The Early Education Allotment given via HB3 by the 86th Legislature is a new and significant funding source. Since it is new, I had many questions. This video and accompanying data-links detail the changes to prekindergarten and answered most of my questions. There are funding implications involved in the Early Education Allotment, so it is important that everyone is aware of them as we are late into the 19/20 budget preparation.  read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Anthony Roberts, current Principal of Onalaska ISD, has been named New Super of Onalaska ISD.

Robert McLain, current Superintendent of Channing ISD, has been named New Super of Plains ISD.

Gregg Weiss , current Principal of Hawkins ISD, has been named New Super of Silsbee ISD.

Dr. Jason Adams, current Superintendent of North Lamar ISD, has been named New Super of Fairfield ISD.

 

21 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Schulenburg ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant TAMS Executive Director ; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
Vacant West Sabine ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Vacant Houston ISD; Search by: Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates adINFO
Vacant La Joya ISD ; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo and Jaime Munoz adINFO
Vacant Texas Rural Education Association ; Search by: TREA and Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant Lovejoy ISD - Dr. Michael Goddard, Superintendent,Red Oak ISD; Search by: JG Consulting INFO
Vacant Nursery ISD; Search by: Nursery ISD Board of Trustees, assisted by Chris UlcakINFO
Vacant Leander ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Waco ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Monte Alto ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
Vacant Brownsboro ISD; Search by: Brownsboro ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Richard Milburn Academy; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
Lone Finalist Whitney ISD - John McCullough , Director of Secondary Education and Career and Technical Education ,Paris ISD; Search By: Whitney ISD School Board adINFO
Lone Finalist Italy ISD - Dr. Michelle Schwind , Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning ​,Desoto ISD; Search by: Italy ISD School Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Hawley ISD - Cassidy McBrayer , Superintendent ,Whiteface ISD; Search by: ​CCR Educational Consultants adINFO
Lone Finalist Latexo ISD  - Michael Woodard , Principal ,Latexo High School; Search by: Latexo ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Alvin ISD - Carol Nelson , Associate Superintendent of Human Resources ,Alvin ISD ; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP AdINFO
Lone Finalist Santa Gertrudis ISD - Dr. Veronica Alfaro , Interim Superintendent and Human Resources/Payroll Testing Coordinator/ Elementary School Principal ,Santa Gertrudis ISD ; Search by: ​Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist George West ISD  - Dr. Jim Rosebrock , Chief Academic Officer ,Corpus Christi ISD ; Search by: George West School Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Petersburg ISD - Dr. Brian Bibb , High School Principal ,Seymour ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Poolville ISD  - Jeff Kirby, Superintendent,Cotton Center ISD; Search By: Poolville ISD Board of Trustees INFO
Lone Finalist Electra ISD - Ted West, Superintendent,Boyd ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Douglass ISD - Justin Keeling , High School Principal,Woden ISD ; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Hitchcock ISD  - Travis W. Edwards , Superintendent,Bartlett ISD ; Search by: Hitchcock ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Newcastle ISD - Evan Cardwell , High School Principal ,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by: Region 9 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Hubbard ISD  - Tim Norman Superintendent ​Chireno ISD , Superintendent ,Chireno ISD ; Search by: Hubbard ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Joaquin ISD - Ryan Fuller , High School Principal,West Sabine ISD; Search by: Haglund Law Firm, P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Crystal City ISD - Edward Churchill, Director of Student Services ​,Mercedes ISD ; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Channing ISD - Michael Stevens, Principal of 7-12 Grade,Electra ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Boles ISD - Ms. Mikayle Goss, Director,Hunt County Co-op; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Bartlett ISD  - Theodore" Teddy" Clevenger, High School Principal,Teague ISD ; Search by: Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Crandall ISD - Dr. Wendy Eldredge, Deputy Superintendent,Garland ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
Lone Finalist Chico ISD  - Scott Higgins, Superintendent,D'Hanis ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Waxahachie ISD - Dr. Bonny Cain, Interim Superintendent,Waxahachie ISD; Search By: Ray and Associates adINFO
