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Vacant Lexington ISD; Search By: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Industrial ISD; Search by Industrial ISD Board InfoINFO
Vacant Keller ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Gordon ISD; Search By Leasor Crass P.C. info INFO
Vacant Hedley CISD; Search By: Region 16 Education Service Center infoINFO
Vacant Waelder ISD; Search By Waelder ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Nocona ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Venus ISD ; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Hays CISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Bushland ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Rocksprings ISD; Search By: Rocksprings ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Midway ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Vacant Hutto ISD ; Search By: ​JG Consulting infoINFO
Vacant Crane ISD; Search By: Crane ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Vacant Comfort ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant City View ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Teague ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Cedar Hill ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Snyder ISD; Dr. Eddie Bland, Former Bridgeport Superintendent; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Hubbard ISD (Hill County); Dr. Wayne Guidry, Executive Director of Operations of West Orange-Cove CISD; Search by the Hubbard ISD Board of Trustees and Interim Super Kerry Hansen Info INFO
Lone Finalist Johnson City ISD - Richard Kolek, Deputy Superintendent,​Taylor ISD ; Search By EDSAS and Don Rogers and Lance Johnson infoINFO
Lone Finalist Gladewater ISD - Sedric Clark , High School Principal ,Mansfield High School, LA; Search by: Gladewater Board of Trustees infoINFO
Lone Finalist Stockdale ISD - Daniel Fuller, ​Superintendent,Waelder ISD; Stockdale ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
Lone Finalist Hamlin ISD - Dr. Randy Burks , interim superintendent ,Hamlin ISD; Search By Region 14 ESC & Ronnie Kincaid infoINFO
Lone Finalist Paducah ISD - Gary Waitman , High School Principal,​Petrolia ISD; Search By: Paducah ISD ​Board of Trustees infoINFO
Lone Finalist Shepherd ISD - Rick Hartley , Assistant Superintendent,Waco ISD; Search By Shepherd ISD Board of Trustees and DRV Executive Search Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Linden-Kildare CISD - Keri Winters, High School Principal,Linden-Kildare CISD; Search By Linden-Kildare CISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist La Feria ISD; Cathy Lee Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum at Judson ISD; search by Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Nacogdoches ISD; Sandra Dowdy, Interim Superintendent of Nacogdoches ISD; Search by Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super McMullen County ISD - Jason Jones, Superintendent,Oglesby ISD; Search By: McMullen County ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
New Super Sunray ISD - Marshall Harrison, Superintendent,Blooming Grove ISD; Search By Sunray ISD Board of Trustees infoINFO
New Super Tahoka ISD - Alan Umholtz, Superintendent,Henrietta-Midway ISD; Search by: Tahoka ISD School Board and Region 17 Education Service Center infoINFO
New Super Bridgeport ISD  - Brandon Peavy, Superintendent,Hardin ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Info.INFO
New Super Junction ISD - Mr. Mike Carter , Superintendent,May ISD; Search By ESC Region 15 infoINFO
New Super Decatur ISD - Judi Whitis, Superintendent,Valley Mills ISD; Search by Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Lovelady ISD - Wendy Tullos , Asst. Superintendent,​Crockett ISD; Search By Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Laredo ISD - Dr. Sylvia G. Rios, Chief Academic Officer,Laredo ISD; Search By:​ Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Seguin ISD - Dr. Matthew Gutierrez, Assistant Superintendent,Plano ISD; Search by Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Brackett ISD  - Guillermo Mancha, special education compliance specialist/ ​campus administrative support ,Southside ISD​; Search By Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Adrian ISD - Steve Reynolds , High School Principal,Meadow ISD; Search By Adrian ISD Board of Trustees and Cox Educational Consulting infoINFO
New Super Culberson County- Allamoore ISD - Ken Baugh, ​Superintendent,Throckmorton ISD; TASB Executive Seach Services infoINFO
New Super Sanger ISD; Search By: ​Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super San Benito CISD; Search By: JG Consulting - James GuerraINFO

Secretary Pablos Praises Texas Superintendents for Their Immediate Commitment to Participating in the 2017 High School Voter Registration Initiative

