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Congratulations to the following New Supers

Jaime Velasco, Superintendent, Italy ISD, has been named New Super of Pettus ISD.

Oscar Muniz, High School Principal, Coolidge ISD, has been named New Super of McLean ISD.

Aaron Waldrip, Principal, Brownfield Middle School, has been named New Super of Wellman-Union CISD.

Scott Beene, Superintendent, Big Sandy ISD, has been named New Super of Anderson-Shiro CISD.


31 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Pleasant Grove ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Frankston ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant ESC 20 Associate Director, Administrative & Instructional Services; Search by ESC 20 InfoINFO
Vacant Cuero ISD; Cuero ISD Board of Trustees  InfoINFO
Vacant Roosevelt ISD; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
Vacant McAllen ISD; Search by JG ConsultingINFO
Vacant Westwood ISD; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
Vacant Runge ISD; Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
Vacant Paint Creek ISD ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Huckabay ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Buckholts ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Yorktown ISD; Search by: School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Perrin Whitt CISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Caldwell ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Region 15 ESC Executive Director; Search by ESC 15 Board of Directors InfoINFO
Vacant Water Valley ISD
 ; Search by the Water Valley ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Jim Hogg County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Hereford ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Donna ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. INFO
Vacant Weslaco ISD; Search by Weslaco ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Allen ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
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 Lazbuddie ISD - Steve Wolf, Principal ,Motley County ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
Lone Finalist Coupland ISD - Tammy Brinkman, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Iola ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  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 Chico ISD - Don Elsom , Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Galveston ISD - Kelli Moulton, Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
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 Columbus ISD - Brian Morris, Assistant Superintendent,Hallsville iSD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services 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 Big Sandy ISD (ESC 7) - Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent,Martinsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist 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
Lone Finalist Leander ISD - Dr. Dan Troxell, Superintendent,Kerrville ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLP 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

Texas education commission makes recommendations on future of testing

July 2808:40 AM

The Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability voted 9 to 1 to accept a list of 14 recommendations to send to the Texas legislature. Chair Andrew Kim tells KVUE the recommendations included different ways to conduct writing assessments, and whether computer adapted testing is necessary. They also considered whether Texas is starting college assessment too early, and whether those tests should first be done in middle or high school as opposed to elementary school.  The list did not include a recommendation to eliminate the STAAR test altogether. Here are the preliminary recommendations gathered at a previous meeting: view article  arw

State panel recommends breaking up and digitizing STAAR test

July 2806:17 AM

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An annual right of passage for many Texas students could go away under recommendations proposed by the state’s Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability. Wednesday, a special commission set up by the governor and lawmakers plans to recommend breaking up the pencil and paper test at the end of the year into smaller assessments throughout the year. view article  arw

Houston Schools Choose San Francisco Superintendent To Lead Texas’ Biggest District

July 2806:14 AM

When school starts this fall, the two biggest systems in Texas will be led by Latinos. Last year, Dallas rehired Michael Hinojosa as superintendent. Today, Houston's board of trustees unanimously chose Richard Carranza as sole finalist for its top job.  Carranza currently leads the San Francisco Unified School District in California. He’s also worked in Arizona and Las Vegas. He speaks Spanish fluently and is skilled in mariachi. view article  arw

Kerrville superintendent selected to lead Leander school district

July 2806:05 AM

The Leander school trustees Wednesday night named Kerrville Superintendent Dan Troxell their top pick for superintendent.  The board chose Troxell as the lone finalist for the 37,000-student district, the third-largest school system in Central Texas. State law requires a 21-day waiting period before the board can offer him a contract, but Troxell said he would like to start as close to the Aug. 22 start of school as possible. He likely will work in both locations during the transition, he said. view article  arw

San Francisco schools leader Richard Carranza top contender for Houston ISD superintendent post

July 2706:44 AM

The superintendent of San Francisco public schools has emerged as the leading candidate to take the helm of the Houston Independent School District, according to sources with knowledge of the national search.  Richard Carranza, 49, who has led the California district since July 2012, could be selected by the Houston school board as early as Wednesday as a finalist for the superintendent's job here.  "I'm not going to confirm it or deny it," Houston school board President Manuel Rodriguez Jr. said Tuesday, adding that he and the eight other HISD trustees signed confidentiality statements about the superintendent search. view article  arw

2016 Tax Information Survey

July 2704:53 AM

A TEA letter to administrators sent Wednesday announces that the 2016 Tax Information Survey (TIS) opened for data submission June 1, and will close at midnight August 31. If your district does not submit the survey by the deadline, the district's state funding could be adversely affected. view article  arw

Preventive Law: The Importance of Distinguishing Between Standard Grievances and Claims of Harassment and Discrimination under Policies DIA and FFH

