The Hallsville ISD board of trustees has set a budget workshop and regular board meeting Monday. The budget workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m., and trustees will look at bond facility projects and financial updates with a compensation plan overview. view article arw

Student, staff and faculty dress codes will be discussed further and the student code of conduct will be up for a vote at the next Louise ISD trustees meeting Monday. Superintendent Garth Oliver wants as much input from the board as possible before the dress code is implemented by school administration. Previous board discussions have focused on what is considered appropriate attire for district employees. view article arw

Region 16 has selected the Canyon ISD Board of Trustees as the Region 16 School Board of the Year. This means that the Canyon ISD Board of Trustees is in the running for the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Honor Boards for the year. view article arw

DESOTO – A joint meeting of the Board of Trustees of DeSoto ISD and the DeSoto City Council combined the two elected bodies of the city to discuss a variety of citywide issues.  One DeSoto staff member said, “it appeared to be a productive meeting with some very candid discussions.” view article arw

As part of its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, the North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees will discuss students’ STAAR test results.  Also on the agenda are a facilities update from Rick Landis and consideration and approval of the 2019-20 Education Service Center 8 contract. The board has scheduled an executive session to review personnel matters and for real estate discussion. view article arw

Three key takeaways from the Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday included: 1. Students will pay more for school breakfast and lunches in the 2019-20 school year after the Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees approved to increase the price of school breakfast from $1.50 to $1.75. The increase will be implemented at all elementary, junior high and high school campuses. view article arw

Cleveland ISD has rezoned Eastside Elementary and Southside Elementary Elementary for the 2019-2020 school year. The school board approved the rezoning of both campuses’ during the June school board meeting. The projections have Eastside Elementary at 1,201 students while Southside is at 1,528 for the 2019-2020 school year, according to numbers that were presented to the district at the school board meeting in June. view article arw

Abilene ISD school board members and administrators will be discussing how much teachers will be receiving in pay raises for the upcoming school year on Monday. Back in May, Governor of Texas Greg Abbott approved $1.6 billion in teacher pay hikes, but left it up to the school districts to decide how much money to hand out to their teachers. view article arw

Everyone who works for Lamesa ISD will get a pay raise under a new compensation plan approved for the 2019-2020 school year. The plan was approved during a special called meeting held this past Wednesday, Superintendent Jim Knight said, so it could be finalized in the proposed budget for the coming school year. General pay increases will be given to teachers and librarians at 7 percent, professionals at 2.5 percent, clerical/paraprofessionals and auxiliary at 3 percent. view article arw

Coppell ISD Trustee Leigh Walker recently earned the designation of Master Trustee as she completed the third session of the Texas Association of School Board's (TASB) leadership program. This year's Leadership TASB included 33 school board members from across Texas who participated in a yearlong education leadership study program. view article arw

A special meeting of the Beckville ISD Board of Trustees will take place Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m. in the Administration Building boardroom, 4398 Texas 149 in Beckville. view article arw

The Montgomery School District has proposed the consolidation of its dual language program and will give parents a chance to voice concerns soon. Following a letter that was sent out to parents, which Superintendent Dr. Beau Rees took responsibility for regarding a lack of clarity, board members and school officials said they are aware of parent concerns and plan to have a meeting in September to discuss the program with parents, including regarding transportation and routes.  view article arw

The superintendent of Harlandale ISD has been suspended with pay and now an interim superintendent has been named. The board gave a notice of termination to superintendent Rey Madrigal in the midst of a state overhaul. view article arw

In the first board meeting since Harlandale Independent School District learned of the TEA’s decision to appoint managers, install a conservator who can override board decisions, downgrade the district’s accreditation, and appoint a new superintendent, trustees began termination proceedings against Superintendent Rey Madrigal.  Trustees also voted Monday night to appeal the Texas Education Agency’s decision to disband its elected school board and appoint a board of managers. view article arw

Raises are planned for Liberty Hill ISD staff, but exactly what those raises will look like is still in question as district leadership works through the kinks of the new funding changes following the passage of Texas House Bill 3. July is when Liberty Hill ISD expects to be able to make recommendations on teacher raises and other budgetary questions, as the financial picture becomes a little more clear each week. view article arw

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Bonham ISD was held Monday, June 24, 2019, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Bonham ISD Administration Center, 1005 Chestnut Street, Bonham, Texas 75418. view article arw

Lewisville ISD trustee Kronda Thimesch has earned the designation of Master Trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). During this fifth and final session, June 20-22, school board members in the 2018-19 Leadership TASB class made presentations of their team’s findings following yearlong research. view article arw

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The Copperas Cove Independent School District Board of Trustees has been selected as the School Board of the Year by the Region 12 Educational Service Center. The school board of the year program is administered by the Texas Association of School Administrators, which honors boards from around Texas annually. Judging criteria include creating policies and adhering to them; support of the school district and the superintendent, including financial support; commitment to a code of ethics; participation in workshops and other performance improvement programs; public relations efforts; and maintaining unity and harmony among the board members. view article arw

