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As a leader, if you tackle a school with terrible problems where major change is called for in a short time, there will be collateral damage done that generates criticism that can grow quickly. However, when in that position, a superintendent should proceed with changes that reflect smart thinking and what is best for the children. Los Angeles, California superintendent John Deasy may be a good example of a bad idea. With getting technology in the hands of students as a goal, he made deals with Pearson and Apple that have cost the district a billion dollars - and the superintendent his job. Ipads were purchased that were about to become obsolete and software was bought that did not meet the district’s needs. In addition, he alienated his teachers. Deasy is gone and the investigation is ongoing, so he has not been - and probably will not be - convicted of any wrong doing. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Carol Perez, Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Kingsville ISD, has been named New Super of Kingsville ISD.

Brenda Krchnak, Asst. Superintendent of Administrative Services, Coldspring-Oakhurst ISD, has been named New Super of Snook ISD.

Michael Waldrip, Deputy Superintendent, Frisco ISD, has been named New Super of Coppell ISD.

JR Proctor, HS Principal, Scurry Rosser ISD, has been named New Super of Axtell ISD.

John McCullough, Superintendent, Sulphur Bluff ISD, has been named New Super of North Lamar ISD.

 

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New Super Comfort ISD - Leslie Vann, Lamesa ISD CFO,Lamesa ISD; TASB ESS Search Team INFO
New Super La Vernia ISD - Dr. Jose Moreno , Asst. Superintendent,San Antonio ISD; TASB ESS Search TeamINFO
New Super Normangee ISD - Luke Allison, High School Principal,Groesbeck ISD; Region VI ESC, Dr. Brent HawkinsINFO
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New Super Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD - Stetson Roane, Asst. Superintendent,Aransas Pass ISD; Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
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New Super Olney ISD - Dr. Greg Roach, High School Principal,Seymour ISD; Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis InfoINFO
New Super Rockdale ISD  - Denise Monzingo Executive Director of Accountability andSpecial Programs in Pflugerville ISD, Executive Director of Accountability and Special Programs,Pflugerville ISD; Bob E. Griggs & Assc.INFO
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New Super Winnsboro ISD  - Susan Morton, High School Principal, ,Winnsboro ISD; Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Skidmore-Tynan ISD - Dr. Randy Hoyer, Superintendent,Kenedy County CSD; Search by Skidmore-Tynan ISD Board of Trustees & Dr. Ruben Corkill INFO
New Super Region 10 ESC Executive Director - Dr. Gordon Taylor, Associate Director,ESC 10 ; Region 10 ESC INFO

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October 1708:31 AM
 

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Joe’s Commentary: Superintendent Goals Related to Technology are Fickle Friends

October 2109:00 AM
 

As a leader, if you tackle a school with terrible problems where major change is called for in a short time, there will be collateral damage done that generates criticism which can spread quickly. However, when in that position, a superintendent should proceed with changes that reflect smart thinking and what is best for the children. Los Angeles, California superintendent John Deasy may be a good example of a bad idea. With getting technology in the hands of students as a goal, he made deals with Pearson and Apple that have cost the district a billion dollars - and the superintendent his job. Ipads were purchased that were about to become obsolete and software was bought that did not meet the district’s needs. In addition, he alienated his teachers. Deasy is gone and the investigation is ongoing, so he has not been - and probably will not be - convicted of any wrong doing.

Ebola Blog: CDC Issues Revised Guidelines For Wearing, Handling Ebola Gear

October 2108:47 AM
 

Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States. view article arw

TEA:  Safe Schools Week: Preparedness is Key

October 2108:41 AM
 

AUSTIN –The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University are working closely to ensure that students and staff enjoy the benefits of a safe and orderly learning environment and are reminding all Texans of the need to work together to keep our schools safe and secure. view article arw

Threat prompts new layer of security at San Marcos schools

October 2108:37 AM
 

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Following an incident last week where a man reportedly threatened to “shoot up a school,” the San Marcos school district is putting new policies in place. An employee will now monitor the entrance at each of the district’s 11 campuses and buildings to greet guests and unlock the door, according to a letter Monday from Superintendent Mark E. Eads.“The lockdown last week at Miller Middle School was successful and provided affirmation that following the correct protocol works,” Eads said about last week’s incident. view article arw

Garland ISD, 7 other school districts put bond packages on Nov. 4 ballot

October 2108:36 AM
 

The time is now for some school districts that absorbed state cutbacks, waited out a recession and went a decade or more without a bond election.  The march to a $455.5 million request has been more than two years in the making for Garland ISD, the largest of eight area school districts with bond proposals on the Nov. 4 ballot. A facilities assessment revealing more than $1 billion in needs was in motion this time last year. Results were publicized over the winter, but the Garland school board stopped short of ordering a May election. view article arw

Why getting kids ‘college and career ready’ isn’t enough

October 2108:35 AM
 

Conventional wisdom holds that young people aren’t political or even civic-minded. The following post takes issue with this notion. It was written by Joseph Kahne, a professor of education at Mills College and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He chairs the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. His work concerns the ways educational initiatives and participation with digital media can influence the quality, quantity, and equality of youth civic and political participation. view article arw

