Congratulations to the following New Supers

Skip McCambridge, Executive Dir. of Administrative Services, Lake Worth ISD, has been named New Super of Coleman ISD.

Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent, China Spring ISD, has been named New Super of Lorena iSD.

Dr. Marc Smith, Superintendent, Marshall ISD, has been named New Super of Duncanville ISD.

Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent, Brownsboro iSD, has been named New Super of Whitehouse iSD.

 

39 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Moody ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Manor ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Victoria ISD; Search by Waterford Search Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Beeville ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Educational Consultant Gary Patterson. INFO
Vacant Rockwall ISD - Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston ; INFO
Vacant ESC 20 Associate Director, Administrative & Instructional Services; Search by ESC 20 InfoINFO
Vacant Katy ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Mason ISD; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
Vacant Scurry-Rosser ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Cross Roads ISD ; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant North Hopkins ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Anderson-Shiro CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Lazbuddie ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
Vacant Brooks County ISD ; Search by Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
Vacant Chico ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Coupland ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
Vacant McLean ISD; Search by McLean ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Marshall ISD; Search by the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Galveston ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Aubrey ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Brownsboro ISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Cuero ISD; Cuero ISD Board of Trustees  InfoINFO
Vacant Roosevelt ISD; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
Vacant Highland Park ISD (Amarillo) ; Search by Potter County Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Pettus ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Mineral Wells ISD ; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Santa Gertrudis ISD; Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.and  Dr. Ann Dixon, Search ConsultantINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Pasadena ISD - Dee Ann Powell, Deputy Superintendent ,Pasadena ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Sherman ISD - David Hicks, Executive Dir. for Secondary Academic Programs,Denton ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD  - Jim Haley, Superintendent,Cuero ISD; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Paducah ISD - Brian Patterson, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Terrell County ISD - Amanda Ann Magallan , Principal Lamar Elementary,Midland ISD ; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
Lone Finalist Winona ISD - Cody Mize; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Poth ISD - Paula Renken , Interim Superintendent,Poth ISD; Poth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Falls City ISD - Todd Pawelek, High School Principal ,Poth ISD; Search by FCISD Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Cotton Center ISD - Jeff Kirby, Elementary Principal ,Waelder ISD; Search by Cotton Center ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist La Grange ISD - Bill Wagner, Asst. Superintendent,La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
Lone Finalist Three Rivers ISD - Dr. Mary Springs, Superintendent,Santa Gertrudis ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Jacksboro ISD - Dwain Milam, Superintendent,Collinsville ISD ; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
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 Petersburg ISD - Drew Howard, Principal ,Peaster ISD; Search by ESC 17 and Petersburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Nederland ISD - Dr. Robin Perez, Asst. Superintendent,Humble ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Rule ISD - Rick Moeller, Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by the Rule ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Blue Ridge ISD - John Wink, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Tatum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Wellman-Union CISD - Aaron Waldrip, Principal,Brownfield Middle School ; Search by the Wellman - Union Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Chester ISD - Cory Hines, Principal,Martins Mill ISD; Search by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Lone Finalist Southside ISD - Mark E. Eades, Superintendent,San Marcos CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Webb CISD - Humberto D. Gonzalez; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
Lone Finalist Klein ISD - Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent,Leander ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
New Super Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super ESC XIII Service Center - Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director for Academic Services at Region 13; Search by ESC 13 Board of Directors InfoINFO
New Super Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
New Super Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
New Super Pampa ISD - Tonya Larkin, Asst. Superintendent,Pampa ISD; Larry Blair. PhD -  larry.blair1@gmail.com|INFO
New Super Lamesa ISD - Jim Knight, Superintendent,Anton ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Palacios ISD - Alexandro Flores, Asst. Superintendent of Academic & Pupil Services,Natalia ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Spurger ISD - Kendall Smith, High School Principal ,Overton ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Frenship ISD - Michelle McCord , Interim Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by ESC 17 InfoINFO
New Super Goliad ISD - David Plymale, Superintendent,Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Brownwood ISD - Dr. Joe Young, Deputy Superintendent ,Corsicana ISD; Search by ESC Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Marathon ISD - Guadalupe Singh , District Administrator,Presidio ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Burkburnett ISD - Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent,Falls City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super San Benito ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
New Super Loraine ISD - Brandon McDowell, Principal,Eldorado ISD; Search by Dennis Hill, Interim Superintendent InfoINFO
New Super Garrison ISD - Richard Cooper, Superintendent,Kennard ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. InfoINFO
New Super Hearne ISD  - Raul Nuques, Superintendent,Zapata County ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Medina Valley ISD - Kenneth Rohrbach, Super,Three Rivers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Aspermont ISD - Tim Bartram , Principal,Iowa Park ISD; Search By Aspermont ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super East Bernard ISD - Courtney Hudgins, Interim Superintendent,East Bernard ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Queen City ISD - Charlotte Williams, Interim Superintendent,Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Wills Point ISD - Scott Caloss, Superintendent,Poth ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Rankin ISD - Keith Richardson, Interim Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Mt. Vernon ISD - Greg Weiss, Superintendent,New Summerfield ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
New Super Thorndale ISD - Adam Ivy, Asst. Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Lometa ISD - David Fisher, Asst. Superintendent of Business and Finance,Lometa ISD; Search by Lometa ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Kennard ISD - Malinda Lindsey, Executive Director C&I ,Nacogdoches ISD; Search by DRV Executive Searches InfoINFO
New Super May ISD - Mike Carter, Melissa High School Principal ,Melissa ISD; Search by Education Service Center Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Whitehouse ISD - Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent,Brownsboro ISD; Search by Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Lorena ISD - Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent,China Spring ISD ; Search by James Baize - Search Consultant Info INFO
New Super Coleman ISD - Skip McCambridge, Executive Director of Administrative Services,Lake Worth ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
New Super Sam Rayburn ISD - Dr. Cole McClendon ; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Hallsville ISD - Jeff Collum, Superintendent,Benton, Arkansas; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Trinity ISD - John Kaufman, Superintendent,Mount Vernon ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Wall ISD  - Russell Dacy, Wall High School Principal,Wall ISD; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (Dallardsville)  - Eric Carpenter, Secondary Principal ,LaPoynor ISD; Search by Big Sandy ISD Board of Trustees Info BrochureINFO
New Super Fannindel ISD - Jack Ellis, Retired Superintendent ,Brazos ISD; Search by the Fannindel ISD Board of Trustees INFO

