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Vacant Texas Associataion of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Director; Search By: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Gordon ISD; Search By Leasor Crass P.C. info INFO
Vacant Hays CISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Rocksprings ISD; Search By: Rocksprings ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Comfort ISD; Tanya Monroe; Superintendent of Brownfield ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant City View ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Cedar Hill ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Huntsville ISD; Search By: DRV Education Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Valley Mills ISD ; Search By: Valley Mills ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Tarkington ISD ; Search By: Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Red Lick ISD; Search By: Red Lick ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Groesbeck ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Paradise ISD ; Search By: Paradise ISD School Board and Robert Criswell InfoINFO
Vacant Lorenzo ISD; Search By: Region 17 ESCINFO
Vacant Lumberton ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant North Lamar ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services with Letha Hopkins and Randy Hancock INFO
Vacant Olton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD; Randel Beaver; Retired superintendent from Archer City ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Lone Finalist Venus ISD ; James Hopper, Superintendent of Anahuac ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services INFO
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 Bushland ISD; Chris Wigington, Superintendent of Big Spring ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Brackett ISD  - Guillermo Mancha, special education compliance specialist/ ​campus administrative support ,Southside ISD​; Search By Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Adrian ISD - Steve Reynolds , High School Principal,Meadow ISD; Search By Adrian ISD Board of Trustees and Cox Educational Consulting infoINFO
New Super Culberson County- Allamoore ISD - Ken Baugh, ​Superintendent,Throckmorton ISD; TASB Executive Seach Services infoINFO
New Super Sanger ISD; Search By: ​Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super San Benito CISD; Search By: JG Consulting - James GuerraINFO
New Super Hutto ISD ; Dr. Celina Estrada Thomas; Assistant Superintendent of Fredericksburg ISD; Search By: JG Consulting INFO
New Super Nocona ISD; Dr. David Waters; Assistant Superintendent, Llano ISD Search By: Region 9 ESCINFO
New Super La Feria ISD; Cathy Lee Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum at Judson ISD; search by Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Waelder ISD; Search By Waelder ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
New Super Industrial ISD; Paul Danilek, Superintendent of Stockdale ISD; Search by Industrial ISD Board InfoINFO
New Super Stockdale ISD - Daniel Fuller, ​Superintendent,Waelder ISD; Stockdale ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
New Super Snyder ISD; Dr. Eddie Bland, Former Bridgeport Superintendent; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 InfoINFO
New Super 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 HansenINFO
New Super Gladewater ISD - Sedric Clark , High School Principal ,Mansfield High School, LA; Search by: Gladewater Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Hamlin ISD - Dr. Randy Burks , interim superintendent ,Hamlin ISD; Search By Region 14 ESC & Ronnie Kincaid infoINFO
New Super Paducah ISD - Gary Waitman , High School Principal,​Petrolia ISD; Search By: Paducah ISD ​Board of Trustees infoINFO
New Super Shepherd ISD - Rick Hartley , Assistant Superintendent,Waco ISD; Search By Shepherd ISD Board of Trustees and DRV Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Linden-Kildare CISD - Keri Winters, High School Principal,Linden-Kildare CISD; Search By Linden-Kildare CISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Lexington ISD; Dr. Tonya Knowlton; Principal; Harleton High School Search By: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Teague ISD; Chris Skinner; Principal of Teague ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO

Class-size waivers drop at schools in west Midland

November 1708:25 AM
 

Schools on Midland’s west and north sides appeared to be impacted the most by recent changes in class-size waivers. According to numbers provided by the district, a pair of elementary schools on the city’s west side – Yarbrough and Scharbauer – saw their combined total of class-size waivers move from 20 to five. At the same time, a trio of elementary schools in north Midland – Greathouse, Fasken and Santa Rita – showed a combined increase of 13 from eight to 22. Santa Rita alone went from not needing a class-size waiver to needing eight. State law mandates a 22-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio in kindergarten through fourth grade. On Tuesday, trustees voted to increase the number of waivers needed to 101. view article  arw

