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Yesterday’s Joint House Hearing of the Appropriations Committee and Public Education Committee was a “gold mine” for those desiring to learn about Texas school funding.  Today, the House panels will again spotlight Texas education funding (View Hearing 9 AM today). read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent, Martinsville ISD, has been named New Super of Big Sandy ISD.

Brian Morris, Asst. Superintendent, Hallsville ISD, has been named New Super of Columbus ISD.

Troy Roberts, Superintendent, Tom Bean ISD, has been named New Super of Huckabay ISD.

Fernando Castillo, Deputy/Acting Superintendent, Donna ISD, has been named New Super of Donna ISD.

Steve Wolf, Principal, Motley County ISD, has been named New Super of Lazbuddie ISD.

 

29 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Jasper ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Martinsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Premont 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 Westwood ISD; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
Vacant Perrin Whitt CISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Region 15 ESC Executive Director; Search by ESC 15 Board of Directors InfoINFO
Vacant Water Valley ISD
 ; Search by the Water Valley ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Jim Hogg County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Rogers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Navasota ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Tom Bean ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Weslaco ISD; Search by Ivan F. Pérez, at Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.P  InfoINFO
Vacant Allen ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Vacant Rochelle ISD; Search by ESC Region 15  InfoINFO
Vacant Edgewood ISD (Bexar County);  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Sweeny ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Kerrville ISD; Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Vernon ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Region 3 Executive Director; Search by Region 3 Service CenterINFO
Vacant Zapata County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Stanton ISD ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Clyde ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant West Oso ISD; Search by West Oso ISD  BoardINFO
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 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 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 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
Lone Finalist Crowell ISD - Pam Norwood, Director of Special Programs,Chapel Hill ISD, Mount Pleasant, TX ; Search by ESC 9 & Darren Francis - No longer taking applicationsINFO
Lone Finalist Leander ISD - Dr. Dan Troxell, Superintendent,Kerrville ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLP INFO
Lone Finalist Buckholts ISD - Nancy Sandlin , Principal,Edna ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services 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 Paint Creek ISD  - Cheryl Floyd, Interim Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Caldwell ISD - Andrew Peters, Superintendent,Marfa 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

Texas Schools May Be Flouting Law on Registering Students to Vote

September 2906:16 AM
 

Hundreds of Texas high schools are likely flouting state requirements that they register eligible students to vote, new data suggests.  Fewer than 4 percent of the state’s 3,709 high schools had asked the secretary of state for voter registration applications as of Sept. 13, according to agency data compiled by the Texas Civil Rights Project.  That's despite a long-standing Texas law — geared at bolstering civic participation among youngsters — that requires principals or other designated registrars to distribute registration forms and notices to eligible high school students at least twice each year. view article  arw

Congratulations to Arlington’s Cavazos Wins Superintendent Of The Year In Texas, Thanks To Mom And Okra

September 2606:55 AM
 

Marcelo Cavazos, the man who leads Arlington’s schools system, was named Texas Superintendent of the Year this afternoon. The honor came at the annual Texas Association of School Boards conference in Houston – and it includes a $5,000 prize. The five finalists also included another North Texan, DeSoto superintendent David Harris. view article  arw

November 2016 Bond List

September 0708:41 AM
 

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming November 2016 election cycle.

Preventive Law: Delete This! – Social Media and Records Retention

September 0208:31 AM
 

Does your district have a Facebook page? A Twitter feed? How about an Instagram or other social media account? How about your sports teams? Your individual campuses? Chances are that your district has at least some official social media presence, even if it’s not actively managed or maintained – and chances are that you’re forgetting something important when it comes to each and every official post made by your district. So I have just one more question (and I promise that this isn’t a joke): are you maintaining records of those social media posts in accordance with the state’s record retention schedules?

