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Today is the first day for early voting in the May 6 elections; early voting is from today(April 24) through May 2 with election day following on May 6. The news cycles will be filled with news of school board candidates and bond elections.It is a little early for TREs.There are 55 school districts with bond proposals on the ballots requesting $5,496,595 in funding.(Premium members can access the TexasISD list here.) read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Micah Dyer, former Superintendent of Lovelady ISD, has been named New Super of Cuero ISD.

Melissa Gonzales, former High School Principal of Refugio ISD, has been named New Super of Refugio ISD.

Kevin Newsom, former Superintendent of Brackett ISD, has been named New Super of Medina ISD.

James Lenamon, former Assistant Superintendent of McGregor ISD, has been named New Super of McGregor ISD.


48 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Jim Hogg County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Clyde ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Extended Deadline InfoINFO
Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by the Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Raymondville ISD; ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Industrial ISD; Search by Industrial ISD Board InfoINFO
Vacant Gorman ISD; Search by ESC 14 & Ronnie Kincaid Info INFO
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 Farwell ISD; Farwell Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Harts Bluff ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Texas City ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Vacant Boerne ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Abbott ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Keller ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Friendswood ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Johnson City ISD; Search By EDSAS and Don Rogers and Lance Johnson infoINFO
Vacant Morton ISD; Search By Region 17 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant ESC 18 Executive Director; Search by the ESC 18 Board of Directors Info INFO
Vacant Gladewater ISD; Search by: Gladewater Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Blanco ISD; Search By TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Hidalgo ISD; Search By:O’Hanlon McCollom & DemerathINFO
Vacant Frisco ISD; Search By Preston Educational Consulting (Assisted by Dr. John Horn)INFO
Vacant Edcouch Elsa ISD; Search by Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano infoINFO
Vacant West Hardin ISD; Search by the Board of Trustees of West Hardin ISD infoINFO
Vacant Bridgeport ISD ; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info.INFO
Vacant Frost ISD; Search By The Board of Trustees of Frost ISD infoINFO
Vacant Junction ISD; Search By ESC Region 15 infoINFO
Vacant Decatur ISD; Search by Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Seguin ISD; Search by Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Stockdale ISD; Stockdale ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Lovelady ISD; Search By Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Hamlin ISD; Search By Region 14 ESC & Ronnie Kincaid infoINFO
Vacant Maud ISD; Search by Maud ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Gordon ISD; Search By Leasor Crass P.C. info INFO
Vacant Brackett ISD ; Search By Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Adrian ISD; Search By Adrian ISD Board of Trustees and Cox Educational Consulting infoINFO
Vacant Shepherd ISD; Search By Shepherd ISD Board of Trustees and DRV Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant McMullen County ISD; Search By: McMullen County ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
