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Vacant Kemp ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Post ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Bandera ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino, Russo, Kyle and Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Judson ISD; Search by:​ Walsh Gallegos Trevińo Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Anahuac ISD; Search by: ​Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. InfoINFO
Vacant Waller ISD; Search by: Rogers, Morris & Grover, L.L.P. ​InfoINFO
Vacant Texas Association of Rural Schools Executive Director; Search by: The Texas Association of Rural Schools (TARS) Executive Committee InfoINFO
Vacant Plainview ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant West Sabine ISD; Search by: West Sabine ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Victoria ISD; Dr. Quintin Shepherd; Superintendent of Linn-Mar Community School District; Search by JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Irion County ISD; Search by: Irion County ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Vega ISD; Search by: Vega ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Coleman ISD; Search by: Education Solution and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Quanah ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Vacant Dodd City ISD; Search by: Education Solution and ServicesINFO
Vacant Edgewood ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Mission CISD; Search by: ​McShan Consulting Firm infoINFO
Vacant Veribest ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Dalhart ISD; Search by: Dalhart ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Donna ISD; Search by: JG Consulting InfoINFO
Vacant Lockhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Gainesville ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services infoINFO
Vacant Union Grove ISD; Search by: Union Grove ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo infoINFO
Vacant Rocksprings ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Cisco ISD; Search by: Region 14 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Santa Maria ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo InfoINFO
Vacant Wolfe City ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Vacant Dickinson ISD; Search by: Dickinson ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Robstown ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Vacant Friona ISD; Search By: Region 16 and Robin Fulce InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD; Randel Beaver; Retired superintendent from Archer City ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
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 Red Lick ISD;  Brandon Dennard; Assistant Superintendent of North Lamar ISD; Search By Red Lick ISD School BoardINFO
Lone Finalist Tarkington ISD ; Dr. Marc Keith; Assistant Superintendent of Port Neches- Groves ISD; Search By: Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist North Lamar ISD; Dr. Jason Adams; Superintendent in Kerens ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services with Letha Hopkins and Randy HancockINFO
Lone Finalist Lorenzo ISD; Kayla Morrison; Former Asst. Superintendent of Roosevelt ISD; Search By Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Seymour ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC and  Seymour ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Glasscock County ISD; Scott Bicknell; Elementary Principal of Glasscock County; Search by Glasscock County ISD School BoardINFO
Lone Finalist Cedars International Academy; Mr. Varghese Panachakunnil; Federal Programs Administrator of ​Pearsall ISD; Search by Dr. Mark Diaz, current Superintendent of Cedars International Academy, will be conducting the search for his replacement. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Reagan County ISD; Bobby Fryar; Superintendent of Veribest ISD; Search by Reagan County ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Brownfield ISD; Chris Smith; Assistant Superintendent of Slaton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Temple ISD; Dr. Bobby Ott; Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction from Temple ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Anna ISD; Michael Comeaux; Superintendent of Post ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Lone Finalist Sharyland ISD; Maria Vidaurri; Superintendent of Robstown ISD; Search By Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.PINFO
Lone Finalist Aledo ISD; Susan K. Bohn; Superintendent of Lockhart ISD; Search by Preston Educational ConsultingINFO
Lone Finalist Perryton ISD; Dr. Timothy Little; Superintendent of Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Tulia ISD; Tim Glover; Superintendent of Luling ISD; Search by: Tulia ISD School Board InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Aldine ISD - Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent,Lufkin ISD; Search By: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Presidio ISD; Ray Vasquez; Assistant Superintendent of Brownfield ISD; Search by: Dr. Doug Karr InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Alice ISD; Carl Scarbrough; Assistant Superintendent of San Antonio ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Region 14 Executive Director; Shane Fields; Superintendent of Albany ISD; Search by Region 14 Service CenterINFO
Lone Finalist Lake Worth ISD; Dr. Rose Mary Hargett-Neshyba; Superintendent of New Boston ISD; Search by: Bob E Griggs and AssociatesINFO
Lone Finalist Hunt ISD; Luci Harmon; District Principal of Nueces Canyon CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD; John Chapman; Superintendent of Ennis ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Lipan ISD; Dr. Ralph Carter;Superindent of Jessieville School District; Search by: Mike Vinyard, Search Consultant InfoINFO
Lone Finalist White Deer ISD; Dane Richardson; Elementary Principal of Wellington ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC infoINFO
Lone Finalist Crosby ISD; Scott Davis; Superintendent of Rusk ISD; Search by: JG Consulting InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Kerens ISD; Martin Brumit; High Schoo Principal of Malakoff ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Sinton ISD; Michael “Chad” Jones; Superintendent of Iola ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Director; Dr. Kevin Brown; Superintendent of Alamo Heights ISD; Search by Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Valley Mills ISD ; Mike Kelly; Middle School Principal of China Spring ISD; Search By: Valley Mills ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Olton ISD; Kevin McCasland; Principal of Seminole ISD; Search by Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Anna ISD Principal; Shelly Anderson; Associate Principal; Sherman ISD  Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Fannindel ISD; Thomas Bradley; Search by: Fannindel ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Kenedy ISD; Diana L. Barrera; Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum in Somerset ISD; Search by: Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
New Super Caddo Mills ISD; Luke Allison; Superintendent of Normangee ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Angleton ISD; Phillip Edwards; Superintendent of Kemp ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Miles ISD; Clint   Askins; Director of Special Education/504 and Student Services of Floresville ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info.INFO
New Super Pine Tree ISD; Steve Clugston; Superintendent of ​Callisburg ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Brock ISD - Cade Smith, Exec. Director of Campus Operation & Leadership,Georgetown ISD; Search by: Former School Board President, Bill C. Cooper InfoINFO
New Super Central Heights ISD; David Russell; Principal of Central Heights ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO

Lewisville ISD names Brown as FM9 principal

May 2508:25 AM

Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) announced Thursday the appointment of Jeffrey Brown as the new principal of Flower Mound 9th Grade Campus (FM9). Brown currently serves as an assistant principal at Flower Mound High School (FMHS), a position he has held since 2012. view article  arw

Three schools in Central Texas were affected by online STAAR testing issues

May 2508:25 AM

Students at three schools in Central Texas were affected by the online testing issues some districts experienced statewide while taking the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) this spring.  According to the Texas Education Agency, in April, a connectivity slowdown disrupted online testing for students in Texas for 20 minutes. However, some districts in the state were impacted for up to three hours. During testing in May, students in several districts in the state had a connectivity slowdown of 90 minutes.  view article  arw

17-year-old being called a hero, saves boy’s life using skills just learned in Clint ISD

May 2508:25 AM

A local high school student is being called a hero after the teenager's quick-thinking actions saved a 7-year-old boy. It happened this weekend at an end-of-season baseball party. A 7-year-old was found at the bottom of a pool, when a high school junior applied what she learned in the classroom to a real life situation. Valeria Arellanes was at the party for her nephew's baseball team this weekend. The 7-year-olds were swimming, then got out of the pool to eat. view article  arw

Plano ISD: Robotics students sign letters of intent

May 2508:25 AM

Signing Day is often reserved for athletes looking to continue their athletic careers at college, but a recently formed tradition is dedicated to honoring FIRST Robotics Competitions or FRC students who plan to pursue STEM and engineering careers after graduation. Parents and coaches congratulated seniors from Plano Senior High School and Plano ISD Academy High School Monday night, wishing them success and happiness in college. After years of dedication and sacrifice, they pledged to take their talents to Kansas State University, Texas A&M, University of Texas in Austin and beyond. view article  arw