Dallas ISD welcomes back four kids linked to Ebola patient who died

October 2108:35 AM
 

Four of the five children who were quarantined after having contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebloa, showed to Dallas ISD schools on Monday, surprising school administrators who expected them to return Tuesday.DISD superintendent Mike Miles said Monday  morning that the students would return Tuesday view article arw

Katy school board hears options for future if bond fails

October 2108:32 AM
 

Katy ISD Superintendent Alton L. Frailey stressed it wasn’t a “doomsday” meeting Oct. 20 when trustees heard recommendations from a community volunteer advisory committee on what the district could do to cope with its growing enrollment if the school bond fails at the polls in early November.Laura Freeman gave a presentation to the school board at its workshop meeting about the “most preferred” and “least preferred” options brought to the committee by the school district. The committee, made up of members of the Katy Improvement Council, the Parent Roundtable, the Employee Roundtable and the Leadership Team, also discussed its own ideas. view article arw

State board signals that new social studies texts on track for 2015

October 2108:32 AM
 

The cartoon that shows space aliens coming to Earth because affirmative action will give them an advantage here is probably out. That cartoon — one of dozens of things in proposed Texas social studies textbooks that were fodder for partisan debates earlier this fall — will likely be eliminated, publisher Pearson told members of the State Board of Education on Monday. view article arw

Texas health commish won’t close schools in face of Ebola scare

October 2108:32 AM
 

The Texas health commissioner says concerns over the spread of Ebola should not result in schools closing or the cancellation of school events. Commissioner David Lakey issued a statement Sunday saying "there is no reason for schools to close ..."He says children who live with a person being monitored for Ebola should not be excluded from school. view article arw

Four students linked to Ebola patient return to Dallas ISD schools

October 2108:31 AM
 

Four of the five children who had contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan went to school Monday morning, surprising Dallas ISD administrators who expected them to return Tuesday. “While we had planned on them coming back to school Tuesday, they were obviously eager to return back to the school environment and decided on their own to attend,” Superintendent Mike Miles said in a statement released by the district. “Because they have been cleared by medical authorities and pose no health risk to any students or staff, we have no intent on sending them home. Their interest in getting back into school is encouraging.” view article arw

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San Antonio: SAISD superintendent to ‘return to retirement’

October 2108:29 AM
 

The San Antonio Independent School District will soon be looking for a new superintendent. Dr. Sylvester Perez announced today he plans to resign from the district in April of next year. "The time is right to prepare for my departure and return to retirement after serving three years here," said Dr. Perez. view article arw

Plano: PISD superintendent looks back at career

October 2108:29 AM
 

Last week, Plano ISD Superintendent of Schools Richard Matkin announced that he would be retiring effective Jan. 30.Over his 40-year career in education, Matkin has served in numerous capacities, including teacher, associate superintendent of business services and superintendent of schools for Plano ISD for the past three years. view article arw

Spring Hill ISD board to name lone superintendent finalist Wednesday

October 2108:29 AM
 

Spring Hill ISD’s Board of Trustees plans to name a lone superintendent finalist during a special meeting Wednesday, keeping the district on track with a mid-November hire date for the new chief, Superintendent Rick Flanagan said Monday. view article arw

What Fort Worth wants in its next superintendent

October 2108:29 AM
 

FORT WORTH — The next superintendent of the Fort Worth school district should have excellent people skills, a person who inspires trust and “models high standards of integrity and personal performance,” according to information gathered from 800 online surveys and input from more than 300 parents and others at community meetings. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/10/19/6211644/what-fort-worth-wants-in-its-next.html#storylink=cpy   view article arw

San Antonio:  SAISD superintendent to resign

October 2108:29 AM
 

The superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District announced plans to resign Monday in a closed board meeting, according to a press release from the district. Dr. Sylvester Perez plans to leave the district effective April 1, 2015 and return to retirement.  “The time is right to prepare for my departure and return to retirement after serving three years here,” said Perez, in a statement. “I am making this announcement now to provide our board with time to find a replacement and ensure a smooth transition into the next school year.” view article arw

Video: Trustee Bernadette Nutall physically removed from school by Dallas ISD police

October 2108:25 AM
 

Security cameras inside a Dallas ISD middle school recorded the removal of a trustee by school district police last week. The security footage obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows a brief exchange between trustee Bernadette Nutall and Superintendent Mike Miles before she is removed by three district police officers. Nutall said last week that Miles accused her of trespassing and ordered the officers to remove her from Dade Middle School. The video doesn’t include audio. view article arw

Kilgore ISD agrees to settle lawsuit

October 2108:22 AM
 

KILGORE — School trustees in Kilgore ISD approved a settlement Monday in a lawsuit brought by a mother who claimed an aide severely injured her disabled son, a former pre-school student.The amount of the offer, proposed by the district’s insurer, was not available Monday. Attorney Clay Grover, who was provided to the district by the insurer, said after the meeting that plaintiff Amanda Norment and her attorney still must agree to it. view article arw

