Centralized government (as opposed to local government) in Texas continues to be the trend of our current so called conservative leadership. Slowly but surely the concept of “local control”, a conservative concept, is being lessened by the actions of our current state government leaders. In 1995 the Texas Education Code was re-written by Lt. Governor Bill Ratliff with the focus on “local control,” but since that era, local control has been methodically eroded by actions of short-sighted politicians for their own political benefit. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Tony Bushhong, current Principal of Klondike ISD, has been named New Super of City View ISD.

Billy Snow, current Chief of Transformation and Innovation of Dallas ISD, has been named New Super of Cedar Hill ISD.

James Cowley, current Superintendent of Calhoun County ISD, has been named New Super of Groesbeck ISD.

Scott Sheppard, current Assistant Superintendent School Administration Secondary Principal of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, has been named New Super of Huntsville ISD.

 

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Vacant Anna ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Hardin ISD; Search By: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Director; Search By: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Rocksprings ISD; Search By: Rocksprings ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Lumberton ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Fredericksburg ISD; Jeff Brasher; Superintendent of Gainesville ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Sharyland ISD; Search By: Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.P InfoINFO
Vacant Perryton ISD; Search By: Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Temple ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Aldine ISD; Search By: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Aledo ISD; Search By: Preston Educational ConsultingINFO
Vacant Cedars International Academy; Dr. Mark Diaz, current Superintendent of Cedars International Academy, will be conducting the search for his replacement. InfoINFO
Vacant Pine Tree ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Conroe ISD; Search by: Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. InfoINFO
Vacant Troup ISD; Search by: The Board of Trustees of Troup ISD InfoINFO
Vacant Alice ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Reagan County ISD; Search by: Reagan County ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Tulia ISD; Search By: Tulia ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Lake Worth ISD; Search by: Bob E Griggs and AssociatesINFO
Vacant Glasscock County ISD; Search By: Glasscock County ISD School BoardINFO
Vacant Brownfield ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Anahuac ISD; Search by: ​Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. InfoINFO
Vacant Miles ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info.INFO
Vacant Brock ISD; Search by: Former School Board President, Bill C. Cooper InfoINFO
Vacant Waller ISD; Search by: Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. ​InfoINFO
Vacant Texas Association of Rural Schools Executive Director; Search by: The Texas Association of Rural Schools (TARS) Executive Committee InfoINFO
Vacant Plainview ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Caddo Mills ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant West Sabine ISD; Search by: West Sabine ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Anna ISD Principal; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Vacant Victoria ISD; Search by JG Consulting InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD; Randel Beaver; Retired superintendent from Archer City ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Lone Finalist Port Neches-Groves ISD; Dr. Mike Gonzales; Elementary Principal of Beaumont ISD; Search By: Port Neches-Groves ISD and Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jimmy Creel INFO
Lone Finalist Red Lick ISD;  Brandon Dennard; Assistant Superintendent of North Lamar ISD; Search By Red Lick ISD School BoardINFO
Lone Finalist Valley Mills ISD ; Mike Kelly; Middle School Principal of China Spring ISD; Search By: Valley Mills ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Tarkington ISD ; Dr. Marc Keith; Assistant Superintendent of Port Neches- Groves ISD; Search By: Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist North Lamar ISD; Dr. Jason Adams; Superintendent in Kerens ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services with Letha Hopkins and Randy HancockINFO
Lone Finalist Lorenzo ISD; Kayla Morrison; Former Asst. Superintendent of Roosevelt ISD; Search By Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Olton ISD; Kevin McCasland; Principal of Seminole ISD; Search by Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Seymour ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC and  Seymour ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist La Vernia ISD - Trent Lovette, Chief of Governance, Policy & Program Evaluation,Crowley ISD; Search By: Walsh Gallegos & Education Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Teague ISD; Chris Skinner; Principal of Teague ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Venus ISD ; James Hopper, Superintendent of Anahuac ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Bushland ISD; Chris Wigington, Superintendent of Big Spring ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Comfort ISD; Tanya Monroe; Superintendent of Brownfield ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Groesbeck ISD; James Cowley; Superintendent of Calhoun County ISD; Search By TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Huntsville ISD; Scott Sheppard; Assistant Superintendent School Administration Secondary Principals of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD; Search By: DRV Education Search Services infoINFO
New Super City View ISD; Tony Bushong; Principal at Klondike ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC InfoINFO
New Super Cedar Hill ISD; Billy Snow; Chief of Transformation and Innovation of Dallas ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Paradise ISD ; Dr. Paul Uttley; Superintendent of Vega ISD: Search by Paradise ISD School Board and Robert Criswell INFO

