Edgewood Independent School District announced Tuesday that they voted Dr. Eduardo Hernandez as the new superintendent.Hernandez will replace Interim Superintendent Philip Chavez starting on July 1.The new superintendent has over 19 years of experience. He last served as Chief of Schools and Chief Officer of Academics and Innovation for Duncanville Independent School District outside of Dallas. view article arw

The Santa Fe school board has added a year to Superintendent Veronica García’s contract, which includes a 2.5 percent pay raise, increasing her salary to $184,500 a year from $180,000 when it goes into effect July 1. The board’s 5-0 vote Wednesday evening, following a closed-door discussion, means García will serve the school district until June 30, 2020. She stepped into the position on an interim basis in 2016, after the resignation of Joel Boyd. A past superintendent of the district, García was quickly hired by the board to fill the position on a long-term basis. view article arw

The Edgewood Independent School District board voted Tuesday to formally hire Eduardo Hernandez as its new superintendent. Hernandez is the chief academic officer at Duncanville ISD, a small district south of Dallas. view article arw

A former Harleton ISD superintendent whose board placed him on administrative leave before he resigned earlier this year took a 40 percent pay cut to run Longview ISD’s magnet school program.  J. Craig Coleman has been hired as LISD’s magnet grant director. The new position will be paid for through a five-year, $14.8 million U.S. Department of Education grant the district is using to help expand science, technology, engineering and math initiatives, according to the district. view article arw

Martindale named Iola finalist

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IOLA — Iola Board of Trustees has named Scott Martindale as the lone finalist for the vacant Superintendent position. Martindale is currently the Iola High School principal and will have to wait the mandatory 21 days before the board can officially hire him as the new Superintendent.  The board accepted Superintendent Dr. Michael “Chad” Jones resignation the same night, so that he may assume the lead position at Sinton ISD on July 1. view article arw

Dr. Judi Whitis is staying the superintendent at Decatur ISD.  With a 4-3 vote after three hours in closed session, Decatur ISD trustees elected to keep Whitis on the job and move forward Monday night..Whitis joined the district in July 2017. Her contract with the district runs through July 30, 2021, paying her $158,000 annually. view article arw

SAN ANTONIO - The Edgewood Independent School District board on Tuesday voted to officially hire Eduardo Hernandez as its new superintendent. Dr. Eduardo Hernandez, from Duncanville ISD, will replace Interim Superintendent Phillip Chavez.  view article arw

Superintendent Bryan Davis, of Dimmitt ISD, has been named the 2018 Region 16 Superintendent of the Year. Davis will represent Region 16 as the nominee for the 2018 Texas Association of School Boards Texas Superintendent of the Year. view article arw

Veronica García, superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools, should find out Wednesday whether she will receive a one-year contract extension. The school board’s special meeting agenda includes a proposal to keep García on the job through June 2020. Her current contract runs through June of next year. “The school board asked me if I was willing, and I said yes, so we are working on the terms,” García said in an interview this week. view article arw

The Union Grove ISD board of trustees will consider the superintendent contract for its lone finalist during a special meeting Thursday. view article arw

Vega ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Mr. Jody Johnson, Superintendent of Texline ISD,  as the Lone Finalist for Vega ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Judson ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Jeanette Ball, Superintendent of Uvalde CISD, as the Lone Finalist for Judson ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Teachers, parents and students filed into an auditorium for the first of two meetings to discuss the district’s plan to close 10 elementary schools. As KTSM previously reported, the district is facing a $7 million dollar deficit and is considering all cost saving measures which includes shutting down schools. EPISD board president Trent Hatch told KTSM, "We have declining enrollment. That’s what's driving this. We're going to lose approximately 9,000 students in the next 7 to 8 years. It’s not sustainable." view article arw

Waco, TX - Midway ISD Superintendent Dr. George Kazanas has been named the 2018 Region 12 Superintendent of the Year and regional nominee for the Texas Superintendent of the Year. Kazanas has served as superintendent of Midway ISD since 2012 and as an educator for 27 years. The native Central Texan also received this highly esteemed recognition in 2004, while serving as superintendent in China Spring ISD. view article arw

Dear School Board Members, As Spiderman once said, “With great power, comes great responsibility.” I do not envy you your responsibility this week. You have been placed in a terrible position. Nearly a year ago, you, the DISD school board, were happy, excited and celebratory about hiring Dr. Judi Whitis. In February, you reviewed her performance and unanimously extended her contract. Now, in June, you find yourselves in a board meeting discussing Dr. Whitis and her performance, again. view article arw

A week after holding a seven-hour closed session, Decatur ISD trustees will meet again Monday and discuss the employment and duties of Superintendent Judi Whitis.The meeting will start at 6 p.m. with public forum at the Decatur ISD Administration Building. Trustees have moved closed session, usually held at the beginning of the meeting, to the end.  They’re scheduled to meet with the school district’s attorney, Paige Kyle of Walsh Gallegos, during closed session to discuss the employment, evaluation and duties of the superintendent. view article arw

Jeanette Ball will miss the students of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and the community she has called home for the last five years, but she is confident the programs initiated under her tenure as superintendent will be in good hands.On Wednesday evening, the Judson Independent School District announced Ball as the sole finalist in that district’s search for a new superintendent. view article arw

