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Congratulations to the following New Supers

Skip McCambridge, Executive Dir. of Administrative Services, Lake Worth ISD, has been named New Super of Coleman ISD.

Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent, China Spring ISD, has been named New Super of Lorena iSD.

Dr. Marc Smith, Superintendent, Marshall ISD, has been named New Super of Duncanville ISD.

Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent, Brownsboro iSD, has been named New Super of Whitehouse iSD.

 

36 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Moody ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Manor ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Victoria ISD; Search by Waterford Search Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Beeville ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Educational Consultant Gary Patterson. INFO
Vacant Rockwall ISD - Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston ; INFO
Vacant ESC 20 Associate Director, Administrative & Instructional Services; Search by ESC 20 InfoINFO
Vacant Katy ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Mason ISD; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
Vacant Scurry-Rosser ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Cross Roads ISD ; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant North Hopkins ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Anderson-Shiro CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Chico ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant McLean ISD; Search by McLean ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Marshall ISD; Search by the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Galveston ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Aubrey ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Brownsboro ISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Cuero ISD; Cuero ISD Board of Trustees  InfoINFO
Vacant Roosevelt ISD; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
Vacant Highland Park ISD (Amarillo) ; Search by Potter County Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Pettus ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Mineral Wells ISD ; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Santa Gertrudis ISD; Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.and  Dr. Ann Dixon, Search ConsultantINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Pasadena ISD - Dee Ann Powell, Deputy Superintendent ,Pasadena ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Sherman ISD - David Hicks, Executive Dir. for Secondary Academic Programs,Denton ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD  - Jim Haley, Superintendent,Cuero ISD; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Paducah ISD - Brian Patterson, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Terrell County ISD - Amanda Ann Magallan , Principal Lamar Elementary,Midland ISD ; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
Lone Finalist Winona ISD - Cody Mize; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Poth ISD - Paula Renken , Interim Superintendent,Poth ISD; Poth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Falls City ISD - Todd Pawelek, High School Principal ,Poth ISD; Search by FCISD Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Cotton Center ISD - Jeff Kirby, Elementary Principal ,Waelder ISD; Search by Cotton Center ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist La Grange ISD - Bill Wagner, Asst. Superintendent,La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
Lone Finalist Three Rivers ISD - Dr. Mary Springs, Superintendent,Santa Gertrudis ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Jacksboro ISD - Dwain Milam, Superintendent,Collinsville ISD ; Search by ESC 9 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 Petersburg ISD - Drew Howard, Principal ,Peaster ISD; Search by ESC 17 and Petersburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Nederland ISD - Dr. Robin Perez, Asst. Superintendent,Humble ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Rule ISD - Rick Moeller, Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by the Rule ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Blue Ridge ISD - John Wink, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Tatum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Wellman-Union CISD - Aaron Waldrip, Principal,Brownfield Middle School ; Search by the Wellman - Union Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Chester ISD - Cory Hines, Principal,Martins Mill ISD; Search by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Lone Finalist Southside ISD - Mark E. Eades, Superintendent,San Marcos CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Webb CISD - Humberto D. Gonzalez; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
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 Lazbuddie ISD - Steve Wolf, Principal ,Motley County ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
Lone Finalist Coupland ISD - Tammy Brinkman, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Iola ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
New Super Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super ESC XIII Service Center - Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director for Academic Services at Region 13; Search by ESC 13 Board of Directors InfoINFO
New Super Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
New Super Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
New Super Pampa ISD - Tonya Larkin, Asst. Superintendent,Pampa ISD; Larry Blair. PhD -  larry.blair1@gmail.com|INFO
New Super Lamesa ISD - Jim Knight, Superintendent,Anton ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Palacios ISD - Alexandro Flores, Asst. Superintendent of Academic & Pupil Services,Natalia ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Spurger ISD - Kendall Smith, High School Principal ,Overton ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Frenship ISD - Michelle McCord , Interim Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by ESC 17 InfoINFO
New Super Goliad ISD - David Plymale, Superintendent,Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Brownwood ISD - Dr. Joe Young, Deputy Superintendent ,Corsicana ISD; Search by ESC Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Marathon ISD - Guadalupe Singh , District Administrator,Presidio ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Burkburnett ISD - Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent,Falls City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super San Benito ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
New Super Loraine ISD - Brandon McDowell, Principal,Eldorado ISD; Search by Dennis Hill, Interim Superintendent InfoINFO
New Super Garrison ISD - Richard Cooper, Superintendent,Kennard ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. InfoINFO
New Super Hearne ISD  - Raul Nuques, Superintendent,Zapata County ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Medina Valley ISD - Kenneth Rohrbach, Super,Three Rivers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Aspermont ISD - Tim Bartram , Principal,Iowa Park ISD; Search By Aspermont ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super East Bernard ISD - Courtney Hudgins, Interim Superintendent,East Bernard ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Queen City ISD - Charlotte Williams, Interim Superintendent,Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Wills Point ISD - Scott Caloss, Superintendent,Poth ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Rankin ISD - Keith Richardson, Interim Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Mt. Vernon ISD - Greg Weiss, Superintendent,New Summerfield ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
New Super Thorndale ISD - Adam Ivy, Asst. Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Lometa ISD - David Fisher, Asst. Superintendent of Business and Finance,Lometa ISD; Search by Lometa ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Kennard ISD - Malinda Lindsey, Executive Director C&I ,Nacogdoches ISD; Search by DRV Executive Searches InfoINFO
New Super May ISD - Mike Carter, Melissa High School Principal ,Melissa ISD; Search by Education Service Center Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Whitehouse ISD - Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent,Brownsboro ISD; Search by Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Lorena ISD - Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent,China Spring ISD ; Search by James Baize - Search Consultant Info INFO
New Super Coleman ISD - Skip McCambridge, Executive Director of Administrative Services,Lake Worth ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
New Super Sam Rayburn ISD - Dr. Cole McClendon ; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Hallsville ISD - Jeff Collum, Superintendent,Benton, Arkansas; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Trinity ISD - John Kaufman, Superintendent,Mount Vernon ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Wall ISD  - Russell Dacy, Wall High School Principal,Wall ISD; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (Dallardsville)  - Eric Carpenter, Secondary Principal ,LaPoynor ISD; Search by Big Sandy ISD Board of Trustees Info BrochureINFO
New Super Fannindel ISD - Jack Ellis, Retired Superintendent ,Brazos ISD; Search by the Fannindel ISD Board of Trustees INFO