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 Kirbyville ISD - Tommy Wallis, Former Superintendent,Bryan ISD; Search by ESC 5 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Snyder ISD; Dr. Eddie Bland, Former Bridgeport Superintendent; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Claude ISD - Brock Cartwright, Superintendent,Hamlin ISD; Search by the Claude ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Lone Finalist Llano ISD; Mac Edward, Former Superintendent of Paradise ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Lockney ISD - Jim Baum, High School Principal,Iraan-Sheffield ISD; Jim Baum,former High School Principal of ​Iraan-Sheffield ISD; Search by the Lockney ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Calvert ISD - Lynn Ponder, High School Principal,Dime Box ISD; Lynn Ponder, High School Principal at Dime Box ISD; Search by DRV Search Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Orange Grove ISD; Dr. Randy Hoyer, Superintendent at Skidmore-Tynan ISD; Search by Doug Arnold, Dr. Arte Almendarez and Dr. Linda VillarrealINFO
Lone Finalist Nacogdoches ISD; Sandra Dowdy, Interim Superintendent of Nacogdoches ISD; Search by Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Windthorst ISD; Lonnie Hise, High School Principal of Windthorst ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Broaddus ISD; Mark Anglin, High school principal in Wharton ISD.Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Hubbard ISD (Hill County); Dr. Wayne Guidry, Executive Director of Operations of West Orange-Cove CISD; Search by the Hubbard ISD Board of Trustees and Interim Super Kerry Hansen Info INFO
Lone Finalist Bay City ISD; Dr. Marshall Scott III, Executive Director for Elementary Schools for Baltimore County Public Schools; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Consultant Dr. Ann Dixon Job Requirement Amended INFO
Lone Finalist Waco ISD; Dr. A Marcus Nelson, Superintendent of Laredo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Meridian ISD; Kim Edwards, Elementary Principal of Meridian ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Pflugerville ISD; Dr. Douglas Wayne Killian, Superintendent from Hutto ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Leon ISD; David Rains, Superintendent from Dime Box ISD: Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info UPDATED TIMELINEINFO
Lone Finalist Petrolia CISD; Michael David Hedges, current Secondary Principal of ​Maud ISD; Search Petrolia CISD Info INFO
Lone Finalist Sweetwater ISD; George McFarland, current superintendent of Tahoka ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Ira ISD; Brian Patterson, current superintendent of Paducah ISD; Search byCCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
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 Frankston ISD - John Allen , Deputy Director,Kipp Academy; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Pleasant Grove ISD - Dr. Jason Smith, Former Superintendent,Melissa ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD - Dr. Leland Moore Former Superintendent Kennard and Quitman ISD; Search by Wayne Haglund, Haglund Law Firm, PC InfoINFO
New Super Tatum ISD - JP Richardson , Superintendent,Gladewater ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Lindsay ISD - Trevor Rogers, Former Superintendent ,Linden-Kildare CISD; Trevor Rogers, Former Superintendent of Linden-Kildare CISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
New Super Tomball ISD - Martha Salazar-Zamora, Chief Academic Officer,Tomball ISD; Search by David Thompson & Dr. Mike MosesINFO
New Super Bryan ISD; Christie Whitbeck, Former Deputy Superintendent, Fort Bend ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Greenville ISD; Dr. Demetrus Liggins, Former Area Superintendent, Grand Prairie; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Brady ISD - Dr. Duane Limbaugh, Former Superintendent,Frost ISD; Duane Limbaugh, Former Frost ISD Superintendent: Search by ESC 15INFO
New Super 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
New Super Cuero ISD - Micah Dyer, Superintendent,Lovelady ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Refugio ISD; Melissa Gonzales, Refugio High School Principal; Search by Refugio Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Medina ISD; Kevin Newsom,former superintendent of Brackett ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super McGregor ISD - James Lenamon, Asst. Superintendent,McGregor ISD; James Lenamon,former Asst. Superintendent of McGregor ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO

Dallas: 16 community groups call for higher taxes to improve DISD schools

April 2408:25 AM

A collection of public-interest and education-focused groups is trying to get a tax hike for Dallas ISD back on the table. The ‘Strong Schools Strong Dallas’ coalition announced its launch at a news conference Thursday, with Dallas’ Holland Elementary School as the backdrop, calling for renewed push for a property tax increase that could provide DISD with as much as $100 million in additional funding.  “Our public schools are the lifeline for our children and the lifeblood of our neighborhoods, our economy and our democracy,” said Allison Brim, the education campaign director for the Texas Organizing Project.    “Dallas ISD has been making important progress, despite already facing budget cuts that will likely become even more severe. And because of the general under-funding of public education, especially from Austin, we must take action locally.” view article  arw

TEA removes Marlin ISD’s state-appointed board president

April 2406:08 AM

The Texas Education Agency has removed state-appointed board President Maggie Majors from the Marlin Independent School District Board of Managers, TEA spokesperson DeEtta Culbertson said. Majors was removed Friday, Culbertson said. The TEA appointed Majors in February to lead the board in turning Marlin ISD around. The district has failed state academic accountability ratings for five years, and the board of managers is one of the state’s last attempts to prevent closing the school district altogether. view article  arw

Coming Up: This week at the Texas Legislature

April 2406:00 AM

The week ahead - js - AUSTIN -- Negotiations to write a final state budget, combining the Senate and House versions that are about $500 million apart in dollars but light years apart in how to pay for everything, will start the week off with a bang. The reason is that late Friday, Attorney General Ken Paxton sided with the Senate in its ongoing budget war with the House. He issued an opinion saying the Senate plan to delay the transfer of $2.5 billion into a state highway fund by a month was legal.  House leaders contend it is not, calling the maneuver an Enron-like accounting trick that was tantamount to "cooking the books."  Instead of transferring the cash in August, the Senate has proposed to transfer the money in September. At issue was a four-word phrase in the Texas Constitution that directs the Texas comptroller to deposit the $2.5 billion for highway funding "in that state fiscal year" when the revenue was collected as taxes. view article  arw

Early voting begins this week

April 2405:05 AM

Grayson County residents can begin casting their ballots for the city and school elections this week.  Early voting is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1-2. Election Day is May 6 and voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Each city in the county has its own polling locations and ballots. view article  arw

Preventive Law: Do You Want to Start a Police Department?

April 0408:31 AM

Should a district form a police department? As with all things legal, the answer is “it depends.” Some districts are located in an area where local law enforcement is 15 to 20 minutes away or longer. For an active shooter, that’s a long time to wait before help comes. Other districts may have contracted with the local police or sheriff’s department, but because of more demand for their services the schools don’t believe that they are getting enough protections from the officers. So for whatever reason, if your district would like to start a police department, this article will outline the various steps involved.Should a district form a police department?

May 2017 Bond Elections- Updated 3/8/2017

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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

2016 Tax Rates

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UPDATED Please click here and verify your 16-17 tax rate. If you find any errors please email  view article  arw

2016 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

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Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

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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.


Who Should Attend 

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


Registration Fee

$100 each session


Webinar Series

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.


Click here to register online.

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Pflugerville ISD approves pay raises for all staff

April 2408:48 AM

New teachers starting at Pflugerville Independent School District will be paid $46,000, after the board approved a $1,000 pay increase. Along with the starting pay raise, all district staff will receive a 2.5 percent salary increase and all existing teachers will receive a $1,250 step increase. The Pflugerville ISD Board President Vernagene Moss said the increase is necessary to attract and retain employees. view article  arw

Representative Darby Passes Major Amendment on School Finance Legislation That Phases out Small District Penalty

April 2408:40 AM

 Today, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 21 by Representative Dan Huberty, a bill to reform the public school finance system. This legislation is a significant improvement to the state funding formulas to increase per-student funding and keep more local school tax dollars from going to Austin. One of the key amendments that were made to the bill was by Representative Drew Darby to phase out the Small District Adjustment penalty. "All small schools should have the same, cost-based formula. This amendment simply takes the first step in undoing a penalty to small schools," said Rep. Darby. "This issue is critical for my rural schools and for nearly half of the districts in Texas." view article  arw

SBOE approves streamlined science standards

April 2408:40 AM

Austin – The State Board of Education today gave final approval to streamlined science standards for kindergarten through high school. Streamlining eliminates, clarifies or combines some standards without adding additional content. The board also gave preliminary approval to updated standards, known as Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), for English and Spanish language arts and reading for high school. Final approval is expected to occur in June.  However, after amending English and Spanish language arts and reading standards for elementary and middle school, the board postponed the final vote on those standards until 8 a.m. May 10 to provide time for the board and Texas Agency staff to ensure that the amendments have been accurately incorporated before adoption. The two-and-a-half week delay will not affect Proclamation 2019 approved by the board. In addition, the delay will not extend the public comment period.