July 0608:31 AM

Most Texas school district administrators are familiar and comfortable with their district policies concerning grievances filed by employees, and students or their parents.  District policies DGBA, related to grievances filed by employees, and FNG, concerning grievances filed by students or their parents, require administrators to conduct what is commonly referred to as a “Stop, Look, and Listen.”  In these processes, the administrator will typically review the written grievance filed by the employee, student or parent, meet in person with the grievant, and make a determination as to whether the requested relief can be granted.  Often these matters are resolved without a comprehensive investigation.  Trouble can arise, however, when administrators mistake or confuse the limited requirements of a “Stop, Looks and Listen” under polices DGBA or FNG with the more rigorous requirements of investigating claims of harassment or discrimination under district policies DIA or FFH.  Below are five tips for successfully handling complaints of harassment or discrimination that can help administrators remain in compliance with district policy and federal law, and limit potential liability for both the school district and the administrator in his or her personal capacity.

2015 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

August 2109:00 AM

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2015

TSTA: Don’t replace STAAR with another high stakes test

July 2808:38 AM

Today, the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability adopted a recommendation that the Legislature should replace the STAAR test with “an individualized, integrated system of multiple assessments using computerized adaptive testing and instruction that are administered throughout the school year to measure individual student performance and growth.” The stated purpose of the new testing regime would be “to provide useful, real-time feedback to educators, parents, and students.”  Texas State Teachers Association President Noel Candelaria issued the following statement regarding the Commission’s recommendations:

Katy ISD continues to deal with funding challenges after ruling

July 2808:38 AM

Despite acknowledging flaws in the school finance system, the Texas Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality in a decision announced May 13, ending a nearly five-year legal battle. More than 600 school districts, including Katy ISD, joined a lawsuit in 2011 that challenged the state’s funding formula, which twice was deemed unconstitutional by former District Court Judge John Dietz in 2013 and 2014. view article  arw

Latino Voters Sue to Bolster Influence on Electing Judges

July 2808:35 AM

The state’s most powerful courts don’t exactly resemble the population outside of their chambers.  Though Latinos make up more than a quarter of the state’s voting-age population, just one — Justice Eva Guzman — sits on the nine-member Texas Supreme Court. The same goes for the nine-member Court of Criminal Appeals, where Judge Elsa Alcalapresides. view article  arw

Dallas: DISD superintendent remakes his top staff in his first year back on the job

July 2808:33 AM

With so many endeavors getting off the ground in the upcoming school year, Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa knows the stakes are high. view article  arw

Turkey calls 50 countries to close Gülenist schools

July 2808:32 AM

The ruling Justice and Development Party's foreign affairs branch in coordination with the Foreign Ministry will send letters to senior officials in 50 countries to brief them about the illegal activities of Gülenists and urge them to close schools run by "terrorist" Gülenists, Daily Sabah reports. view article  arw

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I-9 Documentation and Visas for Schools Webinar

August 2016

This is the hiring time of year. With all your new employees, do you have your ducks in a row regarding the required Form I-9 and work authorization? I-9 audits are on the rise, and financial penalties for improper documentation can be significant. And if a pattern of violation is uncovered, criminal penalties are possible. This webinar will refresh you regarding what needs to be documented and how to self-audit and correct errors.

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HISD’s superintendent pick says Houston schools ripe for improvement

July 2808:32 AM

The San Francisco public schools superintendent won over a divided Houston school board with what members described as his devotion to equity for all students, passion for the arts and willingness to collaborate. view article  arw

Why Dallas ISD’s latest cutbacks should concern you

July 2808:31 AM

Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa promises us that the new cutbacks in the district's testing and teacher evaluation systems won't hurt academic outcomes for students. This newspaper can't say with certainty that the superintendent's decisions are wrong. We're not on the front lines of educating Dallas public schoolchildren. We don't spend our days in the classroom, nor are we part of Ross Avenue leadership. view article  arw

City of Allen, Allen ISD purchase Molsen Farm property

July 2808:31 AM

This week, the city and Allen ISD both purchased portions of the property west of Greenville Avenue and south of Ridgemont Drive. view article  arw

Texas Commissioners to revise STAAR test

July 2808:30 AM

A Texas committee voted to approve nine recommendations to restructure the STAAR test Wednesday. The test has been widely unpopular in Texas. The Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability was tasked with advising Texas lawmakers on standardized tests for public school children. view article  arw

Lawsuit Against UIL Threatened Over Traditional Gender Team Rules

July 2808:30 AM

Gay rights groups are warning that if the governing body for Texas high school athletics continues to hold firm on their rules regarding transgender students, they're opening the state up to a lawsuit. An informal policy by the University Interscholastic League, which requires student athletes to play on the team that corresponds to their birth certificate, is poised to become official on August 1.  Attorney Paul Castillo with the Texas office of the LGBT rights group Lambda Legal, says that’s' a violating of Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments, which prohibits discrimination. view article  arw

