Send me information on pro public school candidates and I will post on TexasISD.com - js Sometimes we accept untrue and unfounded comments because we either don’t want to argue or may be too  timid to question what we hear, even though we know it is not true.This thought often runs through my mind when I hear a statement that I know is untrue and I don’t stand up and question the situation.  I am removing myself from that camp by turning over a new leaf and I give you permission to hold me to it. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Mike Simms, Asst. Superintendent The Erhart School, has been named New Super of The Erhart School .

Courtney Hudgins , Interim Superintendent, East Bernard ISD, has been named New Super of East Bernard ISD.

Richard Cooper, Superintendent at Kennard ISD, has been named New Super of Garrison ISD.

 

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Vacant Hallsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Sam Rayburn ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Falls City ISD; Search by FCISD Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Southside ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
Vacant Thorndale ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Coleman ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant Klein ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Whitehouse ISD; Search by Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Duncanville ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
Vacant Kennard ISD; Search by DRV Executive Searches InfoINFO
Vacant Wall ISD ; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Lorena ISD; Search by James Baize - Search Consultant Info INFO
Vacant Poth ISD; Poth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant May ISD; Search by Education Service Center Region 15 InfoINFO
Vacant Nederland ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
Vacant Three Rivers ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Cotton Center ISD; Search by Cotton Center ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant ESC 20 Executive Director; Search by ESC 20 InfoINFO
Vacant Petersburg ISD; Search by ESC 17 and Petersburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Wellman-Union CISD; Search by the Wellman - Union Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Mason ISD; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
Vacant Lampasas ISD 
 ; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
Vacant Scurry-Rosser ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Lometa ISD; Search by Lometa ISD Board of Trustees INFO
Vacant Big Sandy ISD (Dallardsville) ; Search by Big Sandy ISD Board of Trustees Info BrochureINFO
Vacant Jacksboro ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Webb CISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
Vacant Hale Center ISD; Search by ESC 17INFO
Vacant Cross Roads ISD ; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Blue Ridge ISD - Search by: Arrow Educational Services; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Bridge City ISD - Todd Lintzen, Superintendent,Blue Ridge ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Kerens ISD - Jason Adams, High School Principal ,Huntington ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Maud ISD - Charlie Martin , Interim Superintendent,Maud ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
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 Rankin ISD - Keith Richardson, Interim Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Mt. Vernon ISD - Greg Weiss , Superintendent,New Summerfield ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC 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 - Leland Hand, Superintendent,Cross Roads ISD; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
New Super Lockhart ISD - Susan Bohn, Asst. Superintendent,Lake Travis ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Ferris ISD - James Hartman , Superintendent,Sonora ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
New Super Rice ISD - Lynn Jantzen, Superintendent,Dew ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Fort Worth ISD - Kent Paredes Scribner , Superintendent,Arizona; Ray and Associates, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Midlothian ISD - Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent,Graham ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & Associates INFO
New Super Pringle-Morse CISD - Scott Burrow, Director of Special Programs,Tulia ISD; Search by the Pringle-Morse CISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Cameron ISD - Allan Sapp, Moorehead JH Principal ,Conroe ISD; Search by Cameron ISD Board of Trustees, Assisted by Retiring Superintendent, Collin ClarkINFO
New Super Spring Branch ISD - Scott Muri, Deputy Superintendent ,Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA; Search by Thompson & Horton LLP (David Thompson, Mike Moses)INFO
New Super Mesquite ISD - David Vroonland, Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston Educational ConsultantsINFO
New Super Kenedy ISD - Dr. Darin Jolly, HS Principal ,Winona ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Mr. Gary Patterson suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
New Super School of Excellence in Education - Sheilda Madkins; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.  suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
New Super Abilene ISD - Dr. David Young, Superintendent,Pampa ISD ; Search by Waterford School Services, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Graham ISD - Sonny Cruse, Deputy Superintendent,Huntsville ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
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

BLUE RIDGE ISD HIRES ARROW EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO CONDUCT SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

February 0508:29 AM
 

The board of trustees of the Blue Ridge Independent School District has contracted with 

School Board Candidate Webinar Offers Information and Insight

February 0411:04 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). These online workshops take place Monday, February 22, and Thursday, March 24, from noon to 1 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (all CST).

