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During Friday's called school board meeting of the Greenville ISD school board, Dr. Demetrus Liggins, a current Area Superintendent for Grand Prairie ISD, was named as the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools in Greenville ISD. Barbara Price, Executive Director of Elementary Education, will serve as acting superintendent during the interim.  read more arw

In a split decision, the Seguin ISD board declined a motion to reinstate Superintendent Stetson Roane on Tuesday.  After nearly three hours behind closed doors, the motion made by trustee John Holt and seconded by board president Ishmael Flores failed in a 2 to 5 vote, with trustees CindieThomas-Jimenez, Carl Jenkins, Barbara Effenberger, Ben Amador and Elaina Reihl voting against the motion.  “I make the motion that we reinstate Mr. Roane back to his current position,” Holt said. view article arw

The Hardin community is mourning the loss of Craig Ringer, the assistant director for Liberty County EMS and the former superintendent, business manager and ag teacher for Hardin ISD.  Ringer, 54, died Thursday morning at his home in Hardin, according to Mike Koen, Ringer's longtime friend and employer at Liberty County EMS. Koen said Thursday night by phone that he and others with the agency are feeling a profound sense of loss. view article arw

The Cuero school board named Micah Dyer, of Lovelady ISD, as the sole finalist Thursday night for its superintendent position, district official Kathy Stanfill said. By law, the board must now wait 21 days before voting to hire Dyer, who is slated to replace Interim Superintendent Ben Colwell. view article arw

The Lindsay Independent School District Board of Trustees is expected to name a lone finalist for superintendent of Lindsay ISD on Saturday. Superintendent secretary Janice Stoffels said the special called meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday inside the library at Lindsay High School, 625 Knight Drive in Lindsay. view article arw

Almost 60 people have applied for Waco Independent School District’s superintendent position. The deadline to apply was midnight Monday, and some of the applications were from out of state, Waco ISD spokesperson Bruce Gietzen said Monday night. He could not say how many were internal applicants. view article arw

A community forum will take place for Pflugerville ISD today. The PfISD board of trustees is seeking feedback as to the qualities and characteristics community members would like to see in their new superintendent. The meeting takes place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the PfISD Rock Gym, next to Timmerman Elementary School at 700 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville. Staff will be on hand to take comments. The forum is a come-and-go format to provide flexibility for community members wishing to participate. view article arw

Bryan ISD has narrowed down the search for their next superintendent to three people. The school board met Wednesday afternoon to discuss those applications. The Bryan ISD School Board met for more than two hours behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss applications for the district's top job, narrowing the list from seven to three. view article arw

The Bryan ISD board of trustees on Wednesday narrowed down the candidates for the next superintendent to three. The board will interview applicants next week and name a finalist in March. Trustees intend to vote to hire the finalist April 3.  The search comes after Tommy Wallis abruptly resigned from the superintendent position in September. The school board hired the Texas Association of School Board's Executive Search Services to help with the process. view article arw

After 34 years in education, Richard Jones resigned for his position as Murchison Independent School District Superintendent on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  Jones, 66, said the school board approved the resignation Wednesday and after seven years with the district he is looking forward to a little a little rest and relaxation.  “I don't have any plans yet other than to enjoy life,” Jones said. “We accomplished a lot of things over my seven years with the district and I really enjoyed it all.”  Murchison ISD issued the following statement when reached for comment Tuesday, “An agreement has been reached which allows Mr. Jones the ability to pursue other interests and permits the board to pursue hiring another superintendent. The board and Mr. Jones have entered into the agreement believing it is in their respective best interests and in the best interests of the district.” view article arw

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WHEREAS, Dr. Suzanne J. Nelson, superintendent of the   Tuloso-Midway Independent School District, has been named the 2016   Superintendent of the Year for Education Service Center Region 2; WHEREAS, Since 1984, the Texas Association of School Boards   has sponsored this annual award to recognize local school district   superintendents for their leadership skills, commitment to public   involvement in education, and dedication to improving educational   quality, student performance, and employee relations view article arw

 After Sweeny ISD Board of Trustees decided to chart a new direction on their search for the district’s new superintendent, it led them just 65 miles up the road. Trustees unanimously named Katy ISD’s Tory Hill the lone finalist for the district’s top administrator position during a special meeting Monday night, Board President Glenn Garrison said. view article arw

Almost 60 people have applied for Waco Independent School District’s superintendent position.  The deadline to apply was midnight Monday, and some of the applications were from out of state, Waco ISD spokesperson Bruce Gietzen said Monday night. He could not say how many were internal applicants.   view article arw

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Executive Search Services, the group the Waco ISD hired to manage the search for a replacement for retiring Superintendent Bonny Cain, received 59 applications for the position before the application deadline at midnight Monday, the school district said Tuesday.  That’s 25 percent more than applied in 2011 when Cain was hired from a pool of 47 applicants.  "Today’s number validates to us what we've thought all along - that a lot of good things are happening in the district, and a lot of people are interested in coming to Waco,” Board President Pat Atkins said  School board members will begin to review applications on Wednesday and will meet next Wednesday to discuss the candidates. view article arw

The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees is set to meet again to discuss the district’s superintendent on Tuesday.  The special meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Seguin ISD board room, 1221 E. Kingsbury.  According to the agenda,the board will go immediately into closed session after the meeting is called to order.  This is the third time trustees will have met behind closed doors to discuss a complaint. view article arw

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Nestled in a tree-filled patch of land south of Polo Road and invisible from its South Carrier Parkway address lies a home with a long, private circular driveway. It comes with a swimming pool and barn, and it's  valued at $413,520 according to the Dallas Central Appraisal District.  view article arw