After the legally mandated 21-day waiting period, the Crosby ISD school board voted unanimously to approve Scott Davis for the position of superintendent. The Crosby ISD board named Davis as the lone finalist to be the next superintendent May 22.   “I wouldn’t say weight, but there’s the knowledge of the true gravity of what that means when I say yes, I will lead your district, and I will take care of your children,” he said. “There’s no other way to explain it; you just have to wear that responsibility, and it’s one thing that I know I’m equipped to handle with the help of God.” view article arw

SAN ANTONIO - The Judson Independent School District Board of Trustees has named Dr. Jeanette Ball as the lone finalist for the district's next superintendent, the school district announced.  Ball is currently the superintendent of Uvalde ISD, a position she has held since 2013. She will replace outgoing Superintendent Carl Montoya. view article arw

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- While Houston ISD board members were able to make a decision on adding a new school holiday to the calendar, they could not come to an agreement on their 2018-2019 budget.On Thursday, the proposed budget failed in a 5-4 vote by the board of trustees. The district faces an $83 million deficit. view article arw

Iola Board of Trustees accepted Superintendent Dr. Michael “Chad” Jones resignation Tuesday night, so that he may assume the lead position at Sinton ISD. “My contract with Sinton is scheduled to begin July 1, but I am heading to the (Sinton) board meeting tonight to sign the contract,” Jones said Monday afternoon. “I will be in Iola June 28 and June 29 to wrap everything up, but will be taking a few vacation days in the meantime.” view article arw

GARRISON, TX (KTRE) - The Garrison Independent School District board of trustees has accepted the resignation of its superintendent.According to a statement released on its Facebook page, Richard Cooper announced his resignation effective June 30 and the board has named former superintendent Arnie Kelley as its interim superintendent. view article arw

Mt. Vernon ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Education Solutions and Services to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Lockhart ISD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Mark Estrada has been named the lone finalist in the seven-candidate race to succeed Dr. Susan Bohn as superintendent. The LISD Board of Trustees needed just one round of interviews last week with the candidates and 25 minutes in closed session at a special-called Monday night meeting to vote 7-0 to name Estrada its top pick. The announcement begins a 21-day waiting period, required by law, before the Board may formally hire Estrada as the superintendent, meaning he could take over as soon as July 3. view article arw

Houston ISD trustees have a loaded agenda ahead of Thursday's school board meeting, highlighted by discussion about the superintendent job, possible approval of $51 million in budget cuts and movement on a performance audit. Here's a preview of what to expect from the meeting, which starts at 4 p.m. with a budget hearing at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center: view article arw

After working for the Quinlan Independent School District for a total of 24 years and as the district’s superintendent for the last five, Dr. Debra Crosby announced her retirement last month. “I love it here, but it was just time,” Crosby said. “I’m proud of my staff and of my board, but for the last couple of years, I’ve been thinking about retirement … and I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family and my grandkids, who have recently moved to the area. “I haven’t had any spare time for a long time, so I’m not sure what I’ll do,” Crosby said with a chuckle. “I plan to volunteer at church and with Quinlan ISD also.” view article arw

DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire JG Consulting to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Lockhart ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Mark Estrada, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction of Lockhart ISD, as the Lone Finalist for Lockhart ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Sinton ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Michael “Chad” Jones, superintendent of Iola ISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Sinton ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

 Hunt ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Luci Harmon, District Principal of Nueces Canyon CISD, as the district’s new superintendent for Hunt ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

After working for the Quinlan Independent School District for a total of 24 years and as the district’s superintendent for the last five, Dr. Debra Crosby announced her retirement last month. “I love it here, but it was just time,” Crosby said. “I’m proud of my staff and of my board, but for the last couple of years, I’ve been thinking about retirement … and I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family and my grandkids, who have recently moved to the area. view article arw

The trustees voted unanimously Monday night to name Estrada as the lone finalist for superintendent. “I am humbled by the opportunity to be selected to lead Lockhart ISD,” Estrada said. “With the support of the board of trustees, parents, staff, and the community, the district will continue to work strategically to continue its upward trajectory, fueled by a culture of high expectations for every student and staff in Lockhart ISD.”Estrada replaces former Superintendent Susan Bohn, who left the district to lead the Aledo school district near Fort Worth. The school board expects to sign a contract with Estrada after a state-mandated 21-day waiting period. view article arw

Kerens Independent School District approved Martin Brumit as its new superintendent Thursday, May 31. His official start date is July 1. There will be a public meet and greet session scheduled at a later date in June. view article arw

Midway ISD Superintendent Dr. George Kazanas has been named the Region 12 superintendent of the year. As such, Kazanas will also represent the region for Texas superintendent of the year. Kazanas, an educator of 27 years who has been at the helm of Midway ISD since 2012. view article arw

The Houston school board could appoint its interim superintendent as its permanent top administrator, since the item has been posted on the board’s agenda for its meeting Thursday. In March, trustees unanimously named Grenita Lathan as its temporary leader after its previous superintendent, Richard Carranza, left for a job in New York City. view article arw