Repost!  It is hard to determine if misstating the facts is done on purpose or not, but it happens often. So when I hear a statement from a politician about public schools, I assume it was on purpose, the public assumes facts were checked and the statement is true. An idea is planted in minds and it is repeated many times as the truth before anyone challenges it. Here is an illustration from the Dallas Morning News. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Gerald Chandler, current Assistant Superintendent of Lumberton ISD , has been named New Super of Lumberton ISD.

Tammy Jones, current Assistant Superintendent of Palestine ISD, has been named New Super of Troup ISD.

Dr. Trent Edward Lovette, current Chief of Governance, Policy & Program Evaluation of Crowley ISD, has been named New Super of La Vernia ISD.

Mr. Gerald Nixon, current Executive Director of Human Resources of Sweeny ISD, has been named New Super of Hardin ISD.

 

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Vacant Presidio ISD; Search by: Dr. Doug Karr InfoINFO
Vacant Pine Tree ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Alice ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Lake Worth ISD; Search by: Bob E Griggs and AssociatesINFO
Vacant Anahuac ISD; Search by: ​Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. InfoINFO
Vacant Miles ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info.INFO
Vacant Brock ISD; Search by: Former School Board President, Bill C. Cooper InfoINFO
Vacant Waller ISD; Search by: Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. ​InfoINFO
Vacant Texas Association of Rural Schools Executive Director; Search by: The Texas Association of Rural Schools (TARS) Executive Committee InfoINFO
Vacant Plainview ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Caddo Mills ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant West Sabine ISD; Search by: West Sabine ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Victoria ISD; Search by JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Irion County ISD; Search by: Irion County ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
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Vacant Vega ISD; Search by: Vega ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
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Lone Finalist Midway ISD; Randel Beaver; Retired superintendent from Archer City ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Lone Finalist Port Neches-Groves ISD; Dr. Mike Gonzales; Elementary Principal of Beaumont ISD; Search By: Port Neches-Groves ISD and Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jimmy Creel INFO
Lone Finalist Red Lick ISD;  Brandon Dennard; Assistant Superintendent of North Lamar ISD; Search By Red Lick ISD School BoardINFO
Lone Finalist Tarkington ISD ; Dr. Marc Keith; Assistant Superintendent of Port Neches- Groves ISD; Search By: Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist North Lamar ISD; Dr. Jason Adams; Superintendent in Kerens ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services with Letha Hopkins and Randy HancockINFO
Lone Finalist Lorenzo ISD; Kayla Morrison; Former Asst. Superintendent of Roosevelt ISD; Search By Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Seymour ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC and  Seymour ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Glasscock County ISD; Scott Bicknell; Elementary Principal of Glasscock County; Search by Glasscock County ISD School BoardINFO
Lone Finalist Cedars International Academy; Mr. Varghese Panachakunnil; Federal Programs Administrator of ​Pearsall ISD; Search by Dr. Mark Diaz, current Superintendent of Cedars International Academy, will be conducting the search for his replacement. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Reagan County ISD; Bobby Fryar; Superintendent of Veribest ISD; Search by Reagan County ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Brownfield ISD; Chris Smith; Assistant Superintendent of Slaton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Temple ISD; Dr. Bobby Ott; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction from Temple ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Anna ISD; Michael Comeaux; Superintendent of Post ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Lone Finalist Sharyland ISD; Maria Vidaurri; Superintendent of Robstown ISD; Search By Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.PINFO
Lone Finalist Aledo ISD; Susan K. Bohn; Superintendent of Lockhart ISD; Search by Preston Educational ConsultingINFO
Lone Finalist Kenedy ISD; Diana L. Barrera; Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum in Somerset ISD; Search by: Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Perryton ISD; Dr. Timothy Little; Superintendent of Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Tulia ISD; Tim Glover; Superintendent of Luling ISD; Search by: Tulia ISD School Board InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Aldine ISD - Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent,Lufkin ISD; Search By: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Director; Dr. Kevin Brown; Superintendent of Alamo Heights ISD; Search by Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Valley Mills ISD ; Mike Kelly; Middle School Principal of China Spring ISD; Search By: Valley Mills ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super La Vernia ISD - Dr. Trent Edward Lovette, Chief of Governance, Policy & Program Evaluation,Crowley ISD; Search By: Walsh Gallegos & Education Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Olton ISD; Kevin McCasland; Principal of Seminole ISD; Search by Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Hardin ISD; Mr. Gerald Nixon; Executive Director of Human Resources of Sweeny ISD; Search By Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Lumberton ISD - Gerald Chandler, Assistant Superintendent ,Lumberton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Troup ISD; Tammy Jones; Assistant Superintendent of Palestine ISD; Search by The Board of Trustees of Troup ISD InfoINFO
New Super Conroe ISD - Chris Null, Deputy Superintendent,Conroe ISD; Dr. Curtis Null; Deputy Superintendent of Conroe ISD; Search by Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. INFO
New Super Anna ISD Principal; Shelly Anderson; Associate Principal; Sherman ISD  Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc. InfoINFO