Military, area schools work together to improve education for Fort Hood students

November 1708:25 AM
 

Fort Hood senior leaders and administrators from nine area school districts met Nov. 8 at the Community Events Center to address issues facing military-affiliated students and share best practices. During the Partners in Education Process Action Team meeting, military and education leaders from nine area school districts discussed issues affecting the well-being of military-connected students. Maj. Gen. JT Thomson, deputy commanding general for maneuver, III Corps and Fort Hood, and acting Fort Hood senior commander, noted the importance of the gathering. view article  arw

A Houston charter school lacks a playground, but pays for a high-rise condo

November 1708:24 AM
 

School operations deserve oversight from the Texas Education Agency. - Don't let the name fool you. Charter schools are still public school. They rely on taxpayer funding just the same and deserve the highest scrutiny by the Texas Education Agency.  Take the case of Accelerated Intermediate Academy, which has received more than $55 million in public funds since opening in 2001.  That charter system educates 500 or fewer mostly Hispanic and black students and, by all objective measures, meets academic guidelines. However, its fiscal governance raises all sorts of big red flags.  Rather than stick his head in the sand, Education Commissioner Mike Morath should fulfill his role as a public watchdog and direct the agency to find out what's going on. view article  arw

College planning for Aledo ISD growth

November 1708:21 AM
 

Weatherford College is looking at possibly developing land near the Aledo Independent School District in the near future, said interim president Brent Baker at a board of trustees meeting last week. The college owns an estimated 30 acres near the sprawling Walsh development in North Aledo. view article  arw

Wichita Falls ISD board approves efforts to help districts in need

November 1708:15 AM
 

In an effort to assist school districts ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas Education Agency is asking other school districts to see if they have any excess instructional materials. Wichita Falls ISD Associate Superintendent Peter Griffiths presented a proposal to the Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon to participate in the efforts. The proposal was unanimously approved by the trustees – authorizing the district's operations department to assist those districts. TEA organized an Instructional Materials Need List that districts can utilize by listing excess materials they have that can be requested by other districts. view article  arw

Local volunteers bring the Dallas Museum of Art to Waxahachie ISD elementary students

November 1708:15 AM
 

Throughout the week, students in the Waxahachie Independent School District have turned to artists as part of the annual Go van Gough art program. The fine arts program is done in conjunction with the Dallas Museum of Art and is available to students in first through fifth grade. The program is designed to bring in trained volunteers to schools to lead experiences that encourage students to look closely at works of art, ask and answer questions and make connections with art. view article  arw

Sharyland High School holds free diabetes screenings

November 1708:15 AM
 

“It was a big scare finding that out because the diabetes diagnosis came after she survived a heart attack,” the 18-year-old student said. “She essentially had to change her lifestyle and give up drinking Coke and do daily walks to combat it.” Valadez recounted this story Tuesday during a free glucose – or blood sugar – screening held at the Sharyland High School library as part of World Diabetes Day. Valadez and nine other members of the student organization, Health Occupations Students of America Future Health Professionals, (HOSA-Future Health Professionals) administered the tests. Students over the age of 18 and Sharyland faculty members were invited to have their blood sugar tested and learn more about diabetes. view article  arw

New Huntington ISD child nutrition director loves food, nutrition

November 1708:15 AM
 

Huntington ISD has a new child nutrition director on staff this year: Samantha McElroy, MS, RDN, LD. view article  arw

Former TTU football star meets the Lubbock-Cooper ISD staff who saved his life

November 1708:15 AM
 

A little more than a month after his heart attack, Red Raider offensive tackle and All-American (1975-77) Dan Irons finally met the faculty and staff at Lubbock-Cooper ISD he credits with saving his life. Irons is now a school furniture and equipment salesman. On October 2, he was meeting with Lubbock-Cooper ISD officials at the school's administration building when he collapsed in the parking lot and went into cardiac arrest.  view article  arw

Threat at school campus prompts security precautions

November 1708:15 AM
 

Parents of students enrolled at two South Texas ISD campuses received an unexpected letter Thursday, notifying them that their children’s Friday morning routine will be adjusted in response to a possible threat. One letter, which was signed by Principal Barbara Heater of the South Texas High School for Health Professions (Med High), cited “an alleged threat made against students” at neighboring Science Academy of South Texas (Sci Tech). That threat prompted school officials at both campuses to take precautions. view article  arw

