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Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by the Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Raymondville ISD; ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Industrial ISD; Search by Industrial ISD Board InfoINFO
Vacant Gorman ISD; Search by ESC 14 & Ronnie Kincaid Info INFO
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Vacant Morton ISD; Search By Region 17 ESC InfoINFO
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Vacant Edcouch Elsa ISD; Search by Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano infoINFO
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Vacant Gordon ISD; Search By Leasor Crass P.C. info INFO
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Vacant Adrian ISD; Search By Adrian ISD Board of Trustees and Cox Educational Consulting infoINFO
Vacant Shepherd ISD; Search By Shepherd ISD Board of Trustees and DRV Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant McMullen County ISD; Search By: McMullen County ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
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Vacant San Benito CISD; Search By: McShan Consulting- George Mcshan infoINFO
Vacant Laredo ISD; Search By:​ Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Tahoka ISD; Search by: Tahoka ISD School Board and Region 17 Education Service Center infoINFO
Vacant Hedley CISD; Search By: Region 16 Education Service Center infoINFO
Vacant Paducah ISD; Search By: Paducah ISD ​Board of Trustees infoINFO
Lone Finalist Hudson ISD - Donny Webb, Assistant Superintendent,Hudson ISD; Hudson ISD Board of Trustees, assisted by Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Caldwell ISD - Andrew Peters, Superintendent,Marfa ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Allen ISD - Scott Niven, Superintendent,Red Oak ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Kirbyville ISD - Tommy Wallis, Former Superintendent,Bryan ISD; Search by ESC 5 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Snyder ISD; Dr. Eddie Bland, Former Bridgeport Superintendent; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Claude ISD - Brock Cartwright, Superintendent,Hamlin ISD; Search by the Claude ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Lone Finalist Llano ISD; Mac Edward, Former Superintendent of Paradise ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Lockney ISD - Jim Baum, High School Principal,Iraan-Sheffield ISD; Jim Baum,former High School Principal of ​Iraan-Sheffield ISD; Search by the Lockney ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Calvert ISD - Lynn Ponder, High School Principal,Dime Box ISD; Lynn Ponder, High School Principal at Dime Box ISD; Search by DRV Search Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Nacogdoches ISD; Sandra Dowdy, Interim Superintendent of Nacogdoches ISD; Search by Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Hubbard ISD (Hill County); Dr. Wayne Guidry, Executive Director of Operations of West Orange-Cove CISD; Search by the Hubbard ISD Board of Trustees and Interim Super Kerry Hansen Info INFO
Lone Finalist Clyde ISD - Mr. Kenneth Berry , Junior High Principal,Clyde CISD ; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Extended Deadline InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Abbott ISD - Eric Pustejovsky​ , current principal,​Abbott ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services, Inc. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Hidalgo ISD - Xavier Salinas, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services,Weslaco ISD; Search By:O’Hanlon McCollom & DemerathINFO
Lone Finalist Frost ISD - Mickie Jackson , former elementary principal,Frost ISD; Search By The Board of Trustees of Frost ISD infoINFO
Lone Finalist West Hardin ISD - Dr. James L. Armstrong , Director of Special Programs ,Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD; Search by the Board of Trustees of West Hardin ISD infoINFO
