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Congratulations to the following New Supers

Todd Wilson, Elementary Principal, Vernon ISD, has been named New Super of Chillicothe ISD.

Dr. Kevin Rogers, COO Lewisville ISD, has been named New Super of Lewisville ISD.

Rob O'Connor, Superintendent, Marble Falls ISD, has been named New Super of Sharyland ISD.

Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, Residence, NV Department of Education, has been named New Super of San Antonio ISD.

John Froussard, Superintendent, Wichita Falls ISD, has been named New Super of Beaumont ISD.


54 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Kenedy ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Mr. Gary Patterson suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
Vacant Kermit ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Garrison ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. - Search has been postponed INFO
Vacant Hillsboro ISD; Search by Horn Smith Wood & PrestonINFO
Vacant Levelland ISD; Search by Levelland ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Runge ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant School of Excellence in Education; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.  suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
Vacant Abilene ISD; Search by Waterford School Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Burkburnett ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Munday CISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Alvord ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Fort Worth ISD; Ray and Associates, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Community ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Dr. Ann Dixon - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
Vacant Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Roxton ISD; Search by the Roxton ISD Board of Trustees INFO
Vacant Mathis ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Sonora ISD; Search by ESC 15 Vacancy Announcement  Sonora ISD Info INFO
Vacant Yorktown ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Waelder ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Graham ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
Vacant Thorckmorton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Lamesa ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Lockhart ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Louise ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Hardin ISD ; Search by Hardin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Burkeville ISD; Searcy by ESC 5 Field Services  InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Rice ISD - Lynn Jantzen, Superintendent,Dew ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Ferris ISD - James Hartman , Superintendent,Sonora ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
Lone Finalist Alpine ISD - Rebecca Watley, Director of 588 Special Ed Coop,Region 18 ESC; Search by the Alpine ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Midlothian ISD - Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent,Graham ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & Associates INFO
Lone Finalist Pringle-Morse CISD - Scott Burrow, Director of Special Programs,Tulia ISD; Search by the Pringle-Morse CISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Cameron ISD - Allan Sapp, Moorehead JH Principal ,Conroe ISD; Search by Cameron ISD Board of Trustees, Assisted by Retiring Superintendent, Collin ClarkINFO
Lone Finalist Spring Branch ISD - Scott Muri, Deputy Superintendent ,Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA; Search by Thompson & Horton LLP (David Thompson, Mike Moses)INFO
Lone Finalist Mesquite ISD - David Vroonland, Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston Educational ConsultantsINFO
Lone Finalist Florence ISD - Paul Michalewicz, Asst. Superintendent,Grape Creek ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD - Alan Umholtz, Superintendent,Yorktown ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
Lone Finalist Union Hill ISD - Troy Batts, Superintendent,Throckmorton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Marble Falls ISD - Dr. Chris Allen, Deputy Superintendent,Lake Travis ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Gary Patterson For more info contact suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
Lone Finalist Seguin ISD - Stetson Roane, Superintendent,Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. in conjunction with Dr. Ann Dixon - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
Lone Finalist Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
Lone Finalist ESC XIII Service Center - Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director for Academic Services at Region 13; Search by ESC 13 Board of Directors InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Little Elm ISD - Lowell Strike, Asst. Superintendent,Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
New Super Jacksonville ISD - Chad Kelly, Superintendent,Taft ISD; Search by  TASB ESS Search Team INFO
New Super Walnut Bend ISD - Kelly Carrell, Principal,Miami ISD; Search by Walnut Bend ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Whiteface CISD - Cassidy McBrayer, Asst. Superintendent,Snyder ISD; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 Executive DirectorINFO
New Super Medina ISD - Penny White, Superintendent,Yantis ISD; Search by TASB ESS Search Team INFO
New Super Maypearl ISD - Ritchie Bowling, Asst. Superintendent,Howe ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Brenham ISD - Walter Jackson, Area Superintendent,Alief ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Moulton ISD - Todd Grandjean, Principal,Granger ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Borden County ISD - Billy Collins, Superintendent,Schleicher County ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Plains ISD - Dr. Stephanie D. Howard, Exec. Director for Curriculum & Instruction,Ector County ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
New Super Mineola ISD - Kim Tunnell, Chief Leadership & Performance Officer ,Tyler ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Clarendon ISD - Mike Norrell, Superintendent,Adrian ISD; Search by Clarendon ISD Board More InfoINFO
New Super Red Lick ISD - Nick Blain, Interim Superintendent,Red Lick ISD; Red Lick ISD Board of Trustees  Info BrochureINFO
New Super Moran ISD  - Danny Freeman, Principal of South Elementary,Breckenridge ISD; Search by Moran ISD School Board InfoINFO
New Super West Orange-Cove CISD - Rickie Harris, Asst. Principal,Cedar Hill ISD; Search by WOCCISD InfoINFO
New Super Hempstead ISD - Dr. Angela Gutsch, Superintendent,Queen City ISD; Search by: Walsh Anderson, Gallegos, Green and Trevino, P.C. Info INFO
New Super Santa Anna ISD - David Robinett, Secondary Principal ,Santa Anna ISD; Santa Anna ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Littlefield ISD - Robert Dillard , ​Superintendent ,Munday CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super El Campo ISD - Kelly Waters, Asst. Superintendent,El Campo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD - Tim Little; Search by O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath AnnouncementINFO
New Super Sharyland ISD - Rob O'Connor, Superintendent,Marble Falls ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
New Super Lewisville ISD - Dr. Kevin Rogers, Chief Operations Officer,Lewisville ISD; Search by Ray and AssociatesINFO
New Super Chillicothe ISD - Todd Wilson, Elementary Principal ,Vernon ISD; Search by Chillicothe ISD Board of Trustees - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Castleberry ISD - John Ramos, Superintendent,Lamesa ISD; Search by Castleberry ISD Board of Education BrochureINFO
New Super Taft ISD - Jose Lopez, Executive Director for State and Federal Programs,Mission CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Arp ISD - Dwight Thomas, Asst. Superintendent,Arp ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Rising Star ISD

