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Vacant Carthage ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Mabank ISD; Search by: Jim Dunlap - Click Here for Application InstructionsINFO
Vacant West Sabine ISD; Search by: West Sabine ISD School Board adINFO
Vacant Kennedale ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Carrizo Springs CISD; Search by: J. Cruz & Associates adINFO
Vacant Ennis ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant Bryson ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Kingsville ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Hull-Daisetta ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Liberty Hill ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Hardin-Jefferson ISD ; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
Vacant La Villa ISD; Search by:  O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
Vacant Albany ISD; Search by: Albany ISD Board of School Trustees adINFO
Vacant Clifton ISD; Search by: Clifton ISD School Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Kilgore ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Loraine ISD; Search by: Region 14 adINFO
Vacant Holland ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant San Saba ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESC adINFO
Vacant Palacios ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services ​adINFO
Vacant Damon ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
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 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
Lone Finalist Roby CISD - Keith Cook , High School Principal ,Bangs ISD; Search by: Roby CISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist South San Antonio ISD - Dr. Alexandro M. Flores , Superintendent ,Palacios ISD; Search by: JG Consulting adINFO
Lone Finalist Balmorhea ISD - John Massey , Former Superintendent ,Dalhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist South Texas ISD - Dr. Marco Antonio Lara Jr. , Deputy Director ,Educational Service Center Region 1; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Russo, Kyle P.C. and Mr. Gary Patterson INFO
Lone Finalist Flatonia ISD - Andy Reddock , Superintendent ,Pewitt CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Goodrich ISD - Dr. Bryan Taulton , High School Principal ,Hardin ISD; Search by: Goodrich ISD School Board adINFO
New Super Kemp ISD; Dr. Lisa A. Gonzales, Superintendent of Odem-Edroy 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 Fort Sam Houston ISD; Gary Bates, Superintendent of Goodrich ISD, Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevińo Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD  - Jose Cervantes , Superintendent ,La Villa ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Granbury ISD - Dr. Jeremy Glenn, Superintendent,Waxahachie ISD; Search By: Granbury ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Desoto ISD - D'Andre Weaver , Community Superintendent,Spring Branch ISD; Search by: JG Consulting adINFO
New Super Odem-Edroy ISD - Yolanda L. Carr;  Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino, Russo, Kyle and Dr. Ann DixonINFO

Gladewater ISD buys vehicles for school resource officers

October 1808:25 AM
 

Gladewater ISD trustees amended the district’s school resource officer agreement with the city Monday night to provide two vehicles for Gladewater police who patrol campuses, the superintendent said Wednesday. Since the primary and high school campuses are on Gay Avenue, they share a school resource officer, Superintendent Sedric Clark said in April. Gladewater Middle and Weldon Elementary schools also are on the same street and share an officer. view article  arw

Beaumont ISD recruits for more educators following teacher shortage

October 1808:25 AM
 

Beaumont ISD is looking for more educators to join the district following its ongoing teacher shortage . Catie Shafer , a parent, says the shortage has an effect on students and teachers. In a statement, Beaumont ISD says it continues to actively recruit highly qualified educators for all schools. view article  arw

Chronicle Endorsements: Austin ISD and Austin Community College Boards

October 1808:25 AM
 

Although Dr. Ted Gordon has not appeared to enjoy his time as an AISD trustee – or even proven effective in enacting policy goals – he has been a strong voice for his underserved district, and we feel he is best suited for pushing the school board toward the drastic changes needed to balance the budget, close racial achievement gaps, and bridge the district's east/west divide. His opponent LaTisha Anderson is a passionate and qualified candidate, and someone Gordon has said would ably succeed him, but we hold reservations over the amount of time she would be able to commit to the full-time volunteer job. District 1 voters will best benefit from Gordon's experience and determination. view article  arw

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD officials said letter asking students for money to turn in assignments is fake