AG Paxton Obtains Final Judgment for Taxpayers in Kilgore ISD Lawsuit

February 2208:30 AM
 

A link to the final order is at the bottom of this article. -js - Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that a final judgment was entered affirming a victory for Texas homeowners and taxpayers in the Kilgore Independent School District. The judgment finalizes the Gregg County Court’s grant of all relief requested by the attorney general in the local option homestead exemption case involving Kilgore ISD’s violation of Texas Senate Bill 1. It is estimated that the school district taxed citizens $4 million or more over what was legally permitted. view article  arw

Weather alert: Abilene ISD & Wylie ISD to close Thursday

February 2207:22 AM
 

ABILENE, Texas — After being criticized by angry parents for not closing during Wednesday's ice storm, both Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD have announced they will be closed Thursday.  "To ensure the safety of our students and staff, the Abilene Independent School District will be closed Thursday, (Feb. 22) due to inclement weather and poor driving conditions," said Scott L. McLean, Associate Superintendent of Operations. view article  arw

Ice causes power outages

February 2207:20 AM
 

As of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, 2,960 Oncor customers were without power in Wise County due to the ongoing icy weather. Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley said tree trimming crews were out trying to cut limbs away from lines and linemen were working to restore power.  Ice collecting on lines and trees were responsible for most of the outages. “The lines get heavy and droop into the trees or the trees get heavy, bend and break and fall into the lines,” Easley said. “They are usually cut seven feet away from the lines, but when they get heavy they bend toward the lines.” view article  arw

Texas: Defeat Dan Patrick, the Loudest Opponent of Public Schools, in the Republican Primary

February 2207:15 AM
 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a former talk show host in Texas (the Texas version of Rush Limbaugh), hates public schools. He hates people who work in public schools. As a member of the State Senate, he has introduced voucher legislation year after year, only to see it blocked by Republicans in the House, allied with urban Democrats. view article  arw

Angleton ISD superintendent to retire

February 2205:54 AM
 

ANGLETON — Angleton ISD Superintendent Patricia Montgomery on Wednesday announced her plan to retire after 41 years with the school district.  Montgomery, who many refer to as “Dr. Pat,” has served as superintendent since January 2010, according to her statement posted on Facebook, and her retirement is effective June 15. view article  arw

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick promotes a bogus pay raise.

February 2205:49 AM
 

A hollow 2017 pay-raise proposal recycled on 2018 campaign trail - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is running for re-election this year and recycling a claim he made in last year’s special legislative session that he proposed a $10,000 average pay raise for teachers. He did indeed hold a press conference on the eve of that special session last July touting a pay-raise plan, but it turned out to be a hollow public-relations stunt. We said so at the time, expressing our disappointment with Patrick’s idea in this July 13 press release from Texas AFT President Louis Malfaro:       view article  arw

Texas Commission on Public School Finance - Meets Today

February 2204:23 AM
 

Feb 22, 2018 - 9 a.m.  Meeting Agenda William B. Travis Building - Room 1-104 - 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX  - The meetings will be webcast at: http://www.adminmonitor.com/tx/tea/   

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has cash and clout, but his Republican challenger is banking on a ‘rebellion’

February 2108:40 AM
 

AUSTIN — Dan Patrick and Scott Milder both say they want to reform taxes and public education. Both claim to be the better defender of Texas business interests. Both are proud Christians who found their faith later in life, one baptized in the River Jordan, the other in the Red Sea.Both are Republicans. One is lieutenant governor and the other wants his job. But despite these similarities, the two men couldn’t be less alike. view article  arw

Dan Patrick picks sides in GOP primary races for the Texas Senate

February 2106:42 AM
 

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and his allies are picking sides in primary races that will likely decide who fills the 31-person Texas Senate. The GOP is so dominant in Texas that the real fight for power is in the primary. It’s rare that sitting state leaders pick a side in their own party primaries but this year both Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott are putting resources behind their brand of Republican.  The outcome of these races will determine how easy it is to pass policies capping local property tax growth and allowing families to use state dollars for private schools. view article  arw

Donna ISD superintendent resigns, but will remain with district until end of school year

February 2105:53 AM
 

DONNA — The Donna school district trustees accepted the resignation of Superintendent Fernando Castillo on Tuesday evening during a special board meeting called to specifically reopen the discussion of his proposed resignation or termination. Castillo resigned as superintendent effective immediately but as part of the deal he will be reassigned within the district to another position until June 30, at which point he will leave the district. Until then, he will keep his pay of $210,000 annually and benefits, but at this point it is unclear what title he will hold.   “He’s got a contract,” explained board President Efren Ceniceros. “I think it’s fair … the process is expedited by him accepting the agreement.” view article  arw

Texas Schools are Counting on You!

February 2105:00 AM
 

Make plans to vote in the Texas primary election. Early voting is February 20–March 2. Election day is March 6.

