Repost, please read and consider getting involved - js - Superintendents of Region 10 school districts have adopted legislative priorities to share with elected officials for consideration during the 85th Legislative Session. I know other groups are considering making similar efforts please share with us if you do. I really like how the Region 10 Superintendents introduce their priorities in a concise, one page document - Well done. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

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

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

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

 

27 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Premont ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Cuero ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Roosevelt ISD; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
Vacant Jim Hogg County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Tom Bean ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Sweeny ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Zapata County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Stanton ISD ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Clyde ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant Llano ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Splendora ISD; Search by Splendora ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Pineywoods Community Academy Charter School ; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by the Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Mexia ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Booker ISD; Walter W. Cox and Booker ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Tatum ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Taylor ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Lindsay ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Broaddus ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Kirbyville ISD; Search by ESC 5 InfoINFO
Vacant Bryan ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Tomball ISD; Search by David Thompson & Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Vacant McGregor ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Windthorst ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Vacant Snyder ISD; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Frankston ISD - John Allen , Deputy Director,Kipp Academy; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Pleasant Grove ISD - Dr. Jason Smith, Former Superintendent,Melissa ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Hereford ISD - Sheri Blankenship, Asst. Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Caldwell ISD - Andrew Peters, Superintendent,Marfa ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist West Oso ISD - Conrado Garcia, Interim Superintendent,West Oso ISD; Search by West Oso ISD  Board INFO
Lone Finalist Rochelle ISD - Dave Lewis, Middle School Principal,San Saba ISD; Search by ESC Region 15  InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Weslaco ISD - Priscilla Canales, Asst. Superintendent,Del Valle ISD; Search by Ivan F. Pérez, at Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.P  InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Allen ISD - Scott Niven, Superintendent,Red Oak ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Jasper ISD - Dr. Gerald Hudson, Area Director ,Garland ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Vernon ISD - Jeff Byrd, Superintendent,Claude ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Kerrville ISD - Dr. Mark Foust,Fort Bend ISD; Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Navasota ISD - Stu Musick, Superintendent,Hubbard ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services 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
New Super Columbus ISD - Brian Morris, Assistant Superintendent,Hallsville iSD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (ESC 7) - Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent,Martinsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Huckabay ISD - Troy Roberts, Superintendent,Tom Bean ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Galveston ISD - Kelli Moulton, Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Chico ISD - Don Elsom , Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Natalia ISD - Dr. Freeman Hensley Cone, Executive Director of Secondary Education/Co-Interim Asst. San Marcos CISD; Search by the Natalia ISD Board of Trustees  - no longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Coupland ISD - Tammy Brinkman, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Iola ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
New Super Yorktown ISD - Chad Gee , Assistant Superintendent,Comanche ISD; Search by: School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Runge ISD - Dr. James Bakewell (Bake) Barron, Dr. James Bakewell (Bake) Barron Director of Student Services,Livingston ISD; Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Lazbuddie ISD - Steve Wolf, Principal ,Motley County ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
New Super Donna ISD - Fernando Castillo, Deputy and Acting Superintendent,Donna ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. INFO
New Super McAllen ISD - J.A. Gonzalez, Interim Superintendent,McAllen ISD; Search by JG ConsultingINFO
New Super Region 15 ESC Executive Director - Casey Callahan, Superintendent,Llano ISD; Search by ESC 15 Board of Directors InfoINFO
New Super Lampasas ISD 
  - Chane Rascoe, Superintendent,Moody ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
New Super Hale Center ISD - Steven Plyburn, Superintendent,Crowell ISD; Search by ESC 17INFO
New Super Rule ISD - Rick Moeller, Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by the Rule ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Klein ISD - Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent,Leander ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
New Super Brooks County ISD  - Dr. Maria Casas, Former Superintendent,Mathis ISD; Search by Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Mason ISD - John Schumacher; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
New Super Scurry-Rosser ISD - James Sanders, Assistant Superintendent,Ennis ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Brownsboro ISD - Tommy Hunter , Superintendent,S&S CISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Rockwall ISD - Dr. John (J.J.) E. Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services,Carroll ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
New Super Highland Park ISD (Amarillo)  - Jimmy Hannon, Superintendent,Water Valley ISD; Search by Potter County Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Bartlett ISD - Travis W. Edwards, Field Agent,ESC 14; Search by the Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Crowell ISD - Pam Norwood, Director of Special Programs,Chapel Hill ISD, Mount Pleasant, TX ; Search by ESC 9 & Darren Francis - No longer taking applicationsINFO
New Super Leander ISD - Dr. Dan Troxell, Superintendent,Kerrville ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLP INFO
New Super Buckholts ISD - Nancy Sandlin , Principal,Edna ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
New Super Paint Creek ISD  - Cheryl Floyd, Interim Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Perrin Whitt CISD - Cliff Gilmore, Superintendent,Aspermont ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
New Super Westwood ISD - Wade Stanford; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
New Super Rogers ISD - Joe Craig, Asst. Superintendent,Academy ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Edgewood ISD (Bexar County) - Emilio Castro , Deputy Superintendent,San Antonio ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Water Valley ISD
  - Fabian Gomez, Superintendent,Dell City ISD; Search by the Water Valley ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO

Marlin ISD superintendent in limbo after board, TEA actions

December 0805:34 AM
 

In the midst of the Texas Education Agency’s takeover of struggling Marlin ISD, the district’s board of trustees Monday decided not to renew Superintendent Michael Seabolt’s contract for another year.  However, this doesn’t mean the district will go without leadership the rest of the school year while the TEA works through the process of selecting a board of managers to take over district operations, including the possible appointment of a new superintendent, Seabolt said via email Wednesday. view article  arw

Gov. Greg Abbott kicks off Texas initiative to amend the U.S. Constitution | Texas Politics

December 0708:40 AM
 

AUSTIN _ Gov. Greg Abbott led a cheering crowd of states' rights supporters at the Capitol on Tuesday in a renewed effort to amend the U.S. Constitution and limit the authority of the federal government. "It is you the people who are the answer to what ails America," Abbott told the revved up audience. "This may be our last chance to get this right." Abbott's speech came as Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land and Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, filed bills that would add Texas to a so-far short list of states calling for a constitutional amendment to restrict the powers of the federal government.  The governor began calling for a convention of the states in January, and has promised to make the issue view article  arw

McAllen school district sets town hall meetings set for Wednesday, Thursday

December 0708:30 AM
 

As McAllen ISD begins to develop a master district-wide facility use plan, two interactive town hall meetings have been scheduled to seek input from the public. view article  arw

Marlin: Fired superintendent says reports of his demise were premature

December 0706:12 AM
 

The struggling Marlin Independent School District spent the day in chaos Tuesday after the Marlin School Board voted Monday night not to renew the contract of Superintendent Michael Seabolt, veteran board member Roger Nutt resigned, and then the Texas Education Agency said it still considers Seabolt to be the district’s superintendent. view article  arw

Preventive Law: Supporting Homeless Students

December 0608:31 AM
 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recently amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11431, to address the educational effects of homelessness. ESSA alters the definition of homeless, commissions new methods of identifying homeless students, attempts to keep students in their original school district as long as possible, and creates many additional notice, privacy, and referral obligations for districts. As before, McKinney-Vento services are provided through the state’s local education agencies (called LEAs in the law, but Texas calls them “districts’ or “charters”) and coordinated by the locally appointed liaison.

Christoval ISD Supports the Iraan Braves

December 0606:19 AM
 

This is awesome. - js - A number of  Concho Valley high schools -- and others across West Texas are holding prayer vigils this week, including the students and staff at Christoval ISD.  "Life isn't planned and when things happen in communities, you lean on other people to help you out and that's what we're doing, we're helping them out because we know that they need it," says Christoval High Cheer Captain, Taylea Hogan.  Last Friday the Iraan Braves football team took on another win in Colorado City -- a step toward the state championship. view article  arw

Proposed Bill (SB 243Would Expand Parents’ Rights, But Critics Say It Goes Too Far

December 0605:37 AM
 

A proposed bill from a Tarrant County lawmaker is causing a stir in education circles. Texas Sen. Konni Burton said the bill is intended to bolster a parent’s right to information about their child. But critics say it’s vaguely worded, and some worry it could put LGBT kids at risk.  From the moment Senate Bill 242 was filed, it took less than a day before LGBT advocates were howling. The bill basically broadens and adds teeth to a section of the Texas Education Code that requires schools to give parents access to their child’s school records. view article  arw

2016 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

December 0209:00 AM
 

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

403(b) Informal Rulemaking Conference

December 0708:45 AM
 

On December 12th, TRS will be holding an informal conference as part of the 403(b) rule review. The informal conference is an opportunity for interested stakeholders to provide input to TRS staff on the 403(b) program and rules. We have published information about the informal conference in the Texas Register and emailed it to reporting entities and 403(b) vendors. More information about the informal conference can be found on the TRS website.  view article  arw

North Texas school districts respond to mumps outbreak

December 0708:40 AM
 

Mumps, the disease best known for causing puffy cheeks, is hardly on anyone's radar these days, thanks to vaccines. view article  arw

Community Question - Why are my Taxes Going Up?