Sweeny ISD board mulling possible tax ratification election

April 2408:35 AM

 The Sweeny ISD board of trustees is in the early stages of considering calling for a tax ratification election this fall. However, board president Glenn Garrison said what’s being proposed will not only benefit taxpayers but the school district as well. view article  arw

Texas Has The Highest Number Of Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relations In The Country

April 2408:35 AM

A 32-year-old former teacher at Dickinson High School in Galveston has surrendered to police. He is accused of having an improper relationship with a 17-year-old student. Last year, Texas saw 150 similar reported incidents. No other state comes close to the number of cases reported in Texas. Number 2 on the list is Pennsylvania, with 45 cases this year. Doug Phillips, director of educator investigations with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), says his agency investigated 222 cases of inappropriate relationships between teachers and students last year. He expects at least that many cases this year. He says these numbers reflect an increase of 35 to 40 cases over the previous year. view article  arw

Slaton ISD hopeful bill removes penalty withholding $30 million in funding from area school districts

April 2408:35 AM

The small district adjustment penalty has affected rural schools since 1975. It withholds funds from more than 400 districts statewide, that are smaller than 300 square miles, with less than 1,600 students. With House Bill 21 moving out of the House and forward to the Senate, this penalty could be on its way out, leaving Slaton ISD officials hopeful for change. "We're one step in for getting the help we need to do better," Julee Becker, Slaton ISD Superintendent said.  That one step, an amendment to the school finance reform bill, HB 21. It essentially reverses a penalty that's withheld more than $800 thousand yearly from Slaton ISD, and nearly $29 million from rural districts in Senator Perry's district. "Being one step closer is victory for us because three years ago, we were told by many many people, that would would never be able to get anything done for our small districts because there wasn't enough votes in our small districts to make a difference or to be noticed by legislators," Becker said. Legislators approve San Angelo Representative Drew Darby's provision 86-59. view article  arw

Crowe plans to pursue more schools

April 2408:31 AM

With population figures showing that Ector County Independent School District and Odessa are continuing to grow, Superintendent Tom Crowe is still looking toward a possible November 2017 bond. Crowe had been waiting for a demographic update from Population and Survey Analysts before moving ahead. While there is a need for new facilities, Crowe said another aspect of the bond process is PBK Architects evaluating current facilities and True North assessing the district’s technology infrastructure. PASA’s study cost ECISD $52,370, Crowe said. view article  arw

Transgender bathrooms overshadow Dripping Springs school board race

April 2408:31 AM

Three candidates, including two incumbents, are vying for two school board seats in Dripping Springs, where a battle over which bathroom a transgender student should use has overshadowed a typically low-key race. The trio — incumbent Ron Jones, a consultant; incumbent Barbara Stroud, a family law attorney; Trey Powers, a senior mortgage loan officer — said there are far greater challenges facing the district, including growth, sustaining academic rigor and increased fiscal constraints because of the estimated $3.1 million in property tax revenue the district must hand over to the state for recapture, which helps fund property-poor school districts under the Texas school finance laws.But as the state weighs a contentious bill that would require transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room facilities that match their biological sex in public schools, it’s been the No. 1 issue the candidates field questions about. view article  arw

ASHBY: House makes meaningful education improvements

April 2408:30 AM

Education has been the buzzword around your Capitol this past week. From increasing school funding, to taking care of our retired teachers, the Texas House has taken decisive action on fulfilling our commitment to making meaningful improvements to the education system here in Texas. As hearings continue and proposals are discussed, I can’t help but marvel at the work that both our active and retired teachers do for our state. I hope you’ll take time in the near future to hug the neck of a teacher and thank them for their dedicated public service and commitment to our young people. With that said, here’s an update on what’s happening in Austin. view article  arw

Brown: Texas has a revenue problem, and it’s growing

April 2408:30 AM

A state income taxisn't the poison most think it is; it would bring relief to many  - With each passing legislative session, our state gets further behind on keeping pace with our population growth and inflation.  Taking this into account, the 2018-2019 budget state leaders are considering is6 percent lower than last session's budget two years ago. That is, less money for higher education, public schools, Child Protective Services and retired teachers. Add to that the pressure our state's limited budget places on local governments when coupled with unfunded mandates and property-tax restrictions, and you'll soon get a glimpse of the looming budgetary crisis that will directly affect Texas families.  Just because we choose to inadequately finance our state's needs doesn't mean that those needs cease to exist. Texas doesn't have a spending problem - we have a revenue problem! view article  arw

