South San Antonio ISD search for new superintendnet is being conducted by a combined effort of the O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo Law Firm and Moak, Casey & Associates. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

BULLARD – Jack Lee III was named superintendent of Bullard ISD by local school board Tuesday during its regular meeting.  The board voted 6-1 in favor of the hire, with trustee Brent Bishop cast the dissenting vote during the meeting, which drew more than a dozen people.  Lee has been superintendent of Blooming Grove ISD, located in Navarro County, between Corsicana and Hillsboro, since 2017. Prior to that, he was principal of the local high school for two years before taking over as interim superintendent for the district. view article arw

Rio Hondo Independent School District Superintendent Ismael Garcia submitted his letter of retirement amid an executive session during Monday night’s regular board of trustees’ meeting. Though not announced publicly, Garcia confirmed his retirement in a phone call with the NEWS, saying it will be effective June 30, 2020 when his contract is set to expire.  The superintendent was listed on the meeting’s agenda for an evaluation.  Garcia was under scrutiny by several members of the Rio Hondo community due to RHISD’s financial situation, with some taking to public comment to voice their concerns. view article arw

Texas superintendent says he’s a champion of public education who would serve all Madison School District students if chosen to become the district’s next superintendent.  Matthew Gutierrez, superintendent of the Seguin Independent School District in Seguin, Texas, said Wednesday he would prioritize minimizing the number of initiatives for teachers so they can be “laser-focused” on a few, ensuring the district’s efforts around equity are undertaken with “fidelity,” while focusing on attracting the best teachers.  If hired, Gutierrez, who was the second of three superintendent finalists to visit Madison this week, said he wouldn’t shake things up or make big changes, but rather build on what is in place. view article arw

The Klein ISD board of trustees unanimously voted to extend Superintendent Jenny McGown’s contract term to 2025 during a Jan. 14 board meeting.  During the meeting, Board President Doug James reflected on McGown’s work since her appointment to the position in June 2019.   “I'm just thrilled to death ... to congratulate you for your contract extension and the work you've done,” James said. “We're just excited about what's to come; you've already set the mark pretty high.” view article arw

For a second year, Bobby Ott has received a positive public evaluation of his role as superintendent of the Temple Independent School District. view article arw

Article has a Texas quote - js Nearly 70 people applied to become the next DeKalb County School District superintendent, according to information from the search firm charged with finding the district’s next leader. Little else was said about the search, including whether all 68 candidates remain in the running. Georgia law dictates that the search can be confidential, should that be the will of a school board. That means the public may never know who had interest, save for the finalists who will be named.  In many recent cases, including the DeKalb County School District’s most recent search, districts have announced single finalists. view article arw

Roby CISD Superintendent Keith Cook’s contract was extended through the 2021 school year Monday night, and while a majority of board members agreed with the extension, the motion passed in a 6 – 1 vote. view article arw

Spring Hill ISD trustees approved a three-year contract extension and 5% raise for Superintendent Wayne Guidry at Monday's school board meeting.  Guidry's new salary is $157,500. He was hired in March 2019 with a base salary of $150,000. view article arw

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (AP) — A superintendent of a New Mexico school district plagued by a teacher shortage is stepping down.  Española Public Schools superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez announced this week she will not seek an extension of her contract that expires on June 30.  Her announcement comes as parents and students at Española Valley High School are complaining about an online program many freshmen failed this past semester. view article arw

The search firm hired by the Atlanta (Georgia) school board posted a job ad Tuesday for the district’s next superintendent. Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates placed the ad in “Education Week,” a top education publication where job-seekers often look for openings and career opportunities. The ad states that the school board will be presented with a slate of candidates on March 3. The board previously has said it is aiming to have someone on the job by July 1.  view article arw

Colmesneil ISD Board of Trustees is conducting a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Pine Tree ISD Superintendent Steve Clugston will be making more money after the board approved a 5% raise at its regular meeting Monday.  Trustees approved a salary of $185,325 a year for Clugston and extended his contract to June 30, 2023. view article arw

The Central ISD Board of Trustees on Monday voted to extend Superintendent Justin Risner’s contract by a year.  “(Risner) has done a great job,” board president Brant Lee said. “He’s only had the position for a short term, but in the short term, everything’s been positive, and we’re excited about the future.”  The vote was 6 to 1 with Kevin Dickinson opposed.  In his superintendent’s report, Risner spoke about two upcoming issues. The first was transportation.  “We’re looking at buying buses next year,” he said. “We were planning on budgeting for three buses. We came across a grant that could potentially allow us to get five buses for the price of three.”  Susan Murrell with Alexander Lankford and Hiers accounting also spoke to the board for the district’s annual audit and delivered an unmodified opinion, the highest of opinions. view article arw

SWEETWATER — Sweetwater Independent School District officials agreed to pay former superintendent George McFarland slightly more than $176,000 in addition to three more months of salary.  According to the separation agreement between the district and McFarland, which the Reporter-News received a copy of Monday, McFarland will receive the lump sum on or before March 31.  That's the official date of McFarland's resignation, according to the agreement. He's on paid administrative leave until then, meaning he will continue to receive his salary and benefits through March. view article arw

White Oak ISD trustees will interview seven candidates out of 61 applicants for its superintendent vacancy.  Trustees chose the applicants at a Thursday meeting, and the first round of interviews are scheduled Tuesday through Thursday. view article arw

The Texas Workforce Commission sided with former Marlin Independent School District Superintendent Michael Seabolt in an appeal of his unemployment benefits filed by the district shortly after he resigned in August. view article arw

