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Today I am sharing an article by Dean Patton, editor of Yes! Magazine, that is so impactful that anything I would attempt to say would pale in comparison.  In The Myth Behind Public School Failure the author gives the history and truth behind the famous Nation At Risk study and exposes the fallacies of its findings.  It also addresses the No Child Left Behind movement, a great goal at first blush. but whose source of inspiration was the faulty findings of the Nation At Risk report.  Alas, public schools were influenced by the statistics, but what has been neglected were the findings of the Sandia Report which is included in Patton’s article. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Mike Simms, Asst. Superintendent The Erhart School, has been named New Super of The Erhart School .

Courtney Hudgins , Interim Superintendent, East Bernard ISD, has been named New Super of East Bernard ISD.

Richard Cooper, Superintendent at Kennard ISD, has been named New Super of Garrison ISD.

 

44 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Hallsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Blue Ridge ISD - Search by: Arrow Educational Services; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Sam Rayburn ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Falls City ISD; Search by FCISD Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Southside ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
Vacant Thorndale ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Coleman ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant Klein ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Whitehouse ISD; Search by Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Duncanville ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
Vacant Kennard ISD; Search by DRV Executive Searches InfoINFO
Vacant Wall ISD ; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Lorena ISD; Search by James Baize - Search Consultant Info INFO
Vacant Poth ISD; Poth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant May ISD; Search by Education Service Center Region 15 InfoINFO
Vacant Nederland ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
Vacant Three Rivers ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Rockwall ISD - Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston ; INFO
Vacant Cotton Center ISD; Search by Cotton Center ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant ESC 20 Executive Director; Search by ESC 20 InfoINFO
Vacant Petersburg ISD; Search by ESC 17 and Petersburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Wellman-Union CISD; Search by the Wellman - Union Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Mason ISD; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
Vacant Lampasas ISD 
 ; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
Vacant Scurry-Rosser ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Lometa ISD; Search by Lometa ISD Board of Trustees INFO
Vacant Big Sandy ISD (Dallardsville) ; Search by Big Sandy ISD Board of Trustees Info BrochureINFO
Vacant Jacksboro ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Webb CISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
Vacant Hale Center ISD; Search by ESC 17INFO
Vacant Cross Roads ISD ; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Pasadena ISD - Dee Ann Powell, Deputy Superintendent ,Pasadena ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Sherman ISD - David Hicks, Executive Dir. for Secondary Academic Programs,Denton ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD  - Jim Haley, Superintendent,Cuero ISD; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Paducah ISD - Brian Patterson, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Rankin ISD - Keith Richardson, Interim Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Mt. Vernon ISD - Greg Weiss , Superintendent,New Summerfield ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Terrell County ISD - Amanda Ann Magallan , Principal Lamar Elementary,Midland ISD ; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
Lone Finalist Winona ISD - Leland Hand, Superintendent,Cross Roads ISD; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
New Super Lockhart ISD - Susan Bohn, Asst. Superintendent,Lake Travis ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Ferris ISD - James Hartman , Superintendent,Sonora ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
New Super Rice ISD - Lynn Jantzen, Superintendent,Dew ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Fort Worth ISD - Kent Paredes Scribner , Superintendent,Arizona; Ray and Associates, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Midlothian ISD - Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent,Graham ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & Associates INFO
New Super Pringle-Morse CISD - Scott Burrow, Director of Special Programs,Tulia ISD; Search by the Pringle-Morse CISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Cameron ISD - Allan Sapp, Moorehead JH Principal ,Conroe ISD; Search by Cameron ISD Board of Trustees, Assisted by Retiring Superintendent, Collin ClarkINFO
New Super Spring Branch ISD - Scott Muri, Deputy Superintendent ,Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA; Search by Thompson & Horton LLP (David Thompson, Mike Moses)INFO
New Super Mesquite ISD - David Vroonland, Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston Educational ConsultantsINFO
New Super Kenedy ISD - Dr. Darin Jolly, HS Principal ,Winona ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Mr. Gary Patterson suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
New Super School of Excellence in Education - Sheilda Madkins; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.  suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
New Super Abilene ISD - Dr. David Young, Superintendent,Pampa ISD ; Search by Waterford School Services, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Graham ISD - Sonny Cruse, Deputy Superintendent,Huntsville ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
New Super Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super ESC XIII Service Center - Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director for Academic Services at Region 13; Search by ESC 13 Board of Directors InfoINFO
New Super Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
New Super Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
New Super Pampa ISD - Tonya Larkin, Asst. Superintendent,Pampa ISD; Larry Blair. PhD -  larry.blair1@gmail.com|INFO
New Super Lamesa ISD - Jim Knight, Superintendent,Anton ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Palacios ISD - Alexandro Flores, Asst. Superintendent of Academic & Pupil Services,Natalia ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Spurger ISD - Kendall Smith, High School Principal ,Overton ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Frenship ISD - Michelle McCord , Interim Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by ESC 17 InfoINFO
New Super Goliad ISD - David Plymale, Superintendent,Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Brownwood ISD - Dr. Joe Young, Deputy Superintendent ,Corsicana ISD; Search by ESC Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Marathon ISD - Guadalupe Singh , District Administrator,Presidio ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Burkburnett ISD - Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent,Falls City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super San Benito ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
New Super Loraine ISD - Brandon McDowell, Principal,Eldorado ISD; Search by Dennis Hill, Interim Superintendent InfoINFO
New Super Garrison ISD - Richard Cooper, Superintendent,Kennard ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. InfoINFO
New Super Hearne ISD  - Raul Nuques, Superintendent,Zapata County ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Medina Valley ISD - Kenneth Rohrbach, Super,Three Rivers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Aspermont ISD - Tim Bartram , Principal,Iowa Park ISD; Search By Aspermont ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super East Bernard ISD - Courtney Hudgins, Interim Superintendent,East Bernard ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Queen City ISD - Charlotte Williams, Interim Superintendent,Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Wills Point ISD - Scott Caloss, Superintendent,Poth ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Bridge City ISD - Todd Lintzen, Superintendent,Blue Ridge ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
New Super Kerens ISD - Jason Adams, High School Principal ,Huntington ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
New Super Maud ISD - Charlie Martin , Interim Superintendent,Maud ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO

Free Webinar Opportunities

February 0808:41 AM
 

  • Active Shooter Response (ASR): Are You Prepared? Not only does ASR training prepare you for dynamically evolving, unimaginable situations, it provides you with an awareness and intuitive response to similar situations that can happen anywhere--at a mall, restaurant, movie theater, or other public outing. This training encourages you to share what you learn with your spouse, children, friends, families and co-workers, and is a game changer for those who were formerly unaware of what can be done in an unpredictable and frightening situation. ASR training will allow you to respond rather than react to the unthinkable and exponentially increase favorable odds for survival.
  • The Digital You: Social Media, Smart Phones & Anonymous Apps - Are Your Staff & Students Prepared? Teachers, administrators and business staff are getting fired because of photos or comments they post on social media. These posts create a liability, not only for teachers and staff, but for school districts and employers. Identities are also at risk from too much personal identifying information on social sites. The new age of "Anonymous Character Assassination Apps" Is upon us and school aged children and teenagers are flocking to them all across the country. School districts, law-enforcement, parents and the victims are reeling from the negative impact of these apps. Learn to THINK BEFORE YOU POST and determine how much information you share on line. Minimize the risks of liability and identity theft by wisely using social media. Find out what kids are up against as they use the many mobile apps that are launched and targeting their use.