  - Mary Jane Atkins, Retired Superintendent,DeLeon ISD; Search By Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Marlin ISD - Michael Seabolt, Superintendent,Louise ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Abernathy ISD - Glen Teal, Asst. Superintendent,Andrews ISD; Search by Abernathy ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Hawley ISD - Jimmy Burns, High School Principal,Dimmitt ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultant InfoINFO
New Super Canyon ISD - Daryl Flusche, Administrator,Frenship ISD; Search by Bob Griggs and Associates INFO
New Super Brazosport ISD - Danny Massey; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLCINFO
New Super Highland Park ISD - Tom Trigg; Search conducted by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Brookesmith ISD - Guy Birdwell, Principal,Loop ISD; Brookesmith ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO

TEA:  Adjustment to the Compressed Tax Rate

July 0608:45 AM

Subject: Adjustment to the Compressed Tax Rate for Certain School Districts  The 84th Legislature amended Texas Education Code, §42.101, to allow for the adjustment of compressed tax rates (CTR) for school districts that had 2005 maintenance and operations (M&O) tax rates below the maximum allowed M&O tax rate of $1.50 per $100 of valuation. view article arw

Cargill out as SBOE chair, ‘fully supports’ decision

July 0608:41 AM

The State Board of Education is under new leadership after Gov. Greg Abbott named a new chairperson. SBOE Member Barbara Cargill, R-The Woodlands, will no longer hold the leadership seat that she’s held since 2011. Abbott appointed Donna Bahorich, R-Houston, to the spot until Feb. 1, 2017. “I’m delighted,” Cargill said Thursday. “I fully support who the governor chose. I think he’s done a great job in appointing Donna; she’s dedicated and smart and will do a great job as chair.” view article arw


July 0608:41 AM

The Texas Supreme Court set September 1 as the date to hear oral arguments in the appeal of the public school finance reform case, a court spokesman announced on Friday:  “We are very pleased that the court is moving so expeditiously,” said attorney David Thompson in response to the court date, the Houston Chronicle reported. He represents dozens of independent school districts in the case, including in Houston and Fort Bend County.“We think it’s a recognition of how important this issue is to every community in the state,” he added. view article arw

