Teague ISD Superintendent, Dr. Nate Carman, has been selected as the new Superintendent for San Benito CISD. TISD Board of Trustees voted to accept Carman’s resignation on August 31st.  President of the Board, Jeff Gonzales, explained that retired superintendent, Ray Matthews, has been hired to serve as interim until a new superintendent can be found.  The district has entered a contract with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Service and plan to hire by November 30th. view article arw

The Thompson Executive Leadership Institute in Austin, Texas has announced that Dr. Walter Jackson, Superintendent at Brenham ISD, is the recipient of a scholarship to attend the 25th annual Superintendent Academy, a nationally known advanced leadership development program for school superintendents. According to its Executive Director, Dr. Bob Thompson, participation in the Academy is competitive and by invitation only. The twenty-five superintendents in the 2017-2018 Academy were chosen from a list of nominees from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Alabama. view article arw

Some of the toughest decisions a school superintendent has to make usually involve issues that are completely out of his or her control — the weather, for instance. As Hurricane Harvey hit the coast and deposited enormous amounts of rain in our area, I needed to make the best decisions possible with the best information possible. I depend on my team to help me make those decisions, and we always err on the side of our students to make sure they are safe and their needs are met. view article arw

The Walnut Bend Board of Trustees approved the financials for the month, revisions to bank signees, acquisition of a new school credit card, and the use of Schalk & Smith for their annual financial audit. The board also approved minor adjustments to the school calendar, including the changing of an early release day on Oct. 27, to prepare for the annual Fall Festival on Oct. 28. This year’s festival will again include a children’s costume contest, as well as other games and activities, a silent auction, and a public auction. view article arw

The 2017-18 school year marks Thad Roher’s first as the new superintendent of Friendswood ISD. Roher was unanimously appointed in June by FISD trustees to succeed Trish Hanks, who led the district for 15 years. Roher served as deputy superintendent for more than three years prior to his promotion. He has worked as an FISD administrator for 18 years, starting as an assistant principal at Friendswood High School. view article arw

This week, we had the opportunity to experience the best "second first week of school" ever in VISD. As I travel across our "612 Square Miles of Excellence," it is clearly evident that we are surrounded by exceptional students, outstanding employees, supportive parents, a visionary Board of Trustees and a community that truly values the importance of education. I had the distinct privilege and honor to present the VISD State of the District Report to the Victoria Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 13.  view article arw

Superintendents from Weatherford and Aledo ISD updated the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce on the state of their districts during the chamber’s monthly luncheon Wednesday. The news out of Aledo ISD was all about the upcoming $72.9 million bond election, and Superintendent Derek Citty encouraged those in attendance to inform themselves and turn out to the polls in November. view article arw

The new Midland Independent School District Superintendent is looking to hear your thoughts on how to improve the district. Starting Thursday night, you can meet Orlando Riddick as a part of the district's 'Listen and Learn Tour.' It's a series of meetings where you can talk to Riddick about district improvement. view article arw

San Antonio is home to school districts as large as 106,000 students, and as little as 4,000, but no matter how many students a district serves, the superintendents are being paid handsomely. Superintendent Brian Woods of Northside ISD rolled in the largest base pay last school year with over $300,000 for guiding the largest district in San Antonio, and fourth largest in the state. view article arw

 A heightened level of enthusiasm has accompanied the fall semester here, fueled by the debut of the new Seguin High School and the arrival of Matthew Gutierrez as the local school district’s new superintendent. “The students are still in awe, thinking ‘Wow! This is for us?’” Principal Hector Esquivel said Thursday of the spacious new building that includes updated technology in every classroom. “It’s changed the learning environment for them. I think they feel important,” said Esquivel, who welcomed 2,000 students and 181 staffers back to the campus Aug. 29. view article arw

Victoria ISD Proud, Victoria ISD Strong

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In the Victoria ISD, this year's focus is "Better Together," and nothing is more evident in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey as we rebuild our school district and prepare for our students to return to school Monday. Throughout the Region 3 Education Service Center which includes the Victoria ISD, all 39 school districts have been declared as state disaster areas by Governor Greg Abbott. view article arw

Whitehouse: About Us-Superintendent

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Dr. Christopher Moran is a 26-year veteran of public education who believes every student is blessed with gifts and abilities and he is driven to employ great leaders, teachers and support personnel to help students discover their areas of giftedness. He is product of Whitehouse ISD, graduating from Whitehouse High School in 1987. view article arw

Mansfield ISD Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas is a top five finalist for the state's Superintendent of the Year award. The award, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), recognizes exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership. Dr. Vaszauskas won the regional award Opens a New Window. in July. He is among the remaining five public school administrators who could be named the Texas Superintendent of the Year. view article arw

In its third week of school, North Lamar ISD has named Charlie Martin as interim superintendent.  He fills the position after John McCullough stepped down as superintendent on August 28 following an agreed upon severance package with the school board.  Coming out of a short retirement, Martin begins his first day on the job Tuesday, September 5. view article arw

It seems ironic that a former Harlandale superintendent should get named a finalist for a top award in his field about the same time the state launches an investigation into the San Antonio school district that essentially forced him out. Robert Jaklich was with the Harlandale Independent School District for 15 years, the last four as superintendent. Highly respected, he was credited with helping turn the district around and helping restore public trust in the troubled district after a corruption scandal over school contracts. His resignation in May 2012 was a low point for Harlandale. view article arw

Dr. Carman visits local campuses

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Newly-named Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman, joined by Board President Michael A. Vargas and Acting Superintendent Hilda G. Rendon, visits with Dr. Raul Garza, Jr. Elementary Principal Elsa Lambert, staff, and students.   view article arw