TEA appoints conservator for South San Antonio ISD

February 0806:19 AM
 

SAN ANTONIO -- The TEA is appointing a conservator to oversee the South Side Independent School District's management.  Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath notified South San Antonio ISD president Connie Prado of the appointment Friday.  "This intervention is necessary," Morath wrote, "to prevent substantial or imminent harm to the welfare of the district's students or to the public interest." The conservator's role will include overseeing financial management and governance of the district.  State Representative Rick Galindo says he is pleased with the move. view article arw

TEA takes reins of beleaguered South San ISD

February 0805:56 AM
 

District hasn’t complied with plan, state says.  The Texas Education Agency has appointed a conservator to oversee financial management and governance of the troubled South San Antonio Independent School District.   Judy Castleberry, former executive director of the Region 20 Education Service Center, based in San Antonio, will serve as the conservator, TEA announced late Friday.  In a Friday letter to Board President Connie Prado and SuperintendentAbelardo Saavedra, TEA Commissioner Mike Morath accused South San of failing to comply with a corrective action plan issued by the TEA and said the board “continues to demonstrate an inability to work collaboratively with its executive administration.” view article arw

BLUE RIDGE ISD HIRES ARROW EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO CONDUCT SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

February 0508:29 AM
 

The board of trustees of the Blue Ridge 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.

School Board Candidate Webinar Offers Information and Insight

February 0411:04 AM
 

(Austin, TX) — School board candidates and interested citizens can learn about the demands and rewards of school board service in a free Webinar offered by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). These online workshops take place Monday, February 22, and Thursday, March 24, from noon to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (all CST).

SCHOOL INSURANCE NEWSLETTER:  Robert V Reim Company

February 0808:42 AM
 

Repost by request-js - According to the Property Casualty 360 newsletter of November 2, 2015, nationwide reductions in rates are estimated to be 10% for Property and 5% for Casualty. We have recently seen rate guarantees from more than one insurance company for a central Texas school with a difficult schedule. However, hail storms and tornados have been severe in Texas; we have yet to see the effect on rates, but should within the next few months.  Another School Risk Pool Bites the Dust..... view article arw

Education Commissioner Appoints Conservator To Oversee South San ISD Operations

February 0808:40 AM
 

The state has stripped board members and administrators in the South San Antonio Independent School District of some significant authority. view article arw

Sen. Rodriguez organizes school funding workshop

February 0808:39 AM
 

EL PASO, Texas - The Texas Supreme Court will soon deliver a decision in Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition v. Williams, which will determine if there are any Texas constitutional violations in the way schools are funded in Texas. State Sen. Jose Rodriguez has organized a workshop on school finance that will review the potential impacts of the decision on Friday, Feb. 12 at the Region 19 Service Center.  "If a violation is found, then the Texas Legislature will be legally forced, once again, to address the hard questions of how to fund our public schools," Rodriguez said. "If the Governor calls us into a special session to take on this issue, our regional leaders and administrators must be ready to advocate for their students with proposals that will prepare them to be college- and work-ready, and to be future leaders of Texas.  view article arw

Texas’ porous ethics laws don’t require lawyer-legislators to disclose bond work

February 0808:38 AM
 

AUSTIN - In bright-red Texas, where tax increases equate roughly to political suicide, politicians and the citizens who elect them have shown a willingness to support massive bond sales to build schools, roads and provide other types of assistance to the state's rapidly expanding population.  The Katy Independent School District, as just one example, sold $208.3 million in school construction and refinancing bonds in February 2015, joining dozens of other local school systems in the municipal bond market. The Texas Transportation Commission issued $781.1 million in bonds in June to refinance outstanding debt. And Harris County, in October, sold $161.6 million in toll road bonds. view article arw

Frisco ISD could call for an election to raise tax rate

February 0808:37 AM
 

Due to possible state cuts, FISD could suffer ramifications - Frisco ISD could call for a tax ratification election to raise its current tax rate of $1.04. In a joint meeting with the city of Frisco on Feb. 4, FISD Superintendent Jeremy Lyon presented information that could negatively impact the school district. “U.S. city leaders need to have a working knowledge and the ability to talk to citizens about the bind your school district is in regarding this thing called ASATR,” Lyon told city leaders. In 2006, the Texas Legislature made a promise that guaranteed that a school district would not lose revenue as a result of significantly reduced property tax rates. To do that the state enacted Section 42.2516 of the Texas Education Code to provide districts with payments of Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction, ASATR. view article arw