Lone Finalist Johnson City ISD - Richard Kolek, Deputy Superintendent,​Taylor ISD ; Search By EDSAS and Don Rogers and Lance Johnson infoINFO
Lone Finalist Gladewater ISD - Sedric Clark , High School Principal ,Mansfield High School, LA; Search by: Gladewater Board of Trustees infoINFO
Lone Finalist Friendswood ISD; Thad Roher, Deputy Superintendent of Friendswood ISD, Search by TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Jim Hogg County ISD - Dr. Susana P. Garza, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Beeville ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Frisco ISD - Dr. Mike Waldrip , Supperintendent ​,Coppell ISD; Search By Preston Educational Consulting (Assisted by Dr. John Horn)INFO
Lone Finalist Stockdale ISD - Daniel Fuller, ​Superintendent,Waelder ISD; Stockdale ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
New Super Cuero ISD - Micah Dyer, Superintendent,Lovelady ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Orange Grove ISD; Dr. Randy Hoyer, Superintendent at Skidmore-Tynan ISD; Search by Doug Arnold, Dr. Arte Almendarez and Dr. Linda VillarrealINFO
New Super ESC 18 Executive Director - Dr. Dewitt,Wink-Loving ISD; Dr. Dewitt of Wink-Loving ISD; Search by the ESC 18 Board of Directors Info INFO
New Super Waco ISD; Dr. A Marcus Nelson, Superintendent of Laredo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Meridian ISD; Kim Edwards, Elementary Principal of Meridian ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Windthorst ISD; Lonnie Hise, High School Principal of Windthorst ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
New Super Texas City ISD - Rodney Cavness , Superintendent,​Port Neches-Groves ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
New Super Pflugerville ISD - Dr. Douglas Killian, Superintendent,Hutto ISD; Dr. Douglas Wayne Killian, Superintendent from Hutto ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Petrolia CISD; Michael David Hedges, current Secondary Principal of ​Maud ISD; Search Petrolia CISD Info INFO
New Super Leon ISD; David Rains, Superintendent from Dime Box ISD: Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info UPDATED TIMELINEINFO
New Super Ira ISD; Brian Patterson, current superintendent of Paducah ISD; Search byCCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
New Super Brazos ISD - Brian Thompson , current superintendent ​,Sunray ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Weslaco ISD - Priscilla Canales, Asst. Superintendent,Del Valle ISD; Search by Ivan F. Pérez, at Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.P  InfoINFO
New Super Hereford ISD - Sheri Blankenship, Asst. Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
New Super West Oso ISD - Conrado Garcia, Interim Superintendent,West Oso ISD; Search by West Oso ISD  Board INFO
New Super Vernon ISD - Jeff Byrd, Superintendent,Claude ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Mexia ISD - Dr. Lyle DeBus, Superintendent,Harts Bluff ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Pineywoods Community Academy Charter School  - Ken Vaughn, Excecutive Director of Student Services ,Tyler ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Stanton ISD  - Merl Brandon, Asst. Superintendent ,Belton ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Red Oak ISD - Michael Goddard, Ed.D , Assistant Superintendent of business and operations ,Prosper ISD; Search by Horn Educational Consulting InfoINFO
New Super Van Alstyne ISD - Dr. David Brown, Asst. Superintendent ,Van Alstyne ISD; Search by John Spies and Van Alstyne ISD Board InfoINFO
New Super Farwell ISD; Colby Waldrop, currently superintendent at Hedley ISD, Farwell Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Boerne ISD - Thomas Price , deputy superintendent/chief academic officer ,Humble ISD.; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Stratford ISD - Mike Dominguez, Regional Director of School Operations,Responsive Education Solutions; Search by the Stratford ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO

Two Bryan ISD administrators celebrate 50 years with district

May 2608:30 AM
 

This year, Bryan ISD is recognizing two administrators that have spent half a century with the district. Angie Krolczyk is an Administrative Assistant in the Business Services Department and Judy Hughson is currently the Assistant Principal at Kemp Carver Elementary. Both women are proud Bryan-ites and graduated from Stephen F Austin. view article  arw

Kids with disabilities find ‘pure joy’ in toy cars that boost mobility

May 2608:30 AM
 

Each of the shiny new vehicles had a pit crew and a balloon to mark the special occasion.  The 12 young drivers came for the fun. But their parents and teachers know these motorized ride-on toy vehicles serve a more practical purpose. They give students with severe disabilities the mobility to explore the world around them at the touch of a button. The toy cars also spark greater cognitive gains and can help students qualify for a motorized wheelchair at an earlier age.  "Pure joy," Meggan Jackson said of her daughter's freedom to motor across the room in her mini Volkswagen bus. "This is a first for her. ... Now she can go wherever she wants to go." view article  arw

Mom furious after teacher names daughter ‘most likely to become a terrorist’

May 2608:30 AM
 

What were they thinking? - js - CHANNELVIEW - "Most likely to be a terrorist." Those are the words one seventh-grader at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School brought home from her teacher.  It was an award given to 13-year-old Lizeth Villanueva by her teacher.  "I was shocked," Lizeth said. "[The teacher] said, 'Most likely to become a terrorist,' and she said my name, and she gave me this."  "Most likely to be a terrorist," were the words written on the award. Just below those words was her teacher's signature. view article  arw

Waco ISD board honors superintendent Cain before retirement

May 2608:29 AM
 

Of the more than 200 Waco Independent School District students and staff recognized at the last school board meeting for the school year, board members took the time to recognize one employee’s six-year imprint on the district and the legacy she’ll leave behind. Superintendent Bonny Cain was recognized by community members and elected officials during her last meeting before retirement. Cain announced in November she would leave education after more than 40 years of service. Her last day will be June 3, graduation day. view article  arw

Dallas ISD could seek ‘District of Innovation’ status

May 2608:28 AM
 

The Dallas school district is hoping to free itself from state regulations that it says do very little if anything to improve education. The idea will be in the spotlight for Thursday night’s school board meeting. There is a proposal to have Dallas ISD designated as a “District of Innovation.” That means the district would not have to follow certain state regulations and give it the kind of flexibility given to charter schools, for example in hiring teachers. view article  arw

Sheldon approves plans for New High School

May 2608:25 AM
 

The Sheldon ISD school board recently approved these plans for the new high school and site development fronting Beltway 8 near Garrett Road. The project is part of the $285 million bond issue passed by voters in May 2016, according to Superintendent King Davis. General Contractor Durotech has begun work on the site, clearing and grading in the initial phase. view article  arw

Police await autopsy results on HS principal

May 2608:25 AM
 

A day after finding Kirbyville High School Principal Dennis Reeves' body in his truck, Police Chief Paul Brister said on Wednesday his department was waiting on an autopsy report that is expected to "confirm what we think we know." Reeves' body was found in his truck in the school's parking lot between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities believe the 45-year-old died from a self-inflicted gunshot. view article  arw

On Consent: Austin ISD Employees See Increased Wages

May 2608:25 AM
 

The Austin Independent School District staff will get a 1.5% pay raise next year. That's less than employee union Education Austin initially asked for, but their hope is that a new incentive program will mean staff at the district's most demanding campuses will see extra pay in return for career development. AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz and Education Austin President Ken Zarifis signed a consultation agreement on May 22 approving the pay increase. Pending approval from the board of trustees, it will take effect July 1. As with all teaching employees, AISD staff have learned that pay raises are not a given. view article  arw

Christian Academy of San Antonio closing

May 2608:25 AM
 

Hundreds of students will be looking for a new school over the summer since the Christian Academy of San Antonio is closing its doors. Even though parents knew this was going to happen a year ago it's still a bitter pill to swallow. Students are not cheering for the end of the school year. view article  arw

Local school funding reform hopes dashed

May 2608:20 AM
 

Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek City Thursday expressed disappointment in the Texas Senate’s decision to include school choice vouchers in a bill that would have injected about an extra $1.6 billion into public education, likely dooming significant reform during the 2017 legislative session. The legislative session ends at midnight Monday, May 29. We were hopeful and optimistic the legislature would do something with school finance in light of the fact that the Texas Supreme Court, in their own words, found our funding system minimally constitutional,” Citty said. “We were hopeful, based on that finding, that they would do something. view article  arw

Brownsville: Father Upset with BISD Over Lack of iPads

May 2608:20 AM
 

A Brownsville father said his child’s school district was going to purchase iPads for fifth graders, including his daughter, but the district has yet to deliver the devices. Jacob Castro is disabled; he suffered a stroke in 2014. He’s the father of four girls. view article  arw