October 1808:25 AM
 

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD officials said a letter stating the district will begin charging students for assignments is fake. The letter first began to circulate on social media. The false letter stated the district is looking for ways to curb its spending in preparation of next year’s budget and would be implementing a list of new costs for students and parents. The list included charging students to receive assignments, use the hall ways, for being tardy, for borrowing books, using their desks, etc. “There is a hoax letter circulating on social media regarding C-FB ISD charging students for regular everyday items,” district officials said in a statement to parents and staff. “The post has an image of a letter with the C-FB logo on it. The letter is not legitimate view article  arw

Temple ISD expects to build four new schools in the near future

October 1808:25 AM
 

David McCauley says his son's kindergarten class at Kennedy-Powell Elementary School is getting pretty full. "They have 22 kids, which is the max I think what they can have there," said McCauley. Earlier this year, Temple ISD contracted with Templeton Demographics to conduct a population study for the district.  view article  arw

Edgewood ISD trustee resigns three months into job

October 1808:25 AM
 

Edward Romero was enthusiastic when he took his seat as an Edgewood Independent School District trustee three months ago. He’d won an election to the board in 2016, but had to wait to take office when the state took control of the district with an appointed board of managers. Last summer, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced a transition back to an elected board and picked two trustees to start the process. Romero was one of them and said he was “excited about the opportunity.” He was sworn in July 24. view article  arw

Lake Travis ISD recognizes National Merit scholars, discusses water agreements with Cypress Hills

October 1808:25 AM
 

A total of 37 Lake Travis High School seniors were recognized by the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Lake Travis ISD board of trustees congratulated many of the students at Wednesday’s meeting. The students were chosen from more than 1.5 million program entrants and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors, LTISD Director of Communications Marco Alvarado said to the board. view article  arw

Sabine ISD softball project on schedule despite rain

October 1808:25 AM
 

Despite recent weather delays, the Sabine ISD softball project is on schedule, Superintendent Stacey Bryce said this week. Garrett & Associates General Contractors is building a softball field where the district’s old elementary school once stood. The district approved a contract in August for the project for almost $1.22 million. view article  arw

Taylor ISD details security plan

October 1808:25 AM
 

Taylor school officials shared a glimpse into the way the district approaches campus security during a one-hour presentation before school trustees and members of the city council Tuesday morning. “Our administrators really understand what they need to do,” said Curtis Clay, the district’s security consultant. “This is the first district I’ve worked with to actively do safety drills. Some think it’s too much trouble. They just go through the motions but … you guys are ahead of the game.” view article  arw

Middle school student in Dickinson ISD arrested for alleged threat

October 1808:25 AM
 

A student at Barber Middle School was arrested after allegedly making a threat, according to Dickinson Independent School District. The student told another student, “I’m going to kill everyone,” according to the district. view article  arw

Six years in prison for men who called in hoax shooting at Harlingen school

October 1808:25 AM
 

The two men who were arrested two years ago for calling in a hoax active shooter threat at a local high school while they robbed an area pawn shop are facing jail time. On Monday, Michael Anthony Serna, 25, and Cody Edward Quintero, 23, each were sentenced by state District Judge Gloria Rincones for their criminal activity and handed them each a six-year prison sentence. Their 2016 hoax led to the lockdown of the Harlingen High School South campus while they were across town holding up, at gunpoint, an Amigo Pawn Shop off Loop 499. view article  arw

Denison ISD approves agreement for 2 new school resource officers

October 1808:25 AM
 

The Denison Independent School District has finalized agreements that will allow it to hire two new, permanent school resource officers to provide security at Scott Middle School and Denison High School. Earlier this month, the city of Denison approved an interlocal agreement with the district to split the costs of the new resource officers. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Denison ISD board of trustees formalized the arrangement by signing its side of the agreement. “The value in that is that these people will be able to form a relationship with the students, get to know the students and the students will trust them,” Denison ISD Superintendent Henry Scott said. view article  arw