Howe ISD Remains Closed but Howe students helping beyond the classroom

April 2808:40 AM
 

HOWE, Texas (KXII) -- It could be several days before classes are back in session, after an EF-1 tornado ripped through Howe heavily damaging the high school and several houses and injuring five people in the city.  Crews are working to repair the school and those homes.  Classes are canceled at all Howe schools tomorrow, but dozens of students will still be hard at work learning a important lesson outside the classroom. view article arw

STAAR test question with no right answer among dozens of complaints as Texas school chiefs say results can’t be trusted

April 2805:19 AM
 

Updated at 9:05 p.m. with a response from ETS.  Nearly 50 superintendents say Texas’ STAAR standardized testing system deserves an “F” for widespread problems this year ranging from including a question on a test that had no correct answer to tests being delivered to a church.  The superintendents, mostly from the Houston area, sent a letter to the state’s education commissioner this month outlining their complaints and urging him not to use some test results in accountability ratings, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Dallas Morning News. view article arw

Pilgrim’s Pride recalls 4.5 million pounds of chicken sold to schools

April 2707:52 AM
 

Repost from yesterday! - js  - WACO, Texas (AP) — Pilgrim’s Pride ordered a massive recall of cooked chicken products Tuesday after consumers and federal meat inspectors found contamination by such foreign material as wood, plastic, rubber and metal. The recall of almost 4.6 million pounds of fully cooked chicken products announced Tuesday is an expansion of an earlier recall, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That one, announced April 7, covered almost 41,000 pounds of cooked chicken nugget products. view article arw

Preventive Law: New Overtime Rules Closer to Reality – Or Are They?

