We are about half way through with the 2016 TREs called by school districts. Our records indicate 40 elections and 24 have already been held. Of the 24 elections held, 21 were ratified. 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.

 

27 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

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

Sabine:  Both sides of fraud audit cry ‘Foul!’

August 3106:16 AM
 

Following his initial investigation into a handful of allegations at Sabine ISD, Don Southerland recommends school officials pass on his findings to state and federal agencies – from interviews and internal documents he concludes some of the district’s top employees have erred, intentionally and negligently, in handling school business. While no one discussed the fraud auditor’s conclusions and counsel in open session Monday morning, and while no details were offered publicly, the acceptance of his report by four board members reignited an outcry from many in the 150-plus crowd gathered in the district’s auditorium.  Copies of the report were soon circulating in the community, and it was officially released by the district Tuesday afternoon following a public records request. Digital copies are available at KilgoreNewsHerald.com.   (LINKS TO REPORT ARE ON LEFT SIDE OF PAGE) view article  arw

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

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

Dallas ISD Sees Enrollment Drop Again

August 3108:56 AM
 

Dallas ISD enrollment could be down as many as 2,000 students from last year despite efforts to entice parents back to the district, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said late Tuesday. The district had been expecting an increase of 700 students, but instead, the numbers continue to drop.  view article  arw

The EC Xpress: On The Right Track

August 3108:41 AM
 

Last week, The Texas Tribune published a column by Senator Jose Rodriguez titled Texas' resources should go to schools, students most in need.

Finalists Named for 2016 Superintendent of the Year Award

August 3108:41 AM
 

(Austin)—Five public school administrators from across Texas were selected as state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the SOTY program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984.  The 2016 finalists and their regions are Angi Williams, Galena Park ISD, Region 4; David Harris, DeSoto ISD, Region 10; Marcelo Cavazos, Arlington ISD, Region 11; Robin Battershell, Temple ISD, Region 12; and Greg Gibson, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, Region 20. view article  arw

Lubbock:  LISD tax ratification plan passes

August 3108:40 AM
 

Before the last voter had cast a vote in a tax ratification election Tuesday, one thing was clear: The property tax rate would remain the same for voters within Lubbock Independent School District.  And with early vote tallies released Tuesday evening, Lubbock ISD’s tax ratification proposal looked to have voter approval. Nearly 86 percent of the 5,008 early votes cast were in support of the tax shift. Nancy Sharp, executive director of communications for LISD, said with just 1,061 votes cast on election day, it was certain the tax ratification had passed. view article  arw

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

August 3108:40 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

Austin: AISD employees see insurance hikes

August 3108:35 AM
 

The final board of trustees meeting attended by Austin Independent School District's Chief Human Capital Officer Michael Houser brought hard news: Some AISD employees could see a significant portion of their newly approved raises go toward paying increasing health care costs. view article  arw

STAAR test suspended while educators work out kinks in system

August 3108:35 AM
 

For Misty Priz, STAAR testing has gotten out of hand. The mom of two said the standardized tests put too much pressure on kids. "It stresses them out because they think they are going to fail the test and get held back or have to go into special classes," Priz said. She said every year it gets harder and harder to watch as her 8th grade daughter Justine prepares for the exam, when she'd rather learn about other things. view article  arw

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Legal Issues for School Secretaries

Sept - Nov 2016

Arm your school's first line of defense, your school secretary, with important and helpful information they can use every day. Provide practical methods for handling issues with legal implications a school's front office frequently confronts. 

 

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Texas planning 5 percent increase in property taxes to pay for schools

August 3108:35 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency is expecting a five percent rise in local property taxes to pay for schools in the years ahead. view article  arw

Robin Hood an Accepted Reality for Texas Schools

August 3108:33 AM
 

When David Thompson is asked about Texas' long history of school finance litigation, he likes to make a Harry Potter analogy. "There are common characters, common themes, consistent plot thematic issues that run through all the books," said Thompson, a lawyer. "But every one of them has a specific focus." view article  arw

School districts contract with Harrison County elections office for Nov. 8

August 3108:32 AM
 

Joint election agreements between the elections office and several local school districts were approved by the Harrison County Commissioners Court, Monday, to allow election officials to assist the districts with their upcoming school board elections. view article  arw

Document says law firm ‘approached’ Rio Hondo ISD about bringing storm suit, district represented by Mostyn, Hinojosa

August 3108:32 AM
 

A Hurricane Dolly lawsuit brought by a Southeast Texas school district recently settled before the case could be tried – a piece of storm litigation that may have been solicited, according to the district’s records. view article  arw

Longview ISD mulls charter schools

August 3108:32 AM
 

Longview ISD administrators and trustees are considering converting property near downtown into a Montessori charter school to serve first- through fifth-grade students. view article  arw

EPISD pitching record bond proposal amid tax increases from other entities

August 3108:32 AM
 

EPISD, the largest school district in the city, is proposing the largest bond in El Paso's history as other tax increases weigh on voter's minds. The El Paso Independent School District's board of trustees approved a $668.7 million bond mid-August, which would lead to a 13.21 percent increase in taxes, or $259.44 more per year for the average $138,000 home in EPISD's tax base.   view article  arw