Cleburne ISD trustees conduct training

October 1808:25 AM
 

The implementation of full-day pre-kindergarten on all elementary campuses and its impact in ultimately closing performance gaps was among the topics of discussion during the Cleburne ISD board workshop on Oct. 10. Instructional goals for the 2018-19 school year, including several specific to early learners in grades first through third, were the main focus of the “team of 8” session, involving the district’s seven-member governing board and Superintendent Kyle Heath. CISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Andrea Hensley and CISD Executive Director of Research, Development and Accountability Chris Jackson presented the proposed district and board goals.  view article  arw

Construction on Denton ISD elementary continues despite recent rains

October 1808:15 AM
 

Rain may be good for plants, but it’s bad news for construction. Dirt is moving on Denton ISD’s 24th elementary school, Union Park, on the U.S. Highway 380 Corridor. Named for the subdivision that surrounds it, the school still is set to open in August 2019 despite recent heavy downpours impacting some operations, officials said. view article  arw

Royse City ISD to meet with Royse City Council Thursday

October 1808:15 AM
 

The Royse City Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a joint meeting with the Royse City Council on Thursday to discuss residential and business growth in the city. School and city officials will at 6 p.m. at the Ernest Epps Education Service Center, located 810 Old Greenville Rd. in Royse City. According to the meeting agenda, City Manager Carl Alsabrook will give board members an update on the city’s infrastructure and residential growth. Larry Lott, the executive director of the Royse City Community Development Corporation, will speak about commercial development in the area. view article  arw

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Responding to Texas Pubic Information Act Requests: From the Simple to the Insane - Webinar

October 24, 2018

Not for the faint of heart, we will explore the complexities of fulfilling TPIA requests. This webinar is for those who possess a working understanding of the PIA. We'll dig into complex information requests including those asking for information not stereo-typically considered “school records” such as administer or board member personal emails and text messages.

This webinar session is being presented by April Philley, a former Assistant Attorney General, who can provide first-hand advice and practical tips – everything you ever wanted to know about the TPIA.

 

Topics:

  • What exactly is the Public Information Act?
  • What is a valid request for information?
  • Rules and deadlines for responding to requests
  • What can I charge requestors for?
  • How to redact information without a ruling from the AG
  • Requesting an Attorney General opinion
  • What happens when you request an opinion from the AG
  • Common exceptions to the Public Information Act
  • When third party notifications are required

Who Should Attend: 

Those who have responsibility for complying with TPIA requests

 

When and Where:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018  |  10:00-11:30 am  |  at your desk

 

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Angleton ISD approves new buses, teachers

October 1808:15 AM
 

Angleton ISD has approved the addition of two new buses to its existing fleet Tuesday night. The school district has 63 buses in operation, Superintendent Phil Edwards said. Each bus can normally fit two kids per seat, but for smaller students, the buses can fit three students per seat. There also will be seat belts, Edwards said. view article  arw

Small Coppell ISD School Bus Catches Fire; No One Hurt

October 1808:15 AM
 

A small school bus caught fire Wednesday morning in Irving. Firefighters say two kids were on bus but were able to get out. The driver says the bus caught fire under the hood so he pulled over. The bus was severely damaged. view article  arw

Finding Funds for School Mental Health

October 1808:15 AM
 

More than a dozen campus-based mental health care facilities that were facing closure in the Austin Independent School District will remain open thanks to partnerships with Integral Care, Central Health,and through donations made to the Austin Ed Fund. view article  arw

When will public schools become more efficient with tax dollars?