Today is last chance for early voting; election day is Saturday

May 0307:19 AM
 

Residents have two more chances to vote in the Killeen city and Killeen Independent School District school board elections.  Today marks the last day of early voting. Election day is Saturday.  As of Monday, more than 1,630 area residents had cast their ballots at the polls in the Killeen city and school board elections.  The polls will remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the final day of early voting. view article arw

Bumpy STAAR tests ‘unacceptable’ but will still be used to grade schools, Texas education chief says

May 0306:12 AM
 

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath says the problems districts faced during this year's STAAR testing are "unacceptable," but the results will be included in state accountability ratings. Morath's position was laid out in a letter sent Monday to superintendents. He was responding to nearly 50 school leaders who wrote to the Texas Education Agency with dozens of complaints. Their letter noted problems such as a test question with no right answer, confidential student data showing up in the wrong places and delivery problems that included tests being sent to a church instead of a school. view article arw

House Public Education Committee to Meet Tuesday May 3

May 0208:34 AM
 

10 AM - Joint meeting with house Committee on Economic and Small Business Development. The House committees on Public Education and Economic & Small Business Development hold a 10 a.m. joint interim hearing in the Capitol extension to look at ways to better coordinate efforts among colleges, school districts and employers to prepare students for life after high school. [E1.030] - Live Broadcast - Notice of Public Meeting

This Week is PTA Teacher Appreciation Week

May 0308:52 AM
 

Take the time to celebrate these real life superheroes during PTA Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2016.  Teachers are real life superheroes. They educate, innovate, encourage and support. Every day they touch the lives of millions of children and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. view article arw

AISD’s financial woes: Why a tax swap?

May 0308:37 AM
 

Although Austin Independent School District trustees have been lamenting the district’s troubled financial state for more than a year, it may not be readily apparent what the problem is, particularly given recent news that the district is bringing in $1.3 billion in revenue. But in March, Mayor Steve Adler spoke of a possible “tax swap” between the city of Austin and AISD, citing AISD’s budget shortfalls, among other factors, as an impetus for the proposal. view article arw

Cotton Center ISD healthy despite rumors

May 0308:37 AM
 

Cotton Center school district shutting down? It's a rumor he's heard since he arrived at the district 10 years ago. But Cotton Center ISD Superintendent Rocky Stone said there couldn't be anything further from the truth.  "I've heard this rumor since I came here, and it usually starts back up around this time," said Stone from his Cotton Center campus office.  "I don't know, maybe it's an attempt to make us look bad." view article arw

5 Former El Paso ISD Educators Allegedly Involved in Cheating Scheme in Court Today

May 0308:36 AM
 

Five former El Paso ISD administrators and educators, taken into custody last week over their alleged involvement in a cheating scheme, are scheduled to appear in Federal Court Monday Afternoon. view article arw