Lone Finalist Seminole ISD - Kyle Lynch, Superintendent,Canadian ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Whiteface CISD - Nate Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent,Plains ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Harleton ISD - Brian Gray, Superintendent,Irion County ISD; Search by: Harleton ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Bellville ISD  - Dr. Nicole Peoenitzsch, Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Innovation,Dripping Springs ISD; Search by: DRV Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Eagle Pass ISD  - Samuel Mijares, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Eagle Pass ISD; Search by: Escamilla & Poneck LLP adINFO
Lone Finalist Bloomington ISD  - Mark Anglin, Superintendent,Broaddus ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Academy ISD - William "Billy" Harlan, Chief Administrative Officer,Corsicana ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Cedar Hill ISD - Gerald Hudson, Superintendent,Jasper ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Kingsville ISD - Elida Bera , Deputy Superintendent ,Judson ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Onalaska ISD - Anthony Roberts , Principal ,Onalaska ISD Junior-Senior High School ; Search by: Onalaska ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
New Super Plains ISD - Robert McLain , Superintendent ,Channing ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
New Super Silsbee ISD - Gregg Weiss , Principal ,Hawkins ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Fairfield ISD - Dr. Jason Adams , Superintendent,​North Lamar ISD; Search by: Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Henderson ISD - Thurston Lamb , Chief of Schools,Duncanville ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Malakoff ISD - Don Layton , Superintendent,Martin's Mill ISD; Search by: Malakoff ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
New Super Cleveland ISD  - Chris Trotter , Chief Administrative Officer ,Tomball ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Cameron ISD - Kevin Sprinkles , Superintendent ,​Academy ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Bowie ISD - Blake Enlow , Principal,​Bowie High School; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Sanger ISD - Tommy Hunter, Superintendent,Brownsboro ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Buna ISD - Donny Lee, Superintendent,Oakwood ISD; Search by: ​Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Blue Ridge ISD - Matt Kimball , Assistant Superintendent ​,San Angelo ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Flour Bluff ISD - Dr. David Freeman , Superintendent ,London ISD; Search By: Joe Kelley, Flour Bluff ISD Interim Superintendent of SchoolsINFO
New Super Ennis ISD - Jay Tullos, Superintendent ,Canton ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Edgewood ISD  - Kristin Prater , Director of Student Services ,Edgewood ISD ; Search by: Arrow Education Services IncINFO
New Super Riesel ISD - Brandon Cope , High School Principal ,Riesel ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Oakwood ISD - Russell Holden, High School Principal,Cayuga ISD; Search by: Dr. Donny Lee adINFO
New Super Gonzales ISD - John Schumacher, Superintendent,Mason ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super San Diego ISD - Rodrigo Pena, Director of Instructional Implementation,San Benito CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Mercedes ISD - Carolyn Mendiola, Assistant Superintendent,Sharyland ISD ; Search by: Waterford School Services adINFO
New Super Corrigan- Camden ISD - Richard Cooper , High School Principal ,Groesbeck ISD; Search by: DRV Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Hardin-Jefferson ISD  - Brad McEachern , Superintendent ,Warren ISD ; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Woodville ISD - Lisa Meysembourg , Superintendent,Schulenburg ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Abernathy ISD - Aaron Waldrip, Superintendent,​Wellman-Union ISD ; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
New Super Warren ISD  - Tammy Boyette, Assistant Superintendent,Stafford MISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Brownsville ISD - Rene Gutierrez , Superintendent,Edinburg ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Central ISD - Justin Risner, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum/ Special Programs Director,Central ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD superintendent announces retirement

July 1906:15 AM
 

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District superintendent Greg Gibson announced Thursday that he is retiring in the next year. view article  arw

TEA appoints different BISD conservator, but details are scarce

July 1906:02 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency has made a change to plans to help the Beaumont Independent School District transition back to local control, but few explanatory details have been made public.  The state agency late last week informed BISD Superintendent Shannon Allen that Darrell Myers, former Cleveland ISD superintendent, would serve as conservator over the district. view article  arw

Superintendent Search: TASB ESS Announces New Superintendent for Bloomington ISD

July 1808:29 AM
 

Bloomington ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Mark Anglin, Superintendent of Broaddus ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Bloomington ISD. Details and updates will appear on our search page.

