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Vacant South Texas ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Russo, Kyle P.C. and Mr. Gary Patterson INFO
Vacant West Sabine ISD; Search by: West Sabine ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Desoto ISD; Search by: JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Balmorhea ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Granbury ISD; Search By: Granbury ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Kennedale ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Flatonia ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Odem-Edroy ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino, Russo, Kyle and Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Carrizo Springs CISD; Search by: J. Cruz & Associates infoINFO
Vacant Roby CISD; Search by: Roby CISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Ennis ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Bryson ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant South San Antonio ISD; Search by: JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Goodrich ISD; Search by: Goodrich ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Kingsville ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Hull-Daisetta ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Liberty Hill ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Hardin-Jefferson ISD ; Search by: Region 5 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist New Boston ISD; Brian Bobbitt; Superintendent of Malta ISD; Search by: New Boston ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Cisco ISD; Dr. Ryan Stelle, Assistant Superintendent of Brookshire Royal ISD; Search by: Region 14 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Robstown ISD - Dr. Jose Moreno , Superintendent ,La Vernia ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Mt. Vernon ISD - Jason McCullough , Deputy Executive Director ​,Region 8 ESC; Search by: Education Solutions and Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Wolfe City ISD - Anthony Figueroa , Principal ,Blue Ridge High School; Search By: Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Santa Maria ISD - Mr. Martin Cuellar , Superintendent ,Progreso ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD - Dr. Mike A. Barrera , Asst. Supt. for Operations ,McAllen ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo infoINFO
Lone Finalist Dickinson ISD - Carla Voelkel , Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services ​,Dickinson ISD; Search by: Dickinson ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Kemp ISD; Dr. Lisa A. Gonzales, Superintendent of Odem-Edroy ISD, Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Post ISD - , Superintendent,Roby CISD; Mr. Heath Dickson, Superintendent of Roby ISD, Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Rusk ISD; Mr. Grey Burton, Associate Superintendent of Nacogdoches ISD, Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Rocksprings ISD; Daron Worrell; Middle School Principal of Sonora ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESC InfoINFO
New Super Friona ISD - Jimmy Burns , Superintendent,Hawley ISD; Search By: Region 16 and Robin Fulce InfoINFO
New Super Bandera ISD; Dr. Jerry D. Hollingsworth, Associate Superintendent of Educational Operations at Burleson ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino, Russo, Kyle and Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Fort Sam Houston ISD; Gary Bates, Superintendent of Goodrich ISD, Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevińo Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO

Teachers get checks for high performance at Angleton ISD convocation

August 1708:25 AM
 

Angleton ISD began the school year for teachers and staff this week by awarding $2,600 to almost a dozen employees for their exceptional performance. Administrators distributed $200 checks during the district’s convocation ceremony Monday to each of the nine teachers nominated by their peers last school year as the Campus Teacher of the Year for their respective schools. view article  arw

Klein ISD sees improvement after restructuring gifted and talented program, streamlining referral process

August 1708:25 AM
 

In spring 2017, the Texas Curriculum Management Audit Center found that Klein ISD’s gifted and talented program needed improvements in two areas: quality of services provided to GT students and low numbers of students in the program. These findings led the district to take action to target deficiencies in the program’s design and the process for identification, according to KISD Instructional Officer Kathleen Plott. “We are very excited about the work that has been done,” Plott said at the Aug. 13 KISD Board of Trustees meeting. view article  arw

Parent upset with Houston ISD over bus hub changes

August 1708:25 AM
 

Lori Summers says her 13-year-old son Thomas loves his magnet school, Garden Oaks Montessori. "He's been going since first grade," said Summers. But getting him there each day just got tougher.   view article  arw

Gunter ISD chooses first school resource officer

August 1708:25 AM
 

Just like the kids at Gunter Elementary school, police officer Cynthia Folk is starting her new position today as the Gunter ISD school resource officer. A position she says she is thrilled to start. "They can come and call me 'Mrs. Cynthia' or 'Officer Folk' and we can have an awesome year and rapport together," said Folk. view article  arw

Olfen ISD outside of San Angelo becomes first in modern Texas history to go to 4-day-a-week classes

August 1708:25 AM
 

A small school district in west Texas is starting the school year as the first of its kind in modern state history to move to four-day-a-week classes. Olfen Independent School District in Rowena, which is nearly 30 minutes outside of San Angelo, approved the abbreviated instruction weeks back in January. view article  arw

