Today, I am just passing on an article from Lead Your School that discusses the differences between Security and Access Control.   read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Diana L. Barrera, current Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum of Somerset ISD, has been named New Super of Kenedy ISD.

Luke Allison, current Superintendent of Normangee ISD, has been named New Super of Caddo Mills ISD.

Phillip Edwards , current Superintendent of Kemp ISD, has been named New Super of Angleton ISD.

Clint Askins, current Director of Special Education/504 and Student Services of Floresville ISD, has been named New Super of Miles ISD.


37 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Rusk ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Kemp ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Post ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Bandera ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino, Russo, Kyle and Gary PattersonINFO
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 West Sabine ISD; Search by: West Sabine ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Victoria ISD; Dr. Quintin Shepherd; Superintendent of Linn-Mar Community School District; Search by JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Mission CISD; Search by: ​McShan Consulting Firm infoINFO
Vacant Dalhart ISD; Search by: Dalhart ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Gainesville ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services infoINFO
Vacant Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo infoINFO
Vacant Cisco ISD; Search by: Region 14 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Santa Maria ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo InfoINFO
Vacant Wolfe City ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Dickinson ISD; Search by: Dickinson ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Robstown ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Friona ISD; Search By: Region 16 and Robin Fulce InfoINFO
Vacant Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Fort Sam Houston ISD; Search by: ​Walsh Gallegos Trevińo Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant New Boston ISD; Search by: New Boston ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Desoto ISD; Search by: JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Mt. Vernon ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services infoINFO
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 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
Lone Finalist Presidio ISD; Ray Vasquez; Assistant Superintendent of Brownfield ISD; Search by: Dr. Doug Karr InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Region 14 Executive Director; Shane Fields; Superintendent of Albany ISD; Search by Region 14 Service CenterINFO
Lone Finalist White Deer ISD; Dane Richardson; Elementary Principal of Wellington ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC infoINFO
Lone Finalist Crosby ISD; Scott Davis; Superintendent of Rusk ISD; Search by: JG Consulting InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Kerens ISD; Martin Brumit; High Schoo Principal of Malakoff ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Coleman ISD; Brandon McDowell; Superintendent of Loraine ISD; Search by: Education Solution and Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Dodd City ISD; Dr. Jon Hill; Secondary Principal of Danbury ISD; Search by: Education Solution and ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Quanah ISD; Melissa Sulak, Assistant Superintendent of Venus ISD, Search by: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Lone Finalist Union Grove ISD; Kelly Moore, High School Principal of Hawkins ISD, Search by: Union Grove ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Lone Finalist Irion County ISD; Brian Gray, Superintendent of Union Grove ISD

Search by: Irion County ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Donna ISD; Dr. Hafedh Azaiez; Assistant Superintendent for Middle Schools in Spring ISD; Search by: JG Consulting InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Rocksprings ISD; Daron Worrell; Middle School Principal of Sonora ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Lockhart ISD; Mark Estrada; Assistant Superintendent of  Curriculum and Instruction of Lockhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Veribest ISD; Mr. Ryder Appleton,Director of Career and Technical Education- Curriculum & Instruction of Abilene ISD, Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Judson ISD; Jeanette Ball; Superintendent of Uvalde CISD; Search by:  Walsh Gallegos Trevińo Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Vega ISD; Mr. Jody Johnson, Superintendent of Texline ISD, Search by: Vega ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
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 Olton ISD; Kevin McCasland; Principal of Seminole ISD; Search by Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Anna ISD Principal; Shelly Anderson; Associate Principal; Sherman ISD  Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Fannindel ISD; Thomas Bradley; Search by: Fannindel ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Kenedy ISD; Diana L. Barrera; Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum in Somerset ISD; Search by: Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
New Super Caddo Mills ISD; Luke Allison; Superintendent of Normangee ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Angleton ISD; Phillip Edwards; Superintendent of Kemp ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Miles ISD; Clint   Askins; Director of Special Education/504 and Student Services of Floresville ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info.INFO
New Super Pine Tree ISD; Steve Clugston; Superintendent of ​Callisburg ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Brock ISD - Cade Smith, Exec. Director of Campus Operation & Leadership,Georgetown ISD; Search by: Former School Board President, Bill C. Cooper InfoINFO
New Super Central Heights ISD; David Russell; Principal of Central Heights ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Alice ISD; Carl Scarbrough; Assistant Superintendent of San Antonio ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Lake Worth ISD; Dr. Rose Mary Hargett-Neshyba; Superintendent of New Boston ISD; Search by: Bob E Griggs and AssociatesINFO
New Super Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD; John Chapman; Superintendent of Ennis ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Hunt ISD; Luci Harmon; District Principal of Nueces Canyon CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Sinton ISD; Michael “Chad” Jones; Superintendent of Iola ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Lipan ISD; Dr. Ralph Carter;Superindent of Jessieville School District; Search by: Mike Vinyard, Search Consultant InfoINFO
New Super Anahuac ISD; Mr. Dennis Wagner, Principal of Barbers Hill Middle School South, Search by:  Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. InfoINFO
New Super Edgewood ISD; Eduardo Hernandez, Chief of Schools/Chief Academic Officer of Duncanville ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO

TSTA asks Abbott, Morath to begin planning education services for immigrant children

June 2005:39 AM

The Texas State Teachers Association today called on Gov. Greg Abbott and state Education Commissioner Mike Morath to begin developing and funding a plan for evaluating and providing education services to the growing number of immigrant children who are being separated from their families and detained on the Texas-Mexico border.

Preventive Law: The $100,000 Mistake Your Sped Teachers Could Be Making!

June 0108:31 AM

Special education teachers are the heart and soul of special education programs. They are among the most talented and hard-working educators in our state. Ask any special education teacher about the amount of data generated on individual students, and she will tell you that it is staggering. If that data is focused on the right things, it can go a long way toward proving that a school district provided a student with a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). If the data focused on the wrong things, all that effort was for naught.

Northside ISD looking for hires while other schools put out fiscal fires

June 2109:03 AM

Schools across San Antonio slashing budgets and cutting costs by rolling back staff, but that one district is actually looking to make some major hires. Right now the Northside ISD is leafing through hundreds of resumes to fill 355 positions, in a district seeing success amid the struggle for schools. Michael Owens has a few kids. view article  arw

UPDATE: School delays continue Thursday due to rain

June 2108:44 AM

Edinburg school district officials announced a delay in the start of summer classes for Thursday as the Valley expects more rain.The district will begin summer school programs at 9:30 a.m. and buses will being student pickups at 8 a.m.  District staff is scheduled to report to work at 9 a.m., but some might be asked to arrive earlier if needed. "Campus and District administration will make any any necessary arrangements with designated staff to arrive earlier than 9 A.M. if necessary," states a notification sent by Superintendent Rene Gutierrez Wednesday evening.  view article  arw

Dallas:  DISD trustee asks Dallas City Council for help in fight with charter schools

June 2108:42 AM

Joyce Foreman has seen how public charter school growth has affected Dallas ISD in recent years, how a new campus can starve an existing neighborhood school, and how the spread of charters has withered the district's student enrollment.  Now, the DISD trustee wants the city to do something about it.  At a Dallas City Council committee meeting this week, Foreman asked the council for help, requesting a city-commissioned study on the overall impacts of charter schools on their communities. She also asked for a moratorium on new charters in her trustee district, which covers southwest Dallas. view article  arw

Aledo ISD to get less state, local revenue

June 2108:41 AM

Despite a projected 7 percent increase in student enrollment and an expected increase in the amount of property tax collected, Aledo ISD is likely to receive less state and local operating revenue next year. That is due to Texas’ school finance system, CFO Earl Husfeld told the Aledo ISD board Monday evening. “The one thing that I will mention is that even with the anticipated cost savings and things that we’re examining, both from a utilities standpoint, we know we’re going to have a deficit budget this year as we’ve explained to you,” Husfeld said. view article  arw

After 33 days, Santa Fe ISD Officer John Barnes heads home from the hospital

June 2108:40 AM

John Barnes was rushed to the emergency room on a gurney, barely alive, in the chaos and blood that came with the Santa Fe High School shooting on May 18. Thirty-three days later, on Wednesday, he walked out of TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, ready to go home. “I just want to sit on the porch and smoke a cigar,” Barnes said, chuckling. A whiskey sounded good, too. But the 49-year old Santa Fe ISD police officer won’t get either for quite some time. A formidable recovery looms. view article  arw