SCHOOL INSURANCE NEWSLETTER:  Robert V Reim Company

February 0508:42 AM
 

Repost by request-js - According to the Property Casualty 360 newsletter of November 2, 2015, nationwide reductions in rates are estimated to be 10% for Property and 5% for Casualty. We have recently seen rate guarantees from more than one insurance company for a central Texas school with a difficult schedule. However, hail storms and tornados have been severe in Texas; we have yet to see the effect on rates, but should within the next few months.  Another School Risk Pool Bites the Dust..... view article arw

Governor Abbott Names Director And Appoints 31 To Task Force On Infectious Disease Preparedness And Response

February 0508:41 AM
 

Governor Abbott has appointed 31 members to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response and has appointed John Hellerstedt, M.D. as director. The Task Force was created to provide expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols, and recommendations related to state responses to infectious diseases, and to serve as a reliable and transparent source of information and education for Texas leadership and citizens. view article arw

Cuero’s interim superintendent hopes to improve finances

February 0508:40 AM
 

CUERO - Interim superintendent Ben Colwell is hoping to spend his term working on Cuero Independent School District's finances and smoothing the way for the next full-time superintendent.  Colwell, who between 1971 and 1982 was a Cuero football coach, business manager and assistant superintendent, was brought in by the school board at the beginning of January.  He is dealing with at least a $2 million deficit because Texas is requesting at least $5 million in funds to be returned. view article arw

Playing field gives charter schools advantage

February 0508:40 AM
 

Request for repost from readers! - js One of the interim charges in the Texas Senate was to “study the approval, expansion and revocation of public charter schools in Texas.” To that end, a Senate Education Committee hearing was recently held, and a couple of very interesting items came out of that hearing. Senators heard — for the first time, I believe — that the often-stated phrase that charter schools in Texas have a 100,000-student waiting list is only partially true. Texas Education Agency staff reported that while the wait list exists, it applies only to specific charter schools. view article arw

Sen. Rodríguez Organizes School Funding Workshop

February 0508:39 AM
 

The Texas Supreme Court will soon deliver a decision inTexas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition v. Williams, which will determine if there are any Texas constitutional violations in the way schools are funded in Texas. To review the potential impacts, State Sen. José Rodríguez has organized a workshop regarding school finance from 9-2 on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Region 19 Service Center. view article arw

After More Than 24 Hours, Fort Worth Rescinds Boil Water Notice

February 0508:37 AM
 

For the second day in a row, thousands of North Texans woke up unable to drink the tap water in their homes. But, that didn’t last for long. Shortly after 7 a.m. officials with the City rescinded the boil water notice issued on February 4. view article arw

Dallas students to vote on dropping Confederate general’s name from school

February 0508:34 AM
 

Confederate General John B. Hood could have his name stripped from a Pleasant Grove middle school if enough students vote Friday to move forward with efforts to change its name. view article arw

Round Rock parents upset over school bus route changes

February 0508:33 AM
 

More kids may have to use the sidewalks to get to school. Round Rock Independent School District says 10 runs that used to be hazardous aren’t a problem now, and that means kids along the routes may not get to ride the school bus. The district only provides bus rides to kids who live at least two miles from their school, unless you live along a hazardous route. view article arw

SISD: Firm tapped to facilitate possible schools bond

February 0508:33 AM
 

The Smithville school board is one step closer to calling a bond election after trustees unanimously approved to negotiate a contract with the O’Connell Robertson architectural firm to serve as a consultant for building new facilities in the school district. view article arw

Texas to Offer GED Alternatives After Test Costs Triple

February 0508:33 AM
 

At a State Board of Education meeting Friday, members approved offering two new testing options to Texans seeking their state high school equivalency certificates, in addition to the General Education Development (GED) test currently offered. The board is retooling the state’s high school equivalency program after the for-profit education publisher Pearson turned the traditional paper-and-pencil test into a computer-based exam and tripled the cost for students in some areas. After the price increase, the number of GED test-takers dropped by 44.5 percent. view article arw

Aledo nonprofit sees education as priority

February 0508:33 AM
 

In 2010, a grassroots movement sprouted in Aledo to promote awareness of the financial challenges that face public education in Texas. view article arw

Every school wants ‘good’ teachers — but what does ‘good’ actually mean?

