The news is full of coverage of three Texas school districts that are in the process of being taken over by the state for poor performance.  However, that is not the whole story. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Russell Holden, current High School Principal of Cayuga ISD, has been named New Super of Oakwood ISD.

John Schumacher, current Superintendent of Mason ISD, has been named New Super of Gonzales ISD.

Rodrigo Pena, current Director of Instructional Implementation of San Benito CISD, has been named New Super of San Diego ISD.

Carolyn Mendiola, current Assistant Superintendent of Sharyland ISD, has been named New Super of Waterford School Services.

 

24 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Brownsboro ISD; Search by: Brownsboro ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Quanah ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant Karnes City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Bullard ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Pewitt CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Terrell ISD; Search by: Terrell ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Boyd ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
Vacant Belton ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Harlandale ISD; Search by: Sanchez & Wilson, PLLC adINFO
Vacant Brady ISD; Search by : Region 15 ESC adINFO
Vacant Mineola ISD; Search by: Mineola ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Clarendon ISD; Search by: Clarendon ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant White Oak ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Devine ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Vacant Agua Dulce ISD; Search by: Agua Dulce ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Jasper ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
Vacant Rising Star ISD; Search by: ​Leasor Crass P.C. adINFO
Vacant Idalou ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Del Valle ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Winters ISD; Search by: Ronnie Kincaid adINFO
Lone Finalist Canton ISD - Dr. Brian Nichols , Superintendent ,New Summersfield ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Schulenburg ISD - Duane Limbaugh, Superintendent,Brady ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Boles ISD - Ms. Mikayle Goss, Director,Hunt County Co-op; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Douglass ISD - Justin Keeling , High School Principal,Woden ISD ; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Crystal City ISD - Edward Churchill, Director of Student Services ​,Mercedes ISD ; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Channing ISD - Michael Stevens, Principal of 7-12 Grade,Electra ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Bartlett ISD  - Theodore" Teddy" Clevenger, High School Principal,Teague ISD ; Search by: Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Chico ISD  - Scott Higgins, Superintendent,D'Hanis ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Waxahachie ISD - Dr. Bonny Cain, Interim Superintendent,Waxahachie ISD; Search By: Ray and Associates adINFO
Lone Finalist Seminole ISD - Kyle Lynch, Superintendent,Canadian ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Whiteface CISD - Nate Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent,Plains ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Harleton ISD - Brian Gray, Superintendent,Irion County ISD; Search by: Harleton ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Eagle Pass ISD  - Samuel Mijares, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Eagle Pass ISD; Search by: Escamilla & Poneck LLP adINFO
Lone Finalist Bloomington ISD  - Mark Anglin, Superintendent,Broaddus ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Academy ISD - William "Billy" Harlan, Chief Administrative Officer,Corsicana ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Waco ISD - Susan Kincannon, Superintendent,Belton ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Irion County ISD - Ray DeSpain, Superintendent,Elkhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Dripping Springs ISD - Todd Washburn, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment,Eanes ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Danbury ISD - Nancy Sandlin, Superintendent ,​Buckholts ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Kermit ISD - Jose Lopez, Superintendent ,Taft ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Peaster ISD - Lance Johnson, Superintendent,Randolph Field ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
Lone Finalist Chireno ISD - Michael Skinner, Secondary Principal,Bartlett ISD; Search by: Largent Consulting LLC adINFO
New Super Oakwood ISD - Russell Holden, High School Principal,Cayuga ISD; Search by: Dr. Donny Lee adINFO
New Super Gonzales ISD - John Schumacher, Superintendent,Mason ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super San Diego ISD - Rodrigo Pena, Director of Instructional Implementation,San Benito CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Mercedes ISD - Carolyn Mendiola, Assistant Superintendent,Sharyland ISD ; Search by: Waterford School Services adINFO
New Super Corrigan- Camden ISD - Richard Cooper , High School Principal ,Groesbeck ISD; Search by: DRV Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Hardin-Jefferson ISD  - Brad McEachern , Superintendent ,Warren ISD ; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Woodville ISD - Lisa Meysembourg , Superintendent,Schulenburg ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Abernathy ISD - Aaron Waldrip, Superintendent,​Wellman-Union ISD ; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
New Super Warren ISD  - Tammy Boyette, Assistant Superintendent,Stafford MISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Brownsville ISD - Rene Gutierrez , Superintendent,Edinburg ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Central ISD - Justin Risner, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum/ Special Programs Director,Central ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Bellville ISD  - Dr. Nicole Peoenitzsch, Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Innovation,Dripping Springs ISD; Search by: DRV Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Crandall ISD - Dr. Wendy Eldredge, Deputy Superintendent,Garland ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
New Super TAMS Executive Director  - Dr. Greg Gibson, Superintendent,Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
New Super Richard Milburn Academy - Amard Anderson, Interim Superintendent,Richard Milburn Academy; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super La Joya ISD  - Dr. Gisela Saenz , Interim Superintendent,La Joya ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo and Jaime Munoz adINFO
New Super Lovejoy ISD - Dr. Michael Goddard, Superintendent,Red Oak ISD; Search by: JG Consulting INFO
New Super Monte Alto ISD - Dr. Rosalinda Cobarrubias; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
New Super Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD - Dr. Jorge Luis Arredondo, Area Superintendent,Houston ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
New Super Red Oak ISD - Brenda Sanford, Director of Curriculum, Accountability, and Assessment,Canton ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Decatur ISD - Dr. Joseph Coburn, Chief Schools Officer,​Lewisville ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. and Education Consultant Brett SpringstonINFO

