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Congratulations to the following New Supers

Kevin Clark , Elkhart ISD HS Principal , has been named New Super of Deweyville ISD.


17 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Kerens ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
Vacant Bridge City ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
Vacant Yantis ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services (Temporarily Postponed)INFO
Vacant Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Southside ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant San Benito ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
Vacant Wills Point ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant East Bernard ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD ; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Paducah ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
Vacant La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
Vacant Mt. Vernon ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
Vacant Terrell County ISD; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
Vacant Thorndale ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Winona ISD; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
Vacant Coleman ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Rice ISD - Lynn Jantzen, Superintendent,Dew ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Goliad ISD - David Plymale, Superintendent,Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Brownwood ISD - Dr. Joe Young, Deputy Superintendent ,Corsicana ISD; Search by ESC Region 15 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Pasadena ISD - Dee Ann Powell, Deputy Superintendent ,Pasadena ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Frenship ISD - Michelle McCord , Interim Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by ESC 17 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Loraine ISD - Brandon McDowell, Principal,Eldorado ISD; Search by Dennis Hill, Interim Superintendent InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Burkburnett ISD - Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent,Falls City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Sherman ISD - David Hicks, Executive Dir. for Secondary Academic Programs,Denton ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Hearne ISD  - Raul Nuques, Superintendent,Zapata County ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Medina Valley ISD - Kenneth Rohrbach, Super,Three Rivers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Aspermont ISD - Tim Bartram , Principal,Iowa Park ISD; Search By Aspermont ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Garrison ISD - Richard Cooper, Superintendent,Kennard ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Marathon ISD - Guadalupe Singh , District Administrator,Presidio ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Maud ISD - Charlie Martin , Interim Superintendent,Maud ISD; Search by Arrow Education Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
New Super Lockhart ISD - Susan Bohn, Asst. Superintendent,Lake Travis ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Ferris ISD - James Hartman , Superintendent,Sonora ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
New Super Fort Worth ISD - Kent Paredes Scribner , Superintendent,Arizona; Ray and Associates, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Midlothian ISD - Lane Ledbetter, Superintendent,Graham ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & Associates INFO
New Super Pringle-Morse CISD - Scott Burrow, Director of Special Programs,Tulia ISD; Search by the Pringle-Morse CISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Cameron ISD - Allan Sapp, Moorehead JH Principal ,Conroe ISD; Search by Cameron ISD Board of Trustees, Assisted by Retiring Superintendent, Collin ClarkINFO
New Super Spring Branch ISD - Scott Muri, Deputy Superintendent ,Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA; Search by Thompson & Horton LLP (David Thompson, Mike Moses)INFO
New Super Mesquite ISD - David Vroonland, Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston Educational ConsultantsINFO
New Super Kenedy ISD - Dr. Darin Jolly, HS Principal ,Winona ISD; Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant, Mr. Gary Patterson suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
New Super School of Excellence in Education - Sheilda Madkins; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.  suptsearches@wabsa.comINFO
New Super Abilene ISD - Dr. David Young, Superintendent,Pampa ISD ; Search by Waterford School Services, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Graham ISD - Sonny Cruse, Deputy Superintendent,Huntsville ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
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

Statewide Superintendent Salary Survey Released

November 2408:39 AM

(Austin) – A recent survey of district trends in superintendents’ salaries and benefits was released by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). The TASB/TASA survey conducted annually by the TASB HR Services division is the first of a series of three surveys that is the most definitive study of school district compensation and benefits practices in Texas. The information is used by policymakers at both the local and state levels to make decisions about educators’ pay. Of particular note: view article arw

Report: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says ‘multi-purpose’ city buildings can’t ban guns

November 2408:39 AM

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott told Attorney General Ken Paxton that local governments cannot ban guns from entire public buildings just because court proceedings are held in a portion of the building,according to a report in Community Impact.  Abbott’s legal team wrote a memo to Paxton in October, in response to queries the attorney general’s office had received about a new state law that allows the public to challenge “no-guns” postings on property owned or leased by a governmental entity. Several cities have interpreted state law to mean they can ban guns from buildings like City Hall if court proceedings are held in that building. view article arw

Dallas ISD’s annual external audit finds no major weaknesses

November 2408:38 AM

Dallas ISD’s annual financial audit shows no major material weaknesses, according to the district’s chief financial officer. view article arw