Texas Lieutenant Governor Calls School Choice ‘Top Priority’

February 0808:37 AM
 

At a state think tank’s annual convention, Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced his commitment to promoting school choice in the state, calling education reform his “top priority.”  Patrick participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Texas Public Policy Foundation in January, joining Nevada Lieutenant Gov. Mark Hutchison (R) and former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm (D-TX), to discuss the future of education reform in Texas and in other states. view article arw

Beaumont: Hearing set in BISD’s Lambert fraud, conspiracy case

February 0808:35 AM
 

A hearing to determine how much money the federal government says former Beaumont ISD assistant superintendent Patricia Lambert stole from the school district has been set for Feb. 22. view article arw

San Antonio success depends on SAISD success

February 0808:34 AM
 

Many challenges are facing the San Antonio Independent School District as it moves forward with an ambitious plan to become a national model for urban school districts, one in which students succeed and become vital members of the workforce. Some of the biggest obstacles in the path of success for this inner-city school district of 53,700 students — 93 percent of whom are in families that live in poverty — have origins outside the classroom. view article arw

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Attendees will have access to our constitution collection from districts across the state.

 

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Austin ISD school bus camera tickets begin Monday

February 0808:33 AM
 

Those who pass a stopped Austin ISD bus with its crossing arm extended will be issued a ticket starting Monday. view article arw

Clark: Effective school boards, superintendents

February 0808:33 AM
 

We are approaching the time of year to elect school trustees and to employ school administrators. Pausing to consider a few factors, ideas and intent would be a good investment of time.  Knowing what we should consider in these individuals has been elusive for voters and school board members themselves. Far too often, our consideration when selecting these figures has been on superficial characteristics rather than the most important qualification. view article arw

Over 20 Texas towns repeal restrictions on where sex offenders live after broad legal challenge

February 0808:33 AM
 

DALLAS — A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court. While other states, including neighboring Oklahoma, continue to push offenders away from some neighborhoods, about 45 Texas towns received letters in November from the group Texas Voices for Reason and Justice demanding they repeal residency restrictions. The nonprofit, which is critical of sex offender laws it considers ineffective, also has sued 14 towns and has a powerful ally — the state attorney general's office. "We advocate an individual assessment on a case-by-case basis to determine if someone is a threat to the community," said Richard Gladden, an attorney for the group. "The myth that people who commit sex offenses just generally are unable to control their sexual conduct is just that, a myth." view article arw

Aledo nonprofit sees education as priority

February 0808:33 AM
 

In 2010, a grassroots movement sprouted in Aledo to promote awareness of the financial challenges that face public education in Texas. Six years later, “Make Education a Priority” (MEaP) is set to make the leap from grassroots movement to nonprofit organization, said MEaP CEO Bobby J. Rigues.   The movement was born in 2010 when budget cuts in school districts across the state prompted a letter-writing campaign in Aledo that urged legislators to “make education a priority,” Rigues said. view article arw

Interactive: Search Dallas ISD climate survey results for individual schools

February 0808:32 AM
 

Dade Middle School's problems once were so serious that the school went through four principals in three years. Now it enjoys high morale, with parents thrilled at the order and good work that's happening at the South Dallas school. view article arw

Rusk ISD trustees to mull bond proposal

February 0808:32 AM
 

The calling of a proposed $7.5 million bond election in May tops Monday's 6 p.m. meeting agenda for Rusk ISD board trustees. view article arw

La Feria schools promote $14 million bond package

February 0808:32 AM
 

A resident learning how to write grants said the school board needs to think outside the box when it comes to looking for money to help the district. view article arw