October 1808:15 AM
 

A recurring theme heard from various candidates who are running for election this November, is the candidates’ professed support for both giving teachers a raise while admonishing school districts to become more efficient in how they spend their tax dollars. Perhaps these statements stem from a lack of understanding as to how school finance works in Texas. It is an overly complicated system which the State Supreme Court has called byzantine and urged the Legislature to streamline. As a school board trustee, along with my colleagues I must approve a balanced budget and a tax rate to support that budget each year. In order to form a considered opinion and cast an informed vote, I have had to learn the basics of public school finance. view article  arw

El Paso ISD trustees to again discuss hiring additional oversight for $667.8 million bond

October 1808:15 AM
 

El Paso Independent School District trustees on Tuesday will again discuss whether to hire an additional set of eyes to oversee the firm managing the 2016 voter-approved $668.7 million bond. The need for oversight over Jacobs Engineering Group, the firm managing the bulk of the bond projects, was one of two recommendations from a citizens' committee that voted to ask for more oversight and staffing to adequately tackle the bond.  view article  arw

Harlingen CISD launches student-run radio station

October 1807:45 AM
 

A new program at the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District is aiming to provide more than a basic education. On Tuesday morning, Harlingen CISD flipped the switch on its first student-run radio station, KHGN. view article  arw

Joe’s Commentary: Governor Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration For 18 Texas Counties In Response To Severe Weather And Flooding

October 1709:00 AM
 

Texas schools continue to make decisions finalizing tax rates. Yesterday, I updated the TRE list again, now there are 50. It is well past the deadline for calling a TRE although, for this year, Hurricane Harvey has given some districts additional options. This is the reason for my continuing to update the number of TREs. In a normal year, any district that adopts an M&O rate above $1.04 would need to plan for an election. However, the election code gives districts in a county which has been declared as a disaster, an additional option. Some districts on the current TRE list adopted tax rates above the $1.04 under the disaster provisions instead of holding an election to generate additional funds.

Silsbee superintendent to resign

October 1708:41 AM
 

Silsbee ISD superintendent Richard Bain will resign in December after a decade. He said Tuesday that he will continue to have a soft spot for the Silsbee Tigers.  "I will continue to bleed maroon," said Bain, who recently accepted a consulting position with Claycomb Associates, Architects. He informed his staff last week. His last day with the district will be Dec. 21. view article  arw

DeSoto ISD investigating allegations of financial mismanagement of past school administrators

October 1708:41 AM
 

Several high-ranking administrators have left the DeSoto school district in recent months as officials investigate whether some funneled money to themselves and favorite employees as well as other potential wrongdoings. DeSoto ISD Superintendent D'Andre Weaver on Tuesday sent a letter to his staff acknowledging that the district is working with the Texas Attorney General's office and the Texas Education Agency to investigate "unethical practices."  Weaver and school board president Carl Sherman have not said exactly what those unethical practices may be. However, they did say the district is looking into how district money was used. view article  arw

Krum ISD announces independent investigation of grade tampering allegations

October 1708:40 AM
 

Uproar over an alleged grading scandal at Krum High School continued this week as school officials announced plans for an independent investigation. In a letter from the Krum school board, the district said it has asked the Region 11 Education Services Center to investigate claims that class ranks were bumped up for students related to school administrators. Education Services Centers act as an intermediary between school districts and the state. view article  arw

Caddo Mills ISD officials make plans after tax swap passes

October 1708:40 AM
 

With its tax ratification election to perform a tax rate "swap" approved by voters the Caddo Mills Independent School District Board of Trustees are moving forward with its strategic planning committee. A total of 255 of the 371 residents who voted in the Caddo Mills ISD tax ratification election did so in favor of the tax swap. As a result of the swap, school officials have said that the district will now qualify for $500,000 in extra state education funding. view article  arw

Crosby ISD parents concerned after layoffs of 33 employees, including teachers

October 1708:40 AM
 

Crosby ISD is set to announce more layoffs Wednesday after the board of trustees voted to terminate 33 district employees amid its financial crisis. Among the 33 contractual employees laid off Monday night as part of a mid-year reduction in force, 19 are teachers. Others include the director of transportation, special education behavior specialist, elementary science coordinator and district social studies coordinator. Their last day will be Dec. 20.   view article  arw

