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Congratulations to the following New Supers
Eduard Churchill, Director of Student Services, Mercedes ISD, has been named New Super of Crystal City ISD (02/18).
Michael Stevens, Principal of Grsdes 7 - 12, Electra ISD, has been named New Super of Channing ISD.
Theodore "Teddy" Clevenger, High School Principal, Teague ISD, has been named New Super of Bartlett ISD.
Scott Higgins, Superintendent, D'Hanis ISD, has been named New Super of Chico ISD.
Ms. Mikayle Goss, Director, Hunt County Co-op, has been named New Super of Boles ISD.
Brian Gray, Superintendent, Harleton ISD , has been named New Super of White Oak ISD.
Samuel Mijares, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, has been named New Super of Eagle Pass ISD.
Mark Anglin, Superintendent, Broaddus ISD, has been named New Super of Bloomington ISD.
William "Billy" Harlan, Chief Administrative Officer, has been named New Super of Academy ISD.
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Alto Independent School District last week officially got the ball rolling on the district’s rebuilding process. AISD trustees this month approved selling the $10.5 million bond the district’s voters approved in November 2019 and are making headway on plans for the construction of a new high school building, district gymnasium, increased safety and security, parking lot improvements and upgraded utility infrastructure. “Alto ISD moved one step closer to making our new high school and gymnasium a reality with the sale of our bonds,” AISD Superintendent Kelly West posted on the district’s Facebook page on Tuesday, Feb. 18. view article
At a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, Alba-Golden ISD board of trustees interviewed four candidates and appointed Eddie White as interim superintendent on a 6-1 vote. “He is the right person for our needs right now at Alba-Golden,” said board president Jason Stovall. “He brings the tools and experience needed for our search for superintendent.” view article
When Reagan High School student Alonso Jones died by suicide on his campus a little more than two weeks ago, the school’s community grappled with the tragedy as administrators searched for the appropriate response. Jones’ classmates started a GoFundMe campaign to help support the Jones family and remembered their friend as one of the “most pure and innocent students” who brought happiness and laughter to all who knew him. view article
The College Station school board on Tuesday named Mike Martindale as the lone finalist to be the district’s next leader. Martindale, the school district's deputy superintendent, has been filling in as interim superintendent since the resignation of Clark Ealy at the beginning of the month. Ealy moved to the San Antonio area to take a job as the top administrator at the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City school district. (02/26) view article
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If the property the district wishes to sell contains a “facility” (undefined, but could mean any building), the district must first offer the property to any charter schools with boundaries that overlap the district boundaries. The district is not required to accept an offer from a charter school. Tex. Educ. Code § 11.1542.
FBI agents are actively investigating the Houston Independent School District's administrative offices, the school district confirmed in a statement. At least a dozen agents were seen at the Houston ISD administrative building Thursday morning carrying out white boxes and a black trunk, according to the Houston Chronicle. There were at least six unmarked FBI vehicles parked near the building. There’s been no word as to what FBI agents are looking for, but the district is “fully cooperating,” according to a written release sent by the school district. view article
A North Texas fitness instructor is tackling teacher stress, and burnout with a focus on health and mental wellness. It’s a special fitness challenge for just teachers who want to destress outside of the classroom. Will Clewis is a former teacher now on a mission to make it happen and it’s Something Good. “Gonna try it one more time. Two claps, two claps, one clap, and Go. AHH!” fitness expert Clewis said to a class of teachers at Adams Elementary School in Arlington. view article
The charter industry is nearing a flection point. The number of schools that open each year is almost the same as the number that close. The charter industry is rushing to open new schools before the public is fully woke to the crisis of charter corruption. The Network for Public Education started a hashtag (#) on Twitter called #AnotherDayAnotherCharterScandal. Every day a new scandal, sometimes two or three. view article
Texas finished 36th in a new public education study from the website 24/7 Wall St. that examines such measures as high school graduation rates, per-pupil funding and preschool participation. In the analysis, which is modeled after the Quality Counts study created by the publication Education Week, Texas was found to have a 12th-grade graduation rate of 89.7 percent, education spending amounting to $9,375 per student and a preschool participation rate among 3- and 4-year-olds of 38.7 percent. Those obtaining bachelor’s degrees in the state represented 30.3 percent of the adult population. view article
TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL) – A teenager accused of threatening violence at an East Texas high school has pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday afternoon. Serenity Parks, 17, of New Boston, was presented in front of a grand jury and indicted on three felony counts, including making a terroristic threat. view article
FBI conducting 'court authorized law enforcement activity' at HISD's headquarters A later media statement from HISD indicated "the district is fully cooperating" but did not offer any additional information. view article
On February 25, the Goliad ISD Board of Trustees named Stacy Ackley as the lone finalist for the position of superintendent. Ackley currently serves as superintendent in Royal ISD. The Goliad board is scheduled to vote to hire Ackley after the 21-day waiting period required by state law.