School board extends superintendent’s contract with pay raise

June 2108:40 AM

The Santa Fe school board has added a year to Superintendent Veronica García’s contract, which includes a 2.5 percent pay raise, increasing her salary to $184,500 a year from $180,000 when it goes into effect July 1. The board’s 5-0 vote Wednesday evening, following a closed-door discussion, means García will serve the school district until June 30, 2020. She stepped into the position on an interim basis in 2016, after the resignation of Joel Boyd. A past superintendent of the district, García was quickly hired by the board to fill the position on a long-term basis. view article  arw

After failed tax election, Klein ISD superintendent says district will decide on $30M in needed cuts

June 2108:40 AM

On Wednesday, Klein ISD Superintendent Bret Champion told district staff and families the district will spend the next two months trimming $30.2 million from the 2018-19 budget in light of the unsuccessful Tax Ratification Election on June 16. KISD had asked voters to approve a 9 cent tax rate increase to bolster its reserves, support existing programs and provide additional security features. About 55 percent of voters opposed the measure, sending the board back to discussions on how to make necessary cuts. view article  arw

Lake Travis school board eyes budget with $2 million surplus

June 2108:40 AM

The Lake Travis School District approved a 3 percent salary increase for all its employees at a budget workshop June 5, the first of many budgetary decisions to happen before final approval in August. “When we have the opportunity to [give salary increases] we should take it,” said Board Member Bob Dorsett Jr. “In looking at our budget, it seems like this is that opportunity.” view article  arw

Maypearl ISD plans ALICE active-shooter program, invites community to October training

June 2108:35 AM

Maypearl ISD will host ALICE Trainer of Trainers Course for all businesses, local schools and churches Oct. 1 — 2. Maypearl ISD Superintendent Richie Bowling advised, “Seats will go fast.” ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter, and evacuate and is a useful strategy for everyone: law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses and places of worship. Upon completion of the ALICE training, an instructor certification course provides individuals with certification in ALICE and allows them the opportunity to bring the strategies back to their places of work. Additionally, registrants will gain access to exclusive ALICE resources. view article  arw


June 2108:31 AM

In Texas, the state’s accountability gurus and minders, when pressed, will admit that the state’s accountability system is MORE accurate for schools serving the lower ends of the economic scale than at schools serving the higher ends of the economic scale. Let that sink in for a minute.  What that means is that schools serving poor students are measured based on what they actually add.  And schools serving rich students can coast on the fact that their students are rich kids. view article  arw

New Van Vleck ISD elementary school a million over-budget

June 2108:31 AM

The cost for the $18 million new elementary school will be over-budget by one million dollars, an architectural firm told the Van Vleck Independent School Board’s trustees on Monday. And the costs could go up further. The drawing and rendering of the new Van Vleck Elementary School were released at the VVISD monthly board meeting on Monday, as Ron Bailey from architectural firm RBK announced that the new structure will be located on the intersection of Avene J and Sixth Street, across from where the current school stands. view article  arw

Jan Resseger: Charters Suck Money Out of Public Schools

June 2108:30 AM

Jan Resseger writes that ECOT—the $1 Billion black hole of Ohio charters—has collapsed, but charters continue to defund public schools that most children attend. “Because of the way Ohio funds charter schools, not only the state but also the local school district loses money when a student leaves for a charter school. In Ohio the money follows the child to the charter right out of the general fund of the school district in which the child resides. Many districts lose more money to charters than they receive in state aid. As the Columbus Dispatch‘s Jim Siegel reports: “Ohio does not directly fund charter schools, instead subtracting the money from individual districts based on where a charter student lives.  view article  arw

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Construction Trainings

June - July 2018

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

7/16/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX




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

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




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.


Training Dates

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


For more information and to register online click here.

