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In a 6-0 vote, the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District board Tuesday censured indicted trustee Gary Inmon and issued a statement calling it “the strongest possible action we are allowed.” Read by board president Robert Westbrook, the statement said trustees “felt it necessary … to let our community and employeees know that the allegations brought forth against Mr. Inmon reflect neither the board’s standard of conduct nor the district’s stated mission, vision, values and belief statements.” view article arw

Bay City ISD employees will be getting a raise next year. The Bay City School Board passed a budget that gave three percent pay raises to all employee groups, including Superintendent Marshall Scott III at Monday night’s meeting, bringing applause from the audience. view article arw

The Corsicana Independent School District School Board on Monday accepted the resignation of Jason Sodd from the board of trustees after four years as a board member. Sodd cited family and work commitments as the reason he chose to step down at this time. He is an attorney at Dawson & Sodd, LLP. “My work and family commitments have become too great for me to be able to fulfill the requirements of my position on the Board,” Sodd said. “I feel it’s best to make room for someone with the time to devote to this important role.” view article arw

Three prospective appointees for the vacant District 7 spot on the Greenville Independent School District’s Board of Trustees were interviewed in closed session at a called meeting Monday. The board, however, did not vote Monday, but will today choose a replacement for Aaron Adel, who resigned effective May 31. The individual will then be appointed at tonight’s regular school board meeting. view article arw

Beaumont ISD manager to resign

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One of Beaumont ISD's five appointed managers is expected to resign at Thursday's board meeting, according to the agenda. The board, which includes two elected trustees, will meet in closed session at 4 p.m. before moving into open session at 6 p.m. view article arw

After being added and removed from the TISD school board agenda multiple times, the discussion of the potential name change of Robert E. Lee High School was ultimately tabled at Monday’s meeting. During the four hours-long meeting, board members were expected to make a decided on whether or not to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School or amend the name to Lee High School. view article arw

Most of the board members have suffered threats, had their characters called into question. They say this whole topic has turned ugly. They tabled the item on the agenda, and want to take their time to study this topic in-depth view article arw

Stay up to date on district news with these takeaways from Tuesday night’s Eanes ISD board of trustees meeting. view article arw

Former Harlandale ISD board member Joshua Cerna was sentenced Tuesday to a year in a halfway house and ordered to pay more than $40,000 in connection with an FBI investigation into millions of dollars in rigged insurance contracts at other area school districts and at the now-defunct Bexar Metropolitan Water District. Cerna, 44, pleaded guilty in September 2016 to a charge of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, admitting he helped corrupt the insurance company selection process at San Antonio, Edgewood and South San Antonio Independent School Districts. view article arw

Despite outcry from parents and medical professionals who lobbied for more nurses in Austin schools, trustees at tonight’s board meeting are expected to approve a new health services contract that continues to leave some campuses without one. Administrators are recommending a $7.1 million student health services contract with Seton Family of Hospitals, which has provided the Austin district its medical services for more than 20 years.  view article arw

Corpus Christi Independent School District board president and trustee Tony Elizondo has resigned. Elizondo accepted a new job based in Minneapolis and North Dakota and has been traveling to and from every month. But he said his employer wants him to be there for the entire summer. The board president position requires 100 percent, which he is unable to give at this time, he said view article arw

James Allen has resigned from Amarillo ISD's Board of Trustees. According to AISD School Board President Jim Austin, Allen's resignation was effective June 15.  view article arw

It is going to be an active fall election season for residents in Austin ISD. At its meeting Monday night, the district’s board of trustees called a general election for Nov. 6, which currently will include races for seats in districts 1, 4, 6, 7 and 9. The following are highlights from Monday’s Austin ISD meeting: view article arw

On Monday, the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees approved the 2018-19 school year budget, which will include a 2.5 percent pay raise for all staff and raise the starting teacher salary. Trustees adopted the 2018-19 general operating budget in the amount of $187 million, which is a $15 million increase from last year’s budget. GCISD Chief Financial Officer DaiAnn Mooney said the budget adjusts the beginning annual salary for new teachers from $50,000 to $51,500 for the 2018-19 school year. Existing teachers will receive additional pay scale adjustments to ensure they meet or exceed the hire-in salary for their years of service. view article arw

The Sherman Independent School District school board unanimously approved the budget and tax rate Monday night. The newly approved budget calls for nearly $86 million in expenditures and a new tax rate of $1.649 per $100 valuation — which includes the debt service increase of 20.9 cents that voters approved last November. “The increase is on that debt service,” SISD Assistant Director of Finance and Operations Tyson Bennett said “The new Sherman High School and new technology needs would be funded through these programs.” view article arw

In a rare move, the Killeen City Council and Killeen school board will meet Thursday in a joint session aimed at tackling shared issues on growth and finances between the two bodies. The joint session has been a long time coming for the council, which has been lobbying for a face-to-face after the district announced a $426 million bond for new construction and renovations early this year. On May 2, the council pieced together its desired topics for the joint meeting, including: view article arw

A day after dissenting members of Dallas ISD’s school board, with the help of District 9 incumbent Bernadette Nutall, thwarted an effort by Superintendent Michael Hinojosa to potentially raise the district’s tax rate, Henry announced his candidacy for the District 9 seat. On Saturday, Henry got a seat at the table. view article arw

One day after his big win, Justin Henry said he's really looking forward to setting policy. He now has a seat at the table and an appetite for change. Dallas ISD’s newest trustee is a father, an attorney, and a former teacher. Armed with a master's degree in education, Henry said he's ready to get to work for Dallas. "When we talk about community engagement, where there are these big discussions happening with the board or the media, or city council, we need to make sure that our community is fully informed about what that means, how that impacts them, the positive and the negative," said Henry, who will represent District 9. view article arw

