Nothing in our recent history illustrates that public education is not a priority for our state leaders more than how we treat public school teachers, staff and retired teachers. Over the years I have watched how we have shorted funding our public schools and teachers while constantly raising expectations. The take-home pay of teachers continues to decline while the cost of benefits constantly rise. There is no logical reason for a public school employee’s family health insurance coverage should cost more than other governmental employees at the same state contribution rate. The state contribution for public school employees is the lowest of all state employees. (The state does not consider teachers to be state employees when funding benefits.) read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Gerald Chandler, current Assistant Superintendent of Lumberton ISD , has been named New Super of Lumberton ISD.

Tammy Jones, current Assistant Superintendent of Palestine ISD, has been named New Super of Troup ISD.

Dr. Trent Edward Lovette, current Chief of Governance, Policy & Program Evaluation of Crowley ISD, has been named New Super of La Vernia ISD.

Mr. Gerald Nixon, current Executive Director of Human Resources of Sweeny ISD, has been named New Super of Hardin ISD.

 

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Vacant Presidio ISD; Search by: Dr. Doug Karr InfoINFO
Vacant Pine Tree ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Alice ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Lake Worth ISD; Search by: Bob E Griggs and AssociatesINFO
Vacant Anahuac ISD; Search by: ​Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. InfoINFO
Vacant Brock ISD; Search by: Former School Board President, Bill C. Cooper InfoINFO
Vacant Waller ISD; Search by: Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. ​InfoINFO
Vacant Texas Association of Rural Schools Executive Director; Search by: The Texas Association of Rural Schools (TARS) Executive Committee InfoINFO
Vacant Plainview ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Caddo Mills ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant West Sabine ISD; Search by: West Sabine ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Victoria ISD; Search by JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Irion County ISD; Search by: Irion County ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Central Heights ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Angleton ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Region 14 Executive Director; Search by Region 14 Service CenterINFO
Vacant Vega ISD; Search by: Vega ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Coleman ISD; Search by: Education Solution and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Hunt ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Quanah ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Vacant Sinton ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Dodd City ISD; Search by: Education Solution and ServicesINFO
Vacant Edgewood ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Mission CISD; Search by: ​McShan Consulting Firm infoINFO
Vacant White Deer ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC infoINFO
Vacant Kerens ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass InfoINFO
Vacant Veribest ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Lipan ISD; Search by: Mike Vinyard, Search Consultant InfoINFO
Vacant Crosby ISD; Search by: JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Dalhart ISD; Search by: Dalhart ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Donna ISD; Search by: JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Lockhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Judson ISD; Search by:​ Walsh Gallegos Trevińo Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Gainesville ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD; Randel Beaver; Retired superintendent from Archer City ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Lone Finalist Port Neches-Groves ISD; Dr. Mike Gonzales; Elementary Principal of Beaumont ISD; Search By: Port Neches-Groves ISD and Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jimmy Creel INFO
Lone Finalist Red Lick ISD;  Brandon Dennard; Assistant Superintendent of North Lamar ISD; Search By Red Lick ISD School BoardINFO
Lone Finalist Tarkington ISD ; Dr. Marc Keith; Assistant Superintendent of Port Neches- Groves ISD; Search By: Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist North Lamar ISD; Dr. Jason Adams; Superintendent in Kerens ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services with Letha Hopkins and Randy HancockINFO
Lone Finalist Lorenzo ISD; Kayla Morrison; Former Asst. Superintendent of Roosevelt ISD; Search By Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Seymour ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC and  Seymour ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Glasscock County ISD; Scott Bicknell; Elementary Principal of Glasscock County; Search by Glasscock County ISD School BoardINFO
Lone Finalist Cedars International Academy; Mr. Varghese Panachakunnil; Federal Programs Administrator of ​Pearsall ISD; Search by Dr. Mark Diaz, current Superintendent of Cedars International Academy, will be conducting the search for his replacement. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Reagan County ISD; Bobby Fryar; Superintendent of Veribest ISD; Search by Reagan County ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Brownfield ISD; Chris Smith; Assistant Superintendent of Slaton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Temple ISD; Dr. Bobby Ott; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction from Temple ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Anna ISD; Michael Comeaux; Superintendent of Post ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Lone Finalist Sharyland ISD; Maria Vidaurri; Superintendent of Robstown ISD; Search By Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.PINFO
Lone Finalist Aledo ISD; Susan K. Bohn; Superintendent of Lockhart ISD; Search by Preston Educational ConsultingINFO
Lone Finalist Kenedy ISD; Diana L. Barrera; Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum in Somerset ISD; Search by: Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Perryton ISD; Dr. Timothy Little; Superintendent of Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Tulia ISD; Tim Glover; Superintendent of Luling ISD; Search by: Tulia ISD School Board InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Aldine ISD - Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent,Lufkin ISD; Search By: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Miles ISD; Clint   Askins; Director of Special Education/504 and Student Services of Floresville ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info.INFO
New Super Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Director; Dr. Kevin Brown; Superintendent of Alamo Heights ISD; Search by Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Valley Mills ISD ; Mike Kelly; Middle School Principal of China Spring ISD; Search By: Valley Mills ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super La Vernia ISD - Dr. Trent Edward Lovette, Chief of Governance, Policy & Program Evaluation,Crowley ISD; Search By: Walsh Gallegos & Education Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Olton ISD; Kevin McCasland; Principal of Seminole ISD; Search by Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Hardin ISD; Mr. Gerald Nixon; Executive Director of Human Resources of Sweeny ISD; Search By Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Lumberton ISD - Gerald Chandler, Assistant Superintendent ,Lumberton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Troup ISD; Tammy Jones; Assistant Superintendent of Palestine ISD; Search by The Board of Trustees of Troup ISD InfoINFO
New Super Conroe ISD - Chris Null, Deputy Superintendent,Conroe ISD; Dr. Curtis Null; Deputy Superintendent of Conroe ISD; Search by Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. INFO
New Super Anna ISD Principal; Shelly Anderson; Associate Principal; Sherman ISD  Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Fannindel ISD; Thomas Bradley; Search by: Fannindel ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO

Health Insurance Costs Could Drive Texas Teachers To Leave

April 2408:35 AM
 

DALLAS (CBS11 I-TEAM) – Another increase in health insurance costs could drive some Texas teachers out of the classroom.  For a teacher making $40,000 a year to have average health insurance for themselves and their family, it is now going to cost them half of their paycheck.  Since 2002, health insurance premiums have more than doubled for Texas teachers. view article  arw

Lufkin ISD trustees hiring consulting firm to help with superintendent search

April 2406:07 AM
 

Lufkin school trustees selected Mike Moses and David Thompson as consultants in the search for a new superintendent during a special meeting Monday morning. Moses is a former Dallas superintendent and the former Texas education commissioner. Thompson is a lawyer at the firm Thompson and Horton in Houston.  Lufkin trustees decided to wait to post the superintendent's job until they had meet with Thompson and Moses and officially sign a contract. That will happen during another special meeting set for noon Thursday at the LISD administration building. view article  arw

Angleton ISD makes superintendent pick

April 2405:46 AM
 

ANGLETON — Phillip Edwards doesn’t view himself as just moving to a new school district. The man selected as the lone finalist to be Angleton ISD’s next superintendent sees it as more than a job.  “I cannot wait to be part of the Angleton family,” Edwards said after trustees voted to offer him the opportunity during a special meeting Monday night. view article  arw

Partnership vote awaits HISD trustees amid questions about plan

April 2405:41 AM
 

Houston ISD trustees face a vote Tuesday on whether to move forward with plans to temporarily give up control over 10 low-performing campuses to a charter school operator, an unprecendented surrender designed to prevent school closures or a state takeover of HISD’s locally elected school board.  The scheduled vote comes as community members and local education leaders clamor for more information about Energized For STEM Academy, the local charter school nonprofit that would take control of the 10 campuses. HISD leaders divulged the name of Energized For STEM Academy, which already runs four in-district HISD charters, on Friday without releasing details on the arranagement. Already, the region’s largest teachers union and some education advocates have railed against the proposal and alleged Energized For STEM Academy’s leaders have engaged in questionable real estate practices. view article  arw

TRS Board Meets, Votes on Rate of Return Assumption

April 2308:41 AM
 

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees met today to discuss changing the rate of return assumption for the pension fund. The TRS Board of Trustees took two votes on changing the rate of return assumption. Neither vote passed. As a result, the board will postpone voting on the issue again until its July meeting. The first vote to change the rate of return assumption was proposed by Trustee James Nance. Nance and three other members voted to change the rate of return assumption to 7.5 percent. However, the measure required five votes to pass. Subsequently, Trustee Christopher Moss proposed to change the rate of return assumption to 7.25 percent. His measure also didn’t receive the five-vote minimum to pass. view article  arw

Houston ISD partnership proposal met with skepticism, questions

April 2305:43 AM
 

A long-awaited proposal from Houston ISD to temporarily surrender control over 10 of its lowest-performing schools is facing mixed reviews ahead of a crucial vote Tuesday.  Case in point: the president of Houston’s largest teachers union, Zeph Capo, blasted the proposal to allow Energized For STEM Academy to run all 10 schools as ill-conceived and hastily arranged, saying he has “no confidence that this is in the best interest of children.” Meanwhile, Board of Trustees President Rhonda Skillern-Jones defended the arrangement as “the best choice of all the bad choices” available to HISD, which faces forced campus closures or a state takeover of its locally elected school board without a partnership. view article  arw

Preventive Law: Independent Educational Evaluations Check Your District’s Criteria!