No longer defenseless: Rural area school districts arm staff, increase security

August 1708:25 AM
 

Last school year will be remembered as one of the deadliest ever. According to Education Week, there were 14 school shootings with injuries and deaths, totaling 32 people slain, 26 of them students. All around South Texas, you can find many small school districts in rural cities and counties. The majority of these schools were built as open campuses since some buildings were shared by all students, from kindergarten through 12th grade. view article  arw

Fort Bend ISD offering unique program for kids with Autism

August 1708:25 AM
 

Students at the Fort Bend Independent School District started school this week, and there's a unique program available inside Ridgemont Elementary School. It's the first public school in the state to offer applied behavioral analysis, or ABA therapy, to kids with Autism. ABA teaches reinforcement. Students feel successful with even small tasks and then enjoy learning new things. That can set them up to be successful for the rest of their lives but some families have to forgo the therapy because it's too expensive. view article  arw

Texas students will be greeted with sign warning them about armed staff on campus

August 1708:25 AM
 

On their first day of school later this month, students in Big Spring ISD in West Texas will be greeted by a new sign alerting them that staff members are now armed. The sign is part of a sobering reality more districts around Texas have accepted as school shootings like the one at Sante Fe High School May 18continue to plague the U.S. The sign outside Goliad Elementary School—which reads, "ATTENTION Please be aware that the staff at Big Spring ISD are armed and will use whatever force necessary to protect our students"—was approved in May after the district's board of trustees voted on campus carry policy upgrades. view article  arw

Borderland schools combining, construction to start this year

August 1708:25 AM
 

El Paso ISD is planning for a $238 million project to combine some Borderland schools into one building and construction for the campuses is expected to start this year. EPISD has plans to combine eight schools. Some are middle and elementary schools combining into one building that’ll host kindergarten to eighth grade. Others are two or three elementary schools combining into one. Photos of how the schools are expected to look upon completion are in the gallery attached to this story. view article  arw

Goliad superintendent disproves of TEA testing despite B rating

August 1708:25 AM
 

Despite a district-wide B rating, Goliad’s superintendent does not have faith in the Texas Education Agency’s accountability system. “It’s not a true reflection of the work our students do,” said Superintendent Dave Plymale. Overall, the district earned a score of 81 out of 100, or a B rating. The district’s three campuses, Goliad High, Middle and Elementary schools met standards with scores of 80, 81 and 68, respectively. view article  arw

Rice High School creating 21st century learners with Chromebooks

August 1708:25 AM
 

Beginning this school year, all Rice High School students will have a Chromebook to assist them with learning in the classroom and at home. In addition, teachers have received trainings to implement Google classroom in the educational setting. “Rice High School is committed to preparing students to be college and career ready. This is why we are launching a one-to-one Chromebook initiative for each student to have their own device starting with the 2018-19 school year,” said Amy Harvell, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction.” view article  arw

Round Rock ISD urges students to report cyber-bullying through app

August 1708:25 AM
 

Central Texas school districts are cracking down on students harming others -- especially on social media. This school year, Round Rock ISD is urging more students and parents to download their reporting app, Anonymous Alerts. The district started using Anonymous Alerts two years ago. Now that they're actively using the app too, the district will spend the whole first week of school encouraging students to add it to their phones. Anonymous Alerts is an anonymous way kids can speak up. view article  arw

Crosby ISD may add more resource officers in effort to upgrade security at campuses

August 1708:21 AM
 

As students return to class in Crosby ISD Thursday, the district says it may make some changes in an effort to make their campuses safer. Right now the district, which serves 6,000 students, has five school resource officers who are employees of Crosby ISD. The district says those officers will be visible at every campus each day. However, the district may add more officers. view article  arw

A new reality: Tourniquets, bandages as school supplies at Fort Worth ISD

August 1708:17 AM
 

Fort Worth ISD teachers are learning to use combat-style tourniquets and bandaging as part of a new program that aims to put life-saving supplies in every classroom. Thursday, school nurses from campuses across the district were some of the first to receive training from the 'Stop the Bleed' program that is organized by Cook Children's Hospital and Fort Worth Firefighter Charities. view article  arw

5 takeaways from Houston ISD’s academic accountability ratings

August 1708:16 AM
 

The release of academic accountability ratings this week brought enormous relief to Houston ISD, which avoided state sanctions and would have scored a district-wide "B" rating if not for a waiver tied to Hurricane Harvey. view article  arw

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Legal Issues for School Secretaries

September - October 2018

Arm your school’s first line of defense, your school secretary, with important and helpful information they can use every day. Provide practical methods for handling issues with legal implications a school’s front office frequently confronts. This training will include the latest on bullying, cyberbullying, reporting requirements for SBEC and CPS, FERPA, and social media issues.