60,000th student enrolls at Frisco ISD, state’s fastest-growing district

October 1708:40 AM
 

FRISCO — Alanna Mazeffa wrung her hands Tuesday as she followed a line of students into the noisy school cafeteria.  The new sixth-grader at Pioneer Heritage Middle School in Frisco didn't know most of the kids in the crowd, except for a few friends that gave her encouraging thumbs-up.  She was nervous. All this commotion was to recognize her — Frisco ISD's 60,000th student. The state's fastest-growing school district marked the 60,000-student milestone Sept. 18, when Alanna's parents enrolled her. In the 2002-03 school year, the district had about 10,000, according to Frisco ISD officials. view article  arw

Texas schools push back against test expenses

October 1708:40 AM
 

GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas -- There's a battle brewing between the Texas Education Agency and local school districts. The TEA wants individual districts to pay for the ACT and SAT exams for students who took Algebra 1 or English 1 and English 2 end-of-course exams before entering high school. view article  arw

Kingsville:  KISD board narrows superintendent applicants to six candidates

October 1708:40 AM
 

The search for the next Kingsville Independent School District superintendent is beginning to narrow after board members convened for a special meeting Tuesday to select six applicants from a pool of nearly 50 to interview later this month.  “I think we’ve had very productive meetings,” KISD board president Brian Coufal said of the search process.  In late July, the board accepted the resignation of KISD’s previous superintendent, Carol Perez, who served in the role for four years before accepting the superintendent position at Mission Consolidated ISD. view article  arw

Reader: Supporting ‘Swap and Drop’ because GISD changed our lives

October 1708:40 AM
 

This is my first year in GISD. My family and I came here from another district that I will not disclose in this letter. My family was with that district since my first child started school 11 years ago. She is now a 10th grader at GHS. We liked our old district. Didn’t love it, but it was a good district.  We moved to Greenville last summer and what I learned on social media had me extremely concerned about putting my kids in GISD schools. But thank God I gave it a chance instead of bailing based on the comments of those I have since realized are only interested in advancing a personal agenda. My kids love school now. They have never loved school before this year, just tolerated it and enjoyed their friends. view article  arw

Caddo Mills voters approve tax rate ‘swap’

October 1708:40 AM
 

Unofficial Election Day and early voting results are in for the Caddo Mills Independent School District’s tax ratification election, with almost 69 percent voting in favor of the proposed tax “swap.”  A total of 371 residents voted early in the tax ratification election, with 255 voting in favor and 116 residents voting against the tax proposal. An election official at the Caddo Mills ISD Administration Building, the only voting location, said there were no wait times reported throughout the day. view article  arw

What to Know about Recapture (“Robin Hood”) and Texas Public School Funding

October 1708:40 AM
 

Parents and other taxpayers often focus on just one part of our school-finance system -- how much money school districts send back to the state as part of the recapture or "Robin Hood" program. This often criticized element of our school finance system redistributes locally collected property taxes to the state to help fund lower-wealth districts and charter schools.  It's important to know, however, that recapture is just a tiny piece of the broader challenges with our school finance system. It is primarily an innovative system to boost court-ordered equity in education. view article  arw

Dedicated to his job; Enis set to retire as Slidell superintendent

October 1708:40 AM
 

Former Slidell ISD trustee Irene Wilson recalls the candidates that interviewed for the open superintendent job in 2004. Among the finalists was a first-time superintendent candidate, Greg Enis, that she knew from working in the same district with a few years before in Chico. view article  arw

Hill Country school districts close amid heavy rain, flooding

October 1708:40 AM
 

Heavy rain in the Hill Country and the subsequent threat of flooding has prompted a number of school districts to delay or cancel classes Tuesday. The Marble Falls Independent School District has canceled classes and all school-related events for Tuesday, Superintendent Chris Allen posted on the district’s Facebook page. view article  arw