Frisco Students Prepare for School Walkouts

April 2008:42 AM
 

Thousands of school walkouts are planned for Friday, which marks 19 years since the Columbine massacre. Since Columbine, there have been more than two-dozen deadly school shootings in America, including the Valentine's Day attack in Parkland, Florida. Thursday, students in Frisco prepared for their protest. A few dozen teenagers met at a park in Frisco to make posters for the walkouts. Students from all nine Frisco high schools plan to participate. view article  arw

Hundreds of school walkouts planned on Columbine anniversary

April 2008:42 AM
 

Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws.  The protests were chosen to line up with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, which left 13 people dead in Littleton, Colorado. At 10 a.m., students plan to gather for moments of silence honoring the victims at Columbine and other shootings.  From there, some students will head to rallies at their statehouses. Others will stay at school to discuss gun violence. Some are holding voting registration drives. view article  arw

Preventive Law: Independent Educational Evaluations Check Your District’s Criteria!

April 0208:35 AM
 

Did you know that every time your special education staff completes an evaluation for a special education student, the parent of that student can request the same evaluation be performed by an outside person, with the cost of that evaluation paid out of district funds? The parent’s right to this request--called an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)—is outlined in §300.502 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA.) More and more parents are asking for IEEs, and the costs can have a big impact on special education budgets.

2017 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

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Armed security officers more prevalent in schools

April 2008:42 AM
 

As mass shootings have increased, school districts are brainstorming ways to make their schools safer.  A recent study suggests that the number of armed security officers in schools are increasing. Local district officials said they are doing everything they can to protect their students and staff.  The National Center for Education Statistics recently released a federal study on security and how schools are keeping its students safe.   “Our nation’s schools should be safe havens for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence,” according to the study. “Any instance of crime or violence at school not only affects the individuals involved, but also may disrupt the educational process and affect bystanders, the school itself and the surrounding community.” view article  arw

Willis ISD opens limited enrollment to select campuses, hopes to save local funds from state recapture

April 2008:41 AM
 

The Willis school district announced limited open enrollment for four campuses to students outside its boundaries in an attempt to avoid giving money to the state to be redistributed to poorer school districts. Parents of students living outside the Willis ISD attendance boundaries will have an opportunity to enroll their children in select Willis ISD schools for the 2018-19 school year through a Limited Open Enrollment period April 23 through May 18. Those campuses include C.C. Hardy Elementary (K-5), Lynn Lucas Middle School (6-8), Brabham Middle School (6-8) and Willis High School (9-12). view article  arw

