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Joe’s Commentary: 2015 TREs

July 3009:00 AM
 

Repost! I am going to change the topic (at least for today), then we will get back to setting tax rates. I have heard some ask why there are only 20 districts having Tax Ratification Elections for this year. Well, there were only 29 in 2014 - and we may get to that level this year. Those of you who were considering a TRE, but decided not to have one will have varied reasons. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Todd Wilson, Elementary Principal, Vernon ISD, has been named New Super of Chillicothe ISD.

Dr. Kevin Rogers, COO Lewisville ISD, has been named New Super of Lewisville ISD.

Rob O'Connor, Superintendent, Marble Falls ISD, has been named New Super of Sharyland ISD.

Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, Residence, NV Department of Education, has been named New Super of San Antonio ISD.

John Frossard, Superintendent, Wichita Falls ISD, has been named New Super of Beaumont ISD.

 

52 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Kenedy ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Mr. Gary Patterson suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
Vacant Garrison ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. - Search has been postponed INFO
Vacant Hillsboro ISD; Search by Horn Smith Wood & PrestonINFO
Vacant Levelland ISD; Search by Levelland ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Runge ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant School of Excellence in Education; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.  suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
Vacant Abilene ISD; Search by Waterford School Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Burkburnett ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Alvord ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Fort Worth ISD; Ray and Associates, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Roxton ISD; Search by the Roxton ISD Board of Trustees INFO
Vacant Waelder ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Throckmorton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Lamesa ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Lockhart ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Louise ISD - Garth Oliver, Principal,Pearsall ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Hardin ISD ; Search by Hardin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Burkeville ISD; Searcy by ESC 5 Field Services  InfoINFO
Vacant Southside ISD; Search by O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath Timeline Announcement ApplicationINFO
Vacant Sherman ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Hearne ISD ;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Goliad ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Spurger ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Rice ISD - Lynn Jantzen, Superintendent,Dew ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Ferris ISD - James Hartman , Superintendent,Sonora ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
Lone Finalist Midlothian ISD - Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent,Graham ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & Associates INFO
Lone Finalist Mathis ISD - Benny Hernandez, Superintendent,LaPryor ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Pringle-Morse CISD - Scott Burrow, Director of Special Programs,Tulia ISD; Search by the Pringle-Morse CISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Cameron ISD - Allan Sapp, Moorehead JH Principal ,Conroe ISD; Search by Cameron ISD Board of Trustees, Assisted by Retiring Superintendent, Collin ClarkINFO
Lone Finalist Spring Branch ISD - Scott Muri, Deputy Superintendent ,Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA; Search by Thompson & Horton LLP (David Thompson, Mike Moses)INFO
Lone Finalist Mesquite ISD - David Vroonland, Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston Educational ConsultantsINFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD - Alan Umholtz, Superintendent,Yorktown ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
Lone Finalist Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Marble Falls ISD - Dr. Chris Allen, Deputy Superintendent,Lake Travis ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Gary Patterson For more info contact suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
Lone Finalist Seguin ISD - Stetson Roane, Superintendent,Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. in conjunction with Dr. Ann Dixon - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
Lone Finalist Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
Lone Finalist ESC XIII Service Center - Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director for Academic Services at Region 13; Search by ESC 13 Board of Directors InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Munday CISD - Troy Parton, Superintednent,Paducah ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Community ISD - Roosevelt Nivens, Assistant Superintendent,Lancaster ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Dr. Ann Dixon - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
Lone Finalist Sonora ISD - Ross Aschenbeck, Superintendent,East Bernard ISD; Search by ESC 15 Vacancy Announcement  Sonora ISD Info INFO
Lone Finalist Graham ISD - Sonny Cruse, Deputy Superintendent,Huntsville ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
Lone Finalist Yorktown ISD - Carl Krug, Superintendent,Hale Center ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Little Elm ISD - Lowell Strike, Asst. Superintendent,Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
New Super Jacksonville ISD - Chad Kelly, Superintendent,Taft ISD; Search by  TASB ESS Search Team INFO
New Super Walnut Bend ISD - Kelly Carrell, Principal,Miami ISD; Search by Walnut Bend ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Whiteface CISD - Cassidy McBrayer, Asst. Superintendent,Snyder ISD; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 Executive DirectorINFO
New Super Medina ISD - Penny White, Superintendent,Yantis ISD; Search by TASB ESS Search Team INFO
New Super Maypearl ISD - Ritchie Bowling, Asst. Superintendent,Howe ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Brenham ISD - Walter Jackson, Area Superintendent,Alief ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Moulton ISD - Todd Grandjean, Principal,Granger ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Borden County ISD - Billy Collins, Superintendent,Schleicher County ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Plains ISD - Dr. Stephanie D. Howard, Exec. Director for Curriculum & Instruction,Ector County ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
New Super Mineola ISD - Kim Tunnell, Chief Leadership & Performance Officer ,Tyler ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Clarendon ISD - Mike Norrell, Superintendent,Adrian ISD; Search by Clarendon ISD Board More InfoINFO
New Super Red Lick ISD - Nick Blain, Interim Superintendent,Red Lick ISD; Red Lick ISD Board of Trustees  Info BrochureINFO
New Super Moran ISD  - Danny Freeman, Principal of South Elementary,Breckenridge ISD; Search by Moran ISD School Board InfoINFO
New Super West Orange-Cove CISD - Rickie Harris, Asst. Principal,Cedar Hill ISD; Search by WOCCISD InfoINFO
New Super Hempstead ISD - Dr. Angela Gutsch, Superintendent,Queen City ISD; Search by: Walsh Anderson, Gallegos, Green and Trevino, P.C. Info INFO
New Super Santa Anna ISD - David Robinett, Secondary Principal ,Santa Anna ISD; Santa Anna ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Littlefield ISD - Robert Dillard , ​Superintendent ,Munday CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super El Campo ISD - Kelly Waters, Asst. Superintendent,El Campo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD - Tim Little; Search by O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath AnnouncementINFO
New Super Sharyland ISD - Rob O'Connor, Superintendent,Marble Falls ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
New Super Lewisville ISD - Dr. Kevin Rogers, Chief Operations Officer,Lewisville ISD; Search by Ray and AssociatesINFO
New Super Chillicothe ISD - Todd Wilson, Elementary Principal ,Vernon ISD; Search by Chillicothe ISD Board of Trustees - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Castleberry ISD - John Ramos, Superintendent,Lamesa ISD; Search by Castleberry ISD Board of Education BrochureINFO
New Super Taft ISD - Jose Lopez, Executive Director for State and Federal Programs,Mission CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Arp ISD - Dwight Thomas, Asst. Superintendent,Arp ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Rising Star ISD

