In January, we posted an article from the Temple Daily Telegram focusing on Buckholt ISD which was about to lose its accreditation due to poor performance in state accountability: read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Cheryl Floyd, Interim Superintendent, Paint Creek ISD, has been named New Super of Paint Creek ISD.

Nancy Sandlin, Principal, Edna ISD, has been named New Super of Buckholts ISD.

Cliff Gilmore, Superintendent, Aspermont ISD, has been named New Super of Perrin Whitt CISD.

 

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Vacant Meridian ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Greenville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Jim Hogg County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Clyde ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant Llano ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Pflugerville ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by the Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Lindsay ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Broaddus ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Bryan ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant McGregor ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Windthorst ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Snyder ISD; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 InfoINFO
Vacant Orange Grove ISD; Search by Doug Arnold Info INFO
Vacant Medina ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Raymondville ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Industrial ISD; Search by Industrial ISD Board InfoINFO
Vacant Sweetwater ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Gorman ISD; Search by ESC 14 & Ronnie Kincaid Info INFO
Vacant Waco ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Lockney ISD; Search by the Lockney ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Brazos ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Como-Pickton CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Red Oak ISD; Search by Horn Educational Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Stratford ISD; Search by the Stratford ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Claude ISD; Search by the Claude ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Farwell ISD; Farwell Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Harts Bluff ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Hubbard ISD (Hill County); Search by the Hubbard ISD Board of Trustees and Interim Super Kerry Hansen Info INFO
Vacant Calvert ISD; Search by DRV Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Texas City ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Vacant Nacogdoches ISD; Search by Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Bay City ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Consultant Dr. Ann Dixon Job Requirement Amended INFO
Vacant Boerne ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Abbott ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Refugio ISD; Search by Refugio Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Keller ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Leon ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info UPDATED TIMELINEINFO
Vacant Friendswood ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Petrolia CISD; Search Petrolia CISD Info INFO
Vacant Johnson City ISD; Search By EDSAS and Don Rogers and Lance Johnson infoINFO
Lone Finalist Frankston ISD - John Allen , Deputy Director,Kipp Academy; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Pleasant Grove ISD - Dr. Jason Smith, Former Superintendent,Melissa ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Hereford ISD - Sheri Blankenship, Asst. Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Caldwell ISD - Andrew Peters, Superintendent,Marfa ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist West Oso ISD - Conrado Garcia, Interim Superintendent,West Oso ISD; Search by West Oso ISD  Board INFO
Lone Finalist Weslaco ISD - Priscilla Canales, Asst. Superintendent,Del Valle ISD; Search by Ivan F. Pérez, at Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.P  InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Allen ISD - Scott Niven, Superintendent,Red Oak ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Vernon ISD - Jeff Byrd, Superintendent,Claude ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Mexia ISD - Dr. Lyle DeBus, Superintendent,Harts Bluff ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Pineywoods Community Academy Charter School  - Ken Vaughn, Excecutive Director of Student Services ,Tyler ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Stanton ISD  - Merl Brandon, Asst. Superintendent ,Belton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Van Alstyne ISD - Dr. David Brown, Asst. Superintendent ,Van Alstyne ISD; Search by John Spies and Van Alstyne ISD Board InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Tomball ISD - Martha Salazar-Zamora, Chief Academic Officer,Tomball ISD; Search by David Thompson & Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Lone Finalist Tatum ISD - JP Richardson , Superintendent,Gladewater ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Kirbyville ISD - Tommy Wallis, Former Superintendent,Bryan ISD; Search by ESC 5 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD - Dr. Leland Moore Former Superintendent Kennard and Quitman ISD; Search by Wayne Haglund, Haglund Law Firm, PC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Brady ISD; Duane Limbaugh, Former Frost ISD Superintendent: Search by ESC 15INFO
Lone Finalist Sweeny ISD; Dr. Tory C. Hill, Area Superintendent for Instructional & Administrative Support for Katy ISD: Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Educational Consultant, Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Cuero ISD; Micah Dyer, Former Superintendent of Lovelady ISD Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Blue Ridge ISD - John Wink, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Tatum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Wall ISD  - Russell Dacy, Wall High School Principal,Wall ISD; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Chester ISD - Cory Hines, Principal,Martins Mill ISD; Search by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees Info 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 Super Mineral Wells ISD  - John Kuhn, Superintendent,Perrin-Whitt CISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Aubrey ISD - David Belding, Superintendent,Millsap ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Beeville ISD - Dr. Marc A. Puig; Search by Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Educational Consultant Gary Patterson. INFO