Texas Students Vote to Change School Name Because of Ties to Confederacy

February 0808:32 AM
 

ince the tragic shootings at a Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last summer, and pictures of the shooter waving a Confederate battle flag emerged, all symbols of the Confederacy have been under attack. view article arw

Villanueva: It’s time to remodel our school finance system

February 0808:32 AM
 

The Texas Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision in the pending school finance lawsuit in the coming months, so get out your hard hat. The court’s decision will likely direct the Legislature to remodel the state’s public school finance system. For lawmakers, the message should be clear: Our children deserve a quality education regardless of where they live or their background. view article arw

A year later, questions still loom over Smith County speed camera deal

February 0808:32 AM
 

Re: (10 unmanned speed cameras in school zones.)  More than a year after a contract was inked to put unmanned speed cameras in Smith County school zones, multiple questions remain about the controversial deal, two investigations are ongoing and the county has accrued more than $32,000 in legal fees. Smith County has spent $32,048.73 so far on outside legal representation stemming from two investigations - one by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the other by the FBI - as well as questions hanging over an inactive contract with the out-of-state company. view article arw

Hughes endorsed by Patrick, police group

February 0808:32 AM
 

A bill authored by East Texas state Rep. Bryan Hughes last year earned the Mineola Republican an award from statewide law enforcement Thursday — and provided a backdrop for public endorsement by the man who leads the Senate that Hughes hopes to join. "Lieutenant governors don't normally get involved in primaries," Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told about 40 law enforcement members Thursday on the steps of the Gregg County Courthouse. "But I decided to get into this race because East Texas is so important for the state. ... I'm not against anyone. I'm just for him." view article arw

Only an investigation can determine if CTRMA broke open meetings law

February 0808:32 AM
 

An investigation would either clear the board of the allegation or hold it accountable for violating state law, which prohibits a quorum of any voting body’s members from deliberating outside of public view except in special circumstances.  view article arw

Canutillo ISD to discuss canceling classes for pope’s visit

February 0808:31 AM
 

The Canutillo Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet Monday evening to discuss canceling classes for the pope’s visit next Wednesday. view article arw

San Antonio: SAISD superintendent to host academic strategy meetings

February 0808:31 AM
 

The San Antonio Independent School District is hosting a series of community meetings beginning Monday, Feb. 8 to outline strategies and programs the district intends to implement to help increase academic performance. view article arw

Katy ISD breaks ground on new football stadium

February 0808:31 AM
 

Katy ISD officials donned football helmets and overturned some dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony for its second football stadium Feb. 5. view article arw

An astonishing admission from a controversial school reformer

February 0808:31 AM
 

Read it!  Cami Anderson is the former schools superintendent in Newark who was relentless in pushing highly controversial education reforms from 2011 through 2015 and became one of the faces of the corporate school reform movement. She abruptly left the job last summer after her “One Newark” program sparked serious community unrest. As I wrote last June: view article arw

Texas: The Charter Waiting List is a Myth

February 0808:30 AM
 

Brian T. Woods, a district superintendent in Texas, wrote an article exposing the myth of charter schools’ waiting lists. view article arw

Katy ISD holds ground-breaking ceremony for new $58 million stadium

February 0808:30 AM
 

Students, teachers and administrators from Katy Independent School District gathered for the official ground-breaking ceremony for a new stadium. view article arw

Things are tough all over

February 0808:30 AM
 

Houston ISD leaders are bracing for a projected $107 million budget shortfall that, in a worst-case scenario, could prompt the district to slash jobs. view article arw

Cuero’s interim superintendent hopes to improve finances

February 0808:30 AM
 

CUERO - Interim superintendent Ben Colwell is hoping to spend his term working on Cuero Independent School District's finances and smoothing the way for the next full-time superintendent.  Colwell, who between 1971 and 1982 was a Cuero football coach, business manager and assistant superintendent, was brought in by the school board at the beginning of January.  He is dealing with at least a $2 million deficit because Texas is requesting at least $5 million in funds to be returned. view article arw