Nearly 80 graves found at Fort Bend ISD construction site

April 2008:41 AM
 

Nearly 80 graves now have been discovered at the construction site of a Fort Bend ISD technical center, school district officials said. The news comes after Reginald Moore, who oversees a cemetery near the construction site, warned school officials not to build in the area because he believed more bodies could be buried nearby. The school district said 79 graves have now been reported from archaeologists on site in partnership with the Texas Historical Commission, according to a news release the district issued late Wednesday. Fort Bend ISD first reported about 30 graves being found. view article  arw

Texas teachers’ pay is average. But their pensions are among the lowest in the country

April 2008:41 AM
 

How do employment benefits for Texas educators compare to those in other states?  This question has been a point of contention between lawmakers and educators for many years. Texas teachers say they’re frustrated due to a lack of state funding for public education. But lawmakers say the uncertainty surrounding the budget makes it hard to allocate better benefits for educators.  If you look at the raw numbers, Texas ranked 27th in the nation for teacher pay in 2016, according to the National Education Association. On average, Texas teachers earned $51,890 — roughly $6,500 below the national average. view article  arw

Construction underway at Ozen campus

April 2008:41 AM
 

In the 114 days until Beaumont United High School opens, BISD will install a modular classroom building at the Ozen High School campus, renovate its cafeteria and fill remaining teaching vacancies, Assistant Superintendent Shannon Allen said.  Committees of administrators, school staff and students are still working on logistics for the new school, Allen said Thursday at a meeting of the Press Club of Southeast Texas. All BISD schools start on August 13.  Construction is underway at Ozen for the 16-classroom building that was purchased last month and will be installed on a cement slab on campus. The cafeteria will be remodeled this summer, she said, which a larger expansion possible in the future. view article  arw

Temple ISD School Board brings out the party favors for new superintendent

April 2008:40 AM
 

Temple ISD welcomed its new superintendent, Dr. Bobby Ott, with the loud claps of party poppers and confetti- along with a unanimous vote of support Thursday evening. "Overwhelmed, humbled, and honored- this is a school district that's definitely going places," says Ott on how he felt about the show of support. Dr. Ott has served as an assistant superintendent in Temple for the past six years. view article  arw

Why do cities, counties and school districts have wacky boundaries? Curious Texas brings the history

April 2008:40 AM
 

Michael Fripp of Carrollton asks: “How are school districts decided? How can you live in the city of Dallas, the county of Denton, but be in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district?”  His question was submitted as part of our Curious Texas project, which invites readers of The Dallas Morning News to participate in our reporting process. The idea is simple: You have questions, and our journalists track down answers. view article  arw

Andrew White proposes cutting border security, expanding gambling to fund a $5,000 raise for teachers

April 2008:40 AM
 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White on Wednesday proposed a $6.5 billion plan to tackle an "education emergency" in Texas, in part by expanding gambling in the state and redirecting the state's border security funding. White, who is locked in a primary runoff with former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, said his plan includes a $5,000 teacher pay raise, universal full-day pre-K and a $5,000 college scholarship for anyone who graduates from a public high school with a 3.0 GPA or better. It would be paid for by ending the state's $800 million, two-year commitment to border security, as well as allowing slot machines and table games at horse tracks and a "few destination resorts." The rest of the funding would come from closing a commercial property tax loophole that White has been campaigning against since launching his campaign.  view article  arw

UIL approves instant replay for football state championships

April 2008:39 AM
 

Instant replay will be used at all UIL Football State Championship games beginning in 2018, UIL officials announced in a press release Thursday. The UIL explained that in Texas, high school football follows NCAA rules, and each year exceptions to those rules are reviewed. The UIL says they will start to use the NCAA rules for instant replay with two exceptions. view article  arw

Update on several Borderland schools getting a makeover

April 2008:35 AM
 

On Wednesday, El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) will review the progress of the bond of projects that are reconstructing several schools in the district. Burges High School is one of seven schools about which the district will hear updates. view article  arw

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Construction Procurement
Episode I: A Bid to Survivie - The Rise of the Procurist

 

If you only attend one construction procurement training this year, this is the one to choose. Whether you are new to construction procurement or it’s been a while since your last project, you will get the foundation you need to succeed. Ask around, if you come to this training you will be ready to go when the board says it’s time to build. 