September 1908:25 AM
 

Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos today commended the many Texas superintendents who have pledged full participation in the 2017 High School Voter Registration Initiative. After receiving his first commitment from El Paso ISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera, Secretary Pablos sent a letter to all superintendents in Texas urging them to follow suit. Almost immediately, more than 140 superintendents from across the state signed a pledge to ensure that their respective high school principals participate in this initiative. view article  arw

Accountability is more than standardized testing

September 1908:25 AM
 

In a recent column in the El Paso Times, Manny Soto Jr. bemoans the move in Texas over the last several years to require fewer standardized tests for public school students and claims our state is a laggard when it comes to accountability.  Soto mistakenly equates the number of tests students are forced to take and pass with school accountability. He is out of step with the growing chorus of teachers, parents, business people, higher education and community leaders as well as elected officials who are challenging the overuse and misuse of standardized tests. view article  arw

Concerns raised for Texas special ed students after Harvey

September 1908:17 AM
 

Paperwork and technology concerns have been raised for special education students in Texas displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The Austin American-Statesman reports disability rights advocates are urging families of special education students to inquire about replacing assistive technology in storm-damaged schools. Advocates also want to make sure parents get proper information about paperwork needed to enroll a special education child in a new school. view article  arw

Deerpark MS parents working to get paid crossing guards back

September 1908:15 AM
 

Parents and students are noticing something is missing near Deerpark Middle School four weeks into the school year. “Pretty much every morning that I get here there’s not a crossing guard,” said Mykah Hernandez, an eighth grader who rides a scooter to and from school everyday. KXAN went out to observe the intersection at Anderson Mill Road and Broadmeade Avenue Monday afternoon, where students walking and biking to school must cross four busy lanes of traffic. view article  arw

See how schools in Pearland, Friendswood scored on STAAR tests this spring

September 1908:15 AM
 

September marks Community Impact Newspaper‘s public education guide, which delves into school campus ratings on the state’s 2016-17 standardized test scores, accountability ratings and and feeder patterns this school year. Click into the PDF below to view the 2017 Public Education Focus guide. view article  arw

Houston ISD names two new district leaders

September 1908:15 AM
 

Houston Independent School District announced Monday that the head of its non-profit foundation would also serve as the district's chief development officer and promoted a governmental relations director to its chief lobbying position. Ashlea Turner, who worked with the Greater Houston Partnership before joining the district, will serve as Houston ISD's chief governmental relations and strategy officer, and Ann Best Scott will continue in her role as executive director of the Houston ISD Foundation while serving as the district's chief development officer. view article  arw

15 local students among National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

September 1908:15 AM
 

Thirteen College Station school district students and two from Bryan have been announced as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. In College Station, nine attend A&M Consolidated High and four go to College Station High. Bryan High and Rudder High each had one student make the list. Nationwide, around 16,000 students qualified for the distinction, earning them a chance to continue on in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. They will compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be doled out in the spring. view article  arw

Longview ISD investigates after student is hospitalized during football game

September 1908:15 AM
 

Rumors of students consuming alcohol before this past Friday’s Longview ISD varsity football game are being investigated by district officials. view article  arw

Ector County ISD board meeting for a variety of purposes this week

September 1908:15 AM
 

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees is meeting all this week for a variety of reasons from its regular meeting tonight to training and parent meetings at campuses in their fifth year of improvement required status under state accountability standards. The campuses in their fifth year of IR are Ector Middle School and Zavala and Noel elementary schools. view article  arw

Harlandale ISD plans National Night Out; golf tourney

September 1908:15 AM
 

Harlandale ISD students will be released early on Friday, Sept. 29. Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.; middle school students will be released at 1 p.m., and high school students will be released at 1:30 p.m. The eighth annual Harlandale Education Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Republic Golf Club, 4226 SE Military Drive, on Friday, Sept. 29, starting at 8 a.m. We welcome sponsorships and participants. Information and registration forms can be found on the school district’s website. view article  arw

School officials apologize after Texas actress distributes materials mentioning sex-trafficking, abortion to kids

September 1908:15 AM
 

A presentation by Friday Night Lights and Northern Exposure actress Janine Turner upset some Southlake parents because their children were given material about sex trafficking and abortion. The Tarrant County actress spoke at Eubanks Intermediate School for Constitution Day last week to discuss the U.S. Constitution and patriotism. Turner is the  founder of Constituting America, which she describes as a nonpartisan group aimed at promoting civic engagement and understanding of constitutional rights. But the organization promotes conservative ideas on its website and made a documentary about right wing voices being silenced or met with violence. view article  arw