Supreme Court to hear school finance appeal in September

July 0608:40 AM

More than two-thirds of Texas districts sued the state in 2011 after lawmakers cut $5.4 billion from public education amid a budget crunch while raising academic standards. In the suit, hundreds of school districts argued that, despite warnings from the Texas Supreme Court over the years about school funding, “the State has fallen back on temporary fixes that ultimately fail to support the increasing expectations Texas has set for a student population that is rapidly growing and disadvantaged.” view article arw

Kilgore: More school districts, like KISD, eliminate homestead tax break

July 0608:39 AM

Kilgore ISD is no longer alone in its decision to take back its optional 20 percent homestead exemption from taxpayers.   Out of the 1,247 school districts under the Texas Education Agency’s jurisdiction, about 210 were offering homestead exemptions before June 1. Of those 210, Kilgore ISD administrators learned a possible 13-plus districts, including three in East Texas – Mt. Pleasant, Daingerfield and Excelsior – have joined Kilgore in eliminating their exemptions for taxpayers under age 65. view article arw

McKinney ISD considers new stadium as community reacts to site choice, potential scope

July 0608:35 AM

A sign denoting property as its future site and a circulating post from a resident’s blog have the community wondering: Has McKinney ISD already made up its mind – and budget – on a new athletic stadium? The site, on the southeast corner of Hardin Boulevard and McKinney Ranch Parkway, is certainly decided. On it sits a sign that reads “Future site of McKinney ISD Stadium” above the district’s official logo. view article arw

Colorado Supreme Court rejects Douglas County voucher program

July 0608:35 AM

n a nationally significant case involving religion, taxpayer dollars and school choice, a divided Colorado Supreme Court on Mondayrejected the Douglas County School District's groundbreaking school voucher program as unconstitutional.The wealthy suburban district's Choice Scholarship Program, which aims to use taxpayer money to send children to private schools, has been at the center of a four-year legal battle. view article arw

Douglas County school voucher supporters eye bigger legal fight

July 0608:35 AM

Shortly after the Colorado Supreme Court rejected Douglas County schools' pioneering voucher program last week, officials from the district all but pledged to seek relief from the highest court in the land, enlisting help from the "top legal minds in the United States." The message was clear: This was about more than one district giving families additional educational choices. It also was about taking a legal hammer to constitutional provisions in 37 states that restrict public funding of religious organizations. view article arw

Let’s see your report card

July 0608:33 AM

Texas Representative from District 54, Jimmie Don Aycock, Chairman of the Public Education Committee, led the way in introducing and ultimately adopting HB 2804 into law. This new legislation says all Texas public and charter school campuses and districts are to be assigned a letter grade of A to F, depending on many different factors. The ultimate goal of this new assessment system is to ensure that students are as prepared as possible for the job market and college arena post high school graduation by narrowing the gaps in students’ academic progress in such a quickly evolving environment.   view article arw

TEA finds $1 million omitted from Donna ISD financial reports

July 0608:32 AM

DONNA — The Texas Education Agency found that the Donna school district omitted over $1 million in their financial statements last year, prompting the termination of their auditor and an internal investigation of the business office. view article arw

5 more Texas counties get disaster status from storms

July 0608:32 AM

The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday announced Bowie (BOO'-ee), Brazoria, Cherokee, Ellis and Harrison counties have been added to the list.   view article arw

Patrick grassroots board dissolves amid tea party grumbling

July 0608:31 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The grassroots advisory board Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick set up as a sounding board for his tea party constituency is dissolving after a legislative session that left the leadership of that constituency dissatisfied.  "Chair JoAnn Fleming and I have mutually agreed to dissolve the grassroots advisory board and work together as we have for the last several years on a less formal basis," Patrick said in a statement Friday.  The Texas tea party network is the nation's strongest, with four dozen major conservative groups representing thousands of active members. view article arw

First openly gay member of Texas Legislature files complaint against Paxton with state bar