Austin ISD fourth grader shining light on leaks, mold at school

May 2608:20 AM
 

A 10-year-old student got the attention of trustees with the Austin Independent School District this week. Ava Georg, a fourth grader at Menchaca Elementary School in South Austin, stepped up to the microphone to speak during the public comments portion of the Austin Independent School Board meeting Monday night to share concerns about her campus and advocate for a new building.  “A couple weeks ago during the STAAR test water came into my classroom from the bathroom and interrupted the test,” Georg told trustees. “And this is just one of the many times this has happened. I would also like to notify you my brother is in kindergarten and has no windows or doors in his classroom.” view article  arw

Rogers ISD seniors graduate, as controversial year comes to a close

May 2608:20 AM
 

The class of 2017 at Rogers ISD graduated tonight, and in an unusual decision, the honor of valedictorian was split after a more than week long class rank controversy. Eighteen year old Allyson Talbott had previously fought to win the title of valedictorian, something she says was rightfully hers. view article  arw

New $1 million scoreboard considered at Leo Buckley Stadium

May 2608:15 AM
 

The Killeen Independent School District is considering the purchase of a new scoreboard at Leo Buckley Stadium, expected to cost just over $1 million. The scoreboard would replace the current scoreboard being used at the stadium, used by all four high schools in the district. The current scoreboard is 10 years old, and could be replaced by a new Daktronics scoreboard prior to the upcoming football season that starts in late August. The Killeen school board heard a presentation on the issue at its Tuesday meeting, but has not voted on it yet. view article  arw

PCA grads setting out to make dreams come true

May 2608:15 AM
 

Forty-five Pineywoods Community Academy graduates walked across the stage to receive their diplomas during the 2017 PARAMUS Early College High School Commencement Ceremony Thursday at the Angelina College Activity Center. view article  arw

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Hearne school district recognizes teachers, staff

May 2608:15 AM
 

The Hearne school district recognized teachers and staff Thursday for their years of employment and impact on students. Administrators handed out awards for six teachers and staff who have been with the district five years, three for those who have been with the district 10 years, and one for each employee who has been with the district 15, 20, 25 and 30 years. An award for elementary teacher of the year went to Sarah Patterson and secondary teacher of the year went to Amanda Puryear. view article  arw

New academies planned for Sharyland ISD

May 2608:15 AM
 

The possibility of two new advanced academies opening in the Sharyland Independent School District is one of the things the district is touting for its future. Pam Montalvo, the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, revealed details of the academies in a phone interview where she said the academies should be ready for the 2018-2019 school year. Currently, the district has the Sharyland Advanced Academy where students receive an associate’s degree by the time they graduate high school. The two new academies would continue to help a student’s post-secondary education by targeting their college credit hours, Montalvo said. view article  arw

Georgetown ISD student-built airplane debuts Thursday morning

May 2608:15 AM
 

A student-built Vans RV-12 aircraft constructed by 24 students from East View and Georgetown high schools was on display at the Georgetown Municipal Airport on May 25. The plane received its certificate of airworthiness from the Federal Aviation Administration and has undergone five flight hours, but it was grounded due to heavy wind conditions. A part of the aerospace engineering program offered within Georgetown ISD, the students, along with instructor Dan Weyant and a group of around 30 community advisers, spent the 2016-17 school year getting the plane into flying condition. view article  arw

Railroaders grateful for Cleburne ISD support

May 2608:15 AM
 

Cleburne ISD staff and teachers get to enjoy a ball game on the house at The Depot. Cleburne Railroaders President Robbie Fenyes paid a Tuesday visit to CISD administrative offices to present 1,000 free tickets to CISD Superintendent Kyle Heath. The tickets allow CISD staff members to enjoy a Railroaders game of their choice. “The Depot is for the whole community,” Fenyes said. “And we have wonderful relationships with the school district and the city so this is a win/win for all of us.” The gesture of free tickets was already planned, Fenyes said, but the events of May 18 further fueled the Railroaders’ resolve to reward the district. view article  arw