Preventive Law: SB7 Pre-Employment Affidavit Now in Effect

February 0208:35 AM
 

In a November 13, 2017, To the Administrator Addressed bulletin, the Texas Education Agency issued its official form for use in complying with new requirements in Texas Education Code § 21.009 that applies to all applicants for educator positions at school districts, districts of innovation, open-enrollment charter schools, regional education service centers, or shared services arrangements.

2017 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

November 1309:00 AM
 

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Legal Issues for Cheerleaders and Drill Team

February 2018

Don’t miss out on this information-packed session about legal aspects of cheerleading and drill teams! This year there will be increased focus on social media policies. 

 

Participants will be provided practical advice for handling situations often encountered by administrators and coaches including:

 

Topics We'll Cover

  • Social media and cyberbullying
  • Rights associated with extracurricular activities
  • UIL and coaching requirements
  • Options for selecting team members
  • District and staff liability & immunity
  • Transportation and other travel issues
  • Access to education records, score cards
  • Title IX gender issues, LGBT
  • Relevant federal and state court cases
  • Extracurricular codes of conduct
  • Discipline and removal from team
  • Cheerleader constitutions
  • Student and parent complaints

 

Who Should Attend

Campus Administrators, Directors of Student Services, Directors of Fine Arts, Athletic Directors, Cheer Coaches, Drill Team/Dance Teachers

 

Registration Fee

$185 per person

 

When & Where

2/26/18 - Region 11 ESC, White Settlement, TX
2/28/18 - Region 12 ESC, Waco, TX
 

Space is Limited - Register Now!

Click here for more information and to register online.

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Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

February 2208:41 AM
 

In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it." Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trump's comments in favor of allowing teachers to be armed come as lawmakers in several states are wrestling with the idea, including in Florida, where the 17 most recent school shooting victims are being mourned. view article  arw

Students across Central Texas stage walkouts against gun violence

February 2208:40 AM
 

Students across Central Texas staged walkouts on Wednesday afternoon to bring awareness to gun violence in schools. At Dripping Springs High School, the front courtyard of the school was full of students protesting, some with signs that read: “So when will enough really be enough.” The poster had photos of the students killed in the Florida school shooting. Despite the rain, the students gathered to speak about their concerns and what kind of action they want to see. Around 200 students protested. view article  arw

Rogers ISD asks community to be cautious of spreading school shooting rumors

February 2208:39 AM
 

Rogers Independent School District is asking students, parents and people in general, to be cautious about sharing information or rumors they hear that have not been verified of shooting threats. The school district said a rumor quickly spread about a student threatening to shoot up a school.   Two students went up to a teacher telling her they saw a student draw a picture of a gun and a classroom.  view article  arw

Michael Quinn Sullivan’s Latest Stunt Aims to Undermine our Democracy

February 2208:39 AM
 

Read! - At a lanky six-foot-four, Michael Quinn Sullivan is hard to miss around the Capitol. And even when he’s not there, it can feel like the specter of him still is. As president and CEO of Empower Texans, he has been an organizational force among the tea party groups of Texas, feeding them misinformation about state politicians. The man is known as Mucus (a play on his initials, MQS) because he engages in yucky deceptive politics, with a win-at-any-cost philosophy.  view article  arw

Denbow to serve as interim Kerens ISD superintendent

February 2208:38 AM
 

Corsicana Mayor Don Denbow has accepted an interim position as the Kerens Independent School District Superintendent on a part-time basis, according to a press release by the City of Corsicana. Dr. Jason Adams has resigned his position at the school district to take a similar position in Paris, Texas. The district has asked Don Denbow to assist in the day-to-day operations and in its search for a permanent superintendent. view article  arw

Texas school district to suspend students who protest gun violence during school hours

February 2208:37 AM
 

A Texas school district says it plans to suspend students who walk out of class to protest gun violence after last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school. Needville Independent School District (IDS) Superintendent Curtis Rhodes said in a letter that students who take part in any staged walkouts or "disruptions" will be suspended for three days.  view article  arw

Gov. Abbott orders safety action at Texas schools as San Antonio campuses review policies

February 2208:36 AM
 

Texas school districts must complete a safety audit and establish an emergency plan within 45 days, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday in reaction to the shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school.  Abbott said the school districts that do not complete the audit and plan will be listed on the Texas Education Agency's website. view article  arw

Hal Wasson Future Still Up in Air, in Carroll ISD Superintendent’s Hands after Tuesday Morning Special Meeting

February 2208:33 AM
 

Despite spending a near three hours in a closed session Tuesday at the Carroll ISD Administrative Building, Hal Wasson’s future is still undecided. The board, though, did unanimously approve a motion to authorize “the superintendent to pursue and finalize a resolution regarding the employment of the head football coach pursuant to the terms discussed in closed session” per a report by the Dallas Morning News. Board member David Almand made the announcement. view article  arw