  - Mary Jane Atkins, Retired Superintendent,DeLeon ISD; Search By Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Marlin ISD - Michael Seabolt, Superintendent,Louise ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Abernathy ISD - Glen Teal, Asst. Superintendent,Andrews ISD; Search by Abernathy ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Hawley ISD - Jimmy Burns, High School Principal,Dimmitt ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultant InfoINFO
New Super Canyon ISD - Daryl Flusche, Administrator,Frenship ISD; Search by Bob Griggs and Associates INFO
New Super Brazosport ISD - Danny Massey; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLCINFO
New Super Highland Park ISD - Tom Trigg; Search conducted by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Brookesmith ISD - Guy Birdwell, Principal,Loop ISD; Brookesmith ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Union Hill ISD - Troy Batts, Superintendent,Throckmorton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Kermit ISD - Denise Shetter, Superintendent,Winona ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Florence ISD - Paul Michalewicz, Asst. Superintendent,Grape Creek ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Alpine ISD - Rebecca Watley, Director of 588 Special Ed Coop,Region 18 ESC; Search by the Alpine ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO

Now Taking PRE-ORDERS for our Budget Management Notebook

July 2808:55 AM
 

Our Budget Management Notebooks have been used and found to be extremely helpful by school districts all over the state. Our easy to read labels, and example inserts will help you to become organized as well as efficient in your budget management! All Budget Management Notebook orders include a group training session with Joe, via GoTo Webinar along with email support. Dates will be announced at a later time. You will be notified via email once dates are decided. Budget Management   Notebooks are $217 including shipping. You may order or request more information about our notebooks by clicking on our link or by contacting our office.    view article arw

Obituary:  Spurger ISD Superintendent, Joseph Fisher

July 2707:55 AM
 

Joseph Robert Fisher, 50, went home on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Jasper, Texas. The family will greet friends on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shultz Funeral Home in Jasper. A military graveside will be held at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio. A native of Fontana, California, he served in the U.S. Navy for five years in the Persian Gulf. He worked as a Teacher, Coach, and Principal in Jasper ISD, a Principal in Diboll ISD, Principal in Kennard ISD, and for the last ten years served as Principal and Superintendent at Spurger ISD.