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English not only binds us, but it can ease America’s identity crisis

June 2108:30 AM

For those of us who favor a welcoming society, where a regulated legal flow of immigrants helps grow the economy, we need to take seriously the concerns of those in this country who fear America is becoming a land of parallel universes. Otherwise, the pushback against immigration might only intensify, with opponents convinced that no one hears their concerns about America becoming a splintered nation. One of those worries — understandably — is that English will slip away as a unifying force in our country.  This anxiety is more than a passing one. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that nearly one in 10 U.S. public school students was learning English as a second language in 2015, and that number is projected to increase. In Texas, about 17 percent of students already qualify as English-language learners. In California, that figure is 21 percent. view article  arw

Bullard: Lee receives 2017 TASSP’s Outstanding Texas Principal Award

June 2108:30 AM

Dr. Donny Lee, a former administrator at Bullard Independent School District, now the Superintendent of Schools at Oakwood ISD, was recently recognized for his efforts in education, as he was presented the 2017 Texas Association of Secondary School Principals’ Outstanding Texas Principal Award on Tuesday, June 12, at the Hilton Hotel in Austin. Lee was selected as a representative for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as the 2017-2018 Region VII Outstanding High School Principal of the Year in July 2017. “Putting students first is my top priority,” Lee said. “I’m honored to have been selected for this award by fellow high school principals.  view article  arw

Edgewood ISD approves new superintendent hire

June 2108:29 AM

The Edgewood Independent School District board voted Tuesday to formally hire Eduardo Hernandez as its new superintendent. Hernandez is the chief academic officer at Duncanville ISD, a small district south of Dallas. view article  arw

Ex-Harleton ISD chief took 40% pay cut for Longview ISD job

June 2108:29 AM

A former Harleton ISD superintendent whose board placed him on administrative leave before he resigned earlier this year took a 40 percent pay cut to run Longview ISD’s magnet school program.  J. Craig Coleman has been hired as LISD’s magnet grant director. The new position will be paid for through a five-year, $14.8 million U.S. Department of Education grant the district is using to help expand science, technology, engineering and math initiatives, according to the district. view article  arw

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD board censures fellow trustee

June 2108:28 AM

In a 6-0 vote, the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District board Tuesday censured indicted trustee Gary Inmon and issued a statement calling it “the strongest possible action we are allowed.” Read by board president Robert Westbrook, the statement said trustees “felt it necessary … to let our community and employeees know that the allegations brought forth against Mr. Inmon reflect neither the board’s standard of conduct nor the district’s stated mission, vision, values and belief statements.” view article  arw

Summer Food Service Program offers free meals in Lewisville ISD this summer

June 2108:27 AM

The Summer Nutrition Programs are serving free meals to children 18 years and younger at several schools in Lewisville ISD throughout the summer. Meals are first come, first serve, and the children do not have to be a student of Lewisville ISD to receive a free meal. The meals will be served Monday-Friday during the following scheduled times: view article  arw

Humble ISD’s 2018-19 budget includes 153 new staff positions

June 2108:26 AM

Although the storm has passed and district facilities are in repair, Hurricane Harvey continues to have a lasting impact on Humble ISD. The storm caused a dip in property values that equated to about an $8 million loss of revenue from Humble ISD’s $455.8 million 2018-19 budget, according to Mike Seale, the district’s chief financial officer. Humble ISD is a school districts that typically sees property value growth, on average the district expects to have about 6 percent growth year-over-year, Seale said. However, Seale estimates the growth this year was about 2 percent. view article  arw

Walton Family Foundation Unveils New $100M Effort to Support School Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation

June 2108:25 AM

The Walton Family Foundation pledged $100 million Tuesday to support racially diverse teachers and school leaders, integrated classrooms, innovative curriculum models like Montessori, district and charter school partnerships, and schools that serve special education students. Those priorities signal a new phase in the foundation’s 20-year philanthropic efforts to increase access to high-quality schools for children across the United States, mainly by funding public charter schools. view article  arw

Voter rejection of tax hike could mean mass layoffs in Klein ISD

June 2108:25 AM

Klein ISD could cut hundreds of teacher and staff jobs to offset a $30 million budget deficit after voters last week rejected a nine-cent property tax hike. The district's board of trustees will hold meetings Friday to discuss the looming budget crisis. The property tax hike would have given Klein ISD an additional $29 million, offsetting most of a budget deficit of more than $30 million. District officials had planned to cut about $8 million from its upcoming budget if they tax increase had passed. Now, officials say they must cut an additional $22 million in spending. view article  arw

Bryan ISD bus app to help bring peace of mind to parents

June 2108:25 AM

The Bryan Independent School District is set to roll out a new school bus tracking system this fall. It’ll allow parents and the school district officials to know where all buses are at all times. This comes after the district overhauled its bus route plan last year because of constant delays and confusion. "The bus situation last year was a joke," said Malory Espitia, a mother of two Bryan ISD students. view article  arw

