The joint hearing of the House Appropriations and Public Education concluded yesterday.  The highlight was Dr. Pierce of the Equity Center laying out parts of a possible new school funding system called the Texas Plan. Great idea to strip out all of the inefficiencies.  Yesterday’s archived session is not available at this time.  I will update this post when the link is available.  I continue to believe you should listen to both days of the hearings as the topic of school finance is the lead in for the 85th legislative session that starts in January of 2017. Day 1 Joint Hearing:  Appropriations and Public Education - js - webmaster@texasisd.com

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent, Martinsville ISD, has been named New Super of Big Sandy ISD.

Brian Morris, Asst. Superintendent, Hallsville ISD, has been named New Super of Columbus ISD.

Troy Roberts, Superintendent, Tom Bean ISD, has been named New Super of Huckabay ISD.

Fernando Castillo, Deputy/Acting Superintendent, Donna ISD, has been named New Super of Donna ISD.

Steve Wolf, Principal, Motley County ISD, has been named New Super of Lazbuddie ISD.

 

29 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Jasper ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Martinsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Premont 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 Westwood ISD; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
Vacant Perrin Whitt CISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
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 Navasota ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
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
Vacant Region 3 Executive Director; Search by Region 3 Service CenterINFO
Vacant Zapata County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Stanton ISD ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Clyde ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant West Oso ISD; Search by West Oso ISD  BoardINFO
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 Pleasant Grove ISD - Dr. Jason Smith, Former Superintendent,Melissa ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Hereford ISD - Sheri Blankenship, Asst. Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Paint Creek ISD  - Cheryl Floyd, Interim Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Caldwell ISD - Andrew Peters, Superintendent,Marfa ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Blue Ridge ISD - John Wink, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Tatum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Wall ISD  - Russell Dacy, Wall High School Principal,Wall ISD; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Chester ISD - Cory Hines, Principal,Martins Mill ISD; Search by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
New Super Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD  - Jim Haley, Superintendent,Cuero ISD; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Paducah ISD - Brian Patterson, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
New Super Terrell County ISD - Amanda Ann Magallan , Principal Lamar Elementary,Midland ISD ; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
New Super Winona ISD - Cody Mize; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
New Super Falls City ISD - Todd Pawelek, High School Principal ,Poth ISD; Search by FCISD Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Cotton Center ISD - Jeff Kirby, Elementary Principal ,Waelder ISD; Search by Cotton Center ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super La Grange ISD - Bill Wagner, Asst. Superintendent,La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
New Super Three Rivers ISD - Dr. Mary Springs, Superintendent,Santa Gertrudis ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Jacksboro ISD - Dwain Milam, Superintendent,Collinsville ISD ; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
New Super Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
New Super Poth ISD - Paula Renken , Interim Superintendent,Poth ISD; Poth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Petersburg ISD - Drew Howard, Principal ,Peaster ISD; Search by ESC 17 and Petersburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Cross Roads ISD  - Richard Tedder, Interim Superintendent,Cross Roads ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Anderson-Shiro CISD - Scott Beene, Superintendent,Big Sandy ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super North Hopkins ISD - Darin Jolly; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Wellman-Union CISD - Aaron Waldrip, Principal,Brownfield Middle School ; Search by the Wellman - Union Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super McLean ISD - Oscar Muniz, High School Principal ,Coolidge ISD; Search by McLean ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Pettus ISD - Jaime Velasco, Superintendent,Italy ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Mineral Wells ISD  - John Kuhn, Superintendent,Perrin-Whitt CISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Aubrey ISD - David Belding, Superintendent,Millsap ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Beeville ISD - Dr. Marc A. Puig; Search by Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Educational Consultant Gary Patterson. INFO
New Super Santa Gertrudis ISD - Dr, Corey Seymour, Lead Secondary High School Principal ,Cedar Hill ISD; Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.and  Dr. Ann Dixon, Search ConsultantINFO
New Super Moody ISD - Gary Martel, Superintendent,Diboll ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Webb CISD - Heriberto D. Gonzalez; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
New Super Manor ISD - Dr. Royce Avery, Area Superintendent,El Paso ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Marshall ISD - Dr. Jerry Gibson, Superintendent,Coldspring ISD; Search by the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Katy ISD - Dr. Lance Hindt, Superintendent,Allen ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Grand Saline ISD - Micah Lewis, Superintendent,Frankston ISD; Search by Grand Saline ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Columbus ISD - Brian Morris, Assistant Superintendent,Hallsville iSD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (ESC 7) - Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent,Martinsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Huckabay ISD - Troy Roberts, Superintendent,Tom Bean ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Galveston ISD - Kelli Moulton, Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Chico ISD - Don Elsom , Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Natalia ISD - Dr. Freeman Hensley Cone, Executive Director of Secondary Education/Co-Interim Asst. San Marcos CISD; Search by the Natalia ISD Board of Trustees  - no longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Coupland ISD - Tammy Brinkman, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Iola ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
New Super Yorktown ISD - Chad Gee , Assistant Superintendent,Comanche ISD; Search by: School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Runge ISD - Dr. James Bakewell (Bake) Barron, Dr. James Bakewell (Bake) Barron Director of Student Services,Livingston ISD; Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Lazbuddie ISD - Steve Wolf, Principal ,Motley County ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
New Super Donna ISD - Fernando Castillo, Deputy and Acting Superintendent,Donna ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. INFO
New Super McAllen ISD - J.A. Gonzalez, Interim Superintendent,McAllen ISD; Search by JG ConsultingINFO