April 0208:35 AM
 

Did you know that every time your special education staff completes an evaluation for a special education student, the parent of that student can request the same evaluation be performed by an outside person, with the cost of that evaluation paid out of district funds? The parent’s right to this request--called an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)—is outlined in §300.502 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA.) More and more parents are asking for IEEs, and the costs can have a big impact on special education budgets.

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Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

Waco ISD leaders’ frustration mounts as deadline nears for deal on struggling schools

April 2408:40 AM
 

Waco school officials are still trying to close a deal with the state to keep five underperforming schools from closing by forming a new in-district charter school system.  But their patience with the Texas Education Agency is wearing thin as they encounter what they describe as an ever-changing web of rules and requirements that would add new layers of bureaucracy.  Now Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson is going a step further, suggesting that the school district may challenge the state in federal court over its threat to close the schools. view article  arw

Houston:  HISD considers charter partnership

April 2408:40 AM
 

Energized For STEM Academy Inc., an organization run by NAACP Houston Branch President James Douglas and former Houston ISD trustee Paula Harris, has been selected as the potential partner to run 10 long-struggling HISD schools at risk of triggering major state sanctions this year.  HISD trustees are scheduled to vote Tuesday on negotiating and executing a contract with Energized For STEM Academy, which already runs seven in-district charter schools in HISD, to take over operations of the 10 schools ahead of the 2018-19 school year, according to a public meeting notice posted Friday.  view article  arw

Houston:  ‘Funeral’ held ahead of Houston ISD charter vote Tuesday

April 2408:40 AM
 

HOUSTON – Houston ISD trustees have a big decision to make Tuesday.  They will vote on whether to move forward with plans to temporarily give up control over 10 low- performing schools, allowing a charter school operator to take over  There's already a planned protest, and the opposition isn't just calling it a protest. They're calling it a funeral for those schools. view article  arw

TASBO: Courses for Certification

April 2408:40 AM
 

TASBO will offer four courses over two days in Kilgore (Region 7 ESC). This series is ideal for anyone working towards a TASBO certification or interested beginning the process. view article  arw

Victoria:  VISD to conduct closed meetings before naming superintendent choice

April 2408:40 AM
 

The Victoria school district Board of Trustees will have two special meetings before they select the finalist for its superintendent position.  Board members are expected to announce their choice for superintendent April 24. Then they will negotiate a contract before the permanent choice is made May 15.  Current Superintendent Robert Jaklich announced in December he plans to retire effective Aug. 31. view article  arw

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April - June 2018

Construction Procurement
Episode I: A Bid to Survivie - The Rise of the Procurist

 

If you only attend one construction procurement training this year, this is the one to choose. Whether you are new to construction procurement or it’s been a while since your last project, you will get the foundation you need to succeed. Ask around, if you come to this training you will be ready to go when the board says it’s time to build. 

 

Training Dates

4/17/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
5/11/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
6/15/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
7/16/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX

 

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Design Phase
Episode II: The Best Laid Plans

 

This session teaches how to handle negotiations, communications, and pressure when dealing with designers, contractors, and even the board; unique problems and features of the available methods of delivery; and what your architect and construction manager should deliver during the design phase.

 

Training Dates

5/16/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
6/20/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
7/17/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX

 

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Construction Phase and Beyond
Episode III: Operation Build

 

In this, the third of our three-part series, learn how to get what you paid for. That means knowing what you paid for in terms of the responsibilities of the design pro’s and construction team. It means knowing how to document unsatisfactory performance, knowing when to pay the money, and how not to pay more than you owe. Termination, warranties, construction claims, change orders, time extensions, final payment, and bond claims are all essential concepts we cover in this training.

 

Learn how to get what you paid for, handle designer/contractor turf wars, change orders, and delays. Learn document failures to meet contractual obligations, end relationships or try to save floundering projects. Learn bond claim essentials and strategies to avoid disputes and construction defects.