2016 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

August 2109:00 AM
 

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

South Carolina:  Volunteer firefighter credited with stopping South Carolina school shooter

September 2908:40 AM
 

A volunteer South Carolina firefighter was being hailed as a hero after being able to subdue a teen gunman who opened fire at an elementary school Wednesday.  According to Fox Carolina, authorities said a 14-year-old opened fire on the Townville Elementary School playground just before 2 p.m. Two male students and a female teacher were struck by the gunfire.  Anderson County Emergency Management Director Taylor Jones said that a teacher called 911 and Townville firefighter Jamie Brock was one of the first to arrive on the scene. Jones said Brock engaged the gunman and “took him down,” and held him until deputies arrived.  A minute later, the gunman was in custody. view article  arw

Outgoing Lawmakers: Boost Public Ed Funding to Fix School Finance

September 2908:40 AM
 

Read!  Texas House budget and public education leaders said Wednesday that the best way to overhaul the state’s school finance system is to increase the base amount of money it gives to each district per student.  While costly, boosting the “basic allotment” — currently $5,140 per student — would help ease systemic funding inequities among the state’s 1,200 school districts and reduce the growing number of wealthier districts that are required to send money to the state to help buoy poorer ones, according to state Reps. John Otto of Dayton and Jimmie Don Aycock of Killeen. The two Republicans, who are both retiring before the 2017 legislative session, chair the House Appropriations and Public Education committees, respectively. view article  arw

26 Texas schools receive 2016 national Blue Ribbon honors

September 2908:40 AM
 

26 Texas schools receive 2016 national Blue Ribbon honors

The Brief: House Panels Shine Spotlight on Education Funding

September 2908:39 AM
 

The state's complex system of funding public schools was in the spotlight onWednesday as the Texas House's budget writing committee and panel with oversight of public education examined ways to fix how the state pays to educate students.  The committees' chairmen offered their conclusion that the best way to rebuild the state’s school finance system is to increase the “basic allotment,” or the base amount of money given to each district per student. Currently, the state’s wealthier districts are required to send money to the state to help poorer ones to survive, under a more than 20-year-old system of recapturing and redistributing local property tax dollars better known as Robin Hood. Increasing the basic allotment — which is currently around $5,140 per student — could help ease funding inequities and lower the amount of money the state is required to send to a small number of school districts every year. view article  arw

Austin: AISD stands to lose most if lawmakers don’t reverse ‘Robin Hood’ law

September 2908:38 AM
 

State lawmakers are tackling school finance during hearings at the Capitol this week, and there are some big opinions about the program known for stealing from the wealthy and giving to the poor. The Austin Independent School District stands to lose more than any other district in the state. Due to Austin's high property appraisal rates, AISD pays the most through the Recapture Law, also known as the "Robin Hood" plan. view article  arw

Central Texas districts push for change to school finance system

September 2908:38 AM
 

Several Central Texas school districts are pushing for changes to the state’s school finance system, saying state government relies too much on local tax revenue to fund education. Under the state’s school finance system, districts with high property values — including Austin and several smaller districts in the city’s western and northern suburbs — must send a portion of their property tax revenue to the state to subsidize districts in other parts of Texas, where property values are low.  The state contributes about 41 percent of the total funding for schools in Texas, while local revenue from property taxes accounts for 48 percent. view article  arw

Lawmakers begin groundwork for possible school finance overhaul

September 2908:37 AM
 

Changing the way Texas funds its public schools would have huge ripple effects through the state's economy because the tax structure can affect where people live and how business is conducted, experts told a panel of lawmakers. view article  arw

State steps in to run Marlin ISD

September 2908:37 AM
 

MARLIN, TX (KXXV) - According to a letter from the Texas Education Commissioner, the Texas Education Agency will be taking over Marlin Independent School District, appointing a new board of managers and promoting the current monitor to a conservator.  The school district failed to meet the academic accountability ratings for the fifth year in a row, causing the state to step in. Last year, the district made an agreement that if they failed the accountability ratings again, the state could appoint a board of managers.  Dr. Michael Seabolt became superintendent of Marlin ISD a little over a year ago, while the district was struggling to meet state standards. view article  arw

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Legal Issues for School Secretaries

Sept - Nov 2016

Arm your school's first line of defense, your school secretary, 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. 