Free Webinar Opportunities

July 0908:40 AM
 

  • "The Digital You: How to NOT Get Fired Over Facebook & Create a Liability for Your District" Sixty five percent (65%) of online adults have a Facebook page. Almost every week, teachers and administrators are getting fired because of photos or comments they put on their personal page. They are also losing their identities because of the personal information that is on their page (even simple things like your birthday and hometown). Your staff need to know the potential pitfalls of using social media and how to navigate safely. 
  • "Anonymous apps: What Teachers Need to Know About Sexting and Cyberbullying" Facebook is still the most popular and frequently used social media platform among teens with 71% between the ages of 13 to 17; half of teens use Instagram and nearly as many use Snapchat. Senate Bill 407 requires schools to educate staff and students on the tough topics of Sexting and Cyberbullying. Are you aware what the minimum action that is required if a student brings a situation to your attention? 

Little Elm:: Tax ratification election set for Sept. 5

July 3108:38 AM
 

Little Elm ISD has proposed a change in the tax rate for the school year that will require voter approval. It is important to note this will require a restructuring of the tax rate but will not increase the taxes residents pay. view article arw

Be very cautious about making pension changes

July 3108:37 AM
 

After the Texas Legislature’s passage of House Bill 9 this year, I have been reading with great interest the discussions on governmental pension plans in this state. It is a discussion that needs to occur. Some people have suggested a dramatic change: moving these pension plans away from the defined benefit model to make them defined contribution plans, the 401(k) model. view article arw

Wichita Falls: WFISD: Lone Superintendent Finalist Named

July 3108:35 AM
 

During a special session, the WFISD Board of Trustees named Michael Kuhrt as the lone finalist for the superintendent position.  This was a position he didn’t plan on taking when he moved to Wichita Falls about a year ago.  However, that changed when former Superintendent Dr. John Frossard resigned.   “As soon as I found out that was happening, then that was, I’d like to do that,” he said. view article arw

Dallas ISD trustees get an earful at town hall meeting

July 3108:34 AM
 

Dallas ISD trustees representing parts of Oak Cliff got an earful at a town hall meeting Thursday night. Trustees Joyce Foreman, Lew Blackburn and Eric Cowan held the meeting to hear from residents regarding a proposed bond election, the superintendent search and teacher turnover. view article arw

Hard Steps Not Yet Taken: Ending Bullying in Our Schools

July 3108:33 AM
 

While we have made progress in reducing bullying and related behaviors in many of our schools, the problem persists in too many others. This is partly because we see it as an "engineering" problem, when in fact it is more of a philosophical and moral one. view article arw

Changes To Come For S. Garland High School’s Crest

July 3108:32 AM
 

South Garland High School wears its southern history proudly. The Colonels Marching Band plays “I Wish I Were In Dixie” as the school’s fight song. For 50 years, the school’s original crest, known as the Libertas, which sits in the middle of the campus, adorns the Confederate flag as one of four symbols of the crest. view article arw

Watchdog: Help enforce the rules on open government

July 3108:32 AM
 

It’s hard to be an elected official in Texas without breaking the law. I don’t mean bribes or kickbacks. What I mean is the rules for open government have become so strict.  City council members, school board members, county commissioners and most others can get in trouble if they talk to their colleagues in person or write to one another online about government — the people’s — business.  Legally, there’s only one way for them to communicate and make decisions. That’s in publicly posted meetings. Outside of that, our leaders run the risk of getting caught, paying a fine or even going to jail. view article arw

New Superintendent in Palm Beach County Wants to Turn District All-Charter

July 3108:31 AM
 

The new superintendent in Palm Beach County was hired from the Fulton County School District in Georgia; Georgia has a law permitting “charter districts.” Superintendent Robert Avossa now wants to try it in Palm Beach County, where parents have been fighting for years to keep the hands of the charter industry out of their county. In his application for the job of Superintendent in PBC (which he assumed in June), he spoke of his passion for public education; there was no indication that he would immediately bring in the privateers, entrepreneurs, and fly-by-night operators whose charters overpopulate the lowest-performing schools in the state. view article arw

High School Students in Colorado Opt Out of State Testing in Large Numbers

July 3108:31 AM
 

Colorado Chalkbeat reports that the opt out numbers were high in the state, especially for high school students. Only five of the state’s 20 large districts met the federal government’s requirement of a 95% participation rate. The greatest concentration of opt outs was in the 11th grade. Changes are planned, but test critics don’t think it will make a difference. The biggest source of information and support for opting out was, apparently, students talking to other students. view article arw