New Super 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
New Super Moody ISD - Gary Martel, Superintendent,Diboll ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Webb CISD - Heriberto D. Gonzalez; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
New Super Manor ISD - Dr. Royce Avery, Area Superintendent,El Paso ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Marshall ISD - Dr. Jerry Gibson, Superintendent,Coldspring ISD; Search by the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Katy ISD - Dr. Lance Hindt, Superintendent,Allen ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Grand Saline ISD - Micah Lewis, Superintendent,Frankston ISD; Search by Grand Saline ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Columbus ISD - Brian Morris, Assistant Superintendent,Hallsville iSD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (ESC 7) - Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent,Martinsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Huckabay ISD - Troy Roberts, Superintendent,Tom Bean ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Galveston ISD - Kelli Moulton, Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Chico ISD - Don Elsom , Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Natalia ISD - Dr. Freeman Hensley Cone, Executive Director of Secondary Education/Co-Interim Asst. San Marcos CISD; Search by the Natalia ISD Board of Trustees  - no longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Coupland ISD - Tammy Brinkman, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Iola ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
New Super Yorktown ISD - Chad Gee , Assistant Superintendent,Comanche ISD; Search by: School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Runge ISD - Dr. James Bakewell (Bake) Barron, Dr. James Bakewell (Bake) Barron Director of Student Services,Livingston ISD; Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Lazbuddie ISD - Steve Wolf, Principal ,Motley County ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
New Super Donna ISD - Fernando Castillo, Deputy and Acting Superintendent,Donna ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. INFO
New Super McAllen ISD - J.A. Gonzalez, Interim Superintendent,McAllen ISD; Search by JG ConsultingINFO
New Super Region 15 ESC Executive Director - Casey Callahan, Superintendent,Llano ISD; Search by ESC 15 Board of Directors InfoINFO
New Super Lampasas ISD 
  - Chane Rascoe, Superintendent,Moody ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
New Super Hale Center ISD - Steven Plyburn, Superintendent,Crowell ISD; Search by ESC 17INFO
New Super Rule ISD - Rick Moeller, Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by the Rule ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Klein ISD - Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent,Leander ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
New Super Brooks County ISD  - Dr. Maria Casas, Former Superintendent,Mathis ISD; Search by Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Mason ISD - John Schumacher; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
New Super Scurry-Rosser ISD - James Sanders, Assistant Superintendent,Ennis ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Brownsboro ISD - Tommy Hunter , Superintendent,S&S CISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Rockwall ISD - Dr. John (J.J.) E. Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services,Carroll ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
New Super Highland Park ISD (Amarillo)  - Jimmy Hannon, Superintendent,Water Valley ISD; Search by Potter County Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Bartlett ISD - Travis W. Edwards, Field Agent,ESC 14; Search by the Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Crowell ISD - Pam Norwood, Director of Special Programs,Chapel Hill ISD, Mount Pleasant, TX ; Search by ESC 9 & Darren Francis - No longer taking applicationsINFO
New Super Leander ISD - Dr. Dan Troxell, Superintendent,Kerrville ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLP INFO
New Super Buckholts ISD - Nancy Sandlin , Principal,Edna ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
New Super Paint Creek ISD  - Cheryl Floyd, Interim Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Perrin Whitt CISD - Cliff Gilmore, Superintendent,Aspermont ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
New Super Westwood ISD - Wade Stanford; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
New Super Rogers ISD - Joe Craig, Asst. Superintendent,Academy ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Water Valley ISD
  - Fabian Gomez, Superintendent,Dell City ISD; Search by the Water Valley ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Kerrville ISD - Dr. Mark Foust,Fort Bend ISD; Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Roosevelt ISD - Dallas Grimes; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
New Super Rochelle ISD - Dave Lewis, Middle School Principal,San Saba ISD; Search by ESC Region 15  InfoINFO
New Super Premont ISD - Steve Van Matre, Superintendent,Freer ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Jasper ISD - Dr. Gerald Hudson, Area Director ,Garland ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Zapata County ISD - Carlos M. Gonzalez, Career and Technical Education Director/Assistant Athletic Director,Roma ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
New Super Splendora ISD - Jeff Burke, Asst. Superintendent of Academics,Georgetown ISD; Search by Splendora ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Taylor ISD - Keith Brown, Superintendent,Bay City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Tom Bean ISD - Kelly Lusk, Superintendent,Falwell ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO

Greenville: Lone Finalist Named in Superintendent Search

February 2509:31 AM
 

During Friday's called school board meeting of the Greenville ISD school board, Dr. Demetrus Liggins, a current Area Superintendent for Grand Prairie ISD, was named as the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools in Greenville ISD. Barbara Price, Executive Director of Elementary Education, will serve as acting superintendent during the interim. 

House Resolution 524: Recognizing Cooperation and Hometown Pride

February 2408:40 AM
 

WHEREAS, In an inspiring display of cooperation and hometown pride, community members have worked together to set the Buckholts Independent School District on a new path to success; and WHEREAS, Located in a single school building, the district has served the small town of Buckholts for nearly 130 years; recently, the community learned that Buckholts ISD, which is funded by a very limited budget, had begun to underperform and was at risk of closure; and view article  arw

Seguin:  Board declines to reinstate Roane

February 2408:29 AM
 

In a split decision, the Seguin ISD board declined a motion to reinstate Superintendent Stetson Roane on Tuesday.  After nearly three hours behind closed doors, the motion made by trustee John Holt and seconded by board president Ishmael Flores failed in a 2 to 5 vote, with trustees CindieThomas-Jimenez, Carl Jenkins, Barbara Effenberger, Ben Amador and Elaina Reihl voting against the motion.  “I make the motion that we reinstate Mr. Roane back to his current position,” Holt said. view article  arw

Classes canceled at Overton ISD school Friday

February 2407:22 AM
 

OVERTON, TX (KLTV) -Classes at Overton Independent School District campuses have been canceled Friday, according to superintendent Stephen DuBose.  Much of the city is without water after an unknown problem, DuBose said.  Classes will resume as scheduled on Monday. view article  arw

Former Hardin ISD superintendent, medic dies at home

February 2406:50 AM
 

The Hardin community is mourning the loss of Craig Ringer, the assistant director for Liberty County EMS and the former superintendent, business manager and ag teacher for Hardin ISD.  Ringer, 54, died Thursday morning at his home in Hardin, according to Mike Koen, Ringer's longtime friend and employer at Liberty County EMS. Koen said Thursday night by phone that he and others with the agency are feeling a profound sense of loss. view article  arw

Budget writer says Rainy Day Fund must be on the table

February 2406:42 AM
 

AUSTIN – With the state’s Rainy Day Fund approaching a record $12 billion, up from about half that amount just five years ago, the  Texas House's top budget writer says  the current sluggish pace of tax collections means  lawmakers might have to have to spend some of that emergency money.  “We have $12 billion set aside,” said state Rep. John Zerwas, a Fort Bend County Republican who chairs the House Appropriations Committee. “But we’re not tapping into it.” view article  arw