Houston ISD trustees narrowly rejected the district’s proposed $2 billion budget, did not move forward with making Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan the district’s permanent leader and voted to end the employment of acclaimed Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons during an eventful meeting Thursday. view article arw

District to spend nearly $400,000 to purchase voting equipment.  EDINBURG — The school board here voted Tuesday to purchase electronic voting machines at a cost of $374,643 to run the upcoming Nov. 6 election in-house. The move was discussed at previous meetings with the board split due to the purchase of the equipment alone being more than five times more expensive than the usual contract with the Hidalgo County Elections Department, which would have been about $65,000 in total.  The Edinburg school district board approved the purchase of 58 voting machines and 20 electronic polls using local funds from Elections Systems & Software. view article arw

Spring ISD’s 2018-19 budget adopted Tuesday includes no increase to its tax rate of $1.51 per $100 valuation. The budget will increase the district’s revenue from the maintenance and operations rate while slightly reducing the amount slated for debt service for one year in order to maximize the state funding formula in the year after a natural disaster, officials said. “We will collect less in debt service but will be able to use our debt service fund balance to make up the shortfall and still remain within the reserve levels established in our debt management policy,” SISD Chief Financial Officer Ann Westbrooks said. view article arw

The La Joya Independent School District reorganized their board of trustees during last week’s board meeting. The decision was unanimous, with the board voting Armin Garza as president, Claudia Ochoa as vice president and Alejandro Cantu as secretary. The superintendent, Dr. Alda Benavides, along with each board member, thanked Oscar Salinas, the former president, for his work during his term. view article arw

The Midway Independent School District board may vote Tuesday on a policy that would subject every student with a parking permit to random drug testing. The district’s School Health Advisory Council, comprised of parents and staff, recommended the expanded drug testing policy. The school already has a program to randomly test all students in extracurricular activities, from the football team to the Spanish Club. About 30 percent of the student population is tested 10 times per year. view article arw

HOUSTON - Houston ISD trustees at Thursday night’s board meeting voted down the district’s proposed budget for next year. The sticking point was using rainy day money to cover a projected $19 million deficit. Several board members say they would rather cut spending than dip into reserves for a second consecutive year. By law, trustees have just two weeks to agree on an alternative. view article arw

EDINBURG — The school board here voted Tuesday to purchase electronic voting machines at a cost of $374,643 to run the upcoming Nov. 6 election in-house.  The move was discussed at previous meetings with the board split due to the purchase of the equipment alone being more than five times more expensive than the usual contract with the Hidalgo County Elections Department, which would have been about $65,000 in total.  The Edinburg school district board approved the purchase of 58 voting machines and 20 electronic polls using local funds from Elections Systems & Software. view article arw

A new holiday may be implemented at Houston ISD. On Thursday, HISD board members are expected to vote in order to establish a new district holiday in honor of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. The idea was brought up by HISD trustee Maria Flynn Vilaseca, who says the district should recognize Chavez and Huerta for their pioneering work on behalf of Hispanics.   view article arw

After years of deliberation, the Plano ISD board of trustees voted unanimously to adopt a new practice of how it ranks its students. Read about the new practice and more from Tuesday night’s meeting below: view article arw

A Texas school district has voted to arm their teachers with guns in an effort to create a safer environment in their schools. This move makes Weatherford ISD one of the largest districts in Texas to do something like this in response to school security. 170 districts across the state of Texas are already arming some teachers and staff within certain variations. view article arw

As of June 10, 3,482 people have placed their votes for the runoff election from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, and 2,618 Flower Mound residents have voted in the runoff election for the position of the town’s mayor. In Flower Mound, residents are voting to select the town’s next mayor. Steve Dixon and Cathy A. Strathmann are on the ballot. Flower Mound Town Council members are elected at-large, each representing the entire community and serve three-year terms. The mayor does not vote unless there is a tie. view article arw

HUDSON — The Hudson ISD Board of Trustees announced the resignation of board members Haydan Evans and Kent Walker during a special board meeting Monday. Evans leaves position six vacant and Walker leaves position seven vacant. Evans was elected to his position, and Walker was reelected to his position, on May 5. Superintendent Donny Webb said both members had specific reasons for their resignations. view article arw

A Dallas ISD School Board run off for which early voting has already begun has huge implications for the future of school funding. The Texas “Robin Hood” school funding formula now counts Dallas as a property rich district that must share with the poor. The latest estimate is the urban district must send $64 million to the state next year.  Incumbent Bernadette Nutall is the swing vote against a 13 cent property tax rate increase that her challenger supports to help solve the funding issue. view article arw

South San ISD informed Thursday that the board's vote regarding the tax ratification election to address the district's million-dollar deficit is null and void. Four of six trustees voted Thursday evening, adopting the new tax rate for the next school year, but as it turns out, state law requires at least 60 percent majority, which means that a minimum of 5 trustees needed to vote in favor of. view article arw

Denton ISD set for busy summer

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School’s out for the summer — but don’t let that fool you into thinking the Denton school district is on break. Ask Superintendent Jamie Wilson, and he will tell you now is the busiest time of the year. And following voter approval last month of a $750 million bond package, one could argue that this summer could be the busiest ever, as plans and timelines must be firmed up as the district prepares to replace, expand and improve. view article arw

Houston ISD trustees are expected to vote Thursday on whether to establish a district holiday in honor of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, two iconic labor activists who helped win greater rights for farm workers across the country. The holiday would mirror Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January, when districts across the region do not attend classes in remembrance of the civil rights leader. view article arw

Early voting ends this week in Klein ISD for a tax ratification election, and Harris County Commissioners Court could officially call a bond election. Here is what residents of Spring and Klein need to know during the week of June 11. view article arw