Gun carry law spurs competing interpretations for city halls, court buildings

November 2408:37 AM

Gov. Greg Abbott believes that local officials can ban concealed guns in government buildings only in limited cases — and that they can be fined if they don’t comply.The issue is not the only new Texas gun law that is generating confusion. Paxton has been asked to weigh in on a dispute over how to interpret campus carry, a new law that allows concealed license holders to carry weapons on public college campuses. He also has been asked about when and where people will be able to visibly carry their firearms near public elementary and high school campuses under the open carry law. view article arw

COCISD board of trustees signs resolution to be sent to Governor Abbott

November 2408:36 AM

The Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated ISD Board of Trustees signed a “Resolution Concerning Appointment of the Texas Commissioner of Education” on Monday, Nov. 16. view article arw

Officials tight-lipped on Westlake High investigation

November 2408:34 AM

 We continue to hear from parents wanting to know more following a vague letter from Eanes ISD’s superintendent on Friday. view article arw

Lawsuit against Dallas ISD over recruited basketball player’s slaying dismissed

November 2408:33 AM

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the mother of a slain Wilmer-Hutchins basketball player who accused Dallas ISD of putting her son in a dangerous situation. view article arw


November 2408:32 AM

The sounds of cheering and clapping filled the Spring Branch ISD school board meeting Monday night. "They're calling me a hero. I said hero? I just did what I was supposed to do you guys are mine I'm supposed to take care of you," said Sammy Agunbiade. He's a modest man. But to students, bus driver "Mr. Sam," as they call him is more than just the man behind the wheel getting them to and from. "He is much more than a bus driver," said Miranda Essing.   view article arw

Donna ISD Patrol Units Vandalized

November 2408:32 AM

Donna ISD’s acting superintendent said this is one of the most brazen moves he has ever seen. view article arw

LETTERS: On McAllen ISD IB program, veterans and Hidalgo Co. Boot Camp program

November 2408:32 AM

McAllen Independent School district and the general public need to see the whole picture. In my opinion, based on the exorbitant amount of money being spent on a fraction of students who graduate with International Baccalaureate degrees from the district, steps should be taken to minimize funding of IB at all school levels. For example, test fees at Lamar Academy exceeded $32,000 for 77 juniors and 68 seniors. That is over $2,200 per student. How much money is being spent on testing of juniors and seniors at the other three high schools? view article arw

Allen ISD considers health clinic for district employees

November 2408:31 AM

Allen Independent School District is considering adding an employee minor care health clinic for district employees. view article arw

Letters demand $15 million, say Irving officials worked to smear Ahmed Mohamed after clock arrest

November 2408:31 AM

As they threaten a lawsuit, Ahmed Mohamed’s family says that not only did police illegally interrogate the boy for bringing a homemade clock to high school, but that top officials later worked to “kneecap a kid in the media” to cover up their mistakes. The smear effort made Ahmed the target of anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists and caused his family to flee the country for their own safety, the family’s lawyer claimed Monday in letters addressed to City Hall and Irving ISD—demanding apologies and a total of $15 millon to stave off a civil rights suit. view article arw

School bus that had 30 students catches fire

November 2408:30 AM

A Spring Branch Independent School District bus caught fire on Friday, prompting the driver to swiftly pull over into an office park and evacuate the students inside.  view article arw

Sherman ISD board meetings available to stream live online

November 2408:28 AM

If you want to see what happens during the Sherman Independent School District board of trustees meetings, you no longer have to stop by the Service Center to get an update. view article arw

Edna superintendent: Student suspended for threat

November 2408:25 AM

An Edna Junior High School student was suspended about two weeks ago after making a threat, Edna School District Superintendent Robert O'Connor said Friday. view article arw

7,000 Northside ISD seniors wait for graduation date

November 2408:25 AM

More than 7,000 Northside Independent School District high school seniors and their families are in a holding pattern right now as they wait to find out when the students will graduate next year. view article arw

English-Speaking Children Take STAAR Test in Spanish

November 2408:25 AM

Three Hackberry Elementary School students who grew up speaking English decided to take the STAAR test in Spanish. view article arw

Hallsville ISD campus to reopen

November 2408:25 AM

A former Hallsville ISD building is getting new life next year when it again will have students traverse its halls. view article arw

‘False active shooter call’ made at Dallas ISD school

November 2408:16 AM

Officials determined that a threat made against a Dallas ISD school Friday was “fake,” a district spokesperson told News 8. Andre Riley, the district’s news and information director, said a “fake active shooter call” was made at Hillcrest High School. view article arw

