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A 10-year-old student got the attention of trustees with the Austin Independent School District this week. Ava Georg, a fourth grader at Menchaca Elementary School in South Austin, stepped up to the microphone to speak during the public comments portion of the Austin Independent School Board meeting Monday night to share concerns about her campus and advocate for a new building.  “A couple weeks ago during the STAAR test water came into my classroom from the bathroom and interrupted the test,” Georg told trustees. “And this is just one of the many times this has happened. I would also like to notify you my brother is in kindergarten and has no windows or doors in his classroom.” view article arw

A student has been arrested for assault following a fight that hospitalized a Lee High School student on Thursday afternoon. Midland I.S.D. said the fight took place in a restroom at the school just before the school dismissed for the day. The badly bruised student was found near the restroom by campus administrators. Administrators said the student required immediate attention from campus nursing staff until the student was taken to the hospital by EMS. view article arw

 As the school year draws to a close and mosquito season begins in earnest, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is enlisting the aid of school districts across the state to educate students and their families about the Zika virus. “As hubs of your community, we are asking for your help in preventing the spread of Zika by providing your students and their families with additional information,” said a letter sent out Wednesday to school superintendents and members of local school boards. The letter was signed by Abbott, as well as Education Commissioner Mike Morath and Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt. view article arw

McLennan County has had its first confirmed mumps case since 2015, the state is seeing the highest number of mumps cases in 20 years, and local health officials are urging parents to make sure they and their children are up-to-date on vaccinations. But legislative action in Austin and an increasing number of Texas children going without immunization have caused doctors to worry about how children would be protected from illnesses, especially during outbreaks like a few that occurred in Texas last year, the Associated Press reported. view article arw

Kids Vision for Life provides CISD students with glasses Kids Vision for Life mobile clinic by Essilor Vision Foundation along with generous contributions and local leadership fitted, screened and diagnosed more than 100 Corsicana Independent School District students for new eye glasses. Young children across the nation struggle with vision impairment, but once identified, 80 percent of all vision issues can be corrected. view article arw

Staff members at a local school are being credited for recognizing signs of trouble in a girl who later revealed she was being sexually assaulted. An arrest warrant affidavit said the case came to light May 17, when a teacher at one of the Southwest Independent School District’s campuses noticed a 9-year-old girl watching online pornography and confronted her. KSAT 12 News has chosen not to reveal the name of the school to protect the identity of the child. view article arw

Classes continued as usual Monday after the Waco Independent School District disinfected two campuses overnight following a confirmation of a case of mumps at one school and the possible exposure of a student at the other. The Waco Independent School District disinfected two campuses Monday night after a confirmed case of mumps at one school and the possible exposure of a student at the other. view article arw

AA Officials with Del Valle Independent School District say middle school students were sickened after consuming a "possibly illegal substance" earlier this month. According to the district, on May 1, one student at Dailey Middle School brought the substance to school, which was given to and consumed by five other students. view article arw

Canutillo Independent School District voted not to renew its contract with a company providing the district's controversial breakfast program. Parents, students and teachers packed Tuesday's meeting to voice concerns about the food's quality and allege some items were served after its expiration date. view article arw

Waco ISD took steps Monday night to disinfect two campuses after a confirmed case of mumps. The confirmed case was at Bell's Hill Elementary. A student at University High School may have also been exposed. Waco ISD Director of Communications Bruce Gietzen released a statement Monday night confirming the news. Gietzen says classes will continue as scheduled on both campuses Tuesday morning. view article arw

Schools will remain open surrounding the City of Driscoll's water boil advisory. It was Sunday morning that residents reported they didn't have water service throughout the city. According to John Valls, who is the interim city manager for the City of Driscoll, says the South Texas Water Authority had a system malfunction and that didn't allow water to fill up the Driscoll Water tank. view article arw

More Texas children could soon have seat belts on the buses they ride to school. The state House approved legislation 91-43 on Thursday requiring new school buses, 2018 models and newer, to have safety belts. The Senate approved a similar measure last month. Supporters say seat belts cost around $7,000 on new buses costing around $100,000 total. About 1.1 million students ride Texas school buses per day. view article arw

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed's father, saying the family will not get a payout from the city of Irving, Texas or the school district for the 'clock boy' scandal, has learned. On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school. Ahmed was surprised and showed the teacher it was actually a homemade alarm clock. She told the Muslim teen she would keep it behind her desk for the rest of the day.  view article arw