Pearsall ISD under supervision of conservator

September 3008:31 AM
 

PEARSALL, Texas - Pearsall Independent School District is under the supervision of a conservator. The Texas Education Agency sent a letter to the school district on Friday about the change. The letter stated that the troubled district has seen “multiple years of academically unacceptable or insufficient performance.”Just last year, Pearsall ISD was in danger of being shut down by the TEA because of failing to meet state academic standards for four years straight. view article  arw

Caldwell ISD selects lone finalist for superintendent

September 3008:29 AM
 

Trustees have selected Mr. Andrew Peters current Superintendent of Marfa ISD to be their permanent Superintendent, have named him lone finalist," explained Lee.  Lee says trustees are scheduled to vote to hire the new superintendent on October 13th.  The incoming superintendent is expected to start October 24th. view article  arw

AG Paxton Files Lawsuit to Protect Homeowners’ Tax Cuts (List of Districts Included)

September 3006:14 AM
 

Attorney General Ken Paxton today intervened in a property tax lawsuit against Kilgore Independent School District, explaining that the district violated state law and the Texas Constitution when it repealed the district’s local option homestead exemption. Attorney General Paxton filed a similar intervention against the White Deer Independent School District on September 15.  view article  arw

AG Paxton Files Lawsuit to Protect Homeowners’ Tax Cuts (PLEA IN INTERVENTION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS)

September 3006:02 AM
 

DARLENE AXBERG, JOHN CLAUDE AXBERG and SHEILA ANDERSON, Plaintiffs, VS. KILGORE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT; REGGIE HENSON, TREY HATTAWAY, SCOTT MONTGOMERY, KARL RILEY, JOHN SLAGLE, DERECK BORDERS, and JIMMY KINSEY, in their official capacities as members of the Board of Trustees of Kilgore Independent School District; CARA COOKE, in her Official Capacity as Superintendent of Kilgore Independent School District; and KIRK SHIELDS, in his Official Capacity as Tax Assessor-Collector of Gregg County, Texas, Defendants. The State of Texas intervenes in this cause under Rule 60 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, section 37.006(b) of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, and other applicable law, to protect Texas citizens and the 2015 property tax relief measures in Senate Bill 1 (signed by the Governor on June 15, 2015) (S.B. 1) and Senate Joint Resolution 1 (approved by the Texas electorate on November 3, 2015) (S.J.R. 1).

Congratulations to Arlington’s Cavazos Wins Superintendent Of The Year In Texas, Thanks To Mom And Okra

September 2606:55 AM
 

Marcelo Cavazos, the man who leads Arlington’s schools system, was named Texas Superintendent of the Year this afternoon. The honor came at the annual Texas Association of School Boards conference in Houston – and it includes a $5,000 prize. The five finalists also included another North Texan, DeSoto superintendent David Harris. view article  arw

November 2016 Bond List

September 0708:41 AM
 

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

Preventive Law: Delete This! – Social Media and Records Retention

September 0208:31 AM
 

Does your district have a Facebook page? A Twitter feed? How about an Instagram or other social media account? How about your sports teams? Your individual campuses? Chances are that your district has at least some official social media presence, even if it’s not actively managed or maintained – and chances are that you’re forgetting something important when it comes to each and every official post made by your district. So I have just one more question (and I promise that this isn’t a joke): are you maintaining records of those social media posts in accordance with the state’s record retention schedules?