STEM skills blossom in Cy-Fair ISD’s Ready to Grow Gardens

September 1908:15 AM
 

For Stephanie Baker, founder of Cy-Fair ISD’s Ready to Grow Gardens, a community program that started as a volunteer requirement to earn her Master Gardening certification led to a full-time job. In 2002, the stay-at-home mother of two was volunteering nearly every day at Sheridan Elementary School on gardening projects. Along with the school’s principal and the district’s science resource center, she developed a curriculum for elementary students. view article  arw

Menendez calls for investigation into possible criminal activity in Edgewood ISD

September 1908:15 AM
 

State Senator Jose Menendez is calling on the Texas Education Agency to be more transparent and to look into possible criminal activity at Edgewood ISD. Menendez sent a letter to the commissioner of education Mike Morath on Friday. He expressed his concerns about the removal of a board member, Amanda Gonzalez, who was terminated and not given any reason for her removal. view article  arw

Northwest ISD Wants Public’s Help in Naming New Elementary School

September 1908:15 AM
 

The Northwest Independent School District wants the public's help naming a new elementary school.  The district's board of trustees and administration asked Monday for people to submit nominations for the district's 18th elementary school set to open in August 2018.  view article  arw

An apple a day: 10 McKinney ISD campuses earn National Healthy Schools Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

September 1908:15 AM
 

Ten McKinney ISD schools were among those announced in August as America’s Healthiest Schools by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Of the approximately 31,000 schools that participate in the Healthy Schools Program, only 323 from 30 states and the District of Columbia were included on the 2017 list, and each recognized campus received the Healthier Generation’s prestigious National Healthy Schools Award. view article  arw

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Title IX Administrator Conference

October 19, 2017

A Title IX Conference specifically designed for K-12 administrators!

Join us for our third annual forum for Title IX coordinators to develop an understanding of their duties and responsibilities, participants will learn about the history of Title IX, surveying their districts for possible issues, and how to handle incidents when they arise. This conference is designed to provide realistic support to school administrators to both protect their students and their districts in matters such as promoting gender equity in athletics, providing an environment free from gender-based harassment, and understanding the rights of pregnant students.   

This conference is appropriate for Title IX Coordinators, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Campus Administrators, Athletic Directors, Coaches, School Board Trustees, and Teachers.

 

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Austin Marriott North

2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

Room rate - $142/night (through October 6th)

How to make your reservation:

Call (800) 865-0546 and ask for the "Title IX" block of rooms or click here to make your reservation online.

 

Continuing Education

Participants are eligible to receive 5 hours of continuing professional education credits through HRCI, SBEC, and Texas Association of School Business Officials.

 

Registration Fees

$275 - Registration Fee
$200 - Additional Attendee from the Same District

Lunch and materials included. Out-of-state registrations require payment by credit card only.

 

Seminar

October 19, 2017  |  9:00 am-4:00 pm  |  Round Rock, TX

 

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High school senior spends hours converting book into braille

September 1908:15 AM
 

Using a tool similar to a label maker, Zoya Surani punched a single letter at a time to translate a children's book into braille. Translating iConquer: Ubuntu's 31-page book "Chews Wisely" takes the 17-year-old Veterans Memorial High School senior about six hours.  iConquer, a nonprofit program under the It's Your Life Foundation, is dedicated to educating young children about healthy eating habits and exercising.The program utilizes animated films and picture books to explain healthy eating and exercising to children ages 3 to 7.  view article  arw

Victoria and El Campo teachers receive Texas Teacher of the Year Honors

September 1908:15 AM
 

The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), which facilitates the Texas Teacher of the Year program, has named Texas’ top teachers for 2018. Marissa Torres, a third-grade teacher from White Settlement ISD, is the 2018 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Tara Bordeaux, a media arts teacher from Austin ISD, is the 2018 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. Bordeaux was chosen to represent the state as Texas Teacher of the Year in the National Teacher of the Year competition. view article  arw

