Our town is experiencing several serious health issues (flu, strep throat and stomach virus).  After careful consideration, I have determined that it is in the best interest of students, staff and community to cancel Fairfield ISD classes for Thursday and Friday, January 31 and February 1.  Our cleaning service has been doing extra cleaning, but with the staff and students out of the buildings on those days they will be able to do even more.  It is my hope and prayer that four days of separation will help break the cycle and allow our students and staff to re-unite on Monday, February 4 as a much healthier unit. read more arw

Winters ISD will be closed Thursday and Friday due to a large number of absences for the flu. view article arw

Bonilla's funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Athens High School gym and classes at all campuses will be canceled, the school district said. Athletic events involving Athens ISD teams will also be rescheduled. The investigation continues into Friday's deadly crash involving a train and school bus in Athens, Texas. More has come to light about the school bus driver, who police say drove over train tracks right into the path of an oncoming train. (Published Monday, Jan. 28, 2019) view article arw

Longview Independent School District is warning residents about a scam targeting LISD fans. "It's not fair that our volunteer programs work so hard to be taken to the cleaners by people who are trying to take money out of their pockets," Elizabeth Ross LISD spokesperson said. "That affects our athletic programs, it affects our academic programs, it affects our PTA/PTO programs and that's not ok." view article arw

Three Whitney ISD students are being held at the Groesbeck Juvenile Detention Facility after police say they vandalized thousands of dollars of district property over the weekend. Two of the students are 11 years old and the third is 10 years old.  view article arw

A Union Pacific train slammed into a school bus on Friday in East Texas, killing a middle school student and injuring the bus driver and another student, authorities said. The accident happened around 4 p.m. when the bus, from the local school district, was attempting to cross tracks in Athens, a city of 12,700 residents about 70 miles southeast of Dallas, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported. view article arw

ATHENS, TX (KETK) - The identities of the Athens ISD bus and Union Pacific train collision victims have been released. 13-year old Christopher Bonilla was killed in the collision when he was ejected from the bus. He was found at Cream Level Road.  9-year-old Joselyne Torres survived the crash, but needed "a considerable amount of force" to be removed from the bus, according to Athens Fire Chief Russell Marshall. She was flown to Children's Medical in Dallas and is listed in critical, but stable condition after having undergone surgery. view article arw

Flames and heavy black smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the new Belton ISD high school under construction, around noon Thursday. view article arw

WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton and Wilson counties; and view article arw

The Humble ISD board of trustees is seeking a new method to receive federal funds to reimburse the district of nearly $60 million in construction costs it incurred after Hurricane Harvey. The board approved a motion to withdraw a request for monies through FEMA’s Public Assistance Alternative Procedures grant application, also known as Section 428 of the The Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15. view article arw

Karnack ISD has canceled classes for all students for Friday due to a gas line repair near the school, Administrative Assistant to the Principal Katie Wright said Thursday.  The district released students early on Thursday after the gas line repair near the school began but announced later classes would be canceled all day Friday. view article arw

A bank informed the Teton School District that a portion of funds recently stolen from the district has been recovered. Teton Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme announced during a school board meeting Monday that the district’s bank, Bank of Commerce, told him that “Comerica Bank has represented a return of approximately $484,000.” That amount is part of $784,833.71 stolen from the district after its former business manager submitted an electronic payment to what he purportedly thought was a construction company under contract with the district. The FBI and local police have been investigating the major case of fraud, and the business manager who made the payment has since resigned from the district. view article arw

The community should expect safety improvements at North East Independent School District (NEISD) campuses in the next few months. The district's Board of Trustees voted Dec. 10, 2017 to use 2015 bond contingency funds to move forward with a construction project that would install chain-link fencing around the perimeter at all NEISD high schools. Officials said the project is aimed to address safety and security at NEISD campuses. High schools are the largest facilities, with multiple buildings and entrances, so school officials decided they should receive the fencing. The school district is now assessing elementary and middle schools. view article arw

Deweyville schools will reopen Tuesday after closing Monday for flooding.   Superintendent Keith Jones in an email urged people in the district not to drive through dangerous floodwater, saying the district would "cover" for them and campus administrators would do what they can to help.  New reports show Deweyville likely won't flood this week as bad as some residents feared. Predictions for the Sabine River's crest are now lower than even the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted last week. view article arw

What we reported: In June the McKinney ISD board of trustees approved hiring three additional crisis counselors and two school resource officers, or SROs. MISD also updated and added new security cameras, which now total 1,500 districtwide. view article arw

Vidor ISD superintendent Jay Killgo estimates the district has $12-13 million in damages from Harvey. Both Oak Forest Elementary and Vidor Middle School are unusable right now. Those students are going elsewhere, which is overcrowding some schools. view article arw

Burnet school district officials were probably expecting to get more than two years from the synthetic turf installed at Bulldog Field in 2015, but that didn’t happen and it’s now set the district back $150,000. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett, however, said the district is looking to get $105,000 back from one manufacturer. Last year, officials noticed some turf fibers sticking up higher than others, so they took a closer look, McBurnett said. “To most people, it probably wasn’t noticeable,” he said. “We had all the experts look at the field, and they looked at the backside. It needed to be replaced.” view article arw

North American Solutions (NAS), a leading provider of insurance and risk management services for public entities, is excited to announce that Michelle Faust, currently Director, Safety & Risk Management at Round Rock ISD, will be joining the NAS team in January. view article arw

A teen who was severely bruised in a "brutal and excessive" nightstick attack by a Pasadena ISD school resource officer has settled his federal lawsuit for $60,000. Cesar Suquet Jr. was 16 in May 2014 when he went to the principal's office at South Houston High School to retrieve his cell phone, which had been confiscated earlier that day. His request was declined and he was told to leave. view article arw

Garland ISD was one of just 10 districts statewide recently honored by The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). The district’s Risk Management Department earned a 2015 TASB Risk Management Fund Innovation Award for its creative safety video campaign. view article arw

Abilene ISD board approved the bid on Monday evening at its agenda review meeting. Construction coordinator for the district, Joe Humphrey, says Martinez Elementary took the brunt of the storm. view article arw

Three students from Stehlik Intermediate School in the Aldine Independent School District were taken to an area hospital Tuesday morning after a minor collision with a cement mixer. The wreck happened about 8 a.m. on West Road at Deer Trail Drive as the bus was transporting students to the school at 400 West Road, a school district spokeswoman said. The school is just west of Interstate 45. view article arw