 

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  • Admissions/Enrollment
  • Attendance
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Fingerprinting
  • First Amendment
  • Harassment & Discrimination
  • Residency
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sex Offenders
  • Social Media
  • Student Records

 

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School Secretaries, PEIMS Administrators, Office Managers, Attendance Clerks, Counselors

 

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$195 per person

 

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9/18/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 7 ESC

9/24/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 18 ESC

9/25/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 12 ESC

10/2/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 11 ESC

10/9/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Plano, TX

10/10/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Austin, TX

10/11/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 14 ESC

10/12/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 16 ESC

10/25/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Cy-Fair ISD - Berry Center

10/29/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  McAllen Convention Center

 

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Houston ISD avoids state sanctions after 4 long-failing schools all meet standard

August 1708:15 AM
 

Houston ISD and civic leaders celebrated Wednesday after learning that four of the district’s longest-struggling campuses met state academic standards this year, staving off potentially major sanctions that have loomed for months over Texas’ largest public school district. view article  arw

Red Oak ISD becomes the first Energy Bus certified school in Texas

August 1708:15 AM
 

Red Oak ISD officially became the first school district in Texas to be Energy Bus certified earlier this week. On Aug. 13, Red Oak ISD faculty celebrated during a special convocation at the conclusion of the Energy Bus seminar. Co-founder of Energy Bus Schools Leadership Journey, Niki Spears, hosted the training. As a former principal and teacher, Spears shared her vision of a positive school culture based on shared leadership. view article  arw

Several new schools open for first day in Frisco ISD

August 1708:15 AM
 

The school year begins Thursday for another 48 school districts in North Texas. That includes Wylie, Ennis, Mineral Wells, Princeton and the fast-growing Frisco. Four new schools are opening this year in the Frisco Independent School District, where the student population is expected to soon top 60,000. view article  arw

Peaster ISD revives marching band

August 1708:15 AM
 

The Peaster Greyhound Band is welcoming the return of the marching band with shiny new instruments. In May, Peaster ISD voters approved the purchase of new band instruments as part of the $5.95 million bond package. The instruments, equipment and trailer cost about $250,000. view article  arw

Huntsville ISD ready for first day of new school year

August 1708:15 AM
 

The first day of the 2018-2019 school year is finally here, and Huntsville ISD faculty and staff are ready to get the ball rolling on what they hope to be a successful academic year for the Hornet community Huntsville ISD administrators, faculty and staff gathered last Friday at Huntsville High School for the annual New Year Convocation, which featured performances from the Hornet Military Marching Band, HHS spirit programs and more. Superintendent Scott Sheppard, who will be embarking on his first full school year since being selected to the post in January, is ready to raise the bar of success for the district. view article  arw

Bond committee votes to recommend school board call TRE

August 1708:14 AM
 

A majority of members of the Ector County Bond Advisory Committee voted to recommend to the ECISD Board of Trustees to move ahead with a tax ratification election. The board voted Aug. 14 to approve a 2018-19 tax rate of $1.2759 per $100 property valuation. A school district’s tax rate is broken down into maintenance and operations, which provides funding for day-to-day operations, and interest and sinking, which provides funding for debt payments. view article  arw

$166 million Georgetown ISD bond will go before voters on Nov. 6

August 1708:14 AM
 

With Georgetown ISD anticipated to grow by 2,300 students over the next five years, the board of trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to put a $166 million bond package on the Nov. 6 ballot. Two new elementary schools, along with the expansion of Ford Elementary, are key to the first proposition, which totals $150.5 million, and includes acquiring land for future buildings and more school buses. view article  arw

Northwest ISD starts school year with new buses with seatbelts

August 1708:14 AM
 

The Northwest ISD is starting its school year with a new fleet of school buses. The buses all come with seat belts, which the district hopes will help keep students safer. The superintendent held a Facebook Live meeting on Thursday to answer questions from parents. view article  arw