A move to convert some prekindergarten classrooms into charters was finalized by the Dallas school board late on Thursday, but not before it drew sharp criticism from opponents. DISD trustees approved amended contracts with 10 preschool operators to create in-district charter campuses that run mostly free from district authority. Dallas is taking advantage of a new state law that gives districts more money if a campus is converted to a charter. view article arw

Judson Independent School District trustees approved a budget — with a $6.4 million deficit — that provides annual salary increases of up to $1,930 for teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses, telling a crowd of frustrated teachers Thursday night that they were raising pay as much as possible. view article arw

The Judson ISD school board approved a $258 million dollar budget plan for the next school year. The board also passed a compensation plan that gives financial incentives to retain school staff that have six or more years of experience. view article arw

The average Lake Travis teacher will see a 5.3% salary increase next school year, amounting to about $3,000 for teachers with more than five years of experience and $2,700 for teachers with fewer than five years. All other staff with receive a 4% increase, following a vote at a school board meeting June 19. The increase comes just weeks after an $11.5 billion Texas school finance bill, House Bill 3, was signed into law, which allocated new funding for education and tax reduction—$5 billion for tax relief, $4.6 billion for education and $2 billion for teacher raises. view article arw

People wanting to appear on the College Station regular trustee election ballot can begin picking up election packets this week. The packets became available Thursday, and the first day to file is July 22. The deadline to file for the election is 5 p.m. Aug. 19. Three at-large positions are up for election: Place 3, Place 4 and Place 5, which are currently held by Michael Wesson, Jeff Harris and Quinn Williams, respectively. view article arw

A pay raise for Dripping Springs ISD teachers is forthcoming after district leaders Monday approved the measure following passage of key legislation in Austin. Through approval of House Bill (HB) 3 in May, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this month, DSISD is projected to receive roughly $3.7 million in additional funding based on changes for per-student allotment, recapture requirements and tax revenue. view article arw

Back in December, after trustees of Harlandale Independent School District received the preliminary draft of the Texas Education Agency investigation report that would lead to an announcement this week that the state would replace its board and superintendent, district resident Gina Castañeda begged trustees not to spend more money fighting the agency. view article arw

Millsap ISD board of trustees decided on changing a policy related to subjecting staff to drug and alcohol tests during their meeting on Monday in the Millsap Administration Board Room/Media Center. During the previous board meeting, trustees discussed changing the policy DHE (local) to apply to all drivers transporting students instead of just those who drive commercial vehicles. According to the current policy: “In accordance with [Department of Transportation] rules, the district shall establish an alcohol and controlled substances testing program to help prevent accidents and injuries resulting from the misuse of alcohol and controlled substances by the drivers of commercial motor vehicles, including school buses. The primary purpose of the testing program is to prevent impaired employees from performing safety-sensitive functions.” view article arw

Following years of allegations of shady business deals and nepotism in Harlandale ISD, the Texas Education Agency has announced plans to remove the district's superintendent and board of trustees. The late Tuesday announcement means superintendent Rey Madrigal, who has held the position since being named interim superintendent in 2012, will be out of a job. Changes for Harlandale come after an investigation found violations related to "contracting practices, contract procurement, nepotism and the Open Meetings Act," said TEA commissioner Mike Morath in a letter. view article arw

Following an order from the state education commissioner, the Marlin Independent School District Board of Managers unanimously voted Wednesday evening to rehire teacher Claude Kelley for the 2019-20 school year and pay him back pay since the board fired him in May last year. view article arw

The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday notified the Harlandale Independent School District that it plans to remove Superintendent Reynaldo Madrigal and the school board and lower the district's accreditation status to accredited-warned. view article arw

A historic school finance bill overwhelmingly passed the Texas House and Senate. It was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in June. Administrators in Marshall, Tx say 3/4 children in the district live in poverty, which means every penny from the new funding measure will have an impact there. view article arw

Taylor ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the budget for the 2019-2020 school year at their meeting Monday, June 24. The budget approved a more balanced budget, along with a two percent pay increase for all full time employees. Keith A. Brown, Taylor ISD superintendent, said tax payers, along with teachers, see a benefit from the pay increase. view article arw

The San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees approved a pay raise for all district employees during a special session Monday evening. After hearing comments from the public, the board passed a budget option with a vote of four in favor and two opposed, which included a $2,133 pay raise for all administrators. Teachers, librarians, counselors and nurses with over six years of experience will receive the same $2,133 raise, while those with less than six years of experience will receive a raise of $1,562 per year. Trustees approved a $1 dollar an hour pay raise for para-professionals, clerical and manual trade positions, raising minimum wage for these employees to $13 an hour.  view article arw

The clock is ticking for Houston ISD to have a new budget and give teachers raises. On Tuesday, district leaders addressed the challenge of balancing a budget by Sunday. At debate is whether the district's minimum wage should go up, and it's a concession that Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan wasn't going to make. She said that would result in more layoffs. view article arw