Superintendent Search: Largent Consulting LLC Announces Lone Finalist for Chireno ISD

November 1408:29 AM
 

Largent Consulting announces that the Chireno ISD school board has named Michael Skinner as the Lone Finalist for their superintendent position. Mr. Skinner is currently the Secondary Principal in Bartlett ISD, previously serving as an Assistant Principal in Giddings.  Prior to becoming an administrator, he served stints as a teacher/coach at A&M Consolidated, Houston Westside, Kingwood, and Longview. Mr. Skinner is a graduate of Hallsville ISD and has a B.S. degree in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas and an M.Ed. in Education Administration from Prairie View A&M. After the mandatory 21-day waiting period is over and his contract is signed, the Superintendent-elect will assume his duties in Chireno on January 1, 2020. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. 

Texas education board likely to approve African American studies course in 2020

November 1406:44 AM
 

"We will be passing this," said Pat Hardy, a Republican on the Texas State Board of Education.  After years of bitter debate over whether ethnic studies courses are racially divisive, the Texas State Board of Education appears poised to approve its first African American studies course next year.  The 15-member board, which is responsible for setting curriculum standards and adopting textbooks for Texas public schools, heard from dozens of students, educators and advocates at a public hearing Wednesday, most who favored the new course. view article  arw

PN-G hack seen as lesson for other school districts

November 1406:32 AM
 

As forensic experts worked on Wednesday to restore access to Port Neches-Groves ISD computer files following a crippling cyberattack a day earlier, Superintendent Mike Gonzales said the district may never know whose computer allowed the malware to intrude. view article  arw

Superintendent Search: Leasor Crass Announces Lone Finalist for Peaster ISD

November 1308:29 AM
 

Peaster ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Lance Johnson, Superintendent of Randolph Field ISD, as Lone Finalist for Peaster ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. 

Superintendent Search: Winters ISD Hires Ronnie Kincaid to Conduct Search

November 1208:29 AM
 

Winters ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Ronnie Kincaid to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress.

November 2019 Bond List

August 2108:35 AM
 

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming November 2019 election cycle.

May 2019 Bond List

March 1808:13 AM
 

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming May 2019 election cycle.

State Board of Education Agenda

November 1408:43 AM
 

November 12-15, 2019 -  Complete November agenda (PDF, 11 MB) - LIvestream  Note:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019  1 p.m. - Committee on School Finance/Permanent School Fund Work Session (Room 1-104) (This committee meeting has been cancelled.)

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

November 1408:41 AM
 

Little Rock teachers are striking for the first time in more than three decades over the state’s control of the local school system and a panel’s decision to strip their union’s collective bargaining rights. Members of the Little Rock Education Association are picketing across the 23,000-school district on Thursday in what’s being billed as a one-day strike to protest Arkansas’ takeover of the local system. Arkansas has run the school district since 2015, when it was taken over because of low scores at several schools. view article  arw

TEA faces questions from public on potential HISD board takeover

November 1408:41 AM
 

Residents of Houston ISD peppered state officials with questions Wednesday night about the potential replacement of the district’s elected school board, voicing frustration about the lack of immediate plans for students and staff during the Texas Education Agency’s first community meeting about the looming intervention.  Uncertainty about the state’s intentions with Texas’ largest school district simmered throughout the two-hour meeting at Pershing Middle School, where nearly 100 people gathered one week after Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced his intention to appoint a replacement school board. Morath’s decision is the result of Wheatley High School receiving a seventh consecutive failing grade and state investigators substantiating several allegations of misconduct by HISD trustees. view article  arw