Moody grants given to Galveston ISD will help our students

June 2108:25 AM

Galveston Independent School District is pleased to announce the generous funding of five grants from The Moody Foundation. The five grants consist of the following: Tor Kids/Tor Prep After School Program, Safe and Civil Schools CHAMPS, Ready, Set, Read Above!, Causeway Galveston and Galveston Career Connect. Having the opportunity to provide additional resources to our students is crucial in our pursuit to serving the whole child. We are enormously grateful to The Moody Foundation for making these opportunities possible. Generation Moody is a refocus by The Moody Foundation to address and provide exceptional educational experiences for students and staff.  view article  arw

Killeen ISD board continues work on budget at workshop

June 2108:25 AM

The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees continued development of the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget at its workshop Tuesday. The preliminary projections for fiscal year 2019 show a balanced budget with $389.8 million in revenues and expenditures — up from $382.9 million in the current budget. Next year’s student population projection was presented at 44,891, a 1.29 percent growth rate over the current school year. Estimated property tax revenue is based on a 7.43 percent growth in value statewide and an estimated 2.3 percent growth above preliminary local property values. view article  arw

Free school supplies for all Dallas ISD students who attend mayor’s fair

June 2108:25 AM

Every Dallas ISD student, regardless of economic status, is eligible for free school supplies this year, as long as they attend the mayor’s Back to School Fair. The offer is a departure from previous years, when only students who could prove they met federal poverty guidelines were eligible for free school supplies at the fair. view article  arw

Fort Bend ISD considers multiple ideas to improve safety and security

June 2108:25 AM

Following the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the Fort Bend ISD administration has formed a safety advisory committee, FBISD Police Chief David Rider said. The committee is composed of over 40 students, staff members, parents, security experts and other members of the community. “The purpose of our committee is to research and reach consensus on ideas that can be added to the existing Safety and Security Master Plan to enhance security measures already in place,” said Debbie Dunlap, the committee’s co-chair and former FBISD educator. view article  arw

Commentary: Austin ISD prefers to see us appease parents than teach

June 2108:25 AM

Austin ISD has adopted an “improved” approach to working with families. In this customer-service model — called AISD Cares — educators will prioritize parent requests regardless of professional judgment. This new focus shifts attention away from student needs to submit to the public. In an age when students are at greater risk than ever, now is not the time to turn efforts away from them for the sake of appeasement. To do so will come at a hefty price. view article  arw

Boerne ISD approves safety, security coordinator position

June 2108:25 AM

After Gov. Greg Abbott revealed his School Safety Plan earlier this month, one San Antonio-area school district is wasting no time in enhancing campus security. School officials for Boerne ISD approved a safety and security coordinator position this week. view article  arw

Fort Bend ISD adopts budget for 2018-19 school year

June 2108:25 AM

The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees voted unanimously to adopt a budget of $634.63 million for the district’s general operations. view article  arw

Taylor ISD renews focus on safety

June 2108:25 AM

About a month ago, 10 people were killed and 13 others wounded in a shooting at Santa Fe High School.That tragedy sent state and school officials scrambling to examine school safety and, within days, Texas Gov. Greg Abbot convened a three-day round table to develop ideas to prevent future incidents and secure school campuses. The result of the discussions was a 40-point list of recommendations, which the governor detailed earlier this month. view article  arw

Abilene ISD among Big Country districts getting help with internships

June 2108:25 AM

Abilene ISD and three other Big Country school districts collected state grant monies Wednesday to help fund internship programs for students interested in career and technical education-related careers Wochit view article  arw

First-of-its-kind collaboration joins Dallas Cowboys, Baylor Scott & White Health and Frisco ISD

June 2108:25 AM

Devin Skinner watched with a critical eye as the Liberty High School wrestler did a series of squats on the indoor turf field. First came basic squats with arms overhead. Then 16-year- old Precious Essien repeated the move with blocks under his heels. The third round — the one-legged squats — is where Skinner saw stability issues: the foot flattening, the knee giving in and trunk twisting and tilting forward. With a few taps on his tablet, Skinner had a series of exercises to help. All Essien has to do is download a mobile app called Fusionetics and follow through with the prescribed movements before his daily workouts.  view article  arw