I posted an article this morning that will add some understanding to the recent AG opinion (KP-0166) that considers the question of the authority of a public school district to operate a transportation system outside of its geographical boundaries. Section 34.007 of the Education Code states that a school district may 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.

 

31 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Texas Associataion of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Director; Search By: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
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 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 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
Vacant Huntsville ISD; Search By: DRV Education Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Valley Mills ISD ; Search By: Valley Mills ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Tarkington ISD ; Search By: Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Red Lick ISD; Search By: Red Lick ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Groesbeck ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services 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 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 Lexington ISD; Dr. Tonya Knowlton; Principal; Harleton High School Search By: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD; Randel Beaver; Retired superintendent from Archer City ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
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
New Super Hutto ISD ; Dr. Celina Estrada Thomas; Assistant Superintendent of Fredericksburg ISD; Search By: JG Consulting INFO
New Super Nocona ISD; Dr. David Waters; Assistant Superintendent, Llano ISD Search By: Region 9 ESCINFO
New Super La Feria ISD; Cathy Lee Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum at Judson ISD; search by Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Waelder ISD; Search By Waelder ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
New Super Industrial ISD; Paul Danilek, Superintendent of Stockdale ISD; Search by Industrial ISD Board InfoINFO
New Super Stockdale ISD - Daniel Fuller, ​Superintendent,Waelder ISD; Stockdale ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO

Announcing the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Meeting: October 24 and 25, 2017

October 1705:30 AM
 

The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities will hold their quarterly business meeting on October 24 and 25, 2017, in Austin. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the meeting agendas are posted on the Secretary of State’s Texas Register website. This meeting will be held over two days, in different locations. The agendas are placed below for your convenience. This meeting is open to members of the public. Written comments may be submitted to the Committee in advance by emailing gcpd@gov.texas.gov.

Lexington Lone Finalist

October 1705:22 AM
 

Oct 14 - Lexington ISD Board named Dr. Tonya Knowlton, HS Principal, Harleton ISD as Lone Finalist.

School Bus Safety Week

October 1608:41 AM
 

This week, DPS is reminding drivers about the importance of following school bus laws in hopes of saving a life and you from a $1200 fine. view article  arw

DPS steps up enforcement for School Bus Safety Week

October 1605:57 AM
 

National School Bus Safety Week begins Monday, and the Texas Department of Public Safety is stepping up enforcement and urging drivers to comply with laws prohibiting passing buses.  It is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal — either flashing red lights or a stop sign. view article  arw

2017 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

October 1209:00 AM
 

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

Arrow Educational Services Inc. Selected for TASA Executive Director Search

October 1006:00 AM
 

Arrow Educational Services, Inc. has been selected to assist the Texas Association of School Administrators in the search for an Executive Director to replace Dr. Johnny Veselka who is retiring in 2018. 

Preventive Law: TEN Days…Not Ninety

October 0308:35 AM
 

It seems that there may be some miscommunications about how long a district has to schedule a Manifestation Determination Review ARD (MDR) in conjunction with the disciplinary hearing when a special education student has committed a disciplinary infraction which merits a removal. At the majority of districts, administrators conduct the disciplinary hearing first to find whether the student has violated the Student Code of Conduct. Thereafter, the student is usually entitled to appeal the placement, typically pursuant to policy FNG (LOCAL), all the way to the Board of Trustees. In addition, if a student is a special education student, a MDR must be held within ten school-days of any decision to change the placement because of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

November 2017 Bond Elections

August 2208:31 AM
 

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

Marlin ISD hopes AG’s transportation ruling cuts down on transfers

October 1808:40 AM
 

Next school year, about 300 students will no longer be able to transfer out of Marlin Independent School District unless they come up with their own transportation to school, Marlin officials said during a school board meeting Tuesday night.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ruled Oct. 3 that school districts cannot operate buses outside their geographical boundaries on a regular basis unless they have a formal agreement with other districts to do so. view article  arw