 

Training Dates

4/17/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
5/11/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
6/15/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
7/16/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX

 

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Design Phase
Episode II: The Best Laid Plans

 

This session teaches how to handle negotiations, communications, and pressure when dealing with designers, contractors, and even the board; unique problems and features of the available methods of delivery; and what your architect and construction manager should deliver during the design phase.

 

Training Dates

5/16/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
6/20/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
7/17/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX

 

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Construction Phase and Beyond
Episode III: Operation Build

 

In this, the third of our three-part series, learn how to get what you paid for. That means knowing what you paid for in terms of the responsibilities of the design pro’s and construction team. It means knowing how to document unsatisfactory performance, knowing when to pay the money, and how not to pay more than you owe. Termination, warranties, construction claims, change orders, time extensions, final payment, and bond claims are all essential concepts we cover in this training.

 

Learn how to get what you paid for, handle designer/contractor turf wars, change orders, and delays. Learn document failures to meet contractual obligations, end relationships or try to save floundering projects. Learn bond claim essentials and strategies to avoid disputes and construction defects.

 

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5/17/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
6/21/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
7/18/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX

 

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Court rejects Calvin Walker’s bid to stop trial on double jeopardy claim

April 2008:33 AM
 

The former Beaumont ISD contract electrician accused of fraud and money-laundering lost his latest attempt to stop his criminal trial from going forward, when the Ninth Court of Appeals denied his request Wednesday. Calvin Walker, who faces six criminal charges in Jefferson County's Criminal District Court, filed an appeal in January alleging that he was denied due process because he was not granted a hearing on his claim that he should be protected from double jeopardy. He previously told the Enterprise he is innocent of all charges. Walker and his lawyer, Dick DeGuerin, have repeatedly requested a hearing to argue that Walker cannot be tried again in state court on charges similar to those he was tried for in federal court. view article  arw

Lufkin ISD financial officer explains how bond could effect taxpayers

April 2008:33 AM
 

Soon voters will have a chance to decide whether to pass the $75-million dollar proposal. If the Lufkin Middle School bond election passes, the bond will be repaid from the interest and sinking portion of the tax rate. “So the local property value determines what our tax rate is, and your tax rate is made up of two different components,” said Chief Financial Officer Charlotte Bynum. “You have an M and O rate which is maintenance and operations and then you also have an I and S rate which is interest and sinking.” view article  arw

Garland ISD trustees hear proposal on Accelerating Campus Excellence (ACE) Program

April 2008:33 AM
 

On Tuesday, Jovan Wells - associate superintendent curriculum, instruction and assessment - and other Garland ISD staff presented information and a proposal to the board of trustees on the Accelerating Campus Excellence (ACE) Program, which is strategic staffing model that targets high-need campuses. “What this proposal is, is all focused on equity,” Wells said. “As educators it’s our duty to make sure we provide students that come to us with maybe skill deficiencies or achievement gaps different types of support and services. Instead of saying we’re going to give everybody the same thing, we’re going to look at it through a different lens, which is a more equitable lens.” view article  arw

Why More Than A Million Teachers Can’t Use Social Security

April 2008:31 AM
 

Teachers have staged protests in recent weeks in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Kentucky and now Colorado. Some are fighting lawmakers who want to scale back their pensions. It's no secret that many states have badly underfunded their teacher pension plans for decades and now find themselves drowning in debt. But this pensions fight is also complicated by one, little-known fact: More than a million teachers don't have Social Security to fall back on. To understand why, we need to go back to Aug. 14, 1935. That's when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the original Social Security Act. view article  arw

District Should Find Additional Stream of Revenue!

