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Vacant Nacogdoches ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Vacant Brownsboro ISD; Search by: Brownsboro ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Quanah ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant Belton ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Brady ISD; Search by : Region 15 ESC adINFO
Vacant White Oak ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Agua Dulce ISD; Search by: Agua Dulce ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Jasper ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
Vacant Idalou ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Del Valle ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Winters ISD; Search by: Ronnie Kincaid adINFO
Vacant Orangefield ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Vacant Farmersville ISD; Search by: Farmersville ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Wells ISD; Search by: Wells ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant San Vicente ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Goliad ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Winnsboro ISD; Search by: Hardy Cook & Hardy, P.C. adINFO
Vacant Buckholts ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Breckenridge ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Randolph Field ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant La Porte ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Hallsburg ISD; Search by: Hallsburg ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Bangs ISD; Search by: Bangs ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Waskom ISD; Search by: Waskom ISD  Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Iredell ISD; Search by: Iredell ISD Board of trustees adINFO
Vacant Celina ISD; Search by: Celina ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Southside ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Trenton ISD - Search by: Trenton ISD Board of Trustees; INFO
Vacant Colmesneil ISD; Search by: Wells, Peyton, Greenberg & Hunt LLPINFO
Vacant Borden County ISD; Search by: Borden Countiy ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Ector ISD; Search by: ECISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant South San Antonio ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo & Moak, Casey & AssociatesINFO
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Lone Finalist Crystal City ISD - Edward Churchill, Director of Student Services ​,Mercedes ISD ; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Channing ISD - Michael Stevens, Principal of 7-12 Grade,Electra ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Bartlett ISD  - Theodore" Teddy" Clevenger, High School Principal,Teague ISD ; Search by: Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Chico ISD  - Scott Higgins, Superintendent,D'Hanis ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Waxahachie ISD - Dr. Bonny Cain, Interim Superintendent,Waxahachie ISD; Search By: Ray and Associates adINFO
Lone Finalist Harleton ISD - Brian Gray, Superintendent,Irion County ISD; Search by: Harleton ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Eagle Pass ISD  - Samuel Mijares, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Eagle Pass ISD; Search by: Escamilla & Poneck LLP adINFO
Lone Finalist Bloomington ISD  - Mark Anglin, Superintendent,Broaddus ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Academy ISD - William "Billy" Harlan, Chief Administrative Officer,Corsicana ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Waco ISD - Susan Kincannon, Superintendent,Belton ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Chireno ISD - Michael Skinner, Secondary Principal,Bartlett ISD; Search by: Largent Consulting LLC adINFO
Lone Finalist Karnes City ISD - Hector Madrigal, Assistant Superintendent,San Benito CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Pewitt CISD - Melissa Reid, Principal,New Boston ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Clarendon ISD - Jarod Bellar, Superintendent ,​Baird ISD; Search by: Clarendon ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Bullard ISD - Jack Lee, Superintendent,Bullard ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Whiteface CISD - Nate Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent,Plains ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
New Super Lovejoy ISD - Dr. Michael Goddard, Superintendent,Red Oak ISD; Search by: JG Consulting INFO
New Super Monte Alto ISD - Dr. Rosalinda Cobarrubias; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
New Super Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD - Dr. Jorge Luis Arredondo, Area Superintendent,Houston ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
New Super Red Oak ISD - Brenda Sanford, Director of Curriculum, Accountability, and Assessment,Canton ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Decatur ISD - Dr. Joseph Coburn, Chief Schools Officer,​Lewisville ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. and Education Consultant Brett SpringstonINFO
New Super Irion County ISD - Ray DeSpain, Superintendent,Elkhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Dripping Springs ISD - Todd Washburn, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment,Eanes ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Danbury ISD - Nancy Sandlin, Superintendent ,​Buckholts ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Kermit ISD - Jose Lopez, Superintendent ,Taft ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Canton ISD - Dr. Brian Nichols , Superintendent ,New Summersfield ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Schulenburg ISD - Duane Limbaugh, Superintendent,Brady ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Boles ISD - Ms. Mikayle Goss, Director,Hunt County Co-op; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Douglass ISD - Justin Keeling , High School Principal,Woden ISD ; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Peaster ISD - Lance Johnson, Superintendent,Randolph Field ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
New Super Boyd ISD - Dr. Tamara Vardy, Director of Campus Support,Mansfield ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
New Super Terrell ISD - Dr. Georgeanne Warnock, Associate Superintendent ​of Educational Services,Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD; Search by: Terrell ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
New Super Mineola ISD - Cody Mize, Superintendent,Winona ISD; Search by: Mineola ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
New Super Harlandale ISD - Gerardo Soto,Harlandale ISD; Search by: Sanchez & Wilson, PLLC adINFO
New Super Devine ISD - Dr. Todd Grandjean , Superintendent ,Moulton ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
New Super Seminole ISD - Kyle Lynch, Superintendent,Canadian ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
New Super Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD - Dr. Clark Ealy, Superintendent,College Station ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO

