 academic accountability ratings 12/13
- Applications Open for Joining the System of Great Schools Network 12/7
Action Alert: Please Contact Your House Member on HB 281 HB 281 by Rep. Mayes Middleton is in the House Calendar Committee, and we expect it to be set for floor debate very soon. This bill would have a negative impact on how administrators and TASA employees could represent you at the Texas Capitol. HB 281 would prohibit public money from being spent on lobbyists or associations that have lobbyists. This would result in the elimination of governmental relations for TASA and other similar organizations. Some legislators do not think you should have representation at the Capitol. The bill currently has 53 joint and co-authors. See which House members have signed onto the bill. These individuals need to hear your opposition! Talking points on the impact of HB 281:
Retired Texas educators dedicated their lives to educating our children. Now many are facing a financial crisis, since most have not seen any cost-of-living increase to their monthly pension in more than a decade, while their health care premiums are eating away at what little money they do get. The Texas Legislature has made clear this session that it wants to address this crisis by strengthening the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), the 17th-largest pension system in the world. A bill in the Texas House by Rep. Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood, is a thoughtful approach that sends an important message to Texas educators — our work matters. view article
Two Texas lawmakers are working to pass a state law that would eliminate standardized test passing requirements to pass students to the next grade. House Bill 1480 (HB 1480), co-authored by Representative Ray Lopez (D-San Antonio) and Rep. Van Deaver (R-Bowie County), would remove requirements for students to pass standardized tests like the STAAR for grade promotion. Social studies and United States history assessments would be eliminated entirely if the bill passes, accelerated learning communities would replace grade placement committees and some state agency responsibilities would be rejiggered instead of standardized testing. view article
On the heels of a close November election, Senator Ted Cruz returns to Texas after filing an education reform bill. The Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act would allow new federal tax credits for businesses and people to donate to scholarships to send kids to a variety of different schools. view article
When bad weather threatens, Killeen ISD has some major decisions to make to keep kids safe, and it all happens in the situation room, where the director of school safety, the transportation director, and the deputy superintendent work on emergency operations planning in case bad weather takes a turn for the worse. “We were monitoring yesterday and last night,” Director of School Safety John Dye said Wednesday. “What is the status? What's going to be happening?” view article
Some local students interested in a career in nursing will have an opportunity to earn an associate's degree while in high school. The proposed program in the works at Fox Tech High School and would be the second within the San Antonio Independent School District. view article
For high school students who are looking to get a jump on their college education, the San Jacinto College Dual Credit program may be a good fit for them. It allows students to enroll and take college courses while they're still in high school. Channelview High School senior Diojni Valle is getting ready to graduate with a high school diploma. She'll also receive an associate's degree from San Jac as well. She did it by doubling up classes during her junior and senior years of high school. view article
The best student robotics teams from across the world will compete for the championship in Houston. The Space City is hosting the 28th annual FIRST Championship from Wednesday, April 17th through Saturday, April 20th. The main competitions will happen inside the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. Other activities will be held across the street from the GRB at Discovery Green and the final round and awards ceremony at Minute Maid Park. view article
Maintaining enough school bus drivers is an issue schools not just in Texoma but across the nation face regularly. Even when schools are properly staffed, having enough drivers for extracurricular activities can be a challenge and having those drivers maintain their certification has become difficult. While school district officials needing bus drivers is a common issue, it's not one folk with WFISD are having to deal with right now. view article
A Central Texas baseball team is helping storm survivors. The Thorndale High School Baseball team took the day off to volunteer in Robertson County Wednesday. view article
Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley hosted its 7th annual HYPE – Career Expo on Wednesday in Bryan. The event was held at the Brazos County Expo Center. view article
On May 4, 2019, Texas’ third largest school district will ask voters to approve the largest school bond debt package in state history. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, located northwest of Houston, reports a student enrollment of 116,249for 2018-19. The district has grown significantly over the past few decades, although growth has slowed recently, with an increase of about 3,000 since the district’s last bond election in 2014. CFISD officials predict the district will grow by another 3,000 to 4,000 students by 2025. view article
Educator Shannon Allen, a Beaumont native who came up through the ranks of its public schools, on Wednesday was announced as the new superintendent of Beaumont ISD. Allen will be the first woman to hold the position when she takes over July 1. She will replace John Frossard, who retired. view article