Round Rock ISD names Steve Math to fill vacant trustee seat

November 1708:15 AM
 

The wait is over for Round Rock ISD to have a complete board. On Thursday night trustees named Steve Math as the final candidate to fill Place 6, left vacant initially by Paul Tisch in May and then by Stuart Selvaggi in August. Since Selvaggi’s resignation the board has reopened the application process and interviewed four candidates at last week’s trustee meeting. Those four candidates, Kristine Parker, John Grey, Jen Henderson and Steve Math, were told they would be waiting one additional week for a final decision after trustees Suzi David and Edward Hanna were missing for portions of the evening. view article  arw

Rural schools unite to make college the rule, rather than the exception

November 1708:15 AM
 

In this small, rural town situated among the farmland and rolling hills of southeastern Ohio, residents of a certain age worry about the younger generation. They recall a time when industrial jobs provided a solid path to the middle class for those with a high school diploma and a willingness to work hard. They know those days aren’t coming back. “The mindset 15 to 20 years ago was you could just graduate high school and land a job at one of the factories,” says village mayor Jay Jackson. “But a lot of those jobs have moved on and the ones that are here require some higher education.” view article  arw

Ector County ISD trustees look ahead on bond, TRE

November 1708:15 AM
 

Looking ahead, the Ector County Independent School Board of Trustees wants to set a meeting in December or January to talk about next steps for a bond issue and tax ratification election, which were rejected by voters Nov. 7. Results showed 61.81 percent of people voted against the bond and 38.19 percent voted for it, or 4,442 against and 2,744 in support. view article  arw

Spring Branch ISD bus, garbage truck collide in northwest Houston

November 1708:05 AM
 

Video from Sky 2 showed the garbage truck had rolled onto its side. Debris from the truck was spilled onto the road. There also appeared to be significant damage to the front of the school bus. view article  arw

Trio of Harris County neighborhoods affected by Harvey flooding to get reappraisals

November 1707:45 AM
 

Property owners in several neighborhoods in The Woodlands Township and Municipal Utilities District 386 that are in Harris County will have their properties reappraised for post-Hurricane Harvey damages and possibly receive refunds. Jack Barnett, chief communications officer for the Harris County Appraisal District, said reappraisals for property damaged by Hurricane Harvey and the associated rains and flooding were approved by the district after requests were made by The Woodlands Township Board of Directors and officials with MUD 386. view article  arw

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Marcus, Flower Mound bands continue to shine in national spotlight

November 1707:35 AM
 

A trip to the Bands of America Grand Nationals is rare and expensive. So when high school band programs consider attending, they must ask themselves if they’re good enough to belong there. Last weekend, Marcus and Flower Mound’s bands proved that they were. view article  arw

LEANDER ISD MOVES FORWARD AFTER VOTERS APPROVE $454.4 MILLION BOND

November 1707:30 AM
 

Leander ISD celebrated Veterans Day last week by welcoming America’s heroes to events, performances and learning engagements. It is important for our students to learn about the sacrifices our nation’s veterans have made to serve this country.  These men and women served to safeguard the freedoms we cherish, one of which is the right to cast a vote to direct our public entities, including LISD.    view article  arw

Cancelling STAAR tests in Harvey’s wake could wipe out federal funding, TEA leader says

November 1705:58 AM
 

Texas could lose "essentially all" federal funding for schools – which totalled about $6 billion last academic year – if the state decided to skip standardized testing in response to Hurricane Harvey, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said Tuesday.  Morath's comments reinforce the widespread belief that Texas students will take the state's standardized tests, known as STAAR, this school year. Some parents and advocates have argued that the tests shouldn't be administered because students are more likely to perform poorly after missing class time and suffering trauma due to the hurricane and subsequent flooding. view article  arw

El Paso: News site raises concerns over EPISD superintendent’s alleged actions, potential departure