Texas Reads One Book is a unique opportunity for families across the state to read “The Lemonade Crime” together! The kickoff was Monday, Feb. 10, when students viewed a videotaped reading of the first chapter of “The Lemonade Crime” by Jacqueline Davies. view article
ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) — News of school violence is becoming all too familiar for viewers these days as we enter a generation where parents are growing more concerned about sending their students to school. With each press conference we often hear words of encouragement from school staff, assuring parents and the rest of the public about measures taken to ensure safety. How much can the design of a school impact its safety? view article
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Brownwood ISD (BISD) held its annual Gifted and Talented (GT) Showcase on Monday, Feb. 24 at BISD Central Support Center. The fourth annual GT Showcase featured projects of the first- through sixth-grade students. This year’s theme was Mission Possible. BISD employs multiple teachers who engage directly with students in the GT program. Mrs. Amy K. Adams works with the kindergarten through third-grade students, and Mrs. Angela Fabbiani works with the fourth- through sixth-grade students. Students began working on their projects as early as November, and the showcase gives the students’ families and the community a chance to see their innovative projects and research together in one place. view article
The Hays County Commissioners Court proclaimed February as Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month at its Tuesday meeting and thanked the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) for helping young people learn about healthy relationships. According to the proclamation, “Family, friends, teachers, coaches, faith leaders, community members and other important people in young people’s lives have the power to influence youth in positive ways, and we must work together to raise awareness and promote healthy dating relationships with activities and conversations about mutually respectful and non-violent relationships in our homes, schools and communities.” view article
SINTON, Texas — Students with interests in health care and the medical field are well on their way over at the Sinton Independent School District. On Wednesday, Sinton ISD was awarded a $190,569 Jobs and Education (JET) grant by the Texas Workforce Commission. The grant presentation took place at Sinton High School inside the Health Science Lab early Wednesday afternoon. view article
Fort Hood, three local school districts and Baylor Scott & White all spoke about the virus. "Current estimates are that the virus is present only in the southern region of South Korea, in the vicinity of Daegu. Third Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Soldiers operate under the direction of U.S. Forces Korea in the Northern region of South Korea at Camps Casey and Humphreys. All Center for Disease Control guidelines are being followed and the Soldiers stationed in South Korea are considered at very low risk for coronavirus based on the lack of symptoms and lack of known exposure," Lt. Col. Lamb said. "Medical teams in South Korea and at Fort Hood are screening and following established protocols in the pre-departure and post-departure phase of the returning flights from South Korea. However, the command teams are ensuring Soldiers understand not only the symptoms of the virus and how to seek help if necessary, but also that they follow basic mitigation strategies to prevent the spread of any illness." Three school districts in Central Texas also spoke about how they are addressing the coronavirus in the statements below. view article
WHAT: Edinburg CISD to train parents in Youth Mental Health First Aid WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 28, 2020 WHERE: ECISD Transportation Department, 1015 E. Schunior St., Edinburg, TX - EDINBURG – Join Edinburg CISD licensed professional counselors at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 as they train and certify parents in both and English and Spanish in our Youth Mental Health First Aid Program.