 

Training Dates

5/17/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
6/21/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
7/18/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX

 

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Shutdown of Texas schools probe shows Trump administration pullback on civil rights

April 2408:38 AM
 

Beside a highway in Bryan, Texas, tucked between a motorcycle bar and the county jail, stands a low-slung, sprawling complex with tinted windows, sandstone walls and barbed wire lining parts of its roof. A roadside sign identifies it as the Brazos County Juvenile Justice Center.  One Friday afternoon last October, after an incident at nearby Arthur L. Davila Middle School, a police officer arrested 13-year-old Trah’Vaeziah Jackson and brought her to the juvenile detention facility. She cried as employees patted her down, cut off her hair extensions, and took her photo and fingerprints. She was served dinner — chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and an apple in a styrofoam box with a carton of milk — but had no appetite. view article  arw

None injured in crash with Kilgore ISD bus

April 2408:36 AM
 

No one was injured in a traffic accident involving a Kilgore ISD school bus Monday morning, according to KISD Superintendent Cara Cooke.  Gregg County sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash just after 7 a.m. on Texas 31.  Cooke said paramedics were called to the accident to check the children on the bus for any injuries received in the wreck. view article  arw

Today is Texas redistricting day at SCOTUS

April 2408:33 AM
 

The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will take their seats Tuesday morning to hear a case that could remake the political map of Texas. Hidden in the legalese of “interlocutory injunctions” and “statutory defects” is this simple question for the justices to dissect: Did the Republican-led state Legislature purposely draw its last legislative and congressional boundaries to subvert the voting power of Latino and African-American voters?  The answer, expected by June, could influence the racial and partisan makeup of the state’s political districts, culminating a long, high-stakes legal battle that has the potential to turn Texas a little more blue. view article  arw

Park Cities:  Residents Resist What They See as Inappropriate Architecture

April 2408:33 AM
 

Some Park Cities residents look at Highland Park ISD’s plans for rebuilding Bradfield Elementary School and see what’s missing.  Architectural drawings show no pitched roof, no double-hung windows, and no cast stone decorative quatrefoils like those common on the 91-year-old school building facing demolition.  “Quatrefoil is basically our town logo,” Kristen Woolery, an interior designer and one of many residents fighting for changes, told the Highland Park Town Council in April. “We can’t neglect our architectural integrity. We have a responsibility to future generations.” view article  arw

Lexington ISD faces challenging budget cuts after mine closure

April 2408:32 AM
 

Lexington ISD is struggling with how to balance an anticipated $700,000 budget shortfall. That's the worst-case scenario after a mine outside of Elgin started shutting down this year. The small community, about 40 miles east of Austin, hasn't seen their school district tax rate increase in a decade. However, this year that rate could jump to the state maximum after Luminant -- a major payer on their property tax role -- shuttered their Three Oaks Mine.  "There's been rumors for years that there's the possibility of a closing but it finally came to pass in January," says Lexington ISD Superintendent Tonya Knowlton. view article  arw

Texas: Disgusting State Pressure by Texas Education Agency on Schools Serving Black and Brown Students

April 2408:30 AM
 

Jullian Vasquez Heilig got the right terminology: The Texas Education Agency has pulled a “gangster move” on black and brown children in Houston public schools. TEA has warned the Houston Independent School Board that it must privatize the 10 lowest performing schools or face a state takeover. view article  arw

Texas’ low teacher pay is ‘shameful,’ largest educators lobby says

April 2408:30 AM
 

Texas remains in the bottom third of states in per-student funding of public schools but is holding steady. On teacher pay, though, its ranking among states has slipped, the country's largest teachers lobby reported Monday. This school year, average pay is $53,167 in Texas, compared with a national average of $60,483, according to the National Education Association. view article  arw

Art Martin Discusses Issues In Lubbock ISD School Board Race

April 2408:30 AM
 

Monday on The Chad Hasty Show, Art Martin, candidate for Lubbock ISD School Board, joined Chad in the KFYO studio to discuss issues in the race. Martin described his history and experience qualifying him for the position, and discussed issues in the race including school funding and budgeting. view article  arw

Copperas Cove ISD will consider resignation agreement with Jack Welch

April 2408:30 AM
 

The Copperas Cove ISD Board of Trustees will consider and possibly approve a resignation and retirement agreement with Athletic Director Jack Welch, whose absence was first reported last week.  Welch has been the head football coach since 1994. Last week, multiple sources told Channel 6 his office had been cleaned out and the locks had been changed. view article  arw

Hays CISD board approves turning Fuentes Elementary into a fine arts-focused school

April 2408:25 AM
 

After a nearly year-long process, Hays CISD board of trustees approved Fuentes Elementary School becoming a fine arts-focused campus Monday night.  During the Hays CISD board of trustees meeting on April 16, Fuentes Elementary School Principal Regina Butcher presented what would be needed for the 632 students currently enrolled at Fuentes to have a curriculum with emphasis on fine arts. view article  arw