Collier’s pragmatism needed in Texas Senate

May 2508:25 AM

When was the last time Democrats filled a room in Gillespie County? I probably was not the only person wondering that when the curious squeezed into the Hill Country University Center H-E-B Community Room recently to hear Mike Collier, candidate for lieutenant governor. The turnout was heavy on educators and more than a few centrist Republicans. They heard a reasonable candidate who is running against sitting Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in the November general election. view article  arw

Clint High School students participate in 2-hour long active shooter exercise

May 2508:25 AM

Students at Clint High School participated in an active shooter exercise on Wednesday. The exercise was a joint effort between the Clint School District, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Border Patrol, Office of Emergency Management, Clint Fire Department, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tribal Fire Department, Department of Emergency Management, Life Ambulance and the Border Regional Advisory Council.  view article  arw

Medina: School security, drug programs explained

May 2508:25 AM

Mandatory drug testing affecting nearly all Medina High School students goes into effect on Aug. 1, Medina Independent School District Superintendent Kevin Newsom said during a Parent Chat on May 15. More than 40 parents and grandparents attended the meeting that covered a variety of topics, including the hiring of a police chief and additional security upgrades at the school district. view article  arw

Five Waco ISD schools receive extension to remain open

May 2508:17 AM

The Waco Independent School District gets the go-ahead from the Texas Education Association to enact Senate Bill #1882. The bill will give the five district schools in danger of being closed down an extension to remain open. Waco ISD board members met last month to discuss possible action to save five area schools from being shut down, and voted to work with prosper Waco to make this happen. view article  arw

McAllen ISD working to produce a healthier next generation

May 2508:15 AM

After our region was repeatedly named the “most obese” community in America several years in a row, our local leaders made a concerted effort to change that. And they recognized that it begins by changing the mindset of our children, so that they don’t grow up to be sedentary, fat and unhealthy adults. With an estimated one in three children obese, McAllen ISD officials have aggressively pushed its students and PE coaches to be healthier. They stress ways for children to eat more nutritious foods, be more active, involved in exercise on and off campuses, and have tried to instill in them a healthier life attitude that hopefully will carry with them throughout their days. view article  arw

Everything you need to know if you’re attending a Tomball, Magnolia ISD graduation in 2018

May 2508:15 AM

Commencement activities are just around the corner for the graduating class of 2018. Magnolia ISD seniors will cross the stage Saturday, May 26, and Tomball ISD graduates will follow Saturday, June 2. Each graduation ceremony will take place at Reed Arena, 730 Olsen Blvd., College Station, on the Texas A&M University campus.  view article  arw

Gene Jones Celebrates Arlington ISD Art Students

May 2508:15 AM

Gene Jones celebrates Arlington ISD art students at AT&T Stadium and caps the evening with a suprise! view article  arw

Video: Is Goose Creek CISD withholding diplomas because of student walkouts

May 2508:15 AM

Several posts were sent in to the KHOU 11 newsroom claiming "Goose Creek ISD is threatening to strip seniors of diplomas if they participate in walkouts for Santa Fe." The claim started spreading fast online after tweets from students at Goose Creek Memorial High, like one saying "they threatened to take away our graduation, not just walking the stage, but the diploma if we walked out." view article  arw

High school speaks out after being criticized for not allowing graduating senior to wear Army sash

May 2508:15 AM

A Nebraska high school is speaking out and defending its actions after receiving major backlash on social media for denying a graduating senior’s request to wear her U.S. Army sash during the graduation ceremony. Megan Pohlmeier was planning on participating in her high school’s graduation ceremony in May. To celebrate the occasion, the teen said she wanted to wear her Army sash, which was given to her by her recruiter at the Grand Island office in Nebraska four days before graduation, she told Fox News. view article  arw

Tyler ISD releases statement on safety measures after Texas school shooting

May 2508:15 AM

The Tyler ISD Superintendent of schools has released a statement on school safety measures going forward, after the tragic shooting at a Texas high school. Ten people were killed and 13 injured in the shooting, on Fri. May 18, when a student walked into the school, armed with a gun, and opened fire on his peers and teachers. view article  arw