FBI working to restore Port Neches-Groves ISD database after hackers hold it for ransom

November 1408:41 AM
 

Cybersecurity specialists and the FBI are working around the clock to restore ownership of the Port Neches-Groves ISD online database after hackers took hold of it with ransonware.  The hackers are holding the district's system and demanding a ransom before the hackers will release the district's online database, which may contain personal or sensitive student information. view article  arw

If Fort Worth ISD sells Farrington Field, here’s what it must get in return

November 1408:40 AM
 

Fort Worth ISD officials are unveiling an ambitious plan to offload excess property and realign district facilities. If it goes the way they project, the district will emerge with two new, modern athletic facilities, administrators better dispersed throughout Fort Worth, and even a bigger tax base to draw from long term. view article  arw

Teacher files 2nd grievance against Round Rock ISD superintendent

November 1408:40 AM
 

A teacher that was removed from the classroom after an incident with a student has filed an official grievance against Superintendent Steve Flores, alleging he violated her legal rights. The Round Rock school board in August voted not to renew a teaching contract for Patricia Kenyon, a longtime volunteer turned teacher at Brushy Creek Elementary School, after she struck a student. view article  arw

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Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C.

Legal Issues for Cheerleaders and Drill Team

January - February 2019

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.

 

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

$200 per person

 

For a list of dates and locations, please visit www.edlaw.com.

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Student faces felony weapons charge after lockdown at Frisco high school

November 1408:40 AM
 

A 17-year-old has been arrested on a third-degree felony charge after it was reported that he brought a gun onto a school bus, prompting Lone Star High School to be locked down, officials said.  The Frisco high school was locked down around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday after it was reported that a Lone Star student had a gun on the bus, police said.  view article  arw

Rep. Gary VanDeaver to seek re-election, Gov. Greg Abbott gives seal of approval

November 1408:40 AM
 

Rep. Gary VanDeaver has announced he will seek re-election to the Texas House, and he has received endorsement from Gov. Greg Abbott. “I am proud to endorse Rep. Gary VanDeaver for re-election,” Abbott said in a press release. “Gary is a strong conservative leader who worked to rein in your property taxes and improve education for Texas students.” VanDeaver said he is proud to have Abbott’s support. view article  arw

Highest-paid Houston-area high school football coaches in 2019

November 1408:40 AM
 

It pays to be a high school coach in the Houston area. Almost all of those individuals serve as at least an administrator, too, and some also teach. view article  arw

Cy-Fair ISD announces inaugural principal for Rowe Middle School

November 1408:40 AM
 

Officials with Cy-Fair ISD named Bleyl Middle School Principal Stacia Carew the first principal for Rowe Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 13, according to a press release. The district’s 19th middle school is currently under construction and slated to open in time for the 2020-21 school year next to Cypress Park High School off Westgreen Boulevard in Cypress. Rowe is expected to enroll about 1,350 students. view article  arw

Texas Invitational a week away from rolling out red carpet for 80 teams once more

November 1408:40 AM
 

With approximately 350 volunteers ready and waiting, McDonald’s Texas Invitational Tournament Chairman Kirk Lewis says all systems are go for next week’s basketball extravaganza. To anyone who thinks high school basketball is the greatest game on the planet, one won’t be able to beat the dates of Nov. 21-23. The 17th edition will once more feature a combined 80 girls and boys teams that will play in locations throughout Pasadena and Deer Park, starting on the 21st at 9 a.m. view article  arw

Cy-Fair ISD prepares to rezone ahead of middle school opening in 2020

November 1408:40 AM
 

With Rowe Middle School scheduled to open fall 2020, Cy-Fair ISD has formed a plan to rezone attendance boundaries within the district to relieve schools that are overcapacity or are approaching capacity. During the Nov. 11 meeting of the Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees, Kristi Giron, director of general administration for CFISD, presented the proposed boundary changes, which mainly affect middle schools in the southwest section of the district. Giron said the approach, which shifts students around the district while rezoning students to Rowe, was conservative. view article  arw

Teen Vaping Use, Illnesses on the Rise: CDC

November 1408:40 AM
 

President Donald Trump’s promise of a forthcoming ban on most flavored e-cigarettes appears to have stalled, at least for the time being, according to testimony Wednesday from a top official at the Food and Drug Administration. "There is no final answer as of now," said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, when asked under oath during a United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing if the Trump administration still intends to ban the flavored products, which critics claim are primarily targeted to the youth market. view article  arw

Former Highland Park ISD Superintendent To Get Golden Deeds Award

November 1408:40 AM
 

Former Highland Park ISD Superintendent Cathy Bryce will receive the 2019 Golden Deeds for Education award. The Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas A&M University Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development co-present the award, which is meant to honor someone who improved the educational system in the state. Bryce will receive her award Nov. 13 in Bryan. view article  arw

An updated look at concussion rates in high school athletes: Is awareness working?