February 0508:33 AM
 

What is a “good” teacher? A teacher who raises student test scores? Who gets students interested in subjects they thought were boring? Who inspires students to be more thoughtful people? Here is a post on how to be a “good” teacher by Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina. This appeared on his blog, and I am republishing it with permission. view article arw

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30-Minute PIA Essentials Webinar Series

Whether you’re a veteran public information officer or a newly-hired superintendent, the Public Information Act can be a costly maze of rules, regulations, and procedures. Our new 30-Minute PIA Essentials series of webinars are designed to help you navigate the labyrinth, by tackling some of the most common and complicated open records scenarios in convenient, bite-sized trainings.

 

All webinar sessions will be presented by Matthew M. Coleman.

 

Election Documents -  February 4

The May elections are coming soon, and requests for election documents under the Public Information Act are coming even sooner. Elect to keep yourself up-to date with this 30-minute essentials training! Your ballot applications, campaign finance reports, voter records and other election documents have loads of confidential information, and during this training you’ll learn about the PIA and Election Code requirements you need to know when dealing with requests for those documents.

 

Third-Party Privacy & Notifications – February 11

Two’s company and three’s a crowd, especially under the Public Information Act. Everything gets more complicated when a third party’s information has been requested under the PIA, but this 30-minute essentials training will teach you how to deal with that unwanted third wheel. Learn how and when you need to notify third parties, why you might want to keep their information confidential, and how to navigate a PIA request involving confidential third-party information.

 

Bids, Bidding, and Bidders – February 18

You can bet that bidders will bristle when they’ve been out-bid, but thanks to the Public Information Act, their bark is worse than their bite. Buy yourself some piece of mind with this 30-minute essentials training, which will cover the basics of PIA requests for bidding documents. Learn when and why you can sometimes keep documents confidential to protect your bargaining position, and what you’ll need to do when the bitter bidder requests any and all documents relating to the better bids.

 

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Celina ISD to establish own police force

February 0508:32 AM
 

Celina ISD will establish a districtwide police department by the start of next school year. view article arw

VIDEO: Southside ISD school board debates parking lot snafu

February 0508:32 AM
 

Interesting video! -  Southside ISD school board members entered executive session late Thursday night during their regular board meeting to discuss several topics, including a parking lot construction mistake that could turn into a legal battle. view article arw

Injury Fears Result in Football Programs Being Dropped

February 0508:31 AM
 

Some parents won't let their kids play football anymore, and now some schools are dropping it in junior high.  News about NFL players suffering from traumatic brain injuries has caused a scare. SportsTalk 790's Greg Koch says we may be seeing a knee-jerk over-reaction to the situation. “I understand protecting kids,” Koch says.  “I understanding coaching them where they don't use their head as much, but anything that gets a kid outside and playing and doing a thing that's fun, man, I'm all for it.”  view article arw

Lamesa ISD calls in experts after big flu outbreak

February 0508:31 AM
 

LAMESA, TX (KCBD) -Lamesa ISD school officials say flu-like symptoms kept about 200 students at home late last week, as well as teachers.  The school called infection control company GermBlast to disinfect over the weekend.  Rodney Madsen, GermBlast’s CEO, will soon receive a doctorate in the study of disease control. He says flu season can begin as early as September but this year, they've seen a late emergence of the disease.  "We just recently went over the baseline for the average amount of flu for the United States so we're seeing many, many outbreaks occur," he said.  He explained the GermBlast process. view article arw

Jindal lawsuit against Common Core scrapped by new governor

February 0508:30 AM
 

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he is ending Louisiana’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s administration over the Common Core education standards.  Edwards’ predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal, filed the federal lawsuit in 2014, as he was readying his failed bid for the GOP presidential nomination and as the multistate math and English standards drew increasing ire from conservatives. view article arw

Turner names former HISD board member as his education czar

February 0508:30 AM
 

Mayor Sylvester Turner has named former Houston ISD board president Juliet Stipeche to a newly created Director of Education role in his administration, seeking greater collaboration between the city and area schools, community colleges and universities. view article arw