July 0608:31 AM

Now, it turns out, more than 150 Texas attorneys have sign a missive that says they’re this close to going to the State Bar of Texas with a complaint concerning his opinion. Those signatures were collected by Rockport attorney Stever Fischer, a former director of the State Bar of Texas, and Brian Bouffard, a Fort Worth military and criminal defense attorney. In their press release issued Friday morning, they say Paxton “has violated several sections of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Conduct by encouraging state employees in their non-compliance with the United States Supreme Court.” view article arw

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July 17 & July 29

This webinar is free to Eichelbaum Wardell clients. Contact ry@edlaw.com for more information.

This session will introduce board members to their responsibilities in procuring and monitoring construction services. We will cover the basic steps a district must follow to properly procure construction and discuss the fundamentals of preventive construction law – administration through documentation. 

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Construction Procurement
Methods of Delivery
The Board’s job during actual construction

Each webinar session will be presented by David P. Hansen.

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Lawmaker gives his take on the 84th Texas Legislature

July 0608:31 AM

State Rep. René Oliveira, D-Brownsville, discussing what he sees as highs and lows of the 84th Texas legislative session in a recent interview, admitted he’d expected a near total disaster.  “I was extremely concerned that the session was going to be a failure in many, many ways,” he said. “I thought it was going to be a train wreck between the House and the Senate, and between the Tea Party and everybody else. view article arw

At Majority-Minority Schools, Confederate Names Remain

July 0608:31 AM

At Midland's Robert E. Lee High School — where 31 percent of the student body is white — the football team is nicknamed the Rebels and fans sometimes fly Confederate flags to show their support. But a civil rights group has called for change.  Across the state at Houston's Lee High School, which is 4 percent white, district leaders dropped the “Robert E.” from the school’s title years ago to distance the school from the Confederate general. view article arw

Progreso school district selects superintendent finalist

July 0608:29 AM

PROGRESO — The search for a new superintendent at Progreso school district could be near the end as the district announced a sole finalist on Friday. After several interviews the school board selected Martin Cuellar, who currently works as an adult education supervisor at the Region One Service Center in Edinburg, as the finalist. “He came in hungry,” board president Juan Ramos said Wednesday. “With the past problems that we’ve had in the district, I felt like he was the one who could get us out.” view article arw

Spring Branch:  Board satisfied with hire

July 0608:29 AM

Dr. Scott Muri officially took the helm of Spring Branch ISD on July 1 and the board couldn’t be more delighted with their selection. The former deputy superintendent of academics at Fulton County Schools in Georgia began what the board hopes will be a long and satisfying tenure in the west Houston district. view article arw

Teen Shot Outside Coppell Middle School

July 0608:28 AM

An 18-year-old male is recovering after being shot in the arm outside Coppell Middle School East Sunday evening, according to police. Coppell Police Department responded to a shooting call at the school in the 400 block of Mockingbird Lane at 6:11 p.m. Officers then found the victim — later identified as Charles West — nearby in the 800 block of Redcedar Way Drive. view article arw

Gilmer ISD gets 2 new principals, formerly of Longview ISD

July 0608:28 AM

Two former Longview ISD principals are reuniting in Gilmer, where both have been hired to lead Gilmer ISD campuses.  Brian Bowman and Bill Bradshaw were hired within a month of each other; Bowman was hired in May as Gilmer High School principal, and Bradshaw was hired in June as principal of Bruce Junior High School. view article arw

HISD teachers going the extra mile

July 0608:28 AM

For 187 days each year, teachers across Texas work relentlessly to make sure their students are equipped with a head full of knowledge to ready them for the following school year, and for life. view article arw

Rocketship charter schools criticized as overly rigid

July 0608:28 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Looking for first-graders at Fuerza Community Prep? One sunny morning last spring, they could be spotted inside the school's spacious computer lab, headphones strapped on their ears, eyes scrutinizing mini-laptop screens, plowing through online books about Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed and practicing online math exercises. This is where they spend up to 90 minutes a day. view article arw