November 1408:40 AM
 

Concussions are becoming less frequent in high school sports, but risks can vary between practice and competition, according to a Pediatrics study and a Cleveland Clinic doctor. Take a look. view article  arw

Dallas ISD trustee wants cameras in all special ed classrooms

November 1408:40 AM
 

Marshall compares cameras in the classroom to body cameras worn by police officers, saying videos create accountability and protection for all parties. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa doesn’t support the plan, citing the costs, and that there have been few requests to review videos that already exist. Cell phone video produced earlier this month shows a former substitute teacher beating a special needs 16-year-old female student at a school in Kyle, Texas. Investigators say it appears the student hit the substitute in the face, and the substitute responded by repeatedly punching her, throwing her on the ground and stomping on her head. view article  arw

Longest-tenured Klein ISD trustee Rick Mann honored at final school board meeting before retirement

November 1408:40 AM
 

Klein ISD board Vice President Rick Mann was honored at his last board meeting Nov. 11. Elected into his ninth term on the board in 2016, Mann is the district's longest-tenured trustee, having served for 28 years. Mann announced in May that he would not be seeking re-election in the Nov. 5 election, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper. The district paid tribute to Mann’s service through an honorary video showed during the meeting, as well as through words of sentiment and congratulations on his retirement. Superintendent Jenny McGown said Mann’s many years of service to the district contributed to a tradition of excellence and innovation in KISD. view article  arw

Abilene ISD offering incentives to battle bus driver shortage

November 1408:40 AM
 

The Abilene Independent School District is trying to solve a shortage of bus drivers. The district is looking to hire at least six part-time employees and offer them full-time benefits. Tuesday night, the school board approved other incentives: view article  arw

Santa Maria ISD Students Removed following Troubling Social Media Post

November 1408:31 AM
 

Students and staff at Santa Maria Independent School District will see an increase of security Thursday. The jump in patrols stems from a post circulating on social media that was believed to be threat. view article  arw

TIMELINE: Deadliest school shootings in recent history

November 1408:30 AM
 

Here's a look at some of the nation's deadliest mass school shootings since 1999: view article  arw

French-Immersion Elementary Class Could Be Canceled

November 1408:30 AM
 

A French-immersion class at Wimbish World Language Academy in Arlington ISD could be canceled if there isn't enough enrollment. view article  arw

Rusk ISD adds 2 new members to district

November 1408:30 AM
 

Two members – one a familiar face, one new – have joined the team at Rusk ISD. G.W. Bradford Primary School assistant principal Crystal Nichols was named head of the program Monday by the RISD school board during their regular monthly meeting, while Crawford Reyes of Tyler Junior College has been selected as the Rusk High School's College & Career Coordinator. view article  arw

McAllen schools awarded federal funds for school violence prevention

November 1408:30 AM
 

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced Tuesday schools across the 15th District of Texas will receive a total of $1,493,168 federal funds, thanks to the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act. Funded in order to improve school security so students and teachers have access to tools to recognize, quickly respond, and prevent acts of violence, STOP was co-sponsored by Gonzalez in 2018.  view article  arw

#SomethingGood: Crossing Guard ‘Makes My Day’

November 1408:30 AM
 

Sometimes a smile and a wave is all it takes to improve someone’s day. Tino Zaragoza apparently has that effect on people. Zaragoza, a former professional boxer as well as a football and baseball player at Southern Methodist University, is a crossing guard at Stonegate Elementary School in Bedford, so both before and after school he is out front of the building helping kids to cross busy Bedford Road. view article  arw

Authorities Investigating Cause of La Joya ISD School Bus Fire

November 1408:30 AM
 

Authorities are investigating a fire involving a school bus in Peñitas. On Tuesday night, the front of a La Joya Independent School District school bus sparked into flames near Expressway 83. view article  arw