Security measures in place for Friday’s Mineral Wells High School graduation event

May 2508:15 AM

With elevated concerns over school campus security, getting into Friday night's Mineral Wells High School graduation ceremony could take a little longer for people carrying bags or purses. The event is set to begin at 8 p.m. Ram Stadium gates will open at 6:15 p.m. Non-handicapped attendees are encouraged to park in the main high school parking lot on the east side of the stadium. Entry will be through the southeast corner gate. That means a longer walk to get inside for those parking in areas south and west of stadium, adjacent to the baseball and softball fields along Ram Boulevard. view article  arw

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Construction Trainings

June - July 2018

Construction Procurement
Episode I: A Bid to Survivie - The Rise of the Procurist


If you only attend one construction procurement training this year, this is the one to choose. Whether you are new to construction procurement or it’s been a while since your last project, you will get the foundation you need to succeed. Ask around, if you come to this training you will be ready to go when the board says it’s time to build. 


Training Dates

6/18/18  |  9:00 am - 2:00 pm  |  El Paso, TX
6/19/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
7/16/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX




Design Phase
Episode II: The Best Laid Plans


This session teaches how to handle negotiations, communications, and pressure when dealing with designers, contractors, and even the board; unique problems and features of the available methods of delivery; and what your architect and construction manager should deliver during the design phase.


Training Dates

6/20/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
7/17/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX




Construction Phase and Beyond
Episode III: Operation Build


In this, the third of our three-part series, learn how to get what you paid for. That means knowing what you paid for in terms of the responsibilities of the design pro’s and construction team. It means knowing how to document unsatisfactory performance, knowing when to pay the money, and how not to pay more than you owe. Termination, warranties, construction claims, change orders, time extensions, final payment, and bond claims are all essential concepts we cover in this training.


Learn how to get what you paid for, handle designer/contractor turf wars, change orders, and delays. Learn document failures to meet contractual obligations, end relationships or try to save floundering projects. Learn bond claim essentials and strategies to avoid disputes and construction defects.


Training Dates

6/21/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX
7/18/18  |  9:30 am - 2:30 pm  |  Austin, TX


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Abbott praises student wellness program at school safety meeting

May 2508:15 AM

Advocates on both sides of the gun control debate met with Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday to talk about protecting Texas school kids. The conversation also included mental health experts. "The mental health to me is such an important component of all this, particularly early detection of a mental health issue," Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, said ahead of Wednesday's meeting. view article  arw

Bay City Junior High expanding student opportunities for 2018-19

May 2508:15 AM

Bay City Junior High is expanding opportunities for students by restructuring the school day and adding more elective courses for the 2018-2019 school year. Students will have eight more electives to choose from, including three for high school credit. “We are working toward our high school students graduating in the next few years with an Associate’s Degree, and part of that means expanding opportunities to students at the junior high campus for those who are ready to step up to the challenge,” said BCISD Superintendent Dr. Marshall Scott III. view article  arw

Former Texas City ISD teacher’s aide accused of improper relationship with student

May 2508:10 AM

A former teacher's aide is charged with improper relationship with a student after police detectives say she became intimately involved with an 18-year-old Texas City High School student. view article  arw

Parent involvement, student communication among topics at governor’s round table

May 2507:45 AM

When children are murdered at school, the conversation gets candid, even with sensitive subjects. A magnified focus on student communication and parent involvement are just some of the many ideas that came pouring out of Gov. Greg Abbott’s round table discussions on shootings and school safety. Hays County Lt. Jeri Skrocki described the discussions as nonpolitical and constructive. view article  arw

Ector County ISD looking into fight at Odessa High School

May 2507:30 AM

New details have been released after a video on Facebook went viral showing a student shaking on the ground at Odessa High School. According to Ector County ISD spokesperson Mike Adkins, their police department immediately began investigating after the incident happened. They say that the investigation revealed that it was a fight, not an assault, and that no charges will be filed against either girl involved. view article  arw