2016 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

August 2109:00 AM
 

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

Some Texas Schools are Still Fighting Decades-Old Desegregation Orders

September 3008:39 AM
 

In late August, a federal judgereleased Tyler ISD from a desegregation order that has been in place for almost half a century. The district was one of the last in Texas still subject to such an order, and district leaders argued that it had become little more than bothersome red tape. view article  arw

Tying Texas school funding to testing hurts students and taxpayers

September 3008:38 AM
 

Our eleven-year old daughter Louisa started the sixth grade this year. Like other proud parents in this part of suburban Houston, I pointed my car at the long line of gleaming SUVs edging toward Louisa's new intermediate school. A welcoming and well-designed building reflecting our well-to-do neighborhood, Westbrook Intermediate ranks high in our state's standardized tests. As Louisa tumbled from the car and entered the school, my wife and I counted our blessings.  But we also worry as our taxes wax and confidence wanes over public education in Texas. As slowly as our car crawling toward the entrance at Westbrook, our state has been inching toward a separate and unequal school system. While it is not quite a rawhide version of apartheid, we will reach this catastrophic state of affairs should STAAR testing, as some lawmakers now suggest, be used to as a basis for school funding. view article  arw

State lawmakers say school finance system major issue next session

September 3008:35 AM
 

LUBBOCK, Texas - One of the top priorities this next legislative session is education. State legislators were in Lubbock breaking down some of the key issues they will be deciding when the legislature convenes in January.  Three senators, a state rep, and a Texas Board of Education member discussed important issues related to education. They were part of a panel at the State Legislative Forum hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. view article  arw

New HISD chief names his chief academic officer

September 3008:34 AM
 

Making his first major personnel decision since being hired in August, Houston school district Superintendent Richard Carranza on Thursday named a high-level administrator in the city about a year as his chief academic officer. view article  arw

‘Robin Hood’ policy takes millions from area schools

September 3008:33 AM
 

Two local school districts are sending millions of dollars from local taxpayers to the state to comply with a controversial Texas law that requires certain districts to share income with their poorer counterparts. view article  arw

Bulletin Board

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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

 

Registration Fee

$250 - 1st attendee

$150 - each additional attendee from same district

 

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Wichita Falls once again focus of the transgender debate

September 3008:33 AM
 

Wichita Falls once again takes center stage in the battle for transgender rights. On Friday, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, will hear arguments in a case involving the Harrold ISD and the State of Texas. view article  arw

Bryan ISD board discusses superintendent’s contract

September 3008:33 AM
 

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - As scheduled, Bryan ISD's school board started a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, one that lasted four-and-a-half hours. The only item on the agenda was the superintendent's contract.  Board trustees immediately moved to an executive session behind closed doors to consult with legal counsel concerning Tommy Wallis, who has led the district since 2011. They emerged about 10:30 p.m. unable to discuss details of the meeting because it is a personnel matter. view article  arw

Texas lawmaker wants schools to teach kids proper actions in police stops

September 3008:33 AM
 

 AUSTIN -- Texas ninth-graders would be taught how to properly interact with police when they are stopped for traffic violations or if they are detained under proposed legislation announced Thursday by an influential state senator. Sen. John Whitmire is proposing legislation to educate ninth-graders on proper conduct during police stops.  view article  arw

Super lice hits Texas schools

September 3008:32 AM
 

As lice become more resistant to over-the-counter treatments, parent frustration is rising with the number of cases in Texas classrooms. "Five. I know five kids with lice right now," says Mandy Major, a Highland Park Elementary School mom. "What I want to see is kids getting treated when they have it." view article  arw

Corpus Christi ISD officials break down $194 million bond proposal

September 3008:32 AM
 

In August of this year, the Board of Trustees of the Corpus Christi Independent School District approved a $194 million bond election for November. Now, district officials are working to help voters understand what it entails. view article  arw

South Carolina:  More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

September 3008:32 AM
 

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck.  Within minutes, though, they performed actions that led to them being hailed as heroes throughout their tight-knit South Carolina hometown: One went inside to help treat the wounded and the other searched for the shooter. view article  arw