 

Topics:

  • Admissions/Enrollment
  • Attendance
  • Bullying
  • 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

 

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Why is special education enrollment so low in Dallas? Superintendent Hinojosa wants to know

September 2908:37 AM
 

The rate of students in special education in Dallas ISD has dropped in the past decade — from about 8.2 percent to just below 7 percent — but leaders can’t say why.  Most other large, urban districts throughout the country have significantly higher rates. Dallas Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said Wednesday he wants a third-party review to get answers.  This comes after reports from the Houston Chronicle that suggest the state is keeping students out of special education programs by setting an enrollment cap of 8.5 percent per district. The newspaper implies that districts — including Dallas — are withholding services from students in need. view article  arw

With ‘Super Lice’ in Texas schools, a call for more parent education

September 2908:35 AM
 

Lice are a part of life. Here in Texas, the state urges school districts to keep children in school, even if they have the parasites. But as lice become more resistant to over-the-counter treatments, parent frustration is rising with the number of cases in their children’s classrooms. view article  arw

Texas schools must test for lead in drinking water and address problems

September 2908:32 AM
 

During the past year, the nation has watched a tragedy unfold in Flint, Mich., where the drinking water was severely contaminated by lead. Since kids returned to school last month, it's important to know that lead in drinking water is also a major problem in schools across the country, including right here in Texas.  Lead exposure, especially for children, can cause very serious health problems, including decreased bone and muscle growth, damage to the nervous system and kidneys, and developmental delays. In adults, lead exposure can cause kidney failure and high blood pressure. view article  arw

Texas business group adds voice to chorus opposing ‘bathroom bills’

September 2908:31 AM
 

The Texas Association of Business, arguably the most powerful business lobbying group in the state, said this week that it does not support so-called “bathroom bills” that some Texas lawmakers are pushing.  The controversial legislative proposals have received support from prominent Texas conservative politicians such as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. These proposals have been vigorously opposed by Texas civil rights groups, who note that similar legislation in North Carolina also nullified living-wage and nondiscrimination laws in that state, and business advocates, who fear economic repercussions in Texas should such a law pass. view article  arw

Bryan:  Superintendent Wallis’ status still uncertain

September 2908:31 AM
 

Bryan schools Superintendent Tommy Wallis was absent during Wednesday night’s special school board meeting, where trustees met behind closed doors for more than four hours to discuss his contract. Wallis has been on personal leave from his position since Thursday, and the following day the matter was the sole item placed on the agenda. The board consulted with the school district’s attorney, various district administrators and “external counsel” about issues pertaining to Wallis’ contract, according to board President Douglas Wunneburger. No action was taken at the conclusion of the meeting, and no additional details were revealed by the board. view article  arw

Three East Texas Schools receive national Blue Ribbon honors

September 2908:30 AM
 

Three East Texas Schools have been named in the National Blue Ribbon honors program. view article  arw

United ISD Hwy 359 Schools Elementary #28 and Middle School #10 Official Groundbreaking

September 2908:30 AM
 

Official Groundbreaking team for Hwy 359 Schools, Elementary #28 and Middle School #10 consisting of school Board Members, Juan Roberto Ramirez, Ricardo Rick Rodriguez, Ramiro Veliz III, Superintendent of Schools, Roberto J. Santos, United ISD Management, Eloy and Bonnie Garcia Family, contractors, engineers and Architect leading projects and student representatives from Antonio Gonzalez Middle School and Zaffirini Elementary School.

PREMONT ISD HIRES ARROW EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO CONDUCT SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

September 2908:29 AM
 

The board of trustees of the Premont Independent School District has contracted with Arrow Educational Services, Inc. to assist them in their search for a new superintendent. Arrow president/CEO Dr. Russell Marshall and lead consultant/COO Jim Dunlap will conduct the search. Updates will be available on TexasISD.com and arrowsearchinc.com as the search progresses.    