Driver in fatal school bus crash had multiple traffic violations and license suspensions

May 2507:30 AM

The driver of a school bus that collided with a dump truck in New Jersey last week -- killing a teacher and a student -- had 16 traffic violations and had his license suspended 14 times in the past four decades, a state official told CNN. At least eight of the traffic violations were for speeding, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission spokeswoman Mairin Bellack told CNN Wednesday. The license suspensions date to 1975, and the most recent was in December of last year -- for unpaid parking tickets, she said. The rest were for administrative or paperwork reasons. view article  arw

Nueces County honors Tuloso-Midway ISD superintendent as “icon” of education

May 2507:29 AM

Outgoing Tuloso-Midway ISD Superintendent Sue Nelson is leaving behind "a great legacy" of education in the Coastal Bend, Nueces County commissioners said on Wednesday. Commissioners honored Nelson, who is retiring for the third time from the TMISD and capping off a more than 30-year career in education. Nelson has actually retired five different times as superintendent from three different districts — Tuloso-Midway, Eagle Pass and George West. She joked that this time, she would be "graduating with the Class of 2018." view article  arw

Prosper High School journalists allege newspaper censorship by principal, fight editorial policy

May 2507:02 AM

Student journalists at Prosper High School are fighting an editorial policy that they say unfairly restricts what they can and cannot print after three controversial pieces were censored this year.  Students were told by principal John Burdett that editorials would not be published because they were "incorrect, not uplifting and did not voice all 3,000 students at their high school," a news release states. view article  arw

Ahead of speaker election, moderates hold strong in Texas GOP runoffs

May 2408:42 AM

At the end of last summer’s special legislative session, an angry Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick vowed that the Texas House members who blocked his agenda — especially the so-called bathroom bill and a measure restricting property tax increases — “are going to have to explain that to the voters.”But in Tuesday’s runoff elections and in the March 6 primary, GOP voters overwhelmingly rejected candidates aligning themselves with the agenda Patrick pushed in the state Senate, which he leads, and instead chose business-backed centrist Republicans associated with retiring House Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio. view article  arw

State senator requests TEA investigation into San Antonio ISD terminations, cites KSAT reporting

May 2408:40 AM

State Sen. Jose Menendez said he's looking to clear the air after allegations of teachers being targeted for mass terminations at the San Antonio Independent School District. "You know there's an old saying, 'You can trust, but you must verify,'" said Menendez, a Democrat representing District 26, which includes parts of San Antonio. In a May 17 letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath, Menendez requests "an immediate comprehensive investigation and sanctions as appropriate, of SAISD practices related to the current year's appraisals and/or evaluations, which resulted in the resignation and termination of 132 teachers." view article  arw

The Latest: Texas victim’s mother speaks out for gun control

May 2408:40 AM

The mother of one of the students killed in last week's school shooting is voicing her opposition to unfettered gun rights. Rhonda Hart, the mother of 14-year-old Kimberly Vaughan and a military veteran, tells The Associated Press she thinks Texans who want to buy guns should be subject to the same rigors as a person who wants to seek an abortion, including a mandated weeklong waiting period and counseling. view article  arw

TEA gives Prosper Waco control over 5 underperforming schools

May 2408:39 AM

Prosper Waco will have full autonomy over Waco’s five underperforming schools starting immediately, Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson announced Wednesday morning. The Texas Education Agency approved late Monday an in-district charter partnership between the local nonprofit Prosper Waco and the school district, pending a minor technical language change to their contract, according to a letter the TEA sent to Nelson. view article  arw