Denison ISD planning effort to help pack the polls

October 1808:39 AM
 

The Denison Independent School District board of trustees authorized district administration Tuesday to implement procedures and communications to maximize voting among employees and eligible students.  The board hopes to educate staff and students 18 years of age and older on the voting process prior to the primary election in March. DISD board President Randy Sedlacek explained the primary election is likely to have a profound affect on future education legislation.  Sedlacek said the Texas Educators Vote organization is encouraging all school boards in the state of Texas to adopt a resolution to promote a culture of voting.  view article  arw

Mayor: Much of Rockport will not be rebuilt following Harvey

October 1808:38 AM
 

VICTORIA, TEXAS  The mayor of the Gulf Coast community of Rockport says Hurricane Harvey destroyed about a third of the town and that 30 to 35 percent of it will probably never be rebuilt. Mayor Charles "C.J." Wax said during a panel discussion Tuesday in Victoria that only about 300 businesses out of the 1,300 in Rockport have reopened since Harvey came ashore in August. view article  arw

Former Eanes superintendent shifts gears to new role in education

October 1808:38 AM
 

Good article Don Rogers - js - In 1991, following 17 years serving Eanes ISD as its fifth superintendent, Don Rogers retired. The district held celebrations at every one of its schools to bid farewell to its chief and named the district’s administration building in his honor.However, Rogers spent the next 11 years leading community schools, followed by five years working as a public education consultant and then a decade assisting rural school districts to make their mark in the state. view article  arw

Spring ISD board approves 4 cent tax rate increase Tuesday night

October 1808:36 AM
 

Spring ISD approved its 2017 tax rate of $1.51 per $100 valuation at its regular meeting Tuesday night. SISD Chief Financial Officer Ann Westbrooks said the increase is needed to fund the increased debt obligations associated with the 2016 bond election, which authorized the district to issue $330 million in bonds. A total of $225 million has been issued so far, she said. view article  arw

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Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C.

Title IX Administrator Conference

October 19, 2017

A Title IX Conference specifically designed for K-12 administrators!

Join us for our third annual forum for Title IX coordinators to develop an understanding of their duties and responsibilities, participants will learn about the history of Title IX, surveying their districts for possible issues, and how to handle incidents when they arise. This conference is designed to provide realistic support to school administrators to both protect their students and their districts in matters such as promoting gender equity in athletics, providing an environment free from gender-based harassment, and understanding the rights of pregnant students.   

This conference is appropriate for Title IX Coordinators, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Campus Administrators, Athletic Directors, Coaches, School Board Trustees, and Teachers.

 

Hotel Info

Austin Marriott North

2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

Room rate - $142/night (through October 6th)

How to make your reservation:

Call (800) 865-0546 and ask for the "Title IX" block of rooms or click here to make your reservation online.

 

Continuing Education

Participants are eligible to receive 5 hours of continuing professional education credits through HRCI, SBEC, and Texas Association of School Business Officials.

 

Registration Fees

$275 - Registration Fee
$200 - Additional Attendee from the Same District

Lunch and materials included. Out-of-state registrations require payment by credit card only.

 

Seminar

October 19, 2017  |  9:00 am-4:00 pm  |  Round Rock, TX

 

Click here for more information and to register online.
 

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Tax rate passed and Harvey funds requested: 5 things to know from Monday’s Katy ISD meeting

October 1808:35 AM
 

For the third year in a row, Katy ISD will have a $1.5166 per $100 valuation tax rate. The board of trustees approved the fiscal year 2017-18 rate Monday, which includes a $0.37 per $100 valuation interest and sinking—or debt services—tax rate and a $1.15 per $100 valuation maintenance and operations tax rate, which supports the general fund. Two cents were added to the M&O tax rate and two cents were reduced from the I&S tax rate, compared to the 2016 total tax rate. view article  arw

Will Dallas ISD turn to charter schools to avoid the state’s accountability hammer?