December 0708:40 AM
 

Why are my taxes going up and where is all that money going?  This is a great question and a common one that many residents have, especially when no improvements have been made to their property.  If your taxes went up this year, the reason is because the Collin County Appraisal District increased the value of your property.  The school district had nothing to do with the determining the value of your property. view article  arw

How A “Typo” Resulted In A $7 Billion Corporate Welfare Program In Texas

December 0708:40 AM
 

Throughout the 90s, Texas was frequently listed as a finalist in Site Selection magazine's annual Governor's Cup competition which served as a proxy for how "business friendly" a state was.  According to the magazine, the ranking was based upon the "Conway Project Database" and tracked the number of projects started in a state each year that met certain financial thresholds.The Governors Cups reflect yearly project totals as tracked by the Conway Projects Database. Qualifying projects must meet one or more of these criteria for inclusion in the database: a minimum capital investment of $1 million, 20 or more new jobs created, and 20,000 or more square feet of new space.    Unfortunately, everything went awry in 2000 when, according to the Observer, the Lonestar State dipped from the top of the annual ranking to 37th in the country.  view article  arw

Louise ISD fighting small school penalty

December 0708:39 AM
 

Louise ISD trustees last session joined other small districts in an attempt to collect more state funding. view article  arw

Board sets state funding limit for next 2-year budget

December 0708:39 AM
 

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers will have just under $100 billion to use for the non-constitutional spending portion of state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019. 3The 10-member Legislative Budget Board, which is charged with adopting a spending limit, met on Dec. 1 and accepted the figure of $99.897 billion recommended by Ursula Parks, director of the LBB. The amount is based on a projected growth rate of 8 percent in the state’s economy. The current 2016-2017 state budget for “non-dedicated” appropriations — funding that's not mandated by the state constitution — is $92.5 billion. view article  arw

What America Can Learn About Smart Schools in Other Countries

December 0708:37 AM
 

Every three years, half a million 15-year-olds in 69 countries take a two-hour test designed to gauge their ability to think. Unlike other exams, the PISA, as it is known, does not assess what teenagers have memorized. Instead, it asks them to solve problems they haven’t seen before, to identify patterns that are not obvious and to make compelling written arguments. It tests the skills, in other words, that machines have not yet mastered. view article  arw

The need for property tax reform

December 0708:35 AM
 

I recently had a conversation with a neighbor who had listed his home for sale. Because he was a longtime homeowner in my neighborhood, it seemed odd to me that he would suddenly be moving. He had retired three years previous but before doing so, he had been a manager in a Fortune 500 company, and had financially done very well. He had paid off all his indebtedness, including his home, and seemed to be enjoying his lifestyle.  When I asked him why he was moving, he replied, "the property taxes are killing me;" and at the rate of increase from year to year, it would soon be impossible for him to maintain his current lifestyle. He continued, "The taxes are now almost the amount of the payment I used to make on my home." view article  arw

Student impregnated by former teacher files lawsuit against Edgewood ISD

December 0708:34 AM
 

A former Edgewood Independent School District student is suing the district nearly three years after she became pregnant with the child of a Memorial High School teacher. view article  arw

School Funding High on Legislative Wish List

December 0708:33 AM
 

AUSTIN, Texas — Teachers, parents, school administrators and students will all be watching closely this next session to see if Texas lawmakers work to reform the way the state funds public education.  More than 600 Texas school districts ended up suing the state over the budget cuts in 2011, but after the case wound its way through the state's legal system over the past five years, the Texas Supreme Court ruled the state's school finance system constitutional, if imperfect. view article  arw

The latest ranking of top countries in math, reading, and science is out — and the US didn’t crack the top 10

December 0708:31 AM
 

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the results of its 2015 global rankings on student performance in mathematics, reading, and science, on the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA.  The PISA is a worldwide exam administered every three years that measures 15-year-olds in 72 countries. About 540,000 students took the exam in 2015.  The US saw an 11-point drop in average score for math, while remaining relatively flat in reading and science. view article  arw

Johnson County mumps outbreak is worst Texas has seen in years

December 0708:31 AM
 

Most years, the entire state of Texas reports about 20 cases of mumps, but an outbreak in Johnson County has affected almost 30 people, mainly children, in recent weeks. "It's really unusual," Johnson County's public health authority Dr. Alvin Adams told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We're having more than a year's worth of cases in one community." Officials have identified 28 cases of mumps in the area, mostly in school-age children in Cleburne and Keene, Adams said. view article  arw

Round Rock police make arrest in hit-and-run that killed Stony Point coach

December 0708:30 AM
 

Round Rock police have filed charges against a man they believe was responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a Stony Point High School coach on Friday. view article  arw

Accrediting agency places University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on probation

December 0708:30 AM
 

A federally mandated commission that handles accreditation for universities in the southern United States placed the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on probation Tuesday, possibly putting at risk the reputation of the school and the ability of its students to receive certain financial aid.  view article  arw