YISD Board to consider auditing Superintendent’s finances

September 3008:30 AM
 

The Ysleta ISD school board meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening was canceled after only three trustees out of seven showed up. view article  arw

Katy ISD: High school students shared nude photos from instructor’s phone

September 3008:30 AM
 

The Katy ISD has severed ties with a contract instructor at Katy High School and will discipline several students after the teens distributed nude photos they found on the instructor's phone, district officials said Thursday.  The percussion instructor, who had been hired by the school's band booster club, had lost her phone earlier in the school year, KISD spokeswoman Maria Corrales DiPetta said. At least four students are known to have shared the photos, DiPetta said, and campus police were investigating. view article  arw

The Texas Voter ID Fight Keeps Getting Weirder

September 3008:30 AM
 

On Sept. 20, the federal district judge who oversaw the August agreement denied a pleafrom the NAACP, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and Dallas and Hidalgo counties claiming Harris County clerk Stan Stanart and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton were effectively intimidating voters by publicly suggesting that people who filed affidavits could be criminally prosecuted if it turned out they’d been issued driver’s licenses or other IDs in the past. “If you sign that affidavit and you lie about not being able to get a photo ID, you can be prosecuted for perjury,” Paxton told Fox News on Aug. 18. view article  arw

Bryan ISD superintendent declines to comment on personal leave matter

September 3008:29 AM
 

Dr. Tommy Wallis, declined on Thursday to explain why he's requested a personal leave of absence.  The request was submitted to Bryan ISD's Board of Trustees one week ago on Thursday, September 22nd.  The school district says because it's a personnel matter, it can not comment on the situation or the reasons given for the leave. Several attempts to reach Dr. Wallis were unsuccessful before we interviewed him at his home Thursday morning. view article  arw

Shelbyville ISD athletic director resigns after arrest

September 3008:25 AM
 

The Shelbyville athletic director has resigned a day after getting arrested over allegations of a domestic dispute in which his wife accused him of choking her. view article  arw

LEISD teacher receives Triple E recognition

September 3008:25 AM
 

Little Elm ISD teachers and other staff members pour their hearts into their work with students with the goal of seeing every student have an exceptional experience in its schools. view article  arw

Former LISD teacher gets 10 years probation for improper relationship

September 3008:25 AM
 

Former Lubbock ISD teacher Jordan Nokes will serve 10 years probation for an improper relationship with a student. view article  arw

Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program

September 3008:25 AM
 

 The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state's voucher-style Education Savings Accounts program — seen as the broadest school choice initiative in the country — has an unconstitutional funding mechanism that should remain blocked. view article  arw

School’s budget helps to buy two properties

September 3008:25 AM
 

The school district has a sizeable budget and an impressive amount of revenue coming in. view article  arw

Dallas ISD cuts suspensions through classroom confessionals

September 3008:25 AM
 

Sarah Hoffman’s sixth-grade students sit in a circle.  “If you could change anything about your parents, what would it be?” the social studies teacher asks. The responses start out silly, but then get deep:  “I wish my parents would stop fighting.” view article  arw

Jenna Bush Hager visits local elementary, grants teachers $10k

September 3008:25 AM
 

A crowd of elementary students equipped with blue foam hands with the words “Celebrating our propane buses“ erupted into cheers as Jenna Bush Hager, NBC News correspondent and daughter of former President George W. Bush, entered the J.B. Passmore Elementary School outdoor patio Thursday morning.  “How many of you rode to school on a bus? That’s a lot of blue hands,” Bush Hager said in front of a podium as many students raised their hands. view article  arw

STUDENT CREATES PETITION CALLING FOR LESS HOMEWORK IN KATY ISD

September 3008:15 AM
 

Every night, Cinco Ranch High School sophomore Luke Austria spends about four to six hours doing homework at his family's kitchen table. "You do get to kind of learn it on your own and get a little bit of practice outside of school," Austria says. "But I just don't see the benefit in the amount we receive." view article  arw

Corpus Christi ISD identifies student behind clown threats

September 3008:15 AM
 

After several allegations of clown sightings in the area, Corpus Christi ISD is aware of and is closely monitoring comments posted to social media Wednesday night listing several district schools. view article  arw

Taylor ISD reevaluating seat belts after school bus crash

September 3008:15 AM
 

 A Taylor ISD bus driver is recovering after a crash on Loop 397 Thursday morning. view article  arw