In a unanimous vote Monday night, the North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees selected Kelli Stewart as the lone finalist to become the district’s next superintendent.  Stewart has served the district in an interim capacity since March 4 replacing Dr. Jason Adams, who accepted the superintendent position at Fairfield ISD. view article arw

He answered Tim Seymore’s call, and now he is the Breckenridge Independent School District interim Superintendent. Earl Jarrett started his position on Tuesday Sept. 3 as the BISD interim Superintendent, replacing Tim Seymore who retired on Aug. 30. view article arw

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Less than a week into the job, Dr. Susan Kincannon says she’s been touring Waco ISD schools and meeting the staff.  The Waco School Board voted to hire Kincannon as the district's next superintendent in August.  Her contract began on Sept. 5 and as she adjusts to a new area, she’s starting to evaluate the district’s needs.  Kincannon says one of the biggest issues she sees facing the district is teacher retention. view article arw

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Less than a week into the job, Dr. Susan Kincannon says she’s been touring Waco ISD schools and meeting the staff.   The Waco School Board voted to hire Kincannon as the district's next superintendent in August.  Her contract began on Sept. 5 and as she adjusts to a new area, she’s starting to evaluate the district’s needs. view article arw

Sharon McKinneyPort Aransas ISD trustees approved a raise of more than $18,000 for Superintendent Sharon McKinney recently. McKinney is in her fourth year as PAISD superintendent, and she previously held the position of principal at Port Aransas High School. Trustees deliberated briefly in closed session before announcing McKinney’s new salary of $120,000 at an Aug. 28 special meeting. view article arw

LA VERNIA, Texas - The future of La Vernia Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Trent Lovette, who is named in a string of allegations, is placed in the hands of school board trustees. But after three hours in closed session, the board decided to not make a decision on Wednesday.  This is the second time the board has met after Lovette was accused of inappropriately touching a high school cheerleader during a football game. view article arw

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

This story has been updated with reaction from Meria Carstarphen. The board of Atlanta Public Schools will not renew its contract with Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. Board Chairman Jason Esteves came out of a three-hour, closed-door board meeting on Monday morning and said there was not a majority board consensus to extend Carstarphen’s contract past its expiry on June 30, 2020. Esteves said that he and Board Vice Chair Eshé Collins had worked to see if there was some sort of opportunity for an extension, but that after numerous discussions with the board and with Carstarphen, no opportunity was found. view article arw

As Keith McBurnett enters his eighth year as the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District superintendent, he received a big show of support from the school board. During a board meeting September 3, trustees unanimously voted to extend McBurnett’s contract through June 20, 2023. “As a board, we are very pleased with the direction the district is headed under Mr. McBurnett’s leadership,” said BCISD School Board President Andy Feild. “The district showed growth in its academic accountability rating, earning a letter grade of B, and maintained its superior rating under the financial accountability system. view article arw

The La Vernia school board late last week put off a decision on the possible dismissal of Superintendent Trent Lovette after a cheerleader alleged he touched her inappropriately at a football game, KSAT reported. The La Vernia High School student filed an incident report with the Sinton Police Department on Thursday, saying that “she felt a hand slide back and forth on her lower back” as she stood on the track and turned around to discover it was Lovette. view article arw

The Canutillo Independent School District superintendent got a raise Monday night in addition to a contract extension. According to a news release from the district, Superintendent Pedro Galaviz will receive a four percent increase in pay following a 5-1 vote by the school board trustees. His annual salary is now $187,799 a year. view article arw

New Waco Independent School District Superintendent Susan Kincannon may have started the school year about two weeks late, but she seems to be keeping up with her lessons. Kincannon’s first day as superintendent in Waco was Thursday, after the board of trustees voted 5-2 to hire her Aug. 29. Board members Stephanie Korteweg and Norman Manning cast the dissenting votes, citing concerns about Kincannon’s lack of experience working with a district as diverse and economically disadvantaged as Waco ISD. view article arw

White Oak ISD superintendent to retire

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Mike Gilbert, who’s served as superintendent at White Oak ISD since 2006, is saying goodbye to the district. “It’s been both an honor and a privilege to work with White Oak ISD for the past 13 years,” Gilbert wrote in a letter to trustees late last month announcing his retirement. “This is a special place full of outstanding educators, top-notch students and great leadership, both employed and elected by the district.” view article arw

If his face seems familiar, it's for a good reason: Former Wells ISD superintendent Dale Morton is back in town as interim superintendent until a new leader is hired. “When I came back as interim, I was tremendously impressed with state of the district,” said Morton, who retired in 2016, succeeded by James Moore, who resigned in July to take a job with Ennis ISD as its Director of Accountability and Compliance. “It seems to me that people are really appreciative of Mr. Moore, who has done some great work – the A's on the state report card is because of the work that Mr. Moore and his team did.” view article arw

Evan Cardwell is replacing Ty Spitzer as the superintendent of Newcastle ISD and said he has enjoyed the start of his first school year as the man in charge. Cardwell said Spitzer, who has been in the position since the early 1990s’, made the decision to step down in the spring. Shortly after, in May, he interviewed for the position and was named the next superintendent in July. view article arw

Atlanta's school board won't renew the contract of the superintendent who was hired to lead the district in the aftermath of a cheating scandal in which 11 former educators were convicted. Board Chairman Jason Esteves announced Monday that the board told Superintendent Meria Carstarphen about the decision in July but delayed the public announcement to avoid disrupting the start of school, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. view article arw