Preventive Law: What Are the Odds? A Statistical Look at TEA Appointed Independent Hearing Examiners and Their Decisions

July 0308:31 AM
 

Nonrenewal “season” ended last month. That is the season that poorer performing employees are asked if they prefer to resign or be proposed for nonrenewal, and when probationary contract teachers are given a similar option, whether to resign or be terminated effective the end of the school year. Invariably most employees prefer not to have a termination or proposal for nonrenewal on their records and choose to resign.

May 2019 Bond List

March 1808:13 AM
 

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming May 2019 election cycle.

Sharyland HS commemorates 50th anniversary of NASA moon landing

July 1908:42 AM
 

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing, the Sharyland High School History Department-in partnership with the Mission Historical Museum-is presenting a Space Race Rocket Triad exhibit. The exhibit, features three 8-foot scaled models of the American Space Race rockets used by NASA during the 1960s to advance the space race before that fateful moon landing on Sunday, July 20, 1969. view article  arw

‘Tough decisions’: Plano ISD faces $18M budget shortfall despite new school funding law

July 1908:40 AM
 

Advocates are hailing a new Texas education spending bill as a win for public schools, but Plano ISD will enter the 2019-20 school year with an $18 million shortfall and less money than expected to provide for teacher raises. PISD’s current projected deficit is an improvement over the $33.6 million shortfall projected under the previous school finance system. But the district will still have to rely heavily on reserve funds to plug the holes in the budget this coming school year, officials say. view article  arw

Sneak peek: Houston-area school district nears completion on 185-acre collegiate-inspired campus

July 1908:40 AM
 

Check out a video showing the construction progress on Sheldon ISD's 185-acre campus, which is nearing completion. view article  arw

Low cost immunizations offered at Humble ISD schools this summer

July 1908:40 AM
 

Humble ISD has partnered up with the Texas Vaccine Institute to offer low cost vaccinations to students before the start of the school year. The entities will open several clinics at Humble ISD schools throughout the Lake Houston area starting July 29. view article  arw

‘I feel like I’m being targeted’: School board president won’t quit despite law

July 1908:40 AM
 

White Settlement School board President Randy Armstrong isn’t quitting, no matter what the Texas Legislature says. A new law meant to prevent conflicts of interest will force Armstrong out as board president in 2020 — unless he quits his real job. That’s because he works at the Tarrant Appraisal District. That agency decides what your home is worth so the school district can collect taxes on it. view article  arw

Texas School Health Advisory Committee sets benchmarks for FY 2020

July 1908:40 AM
 

The Texas Department of State Health Services released their 2019 Texas School Health Advisory Committee annual report this month. Established through Senate Bill 42 back in 2005, the committee is charged with analyzing school health data, and proposing potential policy solutions where gaps in current legislation exist. The report summarizes the initiatives that the committee discussed during the current fiscal year, and lays out a list of priorities for fiscal year 2020 as well. view article  arw

Plan out your child’s vaccinations before school starts

July 1908:40 AM
 

It’s hard to believe, but we’re about a month away from the first day of school for many East Texas students. That’s why health professionals are urging parents to get their child caught up on vaccines before they head back to class. GMET’s Brennon Gurley talked with experts about why it’s crucial to make sure you don’t put this off. view article  arw

Brian Gray hired as new Harleton ISD chief

July 1908:40 AM
 

Harleton ISD has a new chief at the helm as it prepares for the start of the 2019-20 school year next month. Trustees elected former longtime Union Grove ISD Superintendent Brian Gray as superintendent of Harleton ISD on July 5, Gray said Thursday. view article  arw

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Legal Issues for School Secretaries

Sept-Oct 2019

Prepare your school’s secretary, and first line of defense, with important and helpful information they can use every day. Provide practical methods for handling issues with legal implications a school’s front office frequently confronts. This training will include the latest on bullying, cyberbullying, reporting requirements for SBEC and CPS, FERPA, and social media issues.