Lanier: Video: High school dropout wins Texas Teacher of the Year

September 1908:15 AM
 

A Lanier High School media arts teacher will now represent Texas in the National Teacher of the Year competition. On Friday, Tara Bordeaux, learned she was anointed the 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year during the awards luncheon at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. Both state-level winners will receive a cash award and a commemorative trophy. view article  arw

Austin ISD teacher selected as Texas Teacher of the Year

September 1908:15 AM
 

The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) has announced its 2018 teachers of the year, and one of our very own is on the list. Tara Bordeaux, a media arts teacher from Austin ISD, was chosen as the 2018 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year and will represent the state as Texas Teacher of the Year in the National Teacher of the Year competition, TASA announced Friday at an awards luncheon at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. view article  arw

Area teachers recognized at Texas Teacher of the Year awards

September 1908:15 AM
 

Four area teachers were recognized at the Texas Association of School Administrators 2018 Teacher of the Year luncheon Friday at Austin. Among them was Gary Strickland, a Coleman High School teacher, who was one of three finalists for Secondary Teacher of the Year. Tara Bordeaux, a media arts teacher from Austin ISD, was named Secondary Teacher of the Year, and Marissa Torres, a third-grade teacher from White Settlement ISD, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year, according to a news release from TASA.  view article  arw

Lufkin students, parents spread love post-Harvey

September 1908:15 AM
 

Some of the toughest decisions a school superintendent has to make usually involve issues that are completely out of his or her control — the weather, for instance. As Hurricane Harvey hit the coast and deposited enormous amounts of rain in our area, I needed to make the best decisions possible with the best information possible. I depend on my team to help me make those decisions, and we always err on the side of our students to make sure they are safe and their needs are met. view article  arw

Eanes school dstrict STAAR scores rise, teacher salaries flat

September 1908:14 AM
 

At the Sept. 5 meeting of the Eanes school district Board of Trustees, Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services Todd Washburn, brought good news. Out of 1,203 school districts in the state, Eanes was recognized as being in the top 4.8 percent for Post-Secondary Readiness. All district schools met the state standards and some campuses received higher recognition. view article  arw

Amarillo ISD Considers Renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary

September 1908:10 AM
 

The Amarillo Independent School District has taken up the question of whether to rename Robert E. Lee elementary, on the city’s north side. As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the AISD Board of Trustees will meet with attorneys today to consider whether it might be time for a change. view article  arw

Pearland ISD Turner High School at capacity just 4 years after opening

September 1908:10 AM
 

This school year, Pearland ISD’s Robert Turner College and Career High School enrolled 1,200 students, which is nearly 100 percent of the campus’ 1,250 student capacity. By the end of the 2017-18 school year, PISD Director of Facilities and Planning Don Tillis said the school will likely be at total capacity. “Usually as the year goes along, we are projected to go right at capacity for this year,” Tillis said. “Last year, we were pretty close also.” view article  arw

Killeen: 39 evacuees are enrolled in KISD schools

September 1908:05 AM
 

Though displaced from their homes by Hurricane Harvey, 39 students are continuing their education by attending classes in Killeen-area schools, according to Terry Abbott, chief communications officer for the Killeen Independent School District. The students are attending Killeen High School, Shoemaker High School, Eastern Hills and Liberty Hill Middle schools, and 14 elementary schools across the district, Abbot said Monday. view article  arw

A breakdown of public school funding

September 1907:45 AM
 

Often individual’s familiar with City and County Governments make budget comparisons with School Districts due to the fact that all three entities collect property taxes. At first glance, your tax bill collects revenues for all local entities on one statement. Why can’t SISD reduce taxes like a direct taxing entity (County and Cities)? To answer this question, I thought that I would attempt to break down our budget in somewhat simpler terms. When starting a discussion about public school funding, I always like to make some correlations between school budgets and home budgets. Stephenville ISD has two basic tax rates that generate a majority of the funding for our school system.  view article  arw

Two Hallsville students compete in official PGA Tour Champions event

September 1907:30 AM
 

Hallsville High School students Connor Howard and Dalton Northcutt will compete in a field of more than 80 players Tuesday through Sunday at the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship, an official PGA Tour Champions event to be contested at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. The event will be televised internationally on the Golf Channel. Howard and Northcutt, along with the other 80 participants from The First Tee chapters, were selected by a national panel of judges based on playing ability and comprehension of the life skills and core values learned through their involvement with The First Tee. view article  arw