The Center ISD Board of Trustees last Thursday unanimously voted to retain the services of a Granbury consulting firm to aid in the selection process for a new superintendent.  Largent Consulting was selected for the task after the board met in closed session for more than an hour on Thursday, Jan. 9. Firm owner, Dr. Jim Largent, is a former educator who brings more than 30 years experience as a coach, teacher and superintendent to the table.  Center ISD Board President Matthew Mettauer said the board has not set a timeline for getting a new superintendent at the helm as the district's top administrator to replace Dr. James Hockenberry. view article arw

WINONA, Texas (KETK) – The Winona ISD Board of Trustees unanimously accepted the resignation of superintendent Cody Mize on Thursday night so he could take the position at Mineola ISD, according to the school district.  Principal and Assistant Superintendent Damenion Miller has been named as the Interim Superintendent to finish out the school year. He will assume it on Friday, January 24. view article arw

Congratulations to Mr. Ricardo Trevino on becoming the New Superintendent of Schools for Taft Independent School District. Mr. Trevino has been with the District for 22 years and in Education for 25 years.

AUSTIN, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Juli Blanda, Frank Moreno, Lindsey Lee, Marshall Harrison, Marty Lucke, Kirk Petty, Thomas Kim, M.D., William “Bill” Sproull, Saurin Patel, M.D., Greg Pittman, Jennifer K. Harris, Kenny Scudder, Mike Easley, Edward Smith, and Steven Johnson, Ph.D. to the Governor’s Broadband Development Council for terms set to expire on August 31, 2024. view article arw

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Before Nacogdoches Independent School District hires its next superintendent, it wants to know what qualities it should seek in its district’s next leader.  The district has created a survey that will help form a profile of the district’s strengths and weaknesses and create interview questions to be used during the hiring process. view article arw

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Two months after search firms were interviewed themselves by the NISD school board, the firm selected for the job, Arrow Educational Services, is on its own fact-finding mission. Public input on an online survey is needed.  “It's going to ask some questions about what people think the strengths and weaknesses are of the school district right now,” explained NISD communications director Les Linebarger. “What are some expectations and some concerns and then some professional characteristics and some personal characteristics they might like to see." view article arw

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- Clark Ealy has officially resigned from his job as the superintendent of the College Station Independent School District and the board has named his temporary replacement.  CSISD Deputy Superintendent Mike Martindale on Wednesday was named interim superintendent beginning February 3.  Ealy has accepted a new position at the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City school district near San Antonio. His last day at CSISD is February 2. view article arw

SWEETWATER — Sweetwater Independent School District trustees have parted ways with Superintendent George McFarland. The seven school board members held a special meeting Monday night, where the decision was made to approve his resignation from the district.  After separating from McFarland, trustees spent about three hours interviewing interim superintendent candidates. Trustees named Jimmy Parker to the temporary position by a separate vote at 10:30 p.m. Monday. view article arw

On Wednesday, Lafayette Parish School Board members were set to vote to begin the process of hiring a new superintendent. School board member Dr. Tehmi Chassion is one of the longest-standing board members. Dr. Chassion, plain and simple, hopes the interim superintendent applies for the job. view article arw

Congratulations to Mr. Ricardo Trevino on becoming the New Superintendent of Schools for Taft Independent School District. Mr. Trevino has been with the District for 22 years and in Education for 25 years.

WASKOM — Waskom ISD trustees are on the hunt for a new chief, following the retirement announcement of long-time Superintendent Jimmy Cox in December.  Cox, who has spent the past 19 years of his 43 years in education as superintendent of Waskom ISD, is set to retire on June 30, he said.  Waskom ISD trustees kicked off the search for the district’s next chief on Dec. 20.  Cox said he is assisting the district in their search for his replacement. view article arw

Sweetwater ISD trustees voted unanimously Monday to hire Jimmy Parker interim superintendent. Parker most recently was interim in the Stamford ISD. view article arw

Dr. George McFarland tendered his resignation during a Sweetwater ISD School Board special meeting on Monday. The resignation was accepted by the seven member Board. McFarland was not present at the meeting.  “On behalf of the entire District, the Board of Trustees expresses its appreciation to Dr. McFarland for his efforts while serving as Superintendent of this great school district and its wonderful students, parents and administrators, view article arw

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- Superintendent Clark Ealy has been named a lone finalist for the superintendent position open in the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City school district near San Antonio.  The school board is scheduled to meet Wednesday to begin the official process of searching for a new superintendent.  A special meeting is set for Wednesday at 6 p.m.  The board will meet in executive session to possibly name an interim superintendent. view article arw

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD trustees vote to formally hire Dr. Clark Ealy as superintendent on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Ealy served as superintendent for College Station ISD before getting voted unanimously on Tuesday night to supersede Greg Gibson. Ealy will take over as superintendent of record for the school district on February 3. view article arw

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – The Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City School District has a new superintendent.   By a unanimous vote at a special meeting Tuesday, the board selected Clark Ealy, Ph.D.  “He comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience to lead a fast-growth district,” said Amy Driesbach, president of the SCUC ISD Board. “Dr. Ealy has a shared vision of continuing to make SCUC a destination that is committed to excellence.”  Ealy has worked as a campus administrator, teacher and coach in the Houston and Dallas areas,and most recently served as superintendent of schools for the College Station Independent School District.  Ealy will replace Dr. Greg Gibson, who’s retiring after ten years at SCUC ISD. view article arw

ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – A local administrator has been recognized as a Finalist for the 2019 Texan of the Year. Ector County Independent School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Scott Muri, was honored for his work and service during the months following the August 31st mass shooting.  “Honored and humbled both at the same time,” said Muri. “Honored, really that the work of our system has been recognized – the work of our community.” view article arw

Sweetwater ISD trustees voted unanimously Monday to hire Jimmy Parker interim superintendent. Parker most recently was interim in the Stamford ISD. TIMOTHY CHIPP, ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS   view article arw