Ahmed Mohamed family wants $15 million from Irving, Irving ISD

November 2408:16 AM

The family wants $10 million from the City of Irving and $5 million from Irving ISD for damages it claims Ahmed and the family suffered after the teen was arrested. The family also wants an apology from the two entities. Mohamed, 14, was arrested by Irving police in September after he brought a homemade digital clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb by Irving MacArthur High School faculty. The subsequent fallout made international headlines. view article arw

Mineola ISD hosts area college fair

November 2408:15 AM

Mineola ISD recently hosted a college fair for approximately 1,200 students from Mineola, Van, Grand Saline, Alba-Golden, Yantis, Quitman, and Fruitvale. view article arw

Police investigating case involving Westlake High students

November 2408:15 AM

Westlake High School parents are being urged by the Eanes Independent School District to make sure they provide a safe environment for their students even when it is at someone’s home. view article arw

Rezoning, new school on agenda at tonight’s KISD board meeting

November 2408:15 AM

The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees will hold the second to last workshop meeting of the year today. view article arw


November 2408:13 AM

A middle school student did something Thursday that frightened parents always hope their kids will do if a stranger gets too close: she fought back. A Mayde Creek Junior High student was walking in the 2600 block of Greenhouse Road around 3:45pm near the intersection of Saums Road on Thursday when a driver stopped in the middle of the road. view article arw

Frisco ISD investigates Titans assistant coach after accusations of derogatory, racially insensitive language

November 2408:10 AM

Frisco ISD has placed Centennial High School teacher and assistant football coach Todd Campbell on administrative leave pending investigation of accusations he “made derogatory and racially insensitive remarks to students.” view article arw

mLISD pilot program bringing technology to Leander ISD schools

November 2408:05 AM

The Leander School District says it wants students to succeed in a digital world and put has put its money where its mouth is. The district spent more than $17 million in last year's bond program to bring additional technology to campuses. Now that technology is helping students access education. Inside Leander High School, having a binder or notebook for each class is no longer the norm. view article arw

Tomball ISD helps parents connect with children through Parenting Partners program

November 2407:52 AM

Parenting Partners is a nationwide workshop program that teaches effective parenting and leadership skills to better develop children academically and as citizens. In classes lead by trained facilitators that are usually teachers or counselors, parents are taught skills on 40 key developmental assets their child needs to be successful. view article arw

‘Family Choices:’ Garland ISD holds first diabetes awareness event

November 2407:45 AM

After a study showed some Garland ISD families are at risk for diabetes because of the way they eat and live, two district employees wanted to change the related statistics for the better. Zela Daniel and Liz Kiertscher, who work with the district, sought to hold an event that prevented families from falling victim to a disease that can cause many complications including death. view article arw

Pringle-Morse students earn top honors

November 2407:45 AM

Pringle-Morse School has nine eighth-grade students, seven boys and two girls. All of them are in the band, and all earned spots in the honors band at the 5-State Honor Band audition in Guymon, Okla. “We’re a little bitty school (127 in prekindergarten through eighth grade), and have 25 in our band, and 16 made the honor band,” Band Director Amber TeBeest said. view article arw

Spring Branch I.S.D. to honor driver who rescued children from burning bus

November 2407:45 AM

On Monday night, the Spring Branch I.S.D. school board plans to honor the bus driver who helped safely evacuate 30 kids from a bus that caught fire Friday. On Sunday, one of the students on board that bus and her mother were offering thanks of their own. It's a story that could have easily had a much different ending, but parents and students say one man's actions made sure every kid on board was able to walk away and into the arms of their parents. view article arw


November 2407:34 AM

Spring Branch ISD is set to recognize one of its school bus drivers who recognized a problem, reacted quickly, and saved some 30 students aboard his bus Friday. "He definitely deserves it," said Miranda Essing. "He's a hero." She speaks from personal experience. She was sitting on the third row of the bus, when students smelled smoke. view article arw

Class teaches self-defense to Hallsville ISD teachers

November 2407:30 AM

Female staff members at Hallsville ISD received training this week in how to deal with a potential attacker. view article arw

Substitute teachers invaluable to Cove ISD

November 2407:30 AM

Latasha Cross finds little difference in her comfort level when she is at her job or in her own home. Either place, the Copperas Cove Independent School District substitute teacher said she is surrounded by people who care about her. view article arw

Round Rock ISD committee: Name new school after longtime educator

November 2407:30 AM

A naming committee is recommending the Round Rock school district name its newest elementary school after Joe Lee Johnson, a longtime educator who played a pivotal role in desegregating one of the school district’s last segregated schools. view article arw