April 2008:30 AM
 

In February, I wrote an article about my skepticism regarding the “Commision of Public Education Funding” and some of its members. Another one just jumped in front of a bus. The above statement is one of the most foolish and short-sighted ones I have heard in a long time.  Instead of spending their time trying to find solutions, they spend their time making ridiculous statements. First Larry Taylor and “MAKE SCHOOLS MORE EFFICIENT” and now  Bettencourt suggesting that “fundraising activities will help district fill their budgets.  Most districts already require that many of their programs conduct a yearly fundraiser to help offset what the district is unable to provide through the budget process. view article  arw

$132 million bond package to be included on Dripping Springs ISD ballot in May

April 2008:30 AM
 

The Dripping Springs ISD community will have an opportunity on May 5 to vote on a $132 million bond package aimed at increasing district capacity and updating facilities. If approved the bond will not increase the tax rate, which is currently $1.52 per $100 home valuation, according to district documents. According to district demographer’s moderate growth projections, Dripping Springs ISD enrollment could increase by about 71 percent over the next eight years. District enrollment is expected to exceed the current facilities capacity of 7,350 students by the 2020-21 school year. view article  arw

Sherman ISD prepares for potenial recapture in future

April 2008:30 AM
 

Sherman schools could be forced to give some of its money back. Sherman Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Tyson Bennett recently explained the potential for the district to enter into a state of recapture for the 2018/2019 school year. “Recapture is basically the concept of taking from the rich and giving to the poor,” Bennett said. “Unfortunately, it actually doesn’t necessarily work out like that because you think about that in terms of rich as in people and poor in terms of people but it’s actually talking about property wealth.” Legislation involving the recapture program was enacted in 1993 as defined in Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code. The legislation was part of a plan by the state to equalize wealth levels among property wealthy districts to be redistributed to others. view article  arw

Concerns About San Angelo ISD’s Long Term Debt Raised in Front of $148.9 Million Bond Election

April 2008:30 AM
 

Trustees and school administrators from the San Angelo ISD faced conservative skeptics at the monthly meeting of the San Angelo Pachyderm Club Wednesday as they continued efforts to educate the public on the reasons the school district is seeking a $148.9 million bond. The bond must be approved by voters in a May 5 election. Early voting begins April 23. Board of Trustees Vice President Max Parker introduced the bond as a topic of discussion. He stressed that the bond is the second part of 2008’s $117 million bond. view article  arw

Arizona teachers vote in favor of statewide walkout

April 2008:30 AM
 

Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states. A grassroots group and the state's largest teacher membership group said Thursday that teachers will walkout April 26. The vote was held following weeks of growing protests and an offer from Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to give teachers 20 percent raise by 2020. Many teachers kept up the pressure at schools and on social media, saying the plan failed to address much-needed funding for classrooms and support staff. view article  arw

Beaumont ISD official gives update on new Beaumont United

April 2008:30 AM
 

Dr. Shannon Allen, the Beaumont ISD Associate Superintendent of Secondary Administration, say?s the district is estimating 2, 472 students to be enrolled into the new school. view article  arw

It’s high time for the STAAR test to burn out

April 2008:30 AM
 

Texas public school students are well into the spring semester, or more accurately, the STAAR semester. Teachers are packing STAAR goody bags, showing cutesy films, and sponsoring pep rallies to encourage each child and teen to do his or her best on STAAR. Yet, none of these motivational tools overrides the implication that if students do not do well, the consequences will be disastrous for the student, school and district.  Each district's spring calendar is a spiderweb of testing dates, as students take practice tests, tests and retests for STAAR. To prepare for these tests, teachers, at the behest of their superiors, pour hours upon hours of valuable class time into test prep and remediation — drill and kill. view article  arw