The Beaumont ISD community mourning after the announcement that two students died in the accident in North Beaumont Friday. Beaumont police identify the deceased as Jordan Brown, 16 and Jadyn Brown, 10. The accident happened on Eastex Freeway near Chinn Lane. According to police, a dump truck was on top of the car when they collided, resulting in the death of the brother and sister.    view article arw

Hewitt-area leaders hope to secure a state grant and improve a Hewitt Drive intersection that serves as a popular pedestrian route to Midway Middle School and Midway High School. The Hewitt City Council is submitting an application to the Texas Department of Transportation for a grant of about $500,000 and has received vocal support from Midway Independent School District for the project at Panther Way and Hewitt Drive. The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization, local interest group Mothers of Midway, and state Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-Waco, are also supporting the city’s bid for the grant. Mayor Travis Bailey said the city always hopes to receive grants to support its work to improve the community. view article arw

An armed woman making suicidal remarks prompted a lockdown at the Coupland ISD campus Friday afternoon. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody says the woman was not a student and was never on campus. The woman, in her 50s, was taken into custody in the 400 block of Herrin Street in Coupland, several blocks away from the school. The sheriff says no students or staff were threatened, and the lockdown was in place only because the incident was in the area of the school. Deputies were first called to Coupland at 2:37 p.m. and formed a perimeter around a house. view article arw

Ector County ISD is taking precautionary measures after a student made a "non-specific" threat at New Tech Odessa. Mike Adkins says the threat was posted to social media, warning other students not to go to school on Monday.  After other students notified the school, an ECISD officer took that student home and talked to him and his parents, Adkins said. He admitted to posting the message, but said it was a joke.  view article arw

More young children are being diagnosed as needing glasses than in years past. Local optometrists say they are not sure why, but one factor may be too much time looking at electronic screens. Visual impairment in preschool children will increase 26 percent — affecting almost 220,000 children over the next 45 years — according to a recent study published by the University of Southern California Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute. USC researchers predict that between 2015 and 2060, multi-racial American children will have the highest proportional increase — 137 percent — in visual impairment cases, and Hispanic white children will remain the largest demographic group in terms of the absolute numbers of cases — 44 percent of the total. White American children will have the largest proportional decrease ­— 21 percent. view article arw

There were some scary moments for students and staff at Dekaney High School Thursday. Rumors that an armed suspect was in the building sent panicked students running through the hallways. It turned there were some robbery suspects hiding in the school after allegedly holding up a GameStop on FM 1960. As deputies swarmed the building and the Sheriff's Office helicopter landed on the football field, teens searched for safety. view article arw

A Hedley Junior High student lost her life Saturday, May 6, in a two-vehicle accident one mile west of the community. Funeral services for 12-year-old Kylie Allison Monroe were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon with Rev. Kirk Watson, Rev. Matthew Stidham, and Rev. Anthony Knowles officiating. Interment followed in the Rowe Cemetery near Hedley with arrangements by Robertson Funeral Directors. Department of Public Safety Trooper Lynn Mays said Monroe’s mother, Katherine Monroe, age 43, was traveling eastbound on US 287 at about 6 p.m. Saturday in a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier when she slowed her vehicle to turn left at the crossover near the family’s fruit stand. view article arw

A child in a New Jersey school has died as a result of the "choking game," where kids seek to achieve euphoria by briefly stopping oxygen from reaching the brain, a school superintendent says. Bernards Township Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said in a letter this week to parents that the student engaged in the game also known as space monkey, the fainting game, or flatliner. His letter said the death earlier this year was "one of the tragic losses of student life we have experienced this year." The superintendent recommended that parents talk to their children and review the search history of their media devices; he noted that students ages 9 to 16 are vulnerable to experimenting with risky behavior. view article arw

Two separate student involved sexual assault cases reported at Gainesville ISD. The Gainesville Independent School District says they were notified of two alleged incidents two weeks ago. Superintendent, Jeff Brasher, says one of the sexual assaults happened on a bus. He says the two high school students involved were traveling for an extra-curricular activity. view article arw

Bullying is a problem that requires school districts to have policies in place to help protect a student or students who are prone to a bully. In the last 10 years the problem of students being bullied has gained more attention. According to the American Psychological Association more than 40 percent of school age children experience bullying at some point. To help students report bullying, the Amarillo Independent School District implemented measures on its campuses that help ensure privacy when someone comes forward to report a possible case. “We have a bully box or a bully locker on our campuses,” said Tracey Morman, director of Guidance & Counseling for AISD. “It’s a way for students to report that type of thing. We also have an online bullying form that either students or parents can fill out on our main AISD web page.” view article arw