 

Topics:

  • Admissions/Enrollment
  • Attendance
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Fingerprinting
  • First Amendment
  • Harassment & Discrimination
  • Residency
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sex Offenders
  • Social Media
  • Student Records
     

Who Should Attend:

School Secretaries, PEIMS Administrators, Office Managers, Attendance Clerks, Counselors

 

Registration Fee

$195 per person

 

Click here for more information and to register online.

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San Antonio ISD administrator leaves to join Holdsworth Center

July 1908:40 AM
 

A San Antonio Independent School District deputy superintendent is leaving to join the Holdsworth Center, an Austin-based organization that works with Texas public schools to improve leadership development. Pauline Dow, who has been SAISD’s deputy superintendent for academics and school leadership since 2017, will become vice president of the Austin-based center, the organization announced Wednesday. view article  arw

After defeats in 2019, a group of Texas lawmakers is teaming up to push criminal justice reform

July 1908:40 AM
 

Lawmakers entered 2019 with high hopes that they could change Texas' bail procedures, death penalty laws and drug policies. But the legislative session ended this summer without major reforms in any of those issues. Trying to prevent a similar outcome in 2021, a bipartisan group of House representatives has banded together to form an uncommon, issue-based caucus in the Texas Capitol: one targeting criminal justice reform. view article  arw

Petrolia ISD to invest thousands into teachers and staff

July 1908:36 AM
 

Petrolia ISD will be announcing Monday that they are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into their teachers and staff. The superintendent David Hedges said, giving back is what's important. “We want our folks to stay here, we want them to grow here, we want then to retire here, and we feel like if we invest in them, then they’re going to do the same, and we’ll continue to get better. Each and every day,” Hedges said. view article  arw

Need for teachers extends further than Wichita Falls ISD

July 1908:35 AM
 

Burkburnett does not have the same need for teachers as Wichita Falls, but superintendent Tylor Chaplin said his district is still under the same pressure of competition for teachers with bigger districts. “Sometimes the salaries in the metroplex are a little bit more attractive than what we can afford to offer,” said Chaplin. view article  arw

Corsicana ISD reviews pre-k, new legislation

July 1908:35 AM
 

The Corsicana ISD Board of Trustees met this week for its regular July meeting. The Board approved an 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. full day Pre-K schedule for the 2019-2020 school year at Drane Learning Center in Corsicana. Elmer Avellaneda, Assistant Superintendent of Special Programs, presented the benefits of the full day schedule. Already high language, math and writing skill metrics as well as social and emotional learning opportunities are expected to improve with a full day of instruction Avellaneda said. view article  arw

Court filings in Rio Grande City school trustee case reveal possible witnesses

July 1908:35 AM
 

Recent court filings in the petition to remove Daniel J. Garcia from the Rio Grande City school board provide new details about the case, including who might be called to testify. Gocha Ramirez, Garcia’s attorney, filed subpoenas for six individuals that, if signed by the judge, would compel them to appear in court to potentially be called upon as witnesses. view article  arw

Wichita Falls ISD working to hire more teachers

July 1908:35 AM
 

The new school year is coming fast, and the WFISD school district needs another 60 teachers. The Associate Superintendent feels confident they will find the teachers that they are need of but, he went on to say that it is getting harder to find teachers in Texoma. “ We are still 60 short which could be like uh oh, but that is for the whole district. That is about where we usually are at this time. We are starting to notice a trend, that it is getting more and more difficult to find qualified staff,” said WFISD Associate Superintendent, Peter Griffiths. Each year, the big job fair is held in April, and then they host another in the summer to replace those that retire or leave. Since the April job fair, the district has hired 125 teachers. view article  arw

Partnership Has Opened Dozens of Enhanced School Parks to the Public

July 1908:33 AM
 

For some school districts in San Antonio, there was some hesitancy to open up elementary and middle school parks to the public after hours.  Unlocking the gates after school and during the summer – while seemingly simple – could open the school up to vandalism, liability if someone got hurt, and unsustainable maintenance costs.  Ron Clary, associate superintendent of operations for Northeast Independent School District (NEISD), had those concerns – especially about graffiti. view article  arw