Over $16K spent by Wimberley ISD in logo dispute with Wimberley Pride

January 1708:25 AM
 

The months-long fight over a school district's logo being used by an LGBTQ group has been a costly one for the district.  Wimberley ISD spent more than $16,000 in their dispute with Wimberley Pride over their use of the district's logo.  In information obtained by CBS Austin, the district says the cost to have the logo trademarked totaled $450.  Meanwhile, the attorney's fees since September for all matters pertaining to Wimberley Pride using the logo total $15,798.84 view article  arw

Marshall ISD school board approves $400K project to upgrade high school lights

January 1708:25 AM
 

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees voted to continue their step-by-step renovation of the school district’s aging 30-year-old high school at its meeting Thursday.  The current project, which has an estimated cost of about $400,000, involves replacing the high school’s existing indoor and outdoor lights, including the ones in the parking lot, with more cost-efficient LED lighting, according to Dr. Jerry Gibson, Marshall ISD’s superintendent.  Gibson said the contractor who will be doing the work on the lighting at the high school will be working in the evenings and the weekends while school is still in session. view article  arw

Marshall ISD school board approves $400K project to upgrade high school lights

January 1708:25 AM
 

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees voted to continue their step-by-step renovation of the school district’s aging 30-year-old high school at its meeting Thursday.  The current project, which has an estimated cost of about $400,000, involves replacing the high school’s existing indoor and outdoor lights, including the ones in the parking lot, with more cost-efficient LED lighting, according to Dr. Jerry Gibson, Marshall ISD’s superintendent.  Gibson said the contractor who will be doing the work on the lighting at the high school will be working in the evenings and the weekends while school is still in session. view article  arw

Greenville:  GISD board among finalists for state education award

January 1708:25 AM
 

Texas-based supermarket chain H-E-B announced in a press release Tuesday that it had selected the Greenville Independent School District’s Board of Trustees as one of five finalists for its Excellence in Education Award.  “This is a tremendous honor for our school board and for our district,” GISD School Board President John Kelso said in a press release from the district. “It speaks to GISD’s commitment to building a culture of excellence for our students and our community.” view article  arw

East Texas school districts stepping up fight against vaping

January 1708:25 AM
 

TYLER, Texas — The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating severe lung disease among e-cigarette users.   According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 2,561 national cases of lung injury associated with vaping. There are 237 cases in Texas with three deaths associated with vaping.  view article  arw

Highland Park Makes Every Class a STEAM Class

January 1708:25 AM
 

Highland Park ISD incorporates STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) in all classes.  The district has expanded its STEAM-related curriculum in recent years thanks to a five-year, $5.8 million grant from the Moody Foundation. HPISD’s STEAM initiative began about three years ago, with 26 pilot teachers creating lessons across campuses and grade levels. view article  arw

Aspiring freshmen engineers from GHS program tour Innovation First

January 1708:25 AM
 

Freshmen in Greenville High School’s engineering-centered Early College High School program Thursday gained a new level of understanding of the product design, production, marketing and the sales process as they toured Innovation First’s facility in Greenville. The tour was led by John V-Neun, president of Innovation First’s RackSolutions division. The tech company’s other two divisions are HEXBUG and VEX Robotics. view article  arw

Mesquite ISD talks importance of emotional learning

January 1708:25 AM
 

This month kicks off a program Mesquite ISD calls “Get to Green” targeting sixth through 12th-graders. This program is a continuation of “Settle your glitter” for pre-K through fifth-graders, which is part of the district’s Cultivating Culture initiative. view article  arw

Houston: HISD swears in its first all-female school board

January 1708:25 AM
 

HOUSTON — The state’s largest school district now has an all-female board for the first time in its history.  Four new Houston ISD school board members were sworn in Thursday afternoon, joining five current trustees.   The new board is facing a state takeover of HISD, which a judge temporarily stopped.  “No matter what happens, the elected board will stay in place,” said new trustee Judith Cruz of District VIII. “They will lose voting power, but the elected board stays in place.” view article  arw

