Updated!  Today is the last chance to file for May 6 city council and school board races across East Texas.  Early voting is April 24 through May 2.   Texas continues to grow, therefore we must provide more classrooms which require bonds. I am anticipating around 80 school districts to have bond issues on the ballots May 6, 2017. I did not just pull that number out of the air, I based it on the three previous May elections. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Cheryl Floyd, Interim Superintendent, Paint Creek ISD, has been named New Super of Paint Creek ISD.

Nancy Sandlin, Principal, Edna ISD, has been named New Super of Buckholts ISD.

Cliff Gilmore, Superintendent, Aspermont ISD, has been named New Super of Perrin Whitt CISD.

 

50 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Meridian ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Greenville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Cuero ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Jim Hogg County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Clyde ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant Llano ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Pflugerville ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by the Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Lindsay ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Broaddus ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Bryan ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant McGregor ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Windthorst ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Snyder ISD; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 InfoINFO
Vacant Brady ISD; Search by ESC 15 InfoINFO
Vacant Orange Grove ISD; Search by Doug Arnold Info INFO
Vacant Medina ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Raymondville ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Industrial ISD; Search by Industrial ISD Board InfoINFO
Vacant Sweetwater ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Gorman ISD; Search by ESC 14 & Ronnie Kincaid Info INFO
Vacant Waco ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Lockney ISD; Search by the Lockney ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Brazos ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Como-Pickton CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Red Oak ISD; Search by Horn Educational Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Sweeny ISD; Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Educational Consultant, Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Stratford ISD; Search by the Stratford ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Claude ISD; Search by the Claude ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Farwell ISD; Farwell Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Harts Bluff ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Hubbard ISD (Hill County); Search by the Hubbard ISD Board of Trustees and Interim Super Kerry Hansen Info INFO
Vacant Calvert ISD; Search by DRV Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Texas City ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Vacant Nacogdoches ISD; Search by Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Bay City ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Boerne ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Abbott ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Refugio ISD; Search by Refugio Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Keller ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Leon ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info UPDATED TIMELINEINFO
Vacant Friendswood ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
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 Caldwell ISD - Andrew Peters, Superintendent,Marfa ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist West Oso ISD - Conrado Garcia, Interim Superintendent,West Oso ISD; Search by West Oso ISD  Board INFO
Lone Finalist Weslaco ISD - Priscilla Canales, Asst. Superintendent,Del Valle ISD; Search by Ivan F. Pérez, at Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.P  InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Allen ISD - Scott Niven, Superintendent,Red Oak ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Vernon ISD - Jeff Byrd, Superintendent,Claude ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Mexia ISD - Dr. Lyle DeBus, Superintendent,Harts Bluff ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Pineywoods Community Academy Charter School  - Ken Vaughn, Excecutive Director of Student Services ,Tyler ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Stanton ISD  - Merl Brandon, Asst. Superintendent ,Belton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Van Alstyne ISD - Dr. David Brown, Asst. Superintendent ,Van Alstyne ISD; Search by John Spies and Van Alstyne ISD Board InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Tomball ISD - Martha Salazar-Zamora, Chief Academic Officer,Tomball ISD; Search by David Thompson & Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Lone Finalist Tatum ISD - JP Richardson , Superintendent,Gladewater ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Kirbyville ISD - Tommy Wallis, Former Superintendent,Bryan ISD; Search by ESC 5 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD - Dr. Leland Moore Former Superintendent Kennard and Quitman ISD; Search by Wayne Haglund, Haglund Law Firm, PC InfoINFO
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
New Super Region 15 ESC Executive Director - Casey Callahan, Superintendent,Llano ISD; Search by ESC 15 Board of Directors InfoINFO
New Super Lampasas ISD 
  - Chane Rascoe, Superintendent,Moody ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
New Super Hale Center ISD - Steven Plyburn, Superintendent,Crowell ISD; Search by ESC 17INFO
New Super Rule ISD - Rick Moeller, Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by the Rule ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Klein ISD - Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent,Leander ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
New Super Brooks County ISD  - Dr. Maria Casas, Former Superintendent,Mathis ISD; Search by Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Mason ISD - John Schumacher; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
New Super Scurry-Rosser ISD - James Sanders, Assistant Superintendent,Ennis ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Brownsboro ISD - Tommy Hunter , Superintendent,S&S CISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Rockwall ISD - Dr. John (J.J.) E. Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services,Carroll ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
New Super Highland Park ISD (Amarillo)  - Jimmy Hannon, Superintendent,Water Valley ISD; Search by Potter County Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Bartlett ISD - Travis W. Edwards, Field Agent,ESC 14; Search by the Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Crowell ISD - Pam Norwood, Director of Special Programs,Chapel Hill ISD, Mount Pleasant, TX ; Search by ESC 9 & Darren Francis - No longer taking applicationsINFO
New Super Leander ISD - Dr. Dan Troxell, Superintendent,Kerrville ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLP INFO
New Super Buckholts ISD - Nancy Sandlin , Principal,Edna ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
New Super Paint Creek ISD  - Cheryl Floyd, Interim Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Perrin Whitt CISD - Cliff Gilmore, Superintendent,Aspermont ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
New Super Westwood ISD - Wade Stanford; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
New Super Rogers ISD - Joe Craig, Asst. Superintendent,Academy ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Water Valley ISD
  - Fabian Gomez, Superintendent,Dell City ISD; Search by the Water Valley ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Kerrville ISD - Dr. Mark Foust,Fort Bend ISD; Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Roosevelt ISD - Dallas Grimes; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
New Super Rochelle ISD - Dave Lewis, Middle School Principal,San Saba ISD; Search by ESC Region 15  InfoINFO
New Super Premont ISD - Steve Van Matre, Superintendent,Freer ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Jasper ISD - Dr. Gerald Hudson, Area Director ,Garland ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Zapata County ISD - Carlos M. Gonzalez, Career and Technical Education Director/Assistant Athletic Director,Roma ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
New Super Splendora ISD - Jeff Burke, Asst. Superintendent of Academics,Georgetown ISD; Search by Splendora ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Taylor ISD - Keith Brown, Superintendent,Bay City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Tom Bean ISD - Kelly Lusk, Superintendent,Falwell ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO

Ector County:  Feds to visit ECISD campuses

February 1708:40 AM
 

The Ector County Independent School District is among 12 Texas school districts that will be visited by U.S. Department of Education officials as part of an investigation on how districts find and serve special education students.  In a letter to Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, Acting Director of the Office of Special Education Programs Ruth E. Ryder said the appointments will be to collect district-level and school-level data on referral, child find and evaluation procedures and practices. view article  arw

Feds to probe Central Texas school districts over special ed practices

February 1708:39 AM
 

Charles Palcer told officials with the U.S. Department of Education and the Texas Education Agency that the Leander school district provided insufficient services for his daughter Lexi. He along with several parents gathered at the Region 13 Education Service Center in East Austin on Dec. 15, 2016 for a listening session prompted by a Houston Chronicle report that found that the state directed school districts to limit the special education student enrollment to 8.5 percent. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN view article  arw

Last day to file for city, school elections

February 1707:49 AM
 

Today is the last chance to file for May 6 city council and school board races across East Texas.  Candidates can file at their local city halls and school district administration offices, including Longview City Hall, 300 W. Cotton St., and Longview ISD's central office, 1301 E. Young St.  Early voting is April 24 through May 2. view article  arw

Carlisle ISD to close Friday due to illness

February 1707:14 AM
 

Carlisle Independent School District just announced via its Twitter and Facebook pages that school will be closed tomorrow due to illnesses.  "Due to the high volume of illness, Carlisle ISD will be closed Friday, 2/17/2017," the district posted. "This day will be used for disinfecting and to allow our students and staff to recover. Please check with sponsors on the status of any extra curricular activities that you may be involved with." view article  arw

Are Your Property Taxes Too High? Thank a Legislator.

