How do school districts deal with TREs that are not ratified? The response is probably different for each school district, but there are some similarities. A TRE is a serious undertaking for a school district and should involve extensive planning including what do if voters reject the proposal. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Jaime Velasco, Superintendent, Italy ISD, has been named New Super of Pettus ISD.

Oscar Muniz, High School Principal, Coolidge ISD, has been named New Super of McLean ISD.

Aaron Waldrip, Principal, Brownfield Middle School, has been named New Super of Wellman-Union CISD.

Scott Beene, Superintendent, Big Sandy ISD, has been named New Super of Anderson-Shiro CISD.

 

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Vacant Jasper ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Martinsville 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 McAllen ISD; Search by JG ConsultingINFO
Vacant Westwood ISD; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
Vacant Paint Creek ISD ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Perrin Whitt CISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Caldwell ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
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 Hereford ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
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
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 Donna ISD - Fernando Castillo, Deputy and Acting Superintendent,Donna ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. INFO
Lone Finalist Pleasant Grove ISD - Dr. Jason Smith, Former Superintendent,Melissa ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
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

Where Has All the Money for Our Schools Gone?

August 2905:45 AM
 

As fall approaches, millions of moms and dads are scrambling to prepare for the first day of school, excited to support their children's success.  But are schools ready to receive our kids and foster that success? Increasingly, the answer is no. In at least 18 states, local government funding levels are declining, according to an analysis by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. And as a result, many schools will open with fewer teachers than last year, among other detrimental losses.  As lawmakers throw up their hands and say, "sorry, there's just not enough money," we must ask: Where has all the money gone?  State and local governments give away at least $70 billion a year to business subsidies, most of it in foregone tax revenue. Local property taxes are the most significant tax most corporations pay. In most communities, they're also the backbone of local school finance. view article  arw

Frisco ISD voters turn out in droves to solidly reject 13-cent tax hike

August 2807:04 AM
 

Frisco ISD voters turned out in force to voice a resounding no to the district's proposed 13-cent property tax rate increase that would have helped to pay for more teachers and made their salaries more competitive. The measure failed with 58 percent voting against the tax increase. Unofficial tallies posted Saturday night showed 11,059 voting against the measure and 7,875 in favor. Voter turnout was 16.4 percent.  Frisco City Manager George Purefoy, who supported the rate increase, called the election "the most important issue facing Frisco today."  view article  arw

School Board Candidate Webinar Offers Information and Insight

August 2306:42 AM
 

(Austin, TX) — School board candidates and interested citizens can learn about the demands and rewards of school board service in a free webinar offered by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) on Tuesday, September 6, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST).This webinar helps participants understand what is involved in being elected to and serving on a local school board. Learn the difference between the board’s and staff’s responsibilities, how to campaign constructively, and where to find information about being a candidate.

Preventive Law: Transgender: CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

August 0108:31 AM
 

I recognize that I am sticking my foot in a hornet’s nest by daring to write an article about this subject. Sides have been taken, and both sides are polarized and ready for a legal battle. This article is an attempt at an objective look at the legal issues.

May 2016 Bond List

March 0908:41 AM
 

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

2016 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

August 2109:00 AM
 

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

Pediatricians urge states to get tough on parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids

August 3008:40 AM
 

The nation’s pediatricians are pushing back against parents who resist having their children vaccinated against a broad range of dangerous diseases by calling on states to stop offering waivers to those with non-medical objections to the practice.  In a policy statement issued Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics also said that if parents continue to refuse vaccinations despite exhaustive efforts to change their minds, it would be “acceptable” for doctors to exclude these families from their practices. view article  arw

Frisco Seniors Offer Wisdom for Kindergartners

August 3008:39 AM
 

Senior citizens in Frisco offered wisdom and encouragement for kindergartners beginning their school year. view article  arw

Belt-Tightening In Frisco After Voters Reject Tax Hike

August 3008:38 AM
 

Frisco ISD leaders in the fast-growing Collin County suburb are workingto fill a $30 million hole after voters rejected a proposed 13 cent tax hike last weekend. view article  arw