La Joya ISD Working to Contest Organized Crime Recruitment

May 2608:15 AM
 

A local school district is working with authorities to fight criminal organizations from influencing their youth. Students from La Joya Independent School District were being recruited in bulk a couple years ago to smuggle people who were in the country illegally for a few hundred dollars. “Throughout the Valley, we were having to fight human smuggling organizations and the drug cartel organizations. I guess they thought that teenagers, you know, if they get caught there’s really not going to be any serious consequences,” La Joya ISD Police Chief Raul Gonzalez said. “These kids were being recruited for the sole purpose of getting money, you know, you give a kid $500, $1,000, how can you say no to that.” view article  arw

21st Century Project SAFE Offers Summer Enrichment Activities to Spring ISD Students

May 2608:14 AM
 

The Spring ISD Project SAFE after-school and family engagement program will be extending its school-year offerings by hosting summer camps – for qualified students – at Bammel, Eickenroht, Hoyland, Major, Ponderosa and Salyers elementary schools; Bailey, Bammel and Wells middle schools; and Dekaney and Westfield high schools during the summer of 2017. view article  arw

Pharr: Dual enrollment program allows high school students to graduate as nurses

May 2608:11 AM
 

AA A new dual enrollment program called ‘Project Health Education and Leadership For All’ is aiming to impact the nursing career pipeline in the Rio Grande Valley. Eight students from PSJA ISD participated in the pilot program, which allows high school students to graduate with an associate degree in nursing. view article  arw

Sherman High to add 4 classrooms in portable buildings

May 2608:10 AM
 

Weeks after Sherman voters struck down a $308 million bond package for the district, Sherman Independent School District officials are finalizing plans to add four new classrooms in portable buildings at Sherman High School. The city’s Planning & Zoning Commission recently approved a site plan for the addition of the two portable classroom buildings — each with two classrooms — at the high school, which is located at 2201 E. Lamar St. The additional classroom space will be added on the north side of the existing school building near the rear parking lot. view article  arw

Student arrested for assault following fight at Lee High School

May 2608:05 AM
 

A student has been arrested for assault following a fight that hospitalized a Lee High School student on Thursday afternoon. Midland I.S.D. said the fight took place in a restroom at the school just before the school dismissed for the day. The badly bruised student was found near the restroom by campus administrators. Administrators said the student required immediate attention from campus nursing staff until the student was taken to the hospital by EMS. view article  arw

Socorro: SISD’s Paso del Norte Counselor named Texas School Counselor of the Year

May 2608:01 AM
 

Cristina Nuñez, counselor at Paso del Norte School was selected as the 2017 Texas School Counselor of the Year by the Lone Star State School Counselor Association for her outstanding service and achievement. view article  arw

Plano ISD officials clear up questions from parents worried about staffing

May 2607:58 AM
 

Many of us have great memories of school activities like theater, athletics, or playing an instrument. Some Plano ISD parents are worried about their kids making memories after a band director resigned and another retired. They say replacement numbers don't add up. view article  arw

Abilene ISD to offer free breakfast, lunch this summer

May 2607:45 AM
 

The Abilene Independent School District will offer free breakfast and lunch meals for children ages 18 and under during its 2017 Summer Nutrition Program. Children can eat a free, nutritious meal at one of 16 sites throughout the community, with some beginning Tuesday. All sites will be closed July 3-4 but will resume serving meals until July 28. view article  arw

House-Senate rift extends beyond bathroom bill

May 2607:45 AM
 

Contention over where transgender people use the restroom has clouded much of the 2017 legislative session and has expanded to cover other issues such as property tax policy and school finance as lawmakers push to complete their work by Monday. After Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick served notice that the scaled-back version of the so-called bathroom bill recently approved by the Texas House was a non-starter in the Senate, the upper chamber in the predawn hours Wednesday made an end-run effort to save the stronger measure that fell victim to legislative deadlines. But by the time the sun rose over the Capitol, it was clear that the House would kill the measure again. view article  arw