Frenship ISD adopts innovation plan, calendar

April 2008:30 AM
 

Frenship Independent School District adopted local innovation plan and later a calendar with a start date of Aug. 20 during a meeting of the board of trustees on Monday night. Part of the reason that Frenship looked into the district of innovation plan was to have the freedom to set a start date. Otherwise, the state requires that school districts start no earlier than the fourth Monday in August. Andy Penney, director of public relations for the district, said 67 percent of 1,707 people who took a survey on the district’s two calendar options chose a calendar that started on Monday, Aug. 20. That is one week earlier than the state would have allowed had the district not approved the district of innovation. view article  arw

Court orders White Deer ISD to refund property taxes to individual

April 2008:30 AM
 

AUSTIN – On April 11, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a final judgment from the 100th District Court of Carson County affirmed a summary judgment against White Deer Independent School District for violating Texas Senate Bill 1 by refusing to offer property owners tax relief granted by the Legislature in 2015. view article  arw

Lockhart: Interim LISD boss named: Kimberly Brents to fill in as superintendent after 5-2 vote; Board names TASB to lead search

April 2008:29 AM
 

Deputy Superintendent Kimberly Brents will lead Lockhart Independent School District as its interim superintendent following a 5-2 vote by the Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees Monday night in a special meeting. As interim leader, Brents will take over for Superintendent Susan Bohn when she makes the move to Aledo Independent School District, which chose her as finalist for its soon-to-be-vacant superintendent position.  view article  arw

Superintendent Search: Lockhart ISD Hires TASB ESS

April 2008:29 AM
 

Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress.

Goffney leaving Lufkin ISD for superintendent job at Aldine ISD

April 2008:29 AM
 

Lufkin Superintendent LaTonya Goffney has been named the finalist to become superintendent of the Aldine school district in Houston.  “I will always have a place in my heart for Lufkin,” Goffney said in a statement. “The friends I’ve made will be for a lifetime. Lufkin is a special place, and it is with God’s guidance that I take on this next opportunity.”  Aldine ISD trustees made Goffney their pick to lead the district during their meeting Tuesday night. State law requires a 21-day waiting period before she can officially take the position. view article  arw

Superintendent Search: Tulia ISD has announced a Lone Finalist

April 2008:29 AM
 

The Tulia ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Tim Glover, Superintendent of Luling ISD, as the Lone Finalist for Tulia ISD Superintendent of Schools.

Whitney ISD Votes Against HCAD Building Proposal

April 2008:25 AM
 

The Whitney Independent School District (WISD) Board of Trustees met in a regular session Monday, April 9, and denied a request from the Hill County Appraisal District (HCAD) for an office expansion project. Entities throughout the county have been considering the proposal from HCAD, which is seeking funding from the jurisdictions it serves to increase its office space. While other entities have had concerns about the proposed price tag of up to $425,000, many conceded that the space was needed and approved the request after presentations from HCAD Chief Appraiser Mike McKibben. view article  arw

Chico board hears plan about arming employees

April 2008:25 AM
 

The Chico School Board Tuesday heard a presentation about a program that could arm certain school employees as defense against a school shooter. Bill Cooper provided the board with information about the Guardian Plan and how it differs from the School Marshal Plan. “The problem with Marshal Plan that I see is you can have one marshal for 400 kids, that’s it,” Cooper said. “ … And the Marshal Plan, anyone who has direct contact with students cannot have the weapon on them. It has to be in a locked safe somewhere within his reach. “The Guardian Plan puts it in y’alls hands. The board makes that decision. You can have him lock it up, you can let him have it on him, the weapon can be loaded or unloaded, it’s totally up to you guys. Period.” view article  arw

Dallas ISD teacher arrested in Garland for improper relationship with student

April 2008:25 AM
 

Police in Garland have arrested a Dallas high school teacher and charged him with having an improper relationship with a student. Robert Lee Edgin, 49, worked at W. T. White High School in the Dallas Independent School District, and is accused of having a relationship with a 17-year-old Garland ISD student. view article  arw