Yorktown courting Hale Center school superintendent

July 3108:29 AM
 

After three years at the helm of Hale Center ISD, Superintendent Carl Krug could soon be heading to South Texas after being named lone finalist for the post of superintendent at Yorktown ISD. According to minutes from the most recent Yorktown ISD board meeting, trustees on July 20 unanimously voted to name Krug the lone finalist for superintendent following a 49-minute executive session.   view article arw

Donna ISD board to discuss suspended superintendent’s grievance

July 3108:29 AM
 

School board members scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. today to discuss a grievance filed by Superintendent Jesus Rene Reyna after he was arrested on bribery and retaliation charges in June. Reyna was suspended with pay following his arrest but remains the district superintendent. In the grievance filed June 1, he claimed harassment and formally requested the board to take view article arw

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Texas Association of Community Schools

TACS ANNUAL SAN ANTONIO CONFERENCE & GOLF TOURNAMENT

SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2015 The TACS Annual San Antonio Conference will be at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel on the Riverwalk and the Golf Tournament will be at the SilverHorn Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio. For more information and to register for this conference please go to the TACS web site: http://www.tacsnet.org Registration deadline is August 13, 2015.

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Pampa ISD Superintendent named finalist for same position in Abilene

July 3108:29 AM
 

The Pampa Independent School District will soon begin a search process for a new superintendent. Current superintendent David Young informed the Board of Trustees that he is the lone finalist for the superintendent's position in Abilene. This will be the third time in 18 years, Pampa ISD will be searching for a new superintendent. view article arw

Louise:  LISD names lone finalist for top spot

July 3108:29 AM
 

Garth Oliver, 52, most recently served as principal at Pearsall High School, roughly 50 miles south of San Antonio. view article arw

South Carolina:  School board announces superintendent finalists, meetings

July 3108:29 AM
 

The finalists are Brenda Blackburn of Christianburg, Va., Samuel DePaul of Moultrie, Ga., and Jerome Stewart of Midlothian, Texas. On July 22 and 23, the Board conducted initial interviews with a slate of six additional candidates recommended by BWP & Associates search consultants. The candidates are those meeting the leadership profile designed from earlier meetings with the Board, employees, community members and online survey results.In all, 114 candidates from across the country have applied to be superintendent of Berkeley County. view article arw

Superintendent’s resignation shocks Pampa

July 3108:29 AM
 

A Texas Panhandle educator was named lone finalist for an Abilene Independent School District superintendent position left vacant when its previous leader resigned amid controversy there.  Pampa ISD Superintendent David Young got the designation for the Abilene position during a Tuesday meeting. view article arw

Cutting costs: Killeen ISD board eyes event sponsorships

July 3108:28 AM
 

The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees discussed cutting funding for local organizations’ events during Tuesday night’s workshop meeting. Sponsorship of local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America troop events were among the organizations under review “There have been a couple things that have come up recently that concern me, with a couple clubs. ... I’m concerned, I think the (Boy Scouts) and the (Girl Scouts) have become a little bit political and I just wanted to bring that to your attention,” board President Terry Delano said Tuesday. view article arw

Donna ISD to decide fate of proposed $8M aquatic center

July 3108:28 AM
 

Interest in spending $8.3 million to build an aquatic center and walking trail ranged from skeptical to unaware among Donna school board trustees, who must decide by the end of August whether to move forward on the project. The board heard a presentation Tuesday from Fulcrum Consulting Services representative George Lazaro about the project, which has been in the works since 2012. view article arw

Vega ISD moving forward with expansion project

July 3108:28 AM
 

The Vega Independent School District is in preliminary stages of expanding the school building. Voters approved an $18,140,000 bond last May allowing the district to go forward with expansion and renovations. view article arw

Amarillo: AISD: board tours new sixth-grade campuses

July 3108:28 AM
 

The Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees toured the new Travis and Bowie sixth grade campuses Thursday afternoon and discussed feedback they received from high schoolers during meetings in May. Superintendent-elect Dana West said she was excited for the upcoming school year and emphasized how the new buildings will create a better learning environment for students going through a critical point in their education. view article arw