Joan Raymond dies; she was 81

February 2406:19 AM
 

Joan Raymond, who served as South Bend Community School Corp.'s superintendent from 2000 to 2006, died Wednesday morning at her home in Florida, the school corporation announced. She was 81. Raymond came to South Bend in July 2000 after leading school districts in Elmhurst, Ill., Houston and Yonkers, N.Y. By the time she retired in 2006, she had spent more than half of her 50-year education career as a superintendent. view article  arw

School Insurance Newsletter

February 2308:40 AM
 

Must Read!  TAPS Risk Pool Announces Negative Fund Balance of $1,800,000 Late last week TAPS advised its members of a 10% assessment to offset its negative member equity. They have trimmed their staff, discharged the executive director and moved its San Antonio office to Boerne.  view article  arw

Trump administration rescinds protections for transgender students

February 2307:19 AM
 

The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded guidelines issued by former President Obama that directed public schools to accommodate transgender students — a move that will do little to deter conservative leaders in Texas from moving forward with the "bathroom bill" currently in the Legislature.  Pulling back on federal protections for transgender students, the administration moved to withdraw the guidelines — which required schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity — because of "legal and procedural" concerns related to how they were issued. view article  arw

Dallas County Schools Has $40 Million Less Than Anticipated

February 2306:51 AM
 

Dallas County Schools is not a traditional school district. It doesn’t operate schools, despite having an elected school board.  DCS is the largest provider for bus transportation for area school districts. With close to 3,000 employees, including bus drivers and crossing guards, DCS operates on a $180 million annual budget.  Earlier this week, trustees learned the budget is so financially fragile, the operation may not be able to pay $14 million in required payments in May. DCS currently projects at $40 million deficit for this fiscal year.  “If we do nothing, there will be problems, but we aren’t going to sit here and do nothing,” board president Larry Duncan said Wednesday.   Duncan points to bad revenue projections, including the sell off of a bus camera system, as reasons for the deficit. view article  arw

Marlin superintendent: State-appointed board settling into new role

February 2306:35 AM
 

The first full meeting of Marlin Independent School District’s new state-appointed school board passed without much formal action, and the board postponed its decision on a new contract for Superintendent Michael Seabolt.  The board of managers discussed the state of the district and its eagerness to learn and serve, Seabolt said in an email Wednesday afternoon. The board plans to discuss Seabolt’s contract during meetings next week, he said. view article  arw

May 2017 Bond Elections

February 2208:31 AM
 

This is a list of all known bond elections for the May 2017 election date. If you have information that we do not have included in our chart please email webmaster@texasisd.com

Preventive Law: Your Sped Director Just Said You Need New SPED Software – Now What?

February 0708:31 AM
 

Providing special education services becomes increasing complex every year. There is simply no way that educators can remember every single law or rule in every single ARD meeting, especially considering the wide variety of students that are served under the special education umbrella of service. This is why there is a healthy business in providing software to school districts to help meet these requirements. These software products both document your decisions in ARD meetings and help a district stay in compliance with special education requirements. Failure to keep appropriate records can be costly to a district should a parent file a TEA complaint or due process hearing, and maintaining legal compliance is a requirement under both state and federal law. Purchasing a software system that meets your district’s needs can be invaluable to help a district stay in compliance.

Tax Rate Verification

February 0608:40 AM
 

UPDATED Please click here and verify your 16-17 tax rate. If you find any errors please email webmaster@texasisd.com. 

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The Essential Toolkit for Handling School Employee Illnesses, Injuries, and Leaves

April 2017

Implementing your district’s policies and programs related to employee illnesses, injuries, and leaves has always been challenging. The laws that impact these programs are constantly evolving, and the employees who work in this area often change too.

This webinar series is a great opportunity for everyone to get up to speed in an accessible and affordable format. Each session will cover a specific topic, but they are designed to be taken as a series. Each session will be one hour long with an optional 15 minute time for Q&A. You can attend these webinar sessions from the comfort of your desk or conference room. You can participate by yourself or share the sessions with others in your district. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and a telephone. If you miss a live session, catch up with a recorded session.