State representative calls for suspension of Texas’ STAAR exam

August 3008:38 AM
 

A state representative who has passed legislation aimed at reeling in Texas’ standardized testing regime is calling on the state to ditch required STAAR exams while it “tries to iron out STAAR’s many kinks.”  State Rep. Jason Isaac’s proposal comes the week after the Texas Education Agency announced it was penalizing the New Jersey-based company that develops and administers the controversial exams more than $20 million over problems that surfaced during springtime testing — including computer glitches that caused students to lose answers. It is the first year Educational Testing Services has overseen STAAR administration after the state scrapped the bulk of its longtime contract with London-based Pearson Education “Flawed testing practices threaten the Stat view article  arw

Friendswood ISD trustees approve $48 million budget

August 3008:35 AM
 

Friendswood ISD trustees recently approved an operating budget of $47.9 million for fiscal year 2016-17, reflecting increased spending to cover staff salary increases. view article  arw

Frisco ISD explores cuts after voters reject tax hike

August 3008:34 AM
 

FRISCO -- The superintendent at Frisco ISD said Monday the district will not see cuts this school year after voters rejected a 13-cent tax increase over the weekend.  However, Dr. Jeremy Lyon did add the school board plans to begin the challenging work in September to address an anticipated $30 million shortfall in the 2017-18 budget.  On Saturday, nearly 60 percent of voters in Frisco rejected a tax ratification election (TRE), to increase the maintenance and operations budget from $1.46 per $100 assessed property value to $1.59. view article  arw

Fort Bend ISD opts to not lower taxes

August 3008:34 AM
 

The Fort Bend ISD school board is scheduled to approve a school property tax rate that is up 2 cents from what the district originally anticipated in June it would be.  The change is due to concerns about adequate funding in the 2017-2018 school year and beyond, Fort Bend ISD Chief Financial Officer Steve Bassett said.  The Texas Supreme Court’s ruling in May to uphold the state’s school finance system, coupled with the oil downturn, has Bassett skeptical that the state Legislature, when it reconvenes in January, will help get districts like Fort Bend ISD adequate funding. view article  arw

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Title IX Administrator Conference

October 19, 2016

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Title IX Conference specifically designed for K-12 administrators!

Join us for our second annual forum for Title IX coordinators to develop an understanding of their duties and responsibilities, participants will learn about the history of Title IX, surveying their districts for possible issues, and how to handle incidents when they arise.  This conference is designed to provide realistic support to school administrators to both protect their students and their districts in matters such as promoting gender equity in athletics, providing an environment free from gender-based harassment, and understanding the rights of pregnant students.   

This conference is appropriate for Title IX Coordinators, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Campus Administrators, Athletic Directors, Coaches, School Board Trustees, and Teachers.

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Austin Marriott North

2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

 

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$250 - 1st attendee

$150 - each additional attendee from same district

 

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Marshall ISD trustees adopt flat tax rate, deficit budget

August 3008:32 AM
 

Marshall ISD trustees on Monday adopted a steady tax rate and a deficit budget for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. view article  arw

Rich Schools Hopeful Houston ISD Could Topple Robin Hood Plan

August 3008:31 AM
 

At least once a year, an official from a property-wealthy Texas school calls Christy Rome and tells her they’re just not going to do it. They don't want to send a big chunk of their tax dollars to the state, even though they're required to do so under a state law meant to buoy poorer districts. “I can’t recommend that,” the Texas School Coalition chief always tells them, citing a host of potentially worse financial consequences. view article  arw