San Antonio: New Charters Serve Mostly Advantaged Students

July 3108:28 AM
 

In the past four years, a philanthropic organization called “Choose to Succeed” in San Antonio raised more than $35 million to attract some of the nation’s highest-test-score-producing charter schools to a city that already had many charter schools. The group brought in Great Hearts and BASIS from Arizona, IDEA, and Carpe Diem, while helping KIPP to expand. view article arw

Board of Trustees member Cooper Begis resigns

July 3108:28 AM
 

Cooper Begis, member of the Little Elm Board of Trustees since 2010, recently resigned from the board. According to LEISD superintendent Lowell Strike, Begis resigned because he will be moving out of the district. Members of the board must live in the district to serve. view article arw

Copperas Cove ISD funds repair projects to ready facilities for staff, students

July 3108:26 AM
 

The sun beats down as the Texas heat hovers around the 100-degree mark. But time is running out and the heat cannot be an excuse to not have Copperas Cove Independent School District schools ready for students and staff in less than 30 days. A multitude of projects will be completed this summer in preparation for nearly 8,000 students and more than 1,500 staff to fill Cove’s school hallways and classrooms. The largest of the projects is replacing S.C. Lee’s heat and air conditioning system. view article arw

Elgin: EISD Trustees considering no cell phone policy

July 3108:25 AM
 

Elgin ISD Trustees considered changes to the policy guidelines for electronic devices and technology resources at their meeting last Monday. “With the implementation of our 1:1 iPad initiative for grades 6 through 12, we are considering a change to our guidelines related to Electronic Devices and Technology Resources, and specifically with regard to possession and use of mobile telephones,” said Superintendent Jodi Duron. view article arw

Cleburne summit aims to build consensus

July 3108:25 AM
 

Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain joked that he’s learned just how many opinions people have in Cleburne during his first three years in office.  “It’s like herding cats,” Cain said. “And there’s too much attitude if you don’t go with my idea 100 percent I’m going to take my toys and go home. view article arw

Ector County: ECISD sets paraprofessional job fair

July 3108:25 AM
 

Ector County ISD has scheduled a job fair for full- and part-time paraprofessionals — everything from secretaries and teacher aides to maintenance workers — from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at New Tech Odessa High School, 300 E. 29th St. Officials said this is the first fair for paraprofessionals that they remember ECISD hosting. view article arw

Assistant superintendent Stephanie Elizalde promoted to deputy chief of school leadership

July 3108:25 AM
 

Stephanie Elizalde, a veteran educator who helped manage principals in Dallas ISD the past four years, has been promoted to deputy chief of school leadership, DISD announced Thursday. Elizalde will work alongside new chief of school leadership Robert Bravo to improve campus instruction and coach the executive directors and assistant superintendents who help principals in DISD’s 227 schools. view article arw

Donna ISD mulls employee lawsuit settlement

July 3108:25 AM
 

School board trustees rejected a settlement Tuesday in a civil rights lawsuit filed against the district by employees saying they faced political discrimination. Attorneys with the plaintiffs and the school district have been negotiating a settlement for nearly two months, but it was put on hold after trustee Nick Castillo asked for more time at Tuesday’s regular meeting to consider the settlement. view article arw

Mission CISD encourages parents to check on immunizations

July 3108:15 AM
 

All children must have all the necessary protection against the following diseases before the child can attend School: diphtheria, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, Hib, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, varicella, Tdap, and meningococcal. view article arw

Mission CISD encourages parents to check on immunizations

July 3108:15 AM
 

All children must have all the necessary protection against the following diseases before the child can attend School: diphtheria, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, Hib, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, varicella, Tdap, and meningococcal. view article arw

New Caney ISD School Board amends, increases general pay raises for teachers

July 3108:14 AM
 

The New Caney Independent School District Board of Trustees approved amendments to the 2015-2016 Compensation Plan during their regular meeting Monday, July 27. “The initial plan approved by the board in May included a 3 percent general pay increase for all pay structures,” Scott Powers, director of communications and community relations for New Caney ISD, said. “The amendment was an additional 1 percent added to the general pay increase for teachers.” view article arw

Red Oak ISD to hold Back to School Fair Aug. 8

July 3108:14 AM
 

On Aug. 8, Red Oak ISD will hold the annual Back to School & Heath Fair from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at Red Oak Middle School this year, located at 154 Louise Ritter Blvd. in Red Oak. Sponsored by the Council of PTA’s and Red Oak ISD, the Back to School Fair attracts more than 1,000 students and family members. view article arw