All sessions will be presented by Jennifer A. Powell, one of the firm’s shareholders who is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

 

Audience 

Employees in district central offices charged with working with employee leaves and administrators

 

Registration Fee

$100 each session / $350 for all sessions

 

Webinar Series

4/5/17 - What’s in Your Toolbox, Part 1: Overview of the FMLA and ADA, Including Recent Developments

4/12/17 - What’s in Your Toolbox, Part 2: Overview of the Other Federal and State Laws that Impact Employee Illnesses, Injuries, and Leave

4/19/17 - Let’s Get Our Hands Dirty: Processing Requests for Leave and Monitoring Employee Absences

4/26/17 - Cleaning Up: Returning Employees and Handling Employees Who Cannot Return or Who Need Accommodations

 

All sessions are from 12:00-1:15 pm.

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2016 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

December 0209:00 AM
 

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

Poll: Private school voucher not a popular fix for public schools

February 2409:22 AM
 

Reducing standardized tests is the most popular way to improve the state’s public school system, according to the results of a poll released by the Texas Tribune and the University of Texas on Wednesday. view article  arw

Lake Travis student growth may mean 3 new schools in next decade

February 2409:14 AM
 

The Lake Travis school district will need two new elementary schools and a new middle school within the next decade to keep up with projected student population growth, demographers told the school board during the Feb. 21 board meeting. It comes as no surprise that Lake Travis, with its well-performing schools and increasing residential development, is a high growth district.  view article  arw

4 East Texans arrested for prostitution

February 2408:53 AM
 

According to Gregg County judicial records, on Thursday afternoon, the following men where arrested by the Longview Police Department: view article  arw

Dallas ISD Trustees Approve $50 Million Contract With Dallas County Schools

February 2408:40 AM
 

A Texas state lawmaker says it's time to hold Dallas County Schools accountable. State Rep. Cindy Burkett, R-Sunnyvale, filed a bill Thursday that would put the fate of DCS, the financially troubled school bus agency, back in the hands of local taxpayers.The bill is the first of two proposals expected in the legislature that could ultimately shut down the agency, which serves as the bus contractor for the Aledo, Carrollton/Farmers Branch, Cedar Hill, Coppell, DeSoto, Dallas, Highland Park, Irving, Lancaster, Richardson, Weatherford and White Settlement independent school districts. view article  arw

State penalizes Trinity ISD for Being a Small, Rural School (Dr. John Kaufman)

February 2408:39 AM
 

As the 85th Texas Legislative session is under way, school districts across the state are wondering if equality in state funding will transpire from this session.   For over 30 years, state legislators have penalized school districts with less than 1,600 students and less then 300 square miles by arbitrarily funding the cost per student at a much lower rate then those over 300 square miles.  The legislator’s philosophy for doing this was two fold; first, they understood that the cost per student increased as the number of students in a district decreased.  Many felt that by instituting a smaller multiplier to the smaller area districts they would be more inclined to consider consolidating with a neighboring district rather than face this funding shortfall. 

Dallas ISD Switches Stand on School Suspensions

February 2408:36 AM
 

Dallas ISD approved a measure to change their policy and reduce out-of-school suspensions for pre-kindergarten to second grades. The district has been working on this for months, and even had a task force look at the issue. The task force included educators, parents and advocates in the district. view article  arw

Former DCS Budget Manager Says She’s Not Responsible for Financial Mess

February 2408:35 AM
 

The woman who used to manage the finances at Dallas County Schools is speaking out, saying she's not responsible for the financial crisis at the school bus agency. Denise Hickman, who spoke exclusively to NBC 5 Investigates, was pushed out of DCS in November after she was accused of misusing taxpayer money to pay traffic tickets for school bus drivers who ran red lights. view article  arw