Charges filed against Moody student accused of urinating in teacher’s cup

September 1809:33 AM
 

McLennan County juvenile prosecutors filed formal charges this week against a Moody High School student detained last spring on allegations he urinated in a teacher’s drinking cup.  Prosecutors filed a harassment of a public servant charge, a third-degree felony, against the Moody student, five months after he was suspended by school officials and detained in the Bill Logue Juvenile Justice Center for two weeks. Judge Gary Coley Jr. of Waco’s 74th State District Court has scheduled a hearing in the case for Oct. 2 at which the boy will either plead guilty or ask that his case be set for trial. view article  arw

TEA, ATPE warn of email phishing scam (Reposting from Friday)

September 1809:24 AM
 

AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) have been advised of a current phishing email directed at teachers and school systems across the state.

State Weighing the Future of Struggling Houston Schools After Hurricane Harvey Disrupts District Calendar

September 1808:40 AM
 

Even before Hurricane Harvey hit, a storm was brewing for some of Houston’s lowest-performing schools. Just 10 days before the hurricane made landfall in Texas, the state education department released its latest school ratings, putting the city on notice. After several consecutive years of poor academic performance, 10 of Houston’s long-struggling schools had once again failed to make the grade, putting the nation’s seventh-largest district in danger of state intervention, including a possible takeover. Now, following several weeks of missed classes, millions of dollars in damage to school facilities and supplies, and displacement for millions of Texas students, state lawmakers and education officials are debating how to proceed with a state law that holds schools accountable for student academic performance. view article  arw

A way to raise school funds and lower taxes; Bryan school tax election would raise $4.4 million

September 1808:39 AM
 

In an increasingly complex era of public school finance, and with no end in sight to the troubles in our state’s school funding system, districts across Texas are faced with looking to their taxpayers for support as state funding dwindles. This convoluted funding system seems to have shifted the burden of school finance away from the state’s constitutional mandate to support public schools. The state has laid the majority of school funding costs heavy on the checkbooks of our community members. Since 2008, the school funding formula in Texas has dwindled state support for public schools from 48.8 percent to 42.7 percent.  view article  arw

Ahead of 2019 session, Speaker Joe Straus orders Texas House to research Harvey issues

September 1808:39 AM
 

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus ordered House committees Thursday to research a list of issues related to Hurricane Harvey so lawmakers could be prepared to tackle them during the next legislative session. The Legislature meets every two years for 140 days and isn't scheduled to meet again until 2019. In the periods in between sessions, the House speaker and lieutenant governor typically direct committees of the House and Senate, respectively, to research a list of policy issues. view article  arw

If voters approve small money shift, Huntsville ISD hoping to give teachers an overdue pay raise

September 1808:38 AM
 

Before the tax rate set by the Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees goes into effect, citizens will first have to approve a measure on the Nov. 7 ballot regarding money being shifted from one portion of the district’s budget to another. The combined tax rate of $1.18 per $100 evaluation is made up of $1.10 maintenance and operation (M and O) and a 8-cent interest and sinking (I and S) rate. Those rates were unanimously approved by the board of trustees during the Aug. 21 meeting. view article  arw

Eanes and Lake Travis ISDs seek penny exchange

September 1808:38 AM
 

Both Eanes and Lake Travis ISDs set tax rates for fiscal year 2017-18 and ordered Nov. 7 tax ratification elections for district residents to approve or deny an increase of each district’s maintenance and operations, or M&O, portion of the tax rate. view article  arw

Houston, Franklin and Jefferson are among Dallas ISD campuses that ‘require further research’ for possible name changes

September 1808:38 AM
 

Dallas ISD is researching the histories of Ben Franklin, Sam Houston, Thomas Jefferson and 17 other historical figures, looking into whether their connections with slavery or the Confederacy should prompt reconsideration of their names on DISD campuses.  Last Thursday, DISD administration recommended changing the names of four schools honoring Confederate generals: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston and William L. Cabell elementary schools. During that discussion, it was mentioned that there is a much broader list of at least 21 names that bear further investigation, if trustees were compelled to do so. view article  arw