TexasISD.com wishes you and your family a happy Independence Day weekend. In observance of the holiday, TexasISD.com will not post on Friday, July 1 or Monday July 4. Please be safe and enjoy this time with your family and friends!  read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Jaime Velasco, Superintendent, Italy ISD, has been named New Super of Pettus ISD.

Oscar Muniz, High School Principal, Coolidge ISD, has been named New Super of McLean ISD.

Aaron Waldrip, Principal, Brownfield Middle School, has been named New Super of Wellman-Union CISD.

Scott Beene, Superintendent, Big Sandy ISD, has been named New Super of Anderson-Shiro CISD.

 

25 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Pleasant Grove ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Big Sandy ISD (ESC 7); Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Frankston ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant ESC 20 Associate Director, Administrative & Instructional Services; Search by ESC 20 InfoINFO
Vacant Cuero ISD; Cuero ISD Board of Trustees  InfoINFO
Vacant Roosevelt ISD; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
Vacant McAllen ISD; Search by JG ConsultingINFO
Vacant Westwood ISD; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
Vacant Leander ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLP INFO
Vacant Runge ISD; Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.CINFO
Vacant Paint Creek ISD ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Huckabay ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Columbus ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Buckholts ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Natalia ISD; Search by the Natalia ISD Board of Trustees  - no longer accepting applicationsINFO
Vacant Crowell ISD; Search by ESC 9 & Darren Francis - No longer taking applicationsINFO
Vacant Yorktown ISD; Search by: School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Perrin Whitt CISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Caldwell ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Moody ISD - Gary Martel, Superintendent,Diboll ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Manor ISD - Dr. Royce Avery, Area Superintendent,El Paso ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Lampasas ISD 
  - Chane Rascoe, Superintendent,Moody ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Hale Center ISD - Steven Plyburn, Superintendent,Crowell ISD; Search by ESC 17INFO
Lone Finalist Rule ISD - Rick Moeller, Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by the Rule ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Webb CISD - Humberto D. Gonzalez; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
Lone Finalist Klein ISD - Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent,Leander ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Brooks County ISD  - Dr. Maria Casas, Former Superintendent,Mathis ISD; Search by Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Lazbuddie ISD - Steve Wolf, Principal ,Motley County ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
Lone Finalist Coupland ISD - Tammy Brinkman, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Iola ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Rockwall ISD - Dr. John (J.J.) E. Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services,Carroll ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
Lone Finalist Mason ISD - John Schumacher; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
Lone Finalist Scurry-Rosser ISD - James Sanders, Assistant Superintendent,Ennis ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Brownsboro ISD - Tommy Hunter , Superintendent,S&S CISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Marshall ISD - Dr. Jerry Gibson, Superintendent,Coldspring ISD; Search by the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Santa Gertrudis ISD - Dr, Corey Seymour, Lead Secondary High School Principal ,Cedar Hill ISD; Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.and  Dr. Ann Dixon, Search ConsultantINFO
Lone Finalist Beeville ISD - Dr. Marc A. Puig; Search by Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Educational Consultant Gary Patterson. INFO
Lone Finalist Grand Saline ISD - Micah Lewis, Superintendent,Frankston ISD; Search by Grand Saline ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Mineral Wells ISD  - John Kuhn, Superintendent,Perrin-Whitt CISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Chico ISD - Don Elsom , Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Aubrey ISD - David Belding, Superintendent,Millsap ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Katy ISD - Dr. Lance Hindt, Superintendent,Allen ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Galveston ISD - Kelli Moulton, Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Highland Park ISD (Amarillo)  - Jimmy Hannon, Superintendent,Water Valley ISD; Search by Potter County Board of Trustees Info INFO
