The Marlin Independent School District board of managers unanimously voted Monday morning to accept suspended Superintendent Michael Seabolt's resignation, effective immediately. Board member Byrleen Terry made the motion to accept Seabolt's resignation, which was submitted Aug. 8, and board member Eddie Ellis seconded the motion. Board member Sam Sinno was absent. view article arw

The Leander ISD board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Aug. 15—the first day of school—to officially hire superintendent finalist Bruce Gearing. A welcome reception for Gearing is scheduled after the meeting. view article arw

Blake Enlow fondly recalls being voted “most likely to be a secondary school faculty member in high school.”   And the 2001 Midwestern State University graduate hasn’t done anything to prove them wrong. Enlow was recently hired as the Bowie Independent School District Superintendent. view article arw

The Beaumont Independent School District is less than a week away from starting the school year with its first female superintendent.  With both Superintendent Shannon Allen’s guidance and a mandate from the state, BISD trustees in June and August approved teacher raises of more than $3,000, raises for other members of district staff and pay increases for substitutes based on degrees obtained and consecutive work. view article arw

BULLARD – Local schools superintendent Todd Schneider has tendered his resignation to the Bullard ISD Board of Trustees, effective Aug. 31.  In a release issued Thursday by the Bullard school district, Schneider said he was “blessed to lead the district for the past four and a half years, watching you love and teach our students daily.  “After 31 years in Texas public education, I am looking forward to serving this district as a parent and community member,” he said. “Thank you for all your support and dedication to the district during my tenure.” view article arw

BELTON — The process to find the next Belton Independent School District superintendent is unclear right now.  The Belton school board met Thursday night in closed session to begin discussing how it will replace Susan Kincannon — who, after eight years as the top school official here and nearly two decades in the district, was named Wednesday as the lone finalist for Waco ISD superintendent. view article arw

We obtained the separation agreement between the troubled Harlandale ISD and its superintendent who was forced out on Monday night. We put in an open records request for Rey Madrigal's separation agreement and received it Thursday afternoon.  It says Madrigal will be paid $58,477 for leaving the district and agreeing not to sue.  After an investigation by the Texas Education Agency, Education Commissioner Mike Morath determined superintendent Rey Madrigal had to go. He was accused of hiring and paying an engineering firm without approval from the school board.  At first the board suspended Madrigal and proposed firing him, but Madrigal requested a hearing to appeal that. Monday trustees agreed to let him resign and retire, allowing him to collect all the paid leave he had accrued. view article arw

Waco ISD named Dr. Susan Kincannon the sole finalist in its search for a new superintendent. 6 News took a look at the impact she’s had on Belton ISD during her two decades with the district. view article arw

The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 5-1 Wednesday night to name current Belton ISD Superintendent Susan Kincannon as the lone finalist for superintendent in Waco ISD. Board member Norman Manning cast the sole dissenting vote, and board member Stephanie Korteweg was absent from the meeting. Manning declined to comment on his decision to dissent. view article arw

TERRELL, Texas — The Terrell Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees voted to accept Superintendent Michael French's voluntary resignation during a special-called meeting earlier today.  The resignation is effective until at least June 2020 and French has agreed to be reassigned from his superintendent position in the event the district names a new superintendent prior to his resignation. view article arw

The Waco ISD Board of Trustees is set to hold a special meeting and will likely select a superintendent. view article arw

BULLARD, Texas (KLTV) - The Bullard Independent School District superintendent announced his early retirement plans at Wednesday’s board meeting.  Back in May, Bullard ISD’s superintendent Todd Schneider announced his plans to retire in June 2020.  “The superintendent did announce early retirement tonight with board approval of his early retirement,” said Angie Stinson, a spokesman for Bullard ISD.  Schneider’s early retirement will be effective as of August 31 if the school board approves it. He will be retiring from public education completely.  According to a previous story, Schneider has served as Bullard ISD’s superintendent since 2015. view article arw

Boyd ISD trustees started their search process to select a superintendent Monday, releasing a survey for staff and community members to give input on the next leader of the district. The 17-question survey will be open until Aug. 30.“We’ve already had a tremendous response,” said Boyd ISD interim superintendent Leslie Vann. view article arw

The Clarendon CISD Board of Trustees extended the contract of Superintendent Mike Norrell during their regular meeting July 11. Trustees met for over an hour behind closed doors to evaluate Norrell’s performance before returning to open session to accept his contract and compensation package unanimously. Norrell started with Clarendon schools in April 2015. His contract will now run through the 2022-2023 school year. view article arw

The Marlin Independent School District Board of Managers unanimously voted on Wednesday night to place Superintendent Michael Seabolt on unpaid administrative leave and terminate his contract, two months after suspending him with pay. Board member Sam Sinno said all board members were present at the meeting and spent almost two hours in closed session discussing Seabolt’s contract before voting. view article arw

Doctor Susan Kinkannon, a long-time Belton ISD superintendent was chosen as the sole finalist for the Waco ISD superintendent position. The Belton ISD school board is meeting Thursday evening to discuss the changes. view article arw

WACO, Texas (KWTX) The Waco School Board named Belton ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon as the lone finalist for the superintendent’s job Wednesday evening.  Belton Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon is the sole finalist for the Waco ISD superintendent's job. (BISD photo)  Kincannon was selected from among 84 initial applicants.  “Dr. Kincannon is passionate about the students that she serves. She believes that every student deserves an education that will set them on the path to realizing their full potential. More than that, her experience, her expertise in curriculum and instruction, her knowledge of our district, and her connections to resources in our region and across the state make Dr. Kincannon the right person to lead Waco ISD forward,” Waco School Board President Angela Tekell said in a press release. view article arw

