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See you at Midwinter- Josh and I will be guests in the booth of Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott‚ LLP (booth # 1002) - Stop by and say hello. We will also be attending the Equity Center meeting on Sunday at the convention center. - js - firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the following New Supers
Nancy Sandlin has been named New Super of Danbury ISD.
Dr. Georgeanne Warnock has been named New Super of Terrell ISD.
Dr. Ray DeSpain has been named New Super of Irion ISD .
Jose Lopez has been named New Super of Kermit ISD.
Tamara Vardy has been named New Super of Boyd ISD.
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|Lone Finalist||Chireno ISD - Michael Skinner, Secondary Principal,Bartlett ISD; Search by: Largent Consulting LLC adINFO|
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|Lone Finalist||Pewitt CISD - Melissa Reid, Principal,New Boston ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Clarendon ISD - Jarod Bellar, Superintendent ,Baird ISD; Search by: Clarendon ISD Board of Trustees adINFO|
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|Lone Finalist||Orangefield ISD - Dr. Shaun McAlpin, Asst Supt./CFO,Orangefield ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Dr. Ann DixonINFO|
|Lone Finalist||Waskom ISD - Rae Ann Patty, Assistant Superintendent,Waskom ISD; Search by: Waskom ISD Board of TrusteesINFO|
|New Super||Whiteface CISD - Nate Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent,Plains ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO|
|New Super||Lovejoy ISD - Dr. Michael Goddard, Superintendent,Red Oak ISD; Search by: JG Consulting INFO|
|New Super||Monte Alto ISD - Dr. Rosalinda Cobarrubias; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO|
|New Super||Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD - Dr. Jorge Luis Arredondo, Area Superintendent,Houston ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO|
|New Super||Red Oak ISD - Brenda Sanford, Director of Curriculum, Accountability, and Assessment,Canton ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO|
|New Super||Decatur ISD - Dr. Joseph Coburn, Chief Schools Officer,Lewisville ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. and Education Consultant Brett SpringstonINFO|
|New Super||Irion County ISD - Ray DeSpain, Superintendent,Elkhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Dripping Springs ISD - Todd Washburn, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment,Eanes ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
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|New Super||Canton ISD - Dr. Brian Nichols , Superintendent ,New Summersfield ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO|
|New Super||Schulenburg ISD - Duane Limbaugh, Superintendent,Brady ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO|
|New Super||Boles ISD - Ms. Mikayle Goss, Director,Hunt County Co-op; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO|
|New Super||Douglass ISD - Justin Keeling , High School Principal,Woden ISD ; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO|
|New Super||Peaster ISD - Lance Johnson, Superintendent,Randolph Field ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO|
|New Super||Boyd ISD - Dr. Tamara Vardy, Director of Campus Support,Mansfield ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO|
|New Super||Terrell ISD - Dr. Georgeanne Warnock, Associate Superintendent of Educational Services,Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD; Search by: Terrell ISD Board of Trustees adINFO|
|New Super||Mineola ISD - Cody Mize, Superintendent,Winona ISD; Search by: Mineola ISD Board of Trustees adINFO|
|New Super||Harlandale ISD - Gerardo Soto,Harlandale ISD; Search by: Sanchez & Wilson, PLLC adINFO|
|New Super||Devine ISD - Dr. Todd Grandjean , Superintendent ,Moulton ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO|
|New Super||Seminole ISD - Kyle Lynch, Superintendent,Canadian ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO|
|New Super||Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD - Dr. Clark Ealy, Superintendent,College Station ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
|New Super||Crystal City ISD - Edward Churchill, Director of Student Services ,Mercedes ISD ; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO|
|New Super||Channing ISD - Michael Stevens, Principal of 7-12 Grade,Electra ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC adINFO|
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|New Super||Waco ISD - Susan Kincannon, Superintendent,Belton ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO|
LINDEN, Texas — Linden-Kildare Independent School District has canceled classes for Thursday and Friday due to excessive illnesses. The district says they will use those days to sanitize their buildings. Junior high and high school basketball games will still be played, however there will be no Little Dribblers practice. view article
BLOMING GROVE ISD HIRES ARROW EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO CONDUCT SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH, NAMES DR. DOUGLAS MOORE INTERIM
The board of trustees of the Blooming Grove Independent School District has contracted with Arrow Educational Services, Inc. to assist them in their search for a new superintendent. Arrow president Dr. Russell Marshall will lead the search. Applications will be available on arrowsearchinc.com. Updates will be available on TexasISD.com as the search progresses.