Sharyland ISD Parents Concerned following Hazing Incident at Athletic Event

January 1708:25 AM
 

MISSION – A hazing incident connected to the Sharyland Independent School District left many parents and students with questions. So far, there aren’t many answers from the district.  Mission police informed CHANNEL 5 NEWS the hazing incident was reported to them last month and it was related to a case in November, but it's not Mission police handling the case, it’s actually Corpus Christi police. view article  arw

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD adopts 2020-21 academic calendar

January 1708:25 AM
 

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD board of trustees adopted its 2020-21 academic calendar at a Jan. 16 meeting.  The calendar has students beginning classes Aug. 17 and breaking for the summer May 27, 2021. view article  arw

Socorro ISD investigating alleged bullying at Sierra Vista Elementary School

January 1708:25 AM
 

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — A 6-year-old boy is in a hospital Thursday recovering from injuries his dad said happened at school.  Photographs of Jared Montelongo's injuries were shared on Facebook by his father, Andrew, in hopes the school district would act. view article  arw

DATA: Round Rock ISD annual report highlights increasing student diversity, low dropout rates

January 1708:25 AM
 

Round Rock ISD staff presented an annual report to the board of trustees Jan. 16. Among the findings: an increase in students who qualify as economically disadvantaged, more than one in 10 students who are English Language Learners and State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, test scores that outpace the region and the state.   view article  arw

Demographer projects explosive growth in Pflugerville ISD’s eastern edges

January 1708:25 AM
 

PfISD is experiencing a near-record growth in student enrollment in the current school year, a demographer told trustees Jan. 16.  Templeton Demographics Vice President Bob Templeton reported the school district has grown by 953 students in the 2019-20 school year, the highest number in at least the last five years. Those 953 students represent 3.74% year-over-year growth in PfISD’s student population.  Overall, Templeton Demographics projects the school district could grow by 3,400 students, up to 29,881 students overall, in the next handful of years. In the next ten years, Templeton said PfISD could add more than 7,000 new students, up to 33,848 overall. view article  arw

PI ISD hosts its first Food, Nutrition Showcase

January 1708:25 AM
 

PORT ISABEL — From juice boxes to chicken quesadillas and even tamales, Jordan Badilo, 9, took his time sampling different foods and drinks that were displayed on several tables in the cafeteria.  Immediately after tasting each item, Jordan searched for a clear spot on nearby tables so he could write how he felt about it on his product evaluation form. view article  arw

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Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C.

Construction Essentials Webinar Workshop

January-February 2020

If your district wants to build, you need to start out with the right foundation. How can you obtain valuable construction insight without leaving your office? Join Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C. for our timely Construction Essentials Workshop webinar sessions.

 

Attend these one hour webinar sessions from the comfort of your desk or conference room. You can participate by yourself or share the sessions with others in your district. All you need is a computer, an internet connection and a telephone.

 

All sessions will be presented by David P. Hansen.

 

Webinar Series Descriptions

  • 10 Things You Need To Know Before You Build - In this training you will learn about bond publicity, seeking architects and taking the steps that will allow you to hit the ground running once you pass your bond. Remember - in construction, time really is money.
  • What Can I Expect From My Architect? - Learn what your architect can and should do for you. From pre-bond planning through final payment, the possibilities may surprise you.
  • What Can I Expect From My Contractor? - Learn about the role of the contractor in the Construction Manager at Risk, Construction Manager-Agent and General Contractor methods of delivery.
  • Listen Up Contractor! I've Got Something To Say - Learn 5 things you can do when your project starts to head south.

 

Registration Details

$150 per session

$450 for all four sessions

Prices are per computer.

 

Webinar Sessions

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Build - Jan 21 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00pm
What Can I Expect From My Architect? - Jan 28 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00pm
What Can I Expect From My Contractor? - Feb 04 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00pm
Listen Up Contractor! I’ve Got Something to Say - Feb 11 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00pm

 

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Police, school administrators investigating potential threat made against Lorena ISD

January 1708:25 AM
 

LORENA, TX — School administrators and the Lorena Police Department are investigating a potential threat made against Lorena ISD.  In a letter sent to parents, Superintendent Joe Kucera said a situation occurred on Thursday, January 16 at the middle school.  Kucera said school administrators were made aware of a picture, which showed a potential threat to Lorena ISD schools, being circulated among students at Lorena Middle School. view article  arw