Hudson PEP sees influx of first-graders after testing policy change

July 1908:30 AM
 

Hudson PEP Elementary School in Longview needs to add three more first-grade classrooms before school starts in August. After Longview ISD switched to just the Iowa Assessment, a national standardized test, for all students in kindergarten through seventh grade, 234 kindergarten students qualified for Hudson PEP, said District Testing Coordinator Catina Love. view article  arw

Splendora ISD Board Approves Grade Configuration And Facilities Improvements

July 1908:30 AM
 

When you think of summer, you think of vacations, especially for school districts, but the Splendora ISD Board of Trustees and administrators have been hard at work to get new construction and renovations underway for the 2019-20 school year and beyond. In the past couple of months, the Board has made key decisions and passed several construction initiatives to keep the district moving forward as the district continues to experience growth. view article  arw

Eustace ISD Free and reduced price meals

July 1908:30 AM
 

The Eustace ISD announced today a change to its policy for serving meals to children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2019/20 school year.  view article  arw

Cleveland ISD taps Hargrave principal as administrator

July 1908:30 AM
 

After serving as the Hargrave High School principal for the past five years, Brandon Perry is leaving Huffman ISD to become the Director of Secondary Schools at Cleveland ISD. Perry graduated from Cleveland ISD and said a small part of him has always wanted give back to the community that invested so much in him. view article  arw

Proposed Leander ISD budget includes 6% increase, mandated tax rate cut

July 1908:30 AM
 

The Leander ISD board of trustees has scheduled an Aug. 22 public budget meeting, when it intends to discuss and probably adopt the proposed 2019-20 school budget and tax rate. The action was taken after a budget development update at the board’s July 18 regular meeting. view article  arw

Lubbock ISD: Funding for full-day pre-K is a game changer

July 1908:30 AM
 

LUBBOCK, Texas - One of the biggest highlights of this year's Texas legislative session: School finance reform. "This one law does more to advance education in Texas than any law I have seen in my adult lifetime in the state of Texas," Gov. Abbott said  At the heart of House Bill 3 is funding set aside for full-day pre-K.  view article  arw

GISD teachers may receive pay raise of at least 9 percent

July 1908:30 AM
 

Teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses who work for the Greenville Independent School District could receive at least a 9 percent raise this coming school year, Superintendent Demetrus Liggins announced at Tuesday’s GISD Board of Trustees meeting.  The increase in pay is in part due to the passing of Texas House Bill 3, which was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on June 11. The piece of legislation is expected to – over the next two years – provide $2 billion to school districts throughout the state to be spent on increases to teacher salaries, but with school librarians, counselors and nurses also being eligible. view article  arw

RETHINKING HIGH SCHOOL GPA

July 1908:30 AM
 

Let’s admit that for any given year high school GPA is a better gauge of game playing and parental oversight than academic performance.  Let’s change the game.  Here’s what I would do.  First, I wouldn’t count lower level courses for GPA calculations. Why should it matter if one freshman got an A and another freshman got a B in Algebra I? It’s Algebra I, not Calculus. If you disagree, then my question is, “Does the score at the end of the first inning in a baseball game really matter?”  view article  arw

Naked photos of Cy-Fair assistant principal shared by middle school students

July 1908:30 AM
 

The 8th-grade assistant principal at Anthony Middle School is on administrative leave after his nude photos made their rounds on social media. A spokesman for the district said they are "very concerned" about the pictures and are conducting an investigation. Parents wonder how the photos got out in the first place. The source of where the photos came from is unknown. view article  arw

Whooping cough cases shut two classes at Antioch church

July 1908:30 AM
 

One of Waco’s largest church congregations has shut down two of its children’s Sunday school classes after discovering two children who attend the services contracted whooping cough last month. Antioch Community Church voluntarily closed the classes June 30 to prevent the spread of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, Executive Pastor Jeff Abshire said. The classes will reopen July 28. view article  arw

Attorneys want school shooting suspect’s statements tossed

July 1908:30 AM
 

Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at school filed a motion to suppress his statements to investigators. The Louisville Courier Journal reports Gabriel R. Parker's attorneys say his statements weren't voluntary, violated his self-incrimination privileges and his right to counsel. view article  arw