Judd Marshall, Mount Pleasant ISD Superintendent of Schools, has been named a finalist for the Texas Superintendent of the Year award. The award, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984. view article arw

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith is getting a $15,000 raise after his first year on the job. The school board on Thursday unanimously approved increasing Smith's annual salary from $275,000 to $290,000. Board President Michael Durso said the pay hike was the board's idea and hadn't originated with Smith. view article arw

Paradise School Board voted Monday to pay the Texas Association of School Boards’ (TASB) Executive Search Services to compile the results of a community survey concerning the qualifications and characteristics desired in the district’s future superintendent. The survey is for stakeholders in Paradise ISD – parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, board members, students and community members. It can be found at pisd.net, under the Board of Trustees page. view article arw

Longtime City View ISD Superintendent Steve Harris resigned at Monday's school board meeting. "The situation was resolved to the parties' mutual satisfaction. He and the board came to a mutual agreement," said Interim Superintendent Brad Lewis, though he did not give any details or expound upon the situation behind Harris' resignation. "I'm not permitted to say." Harris had been the City View ISD superintendent for at least a decade, even performing his duties in 2012, when he battled stage 3 head and neck cancer and underwent treatments at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He managed City View ISD back then via emails and attended meetings long distance using Skype. view article arw

The school district has a new superintendent. The school board voted on the employment of Dr. Nate Carman as the new superintendent during a special board meeting last night. After a closed meeting to discuss a new contract, board president, Michael Vargas, welcomed Carman. view article arw

Dallas County Schools interim Superintendent Leatha Mullins stepped down Tuesday, nearly six months after taking over for Rick Sorrells who left the position in March under a cloud of controversy. Following Mullins' departure, the board named DCS Chief of Police Gary Lindsey as the new interim superintendent and said he'd be paid an annual salary of $175,000. view article arw

North Lamar ISD Superintendent John McCullough is out of a job. The board announced their decision to buy out his contract at the meeting Monday night. Assistant Superintendent Brandon Dennard will take McCullough's place, for now. view article arw

Five public school administrators from across Texas were selected as state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award, one of those being Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent of Schools from Lufkin ISD. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the SOTY program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984. The 2017 finalists and their regions are Robert Jaklich, Victoria ISD, Region 3; Thomas Randle, Lamar CISD, Region 4; LaTonya Goffney, Lufkin ISD, Region 7; Judd Marshall, Mount Pleasant ISD, Region 8; and Jim Vaszauskas, Mansfield ISD, Region 11. view article arw

Lufkin ISD Superintendent LaTonya Goffney was recently named one of the five state finalists for Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards, along with superintendents Robert Jaklich, Victoria ISD; Thomas Randle, Lamar CISD; Judd Marshall, Mount Pleasant ISD; and Jim Vaszauskas, Mansfield ISD. view article arw

Paradise School Board voted Monday to pay the Texas Association of School Boards’ (TASB) Executive Search Services to compile the results of a community survey concerning the qualifications and characteristics desired in the district’s future superintendent. view article arw

Way to go, Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees. You found the right guy to get our district back on track. In a bind after the sudden retirement of Superintendent Howell Wright, board members made what we believe was a wise decision when they brought back Fred Rush to take over the district on a temporary basis. Rush was Huntsville ISD’s superintendent for more than four years before retiring in 2005. He was the district’s assistant superintendent before that.  view article arw

About an hour before the Lufkin All-Stars US Championship game against North Carolina, the crowd saw a familiar face enter Section 3. Superintendent Latonya Goffney took a 6 a.m. flight from Dallas to see eight of her students conquer a national championship. On Friday, Goffney traveled from Lufkin to Austin and back before riding to Dallas overnight to take a flight to Philadelphia. view article arw

For the meantime, it looks like the Huntsville Independent School District will have a new, but familiar face at the helm after a specially called meeting of the HISD Board of Trustees Monday evening. After more than three hours of reviewing and discussing possible candidates for the interim superintendent position during closed session, trustees announced that they had finally made a decision on the matter. Former HISD superintendent Fred Rush was unanimously approved by trustees to fill the position. view article arw

Some of the parents and grandparents watching their boys in the Little League World Series this year have seen a longtime familiar face with them, rooting their team on. Roy Knight has been out of the Lufkin ISD system for more than four years. But he hasn't let that loosen his grip on the Lufkin community. view article arw

The Texas Education Agency released the Accountability Summary and Distinction Designation Reports on Aug. 14. In the fifth year of this accountability system, schools and school districts will receive a rating of either "Met Standard" or "Improvement Required." view article arw

If you are a parent in HISD with back to school questions, here's your chance to get answers. Today HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza will host a live question and answer session on the HISD website, Facebook page, and HISD-TV (Comcast 18 and Uverse 99). view article arw

Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson is used to gaping expressions of awe when a student looks up at his 6-foot-5 frame and greets him for the first time, he said. He’s quick to put them at ease with a friendly handshake, a high-five, a fist bump or a pat on the back. view article arw

85(1) HR 247- Enrolled Version

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 Cody Carroll is indeed deserving of recognition for the outstanding service he has provided to his community in his capacity as superintendent of the Krum Independent School District view article arw

United ISD Superintendent Roberto Santos received a two-year contract extension Wednesday night at the school board's regular monthly meeting. His employment contract was set to end in June, but trustees voted 6-0 to extend it to June 30, 2020. They also approved his annual evaluation and gave him the option to sell 20 personal days back to the district at the end of the school year and upon retirement. view article arw