‘See something, say something’: Houston ISD and law enforcement address school safety

February 2208:32 AM
 

Amid concerns after recent threats and the shooting massacre in Florida, Houston ISD and local law enforcement are taking extra steps to increase campus security. Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza was joined by HPD Chief Art Acevedo and Harris Co. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. "We've asked all schools to review their emergency plans," Carranza said. view article  arw

Camp quits Longview ISD race; Tubb now unopposed

February 2208:31 AM
 

The board president seeking a third term as an the Longview ISD trustee withdrew his candidacy Wednesday, saying his opponent appears well-qualified. "I am glad to see Michael 'Tubbs' Tubb fill this spot at the beginning of the next term (in May)," Mark Camp wrote in a statement outlining his withdrawal from the District 1 school board race in the May 5 election. "In my recent discussions with Mr. Tubb, I have come to believe he will be able to make the difficult choices needed to best serve the needs of our students, and I wish him well." view article  arw

Smithville schools superintendent abruptly tenders resignation Monday

February 2208:30 AM
 

Smithville schools Superintendent Rock McNulty tendered his resignation as the district’s top administrator Monday night during the school board meeting without citing a reason for his exit. In a one-paragraph letter, McNulty said his resignation is effective July 31 and said: “It has been my privilege to serve the board of trustees and community of Smithville as superintendent of schools the last nine years.” view article  arw

DeSoto ISD Superintendent ‘Relieved of Duties’ Amid Investigation

February 2208:30 AM
 

DeSoto Independent School District Superintendent Dr. David Harris has been "relieved" of his duties, effective immediately, following a unanimous vote at a special meeting among board school leadership Monday night.  Harris has been placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into "concerns regarding the duties and performance of the superintendent," according to a district spokeswoman.  Bobby LaBorde, assistant superintendent of finance and human resources, will lead the district until an interim superintendent is hired, officials said. view article  arw

Trustees OK contract extension for Whitis

February 2208:29 AM
 

Judi Whitis arrived in Decatur as the new superintendent in July 2017. After seven-plus months on the job, Decatur ISD trustees gave a unanimous approval of her performance. Trustees added a year to Whitis’ contract that will run through July 30, 2021, and gave her a $3,000 raise Monday night. “Her motto for the district is expect the best. She has done a good job of conveying that to the leadership and staff,” said School Board President Wade Watson. “The expectations for the district are high.” view article  arw

Paradise School Board approves contract extensions

February 2208:25 AM
 

Paradise school board approved one-year extensions to all of its administrator’s two-year contracts Monday night.  view article  arw

Decatur ISD seeks CM at-risk

February 2208:25 AM
 

Decatur ISD is searching for a construction manager at-risk to oversee upcoming additions and renovations at Decatur High School. The district will begin advertising this week for candidates to submit qualifications by 2 p.m. March 5. It will select a short list of candidates March 6 and interview finalists March 19. The school board plans to select a construction manager at-risk at its meeting March 26. Trustees opted to hire a construction manager at-risk instead of a general contractor at their meeting Monday. view article  arw

Waco ISD using new computer program to improve students’ reading skills

February 2208:25 AM
 

 A new computer program introduced to Waco ISD schools at the beginning of 2018 is already making an impact.  All of the district's schools are using Achieve 3000 to improve reading skills by catering to each student's individual needs.  Nearly 15,000 students across Waco now use computers daily to complete assignments that test their reading comprehension. view article  arw

Pasadena ISD student returns to home campus after drug allegation dispute

February 2208:25 AM
 

A Pasadena high school freshman has returned to her home campus after her lawyer and family said school officials attempted to "criminalize" her after she exhibited symptoms of a medical issue they failed to recognize. "The Pasadena ISD's behavior throughout this process has been outrageous," St. Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston said at a press conference Wednesday. view article  arw

Floydada ISD Proud of How School Shooting Threat was Handled

February 2208:25 AM
 

A teenager was arrested this week in Floydada after making a threat against his former high school. There have been several threats like this made at area schools, but this was the first arrest made. According to the Floydada ISD superintendent, when it comes to threats toward the school, following protocol is key. That is exactly what students, staff and law enforcement did when they found out about a Snapchat that had the caption "school shooter." view article  arw

Beaumont ISD running campus lockdown drills

February 2208:25 AM
 

All Beaumont ISD secondary campuses will have lockdown intruder drills this week, the district said in a notice to parents. view article  arw

4 Alvin ISD students accused of making threats against schools

February 2208:25 AM
 

Four Alvin ISD students were removed from campus and now face legal and school consequences after authorities said they made threatening statements Wednesday. A Manvel High School student and an Alvin High School student each were removed from campus after making the threats, authorities said. view article  arw