Phillips: Texas should see charter schools as success, not experiment

April 2408:30 AM

The sign planted on a sprawling lot in North Austin is hopeful: “Future Home of NYOS Charter School,” it says in big, black block letters. NYOS, which stands for Not Your Ordinary School, bought the vacant 10-acre lot adjacent to its main campus on North Lamar Boulevard nearly a year ago. While the grass is cut and the property well-maintained, there is no sign of construction — even though the school has outgrown two campuses.  That could change quickly if the Legislature passes either of two measures — one by Houston Democrat Harold Dutton or another by New Braunfels Republican Donna Campbell — that would provide more money for facilities to NYOS and other Texas charter schools. view article  arw

Bill to reduce Robin Hood burden passes House

April 2408:30 AM

State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, voted for House Bill 21 to reduce the amount of money that Permian Basin taxpayers and school districts lose under the “Robin Hood” school finance system. The bill passed in the Texas House of Representatives by a vote of 132-15, and will move to the Texas Senate for consideration. Information from Landgraf’s office detailed the price tag on the bill as it passed was $1.6 billion. This would add about $8 million to Ector County Independent School District over the next two years. view article  arw

Investigation Launched into Fake ‘School Choice’ Letters, Reporter Roundtable, Politifact Texas

April 2408:29 AM

Travis County officials are opening up an investigation into fake pro-school choice letters sent to several Texas lawmakers. On Friday’s show, we heard from the state representative calling for the probe. Plus, we were joined by members of the Capitol Press Corps to talk this week's lengthy debates over bathroom regulations, ride-hailing and another redistricting ruling against Texas. view article  arw

Superintendent interviews slated

April 2408:29 AM

The Gladewater ISD Board of Trustees will be conducting interviews with superintendent candidates this week in three separate special meetings. The board will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the administration building, 500 W. Quitman Ave. in Gladewater. view article  arw

Midland ISD superintendent search narrows to five candidates

April 2408:29 AM

The superintendent search in Midland is coming close to an end. Last week Midland ISD narrowed down 35 candidates to just five. Board members interviewed potential candidates over the weekend. view article  arw

New Bryan ISD superintendent Whitbeck intends to learn on the job

April 2408:29 AM

Ever since she was voted "mayor" of her sixth-grade class, new Bryan superintendent Christie Whitbeck said she's been drawn to leadership positions, pushing herself to improve in roles and taking notes on leaders she admires. A week into her highest-yet position in a school district, Whitbeck said her leadership style heavily incorporates seeking input from individual campuses and keeping a close eye on data. Whitbeck has a three-decade-long career in public education and most recently was deputy superintendent for Fort Bend, a district of about 74,000 students. Whitbeck is still getting situated in town -- she's looking for a house, a church and places to volunteer -- but she has met with a handful of principals and plans to meet with administrators at every school in the district in coming weeks. "Already in a week, it's been fast and furious," she said, sitting in her office Friday between back-to-back meetings and campus visits. view article  arw

Marlin: TEA replaces Marlin ISD Board of Managers president

April 2408:28 AM

The president of the Marlin Independent School District Board of Managers was replaced on Friday. Superintendent Michael Seabolt confirmed that the Texas Education Agency removed Maggie Majors from the position on Friday. Board members were notified of the change in an email Friday morning from Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath. view article  arw

Dallas ISD Early Learning Center Becomes Model For District

April 2408:25 AM

As Dallas school leaders look to expand its early childhood learning options, the recently reopened center at Harllee has become a model for the district – and a “welcome home” for its principal. “If you go to a Pre-K classroom, you will see quality instruction,” says Principal Onjaleke Brow. “You will see students working in centers, you will see that interaction with the teacher that is so critical.” view article  arw

Austin ISD Police to reopen sex assault case

April 2408:25 AM

Austin ISD Police say they are reopening a sexual-assault case from two months ago after it was closed by investigators who failed to get a medical report. The alleged sexual assault happened last February at Boone Elementary School in South Austin. AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez said in a statement Friday that a medical record that could prove whether a sexual assault occurred was not obtained during the investigation. view article  arw