Port Neches-Groves ISD using new funds for practice field updates

January 1708:25 AM
 

PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves High School band practice field is slated for major improvements.  PNGISD Superintendent Mike Gonzalez said the district is using funding from an approved TransCanada Pipeline installation to make updates to a field used by band and soccer students next to the high school. view article  arw

Rockwall ISD bus driver arrested for improper photography

January 1708:25 AM
 

ROCKWALL — The Rockwall Police Department is investigating a Rockwall Independent School District bus driver after finding the driver had reportedly taken improper video of female students on the bus.  The police department was notified by school officials of a complaint that the bus driver, Michael Paul Smith, was taking improver video of children. view article  arw

Cuero ISD Magical Mondays

January 1708:25 AM
 

Cuero ISD Libraries offer Magical Mondays from 3:30-7 p.m. every Monday except for Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16 and April 13, for all community members. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enjoy access to all print and digital resources, Ancestry.com databases, and Rosetta Stone language software. Additional programs vary by location. Library locations are John C. French, Hunt Elementary, Cuero Junior High Library and Cuero High School. view article  arw

Spring ISD’s Child Nutrition launches ‘Pick 3 Free’ food initiative

January 1708:25 AM
 

SPRING, TX – Jan. 16, 2020 – For Spring ISD parents who made a New Year’s goal to pack their child’s lunch more often, the district’s Child Nutrition department has a solution for students at Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) campuses: Pack the entrée and they can grab a fruit, vegetable and milk for free.  The idea of the program is that students at CEP campuses can pick three items from the lunch line to complement their lunch from home. Students at non-CEP campuses who qualify for free and reduced meals can also take advantage of this opportunity. view article  arw

Advocates have long tried to change judicial selection in Texas. Is Dan Patrick their newest obstacle?

January 1708:25 AM
 

The fact that a new commission to study judicial selection in Texas even met last week was an achievement in itself.  The last time the Legislature created a commission to study the way Texas judges are picked, in 2013, it didn’t convene a single time. The last time a bill to overhaul the system made it through either chamber of the Legislature was a decade before that. view article  arw

Lubbock High School Investigates Rumor of Firearm on Campus

January 1708:25 AM
 

On Thursday morning, Jan. 16, the Lubbock High School campus was placed on a hold protocol due to a rumor that someone had brought firearm on campus.  Lubbock ISD police responded to the campus to investigate the rumor and found no evidence of a gun on campus. The hold was lifted and classes resumed like normal. Lubbock ISD has informed parents of the hoax and are currently investigating the source of the unsubstantiated rumor. view article  arw

Bellaire HS students will have bags checked today

January 1608:41 AM
 

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Bellaire High School is implementing special conditions and security measures after a student was charged with manslaughter and released to juvenile authorities less than 24 hours after police say he shot another student to death.  According to an HISD email sent to parents, all students will have to enter the school through one single-entry point, beginning at 7:15 a.m view article  arw

Prosecutor: Texas teen mistakenly killed friend in school

January 1608:41 AM
 

BELLAIRE, Texas (AP) — A 16-year-old student mistakenly shot his friend in their Houston-area high school's ROTC room before fleeing and being arrested several hours later, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said that based on evidence gathered so far, the Tuesday afternoon shooting does not appear to have been intentional. She said the two students, both 16, were part of Bellaire High School's ROTC program. view article  arw

First day for filing nets contest in Wylie ISD; Hurt, Albus file for Abilene City Council

January 1608:41 AM
 

Wednesday's filing kickoff created a contested race between two people interested, they said, in giving back to their community.  It's in the Wylie Independent School District, where Place 5 incumbent Steve Keenum, who is currently board president, is facing a challenge from Cheryl Sawyers.  Sawyers currently is planning services manager for the city of Abilene. Keenum is multi-area director for Big Country Fellowship of Christian Athletes. view article  arw

Parents call on HISD to increase security measures after deadly Bellaire HS shooting

January 1608:41 AM
 

BELLAIRE, Texas — Some Bellaire High School parents called on the Houston Independent School District to increase security measures after a 19-year-old student was shot and killed Tuesday.  The Harris County District Attorney's office said late Wednesday afternoon that one student brought the loaded gun to school and accidentally shot the other student, identified as Cesar Cortes. view article  arw

Texas superintendent would be ‘champion for every single learner’ as Madison superintendent

January 1608:41 AM
 

Texas superintendent says he’s a champion of public education who would serve all Madison School District students if chosen to become the district’s next superintendent.  Matthew Gutierrez, superintendent of the Seguin Independent School District in Seguin, Texas, said Wednesday he would prioritize minimizing the number of initiatives for teachers so they can be “laser-focused” on a few, ensuring the district’s efforts around equity are undertaken with “fidelity,” while focusing on attracting the best teachers.  If hired, Gutierrez, who was the second of three superintendent finalists to visit Madison this week, said he wouldn’t shake things up or make big changes, but rather build on what is in place. view article  arw