The board of trustees of the Frankston Independent School District has contracted with Arrow Educational Services, Inc. to assist them in their search for a new superintendent. Arrow president/ CEO Dr. Russell Marshall and lead consultant Jim Dunlap will conduct the search. Updates will be available on arrowsearchinc.com and TexasISD.com as the search progresses. view article
In the last year, the Texas Legislature and court system made several important changes to how school districts must manage their school resource officers. Furthermore, these changes also impact and limit the way school resource officers may engage with students with disabilities.
Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming November 2019 election cycle.
Santa Anna ISD search for new superintendnet is being conducted by Region 15 ESC and the SAISD Board of Trustees. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress.
Robin Bullock has been named the Allen ISD superintendent of schools. The Board voted unanimously to officially hire Bullock as Allen ISD’s leader on January 22 following the state-required waiting period. She was named as the lone finalist for the position in December and was previously named acting superintendent in October.
SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — Changes at the top of government organizations is nothing new, and the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) is in that position as they search for a new superintendent. An agreement was reached between SISD and former superintendent Dr. George McFarland as the board accepted McFarland’s voluntary resignation after two years on the job. view article
The Orangefield ISD School Board has selected an internal candidate as the lone finalist to replace former superintendent Stephen Patterson, who resigned last fall amid a harassment investigation. The unanimous vote for Shaun McAlpin, currently the assistant superintendent for finance, for the top job took place after discussion during closed session at the monthly board meeting. view article
ORANGEFIELD, Texas — The Orangefield school district got a permanent superintendent Monday night. The board of the Orangefield Independent School District named Shaun McAlpin as the new superintendent at their meeting Monday evening. The board met in closed session to discuss the applicants for the job and then reconvened in open session to make the announcement. view article
The Lampasas Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 6-0 on Monday to extend Superintendent Dr. Chane Rascoe’s contract and to provide a 3% pay raise effective July 1, 2020. view article
Dallas ISD schools still hang in limbo three months after being severely damaged from the tornado that ripped through Northwest Dallas in October. District trustees on Thursday night will make a major decision on the fate of those campuses. This comes after months of discussion and input from the community. The schools that were damaged are Cary Middle School, Thomas Jefferson High School and Walnut Hill Elementary. view article
Harris County DA Kim Ogg said the 16-year-old suspect finally led police to the gun believed to have been used to inadvertently kill a fellow JROTC cadet. New details emerged Wednesday about the Bellaire High School shooting suspect during a community meeting in a neighborhood within sight of the school. "It was a direct result of the young man’s cooperation,” said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg. Ogg said the 16-year-old suspect finally led police to the gun believed to have been used to inadvertently kill fellow JROTC cadet Cesar Cortes last week. view article
The Board of Trustees of Cleveland ISD unanimously approved a one-year extension to the contract of Superintendent Chris Trotter at the Jan. 21 meeting, extending Trotter’s contract through June 30, 2025. “Mr. Trotter has clearly exceeded expectations by safeguarding students during flooding, proactively planning for hyper-growth for personnel and facilities planning, proactively training and developing staff, ultimately passing the bond with no tax rate increase,” said Board President Chris Wood in an emailed statement. view article
Bulletin BoardSubmit Event »
Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C.
January - February 2019
Don’t miss out on this information-packed session about legal aspects of cheerleading and drill teams! This year there will be increased focus on social media policies.
Participants will be provided practical advice for handling situations often encountered by administrators and coaches.
Topics We'll Cover
- Social Media and Cyberbullying
- Rights Associated with Extracurricular Activities
- UIL and Coaching Requirements
- Options for Selecting Team Members
- District and Staff Liability & Immunity
- Transportation and Other Travel Issues
- Access to Education Records, Score Cards
- Title IX Gender Issues, LGBT
- Relevant Federal and State Court Cases
- Extracurricular Codes of Conduct
- Discipline and Removal from Team
- Cheerleader Constitutions
- Student and Parent Complaints
Who Should Attend
Campus Administrators, Directors of Student Services, Directors of Fine Arts, Athletic Directors, Cheer Coaches, Drill Team/Dance Teachers
$200 per person
For a list of dates and locations, please visit www.edlaw.com.