February 1706:16 AM
 

If your property taxes are too high, blame the Legislature and the shell game it plays with public school finance.  First, let’s back up. The property tax/school finance intersection is a complicated beast and one that deserves a little unpacking. To start, property taxes are not a state tax; property taxes are paid annually by homeowners and collected by local school districts instead of the state. Even if you don’t own a house, you pay property taxes; a portion of your rent goes toward taxes paid either by landlord or your apartment complex, which is on the hook for the property taxes collected on commercial real estate. view article  arw

Burleson ISD calls $85 million bond election

February 1705:33 AM
 

New construction, renovations and additions to current facilities will be considered in a $85 million bond package for Burleson voters to approve in May.  The Burleson ISD board of trustees unanimously approved calling the bond election on Monday night.  Voters approved a $259 million bond package in November 2006, which built three elementary schools and Burleson Centennial High School.  “Burleson ISD is growing, and our student population will increase over the next 10 years,” Superintendent Bret Jimerson said. “Knowing this, the board of trustees tasked a Facility Advisory Committee to review the needs of the district, analyze data and develop a plan to address the facilities’ needs of the district. view article  arw

House and Senate Set up Key Subcommittees on Education Budget

February 1705:27 AM
 

Continuing our focus on the budget-writing process, which is where most of the early action is under way in the Texas Legislature, today we highlight two new subcommittees that will lead the drafting efforts in the state House and Senate on education funding. In the House, the so-called Article III subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee was formed today with jurisdiction over pre-K/12 through higher education and the related retirement systems. The subcommittee has these seven members, who will hold a public hearing on education and TRS funding next Monday, February 20: view article  arw

House budget proposal would defund Gov. Abbott’s pre-K program

February 1608:36 AM
 

Gov. Greg Abbott is facing strong resistance in the Legislature to his plan to increase funding this legislative session for high-quality pre-K.  The latest House budget proposal would cut all funding for a pre-K grant program that Abbott wants to see doubled in the next biennium. The House base budget publicly released in January had allocated $118 million for the program, but by the time that budget was officially filed last week, all funding for the program had been cut.  The House instead put that money into supplemental funding for pre-K, which would distribute money to almost all school districts for their pre-K programs based on the amount of students enrolled, without any strings attached. view article  arw

Bill may finally remove penalty for tiny districts

February 1508:40 AM
 

If life were fair, Superintendent Kevin Dyes' school district in Holliday would be $20 million richer. But he'd settle for the $672,000 more per year the district will get if State Rep. James Frank's (R-Wichita Falls) House Bill 1710 makes its way through the Texas Legislature.  "The bill would finally provide fair and equitable funding," Dyes said.  HB 1710, along with mirror bills in the House and Senate, are attempts to right a 30-year wrong that carved out especially small districts - landwise - from the funding they would normally be entitled to based on low student numbers. All districts with fewer than 1,600 students receive an extra bump in state funding to cover additional costs related to small class sizes and economies of scale. view article  arw

At least 9 Texas schools have closed due to flu outbreaks this month

February 1405:42 AM
 

At least nine schools across Texas have closed for one or more days due to outbreaks of the flu this month. Despite large numbers of cases happening near San Antonio in Medina ISD and Hunt ISD, Metro Health spokeswoman Carol Schliesinger said flu activity in Bexar County is "right on target" for this time of year. She said Metro Health sporadically surveys laboratories in the area to get a sense of what is circulating.  "It's flu season," Schliesinger explained, which lasts from September or October to May. view article  arw

Preventive Law: Your Sped Director Just Said You Need New SPED Software – Now What?

February 0708:31 AM
 

Providing special education services becomes increasing complex every year. There is simply no way that educators can remember every single law or rule in every single ARD meeting, especially considering the wide variety of students that are served under the special education umbrella of service. This is why there is a healthy business in providing software to school districts to help meet these requirements. These software products both document your decisions in ARD meetings and help a district stay in compliance with special education requirements. Failure to keep appropriate records can be costly to a district should a parent file a TEA complaint or due process hearing, and maintaining legal compliance is a requirement under both state and federal law. Purchasing a software system that meets your district’s needs can be invaluable to help a district stay in compliance.

Tax Rate Verification

February 0608:40 AM
 

Please click here and verify your 16-17 tax rate. If you find any errors please email webmaster@texasisd.com. 

2016 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

December 0209:00 AM
 

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

Feds to check special education at 12 Texas school districts

February 1708:41 AM
 

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has advised state officials that it will take a closer look at special education programs at 12 Texas school districts. In a Jan. 19 letter to state Education Commissioner Mike Morath, federal officials expressed concern that the districts were failing to identify, locate and evaluate disabled children needing special ed.  School districts in Houston and its suburban Aldine and Fort Bend districts; the San Antonio-area North East and Harlandale districts; Austin and nearby Del Valle and Leander; Laredo and the nearby United district; Ector County in the Odessa area; and the Fort Worth suburb of Everman. view article  arw

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Legal Issues for Cheerleader and Drill Team Sponsors

February 2017

Purpose

This information packed session will provide practical advice for handling situations often encountered by administrators and cheerleader and drill team sponsors.

