With the new school year on the horizon, the Red Oak ISD Board of Trustees met Monday evening to pass a few of the final agenda items of the summer. Welcoming the new Red Oak High School principal, choosing an insurance plan and selecting the district’s state representation were among the highlights. view article arw

Public trust in a governmental body can evaporate quickly when there is a perceived lack of transparency, intentional or not. The Comal Independent School District is facing a public relations nightmare over the proposed location of a fourth high school in this fast-growing area north of San Antonio. view article arw

One area community is kicking off a $10.4 million project to improve all of its school campuses. Last May, the community of Silverton approved a multimillion dollar bond to bring in needed improvements to Silverton ISD. Today the school board broke ground on what they expect to be a two-year project. view article arw

Prosper ISD and Huckabee, its partner architecture firm, have released renderings of a $48 million football stadium and natatorium scheduled to open in 2019. The 12,000-seat stadium, which will be located on the north side of Frontier Park west of Prosper High School, is being funded by a $710 million bond issue passed in 2007, according to the district. Initial plans had the stadium being built seven years ago before an economic downturn delayed the district’s expansion. In today’s economy, Prosper ISD is expected to double its student enrollment by 2021-22, according to a demographics and school district planning company cited in the Prosper Press in April. view article arw

Prosper ISD and Huckabee, its partner architecture firm, have released renderings of a $48 million football stadium and natatorium scheduled to open in 2019. The 12,000-seat stadium, which will be located on the north side of Frontier Park west of Prosper High School, is being funded by a $710 million bond issue passed in 2007, according to the district. view article arw

As homebuilders prepare to dig into the last remaining undeveloped land tracts in the Cy-Fair area, developers are taking a variety of demographics into consideration when deciding what types of homes to build and what price tags to put on them. Population and Survey Analysts demographers project more than 23,000 new single-family homes will open in Cy-Fair in the next 10 years. Around 17 percent of the 186 square miles that make up Cy-Fair is undeveloped, and most future development will be in the western region of Cy-Fair ISD’s boundaries, PASA President Pat Guseman said. view article arw

Nathan McQuillan told members of the Gainesville Independent School District’s Board of Trustees Monday night that he’s nervous about the contractor making the completion date of the district’s $5.4 million additions and site improvements at Gainesville High School. “The contractor is still having some problems,” said McQuillan, a senior project/client manager with Sanger-based EIKON Consulting Group, LLC. “I say problems. I call them scheduling problems. They seem to think they are going to make it.” view article arw

The Troy School District Board of Education has sold two pieces of property and is looking at using the sale funds to develop a new early childhood education center. Over the past two years, the board looked at selling some of the five vacant properties it acquired over the years to construct new schools, as enrollment trends indicated they wouldn’t all be needed, said district spokeswoman Kerry Birmingham. view article arw

Collin County will soon get yet another massive high school football stadium. Tuesday, Prosper ISD revealed renderings for a new $48 million multi-use facility. The new stadium and natatorium will be built just west of Prosper High School near Frontier Park. It joins two other huge facilities in the area: the $60 million Allen Eagle Stadium and the $70 million stadium being built in McKinney. view article arw

The White Oak ISD Board of Trustees is meet Thursday to hear a presentation from Huckabee and Associates on district construction projects. The board also will discuss personnel and approve bakery bids. view article arw

On Monday, the Katy Independent School District's community bond advisory committee presented the Board of Trustees with their recommendation for a $609.2 million bond package. The package, according to the bond committee, addresses the district's rapid growth and the "near term needs" of Katy ISD. "Our goal was to reach consensus," Keith Carmichael, the bond committee's chairman, told the trustees. view article arw

Longview ISD's new East Texas Montessori Prep Academy campus is about 80 percent complete, and district officials say they're getting ready to move in furniture by the end of July. In giving a construction update to trustees at their Monday meeting, Assistant Superintendent Lynn Marshall said the campus is "getting close." view article arw

A nearly $50 million football stadium will be coming to Prosper in the next couple of years. The city released the blueprint of its new home for football, saying it will hold up to 12,000 people. According to the district, the number falls in line with the projection that Prosper High School will be a 6A school come the 2019-2020 school year. view article arw

MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) -Marshall, Texas, Independent School District students are getting an extension to their summer break.  The tradeoff is their school days will be a little longer.The district's trustees unanimously agreed Monday to delay the start of classes until Sept. 11 at all of the district's campuses, including Marshall High School and Washington Early Childhood Center. That change to the 2017-18 academic calendar also impacts some other key school dates. It also adds 6 minutes to the beginning and 5 minutes to the end of each school day.  The calendar changes are due to a delay in completion of the new Marshall Junior High School. view article arw

In a Facebook post, Marshall ISD announced Monday July 17 they will delay the start of school two weeks. The post reads as follows: “Due to the delay in substantial completion of the new Marshall Junior High School, Marshall ISD has revised its 2017-2018 school calendar to push back the first day of school to Monday, Sept. 11, for all campuses. The revision to the school calendar was approved Monday by the MISD Board of Trustees during their regular July meeting. view article arw

Marshall, Texas, Independent School District students are getting an extension to their summer break. The tradeoff is their school days will be a little longer. The district's trustees unanimously agreed Monday to delay the start of classes until Sept. 11 at all of the district's campuses, including Marshall High School and Washington Early Childhood Center. view article arw