San Francisco educator fluent in Spanish top contender to lead Houston ISD

July 2808:29 AM

The charismatic, four-year superintendent of San Francisco public schools credited with boosting the number of bilingual graduates has emerged as the leading candidate to take the helm of the much larger Houston Independent School District, according to sources with knowledge of the national search. view article  arw

Houston: HISD names sole finalist for new superintendent

July 2808:29 AM

Houston Independent School District's next superintendent will be Richard Carranza, according to a July 27 press release. HISD's board of education voted unanimously to name Carranza the sole finalist for the position, but by law the board must now wait 21 days voting to hire him. view article  arw

Happy ISD selects superintendent

July 2808:29 AM

Happy Independent School District has named a lone finalist in its search for a new superintendent. view article  arw

Hearne ISD’s new interim superintendent talks about the future

July 2808:29 AM

Hearne ISD's new interim superintendent gave KAGS News an exclusive interview Wednesday. It's his first on-camera interview since signing with the district.  view article  arw

School district seeks surrogate parents to work with students

July 2808:25 AM

The Bryan school district is calling upon motivated community members to volunteer as surrogate parents for students. view article  arw

Navasota ISD gets view of preliminary budget

July 2808:25 AM

The Navasota ISD Board of Trustees held a special meeting Monday and heard a presentation of the preliminary budget for the coming 2016-17 academic year. view article  arw

Galveston ISD counters suit alleging girl’s fall from bus

July 2808:25 AM

Nearly six months after it was sued over a young girl’s fatal fall from one of its school buses, the Galveston Independent School District filed an original answer in the litigation. view article  arw

Coppell: CISD Bond Oversight Committee selected

July 2808:25 AM

Assistant Superintendent Brad Hunt informed the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees that all 14 members of the Bond Oversight Committee have been selected.   The group’s first meeting will be held Sept. 12 at Coppell Middle School West.   view article  arw

Texas City ISD Announces Online Fundraising Tool

July 2808:22 AM

It may seem kind of like a Faustian bargain. Texas City ISD is rolling out a new online fundraising tool called The software allows online retailers to contribute a percentage of each purchase made by registered users back to Texas City ISD, home of the Stingarees. In theory, the free-to-use program is beneficial to the district. view article  arw

New El Paso ISD Area Superintendent Appointments Announced

July 2808:21 AM

El Paso Independent School District Superintendent Juan Cabrera today announced the appointment of three long-time educators to the positions of area superintendents. The three administrators are charged with providing leadership and support to the schools assigned to their respective areas. They work closely with principals to meet goals, and serve as a point of contact between the campuses and central office. view article  arw

Group urges maximum tax increase for Bushland ISD

July 2808:20 AM

An advocacy group is urging the Bushland Independent School District Board of Trustees to vote for a maximum tax increase in response to a looming fiscal cliff created by the expiration of a school-funding provision. Bushland ISD is bracing to lose a significant amount of state aid that it has received annually, which could spell financial trouble for the cash-strapped district and its programs as it prepares for significant enrollment growth. view article  arw

Pflugerville ISD board approves $4M in laptop purchases

July 2808:15 AM

The Pflugerville school district board of trustees on Monday approved a one-time expenditure of $3.97 million to purchase 6,900 Dell laptops. The expenditure — which includes equipment, carts and three-year warranties on the laptops — is possible through a bond package approved by voters in 2014. The laptops will reach five to six campuses by the beginning of the school year, with the remaining laptops distributed to campuses by Oct. 10. view article  arw

The Brief: Panel Doesn’t Recommend Scrapping STAAR Tests

July 2808:15 AM

The special panel tasked with recommending changes to Texas’ testing system has backed away from suggesting that the state scrap its controversial STAAR assessments and replace them with other computer-based exams. As the Tribune’s Kiah Collier reports, the panel decided in a 9-1 vote Wednesday to “recommend that state lawmakers implement a series of individualized, computer-based exams to measure student performance and progress throughout the year,” but will not call for those tests to “replace the current STAAR assessment program,” as a draft report previously did. view article  arw

Jacksonville ISD sets public hearing for proposed budget, tax rate

July 2808:15 AM

Jacksonville ISD trustees have set a 6:30 p.m. public hearing on Aug. 29 at the district administration building, 800 College Ave., to discuss a proposed $38.5 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, funded by an unchanged property tax rate. view article  arw

Jamaica:  PM Says Compulsory Education A Priority

July 2808:15 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reiterated the Government's objective to make education compulsory for children three to 18 years old.  "It is a little bit more advanced than saying that everyone must be in school. It is saying that everyone should be known to the State, registered in an officially recognised educational institution and meet a certain standard of educational attainment," he said.  He said that students  must also have exposure to a well-rounded curriculum. view article  arw