DeSoto schools Superintendent Clay Corley was more than a year away from his contract renewal date, but School Board members decided last week they want to keep him at the helm and approved a new four-year contract. The vote was unanimous Thursday to extend Corley’s contract through July 1, 2023. His original contract was set to expire on Dec. 31, 2020. Corley was hired in May 2018. view article arw

In a surprise announcement, the Atlanta School Board decided not to renew the contract of it controversial Superintendent Méria Carstarphen. She supports the transformation of the city’s schools into a portfolio district with many charters. It appeared that she had a supportive board because of leadership drawn from TFA. She served previously in Austin but lost the board majority when voters turned against charter expansion. She has served in Atlanta since 2014. view article arw

White Oak Independent School District will soon be on the hunt for a new superintendent. Beloved current school leader Mike Gilbert will retire in December. view article arw

Texas is pretty good at ranking schools, and now it has simplified that process with the new A to F accountability ratings. Those campuses that got As and Bs presumably are considered successful, those that got Cs are considered so-so and those schools that got tagged with Ds and Fs are looked down upon as failures or near-failures. Most of the state’s 8,000-plus school campuses got As or Bs, but the real question is, what will it take to make all of Texas’ public schools successful? view article arw

San Antonio - The South San ISD school board of trustees accepted Superintendent Alexandro Flores' resignation Tuesday, after less than a year on the job.  Trustees Mandy Martinez, District 1, Louis Ybarra Jr., District 2, and Elda Flores, District 7, announced their resignations shortly before the vote to accept Flores' resignation. The trustees said they did not feel valued on the board. view article arw

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD School Board of Trustees named Dr. Jorge Luis Arredondo, as the “Lone Finalist” for the PSJA ISD Superintendent position. Dr. Arredondo is currently employed as Area Superintendent for the Houston Independent School District located in Harris County, Texas. Houston ISD has student enrollment of approximately 210,000 students.  read more arw

School board trustees in La Vernia have asked the community for patience as they “continue to get more facts and determine the best way forward.”  The plea came at the end of a special called meeting Sept. 5 to address “the employment, … discipline, or dismissal” of district Superintendent Trent Lovette, following allegations by a La Vernia High School cheerleader that Lovette touched her inappropriately during La Vernia’s Aug. 30 football game in Sinton. view article arw

LA VERNIA, Texas - The public was anticipating a decision Friday for the superintendent of La Vernia Independent School District. His fate was placed in the hands of the school board after a string of allegations involving inappropriate behavior. view article arw

White Oak ISD may soon begin a search for a new superintendent.  The board of trustees Monday could approve requesting proposals from superintendent search firms, according to the meeting agenda. Mike Gilbert is the district’s current superintendent. view article arw

LA VERNIA, Texas - La Vernia Independent School District's superintendent was placed on leave last year and reinstated less than three weeks later despite a string of allegations of inappropriate behavior at work, records obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders show.  Dr. Trent Lovette, hired by the district in early 2018, was placed on leave last November and then brought back to his position in early December following an investigation by the district. view article arw

Allegations have surfaced that the La Vernia Independent School District superintendent touched a cheerleader inappropriately at a football game last week. A criminal complaint was made on Aug. 30 against La Vernia ISD superintendent Dr. Trent Lovette for inappropriately touching a La Vernia cheerleader at football game in Sinton. view article arw

While the La Vernia Independent School District school board will meet Friday to decide the future of Superintendent Trent Lovette, a police report obtained Thursday by revealed a recent allegation against him. On Friday night, a La Vernia High School cheerleader reported Lovette to a Sinton police officer at the stadium during a football game. view article arw

The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD School Board has named their lone finalist for Superintendent.  Dr. Jorge Luis Arredondo was named the lone finalist.  According to a release, Arredondo is currently the Area Superintendent for the Houston Independent School District.  “The PSJA ISD School Board understands that the selection of a school district superintendent is the most important decision that a school board can make. The Board looks forward to working with Dr. Arredondo in order to continue to take PSJA to the next level,” stated Jesse Zambrano, PSJA ISD School Board President. “We selected a super-star who will continue to build on the legacy of Dr. Daniel P. King.” view article arw

An adjusted process to hire an interim superintendent for the Mineola School District was outlined by board President John Abbott at Friday’s school board meeting. view article arw

We're learning more about the resignation of the South San Antonio ISD Superintendent. Now former Superintendent Alexandro Flores will be paid $187,000 in a buyout, making it effectively more than $380,000 the district paid him for 11 months of work. You'll be shocked to see how this stacks up with other districts. view article arw

Speaker after speaker made it clear Wednesday that outgoing Belton schools Superintendent Susan Kincannon impacted not only students but the community as a whole. view article arw

South San ISD's superintendent has resigned after less than a year in the position. During Tuesday's special meeting, Alexandro Flores submitted his resignation. Shortly before the board voted to accept the resignation, three trustees also announced their resignations. Mandy Martinez, Louis Ybarra Jr. and Elda Flores said they didn't "feel valued on the board," according to a KSAT report. view article arw

The La Vernia Independent School District school board will meet Friday in a special meeting to discuss possibly firing Superintendent Trent Lovette. The agenda for the 5 p.m. meeting lists the only agenda item as a closed session "to discuss the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of the superintendent." view article arw