November 1705:32 AM
 

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) —  A questionnaire sent to candidates for a vacant EPISD board seat claims Superintendent Juan Cabrera may be leaving within the next few months, according to a non-profit news site covering education. An article published on The74million.org Wednesday said the teacher’s union circulated the questionnaire in which one of the questions read, “It is very likely you will be participating in a superintendent search in the next eight to 12 months.  view article  arw

New Leaders Take Control At Dallas County Schools, Tackle Old Problems

November 1608:40 AM
 

Bennie Washington is among the dozens of Dallas County Schools drivers who have questions about their futures.  “A lot of us want to know what’s going on.” They attended the first meeting of the committee who will oversee dissolving the bus agency. Right after the new board voted Alan King as CEO, he delivered the bad news.  “Our current financial situation is pretty bleak.” view article  arw

Ethics policy fallout: ‘What in the hell is going on?’ one Fort Worth trustee asks

November 1608:40 AM
 

For those keeping score of Fort Worth school board politics, there are now two versions of an ethics policy, two committees tasked with drafting a new set of guidelines and a new attorney representing trustees. On Tuesday, the Fort Worth school district trustees moved to create a Special Policy Committee that is charged with creating a new ethics policy by Dec. 12. The new committee is made of the same trustees and staff who are on the existing Board Policy Committee. That committee, which created the policy that was approved by the board in April — then rescinded in August — has a meeting scheduled for Thursday. view article  arw

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Four To Texas Commission On Public School Finance

November 1608:40 AM
 

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Scott Brister, Melissa Martin, Elvira Reyna, and Todd Williams to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance for terms at the pleasure of the Governor. Additionally, the Governor has named Brister chair of the commission. The commission is charged with developing recommendations for the legislature on public school funding and prepare a report to deliver by the end of 2018 to the governor and legislature of recommendations to improve the public school finance system. view article  arw

Retired teachers face difficult decision regarding healthcare coverage

November 1608:39 AM
 

Good article - read and share!  - js - Ben Moore and his wife, Jane, (not real names) are both retired teachers in Texas. Since becoming age 65, they have obtained health insurance through the Medicare Advantage program offered by the Teacher Retirement System (TRS). Last year the premium for the Medicare Advantage was $209 a month for both of them. In addition, they each paid the premium for Medicare Part B. The deductible for their insurance was $150 each.  view article  arw

Quick-thinking school staff saved kids at California school

November 1608:37 AM
 

A school secretary at a tiny elementary school rushed out to shoo children inside. A custodian swooped in, yelling "get into the classrooms," at kids in the play yard. Inside Rancho Tehama Elementary School, children and some parents huddled under desks as bullets riddled the tan and teal portable classrooms. "I didn't know what was happening and this boy was like, 'Get down, get down!' He did not want some people to get hurt," 6-year-old Aileen Favela recalled Wednesday. view article  arw

Police Find Body Of Gunman’s Wife, Making His Death Toll 5

November 1608:37 AM
 

Authorities in Northern California say a fifth person was killed by a man who went on a shooting rampage Tuesday. Police have discovered the dead body of the gunman's wife hidden beneath the floor at their rural home 120 miles north of Sacramento. The gunman has been identified as 43-year old Kevin Janson Neal. Police believe he started with his wife, and then killed four people and wounded at least 10 others at different locations as he randomly shot at homes and drivers in and around the quiet rural community of Rancho Tehama. Neal was killed by police about 25 minutes after his rampage began just before 8 a.m. local time. view article  arw

Wife of Tehama County shooter found dead under floorboards at home

November 1608:37 AM
 

Just before he went on a shooting rampage that left four bodies strewn throughout this small rural community, Kevin Janson Neal gunned down his wife and stuffed her body under their house through a hole he cut in the floorboards, investigators said Wednesday. Neal apparently killed his wife Monday night, said Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston. Neighbors told investigators they believed the couple had a fight earlier that day, he added. The next morning, just before 8 a.m., Neal started roaming the community firing homemade guns at seemingly anyone — some apparently targeted, others randomly encountered. view article  arw