April 0708:41 AM
 

On March 14, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final changes to proposed revisions to the rules that determine which employees are exempt from overtime and minimum wage requirements. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the new rules are expected to affect millions of employees currently considered exempt from overtime, requiring them to be reclassified as nonexempt. Almost immediately, however, on March 17, 2016, House and Senate Republicans introduced legislation to block the rules from going into effect.

Texas Education Agency wrapping up its own investigation into EPISD cheating scheme

April 2908:39 AM
 

El Paso, Texas — The Texas Education Agency says it too is wrapping up its investigation into the El Paso Independent School District's cheating scheme.  "Like the FBI we've had an active investigation about this El Paso situation for years now. While the FBI's case focused on criminal activities, ours focused on whether these educators had committed actions that would cause us to revoke their teaching certificates," said Debbie Ratcliffe, the director of media relations for the TEA. view article arw

STAAR and T-TESS, What a Mess!

April 2908:39 AM
 

Last week wasn’t a good one for the Texas Education Agency. Monday, The Lewisville Texan Journal published a startling story. Lewisville ISD officials noticed something quite peculiar on the STAAR results for the English I and II End-of-Course (EOC) exams administered in December. They discovered a significant increase in scores of zero on the short answer portion of the exams. In fact, 17 percent of their students who took the English I exam for the first time and 47 percent of students retaking the test received a zero on the short answer section. The proverbial red flag rose high above Lewisville. view article arw

Nacogdoches ISD ‘holding’ Pilgrim’s Pride chicken following recall

April 2908:38 AM
 

Tuesday, April 26 Pilgrim’s Pride issued a large recall for multiple products produced in the Waco, TX facility. The Associated Press states the items were shipped nationwide for institutional use and records show schools purchased the products through Pilgrim’s Pride commercial channels. view article arw

Big decision made in Dallas ISD on proposed $46.5 million headquarters building

April 2908:38 AM
 

Dallas ISD will pay $46.5 million for a new building to consolidate its headquarters and other district offices after a majority of trustees approved the purchase early Friday.  Trustees voted 5-3 to buy the building at 9400 N. Central Expressway. The deal is expected to save millions by housing hundreds of employees working throughout the district in one single location.  Trustees Bernadette Nutall, Joyce Foreman and Lew Blackburn voted no, with various concerns about the deal that centered in part on funding. view article arw

2 SETX school districts among top in Texas

April 2908:38 AM
 

Two Southeast Texas school districts scored in the top 25 percent of Texas schools in an online survey that graded them in such areas as academics, sports and fitness, extracurricular activities, health and safety and average spending per student. view article arw

FBI arrests five in a Texas ISD test-rigging scandal orchestrated by ex-DISD official

April 2908:38 AM
 

After a 5 1/2-year investigation, the FBI arrested five current and former El Paso ISD educators on Wednesday morning on federal charges related to alleged attempts to defraud state and federal accountability programs through a widespread test-rigging scheme. view article arw

Arlington wants to see pre-K restraints lifted

April 2908:38 AM
 

Arlington school trustees are trying to do something that’s either quite crafty or completely ignores reality. We’ll see how it turns out.  The district has received notice from the Texas Education Agency that it could be eligible for an extra $1.87 million in state funding under the new High-Quality Prekindergarten Grant Program.  The Fort Worth district could be eligible for almost $3.2 million under the same program.  That’s great news. It could mean up to $1,500 per student for 4-year-olds in the program established under House Bill 4 in last year’s legislative session.  The legislation set aside $130 million in state funds for grants to school districts and charter schools. Participation is free for students. view article arw

Federal jury finds several Donna board members guilty of political retaliation and awards millions of dollars in damages to demoted employees

April 2908:37 AM
 

Several members of the Donna school board have been found guilty in federal court of political retaliation against district employees and ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages. A jury found Donna board members Alberto Sandoval, Eloy Infante, Nick Castillo, Elpidio Yanez Jr. retaliated against district employees who did not support them politically. As part of the ruling the board members and school district were ordered to pay damages of between $100,000 and $500,000 to each employee. view article arw

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Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C.

School Construction Basics

May - June 2016

If your district wants to build then you need to start out with the right foundation. This training will help you build that foundation beginning with the board's initial decision to procure construction through the signing of the construction contracts.
 