Lone Finalist Bartlett ISD - Travis W. Edwards, Field Agent,ESC 14; Search by the Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Blue Ridge ISD - John Wink, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Tatum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees 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 Rankin ISD - Keith Richardson, Interim Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Mt. Vernon ISD - Greg Weiss, Superintendent,New Summerfield ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
New Super Thorndale ISD - Adam Ivy, Asst. Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Lometa ISD - David Fisher, Asst. Superintendent of Business and Finance,Lometa ISD; Search by Lometa ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Kennard ISD - Malinda Lindsey, Executive Director C&I ,Nacogdoches ISD; Search by DRV Executive Searches InfoINFO
New Super May ISD - Mike Carter, Melissa High School Principal ,Melissa ISD; Search by Education Service Center Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Whitehouse ISD - Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent,Brownsboro ISD; Search by Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Lorena ISD - Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent,China Spring ISD ; Search by James Baize - Search Consultant Info INFO
New Super Coleman ISD - Skip McCambridge, Executive Director of Administrative Services,Lake Worth ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
New Super Trinity ISD - John Kaufman, Superintendent,Mount Vernon ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Wall ISD  - Russell Dacy, Wall High School Principal,Wall ISD; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (Dallardsville)  - Eric Carpenter, Secondary Principal ,LaPoynor ISD; Search by Big Sandy ISD Board of Trustees Info BrochureINFO
New Super Fannindel ISD - Jack Ellis, Retired Superintendent ,Brazos ISD; Search by the Fannindel ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Nederland ISD - Dr. Robin Perez, Asst. Superintendent,Humble ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Southside ISD - Mark E. Eades, Superintendent,San Marcos CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Chester ISD - Cory Hines, Principal,Martins Mill ISD; Search by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Sherman ISD - David Hicks, Executive Dir. for Secondary Academic Programs,Denton ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
New Super Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD  - Jim Haley, Superintendent,Cuero ISD; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Paducah ISD - Brian Patterson, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
New Super Terrell County ISD - Amanda Ann Magallan , Principal Lamar Elementary,Midland ISD ; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
New Super Winona ISD - Cody Mize; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
New Super Falls City ISD - Todd Pawelek, High School Principal ,Poth ISD; Search by FCISD Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Cotton Center ISD - Jeff Kirby, Elementary Principal ,Waelder ISD; Search by Cotton Center ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super La Grange ISD - Bill Wagner, Asst. Superintendent,La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
New Super Three Rivers ISD - Dr. Mary Springs, Superintendent,Santa Gertrudis ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Jacksboro ISD - Dwain Milam, Superintendent,Collinsville ISD ; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
New Super Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
New Super Poth ISD - Paula Renken , Interim Superintendent,Poth ISD; Poth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Petersburg ISD - Drew Howard, Principal ,Peaster ISD; Search by ESC 17 and Petersburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Cross Roads ISD  - Richard Tedder, Interim Superintendent,Cross Roads ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Anderson-Shiro CISD - Scott Beene, Superintendent,Big Sandy ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super North Hopkins ISD - Darin Jolly; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Wellman-Union CISD - Aaron Waldrip, Principal,Brownfield Middle School ; Search by the Wellman - Union Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super McLean ISD - Oscar Muniz, High School Principal ,Coolidge ISD; Search by McLean ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Pettus ISD - Jaime Velasco, Superintendent,Italy ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO

New from Omar: new template (release 4 dated 6/24/16)

June 3008:41 AM
 

A new template (release 4 dated 6/24/16) is now available for download. The per capita rate has been changed and a correction has been made to the M&O hold harmless calculations. Please read the ‘Notes’ tab carefully for other changes and stay tuned.

SCHOOL INSURANCE NEWSLETTER

June 2908:38 AM
 

We are seeing increased pricing and increased deductibles for Property insurance because of the disastrous hail storms, particularly in the Dallas and San Antonio areas. Expect Auto increases also. Other premiums are also increasing to offset needed Property increases when Property and Casualty coverages are with the same company. One stock insurance company announced they were insuring no additional school districts effective immediately. Their current school clients can expect up to 20% increases in Wind/Hail rates with a % deductible.  view article  arw

2016 Tax Information Survey

June 2704:53 AM
 

A TEA letter to administrators sent Wednesday announces that the 2016 Tax Information Survey (TIS) opened for data submission June 1, and will close at midnight August 31. If your district does not submit the survey by the deadline, the district's state funding could be adversely affected. view article  arw

Beaumont:  BISD board can extend beyond two years, state AG says

June 2408:40 AM
 

With three weeks left on their official terms, managers appointed to the Beaumont ISD school board in July 2014 learned on Tuesday that they could stay on as long as the state's education commissioner deems necessary.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion, which carries the force of law, that gives Education CommissionerMike Morath the authority to extend any managers' appointments indefinitely. view article  arw

Equity Center: Notice of Job Availability: Associate Deputy Director

June 2208:41 AM
 

The position of Associate Deputy Director is a new position that is preparatory to the position of Executive Deputy Director. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin mid-July 2016. view article  arw

Community Conversations about Assessment and Accountability

June 1607:45 AM
 

The tables have flipped. For the next few weeks, the public will have an opportunity to rate and assess Texas’ controversial standardized testing and accountability measures. In previous Herald reports, educators and students have expressed criticism of the state’s standardized testing system. view article  arw

Free Webinar Opportunities

June 1508:41 AM
 

  • Active Shooter Response Options: The body cannot go where the mind has never been Do you and your staff actively analyze your surroundings to prepare for an active shooter? If you were engulfed in flames head to toe, what would you do? You would instantly STOP, DROP and ROLL! You have taken your mind there already. You thought about what you would do if you were on fire. If a shooter came in the room, what would you do? Our training will take your mind to just such a place so that you can instantly respond without hesitation. RUN, HIDE, FIGHT! These are the US Department of Education and US Department of Homeland Security recommended principals to survive an active shooter situation.
  • The Digital You: How Not to get Fired over your Social Media post and create LIABILITY and RISK for the school Teachers and administrators are creating liability and risk for themselves and the district and in some cases are losing their job and even being charged and arrested. School districts must become pro-active, not reactive, in making staff aware of the dangers of social media and technology use. Preventing staff from posting inappropriate comments or photos online takes more than written policy and procedure. Stopping these posts before they occur requires building a culture of people who understand the risks and stop and think before they post.
  • TBG YouTube Channel

Preventive Law: Policies and Procedures Related to Cameras in Special Education Classrooms

June 0608:31 AM
 

Texas Senate Bill 507, codified as Texas Education Code section 29.022, was enacted to promote student safety by requiring schools to install video cameras in certain special education classrooms.  School districts and open enrollment charter schools should begin developing their policies and procedures now in order to be ready to roll the cameras by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

2015 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

August 2109:00 AM
 

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2015

Eanes Education Foundation donates record $2 million to district

July 0107:45 AM
 

The Eanes Education Foundation recently donated a record-breaking $2.3 million to Eanes school district during a recent end-of-year-event at Lost Creek Country Club. The annual grant is the largest in nonprofit organizations 24-year history and will fund a record 40 teacher and staff positions within the district. view article  arw

The EC Xpress: New School Finance Video Tool: Dr. Wayne Pierce & Rick Gray Discuss Texas School Finance Following Supreme Court Ruling

June 3008:40 AM
 

Our latest Equity Center video features Rick Gray, lead attorney for the Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, and our own Dr. Wayne Pierce, who served as the equity expert in the recent Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition, et al. litigation.

Aubrey ISD seeks tax ratification election

June 3008:40 AM
 

In their last meeting, Aubrey ISD board members called for a tax ratification election, or TRE, that would bring a significant boost in state funding. Election day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 27.   The ballot measure would ask taxpayers to approve a 13 cent hike in the maintenance and operation tax rate, bringing it up to the state maximum of $1.17 per $100 valuation with a $1.64 overall rate.  If the measure passes, the board will then bring the interest and sinking tax rate down by 13 cents to 34 cents.   By doing this, the overall tax rate will remain the same at $1.51 while state funding for Aubrey increases by $500,000 annually.   This is what’s commonly known as a “tax swap.” view article  arw

