The Splendora Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to name Jeffrey Burke as the superintendent of Splendora ISD, approving a three-year contract during the regular school board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17. To read about Jeff Burke's experience and vision for Splendora ISD view article arw

LOCKNEY – After 35 years with Lockney Independent School District, the past 10 as superintendent, Phil Cotham will be retiring later this year. According to the Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon, Cotham announced his retirement plans to the Lockney School Board at the trustees’ regular January board meeting Jan. 12.  His final day, the Hesperian reports in its Jan. 19 edition, will be June 30.  In a statement to the Lockney ISD staff, Cotham said, “My heart will always belong to this school. I have spent 35 years surrounded by great friends and wonderful people. It is time for me to leave the realm of public education for employment in the private sector.” view article arw

SWEENY — The Sweeny ISD Board of Trustees decided to enlist more help after the Texas Association of School Boards search committee’s work failed to produce a superintendent finalist. Trustees unanimously agreed to engage the law firm Walsh Gallegos along with education consultant Dr. Ann Dixon during its meeting Tuesday night. paywalled view article arw

I must acknowledge and give credit to those legislators that have stayed the course in their journey to dismantle public education.  They have promoted a perception that schools are failing; therefore, privatizing education via vouchers, tax credit scholarships will save our children. School choice is the answer! read more arw

El Paso Independent School District trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved giving Superintendent Juan Cabrera an extended contract with a 15-percent pay raise. view article arw

During Tuesday's EPISD Board Trustees meeting, Superintendent Juan Cabrera was given his yearly evaluation and signed on for another five years with the district.   view article arw

CALVERT, Tex. (KBTX)- Calvert ISD Superintendent Maxie Morgan told the school board Tuesday night he would be resigning from his position effective this summer. Morgan says it's a retirement decision, and has nothing to do with any controversy or problems with the school district.  "The students and staff have been exceptional here. The folks of Calvert have been so good to work with," Morgan said. "It's just time for me to enjoy retirement. I'll be traveling with my wife."  The 2-year-old made the announcement Tuesday night first during a closed door meeting with the school board following his annual evaluation.  Morgan has been with Calvert ISD for 7 years. Prior to joining the Trojans, Morgan worked in the Cameron school district for nearly 40 years. view article arw

The board of trustees of the Greenville Independent School District has contracted with Arrow Educational Services, Inc. to assist them in their search for a new superintendent. Arrow president/ CEO Dr. Russell Marshall and lead consultant/COO Jim Dunlap will conduct the search. The timeline is posted on arrowsearchinc.com. Updates will be available on arrowsearchinc.com and TexasISD.com as the search progresses.

MISD is taking steps further in the search for their next superintendent. view article arw

Sitting across from the board of trustees and accompanied by an attorney, McAllen school district Superintendent Jose Gonzalez faced a complaint by a board member during a meeting Monday, which led to a debate of whether or not to launch an investigation. view article arw

On May 23, the Klein ISD board of trustees announced Bret Champion as the next superintendent of the district, replacing Jim Cain, who retired. Champion came to KISD with 22 years of experience serving at Leander ISD. view article arw

The Waco Independent School District has added several additional meetings to a series of public input sessions next week to kick off its search for a new superintendent. view article arw

Garland ISD officials are trying their best to move on from recent turmoil in the classroom and boardroom that included the awkward Dec. 20 departure of its superintendent by pounding away at a "students first" message. In addition to discord between elected and staff leaders, GISD campus leadership changed at unprecedented rates, and, some say, the district has lost some of its best teachers. In her first message as interim superintendent, Deborah Cron told the executive council and staff that the most important process in the district is the education that goes on daily in its classrooms."We're going to be looking at student achievement first," board President Linda Griffin said Thursday. "We're going to repeat it over and over again." view article arw

Argyle ISD keeps Wright as head

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The Argyle school board has extended its contract with Superintendent Telena Wright through June 2020. The unanimous vote from all seven trustees came Thursday evening, reversing a course set last year when a previous group of trustees announced they did not intend to renew her contract.  Wright said she is happy to continue her work and make sure Argyle ISD’s programs continue to serve the fast-growing district. view article arw

It’s a couple of weeks shy of a year since the Sabine ISD School Board voted 4-3 against a one-year extension to Superintendent Stacey Bryce’s contract. view article arw

SBHS Superintendent Perales resigns

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San Benito High School Superintendent John Perales has resigned just under a month following the district's governing board unanimously voting to place him on leave pending an investigation in a closed-session meeting Dec.14. He is the second district administrator to resign after being placed on leave by the district, following Principal Todd Dearden in December 2015. Board President Steve Delay said on Friday following a closed-session meeting, “the board voted to accept the resignation of the superintendent and approve a resignation/release agreement.” Details of the agreement were not immediately available. School officials and Perales were not immediately available for comment following the Friday evening announcement. view article arw

Adrian Johnson, who has served as interim superintendent of the Hearne school district, has been named the sole finalist for the permanent position. view article arw

Former Bryan schools superintendent Tommy Wallis has obtained a court order to halt the public release of documents related to his departure, school officials said Friday afternoon.  Trey Moore, president of the Bryan school board, said the district is "eager" to release more information about Wallis' rocky departure from the district.  Wallis abruptly resigned from his post in October, and gave no reason for his departure. view article arw

Former Bryan school district superintendent Tommy Wallis has gone to court in an effort to block the release of additional records that might include what was written about him by his leadership team. Wallis filed a lawsuit in Austin after the Texas Attorney General’s office directed Bryan ISD to release more documents.  Two weeks ago, Wallis did not oppose the release of an e-mail and a recording of a private meeting last September where he was told to consider a buyout then was instructed to give up district property and leave the administration building. view article arw