School board files petition for review on transgender bathrooms

August 3008:30 AM
 

Urging the Justices to resolve the dispute over the use of school bathrooms by trangender students “once and for all,” today a Virginia school board asked the Supreme Court to examine a decision by a federal appeals court in favor of a transgender student who identifies as a boy and wants to be allowed to use the boys’ bathroom.  In June, a federal trial court ordered the school board to permit the student, “G.G.”, to use the boys’ bathrooms at Gloucester High School when school begins next month.  But the Supreme Court stepped in and put that ruling on hold, over the protests of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, to give the school board time to file a petition seeking review on the merits.  The board filed that petition today.  view article  arw

New wave of teachers-in-training heads to Dallas ISD, charter schools

August 3008:30 AM
 

About 80 teachers-in-training have spent the last few weeks learning about lesson plans, bathroom policies and the “teacher voice” in makeshift classrooms on the top floor of a Dallas hotel. On Monday, the first participants of the Urban Teachers program in Dallas will head to real classrooms in Dallas ISD and charter schools throughout the area.  “We are thrilled to meet our faculty, staff and most of all, our students and their families,” said Ryan Lee, who will be assisting teachers at DISD’s Junkins Elementary School in Carrollton. “We came for them. We are here for them.” (paywalled) view article  arw

Defeat of 13-cent tax hike may mean Frisco ISD athletes will have to pay (hundreds) to play

August 3008:30 AM
 

FRISCO — The stinging defeat this weekend of a 13-cent property tax hike won't have much effect on operations in Frisco ISD this school year. It's next year and beyond that school district leaders say the cuts will be felt the most.  The biggies being considered? Delaying the opening of four new schools, increasing class sizes and freezing salaries, according to Superintendent Jeremy Lyon. Other possibilities range from adding a $300 pay-to-play fee for extracurricular activities to reducing various staff, from administrators to coaches to fine arts teachers to school resource officers. Reducing student travel and professional development and cutting the environmental camp for all fifth-graders are also up for discussion.  And eliminating access for ninth- and 10th-graders to the district's Career and Technical Education Center is also under consideration.  (paywalled) view article  arw

Hidden tax on Texas college tuition must end

August 3008:30 AM
 

In 2013, as chair of the Senate Education Committee, I worked with the Texas House to unanimously pass legislation to ensure that every student would be prepared for college or a career. Many students in Texas need assistance to reach that goal. As lieutenant governor, I want that aid to be paid by the state, not by other students and parents, as has been done in the past. Those set-asides are a stealth tax on every parent and student paying tuition, because up to 15 percent of tuition automatically goes to aid for other students. I want to reduce tuition by that same amount and let the state appropriate the money for student aid. Texas is spending more on higher education than ever before. State funding increased 40 percent from 2004 to 2015, but during that same period of time, higher education funding from all sources increased by a total of 85 percent, bringing the total to more than $13 billion. Administrative costs increased 149 percent, but increases in funding going directly to the classroom during that same period were less than half of that, 65 percent. (paywalled) view article  arw

NWISD Hosts Meet-and-Greet for New Superintendent

August 3008:29 AM
 

Dr. Ryder Warren, the new superintendent of schools, will be available for a meet-and-greet event at the district's administration building Tuesday evening. Dr. Warren began his role as superintendent July 21. He came to North Texas from Midland ISD, where he was also superintendent. view article  arw

Yorktown ISD selects new superintendent

August 3008:29 AM
 

Chad Gee began his first full week as the new superintendent for Yorktown ISD on Monday. The Yorktown Board of Trustees recently named Gee for the superintendent position. "The biggest thing I need to do is assess the situation and get an understanding of what I'm dealing with," Gee said. A priority in Gee's plans is to build trust with the community and the school district, he said. view article  arw

Pflugerville ISD Superintendent answers your questions

August 3008:29 AM
 

Pflugerville ISD's Superintendent, Dr. Alex Torrez, joins us in the KXAN studio to discuss the upcoming school year. Dr. Torrez says he is proud of many of the district's achievements. He says the numbers are proof the district is growing in all aspects. view article  arw

Midland: MISD effort to reduce dropout rate to take place Sept. 10

August 3008:25 AM
 

To keep students in school and to help them achieve, the Midland Independent School District has established major strategies for prevention, intervention and recovery efforts. These include ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for students to obtain excellence in teaching and access to mentors, credit recovery programs and the benefits of collaborative efforts. view article  arw