DISD Board Passes ‘Welcoming And Protective’ Resolution

February 2408:34 AM
 

 The Dallas ISD school board passed a resolution Thursday night regarding “welcoming and protective” schools. The resolution designates schools as places to educate all children regardless of their immigration status. It’s also points out that under federal and state law, DISD has no authority or role in determining the immigration status of any of its students or families or enforcing federal immigration laws and that nothing in the resolution should be construed as requiring DISD employees to take any action in violating federal or state law. view article  arw

Post, education officials discuss issues at summit

February 2408:33 AM
 

Military officials met with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit on Thursday. view article  arw

New school voucher plan reveals stark disagreement

February 2408:33 AM
 

A new proposal on school choice has reinvigorated chatter about vouchers with parents and legislators split on the issue, which has at times spanned political differences. Late last month Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick introduced a plan that includes education savings accounts and public funding for parents to send children to private and parochial schools. Senator Don Huffines of Dallas County is a coauthor of SB 3. view article  arw

Results Reveal Five More Dallas ISD Schools with High Levels of Lead, Copper

February 2408:33 AM
 

Additional testing has found high levels of copper and lead in the water in five more Dallas Independent School District buildings.  That brings the total number of schools with elevated metal levels in the water to 12 out of 228 tested, according to Christopher Gray, the district's director of environmental health and safety. view article  arw

Sharyland school board approves financial savings plan

February 2408:32 AM
 

The Sharyland Independent School District has passed a measure that could save over $800,000 on the cost of financing the construction of Sharyland Pioneer High School. On Feb. 21, the school board voted to implement the refinancing plan that Miguel De Los Santos, executive vice president for the Dallas-based Estrada Hinojosa Investment Bankers firm, said would cut the interest rate in half on a bond that financed the high school’s construction. In November 2011 voters passed a bond election for construction of the new $55 million high school, approving a $0.097 cent tax increase. view article  arw

Texas State Senate SB7 Addresses Improper Teacher-Student Relations

February 2408:31 AM
 

Over the past year, the state has seen a spike in improper relationships between teachers and students. Today the State Senate's Education Committee discussed a bill that would crack down on it.Senate Bill 7 would require superintendents to report allegations of teacher misconduct to the Texas Education Agency. view article  arw

Judson ISD looks to fill about 100 positions

February 2408:31 AM
 

The Judson Independent School District will host a job fair Saturday in hopes of filling about 100 positions. District officials said administrators will be at the job fair to meet with interested candidates and provide on-site interviews view article  arw

Dallas ISD makes it tougher to kick its youngest kids out of school

February 2408:31 AM
 

Students in pre-K through second grade can no longer get suspended from school for minor offenses under a new policy adopted by the Dallas school board Thursday night. After nearly two hours of heated debate, trustees eventually approved changes in a 9-0 vote. The district's youngest students can not be kicked out of school for Level I offenses, typically minor issues like small classroom disruptions or talking back to a teacher. They could still be suspended for the more severe Level II discipline problems, such as bullying and fighting, after a second offense in most cases. Trustee Miguel Solis brought the proposal forward after reports showing how minority children -- African American boys in particular -- are suspended at significantly higher rates than other students, including in DISD. view article  arw

Price named Acting Superintendent of Greenville ISD

February 2408:29 AM
 

An acting superintendent has been named for the Greenville Independent School District, as the search for someone to fill the position full time continues. Barbara Price, the district’s Bilingual/ESL Coordinator, was appointed as acting superintendent during Tuesday’s regular session of the Greenville ISD Board of Trustees. view article  arw

Lindsay to name finalist in hunt for superintendent

February 2408:29 AM
 

The Lindsay Independent School District Board of Trustees is expected to name a lone finalist for superintendent of Lindsay ISD on Saturday. Superintendent secretary Janice Stoffels said the special called meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday inside the library at Lindsay High School, 625 Knight Drive in Lindsay. view article  arw