Taylor ISD forms facility groups

July 0608:27 AM

A group of Taylor residents has been chosen to help determine what could be included in a potential Taylor ISD bond issue.  On Monday, the TISD board of trustees met for the second time with people interested in being a part of the school district’s community facilities advisory group. Board president Anita Volek was authorized by the board at the meeting to appoint the facility committee with those in attendance and others who had volunteered. view article arw

La Joya ISD goes back to drawing board on budget

July 0608:27 AM

La Joya ISD Superintendent Alda T. Benavides said administrators are going back to the drawing board at the third budget workshop of the summer.  The general fund as proposed is $28 million over budget, with an anticipated $308 million in expenses. That includes raises for employees, but it doesn’t include another $30 million in special projects. view article arw

Houston:  Grier makes staffing changes at the top

July 0608:27 AM

HISD Superintendent Terry Grier has made several hires and shifted  staff in his latest reorganization, a shakeup intended to bolster generally flat student test scores.  “These changes mark a fundamental shift in our focus as a district — from intervention to prevention — and will allow us to ensure that struggling schools have experienced, proven principals at their helms and the ability to hire and retain talented teachers,” Grier said in a memo he shared with the school board Wednesday. view article arw

Legislators Spar Over New State Budget’s Effect On Houston

July 0608:25 AM

State Senator Brandon Creighton and state Representative Sylvester Turner debated the 2015 legislative session during an event sponsored by The Texas Tribune at the George R. Brown Convention Center. view article arw

Sharyland ISD to use federal funds for counselors

July 0608:25 AM

Depending on the student population, Wernecke Elementary’s two counselors each take on about 400 kids in a school year. Other elementary campuses in the Sharyland Independent School District only have one counselor, also depending on the student population.  But starting in August, the elementaries will have extra sets of eyes and ears on staff. view article arw

DeSoto ISD Trustees approve $76.6M budget

July 0608:25 AM

DESOTO—The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2015-16 school year budget of $76.6M including salary increases for all district employees with teachers receiving a $2,400 increase (an average raise of 4.5%) and the teacher starting salary increased to $48,500. All other employees will receive a 3% general pay increase of their pay range midpoint. There will also be additional market-based adjustments within the structure. view article arw

Frenship, Cooper and LISD address growth, maintenance with bond money

July 0608:25 AM

As Frenship Independent School District and Lubbock-Cooper ISD are using funds approved by voters in the May 2014 bond elections to get a lot of construction projects completed over the summer, Lubbock ISD is completing some of its final projects from the 2010 bond election. view article arw

Kilgore ISD: Nixing tax break about keeping local control

July 0608:20 AM

Kilgore ISD school board's decision to eliminate a decades-long tax break was not about getting more cash from constituents, the board president and top administrators said. The decision, approved June 29, was about steering clear of a provision in the newest school law to come out of Austin that locks the 20 percent homestead exemption in for five years in districts that did not act by this past Tuesday. view article arw

LEISD announces Virginia Gwyn as Brent Elementary assistant principal

July 0608:18 AM

Little Elm ISD announced Monday that Virginia Gwyn has been named an assistant principal for Brent Elementary.  view article arw

Editorial: Wrong Choice on Education Board, Governor

July 0608:15 AM

It helps mightily to have walked in the shoes of a public school educator or parent if you’re going to shape public education standards. Donna Bahorich has done neither, and that’s why she is the wrong choice to lead the State Board of Education. view article arw

Texas lowers AP test requirement

July 0608:15 AM

A bill signed into law by Governor Abbott last month will require the state's colleges and universities to give credit for scores of three or higher on many AP tests. Those are graded on a five-point scale.  The new rules could mean that high school students could get credit for thousands of hours not allowed before. Richmond Rep John Zerwas who authored the bill said during the session that accepting all scores of three, would save Texas students up to $16 million in tuition.   view article arw

Louise ISD changing staff over summer

July 0608:15 AM

Louise ISD eliminated an administration post and made several staff changes Thursday. “The first order of business is to get your business in order,” Interim Superintendent Lane Jackson said. view article arw