Attendees will have access to our constitution collection from districts across the state.

 

Focus:

  • New Cases Added
  • UIL Requirements
  • Rights Associated with Extracurricular Activities
  • District and Staff Liability & Immunity
  • Administration of Medication
  • Transportation and Other Travel Issues
  • Discipline and Removal from Team
  • Access to Education Records, Score Cards
  • Title IX - Gender Discrimination Issues
  • Relevant Federal and State Court Cases
  • Extracurricular Codes of Conduct
  • Cheerleader Constitutions
  • Social Media
  • Grievances

Who Should Attend

Administrators, cheerleader and drill team sponsors 

 

Registration Fee: 

$185.00 per person
materials are included with your registration

 

Click here to register online.

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Are Your Property Taxes Too High? Thank a Legislator

February 1708:40 AM
 

If your property taxes are too high, blame the Legislature and the shell game it plays with public school finance. First, let’s back up. The property tax/school finance intersection is a complicated beast and one that deserves a little unpacking. To start, property taxes are not a state tax; property taxes are paid annually by homeowners and collected by local school districts instead of the state. Even if you don’t own a house, you pay property taxes; a portion of your rent goes toward taxes paid either by landlord or your apartment complex, which is on the hook for the property taxes collected on commercial real estate. view article  arw

Superintendent: This is the most pressing issue facing Houston public schools

February 1708:37 AM
 

Richard Carranza vowed to fight for more school funding on behalf of Houston’s public schools during his first annual State of the Schools address. view article  arw

Dallas County Schools’ Chief Financial Officer Suddenly Resigns

February 1708:33 AM
 

The chief financial officer hired by Dallas County Schools last fall to help fix the bus agency's financial problems suddenly resigned Wednesday.  DCS Superintendent Rick Sorrells released a short statement to NBC 5 Investigates about interim CFO Alan King, saying, "Today, I received Mr. King's resignation and it was accepted. We are appreciative of his work to help Dallas County Schools. He did not give a reason for his resignation." view article  arw

Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza Asks Houston to Pony Up for Equity

February 1708:32 AM
 

Dressed in a dapper suit, moving easily across the stage, Superintendent Richard Carranza gave his first State of the School District speech Wednesday, clocking in with about 55 minutes of bright ideas to a packed room (at least at the start) of business leaders, Houston ISD teachers and administrators. view article  arw

The Q&A: Augustina Reyes

February 1708:32 AM
 

Augustina Reyes is a professor at the University of Houston's College of Education. Her research focuses on teaching and school discipline. This semester, she is teaching a class about the school-to-prison pipeline. view article  arw

Again, there is no such thing as an acceptable bathroom bill

February 1708:31 AM
 

The current strategy for Dan Patrick in trying to round up support for, or at least blunt opposition to, his bathroom bill is to claim that it will contain exceptions for sports venues, so no one needs to worry about boycotts or other bad things. Unfortunately for Dan, no one is buying it, and the actual lived experience of North Carolina remains the prime piece of evidence why. view article  arw

The Brief: Two major bills head to the full Senate

February 1708:31 AM
 

How do you help sex-trafficking victims when they've learned the way to survive is to flee? Even when the child welfare and criminal justice systems work like they're supposed to, young victims of sex trafficking in Texas face an uncertain future. Republican lawmaker wants state funds for death penalty attorneys A Republican lawmaker wants to fund attorneys representing death-sentenced inmates who can’t afford their own lawyer.  view article  arw

Concerns linger as panel OKs convention of states resolution

February 1708:31 AM
 

A long-awaited proposal to prepare Texas in the event of a constitutional convention passed its first legislative hurdle Thursday when a state Senate committee approved a trio of bills assigning instructions to potential delegates and restricting their powers. view article  arw