October 1808:33 AM
 

Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa wants to close down two schools and convert two others to charter schools to avoid harsh punishment from the state for their poor performance. He declined to say which of the four failing campuses would be closed or change under his plan, which will be presented to trustees at a Nov. 2 board meeting. view article  arw

Texas homeowners and small businesses continue to get rotten property tax deal

October 1808:32 AM
 

Hurricane Harvey has wiped away value from many Texans’ homes. To continue to tax them as if the storm never happened is akin to taxing property that doesn’t exist. Since the Texas Constitution states that property subject to taxation shall be appraised at market value, taxing the lost value violates the spirit of the law.  view article  arw

Arizona May Revise Phony School Letter Grades, and They Will Still Be Phony

October 1808:30 AM
 

Giving letter grades to schools is a fraud. In New York City, the Department of Health gives letter grades to restaurants, and almost every restaurant gets an A unless there are unhealthy, unsanitary conditions discovered by inspectors, like mouse droppings in the kitchen. School letter grades attempt to grade schools largely by test scores, whether performance or growth. The scores largely reflect the affluence or poverty of the students. view article  arw

Plano ISD mulls forming advisory council, work committee to discuss weighted GPA practices

October 1808:30 AM
 

Plano ISD trustees on Tuesday discussed the structure of a weighted GPA work committee and advisory council, the next step in a district initiative that could potentially alter its class ranking practices. The advisory council would comprise members of the Plano community—such as parents and students—as well as district staff and serve as a sounding board for all points of view in regards to the district’s weighted GPA practices, Assistant Superintendent of Campus Services Susan Modissete said at Tuesday’s work session. view article  arw

Segregation in Dallas is a poverty trap

October 1808:30 AM
 

The scale and depth of Dallas' poverty is obscene, morally and economically unacceptable, and abnormally high compared with other major cities. We are replete with maps, reports, commissions and commentary that identify the problem and rightly express outrage. But here's the harsh reality: Despite the anti-poverty rhetoric, we continue to maintain the very structures and systems that cause and perpetuate poverty in the first place. Over many years, economic and racial housing segregation has remained one of the main organizing features of our city. Dallas is one of the most residentially segregated places in America, according to the Pew Research Center, with low-income families (disproportionately people of color) overwhelmingly clustered in areas of concentrated poverty, and high-income families (disproportionately white) overwhelmingly clustered in areas of opportunity. view article  arw

Dallas County Schools to Reconsider Former Superintendent’s Retirement Deal After NBC 5 Investigation

October 1808:29 AM
 

The new Dallas County Schools Board of Trustees president wants to nullify a retirement deal struck with the outgoing superintendent earlier this year.  Board President Gloria Levario said Tuesday the board will now look at whether it can cut ties with former Superintendent Rick Sorrells following a report by NBC 5 Investigates that revealed he had a personal relationship with a vendor involved in a DCS project that lost millions of dollars of taxpayer money. view article  arw

Huntsville:  Tons of ideas come to surface at community input meeting

October 1808:29 AM
 

Huntsville ISD parents, faculty and staff members were not shy Monday. They let representatives from DRV Executive Search Services know what they’re looking for in a new superintendent during a community input meeting at the Hawkins Administration Building.  According to the 50 or so people who attended Monday’s meeting, the district’s next leader must be fiscally responsible, supportive of teachers and be firm, fair and equitable with all students. Honesty and integrity are hugely important. The next superintendent should have a successful track record, too. view article  arw

Woodson ISD launches investigation into superintendent’s sudden resignation

October 1808:29 AM
 

WOODSON, Texas - Woodson ISD has launched an investigation after last week's abrupt resignation of Superintendent Gordon Thomas.  Thomas submitted his resignation Friday, stating he was retiring effective immediately after calling “Woodson home for over 25 years.”  The Woodson ISD Board of Trustees accepted Thomas’ resignation at a special meeting Monday night. They appointed Danny Bellah interim superintendent. Bellah retired in 2011.  Woodson ISD Principal Casey Adams told KTXS he couldn't discuss the reasoning behind the investigation because it involves personnel matters.   view article  arw

Belton ISD trustees pick Lake Belton Broncos for new high school

October 1808:25 AM
 

Students at the new Belton ISD high school will have a name and mascot with some kick: the Lake Belton Broncos, the school board decided Monday. The Belton Independent School District board of trustees voted to name the second comprehensive high school Lake Belton High School, with a bronco as its mascot and red and silver as its colors. Trustee Sue Jordan had to leave the meeting shortly before the high school discussion came up, so the three issues were decided among six board members, leading to a tie on one motion. view article  arw