Topics We'll Cover

  • Requirements for Construction Procurement
  • The steps the board and administration must follow in order to properly procure construction services
  • The methods of delivery that will be best for your project
  • Developing the request for bids or proposals
  • Practical exercises in construction procurement with form suggestions

Who Should Attend

This seminar is appropriate for Board Members, Facility Committee Members, Superintendents, Business Managers and others on your district's construction team.
 

This training will be conducted by David P. Hansen.
 

For more information and to register online, click here.

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Grandbury:  Makeup STAAR Results Coming Too Late For Graduation

April 2908:36 AM
 

A Granbury High School Senior and her family says delayed STAAR test scores may keep her from graduating with the rest of her class.  “It’s like the grand finale of school,” explained 17 year old Abigail Webb.  Webb has been waiting for as long as she can remember to take part in the right of passage. Her parents have been anticipating her graduation ceremony too.  “It’s had me in tears several times; my daughter’s growing up, becoming a woman,” said Michael Webb, her father.  The 17 year old has posed for her senior photos. Her mother has mailed out her graduation announcements. But now the family doesn’t feel certain that she will be be able to walk across the stage on May 27th. view article arw

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office declines to represent ethics commission in lawsuit

April 2908:33 AM
 

AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton's office has declined to represent the Texas Ethics Commission in a lawsuit challenging a state law that bars the use of archived House and Senate footage in political ads.  The move is uncommon, ethics experts said, since the primary job of the attorney general's team of lawyers is to defend state laws and agencies in court. But the attorney general's office has the authority to deny legal representation to an agency and has done so before. view article arw

Midland: MISD spends less per student than national average Read more: MISD spends less per student than national average

April 2908:32 AM
 

The national average of dollars-per-student clocks in at $11,841, according to an Education Week Research Center analysis of 2013 federal data. In a map breaking down states by school district generated by NPR using that data, only two districts in West Texas are bright red: Midland ISD and Ector County ISD. view article arw

Decision Made in Donna ISD Lawsuit

April 2908:31 AM
 

A Rio Grande Valley school district will have to fork out $1.4 million in damages. A federal jury unanimously agreed the Donna school district removed six employees from their position for political retaliation. The employees said this is a message for politicians everywhere else. “It's about our community,” said Arturo Castillo, a Donna ISD employee. “We're trying to send a message out to these individuals, that they did wrong." view article arw

North Lamar Bond Election - Cast your vote on May 7

April 2908:31 AM
 

School Bond Elections can be a touchy subject and many of us don’t really understand what a bond election is or how one works. view article arw

Judge calls for closer Pilot Point ISD polling site

April 2908:30 AM
 

A Cooke County judge sent out a press release Thursday calling for a closer polling location for the Pilot Point ISD bond election. view article arw

Poll: Should Dallas ISD spend $46.5 million on a new headquarters building?

April 2908:30 AM
 

Dallas ISD trustees will consider today whether to buy a building at 9400 N. Central Expressway to use for a new headquarters. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at district headquarters, 3700 Ross Ave. in Dallas. view article arw

UTTyler program offers free master’s degree, salary for future educators

April 2908:30 AM
 

A new program at the University of Texas at Tyler is giving people who want to go into education the opportunity to get their Master's degree for free, while receiving a salary and benefits. It's an apprenticeship program and is designed for recent college graduates or others who want to change careers. view article arw

LUNCHROOM LUNACY: ISD COPS INVESTIGATE $2 BILL SPENT ON SCHOOL LUNCH

April 2908:30 AM
 

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- When you think of felony forgery your thoughts might turn to Al Capone or Bonnie and Clyde shooting it out with the Texas Rangers.  Not for some local school cops. For one day, public enemy number one when it came to forgery was 13-year-old eighth grader Danesiah Neal at Fort Bend Independent School District's Christa McAuliffe Middle School. Now 14, Daneisha was hoping to eat that day's lunch of chicken tenders with her classmates using a $2 bill given to her by her grandmother when she was stopped by the long arm of the law.  "I went to the lunch line and they said my $2 bill was fake," Danesiah told Ted Oberg Investigates. "They gave it to the police. Then they sent me to the police office. A police  officer said I could be in big trouble." view article arw