New security measures in place at Southside ISD

August 1708:12 AM
 

Students returning to school in the Southside Independent School District will see more security measures in place this year. District leaders held a presentation at Thursday’s school board meeting. view article  arw

Pine Tree ISD drops tax rate 3 cents, balances 2018-19 budget

August 1708:10 AM
 

Pine Tree ISD trustees this week adopted a balanced budget and lower tax rate for the 2018-19 year. The amended budget is balanced at $39.13 million. The final approved tax rate drops 3 cents to $1.5250 per $100 valuation, from the 2017-18 rate of $1.5550 per $100 valuation. view article  arw

‘Things are starting to happen’ at New Diana ISD bond project, superintendent says

August 1708:10 AM
 

Now that work has begun on New Diana ISD’s bond project, trustees will celebrate with a groundbreaking ceremony this month. Last November, voters approved a $5.5 million bond to expand Robert F. Hunt Elementary School. The project includes a fourth- and fifth-grade wing, larger cafeteria and activity space. The expansion should be complete by the start of the 2019-20 school year, Superintendent Carl Key said. view article  arw

Pflugerville ISD approves $332 million bond election at meeting Thursday

August 1708:10 AM
 

Pflugerville ISD voters will officially see a $332 million bond proposal on the ballot this November. PfISD trustees voted unanimously to approve sending the bond to a vote at a board of trustees meeting Thursday. They also approved a tax ratification election for a reduced tax rate of $1.52, down $0.02 from the 2017-18 rate of $1.54 per $100 valuation. view article  arw

Keller ISD Continues Colorful Tradition Of Painting Parking Spots

August 1708:09 AM
 

Just days before the first bell of the school year at Keller ISD, some soon-to-be seniors took part in a tradition that gives a peek into who they are. view article  arw

Ysleta ISD Superintendent discusses school safety in new school year

August 1707:45 AM
 

Ysleta Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Xavier De La Torre stopped by the KFOX14 Morning News on Wednesday, to talk about the upcoming school year. School starts Monday, Aug. 27 for Ysleta ISD. view article  arw

Austin ISD Receives “B” Grade from Texas Education Agency

August 1608:41 AM
 

The Austin Independent School District received a "B" letter grade from the Texas Education Agency in a report released Wednesday for a new "A-F" school rating system passed by the Legislature last year. Following pushback from school leaders, state lawmakers delayed implementation of letter grades for individual campuses until 2019, although each campus did receive a numerical grade. Five AISD campuses received failing grades, one more than last year. view article  arw

Coppell ISD opposes TEA performance letter grades

August 1608:41 AM
 

Coppell ISD officials said they oppose the new Texas Education Agency program that assigns every school district in Texas a letter grade based on how well the district performs. CISD Superintendent Brad Hunt sent out the following letter to parents Wednesday morning explaining the district's position on the grades: view article  arw

Business leaders applaud Dallas ISD’s grade of B in state rating system

August 1608:41 AM
 

Dallas ISD scored a B — as in “better than expected” — in a new state grading system that’s destined to become a barometer of workforce readiness for the business community.  School, business and government officials gathered Wednesday in the Dallas Regional Chamber’s office downtown to tout the grade and promise more improvement to the education system.  “We have not finished,” Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said. “It’s a marathon and we have a lot more work to do." view article  arw

Bexar school leaders not happy with state’s report card

August 1608:40 AM
 

None of Bexar County’s 16 traditional school districts failed — but only its three military districts received A grades — in state accountability rankings released Wednesday. The Alamo Heights, North East, Northside and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City independent school districts got Bs. The South San Antonio and Edgewood ISDs each got a D. The rest received Cs.  It was the first time that Texas handed out letter grades to its school districts and most local superintendents have not welcomed the change. Even leaders of districts with relatively high ratings said the new system oversimplifies the complexity of educational effort and outcomes.  view article  arw

Comal ISD falls one point shy of an A rating under Texas Education Agency’s new A-F grading system

August 1608:40 AM
 

The Comal Independent School District received a B grade from the Texas Education Agency in the first issuance of the state’s new accountability rating system. The Texas Education Agency released its annual school and district accountability rankings Wednesday morning. The TEA’s new A-F system went into effect for the first time this year for ratings given to overall districts. view article  arw

Texas’ 1st school accountability grades feature few ‘Fs’

August 1608:40 AM
 

Texas on Wednesday issued its first letter grade academic accountability  view article  arw