Parents, community address Conroe ISD school board after student goes unpunished for racial slur

October 1808:25 AM
 

Parents and other members of the community will address the Conroe Independent School District board after a student at The Woodlands High School went unpunished for sending a racial slur to an African-American student on Snapchat. The message read: "we should have hung all (racial slur) while we had the chance and trust me it would make the world better." view article  arw

San Angelo ISD Begins Outfitting School Buses with Wi-Fi

October 1808:25 AM
 

At the Oct. 16 San Angelo ISD board meeting, the proposal to add Wi-Fi to 28 school buses was unanimously approved. Wi-Fi will be made available for middle school and high school students. Charlyn Doyle, Director of Technology for San Angelo ISD, reported cost for converting 28 buses is as follows: view article  arw

Frisco ISD presents preliminary draft attendance zones for 2018-19 school year

October 1808:25 AM
 

The zoning process has begun for Frisco ISD as the district plans to open four new schools next year. During Monday’s regular meeting, FISD board of trustees received preliminary draft attendance zones for the 2018-19 school year. The rezoning process for the district historically takes place in the fall to relieve overcrowding and balance enrollment in existing schools, as well as draw attendance zones for any new schools opening the following year. view article  arw

Lewisville ISD continues class rank discussions

October 1808:25 AM
 

Lewisville ISD is continuing its discussions on how to rank its students. During Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Chief Schools Officer Joseph Coburn updated the board on what steps have been taken since trustees discussed the matter last spring. LISD’s Curriculum and Programs Committee met in September to go over the district’s options – continue to rank all students; only rank the top 10 percent or consider alternatives, which could include student choice. view article  arw

Good educators are hard to find

October 1808:25 AM
 

Imagine a child's surprise on the first day of school when she is greeted by her new teacher, a robot with a smile painted on its metallic face. Texas' teacher shortage isn't severe enough to hire robots - not yet. But it is so acute that some rural districts are livestreaming educators from other districts.There's one glaringly obvious way to help remedy the shortage. We have tens of thousands of teachers who are not only afraid they are going to lose their jobs but are afraid they are going to be forced out of the country. President Trump should allow undocumented teachers, who qualify under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, to stay in classrooms. view article  arw

Fort Bend ISD event focuses on mental wellness

October 1808:15 AM
 

Fort Bend ISD had planned the Making Lemonade out of Lemons mental wellness workshop held on Oct. 11 before Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on many of the district's families, but the disaster made the event even more appropriate. About 85 students, staff and community members gathered at Clements High School in Sugar Land last Wednesday to hear from author and mental health speaker Joshua Rivedal on developing healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety. view article  arw

No Further Punishment for The Woodlands Student Who Sent Racist Snapchat

October 1808:15 AM
 

After a student at The Woodlands High School told a fellow classmate, an African-American girl, that all black people should have been lynched a long time ago, it turns out the boy who sent the message won't face any legitimate discipline after all, an attorney representing the girl's parents said Tuesday. view article  arw

Coppell ISD looks for campus names, calendar year suggestions

October 1808:15 AM
 

To address current and future growth within Coppell ISD, the 2016 Coppell ISD Bond called for several new construction projects. These include a new 9th grade campus at the current site of Coppell Middle School West and new construction of a middle school campus to replace West, both of which will open for the 2018-2019 school year. A District Naming Committee consisting of community members, staff, parents and students was formed to provide recommendations to the Board of Trustees on the names of the new campuses. view article  arw

KIPP elementary staffer fired amid child indecency investigation

October 1808:15 AM
 

A KIPP staffer embroiled in an investigation for allegations of indecency with a child has been fired, officials said in a letter sent to parents Monday. view article  arw

College Station ISD trustees discuss next steps to become District of Innovation

October 1808:15 AM
 

The College Station School Board discussed the next steps to becoming a District of Innovation at Tuesday's workshop According to a press release, the board received a report from Superintendent Clark Ealy on the timeline for the designation. The next step will be a public meeting of the District Educational Improvement Council to consider the final version of the plan. Pending approval by the council, the board will take action on the final version on Nov. 14. view article  arw