Repost!  The news of the day across Texas involves how school districts are attempting to reward employees with raises supported by the new funding streams in HB3. I posted every article I could find dealing with this issue, maybe they will be helpful. While the state provided some funds, they also provided a new state minimum salary schedule that provides significant raises above the old schedule.  It guarantees every teacher at least the listed minimum. read more arw

All Cleveland ISD and Tarkington ISD schools spent the day on "lock-in" status,  as a precaution. The lock-ins were lifted around 2:30 p.m.   A manhunt for the suspect lasted several hours. He shot and killed himself as deputies moved in to make an arrest. view article arw