Midland ISD Interim Superintendent Lays Out Plan to Improve Schools

September 2908:29 AM
 

Nearly one month in office and Midland ISD interim superintendent Rod Schroder has his eyes set on improving all campuses. Schroder presented his vision to school board members at their most recent meeting. He says there are three areas he'd like to focus on. Those include: creating a growth mindset, meaning making all students believe they can be successful. He also wants to create a no excuses philosophy inside all classrooms and improve upon the current instructional process. view article  arw

Bryan superintendent Wallis absent from board meeting; few details revealed by trustees

September 2908:29 AM
 

Bryan schools Superintendent Tommy Wallis was absent during Wednesday night’s special school board meeting, where trustees met behind closed doors for more than four hours to discuss his contract. view article  arw

West Oso superintendent agrees to resign for $145K

September 2908:29 AM
 

An agreement that will allow West Oso ISD's superintendent to resign instead of possibly being terminated has been reached, according to Tony Resendez, the district's legal counsel.  A $145,000 settlement was reached and Elizabeth Saenz's resignation will go into effect Oct. 4, Resendez said. The Caller-Times requested a copy of the agreement.  Saenz was placed on administrative leave in July and was facing termination because of financial mismanagement and spotty attendance, among other allegations listed in documents about her potential firing. Trustees had a special meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the matter and voted to approve the resignation agreement, Resendez said. view article  arw

Local Democrats Another Shot at Education Board

September 2908:25 AM
 

Texas State Board of Education candidate Judy Jennings just wants to get out of the 1600s. The local Democrat and North­west Austin resident is mounting her third challenge for a spot on the statewide education board to – as she puts it – get teachers and students into the current century. view article  arw

Trustees to vote on campus plans to aid struggling elementaries

September 2908:25 AM
 

The Fort Bend ISD school board will vote in October to approve state-mandated intervention plans for the district’s two schools that did not meet state standards during the 2015-2016 school year. view article  arw

It’s A.L.I.V.E.: Mesquite ISD program seeks to showcase district to community

September 2908:25 AM
 

Mesquite ISD’s A.L.I.V.E. (Active Leaders Inspired by a Vision of Excellence) program annually gives community members an insight into the daily operations of the city’s largest employer. view article  arw

Denton ISD’s eighth middle school named for Rudy and Rosemary Rodriguez

September 2908:25 AM
 

After a lenghty open meeting, board members deliberated into the early morning hours Wednesday during closed session and voted unanimously to dub the building the Dr. Rudy and Rosemary Rodriguez Middle School. The name honors a local couple who share a passion for education and have contributed to Denton schools since the 1970s. view article  arw

Van Alstyne ISD to become a “district of innovation”

September 2908:25 AM
 

Districts of innovation were recently introduced to Texas schools, granting more freedoms to local school boards. view article  arw

Leander ISD checks all school visitors against sex offender registry

September 2908:25 AM
 

 Three are in the hospital following a school shooting in South Carolina, and KXAN wanted to know what changes local districts have made to help keep your children safe. view article  arw

Nine Dallas-area schools earn national Blue Ribbon status

September 2908:25 AM
 

The Dallas-Fort Worth area schools recognized are: Cross Timbers Elementary School, Azle ISD. Rosemeade Elementary School, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. George Bannerman Dealey International Academy, Dallas ISD. George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Vanguard, Dallas ISD. School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell  Townview Center, Dallas ISD. Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Fort Worth ISD. Hillside Academy for Excellence, Garland ISD. Legacy Christian Academy Lower School in Frisco, private. Prince of Peace Catholic School in Plano, private. view article  arw

THOUSANDS SIGN PETITION CALLING FOR LESS HOMEWORK IN KATY ISD

September 2908:15 AM
 

One high school sophomore is on a crusade for less homework and he's asking students/parents in his district to join him. Cinco Ranch High School student, Luke A. started an online petition calling for Katy ISD to reduce homework. More than 4,00 people signed the petition within a few hours and right now it has nearly 7,500 signatures.   view article  arw

Charge dropped against second adult who had sex with Conroe ISD student

September 2908:15 AM
 

A former high school referee who had sex with a Conroe ISD student will not face a charge of improper relationship with a student as an educator. view article  arw