A black teenager in Texas said he had been suspended and told he can't walk in his high school graduation ceremony unless he cuts his dreadlocks to meet the school district's dress code. DeAndre Arnold, a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, about 30 miles east of Houston, told NBC affiliate KPRC of Houston that his hair had been in compliance with school rules until recently, when he faced in-school suspension after he refused to cut it. view article
MONT BELVIEU, Texas — A Mont Belvieu-area high school student said he will not cut his hair after the school board passed an amendment to its dress code last month requiring boys to have short hair. Barbers Hill High School senior DeAndre Arnold said the rule is sexist and a violation of his civil rights. “Whenever you go through something in life that you feel like you’re being mistreated or anything like that, you have to stand against it,” Arnold said. “You can’t just let people walk all over you like that. You have to be willing to take a stand and that’s what I’m willing to do.” view article
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A third person, a juvenile girl, has been charged in the 2018 shooting death of a Lamar High School student. On Nov. 13, 2018, Delindsey Dwayne Mack, 18, was shot multiple times as he walked on Bammel Lane during Lamar's first lunch period around 12:15 p.m. The 15-year-old girl Mack was with at the time was grazed by a bullet. Police believe Mack was targeted. view article
TOMBALL, Texas (AP) — A Texas teacher who authorities say brought a handgun to school and made threatening comments about colleagues has been arrested. Mark Davis, a history and geography teacher at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, located northwest of Houston, was arrested Wednesday. Tomball police say he's charged with possessing a weapon in a prohibited place and threatening to exhibit or use a firearm at a school. view article
A former San Antonio ISD high school teacher was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault of a child charges after a former student told police they had allegedly been in an eight-month relationship.The victim told police she was 16 years old when she began a sexual relationship with her teacher and coach, 44-year-old Jose Eduardo Hernandez, an arrest affidavit said. Hernandez was a teacher at Lanier High School for two years and left the district at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, San Antonio ISD said in a statement Thursday. view article
VAN, Texas (KETK) – Van ISD has a new, good girl named Maggie Mae joining its staff, the school district announced on Wednesday. Van added a therapy dog who is certified through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. The school added her because “studies have proven that even a short amount of time with a dog can decrease levels of anxiety and increase emotional security.” view article
The education landscape and the number of opportunities afforded to students continues to broaden in Keller ISD, in large part due to the district’s investment in career and technical programs. The Keller ISD Career & Technical Education Department supports more than 10,500 CTE students across four high school campuses and the Keller Center for Advanced Learning. CTE students have access to 30 programs, ranging from business, engineering and cybersecurity to fashion design, animation and health sciences. “CTE is growing,” CTE Advisory Board President Felix Mira said. “It used to look like a shop class down the hall ... but the world of CTE is very different.” view article
A Round Rock school board trustee is defending her behavior after a school district staffer filed a grievance against her. The grievance alleges Amber Feller used her position as a trustee to pressure someone facilitating an SAT testing session that involved her son. It also contends Feller acted in an aggressive manner toward the facilitator. While the school board denied the grievance in a 6-0 vote on Jan. 9, several trustees said they didn’t agree with Feller’s actions. view article
SWEENY — The $1.7 million donated by Chevron Phillips Chemical will do much more than put the company’s name on the side of a building. It will help deliver state-of-the-art training to Sweeny ISD’s children. “Our classrooms will have mock hospital rooms complete with medical beds and equipment for students to learn techniques such as administering medicine, taking blood pressure readings and drawing blood from patients,” junior Haley Stroud told the crowd at the Sweeny ISD school board meeting Tuesday evening. “We will also have a clinic area to allow for patient interviews and taking vitals.” view article
An extension of the contract of Melissa ISD Superintendent Keith Murphy has been approved. During their regular meeting on Jan. 13, the Melissa Schools’ board of trustees voted unanimously to approve the extension. “Mr. Murphy is a true team player and is very passionate about the welfare of kids,” Board President George James said. “He is always open to meeting with anyone to discuss an issue and always works to support each campus. Mr. Murphy continues to foster positive relationships within the community and is a true advocate of Melissa ISD.” view article