Waco ISD hires, reassigns teacher who made racial remarks on Mckinney pool incident

August 3008:25 AM
 

A Waco ISD teacher was reassigned to an administrative position after the district discovered on August 16 that she previously resigned from another district due to a racially offensive Facebook post. view article  arw

Mineola ISD Middle School Administrator named Region VII Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

August 3008:25 AM
 

Kendall Gould, Assistant Principal of Mineola Middle School in Mineola has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TAASP) as the Region VII Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year.  TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state.  School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions.  Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership.  As a Region VII winner, Mrs. Gould is eligible to compete for the state title of Texas Assistant Principal of the Year.

McKinney ISD approves 5-cent tax rate cut

August 3008:20 AM
 

Yes, McKinney ISD’s coming stadium will be really expensive. But no, taxpayers won’t be footing the bill – well, at least from first glance, or at least not by the majority’s choice. The school board ensured as much Tuesday when it unanimously approved a 5-cent property tax rate decrease, bringing the rate to $1.62 per $100 in assessed value. The reduction is more than district officials initially planned. In April, the district announced it would propose a 4.5-cent tax cut, with even a 2-cent cut proposed just weeks prior. view article  arw

Nocona ISD Seeks Approval in Bond Election, Again

August 3008:20 AM
 

Nocona school board officials hope the second time's a charm. After failing to garner enough votes in may to build a brand new high school, board officials are constructing a new proposal they hope will be more appealing to voters. "We know a lot of bonds don't pass in small towns on the first run through," school board president, Len Dingler said. "It takes a little longer to educate the public about what exactly is needed an why, and how the process works. It's been a long time since Nocona had a bond election." view article  arw

Zephyr ISD sues over faulty turf, relocates home football games

August 3008:20 AM
 

Zephyr Independent School District is seeking more than a million dollars in damages due to a faulty installation of football field turf. This turf is causing the Zephyr Bulldogs football team to host their home games at a neutral field for the start of the season. Zephyr ISD filed a lawsuit in Brown County against GC Carter Construction Company in April 2015, according to court documents from the district clerk’s office. view article  arw

West Orange-Cove CISD holds substitute orientation

August 3008:15 AM
 

West Orange-Cove CISD will hold a substitute orientation next week for new and current teachers, paraprofessional, food service and custodial substitutes, according to a release from the district.  view article  arw

Barbers Hill’s superintendent apologizes for tweets critical of Vidor’s muddy field

August 3008:15 AM
 

Barbers Hill's Superintendent Dr. Greg Poole has apologized for tweets critical of Vidor's football field during Friday night's game according to VISD. view article  arw

Precinct analysis: HISD Trustee district VII in a Presidential year

August 3008:15 AM
 

As you know, we have a special election for HISD Trustee in district VII on the ballot this November. There’s one Democratic candidate in that race and three Republicans. These races are normally held in odd-numbered years, in which turnout is considerably lower than in Presidential years.Overall turnout in Harris County in 2013 was 13.23%, with turnout in the HISD VII race at 21.86%; this was the highest level among the three contested Trustee races that year. In 2012, turnout in Harris County was 61.99%. There are going to be a lot more people at the polls for this Trustee race than there usually are, is what I’m saying. What effect might that have on the special election? view article  arw

Wichita Falls ISD Accepting Bids On Two Former Schools

August 3008:15 AM
 

Two former schools in the Wichita Falls ISD are up for sale. view article  arw

BAYTOWN CHEERLEADER FIGHTING BACK OVER RIGHT TO CHOOSE HAIR STYLE

August 3008:15 AM
 

A Baytown teen's mother says her daughter is the victim of racial discrimination by her high school cheer coach. Fifteen-year-old Kemirah Jn-Marie is a flyer on the Ross S. Sterling High School varsity cheer squad. view article  arw