Georgetown ISD will purchase nearly 80 acres of land throughout the district’s boundaries for new schools, but the exact locations are still unknown to the public. At its Monday meeting the GISD board of trustees voted unanimously to purchase 79 acres, split up into three tracts of land. The district will acquire 38.5 acres in northwest section of the district boundaries, 22.8 acres in the southeast and 17.7 acres in the southwest. The land in the southeast and southwest will both be sites of future GISD elementary schools. The district has not disclosed the location of the specific sites. view article arw

Harleton ISD has formed a new building committee to assess the district's facilities and find the biggest areas of need. Harleton ISD Superintendent Craig Coleman said on Thursday that the committee, which is made up of community members, business and industry leaders and three district trustees, most recently met on July 6 to discuss the state of the district's facilities during a public meeting. view article arw

The San Marcos CISD board of trustees will hold a workshop at a date to be determined at which trustees will discuss the potential of purchasing or leasing portable buildings to provide classroom space for students in the district’s elementary schools. Trustees discussed the issue at a meeting Monday night, at which district staff indicated current projections show SMCISD elementary schools will be dealing with capacity issues in the 2017-18 school year. view article arw

Barwise Middle School in Wichita Falls is finally getting a new weight room after months of debate and a promise parents say was made years ago. At Monday night's WFISD board meeting trustees approved spending $40,000 more for the weight room than they had hoped. At the meeting, they went over those new bids they received and decided to go with the lowest out of the three, for a total cost of $169,750. view article arw

Contractors are asking an East Texas school board for a little more time on the new Marshall Junior High that was expected to be finished by the start of the 2017 school year.According to Marshall ISD spokesman David Weaver, the new school to replace the current Marshall Junior High will need a two-week extension on construction which won't be finished until August 29, one day before school starts. view article arw

On June 10th Conroe ISD celebrated the opening of it’s state-of-the-art robotics facility located at The Woodlands College Park High School.  The new lab is home to FIRST Robotics team Texas Torque, which includes students from Conroe ISD area high schools. view article arw

As the superintendent of schools for Spring Hill ISD, I have been following with some interest the "scoreboard" news and recent editorial as reported by the News-Journal over the past few weeks. I would like to take this opportunity to address and clarify some confusion and misconceptions about the funding of and related benefits of the new digital multipurpose sign recently acquired by Spring Hill. view article arw

Storms from the Fourth of July weekend left behind some damage at an East Texas football stadium. Hallsville ISD Superintendent Jeff Collum said the district is working with its insurance company to determine the cost to repair the visitor side restrooms after one of the stadium's four light poles fell during a storm. view article arw

Priorities for a proposed bond issue, a community survey, tax implications and what could happen if a bond doesn’t pass were discussed by the Ector County Independent School District Bond Advisory Committee at its meeting Thursday at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa. Baselice & Associates Inc. in Austin conducted a telephone survey of 300 voters in Ector County June 27-29. The margin of error was +5.7 percent. Forty-five percent of the interviews were conducted by cell phone and 55 percent by landline, information from the meeting said. view article arw

The Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) board of trustees gathered together Thursday night for a special meeting to discuss cost projections for a proposed bond election this November. AISD board members said this would be the first capital improvement bond election they've had in more than a decade. Board members are preparing to ask Amarillo taxpayers for hundreds of millions of dollars. view article arw

Inclement weather has delayed renovations on the field house at Henderson ISD's Lions Stadium, and officials said construction will be finished closer to Labor Day instead of mid-August. That's just before the first scheduled home football game Sept. 8. "We're going to do what we need to do to get it finished by the first game," Henderson ISD Superintendent Keith Boles said. view article arw

The improvement projects have been made possible by local bond funds and are focused on bettering educational facilities. Most of the current projects include demolition, and doing site work before the beginning of school. However, they will be working on other projects during the school year as long as they do not disrupt student learning in the classroom. view article arw

Humble ISD has plans to create a new Welcome Center designed to serve as a one-stop customer service experience for current and prospective families and staff, while adding additional workspace due to district growth and establishing internship and work sites for students. view article arw

As a part of the 2017 Bond Program, Crandall ISD has teamed with WRA Architects to design two new additions and renovations to the existing High School. This expansion will include a 3,000-square foot cafeteria and 43,000-square foot classroom addition increasing the capacity by 450 students. view article arw

The Howe Independent School District’s board of trustees interviewed architecture and construction firms Monday for the district’s potential bond project — a new intermediate school. Over the course of the five-hour meeting, the board listened to 30-minute pitches from Corgan Architecture and WRA Architects, as well as those of Gallagher Construction Services, Lee Lewis Construction, Plyler Construction and Piazza Construction. And after asking questions related to budget adherence, operations and communication, the board members weighed the pros and cons of each applicant and chose Gallagher to build the school, pending the call of an election and voters’ approval. view article arw

The Garland Independent School District is putting finishing touches on a new state-of-the-art career and technical center set to open in August.  view article arw

With summer more than half over, families across The Woodlands area are most likely starting to get their students ready for a new school year. Some Conroe ISD students will start off the new academic year in a new school on the east side of I-45 when Bradley Elementary School opens in Spring to serve more than 700 students. view article arw

The Humble Independent School District has acquired an office building in Humble for a future administration and office complex. view article arw

Crews, working around the clock, are expected to have Gerald Prim Stadium completed on schedule, Sulphur Springs Independent School District Superintendent Michael Lamb told trustees at their regular board meeting Monday night. view article arw