Galena Park ISD bans backpacks following social media threat, ramps up security

January 1608:40 AM
 

Galena Park ISD announced it has banned students from bringing backpacks to school for the remainder of this week following a social media threat targeting several campuses started circulating online Wednesday evening.  The threat was aimed at the North Shore 10th Grade Center and North Shore Senior High School, according to a statement from the district. Additional security will be on campus until the threat is resolved. Until then, students are prohibited from bringing backpacks to school.  The incident is currently under investigation. view article  arw

Eight Texas kids killed from the flu so far this season

January 1608:40 AM
 

AUSTIN, Texas — With at least 9.7 million flu illnesses in the U.S., health officials say flu season is in full swing. Nationwide, more than 4,800 people have died from the flu. Health officials report 32 pediatric deaths in the U.S. Eight of the kids were in Texas.   "We've had thousands of deaths nationwide when we look at all the deaths. And this was somewhat expected. We know that Australia had a bad flu season last year. We know they had an early rise two months earlier than usual," said Dr. Mark Escott with Austin Public Health. "So, we did expect this to happen this year, which is why we have been trying to get folks to get their flu shots." view article  arw

Kilgore ISD lawsuit set for Gregg County court on Jan. 27

January 1608:40 AM
 

Kilgore ISD trustees learned Monday night that the next phase in a long-running lawsuit against the district is set for Jan. 27. Superintendent Andy Baker told trustees at their regular board meeting that the date had been set for Axberg v. Kilgore ISD to go back to Gregg County Court at Law No. 2. view article  arw

Klein ISD extends Superintendent Jenny McGown’s contract to 2025

January 1608:40 AM
 

The Klein ISD board of trustees unanimously voted to extend Superintendent Jenny McGown’s contract term to 2025 during a Jan. 14 board meeting.  During the meeting, Board President Doug James reflected on McGown’s work since her appointment to the position in June 2019.   “I'm just thrilled to death ... to congratulate you for your contract extension and the work you've done,” James said. “We're just excited about what's to come; you've already set the mark pretty high.” view article  arw

Temple:  TISD board gives Ott positive evaluation

January 1608:40 AM
 

For a second year, Bobby Ott has received a positive public evaluation of his role as superintendent of the Temple Independent School District. view article  arw

Sharyland Pioneer students confront school board over hazing incident

January 1608:40 AM
 

MISSION — Students and community members speaking at a special meeting of the Sharyland school board Wednesday confronted trustees about a hazing incident allegedly involving the Pioneer High School swim team.  One of the speakers who addressed the board was Sharyland Pioneer senior Nancey Ramones, 18, who says she’s close to the victim.  Speaking to The Monitor, Ramones, who joined a chorus of concern from other students and sources who’ve recently spoken to the newspaper under anonymity for fear of repercussions, described the hazing as sexual in nature. view article  arw

New York Times:  Fatal Shooting of J.R.O.T.C. Commander at Texas School Was Unintended, Prosecutor Says

January 1608:40 AM
 

The suspect, a fellow J.R.O.T.C. student who fled after the shooting, was charged with manslaughter. A small J.R.O.T.C. gathering turned deadly on Tuesday when a student brandished a handgun that he had brought to a Houston-area high school and pulled the trigger, unintentionally killing an upperclassman who had already enlisted in the Army, the authorities said.  On Wednesday, a Texas prosecutor announced that the 16-year-old suspect and fellow J.R.O.T.C. student at Bellaire High School had been charged with manslaughter. The suspect fled and was captured several hours later, prompting fears of another targeted shooting in a state that has endured a spate of gun violence. view article  arw

Friendswood ISD board of trustees hears bond recommendation at January meeting

January 1608:40 AM
 

At the meeting on Jan. 13, the Citizens Advisory Committee presented to the Friendswood ISD board of trustees with a recommendation for a bond containing district-wide improvements. The bond recommendation totaled $128 million, with improvements suggested for five of the six campuses. Brandon Kinsey, a presenter for the committee, said that district demographic projections for the next few years were a significant focus for the committee.“We are under a moderate growth cycle and we’ve been on that path for some time,” Kinsey said. “Within the next two years we’re going to be at capacity at some of our campuses, and that was something we felt strongly about.” view article  arw