Google says coding school graduates ‘not quite prepared’ to work at Google

December 0708:30 AM
 

One route for people who want to work in technology as a programmer is to go to a coding bootcamp.  These are short programs which take people with minimal coding knowledge, and presumably, a few months later, they emerge from the school as employable software engineers.  But it turns out at least one big company synonymous with Silicon Valley doesn't see a coding school background as a positive.  view article  arw

Thirty-plus years, 300 square miles, and why it’s time to stop penalizing our small schools

December 0708:30 AM
 

Why would the state purposely create a special formula just to penalize a group of districts? This question originated more than 30 years ago and continues to negatively impact more than 460 school districts across the state. Texas’ school funding system is made up of formulas intended to address the cost of educating students in various demographic circumstances across the state. One formula in particular address costs specific to small school districts. It may surprise people to know that over 30 years ago, the state adopted two small schools formulas.  view article  arw

Navasota: NISD picks Musick as top finalist

December 0708:29 AM
 

The Navasota Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees named Dr. Stu Musick, from Hubbard ISD in Hubbard, Texas, as finalist for Superintendent of Schools during the meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6. By law, the board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Dr. Musick. view article  arw

Navasota ISD names finalist for superintendent position

December 0708:29 AM
 

Navasota ISD has named Dr. Stu Musick as a finalist in their search for a new superintendent. Musick has been an educator for 26 years. He's served as a teacher, coach, middle school principal, high school principal and Superintendent in two previous districts. view article  arw

Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Signed To 5 More Years

December 0708:29 AM
 

Fort Worth ISD Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to extend the contract of Superintendent Kent Scribner with a five-year commitment to “fulfill the District’s mission of preparing all children for success in college, career and community leadership,” according to a Fort Worth ISD news release. view article  arw

Fort Worth school trustees extend superintendent’s contract

December 0708:29 AM
 

FORT WORTH Fort Worth school district trustees approved a new five-year contract for Superintendent Kent Scribner on Tuesday night, a move they say will help him focus on improving student achievement.  Scribner, hired in September 2015, has about two years left on his initial contract. Trustees voted 8-0 to approve the new contract, which takes effect Jan. 1. Trustee Ann Sutherland was not present for the vote.   view article  arw

Superintendent search begins with MISD board workshop

December 0708:29 AM
 

The search for a new superintendent at Midland ISD starts today.  The Midland ISD board of trustees will meet with officials from the Center for Reform in School Systems for board training. The workshop is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the administration building.  CRSS, according to its website, is a Houston-based company that “encourages schools boards and superintendents to lead for transformational change designed to improve student achievement and close achievement gaps.”  For Midland ISD, improvement is a requirement. The school district has experienced a free-fall when it comes to achievement and performance issues, dropping from slightly above-average to one of the worst-performing large school districts in the state. MISD also is having serious issues with chronically poor performance on some campuses. It was that performance issue that required Midland ISD board members to meet with TEA officials last week for mandatory training sessions.  view article  arw

Carroll officials study bond for repairs, upgrades

December 0708:27 AM
 

Carroll school district officials are looking at a possible May 2017 bond election as the best way to tackle long-term maintenance, technology upgrades and equipment replacement, along with a few new construction items. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/courier-journal/article119268958.html#storylink=cpy   view article  arw

Boerne ISD board announces names of 3 schools built by 2016 bond

December 0708:26 AM
 

 The Boerne Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday announced the names of the three schools being built in the district as a result of a 2016 bond. view article  arw

Edgewood ISD hit with federal civil rights lawsuit over sex abuse case

December 0708:25 AM
 

It was one of the most shocking cases of school sex abuse we've seen: two employees, a teacher and a school police officer, arrested for sexually abusing the same female student. Now a federal lawsuit claims the Edgewood School District violated the girl's civil rights. The chemistry teacher and the school police officer from Memorial High School are already behind bars. The lawsuit that was just filed claims other teachers and the principal at the time knew about the abuse but did nothing. view article  arw

McKinney ISD breaks ground on $69.9M high school stadium and event center

December 0708:25 AM
 

It's a mud pit right now. But in a little more than a year, McKinney ISD's $69.9 million stadium and event center — one of the country's most expensive high school football facilities — will tower northwest of Central Expressway and State Highway 121 just a few miles from Allen's mammoth Eagle Stadium. "It's a great day for McKinney," Superintendent Rick McDaniel said Tuesday at the site's official groundbreaking. view article  arw

Paying it Forward: Slaton ISD Sends Support to Iraan-Sheffield ISD After Bus Crash

December 0708:25 AM
 

After a semi truck crashed into a bus carrying the Iraan High School cheerleading team on I-20, killing a cheerleading sponsor and injuring all seven of the other people on the bus, schools across West Texas have pitched in to extend their support to Iraan-Sheffield ISD. view article  arw