On Tuesday, January 21, the Orangefield Independent School District Board of Trustees selected and named Mr. David Shaun McAlpin as the Finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the District. By law the Board may not hire the new Superintendent for at least 21 days following the public notice that was given by the Board’s motion. view article
A familiar face is coming back to work for Cleburne ISD. Grandview ISD Assistant Superintendent Kristi Rhone was approved by the Cleburne ISD board of trustees as its new curriculum and instruction assistant superintendent during Monday night’s meeting. She is filling the vacancy left by Andrea Hensley, who’s now the CISD human resources assistant superintendent. view article
Amy Grosso landed her “dream job” this week: director of behavioral health for the Round Rock school district. The new position is aimed at improving student academic achievement and well-being by providing mental health services. “Dr. Grosso is a phenomenal advocate of behavioral health and our students,” Superintendent Steve Flores said in a district media release. “Her work in the behavioral health field has not only pushed our district forward in the services and resources we provide students, parents and staff but countless others have benefited as she has presented her work to districts statewide.” view article
It’s becoming a familiar scene across Texas: a parent brings her child to the doctor for a checkup. She signs in at the front desk. Only then does she learn that her child has been kicked off her health insurance—a casualty of missing paperwork and hoops she didn’t know existed. Next comes the awful decision: Pay out of pocket or delay the appointment, skipping critical care like vaccinations against measles, which is seeing a resurgence in Texas and around the country. view article
From TASA Daily - Lubbock-Cooper ISD Superintendent Keith Bryant will be honored during the first general session of the Midwinter Conference, Monday, January 27, 3:30-5 p.m.
A local nonprofit wants to start a school in Austin that serves young adults with neurological conditions like autism. Easterseals of Central Texas is seeking to start the school within the Austin Independent School District. The school would help students older than 18 who have autism or other conditions learn important life and workplace skills. Students would attend the school after completing high school graduation requirements. view article
The Katy ISD 2018-19 budget received an unmodified opinion—the highest opinion level that can be given—from accounting firm Whitley Penn LLP. Audit partner Celina Cereceres presented the audit findings to the board of trustees at the Jan. 20 regular meeting. According to the presentation, KISD had a total net position of $55.5 million as of Aug. 31. Last year, the district had a total net position of -$7.3 million due to new accounting rules related to reporting post-employment benefits other than pensions, known as OPEB, such as retiree health care. view article
Killeen Independent School District saw its accountability rating rise from a C in 2017/2018 to a B on the latest 2018/2019 Texas Academic Performance Report, however, KISD’s Special Education Determination remained the same at “Needs Assistance”, according to the annual Texas Education Agency report. Taina Maya, the spokeswoman for the school district said the TEA pulls a variety of information on the performance of students and the district. view article
LUBBOCK, Texas — Brownfield ISD is scheduled to break ground on a new high school Thursday afternoon. The new $34 million high school is part of a $40 million bond package approved by voters in 2019. The current high school will be used as a middle school after renovations. The current middle school will be scheduled for demolition; however, the auditorium and the gym in the current middle school will be preserved for use by the community. “We’re really excited,” said Superintendent Chris Smith. “For some people a groundbreaking is the beginning of a building process. But for us, it’s the process we’ve been undertaking since, I guess, 16 to 18 months.” view article
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Conroe ISD has begun the process of reviewing attendance boundaries in The Woodlands and College Park High Schools’ feeder zones in order to relieve crowding at Ride Elementary. Conroe ISD’s Attendance Boundary Committee (ABC) is responsible for creating and proposing possible zoning scenarios to the community for feedback. ABC is comprised of central administration, campus principals from the schools most likely to be impacted by any changes, and parent representatives selected by those campus principals. These scenarios are then refined based on that feedback and recommended as a zoning plan to the Board of Trustees. At this stage of the process, the committee has created 3 possible zoning scenarios, Scenarios A, B, and C, based on several factors. view article