Millsap ISD Superintendent Deann Lee was recently honored with the Charles Pickitt Administrator of the Year Award by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) during the 2019 ATPE Summit held at the Marriott Marquis in Houston. “ATPE is proud to recognize outstanding educators in Texas,” ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes said. “The educators honored this year were selected because of their dedication to giving our children the highest quality of education and for inspiring the next generation of educators.” view article arw

Harlandale Independent School District will pay its superintendent a little more than $58,000 as part of a separation agreement after voting to accept his resignation and allow him to retire. Rey Madrigal, who served as Harlandale’s superintendent for six years and spent more than 30 working for the district, will receive compensation for 60 days of accrued leave, said his attorney, Jay Brim, Tuesday morning. This amounted to “$58,000 and some change.” The deal gave Madrigal what any other retiring Harlandale employee would receive per local policy, Brim said. view article arw

The Harlandale Independent School District board announced Monday night that it is ready to accept Reynaldo Madrigal's resignation as the district's superintendent, in lieu of termination. Madrigal was suspended following an investigation that began in 2017. view article arw

Harlandale Independent School District trustees are meeting Monday evening to discuss the firing of Rey Madrigal, a 31-year district employee who was superintendent for six years. The board voted July 1 to suspend Madrigal and start the termination process in a continuing effort to fend off an impending state takeover of the district. view article arw

D' Hanis ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Canton ISD is accepting applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools.  All information related to the application process is found here. read more arw

We've just confirmed that Harlandale ISD's superintendent will be allowed to retire.  The district's board of trustees accepted Ray Madrigal's resignation Monday evening.  He will not be getting a buyout, but will be leaving with his accrued vacation and sick days.  One of Harlandale's attorneys says the agreement is the most cost-effective for the district. view article arw

Danbury ISD Board of Trustees approved several orders regarding the construction of Danbury Elementary School and began preparing for an extensive superintendent search.  Board approves construction orders for elementary school view article arw

TERRELL, Texas — The Terrell Independent School District has scheduled a special meeting to discuss Superintendent Michael French's request to resign prior to the remaining five years of his contract. The special meeting will be held on August 8, 2019, at 12:15 p.m. in the Board Room at Terrell ISD's Administration Building.  "The Superintendent has requested to be afforded the opportunity to resign prior to the remaining 5 years of his contract," Terrell ISD Communications Director Olivia Rice told view article arw

Yes, I understand that these men are both superintendents of their individual school districts, but are they not allowed to act like children because they are at an official function? The one that head-butted the other should pay a monetary fine and write, "I shall not head-butt another person at Whataburger, after my day's meeting is over" on the chalkboard. view article arw

Beaumont ISD schools will reopen for the new school year on Aug. 14. view article arw

Dr. Gerald Hudson was hired as the new Superintendent of Cedar Hill ISD at a special called meeting of the board of trustees July 23. Dr. Hudson, a Dallas native who most recently served as superintendent of Jasper ISD, and Cedar Hill ISD Board President Cheryl Wesley signed a four-year contract that became effective immediately.  Dr. Hudson was named as the sole candidate for the position 21 days before the board meeting, which was open to the public. The search for a new Cedar Hill ISD Superintendent had been ongoing since the resignation of Dr. Billy Snow last March. view article arw

The Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees will meet on Friday Aug. 2, at 4:15 p.m., in the Board Room at the DSISD Administration Building, 510 W. Mercer St., to select an outside firm to conduct a search for a new district superintendent. On July 25th, DSISD made the surprise announcement that DSISD Superintendent Dr. Bruce Gearing would be leaving his position, in August, to become the new superintendent at Leander ISD. view article arw

Harleton ISD’s newly hired Superintendent Brian Gray was signed in July to a three year, $140,000 annual salary contract, according to the district’s contract on file. According to Gray’s contract, he was also given up to $4,500 moving expenses to relocate to East Texas for the job and has up to possibly a year to find a home inside the district. The contract states the district’s superintendent should reside within the district and Gray will be given six months to find a Harleton residence. If at the six month mark Gray hasn’t found a residence in Harleton but shows that he has made efforts to, the board can grant him an additional six months to find a home. view article arw

The former superintendent of Tulia was named the current interim superintendent for Hart ISD earlier this summer. Steve Post replaced former Hart superintendent David Cox when Cox voluntarily left the district earlier this year. The voluntary separation agreement allowed Cox to continue getting his salary until September or until he found a job. view article arw

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A Lower Valley carpet store known for poking fun at local politics on its marquee is taking aim at Ysleta ISD after its superintendent allegedly head-butted the leader of another local district in San Antonio last month. view article arw

EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) — On Tuesday, the Ysleta Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously 7-0 to suspend Superintendent Xavier De La Torre for three days without pay after an alleged fight at a San Antonio Whataburger with Socorro ISD superintendent Jose Espinoza. The fight happened last month where both superintendents were at the annual Texas Association of School Boards' Summer Leadership Institute Conference.  According to a police report, De La Torre made a comment about Espinoza’s clothing and allegedly headbutted Espinoza. The report also states Espinoza then punched De La Torre in self-defense.  Arlinda Valencia is the president of the Ysleta Teachers Association and says she knows the decision was not easy for the board to make. view article arw

EL PASO, Texas - The Ysleta Independent School District board voted unanimously late Tuesday night to suspend SuperintendentXavier De La Torre for three days without pay stemming from his fight with another school superintendent at a Whataburger restaurant.  The 7-0 decision to reprimand De La Torre for not promptly reporting the incident to the school board came after a four and a half hour executive session meeting held behind closed doors. (You can watch the board vote in the video player at the top of this article.) view article arw