Dallas ISD Puts Bus Contractor DCS on Shorter Leash

February 1708:31 AM
 

After NBC 5 Investigates reported bus drivers with Dallas County Schools were racing through red lights and others were making kids late for class, administrators with the Dallas Independent School District are taking new steps to keep the beleaguered bus contractor on a short leash.  The Dallas ISD administration wants to give DCS just a one-year deal that would include only some bus routes while putting more than 150 other routes up for bidding open to other companies. District leaders hope the plan sends a message to the bus company that they expect better service. view article  arw

Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD named Lone Finalist Dr. Leland Moore

February 1708:30 AM
 

The Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Dr. Leland Moore as superintendent at a special-called meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Pictured from left to right: Board Trustee Dale Richards, Board Vice-President Tony Sewell, Dr. Leland Moore, Board President Barbara Moore, Board Secretary Minnie Walker, Board Trustee Erik Benestante, and Board Trustee Berlin Bradford.  view article  arw

I-Team: Feds To Visit Everman ISD As Part Of Its Special Education Probe

February 1708:25 AM
 

As part of its probe into whether student with disabilities in Texas are receiving the special education services they need, the U.S. Department of Education will visit a dozen Texas school districts in the coming months. view article  arw

Feds sweep up San Antonio ISD trustee Hernandez on wire fraud charge.

February 1708:25 AM
 

Olga Hernandez, a San Antonio Independent School District board member, was arrested Thursday, a day after a federal indictment charged her with at least one count of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud. Hernandez allegedly took trips to Las Vegas, among other things, paid for by insurance brokers and consultants in an attempt to influence SAISD insurance contacts, federal sources said. view article  arw

An age discrimination lawsuit filed by former teacher dismissed

February 1708:25 AM
 

An age discrimination lawsuit filed by a former middle school teacher in Van Alstyne has been dismissed. Deborrah Skaggs says Van Alstyne ISD let her go because of her age. She had been with the district for years.  view article  arw

Late-night fire damages SAISD warehouse

February 1708:25 AM
 

San Antonio firefighters were called to a warehouse fire on the city's Southwest Side late Thursday night. The fire was reported around 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Fenfield Avenue, not far from Somerset Road and New Laredo Highway. view article  arw

KATY ISD ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR NAMING OF SECOND STADIUM

February 1708:25 AM
 

Katy ISD is accepting nominations for the naming of its second stadium that is set to open this fall. If you're interested in submitting a name for review, the district says you must submit a completed nomination form and follow the naming guidelines. view article  arw

Cogburn files for Nacogdoches ISD at-large race

February 1708:25 AM
 

Carolyn Cogburn has joined three other candidates in the race for an at-large position on the Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees. view article  arw

With final approval, Round Rock ISD voters will decide fate of $572M bond

February 1708:25 AM
 

 Round Rock ISD has finalized its plans for a $572 million bond package that is now in the hands of voters this May. The bond will include the building of the district’s 35th elementary school, a high school, an indoor aquatics center, a third outdoor athletic facility and designs for a permanent Early College and Health Professionals High School. view article  arw

Cameras will be installed in HMS life skills class

February 1708:25 AM
 

Installing four cameras and a server to collect video from a life skills classroom at Henderson Middle School will cost HISD $11,300, superintendent Keith Boles told trustees during Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting. The cameras and recording device are needed after a parent requested installation, Boles said. Senate Bill 507, a law adopted in 2015 by Texas legislators, requires districts to make the installation if one parent asks, Boles said Tuesday. view article  arw

San Antonio ISD Board trustee Olga Hernandez arrested in bribery, kickback scheme

February 1708:25 AM
 

San Antonio Independent School District Board Trustee Olga Hernandez was arrested Thursday on federal charges in connection with a bribery and kickback scheme. Hernandez, 66, is accused of accepting cash, jewelry, and travel from people working for a school district insurance carrier and a paid independent insurance consultant for her influence on the district's board of trustees and her vote on numerous insurance services contracts awarded to the companies with whom the co-conspirators had a financial interest. view article  arw

Rigues continues education talk with state reps

February 1708:25 AM
 

Concerns about some education bills under consideration by the Texas Legislature is prompting Aledo ISD trustee Bobby Rigues to continue a public dialogue on the subject with State Representative Phil King and State Senator Craig Estes. Rigues, who is also CEO and founder of the nonprofit Make Education a Priority, sent the two lawmakers an open letter this week, writing that some education bills under consideration by the Texas Legislature concerned him. view article  arw