Students at Garriga and Derry elementary schools in Port Isabel inaugurated the first Minitropolis communities in the Laguna Madre area Wednesday morning, opening school stores to go with student banks that reward good savings habits and good citizenship. The Minitropolis is a learning community pioneered by IBC Bank-Brownsville to promote financial literacy and good citizenship. With guidance from the bank, Garriga and Derry students and teachers set up IBC Banks at their schools as the lead institution in a community where the students will learn how to manage money earned for good attendance, good behavior and other achievements. view article
A Comal ISD bus driver has been put on unpaid administrative leave after she was accused of assigning specific seats on the bus by race, the school district said. The unnamed employee drove bus 420 for Danville Middle School, said Comal ISD spokesperson Steve Stanford. The district opened an investigation after the transportation department received several phone calls about the bus driver after the incident. Stanford said it was a one-time incident that occurred Monday view article
Longview Independent School District trustees approved two measures concerning staff pay during a special-called meeting Wednesday, Feb. 26th. Board members unanimously approved an amendment to attendance guidelines for the Longview Incentive For Teachers (LIFT) program and finalized the stipend schedule for the 2020-21 school year. The LIFT amendment now includes exceptions to the attendance rule for catastrophic and bereavement leave, family emergency or medical, disability as well as school-related absences or closures. Assistant Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry said easing some of the restrictions is an effort to reflect the spirit of the LIFT program in rewarding academic growth. view article
After the governor's meeting, he will then hold a press conference to share his plan and the precautionary steps the state is taking at 3:30 p.m. Texas leaders are closely watching the spread of the coronavirus around the globe and the United States. There were six cases in San Antonio, all of whom were quarantined at Lackland Air Force base after traveling to the United States. But it's a new case in California that's sparking concerns. view article
It's almost time to Rodeo! One big reason to go to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is to support Texas youth and educational programs. This year, more than 800 scholarships will be awarded through Rodeo Houston's nine scholarship programs and more than $14 million. From agriculture to art, Houston ISD students are among those participating in Rodeo Houston hoping to earn a scholarship. view article
Be aware - js - “We have not experienced copper theft of this magnitude; our fields are fairly new and we have never experienced any type of theft like this here,” Mineola ISD Police Chief Cody Castleberry said. This vandalism has caused the field lights to not turn on for practices and games. “We actually can’t turn on the lights on either field so both the softball and the baseball varsity and jv teams so a total of four teams have been affected and we’re having to reschedule games and practices until we can make some progress,” Castleberry said. view article
Why would judge order Mrs. Williams husband to resign? There may be more to the story. - js TERRELL, Texas — A former Terrell ISD school employee pled guilty to theft in the 86th District Court of Kaufman county yesterday. Sharraine Lajuan Williams, 53, of Terrell, was charged and indicted with one count of theft of property greater than or equal to $2,500 and less than $30,000 late last year after a Terrell ISD audit determined that Williams had potentially embezzled over $60,000 from students involved in high school cheerleading and drill team; programs she oversaw till she was put on administrative leave from her post in May 2019. Williams later resigned in August 2019 according to the district. view article
TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The coronavirus is a concern sweeping the nation, and as the number of cases increase, so does public concern. The outbreak starting in China has spread to the U.S. with the number of cases climbing to 60. With some of the cases currently in Texas, many are left concerned if the virus could reach the piney woods. Doctors in the area want to calm the public’s fear, after an East Texas woman is back home from China. Ashley Jenkins revealed in a Facebook post, that when the virus struck, she was stuck in China after her passport and phone were stolen. view article
MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — A Texas teacher who alleged she was discriminated against because of her sexual orientation has reached a settlement with the school district. Stacy Bailey, who is an art teacher at Mansfield Independent School District, will get a letter of recommendation and a $100,000 payment to her and her attorney as part of the settlement. The school board approved the settlement Monday. view article
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Newark, California superintendent Patrick Sanchez and Marnie Hazelton, a former superintendent in a Long Island, New York, district are among the applicants seeking to become the next school chief of Albuquerque Public Schools, the district announced Wednesday. view article
AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin ISD board president has released a statement on behalf of the Board of Trustees on the resignation of AISD Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz. Cruz resigned last week in a letter, saying he has accepted a position with The University of Texas at Austin. Cruz has been the superintendent of Austin ISD for six years. view article
SAN ANTONIO (CN) – A Houston teachers union, making claims of racial discrimination, asked a federal judge Tuesday to block the Texas Education Agency from replacing their school district’s elected board of trustees with a handpicked board of managers. The Houston Federation of Teachers and Texas Federation of Teachers brought the federal complaint in San Antonio against the Texas Education Agency and its Commissioner Mike Morath on Tuesday. The lawsuit stems from Morath’s Nov. 6 announcement the Texas Education Agency would take over the Houston Independent School District’s board because of the dismal academic performance of Wheatley High School. view article
Kilgore ISD trustees were told Monday night that a recent settlement offer from plaintiffs in a longstanding lawsuit against the district was rejected and that the district will consult tonight with its attorney on the next step it should take. Axberg vs. Kilgore ISD, filed in September 2016 on behalf of Gregg County plaintiffs Darlene Axberg, John Axberg and Sheila Anderson, alleges the district improperly collected taxes after repealing its long-standing local option homestead exemption in 2015. The plaintiffs say the district’s repeal was a violation of what was at the time a newly passed school reform law. view article
The next six days are pivotal for the Democratic presidential hopefuls as they jockey for position ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday three days later. Though education hasn’t necessarily been front and center on the debate stage and on the campaign trail, it is a constant undercurrent in the minds of the candidates — and voters. Kevin Mahnken digs into the education landscape in South Carolina, view article
Speculation of a potential 28% decline in lake front property value has Seguin ISD taking a hard look at what the decreases could mean in terms of local and state funding. What the district found was there would be minimal impact on the maintenance and operations side due to the new state funding system; however, there could be some decline in funding on the debt service side of the budget. view article