With the process of hiring a new superintendent ongoing, and with current Superintendent Don Jefferies set to step down at the start of next month, the Greenville Independent Board of Trustees is planning to hire someone to fill the post on an interim basis. The Greenville ISD Board is scheduled to consider the move during Tuesday’s regular session, starting at 6 p.m. in the Wesley Martin Administration Building, 4004 Moulton Street. The agenda for the meeting includes an executive session under Section 551.074 of the Tex. Government Code, “to deliberate appointment of Acting Superintendent and the duties and responsibilities of same.” view article arw

Dressed in a dapper suit, moving easily across the stage, Superintendent Richard Carranza gave his first State of the School District speech Wednesday, clocking in with about 55 minutes of bright ideas to a packed room (at least at the start) of business leaders, Houston ISD teachers and administrators. view article arw

Calling public education an investment rather than expenditure, Houston ISD Superintendent Richard Carranza laid out the district's priority in his first "State of the Schools" address. The annual event was held at the Hilton Americas before a full ballroom of 2,000 educators and guests. In the wake of a vote last November that declined sending local school tax dollars to the state for redistribution, Houston ISD is now confronted with losing some of the commercial property it taxes, appraised at $18 billion. view article arw

 Austin ISD's teachers' and employees' union is calling out Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz and the district's school board, claiming they aren't doing enough to protect undocumented students and calm fears during ongoing Immigration and Custom Enforcement operations. view article arw

Six months after he was forced to resign from Bryan ISD when it was discovered he was job hunting at more than a dozen districts, Tommy Wallis has been named the only finalist for the superintendent vacancy at Kirbyville CISD view article arw

Five years after he was rehired part-time, Longview ISD trustees said Tuesday that they believe Superintendent James Wilcox continues to be the best man for the job and is pushing the district in the right direction. view article arw

According to the Kirbyville CISD School Board President Joe Brecht, Tommy Wallis has been chosen as the lone finalist for Superintendent of the school district. view article arw

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Refugio school district Superintendent Jack Gaskins plans to retire at the end of the school year. He submitted his resignation to the school board last week. Gaskins has spent almost eight years with the district and 30 years in education. view article arw

Chief Academic Officer Martha Salazar-Zamora was named as the lone finalist in the search for a new superintendent for Tomball ISD during a special TISD board meeting Thursday evening.  “I am overwhelmed with joy—I’m so excited, and I’m grateful for this board for giving me this opportunity,” Salazar-Zamora said. “I’ve been in public education for 30 years, and to have this opportunity in a district that I care so much about in a community that I live in … it means the world to me. It’s like my professional dream come true.”  Salazar-Zamora has worked in TISD since 2014 and previously served as a superintendent in her hometown of Kingsville and has also worked with Round Rock and Houston ISDs. During her tenure, the district has implemented several new initiatives, including the district of innovation designation and an early college high school program partnership with Lone Star College-Tomball. view article arw

The Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees is scheduled this week to begin interviewing candidates interested in becoming the district’s next superintendent. view article arw

Former Bryan Superintendent Tommy Wallis has been named the lone finalist for the superintendent job at the Kirbyville Consolidated Independent School District. Kirbyville school board president Joe Brecht confirmed to The Eagle on Friday afternoon that trustees unanimously named Wallis the lone finalist during a special meeting Monday. The board must wait 21 days before making the appointment final. view article arw

The Tomball Independent School District on Thursday named Martha Salazar-Zamora the lone finalist for the superintendent position.  Salazar-Zamora, who was selected from a field of 29 candidates, will spend the next month training for the role until superintendent Huey Kinchen retires on March 31. "I am so excited and grateful to this board for giving me this wonderful opportunity," Salazar-Zamora said. "It's my professional dream come true."  According to state guidelines for hiring a superintendent, the board is required to give public notice of the name of the lone finalist being considered for a superintendent position at least 21 days prior to finalizing the decision. Salazar-Zamora was named Tomball ISD's chief academic officer in 2014. She has three decades of experience in public education. view article arw

Friendswood Independent School District's Superintendent Trish Hanks has announced plans to retire at the end of the school year.  "I will miss the FISD staff who are second to none, and I will remain a strong advocate for our children," said Hanks, who made the announcement at a Feb. 6 school board meeting.  She has been superintendent for 15 years.  "Trish Hanks' name is synonymous with success," board president Rebecca Hillenburg said. "Through her leadership, vision and decision-making, Friendswood ISD has brought such opportunities to our students, staff, and community. Her grace, understanding, knowledge and consideration are applied each day. We want to thank her for sharing her gifts with our district for all these years." view article arw

The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees is set to meet Monday behind closed doors to discuss Superintendent Stetson Roane.  The special meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Seguin ISD board room, where trustees will discuss the superintendent and consult with the school district’s attorney. view article arw

Bryan school board trustees approved seven superintendent candidates for interviews Wednesday night, keeping the district on target to vote in April on a finalist to replace Tommy Wallis. The approval came after hours of closed-door discussion on the 54 individuals who applied. Throughout the process of whittling the number down to a sole finalist, Trey Moore, school board president, said the district will be looking for a candidate who has experience in a district of similar size and demographics. view article arw

Gladewater ISD Superintendent J.P. Richardson has been tapped to lead his former school district by being named lone finalist for Tatum ISD’s vacancy. The Tatum ISD school board named Richardson its lone finalist Wednesday. The board must wait at least 21 days before officially offering Richardson a contract. A meeting is slated for March 2 to do that. view article arw

Following an hour-long executive session, held before the special school board meeting Monday night, the Van Alstyne Independent School District board of trustees made several decisions that will impact the district well into the future. view article arw