Former Allen ISD superintendent of schools Jenny Preston is the latest namesake of an Allen elementary school. The Allen ISD board of trustees on Monday approved a motion to name the district’s 18th elementary school, set to open in August, the Dr. Jenny Preston Elementary School. Board President Louise Master said on Monday that the district considered an individual who was role model for students and teachers, positively impacted Allen families and made decisions that contributed to the success of Allen ISD. “One name stood out to all of the board members,” she said. view article arw

With almost a month to go before the application deadline, McGregor ISD already has 59 prospective applicants vying to fill the shoes of Superintendent Kevin Houchin, who announced his retirement in November after 17 years of leadership in the district, a Texas Association of School Boards official said Tuesday. view article arw

Alice ISD Superintendent Dr. Grace Everett turned in her resignation letter to school board members after five years with the district. Dr. Everett became a superintendent who had to oversee 11 district, hundreds of employees and make the best decisions possible for the thousands of students in the district. view article arw

WACO, TX (KXXV) - The Waco Independent School District is asking for your help in the search for superintendent Dr. Bonny Cain's replacement.  Cain made the announcement she was planning to retire at the end of the school year at a November 2016 board of trustees meeting.  She told the board she had been thinking about leaving since March 2016, but she waited to make an announcement about her retirement until November because she wanted to help guide the University High investigation. view article arw

A Richardson ISD trustee announced his plans to resign at Monday night’s board meeting. Kris Oliver will stay on the board until May, but is expected to resign so that his daughter can teach within the district, he said. The board unanimously accepted his resignation. The board unanimously voted to officially hire Jeannie Stone for the district's top job, which she had filled on an interim basis since June. Stone replaced former Superintendent Kay Waggoner, who retired. “I’m honored to be a part of this wonderful team,” Stone said. “You have my commitment I will lead this district with my whole heart and soul." view article arw

VAN ALSTYNE, Texas After 40 years in education, the superintendent for Van Alstyne Public Schools is set to retire.  Dr. John Spies made the announcement at the school’s December Board meeting.  Spies said it has been a blessing to serve the Van Alstyne community for the past six years.  His retirement goes into effect this summer.  The School Board anticipates having the new superintendent named by February. view article arw

Freer High School principal Conrad Cantu believes he's losing his mentor to a benevolent cause. view article arw

The Huntsville school board now has five finalists in its search to replace former superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski, who resigned as superintendent in September.  After a more than two-month search conducted by the Alabama Association of School Boards, the finalists were revealed Thursday evening at a special called board meeting. The board will conduct interviews Jan. 17-23, and plans to name a new superintendent on Jan. 30. view article arw

Musick officially takes the helm

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Dr. Stu Musick began work as the new Navasota Independent School District superintendent Tuesday morning. view article arw

Hamshire-Fannett interim superintendent and former BISD administrator Dwaine Augustine will become the district's new superintendent.  Augustine was named the lone finalist for the position, according to Bob Thewman, board of trustees president.  The 21-day waiting period required after a lone finalist is selected ends today, Augustine said, and he will be officially hired at a later board of trustees meeting. view article arw

May will round out two full school years that Carl Dethloff has led the San Angelo Independent School District. Dethloff took over as superintendent in July 2015, who replacing Carol Ann Bonds when she retired after eight years with the district. "I had a great mentor with Dr. Bonds, and really our main goal was to kind of expand and take the next steps," he said about making it through his first year. "I think every leader puts their own personal touch on the position, and we've been blessed to hire excellent leaders in this district." view article arw

Wallis is listed as the interim principal at Hightower High School in Missouri City, which is part of Fort Bend Independent School District. The page showing the listing of all FBISD principals appears to have last been updated on December 8, 2016. In addition, a tweet from Hightower High School's account Monday shows Wallis speaking with staff and refers to him as the school's "new campus leader." view article arw

 When a caller told Scott Niven, "I think y'all might have some damage to one of your schools," the Red Oak ISD superintendent wasn't prepared for what he saw on that dark rainy night a year ago. view article arw

The Greenville Independent School District Board of Trustees may be planning next week to launch the search for a new district superintendent, to replace the retiring Don Jefferies. view article arw

KRESS – Leah Zeigler has been named Kress Independent School District’s new superintendent, effective Jan. 1, 2017.Doug Setliff, current superintendent, will retire in January after serving as the Kress superintendent for 16 years and three years as the high school principal. Setliff is retiring after 29 years in teaching. His wife Tonya, who teaches in the Kress Elementary School, will retire in May 2017 after 27 years.  Zeigler began her teaching career in Kress in 1990 after working in a small retail business and in the agricultural industry in Plainview. view article arw

Keith Brown has the same cell phone number he got when he served as Thrall ISD’s superintendent from 2004-08, one with a 365 prefix.  “When I call people on my cell phone, my caller ID says my number is from Taylor, Texas,” he said. “We are just elated to be coming back to East Williamson County.”  Late Tuesday, Taylor ISD trustees named the Bay City ISD superintendent the lone finalist for the district’s vacant slot. If all goes as expected, trustees will vote to hire him January 11.  Brown moved from Thrall to Bay City in 2008 and has been there every since — an unusually long tenure for a Texas school superintendent. During his tenure, he was named 2013 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards and the Texas Association of School Administrators. He also shepherded two bond elections, the most recent in November 2016 for $124 million. view article arw