District-wide security camera upgrades to cost San Angelo ISD $1.5 million

May 2408:31 AM

The frequency of school tragedies is forcing school administrators to make constant reassurances to parents, students and staff that school districts are taking the necessary steps to keep everyone safe.  At Tuesday's board meeting, San Angelo ISD's board of trustees approved a nearly $1.5 million project to upgrade the district's security camera system. Superintendent Carl Dethloff said the district has been "proactive" in addressing safety, teaming up with Fort Worth-based CRUX Technology and Security Solutions to conduct a district-wide safety and security assessment about a year ago.  view article  arw

The School Board Shuffle: Geronimo Rodriguez named Austin ISD board prez after Kendall Pace Resigns

May 2408:31 AM

Twelve hours after Kendall Pace resigned from the Austin Independent School Dis­trict's Board of Trustees, her former colleagues voted to appoint District 6 Trustee Geronimo Rodriguez as the new board president. D7 Trustee Yasmin Wagner was appointed to the vice president position Rodriguez vacated. D4 Trustee Julie Cowan continues as board secretary. Reached Tues­day, May 22, Rodriguez said he would "serve the will of the board" and that building trust with his colleagues and the community would be key moving forward. view article  arw

Gregory-Portland ISD hires Corpus Christi ISD’s chief finance executive, who had been placed on leave

May 2408:30 AM

Corpus Christi ISD's former chief administrative officer, who CCISD officials said was placed on administrative leave earlier this month, was hired by the Gregory-Portland ISD. Superintendent Paul Clore said Brigitte Clark was hired during Monday's board meeting as the district's chief financial officer. Clark, who was hired by Corpus Christi ISD in July 2016, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  view article  arw

Was the accused Santa Fe school shooter expelled from another district?

May 2408:30 AM

A KHOU 11 News viewer reached out with a couple claims that were hard for her to believe. 1) The confessed shooter was expelled from Alvin ISD, a neighboring district, for bringing a gun to school 2) Alvin ISD concealed the record to avoid publicity. These claims got traction online because one of the two confessed shooter's addresses is zoned to Alvin ISD. view article  arw

Mumford schools superintendent Pete Bienski announces retirement after 41 years at district

May 2408:30 AM

Mumford school district Superintendent Pete Bienski Jr. has announced his retirement. In a letter to parents, students and friends sent Wednesday morning, Bienski said he has enjoyed the 41 years he spent as superintendent of the district. view article  arw

What made Santa Fe different from other shootings was the hypocrisy of Texas politicians

May 2408:30 AM

The makeshift memorials were growing larger by the hour outside Santa Fe High School last Saturday, the balloons holding up valiantly while the floral bouquets were already beginning to wilt in the early summer heat. In the aftermath of the murder of eight students and two adults at the school by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, the familiar yellow caution tape had been wrapped around the school's perimeter. On a weekend night, there were still some cars in the school parking lot, eerily unaccounted for. There were the usual blood drives and fundraisers for funeral expenses, and it seemed as if every church and bank sign in town was offering a single message: Pray for Santa Fe. view article  arw

Frisco ISD making use of projected surplus

May 2408:30 AM

Frisco ISD is taking advantage of some rare bonus money. During a presentation to the FISD Board of Trustees last week, Kimberly Pickens, chief financial officer, said the district is projecting a $41 million surplus for its maintenance and operations (M&O) budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. That’s a large increase from the $3.6 million surplus FISD officials projected before the budget was adopted last year. Pickens said there are several reasons for the larger-than-expected surplus. For one, property tax revenue came in at $18.6 million more than anticipated. State aid, based on enrollment, came in at $1.6 million more than projected. view article  arw

Federal regulator says paralegal defrauded La Joya ISD

May 2408:30 AM

This article originally appeared in the Friday, May 18 issue* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission slapped a paralegal who worked for state Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. with a $180,000 civil penalty last week for defrauding the La Joya Independent School District. Mario Hinojosa, 58, of Mission created a company called Barcelona Strategies LLC, which he promoted with a misleading brochure. view article  arw