Official: State school ratings no guarantee of their fiscal health

August 3108:32 AM
 

AUSTIN -- Texas had the lowest number of school districts ever in financial peril this year, according to the state's financial rating system, but that's hardly a sign of fiscal health, said one of the top officials with the school business officers' association.The Texas Education Agency has released ratings under some variation of the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas -- or FIRST -- since 2003. Those standards were tightened up, and strengthened, after Dallas ISD's unexpected $52 million payroll deficit in 2008. The goal was to provide earlier indicators of financial instability, before the necessity of layoffs. This year the number of school districts rated substandard is four: New Summerfield, Ector County, Beaumont and Manor. And Beaumont, currently under a board of managers for financial mismanagement, was on the list two years prior to that. view article  arw

State investigation concludes Northside ISD police chief tampered with government records

August 3108:32 AM
 

A Texas Commission on Law Enforcement investigation has recommended that commissioners suspend the peace officer license of Charles Carnes, the Northside Independent School District police chief, because he failed for four consecutive years to file legally required racial profiling reports to the state.  Investigators also concluded Carnes illegally tampered with governmental records by signing and submitting forms falsely stating Northside ISD police do not make routine traffic stops. view article  arw

Best of the best: South Texas ISD schools rank among top in nation

August 3108:32 AM
 

OLMITO — The students carry their classroom learning into doctors’ offices. They solve problems with robots and learn how such disciplines as Spanish and health science are interrelated.  Now the rigorous endeavors of the students, teachers and administrators at the South Texas Independent School District have been recognized in a big way. Three of the schools have been ranked among the top in the nation for “Beating the Odds” by Newsweek magazine. Those schools are Science Academy of South Texas, South Texas High School for Health Professions and South Texas Academy for Medical Professions.  The Science Academy also was ranked among America’s Top High Schools for 2016. view article  arw

AED Revives Carrollton Teen Who Collapsed at School

August 3108:30 AM
 

A seventh grader from Carrollton is recovering after she went into cardiac arrest and collapsed during volleyball practice, and the fast actions by her coaches helped save her life. view article  arw

High School Football Kicks Off in Texas With 12K-Seat Stadium

August 3108:30 AM
 

The image of families rambling up to an outdoor football field with a few bleachers under the lights for a Friday night high school football game is no more in at least one Texas school district. view article  arw

Battershell a finalist for state Superintendent of the Year

August 3108:29 AM
 

Region 12 superintendent has not been selected as a state Superintendent of the Year since 1995 — but this year Temple ISD Superintendent Robin Battershell has a shot. view article  arw

Las Cruces school district releases superintendent applications

August 3108:29 AM
 

Texas Connections - js - The Las Cruces Public Schools released all 26 applications for the district’s open superintendent job — 14 submitted by candidates who were deemed to meet the qualifications for the position and 12 who were not.  NMPolitics.net obtained the applications, which state law says are public documents, in response to an Inspection of Public Records Act request.  Here are the names of the 14 applicants LCPS says meet the minimum qualifications for the superintendent job (click on a name to view that person’s full application): view article  arw

San Antonio: How many kids at your child’s school are unvaccinated?

August 3108:28 AM
 

Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood re-ignited the debate about vaccines and autism this week. State records show thousands of Texas parents have already opted not to give their kids the required shots. News 4 Trouble Shooter Jaie Avila has the data showing how many students in your child's district have not been immunized. view article  arw

After expecting an increase in students, Dallas ISD sees its enrollment drop again

August 3108:28 AM
 

Dallas ISD enrollment could be down as many as 2,000 students from last year despite efforts to entice parents back to the district, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said late Tuesday. The district had been expecting an increase of 700 students, but instead, the numbers continue to drop. While DISD doesn’t have a complete reckoning just seven days into the school year, daily enrollment totals are down between 700 and 2,000 students from a year ago, Hinojosa said. He estimates the final number will be between 750 and 1500 students. view article  arw

Argyle ISD gets community feedback for goals

August 3108:25 AM
 

 Much of the conversation centered on technology and growth during Argyle ISD’s community summit meeting on Tuesday night. view article  arw

Aledo High School Student Dies After Being Rushed To Hospital

August 3108:25 AM
 

Tuesday was a tough one for the students at Aledo High School, where a sophomore died after being rushed to the hospital on Monday. view article  arw

Katy ISD moves forward with naming rights to second stadium

August 3108:25 AM
 

The committee that will recommend naming rights to Katy ISD’s new $62.5 million stadium, which opens in 2017, is leaning toward endorsing a sale of the rights to a corporate sponsor while also awarding the namesake to a prominent Katy figure, according to a recent update from the committee. view article  arw

Leadership academy focuses on more than academics, athletics

August 3108:25 AM
 

When most people think of lessons in school things like mathematics, science, reading, and writing come to mind. But there is one school that is focusing on more than just academics and athletics. view article  arw

Public hearing for Troup ISD proposed tax rate, budget planned for noon Wednesday

August 3108:25 AM
 

School board members will hold a public hearing on a proposed 2016-17 Troup ISD budget and tax rate, at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the TISD board room, 201 N. Carolina, Troup. view article  arw