Tatum ISD students, faculty and staff are mourning the death of a sophomore who was killed Thursday evening in a wreck. Sarah Paige Stanfield died in a one-vehicle wreck about 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Texas 43 between Marshall and Tatum, Superintendent J.P. Richardson said late Thursday. At Tatum High School, Stanfield was involved in cheerleading and debate, was a member of National Honor Society and was in the Homecoming court. view article arw

Several Splendora ISD students were sent to the emergency room Thursday after taking prescription drugs distributed by their classmate at Peach Creek Elementary. “It was a diabetes medicine is all I know,” said Sandra Norton, whose great-grandson was one of the nine children affected. “They were told it was candy. What kid isn’t going to take candy?” view article arw

Separate incidents of reported student sexual assaults have recently been investigated by Gainesville Independent School District officials, according to Superintendent Jeff Brasher. Brasher said “about two weeks ago” two sexual assaults were reported to administration officials. One, he said, occurred between two students on a bus while at an extra-curricular activity. The other, according to Brasher, occurred between two students during school hours at the Margaret Galubenski Achievement Center, the district’s alternative education campus, on Radio Hill Road. Brasher would not go into specifics, but said each of the alleged incidents involved one male and one female student. view article arw

Tennessee high school graduation fight  - Glad this is not Texas.  Glad I am not the administrator in charge. - js read more arw

ODESSA, TX (KWES) -  A former Permian High School student is in a lot of trouble following an incident on campus.  The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon at Permian High School.  The Ector County Independent School District said an assistant principal saw a former Permian High School student at the school and tried to stop him.  That's when, school officials said, the student shoved the principal and ran. view article arw

The community of Forney is mourning the death of a 14-year-old softball player after a tragic accident at a team event. According to a report, victim Emily Galiano was run over by a vehicle. There are now plans at Forney High School to remember the teen. The Lady Jackrabbits softball team had gathered at a home for a team dinner on the night before they were scheduled to play in the regional semifinals, the report stated. But, at about 8:00 p.m. as the players were loading up to leave, Galiano was hit by a car, according to a representative with the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office. view article arw

A Dallas school district is being accused of using extreme force to restrain a 7-year-old special needs student last week. Yosio Lopez was handcuffed, Tased and bruised by Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Police after the boy started banging his head against a wall in class, the Lopez family lawyer, David Ramirez, told CNN. Yosio is a special needs student who suffers from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and another mood disorder. He has experienced similar outbursts in the past but has always had a trained school aide nearby to help calm him down. view article arw

Authorities say the driver of a car was intoxicated when it was involved in a December crash that killed a person aboard a bus carrying West Texas high school cheerleaders.A Texas Department of Public Safety report says 59-year-old Sandra Dunson was intoxicated due to drugs and alcohol. A DPS spokesman says Dunson died in March, when the case was still under investigation. view article arw

Teachers and administrators at Austin Independent School District will go through a new student safety training program when class begin again next fall. The program comes after a series of assault allegations on AISD campuses. The district plans to roll out the new mandatory student safety training over the summer, and hopes to continue it throughout the year for any new employees. Chief Human Capital Officer Dr. Fernando Medina will develop and prepare those training sessions for administrators over the next few months. Administrators will then instruct teachers on campus. Training topics will include the educator's code of ethics, appropriate student and employee relationships, and reporting child abuse and neglect. view article arw

This week school board officials in Granbury voted to require breathalyzers for all students attending prom next year. GISD is the most recent district to adopt the proactive approach aimed at cutting down on underage drinking at major school events. Last month Prosper ISD announced it would breathalyze students heading to prom. In year's past Granbury has used breathalyzers but they've been optional. view article arw

Fredericksburg police had to clear the high school after a bomb threat was made over social media Tuesday. Police were told a student got a text message from someone they did not know, saying a device was in the school. view article arw

Several 3-year-old students suffered burns after a science experiment involving color-changing fire exploded at a Texas school. According to the Memorial City Fire Department, students at The Yellow School in Houston were conducting a science experiment outside around noon Tuesday when a flash blast occurred. Witness Kate Earnest, 5, who was part of the group that participated in the experiment remembers a lot of screaming and crying. view article arw