UT Tyler commencement begins Friday

May 0308:35 AM
 

Dr. Shirley J. Richardson, former Texas commissioner of education, will deliver the commencement address for the Colleges of Business and Technology, Education and Psychology and Engineering at The University of Texas at Tyler, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.  More than 1,000 degree candidates will be recognized in the commencement ceremony at UT Tyler’s R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday. Richardson will speak at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. view article arw

Pace, Luke: Fix state’s broken model for funding public education

May 0308:34 AM
 

Each week across Texas, parents, community members, educators and school officials eagerly await a decision by the Texas Supreme Court on school finance. More than 600 school districts in Texas, including Austin ISD, have sued the state over the current education finance system, which primarily uses property taxes to fund public schools.  view article arw

Dallas ISD official helps sink Katy’s appeal; school will forfeit 20 games, miss playoffs after two players ruled ineligible

May 0308:32 AM
 

Despite starting the season 21-0, Katy officially won't make the playoffs.  Katy lost its appeal with the UIL on Monday over two ineligible players. The players were ruled ineligible for receiving pay to coaching younger players. Katy is forced to forfeit the 20 games that the players played in. view article arw

Student wounds self with pistol at Kimball High, Dallas ISD says

May 0308:30 AM
 

A 15-year-old Kimball High School student accidentally shot himself in front of his classmates this morning, putting the school on lockdown while parents wondered how the gun got past the metal detectors -and why the boy even had it. view article arw

Schools Demand Accountability Over STAAR Snafus

May 0308:30 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency is taking steps to address the STAAR exam's computer glitch in March.  The move comes after dozens of superintendents representing districts in Harris, Chambers, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Liberty, Gavleston and Waller counties sent the TEA a letter demanding accountability by the vendor.  view article arw

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Houston ISD official named San Marcos CISD superintendent finalist

May 0308:29 AM
 

The San Marcos CISD School Board has named Michael A. Cardona as the Lone Finalist for Superintendent of Schools on May 2. Cardona is a rising star who has been serving as the Chief School Officer with Houston ISD since 2012, where he oversees 36 schools (grades 6-8 and 9-12) and 15 charter schools (PK-12) with over 42,000 students and represents the superintendent as the District official in the community. view article arw

Local ISDs put students at risk by ‘passing the trash’

May 0308:25 AM
 

When a teacher is accused of sexual misconduct with a student, what is a school district’s priority – protecting themselves, or students? It sounds like an easy question to answer, but a News 8 investigation has found that, too often, districts aren't putting student safety first. view article arw

Sweetwater voters consider $13 million school bond proposal

May 0308:25 AM
 

Voters in Sweetwater have a big decision to make. They're considering a $13 million school bond proposal. That money would allow for improvements district-wide. Among those improvements would be a new vocational/agricultural building and a new gym at Sweetwater High. view article arw

Bell Co. official calls KISD TB exposure “low risk”

May 0308:25 AM
 

A "small group" of Killeen Independent School District students and staff were exposed to Tuberculosis, according to Gene Mikeska, Bell County Public Health Department spokesman. view article arw

Breaking: KFDM News learns Smith Middle School teacher charged with assaulting student

May 0308:20 AM
 

KFDM News has learned a Smith Middle School teacher in Beaumont is facing assault charges, accused of hurting a student. Ronald Motton, 54, is charged with assault. He is certified to be a P.E. teacher. In a statement to KFDM News, the district says it has placed the teacher on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation. view article arw

THE DOWNSIDES OF SPANKING, Educators mixed on corporal punishment use in schools

May 0308:20 AM
 

Robert Hudson, principal and superintendent of the only school in the Westphalia, Texas Independent School District, hasn’t paddled a student at all this year. “That’s not to say I won’t,” said Hudson, whose school educates 156 children, in kindergarten through eighth grade, about 35 miles south of Waco. “At some points, it’s effective,” he said. “It’s a tool that’s nice to have.” view article arw

Student, 15, Accidentally Shoots Self at Dallas School: Police

May 0308:20 AM
 

Dallas Independent School District police plan to add extra officers Tuesday at an Oak Cliff high school after a shooting at the school Monday morning. Police say a 15-year-old student brought a loaded .22 caliber pistol, a Derringer, to Justin F. Kimball High School with him. view article arw

Dallas ISD to buy new headquarters building

May 0308:16 AM
 

The Dallas Independent School District will buy a 16-story office building for its new headquarters. The building is on Central Expressway at Walnut Hill in North Dallas. It will cost $46 million, but the district said in the long run it will help save millions a year because its large enough to house all offices under a single roof and there will only be maintenance costs for one building. view article arw