Texas City: Help us touch tomorrow — today, support TCISD bond

April 2408:25 AM
 

On Feb. 13, the Texas City Independent School District trustees unanimously voted to call a bond election to be placed on the May 5 ballot. The single proposition totaling about $136.1 million, will address these three main elements of critical need: 1. Aging facilities: Build new Manuel Guajardo Jr. Elementary, La Marque Primary School, La Marque Elementary School, La Marque Middle School and repair and/or replace several other roofs and parking lots. view article  arw

Federal money to connect Texas schools to fiber at risk, officials say

April 2408:25 AM
 

Delays and denials by the federal government are putting Texas schools at risk of losing millions of dollars in potential subsidies that would help pay for installing high-speed fiber internet in classrooms, according to state officials. Last year, state lawmakers approved $25 million to help school districts over the 2018-19 budget period replace or install fiber-optic cable, arguably the fastest, most reliable and scalable form of internet access available. In return, the federal government promised to match the state money dollar-for-dollar through the E-Rate Program, administered by the Federal Communications Commission through a nonprofit organization called the Universal Service Administrative Company, or USAC. Texas will shell out $6 million this year and, based on applications from school districts, the state is estimated to pay $16.4 million next year. view article  arw

The Two Sides of the Arguments Against San Angelo ISD’s $148.9 Million Bond

April 2408:25 AM
 

The San Angelo ISD Board of Trustees wants its citizens to consider increasing the district’s debt by $148.9 million to build new facilities and to rehab other facilities. The major projects proposed include a brand new McGill Elementary School building and three additional elementary schools to be more than 80 percent rebuilt. The McGill building is estimated to cost at least $22 million alone. Also included is a $31 million multi-purpose gymnasium building for Central High School. A new alternative education campus is also proposed. view article  arw

Salado ISD voters to consider $49.4 million bond

April 2408:25 AM
 

SALADO — Early voting for the $49.4 million proposed Salado school bond began Monday, and the district will hold a final presentation Thursday evening for those who need more information on the issue.  If approved, the bond will pay for a new middle school, new baseball and softball facilities, and other campus improvements. The majority of the bond, $42 million, would be used to build the middle school campus and additional hallways near other school buildings.  Election Day is May 5. Early voting continues daily through Tuesday, May 1. view article  arw

DeSoto ISD Considering Big Changes to Administrative Staff

April 2408:25 AM
 

The DeSoto Independent School District is considering sweeping changes in the administrative staff.  The school board is considering a controversial   recommendation to not renew contracts for several administrators.  This comes after the former superintendent was "relieved of his duties" last month. At Monday's school board meeting, many of the agenda items were related to changing the way the district does business, from the national search for a new superintendent, to how kids are being taught in the classroom. view article  arw

2 bond project updates OK’d at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD trustees meeting

April 2408:25 AM
 

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees approved two updates to the district’s bond projects at their meeting April 23. GCISD Chief Operations Officer Paula Barbaroux and Superintendent Robin Ryan detailed the updates and their respective costs to the board Monday night. view article  arw

STEM Day inspires, fascinates

April 2408:25 AM
 

It’s all about hands-on learning when the Judson Independent School District rolls out its annual STEM Day. This year’s expo at Wagner High School was no exception. Thousands of students and parents flocked to the school April 7 to engage in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based activities that not only demonstrate scientific properties, but are fun to do. view article  arw

Bellmead: La Vega ISD considers pre-K for 3-year-olds

April 2408:25 AM
 

BELLMEAD, Texas (KWTX) The La Vega Independent School District is considering adding a pre-kindergarten class for 3-year old students.  According to the district's Facebook page, La Vega is considering adding a pilot pre-kindergarten class.  According to Lisa Seawright, principal of La Vega Primary School, the pilot class would accept 22 three-year-old students.  She said the district has been getting a lot of calls from parents inquiring about a class for younger children. view article  arw

Big Spring ISD addresses alleged threats at high school

April 2408:25 AM
 

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) -  Big Spring ISD has released a statement on their Facebook page regarding numerous alleged threats at Big Spring High School.  You can read Big Spring ISD's full statement below:  "Notice: There has been activity on social media in the last 24 hours alleging that a student or students have threatened to do harm to students on the BSHS campus. According to one post, a student made a threat within hearing of a teacher.  view article  arw

Amarillo ISD partners with parents to keep students safe on social media

April 2408:25 AM
 

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Independent School District is providing families with information and tips to keeps students safe while online through parent forums. The forums focus on how the district is teaching digital citizenship and how parents can reinforce these lessons at home as they guide and monitor their children.   view article  arw