Secretary of Education visits Port Aransas ISD

November 1608:36 AM
 

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Port Aransas ISD this morning and left with a positive impression, she said. “This is a close-knit community that wants to help kids learn,” DeVos said. Her reason for visiting Port Aransas was to see first-hand what has happened following Hurricane Harvey, and to see what needs to be done moving forward, she said. view article  arw

Couple Faces 93 Felony Counts For Cancelling High School Trips

November 1608:33 AM
 

A couple who once organized and cancelled a band trip for some North Texas high schoolers without refunds, now face charges for cancelling similar trips for students in California. Bradley and Margaret Matheson are charged with 93 felony counts after cancelling trips for dozens of students at four San Diego-area schools. view article  arw

Boyd ISD cancels classes for state volleyball

November 1608:30 AM
 

Always celebrate great accomplishments - js-  The hallways at Boyd schools will be mostly silent Thursday to give students, faculty and community members a chance to witness school history. The district has canceled classes with the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets set to make their debut at the University Interscholastic League volleyball championships at 11 a.m. at the Culwell Center in Garland. The Lady Yellowjackets take on Goliad in the 3A semifinals. view article  arw

“Bathroom bill” would be bad for Texas’ economy, business leaders say

November 1608:30 AM
 

Months after lawmakers repeatedly tried to pass a "bathroom bill" regulating which public restrooms transgender Texans are allowed to use, several Texas business leaders told a House committee Wednesday that such a law would be bad for Texas' economic future. The House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, established by House Speaker Joe Straus following the special session this summer, is tasked with ensuring new business continues to come to Texas. The members heard testimony from business leaders including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, real estate developer Ross Perot Jr., Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites and others on how different policies would impact their companies and the future of the state.   view article  arw

Paradise: Board starts superintendent search

November 1608:29 AM
 

Paradise School Board has created a timeline for its superintendent search. Former superintendent Mac Edwards resigned in June, and the board elected to wait until after the November school board election to replace him. view article  arw

Bastrop schools superintendent announces retirement at end of year

November 1608:29 AM
 

Bastrop school district Superintendent Steve Murray announced Tuesday night that he was retiring from his administrator position and as a school educator effective Dec. 31.  “I have been so blessed to be able to work with so many wonderful teachers and school leaders … and truly blessed to have served so many students,” Murray wrote on Twitter late Tuesday night.  Murray’s resignation comes a week after Bastrop school district voters rejected an $88.5 million school bond, with 64 percent of voters turning it down. This was the second school bond voters rejected in as many years. view article  arw

Aledo ISD superintendent to retire in 2018

November 1608:29 AM
 

After serving for almost five years as superintendent of the Aledo Independent School District, Derek Citty announced his intention to retire at the end of the school year during a Monday board of trustees meeting. “After 34 years in a variety of roles, I cannot think of a better way to cap off my journey than to end my professional career as the Superintendent of the Aledo Bearcats,” Citty said. “It was a professional goal of mine to be a Superintendent and I feel so incredibly fortunate it was here in such a wonderful district.”  Citty’s last day with the district will be June 30, 2018.  School board president Jay Stringer said in a statement that he appreciated Citty’s “unending devotion” to the school district. view article  arw

Olton ISD Superintendent Vacancy

November 1608:29 AM
 

Olton ISD is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools.  Region 17 Education Service Center is assisting the Board of Trustees in the search process.  Attached to this email is information concerning the district and the application procedure.  A letter of interest, resume, and a copy of Texas Superintendent Certification can be submitted to superintendentsearch@esc17.net  or via U.S. mail to: Region 17 Education Service Center, c/o Dr. Kyle Wargo, 1111 W Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79416.

Crane ISD Names Lone Finalist

November 1608:29 AM
 

Crane ISD has announced Jan Hunt as their Lone Finalist for the Crane ISD superintendent of schools position. Hunt has previously been superintendent of Grandfalls-Royalty and McCamey. Hunt currently serves as a consultant to numerous districts in West Texas and New Mexico. The start date for Ms. Hunt will be January 2nd.