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In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed "he would have shot and that would have been the end of it." Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trump's comments in favor of allowing teachers to be armed come as lawmakers in several states are wrestling with the idea, including in Florida, where the 17 most recent school shooting victims are being mourned. view article arw

Despite spending a near three hours in a closed session Tuesday at the Carroll ISD Administrative Building, Hal Wasson’s future is still undecided. The board, though, did unanimously approve a motion to authorize “the superintendent to pursue and finalize a resolution regarding the employment of the head football coach pursuant to the terms discussed in closed session” per a report by the Dallas Morning News. Board member David Almand made the announcement. view article arw

In the wake of the shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Aledo ISD Superintendent Derek Citty asked for the community’s help in protecting its students and staff from a similar incident. “We encourage you, particularly the students, to let us know if you have concerns about someone’s stability or the intent they may have expressed about committing some act of violence,” he said at a Tuesday night school board meeting. “We want that to never darken our doors in this community. Every school district and superintendent in the United States wants the same thing. Let’s partner to keep everyone as safe as we possibly can.” view article arw

One of Dallas' leading voices on housing policy is leaving the nonprofit he started to run a campaign aimed at addressing low-income housing needs in America. Mike Koprowski, executive director of housing think tank Opportunity Dallas, is resigning from his post to become the national director of a new multisector housing campaign at the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a national nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C. "Mike's opportunity to lead this national campaign is in large part due to his leadership and the success Opportunity Dallas has had over the last year," a statement from Opportunity Dallas read. "While Mike's passion and intelligence will be missed, he leaves Opportunity Dallas in good hands." view article arw

Little Elm ISD recently announced changes to its personnel, including the addition of a director who brings more than 30 years’ experience to the district. Rick Martin was named the executive director for construction and operations for Little Elm ISD. Martin spent the last five and a half years with Dallas ISD as a project manager and with bond construction services. During his time at DISD, he was responsible for overseeing 80 or more construction projects that included new schools and additions to existing schools. Recently, he was part of the innovation and transformation team that developed DISD’s CityLab High School, a five-story transformation campus in Downtown Dallas. view article arw

 A teacher filed a lawsuit against Austin Independent School District Tuesday, saying she wants to continue teaching at the district, but fears that teaching at the same school will worsen her health problems caused by mold. The lawsuit refers to the teacher as “Jane Doe.” Her attorney Terry Gorman said she does not want to be identified for medical privacy. Gorman explained that she had been a teacher at Travis Heights Elementary “for several years.” view article arw

The principal of Judson Early College Academy was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of drunk driving and unlawfully carrying a weapon, according to online jail records. Michael Sean McFalls, 58, was arrested on the charges Feb. 10 and booked into the Comal County Jail. He posted a $5,000 bond and was released shortly thereafter. view article arw

SAN ANTONIO - A principal with the Judson Independent School District has been placed on administrative leave after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.  Michael McFalls, the principal of the Judson Early College Academy, was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. on Feb. 10, according to the New Braunfels Police Department. view article arw

A Donna Independent School District teacher has resigned after being accused of soliciting sex from an undercover agent posing as a minor. Fidel Castillo Jr., 47, of Donna was charged with online solicit of a minor sexual conduct, a second-degree felony, on Saturday. Castillo, a teacher at Donna Independent School District, submitted his resignation on Monday, said Sandra Quintanilla, a spokeswoman for the district. view article arw

Westlawn Elementary School has been awarded the Outstanding Campus Professional Learning Program Award from Learning Forward Texas. It happened.during the recent Texas Association of School Administrators Mid-Winter Conference in Austin, TX. The award is presented to one campus per year based upon their efforts to focus on campus professional learning programs which are results-driven and designed to impact student achievement.  The school’s efforts will be highlighted during the Learning Forward Texas Annual Conference in June. view article arw

Teachers, social workers, and guidance counselors tried repeatedly to help Nicolas Cruz. His aberrant behavior started in middle school. He was known as a problem. He was referred for therapy. He was sent to a school for emotionally disturbed youth. view article arw

The Carroll school district is in the process of buying out head football coach Hal Wasson, following Tuesday’s board of trustees closed-door session. Wasson has been on paid leave since Jan. 24, as the Dragons football program has come under scrutiny. He’s in the middle of completing the first half of a two-year contract. view article arw

After more than three hours in a closed session on Tuesday and weeks of secrecy, the Southlake Carroll ISD school board is nearing a decision on head football coach Hal Wasson -- but it is not telling anybody what it is. By a unanimous vote, the board approved a motion to authorize "the superintendent to pursue and finalize a resolution regarding the employment of the head football coach pursuant to the terms discussed in closed session." Wasson was placed on administrative leave on Jan. 24 as the district announced an internal review into the football program.  view article arw

 If you have a Bachelor’s degree and are interested in becoming a teacher, then, you may want to check this event out. On Thursday at 7 p.m, we’re told there will be an information session at the Midland School District’s Administration Building. view article arw

Van Alstyne ISD is working with their local police department to get the city's first school resource officer. "We do have officers that periodically go up there but this officer will be assigned directly to the school. And the school district is reimbursing the city 100%," said Van Alstyne Police Chief, Tim Barnes. view article arw

 A Lockhart High School teacher and coach has been placed on administrative leave after the school district became aware of complaints against him. Lockhart ISD Superintendent Susan Bohn said Zach Underwood, who is listed on the school’s online directory as a P.E. teacher, was placed on leave Tuesday. Bohn says law enforcement has been notified and the district has sent a notice of the alleged conduct to the State Board for Educator Certification. view article arw

PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - An arrest warrant reveals new details regarding the relationship between a high school teacher and a student.  Samantha Woolverton, a teacher at Palestine High School, was arrested at her home on Feb. 6, 2018, charged with the second-degree felony of Improper Relationship between Educator and Student.  view article arw

Conroe ISD Board of Trustees gathered on Tuesday evening for the regularly scheduled meeting to discuss and take action on various agenda items, including naming the new principal of Snyder Elementary School and recognizing the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association All-State musicians. view article arw

Nearly a month after Southlake Carroll High School head football coach Hal Wasson was placed on administrative leave for alleged University Interscholastic League violations, his attorney confirms they've been approached with a settlement. At a specially called board meeting Tuesday morning, Carroll Independent School District trustees met behind closed doors for several hours before announcing the board had resolved to let the superintendent enter into a settlement. view article arw

The future of Carroll High School head football coach Hal Wasson may be decided soon after the Carroll Independent School District’s board met Tuesday in Southlake. The main item on their agenda was to discuss the employment, duties and responsibilities of the high school football program. view article arw

The Stanton ISD school board approved Richland Springs football coach Jerry Burkhart to be the new athletic director and head football coach on Monday night. view article arw

The shooting was all over, but the emotional reckoning had just begun, and so on Saturday the teachers of Broward County packed their union hall to discuss what it meant to have become the nation’s human shields. “Last night I told my wife I would take a bullet for the kids,” said Robert Parish, a teacher at an elementary school just miles from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, where a former student killed 17 people, including three staff members who found themselves in the line of fire. view article arw

According to a Sunday report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Carroll ISD will hold a special board meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the CISD Administration Center. The forum, confirmed by  Carroll ISD spokeperson Julie Thannum, concerns a recent self-imposed review of the football program and its head coach and football staffs operations. “It’s really just a meeting for an update to the board in closed session, but action is always possible,” Thannum said in the report. view article arw

Most recently the Tomball ISD director of human resources, James Baker was approved 7-0 by the Hays CISD board of trustees to become HCISD’s new chief human resource officer Feb. 19. Baker, who received his bachelor’s degree from Marycrest International University and his master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, started his career as a teacher in Cy-Fair ISD. From there he rose through the ranks as an assistant principal, assistant director of professional staffing and assistant director of human resources before moving to TISD in June 2013. view article arw

It’s been two days since a young gunman opened fire on a Florida high school, taking many lives and forever altering many more. As outsiders to this event, it’s probably about the time when we begin to move on. It’s harder, though, to resist the hurt for those who relate directly to the victims – parents of high schoolers in this case. And it’s harder for those who work in schools, which have so often been the target of horrific mass shootings. view article arw

A financial settlement has been reached between former Troup head football coach Dennis Alexander and Troup ISD in relation to his 2015 suspension and ultimate dismissal, Alexander told the News-Journal Monday afternoon. view article arw

A settlement has been made regarding the lawsuit against Troup ISD, made by former Athletic Director and Head Coach Dennis Alexander of Troup ISD. On Feb. 14, 2018, a settlement agreement was reached and the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning the judgment is final. Alexander was awarded $100,000 from Troup ISD and $100,000 from the insurance company.  view article arw

Though the unanimous vote to call for a $23 million bond to build an elementary school took center stage Monday night, the Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees had quite the busy agenda. Among the significant items were human resource moves. The board unanimously approved Northside assistant principal Kate Authier, 6-0, to lead Wilemon Elementary as its principal when the STEAM school opens for the 2018-19 school year. view article arw

The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted Monday to approve hiring Warren Lanphier to fill the District’s transportation director position. Lanphier, who was hired as assistant director of transportation in July 2017, will manage all aspects of school transportation for bus riders among Bryan ISD’s 16,000 students. Lanphier’s charge includes overseeing roughly 100 bus drivers, a fleet of more than 100 buses, 103 bus routes and the complex routing infrastructure needed to transport up to 8,000 students across the District’s 453 square miles.  view article arw

The future of Carroll High School head football coach Hal Wasson may be decided when the Carroll Independent School District’s board meets on Tuesday in Southlake. The first item on their agenda is to discuss the employment, duties and responsibilities of the high school football program. view article arw

If you're looking for a job, you may want to check out Katy ISD. The district is hiring more full and part-time school bus drivers to deal with a shortage. view article arw

A 28 page-long report drawn up by Carroll ISD details various violations it found within its own athletic program. The allegations led to the suspension of Southlake Carroll High School Head Football Coach Hal Wasson, who led the team to a state championship. He was put on paid leave last month while the UIL investigated claims made by the district. Wasson's attorney says the coach looks forward to proving the report wrong. Some fans of the Southlake Carroll football program are supporting Wasson, despite the allegations made against him. view article arw

The Carroll Independent School District has scheduled a special board meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the CISD Administration Center regarding a review of the football program and head coach Hal Wasson, who has been on paid administrative leave since Jan. 24. Also Tuesday morning in Round Rock, the UIL is holding realignment meetings regarding district assignments, which involve Fort Worth YMLA, Trimble Tech, Everman and San Angelo Central, which is attempting to leave a district with Euless Trinity, Haltom, L.D. Bell, Richland, Weatherford and Abilene. view article arw

 A new report alleges the Southlake Carroll High School football program violated UIL rules. Head football coach Hal Wasson was suspended last month. Wasson has not been publicly accused of any kind of wrong-doing, but the new report zeroed in on four UIL violations. view article arw

On Thursday night, the Maud Independent School District decided to take no action against a school staff member that may have known about an inappropriate relationship between a student and a faculty member. Many parents and concerned citizens were there to see what action the board would take concerning high school principal Scott Sanders.  view article arw