Ken Paxton Lays Out Case Against Fort Worth ISD Bathroom Regulations

June 3008:37 AM
 

In an opinion issued late Tuesday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says Fort Worth ISD's attempt to let all students use a restroom consistent with their gender identity is likely illegal. Paxton was asked for the opinion in May by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, an outspoken opponent of letting transgender children use either bathroom. view article  arw

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Longtime Pearland ISD trustee dies in truck accident

June 3008:36 AM
 

The Pearland ISD community is mourning the loss of longtime Trustee Virgil Gant, who died in a truck accident last weekend. view article  arw

Ken Paxton does not approve of transgender bathroom policies

June 3008:33 AM
 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday issued anopinion saying the Fort Worth school superintendent who made headlines for formulating guidelines to accommodate transgender students exceeded his authority. Paxton also said that a portion of the guidelines instructing district employees not to out transgender students to their parents might violate state law.  Attorney general opinions are not legally binding, and Paxton’s interpretation has no direct legal impact on the Fort Worth district. view article  arw

TEA Conservator Concerned Over Lack of Progress in South San ISD

June 3008:31 AM
 

It's been four months since the Texas Education Agency sent a conservator to watch over the South San Antonio Independent School District. The TEA sent conservator Dr. Judy Castleberry to oversee South San after there were accusations the board was micromanaging the superintendent. view article  arw

What’s Trending in School Technology Spending?

June 3008:31 AM
 

Thanks to Dr. Evan Lieberman, I had the opportunity to be interviewed for this July/August 2016 piece, What's trending in school technology spending?,  for the Texas School Business journal: view article  arw

Texas AG: Schools Should Be Able to Out Transgender Students to Their Parents

June 3008:31 AM
 

It’s no surprise Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is squarely opposed to the kind of policy Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner passed earlier this year to protect transgender students from discrimination. But in an opinion issued Tuesday, which was solicited by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (who has called for Scribner’s resignation), Paxton elaborates that not only does he think Scribner exceeded his authority as superintendent, but also that the policy appears to violate state law because it directs school staff not to out trans kids to parents who might not support them. view article  arw

Obama adds 5 Texas counties to disaster declaration

June 3008:31 AM
 

AUSTIN, TEXAS — President Barack Obama has added five counties to the 12 Texas counties in which he previously declared a major disaster from severe flooding last month during heavy rainfall.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the declaration, approved on Wednesday, adds Kleberg County in South Texas, Fayette County in south central Texas, Harris County in Southeast Texas, and Parker and Palo Pinto counties in North Texas. view article  arw

Land, schematics approved for STEAM center in Allen

June 3008:30 AM
 

Things are starting to come into focus for Allen ISD’s new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) center as the facility now has a location and approved schematic plans. view article  arw

LETTERS: On STAAR tests and Trump

June 3008:30 AM
 

As a parent seeing our public education system circling the toilet bowl I could not sit around any longer and watch the demise of our schools. I have stood up against the STAAR assessments and will continue to do so until our state’s education system has made vast strides to get back on track. I recently sent a letter to Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton. Below are excerpts: Dear Mr. Paxton, I write to you today as a concerned parent and Texas taxpayer. I am extremely concerned with the TEA’s lack of compliance to Texas state law as it pertains to STAAR Assessments and accountability ratings view article  arw

Health officials prepare for Zika, but local efforts tight

June 3008:30 AM
 

HOUSTON — The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika. Broken window screens. Limited air conditioning. Trash piles that seem to re-appear even after they're cleaned up.  On a hot, humid day this month, Hotez pointed at one pile that included old tires and a smashed-in television with water pooling inside. It was a textbook habitat for the mosquitoes that carry and transmit the Zika virus, and one example of the challenge facing public health officials.  "I'm showing you Zika heaven," said Hotez, the tropical medicine dean at Baylor College of Medicine. view article  arw