Midlothian ISD could face legal action regardless of decision on plaques

October 2108:20 AM
 

Midlothian ISD trustees decided not to vote Monday night on whether to remove religious plaques from twoschools  or face a potential lawsuit. Because they decided not to vote, the plaques at the schools will stay in place for now, but the district could still end up getting sued  no matter what they eventually decide to do. If they don't do anything and leave the plaques in place, the attorney for the Freedom from Religion Foundation said that they would consider suing the district.  view article arw

Killeen ISD Implements Questionnaire to Screen Prospective Students for Ebola

October 2108:15 AM
 

The Killeen Independent School District added an additional questionnaire to screen prospective students for Ebola on Wednesday. The questionnaire asks if a student has traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, City of Lagos or Kenya in the past month. It requests proof of the arrival, including passport, airline ticket or other documentation. view article arw

Tyler Heat football players taking advantage of opportunity

October 2108:15 AM
 

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -Dreaming of playing high school football can be a problem, if you don't actually go to high school. But a group of East Texas home schoolers have found a football home with the Tyler Heat.  Growing up, players on the Tyler Heat thought like most young boys. "Football was my dream when I was a kid," senior quarterback Nathan Beggs said. "I would see pads and get excited." Senior running back Isaiah Niedrauer added,"Ever since I was real young I wanted to play football." view article arw

Longview ISD board says ‘no’ to Title IX bids

October 2108:12 AM
 

Longview ISD trustees rejected bid proposals Monday night for softball field renovations that were called for as result of a Title IX complaint filed in 2013. The board voted 6-0, with trustee Mark Camp absent, to reject the proposal, saying it was too expensive. view article arw

Denton ISD meeting to cover grading changes

October 2108:10 AM
 

The Denton school district will host a discussion on secondary school grading practices at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Guyer High School. The featured speaker will be Tom Schimmer, an education author and consultant from Canada who has delivered keynote presentations around the world and has led presentations with Denton educators, according to the district. view article arw

Garland ISD, 7 other school districts put bond packages on Nov. 4 ballot

October 2108:10 AM
 

The time is now for some school districts that absorbed state cutbacks, waited out a recession and went a decade or more without a bond election. The march to a $455.5 million request has been more than two years in the making for Garland ISD, the largest of eight area school districts with bond proposals on the Nov. 4 ballot. A facilities assessment revealing more than $1 billion in needs was in motion this time last year. Results were publicized over the winter, but the Garland school board stopped short of ordering a May election. view article arw

Waller ISD employee resigns after claims of improper communication with student

October 2108:10 AM
 

A Waller Junior High School employee is off the job after he was accused of communicating improperly with a student. Parents were notified by a letter, which read, "You may hear of an allegation made of inappropriate communications between a former Waller Junior High School employee and student. The Waller Independent School District administration takes every allegation seriously and immediately upon learning of the allegations, we began an investigation. The employee alleged to be involved resigned immediately. We have turned this matter over to the Harris County Sheriff's Office where it remains an active investigation. Accordingly, there is little additional information that I disclose to you at this time. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement." view article arw

Dallas ISD trustees discuss roles and duties after fellow member removed from school

October 2108:09 AM
 

Dallas ISD trustees met Monday to discuss roles and duties after a fellow member was removed from Dade Middle School at the request of Superintendent Mike Miles. The discussion was held in closed session for nearly three hours. A move by trustee Joyce Foreman to have it in open session was not successful. view article arw

Willis ISD schools go on ‘lockdown’ for police chase on Interstate 45

October 2108:04 AM
 

Law enforcement officials called off the pursuit Monday afternoon of a man in north Montgomery County wanted for possible drug trafficking, which resulted in Willis ISD and Covenant Christian schools going into lockdown. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers requested assistance from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies to set up a perimeter around Interstate 45, between the League Line and FM 830 exits. view article arw

Ex-Pasadena ISD asst. cheer coach accused of having sex with student

October 2108:00 AM
 

Pasadena Independent School District police launched an investigation after what is believed to be a nude photo of a teacher started showing up on the phones of students at Pasadena High School. "She's going to lose her job, that's the first thing that came to my mind," said a student who declined to give his name, but claimed to have received the photo. view article arw

Surprising Dallas ISD, four students affected by Ebola patient showed up at school Monday

October 2107:50 AM
 

Four of the five children who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebloa, showed up to Dallas ISD schools on Monday, surprising school administrators who expected them to return Tuesday. DISD superintendent Mike Miles said Monday morning that the students would return Tuesday. view article arw

Beaumont: BISD eliminates 8 police officers

October 2107:48 AM
 

The Beaumont ISD board of managers voted unanimously Monday to eliminate nine police officer positions and instructed the police chief to look for more staff and expense cuts. view article arw

Rezoning process begins for Frisco ISD

October 2107:45 AM
 

A new school boundary proposal was presented to parents and discussed by the school board last Monday evening concerning redrawn attendance zones. The newly drafted attendance zones are for four new schools opening in the 2015-16 school year, including Reedy High School, Trent Middle School, Pearson Middle School and Norris Elementary. view article arw