State Rep. Dawnna Dukes fined $2,500 for five late ethics reports

April 2908:30 AM
 

State Rep. Dawnna Dukes and her campaign have been fined a combined $2,500 for failing to timely file five required ethics reports since July, and the Texas Ethics Commission will report Dukes to the attorney general if she does not settle her debt within the next month, the agency’s director said Thursday.  Four separate $500 fines were assessed for missing deadlines to file four campaign finance reports. Dukes was given a fifth $500 fine last month after she failed to file a personal financial statement that was required for candidates in the March 1 primary. view article arw

Texas Teachers Fight New Rating System

April 2908:30 AM
 

Two teacher associations have sued Texas, challenging its new rules on teacher appraisals, an important step in determining whether teachers will keep their jobs.      The Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) and Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA) sued Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath in separate lawsuits on April 20, in Travis County Court.      Regulations adopted on April 6 will replace the teacher appraisal system that has been in place since 1997. view article arw

Leander ISD superintendent resigning to lead Klein ISD near Houston

April 2908:29 AM
 

Dr. Bret A. Champion, the superintendent of Leander ISD, announced his resignation on Thursday, according to the district's website. He has accepted the position of superintendent in Klein ISD, in Harris County outside of Houston. Champion has superintendent of Leander ISD for eight years. view article arw

School Board Wrapping Up Superintendent Search

April 2908:29 AM
 

During their meeting on Monday night, the Mason I.S.D. School Board took action to finish their search for a new superintendent to replace Pam Kruse who is retiring at the end of the school year. The board has named John Schumacher as the lone finalist for the superintendent position of MISD. The News will provide detailed biographical information in a future edition. view article arw

Alaska: Superintendent Finalists Announced

April 2908:29 AM
 

Community members had the opportunity to “meet and greet” the two final candidates for the superintendent of the Anchorage School District Wednesday night at Bartlett High School. view article arw

Klein ISD Board unanimously names Dr. Bret Champion as lone finalist for superintendent (copy)

April 2908:29 AM
 

The Klein ISD Board of Trustees voted today to name Bret A. Champion, Ed.D. as the lone finalist for Superintendent of Schools.   Dr. Champion’s naming comes after a six-month nationwide search which began when long-time Superintendent Dr. Jim Cain announced his retirement. Approximately 50 candidates applied to lead the 50,000 student district in northwest Harris County. view article arw

Liberty-Eylau School District pushes for $20 million bond

April 2908:28 AM
 

It's been 12 years since the Liberty-Eylau School District has seen major improvements to many of its buildings and facilities. But now school leaders say it's time for a change. view article arw

Seguin ISD severs its ties with longtime lunch provider

April 2908:25 AM
 

Seguin ISD is putting themselves into its campuses’ kitchens and taking the contracted vendor out. view article arw

Round Rock students disciplined for Confederate flag photo

April 2908:24 AM
 

A parent said he is considering taking legal action against the Round Rock school district after his 14-year-old son was suspended from school for taking a picture of himself and others on campus with a Confederate flag.  Andrew Birdwell said staff at Ridgeview Middle School had no right to give a two-day suspension to his son, and that he and his son deserve an apology.  “Any and all teachers would find out, hopefully … the school made a mistake and know my son isn’t a racist,” Birdwell said. view article arw

One Year Later: Shanna Peeples Named National Teacher of the Year

April 2908:15 AM
 

From New York, to Washington, shaking hands with President Obama and speaking to other teachers.   It's been a year since Shanna Peeples was named teacher of the year.   Peeples is the first Amarillo teacher to get the honor.   She's also the first Texas teacher to win since 1957.   Peeple's quickly headed on a tour to other states and other schools.   view article arw

Judson ISD teacher accused of coming to school drunk

April 2908:05 AM
 

A Judson ISD teacher, accused of coming to school drunk, is now on administrative leave. The 5th grade teacher was removed from class Monday at Miller's Point Elementary School. One parent says she couldn't believe it when she got the letter with the news. "I was very shocked," Amy Ortiz said. view article arw