EPISD officials: Bond proposal would raise taxes

June 3008:30 AM
 

The El Paso Independent School District's bond proposal would lead to a tax increase, officials said Wednesday.  A potential $500 million EPISD bond issue would raise taxes by nearly 15 cents per $100 property value for a home valued at $100,000, according to information presented by district officials at the district's Professional Development Center.  On Wednesday, the EPISD committee that will recommend a bond initiative to close, rebuild and renovate schools looked at the tax rate impact of the potential EPISD bond election, in addition to hearing recommendations for upgrades in fine arts, athletics and transportation. view article  arw

Yorktown searches for superintendent

June 3008:29 AM
 

Yorktown Independent School District officials so far have 10 options for their new superintendent. view article  arw

Retiring Humble ISD superintendent honored with framed program

June 3008:29 AM
 

In honor of longtime Humble Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo’s retirement, Don Gaddy and Summer Creek High School principal Nolan Correa presented him with a framed program from his retirement celebration held at the beginning of June. Gaddy and Correa wanted to honor Sconzo for his continued support of the Summer Creek BizCom meetings held at Summer Creek High School quarterly. view article  arw

Nacogdoches:  NISD buys out Hayes’ contract for $233K

June 3008:29 AM
 

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches School board has bought out Superintendent Dr. Fred Hayes' contract for $233,000.  The news came this morning after a two and half hour executive session meeting.  The board spent the majority of their time firming up their selection as interim.  It was a good meeting, NISD School Board President Steve Green was heard saying more than once. He and the board finalized their attorneys' separation agreement with Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Dr. Fred Hayes. view article  arw

Nacogdoches:  NISD trustees name interim superintendent, new principal at NHS

June 3008:29 AM
 

Nacogdoches ISD trustees unanimously agreed on Wednesday to name Sandra Dowdy interim superintendent. (Paywalled article) view article  arw

HOUSTON PREPARES FOR MORE SCHOOL BUS THREE-POINT SEAT BELTS

June 3008:25 AM
 

The district will take ownership this summer of 60 new buses equipped with the three-point belts, said Houston ISD Executive Director of Transportation Nathan Graf. This brings the number of school buses with the occupant restraint variety to about 150. Graf added that the newest buses will make the district the only one in Harris County to operate regular routes with the lap-shoulder belts. view article  arw

Podcast: ePortfolios with Google Sites Listen to Yvonne Clark, Henderson ISD

June 3008:25 AM
 

Today, we’ll hear about how one teacher, Yvonne Clark (@yclarkhhs) from Henderson ISD, is using Google Sites as a way to house ePortfolios. Thanks for listening to this TCEA podcast featuring Yvonne Clark (@yclarkhhs) from Henderson ISD. You can find a copy of the show notes online at www.tcea.org/blog, which is the TCEA TechNotes Blog, recently recognized by EdTech magazine as one of the top 50 blogs to read in 2016!   view article  arw

Bryan school district working to reduce number of disciplinary issues on campuses

June 3008:25 AM
 

The Bryan school district is trying out a few new strategies to combat high levels of disciplinary issues at its campuses. view article  arw

Bonham ISD announces new Assistant Principals

June 3008:25 AM
 

The 2016-2017 school year brings campus administrative changes within the district, as Principal positions are filled within our ranks with current Assistant Principals. Bonham ISD is proud to announce the new administrators advancing into the Assistant Principal positions at both I.W. Evans Intermediate and L.H. Rather Junior High. view article  arw

North Texas First-Responders Taking Part In Active Shooter Drill

June 3008:25 AM
 

The sights and sounds are scary, but not dangerous. Members of law enforcement, along with fire and EMS personnel conducted an active shooter exercise at a North Texas high school on Wednesday. view article  arw

Dallas: Editorial: DISD’s terrific success story involving its youngest readers

June 3008:20 AM
 

Naysayers contend that we don't know how to teach low-income children. But Dallas ISD has a success story that disproves the pessimists. Teaming some of the district's most talented and effective educators with the students who need them the most has produced compelling first-year results. The ACE (accelerating campus excellence) plan infused seven low-performing campuses in southern Dallas with top teachers and principals. view article  arw