Hays CISD appeals UIL realignment decision for 2 high schools

February 0508:30 AM
 

Hays CISD sent out a letter to parents saying that they want the UIL to reconsider their realignment for Hays and Lehman high schools. view article arw

Former Hawkins star Stanley Richard gets golden football from the NFL

February 0508:30 AM
 

Over the past several weeks, numerous gold footballs have made their their way to East Texas high schools. John Tyler has three and Groveton, Jacksonville, Hallsville, and Tyler Lee each have one. And we know there are more floating around as well. In honor of Super Bowl 50, the NFL is presenting that golden football to every player and his high school for being on an active Super Bowl roster of the past 49 years. view article arw

Glenn Hegar:  Oil Prices and the Economy: A Talk with Todd Staples

February 0508:30 AM
 

During my first year in office, I held a Good for Texas tour, participating in town hall meetings across the state. I spoke with hundreds of Texans to find out what really matters — to learn what you think about our finances, our economy and our common future.    

Humble ISD School Board encourages community participation in Superintendent Search

February 0508:29 AM
 

The Humble Independent School District Board of Trustees has begun the process of searching for a new superintendent due to the upcoming retirement of Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo. view article arw

HISD considers options to close $107 million budget gap

February 0508:25 AM
 

Houston ISD leaders are bracing for a projected $107 million budget shortfall that, in a worst-case scenario, could prompt the district to slash jobs. view article arw

Applications soar after university drops SAT

February 0508:25 AM
 

It also saw a "significant" increase in applications from blacks, Hispanics, international students and those who would be the first in their family to go to college. view article arw

VIDEO CAPTURES VICIOUS ATTACK ON LAMAR CISD MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT

February 0508:25 AM
 

Nicole Oyervidez is an eighth grade student at Briscoe Jr. High School in Lamar CISD. Home-schooled until a few weeks ago, she says a group of girls has bullied her since day one in her new school. She says it came to a head Wednesday in what she calls a set-up that was caught on camera. "It was a whole crowd of boys recording me like walking. And I was like why are they recording me. So the girl came up to me," Oyervidez says. "She's like 'I heard you're talking about me. If you want to confront me you can right now.' And she immediately grabbed my hair and started slapping me, and she yanked me to the floor and she started punching me." view article arw

Koy Detmer returns to Mission

February 0508:25 AM
 

The Valley’s all-time leading passer is returning to his alma-mater. During a special CISD school board meeting Monday morning, former Mission Eagles’ standout quarterback Koy Detmer was hired as the new head football coach and athletic coordinator at Mission High School. view article arw

Texas ties pre-K grants to more teacher training or experience

February 0508:25 AM
 

Texas school districts will be required to hire teachers with multiple credentials and improve family engagement to qualify for prekindergarten grants from $118 million in newly available state money. view article arw

Grayson College teaches Van Alstyne middle schoolers about local careers, classess

February 0508:20 AM
 

As part of Van Alstyne Middle School’s exploring careers class, eighth graders were introduced to a variety of professions and dual-credit classes at Grayson College South Campus Thursday morning. The group of 20 students learned about health science, welding and core classes so they know what to take when they get to high school. view article arw

McAllen ISD official to be inducted into SHAPE America Hall of Fame

February 0508:15 AM
 

Mario Reyna, health and physical education coordinator for McAllen Independent School District, will be inducted into a national Hall of Fame for exercise and health in April. view article arw

La Joya ISD readies for big showcase Saturday

February 0508:15 AM
 

The La Joya Independent School District is taking a new, and dynamic approach in promoting the many great things happening within the district. Often times the public is misinformed which is why La Joya ISD has organized a schools fair known as “Why La Joya ISD?” view article arw

Fitch Affirms Little Elm ISD, TX at ‘AA-’; Outlook Stable

February 0508:15 AM
 

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the rating on the following Little Elm Independent School District, Texas obligations at 'AA-': view article arw

Parents seeking to improve dangerous school crossings met with red tape

February 0508:15 AM
 

Parents who have made complaints to the City of Austin regarding dangerous school crossings say the process to actually record a complaint is harder than it should be. view article arw