Fort Bend ISD students selected for Project Search internship

May 2607:45 AM
 

UnitedHealthcare recently announced the names of 12 Fort Bend ISD high school students who were selected to participate in Project Search, a job training program created for students living with disabilities. Fort Bend ISD's Special Education Department partners with UnitedHealthcare, Texana and Texas Workforce Solutions to provide the school-to-work program to help young people make a successful transition from school to productive adult life. FBISD's 2017-18 Project Search interns include: Joshua Berry, Bush; Ritika Bhardwaj, Kempner; Nicholas Contarell, Bush; Daniel Hall, Bush; Gary Metz, Dulles; Cody Nguyen, Ridge Point; Ileana Ramirez, Hightower; Nicholas Sparks, Austin; Sara Sugar, Dulles; Divine Tezzo, Austin; Emma Watson, Dulles; and Jacoby Young, Marshall. view article  arw

School finance legislation is pronounced dead

May 2607:45 AM
 

An effort to overhaul the state’s beleaguered school finance system has been declared dead after the Texas Senate Education Committee’s chairman said Wednesday that he would not appoint conferees to negotiate with the House. “That deal is dead,” Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, said. Taylor’s remarks come after his counterpart in the House, Dan Huberty, R-Houston, gave a passionate speech in which he said he would not accept the Senate’s changes to House Bill 21 and would seek a conference committee with the Senate. view article  arw

Port Neches-Groves board to talk custodian pay raise, superintendent

May 2607:45 AM
 

Trustees with Port Neches-Groves Independent School District are looking at ways to sweeten the pot for custodians. Trustees will hold a called meeting at noon Tuesday at the administration building, 620 Ave. C, in Port Neches where they will consider increasing the hourly starting pay rate for custodians from $8.51 per hour to $9.50 per hour. They will also consider offering additional summer work days to encourage current and future custodians a broader annual salary, which could assist in alleviating the custodian vacancy issues, according to information from the district. view article  arw

Burnet CISD looks to recoup $105,000 after football turf reinstalled

May 2607:45 AM
 

Burnet school district officials were probably expecting to get more than two years from the synthetic turf installed at Bulldog Field in 2015, but that didn’t happen and it’s now set the district back $150,000. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett, however, said the district is looking to get $105,000 back from one manufacturer. Last year, officials noticed some turf fibers sticking up higher than others, so they took a closer look, McBurnett said. “To most people, it probably wasn’t noticeable,” he said. “We had all the experts look at the field, and they looked at the backside. It needed to be replaced.” view article  arw

Lake Travis district eyes legislative session impact, bond election

May 2607:45 AM
 

It is hard to believe that we will officially close the books on the 2016-2017 school year in just one week from today. From our Lake Travis High School National Merit Scholarship Program students, our three-peat state champion girls golf team, to being named a H-E-B Excellence in Education Small District Award Finalist, it has been a stellar year across our school district. As our teachers, students and support staff prepare for their well-deserved summer break, our school board and district senior staff continue to focus on the actions coming from our state capitol as the 85th Legislative Session heads to a close next week. view article  arw

Texas House OKs allowing guns in parked cars at schools

May 2607:45 AM
 

The Texas House has voted to allow concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools. Tentative approval came late Tuesday night as an amendment to an otherwise unrelated bill on school boards. Final House approval should come Wednesday. The state Senate already approved a full, bipartisan bill seeking to do virtually the same thing. A similar, full bill had died in the House without reaching a floor vote but now lives on as an amendment. view article  arw

Pondering basics in education

May 2607:45 AM
 

Bill (AKA Mo)  Johnson, Hays CISD superintendent for umpteen years, once noted that of the 16 graduates in his 1947 Buda High School class, 11 graduated from college. That’s an astounding 69%, and it happened before a college education was touted as the sure way to a make more money. The reason was largely the influence of a single teacher, or so said her students. Young, dedicated Jimmy Porter was determined to introduce them to a world beyond their tiny, rural hometown. Apparently, she succeeded. Making money was not her agenda. College grads often (though not always) begin at higher salaries and make more money over a lifetime, but unless we’ve turned into an entirely materialistic society, education isn’t meant to train people to get rich. Money is the sometimes-fallout, the unintended result of learning about the world. view article  arw