Hardin-Jefferson ISD calling two proposals that will upgrade schools

May 0308:15 AM
 

Hardin-Jefferson ISD is hoping voters will approve two bonds on the ballot next month so the district can renovate two campuses. The total cost of both proposed projects is $7.2 million dollars. The first bond offers major plumbing, floor and paint improvements as well as restroom upgrades inside Sour Lake Elementary and Henderson Middle School. view article arw

EDITORIAL: Texas school districts that refuse to educate immigrant kids undermine our nation’s future

May 0308:15 AM
 

One of the great successes of America and the envy of many allies in Europe is our collective ability to effectively assimilate immigrants, legal and otherwise. Sure, sometimes the transformation takes a generation or two to click, and, yes, xenophobia is a problem, but the overall success has made our culture richer, our people more appreciative of our founding values and our nation more of an example of how to blend differences into vigor and strength. view article arw

Former Marion ISD teacher arrested on second child sex assault charge

May 0308:10 AM
 

Authorities say 43-year-old Kyle Ray Kelso, of Marion, was arrested again on a charge of child sexual assault following another outcry from a second victim. Guadalupe County Investigator Wayne Lehman said a second possible victim came forward with allegations against the former Marion ISD teacher. view article arw

Texas School District Signs SaaS Contract for Tyler Technologies’ ERP Solution

May 0308:10 AM
 

Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) has signed a multi-year software-as-a-service (SaaS) agreement with Texas’ Alvin Independent School District (ISD) for Tyler’s Munis® enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The agreement includes hosting services, support and related professional services. view article arw

French teacher 101: Know how to speak French

May 0308:05 AM
 

What's happening in the Houston ISD — c'est horrible. Though it seems administrators are taking a more c'est la vie attitude when it comes to the district employing a French teacher who doesn't actually speak French. Albert Moyer somehow landed a job as a French teacher at the Houston ISD's Energy Institute High School, even though he only took a year of high school French. view article arw

Eastland ISD Adopts Security Communications Platform

May 0307:55 AM
 

The Eastland Independent School District has adopted a new communication tool designed to improve district security. The district has deployed Copsync911, a service that provides real-time information to law enforcement personnel in their cars when activated during a school safety incident. Once activated by school faculty or staff, the system sends an immediate silent alert to all other personnel inside the building, along with police dispatch and to the patrol cars and mobile devices of the nearest police officers. view article arw

Hallsville ISD teacher arrested on DWI charge

May 0307:55 AM
 

A Hallsville ISD teacher posted bond Thursday after a state trooper said she caused a hit-and-run wreck while driving drunk with her two young daughters in the vehicle. Wendy Lee Edney, 40, was released Thursday from the Gregg County Jail on $10,500 bond. She faces charges of driving while intoxicated with child passengers and causing a wreck that resulted in at least $200 in damages. view article arw

Pearland ISD’s Dawson High receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award

May 0307:54 AM
 

Dawson High School recently received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School 1st Team recognition for its work to keep athletes safe. The award recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes while reinforcing the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment. view article arw

Peoples bank donates funds for new Frenship ISD scoreboards

May 0307:50 AM
 

Peoples Bank officials recently presented Frenship Independent School District with a $100,000 check to help fund new scoreboards. Larry Allen, Peoples Bank CEO and board chairman, and Todd McKee, Peoples Bank CLO and board vice chairman, presented the check at the Frenship School Board meeting. view article arw

Midway ISD student honored at nation’s capital

May 0307:45 AM
 

One Midway ISD student was honored in Washington D.C. for her volunteer efforts. 12-year-old Courtney Janecka was honored during the 21st annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit Community Awards. Janecka, along with 100 other top youth volunteers, received a $1,000 award and a personal congratulations from Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank at the gala dinner reception at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. view article arw

Fort Worth ISD sets strong gender policy

May 0307:45 AM
 

Top Fort Worth school administrators and Superintendent Kent P. Scribner have clarified district policies regarding transgender students, and they are strongly supportive of those students’ rights, safety and personal choices. The newly issued guidelines are certain to be controversial, just as these issues have been statewide and nationally. But they are consistent with federal law and with nondiscrimination policies previously adopted by district trustees.   view article arw

Splendora ISD answers questions about $30 million bond

May 0307:45 AM
 

Ahead of Election Day May 7 for a $30 million bond, Splendora ISD representatives wanted to address any concerns or questions from residents. They hosted a public question-and-answer session Monday, April 25, which also gave them the chance to share what all is included in the bond. view article arw