Just days after being placed on unpaid leave, the superintendent of Cedar Hill ISD resigned suddenly.  Dr. Billy Snow told school district leaders wishes to keep private.  District leaders had just launched an investigation into Snow for possible violations of the district's "statement of values,” but did not release any further details. However, they did say that it was not a criminal issue and did not involve minors view article arw

WACO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The superintendent of a major Central Texas public school system has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.  Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson was arrested late Wednesday after a state trooper said he was found with less than 2 ounces of marijuana in his possession. view article arw

Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson could face termination by the district’s board of trustees and an investigation by state education officials after his arrest Wednesday night in which a state trooper reported finding marijuana in Nelson’s vehicle.  Nelson was arrested after a traffic stop for driving in the passing lane on U.S. Highway 190, south of Hearne, about 55 miles southeast of Waco, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman said. It is unclear why Nelson was traveling, but he was not in a district vehicle. view article arw

On Feb. 25, Mesquite ISD students gathered at the Capitol for Rally Day to show their support for public education and visited with their elected officials. During Monday night’s Board of Trustees meeting, Sabrina Weldon, president of the Mesquite ISD Council of PTAs, said they took over 300 students to Austin, and the PTA memberships made this possible. “I’m really proud of those students for what they did down there and the way they conducted themselves in a situation that’s unfamiliar to them. Most adults don’t know what it’s like to walk into the rotunda and then go have a conversation with a senator or representative, much less a high school student,” Superintendent Dr. David Vroonland. view article arw

The Bryan school district and former Bryan superintendent Tommy Wallis are included in a wrongful death lawsuit recently filed in Jefferson County.  The Kirbyville school district — where Wallis has served as superintendent since April 2017 — is the first defendant listed in the lawsuit. In addition to Wallis and BISD, other defendants are the Region 5 Education Service Center and 10 individuals, including Kirbyville school board members and district employees. The lawsuit relates to the death of Dennis Reeves, who was principal at Kirbyville High School when he took his own life in the parking lot of the school on May 23, 2017. view article arw

HOUSTON - Dr. Grenita Lathan has been the interim superintendent for the Houston Independent School System for almost a year, leading a board of trustees that seems to have no interest in naming her to the permanent position.  She says that’s just fine with her.  “When you’re called to serve you’re not caught up on what the title is,” she said on this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall.  view article arw

Texas Rural Education Association voted to hire Education Solution and Services to conduct a search for an Executive Director. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Hawley ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Cassidy McBrayer, Superintendent of Whiteface ISD, as Lone Finalist for Hawley ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Pleasant Grove ISD announced Sunday that Chad Pirtle was the lone finalist in their Superintendent search. Pirtle, currently an Assistant Superintendent in Liberty Hill ISD who has been a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in the district since 2005, said he is excited about the new opportunity for a number of reasons. “My goal for a long time has been to be a superintendent and lead a school district and be able to implement what I know and use my leadership abilities and to impact an entire school district,” he said. view article arw

After nearly eight months without a permanent superintendent, the Santa Gertrudis Independent School District Board of Trustees authorized a start to the search process to fill the position during a special meeting last week. In late June 2018, the Santa Gertrudis ISD board unanimously accepted the resignation of its former superintendent, Corey Seymour, who had joined the district in June 2016. Veronica Alfaro, SGISD’s executive director of school improvement and instruction, was named the district’s interim superintendent in early July, and has continued to serve in that capacity. view article arw

The Cedar Hill ISD superintendent is on administrative leave while the district says it investigates an allegation. The details of the allegation are not being released.  Monday, the school board put Dr. Billy Snow on paid administrative leave.  Thursday, School Board President Michael Quildon said lawyers for the district are investigating a claim. Quildon said he could not provide additional information about the claim, but said it was not criminal in nature. Quildon added the claim does not involve financial misconduct or children. view article arw

This undated booking photo released by Robertson County Sheriff's Office shows A. Marcus Nelson, superintendent of Waco Independent School District. Waco Independent School District Superintendent Nelson was arrested late Wednesday, March 6, 2019, after a state trooper said he was found with less than 2 ounces of marijuana in his possession. Nelson was booked into the Robertson County Jail in Franklin, where jail records showed he was held overnight and released on his own recognizance Thursday morning. (Robertson County Sheriff's Office via AP) view article arw

Newsome took over as superintendent for Petersburg in July 2016 after he’d already decided to retire. But now he says he thinks he might really be ready for retirement this time. He wants to spend more time with his wife, kids and grandkids. view article arw

Cedar Hill ISD Superintendent Billy Snow has been placed on administrative leave while the district looks into unspecified claim against him. Snow, 44, could not be reached for comment. Trustees placed Snow on leave Monday evening. Cedar Hill board president Michael Quildon said Thursday that he could not elaborate on what the district was reviewing. However, he noted that the investigation is not criminal in nature, related to finances nor involving a child. view article arw

Brownsville Independent School District trustees have set a preliminary framework for hiring a new superintendent, something they hope to accomplish by mid-summer. At their monthly meeting Tuesday the board agreed to appoint an ad hoc committee of 14 to review potential superintendent search firms and guide the process for naming a successor to former superintendent Esperanza Zendejas. Zendejas and the board parted ways on Feb. 13., and trustees appointed Sylvia Hatton, a former executive director of the Region One Education Service Center in Edinburg, as interim superintendent. view article arw

Spring Hill ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Wayne Guidry, Superintendent of Hubbard ISD,  as Lone Finalist for Spring Hill ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

Seventy-six educators have applied for the Henderson superintendent’s job, according the school board which met last week to review the applications. According to Joe Dan Lee, a search consultant with the Texas Association of School Boards and a former superintendent himself, it is the most he has ever seen received.  view article arw

The La Joya Independent School District board Monday night approved an undisclosed financial settlement with the superintendent who oversaw construction of a $20 million learning center and water park. view article arw

The Pleasant Grove ISD Board of Trustees named Chad Pirtle as the lone finalist for superintendent in a special called board meeting on Sunday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. Pirtle currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance and Operations at Liberty Hill ISD near Austin, TX. view article arw

LONGVIEW, Texas — Spring Hill Independent School District has named Hubbard ISD superintendent Dr. Wayne Guidry as the lone finalist to fill their superintendent vacancy.  Following the 21-day waiting period required by state law, the SHISD School Board will vote to hire Dr. Guidry to take over for Steve Snell who resigned in December after accepting the superintendent position at Liberty Hill ISD in Central Texas.  view article arw

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Samuel Bueno recently announced his retirement after more than two decades in the education field. “I have reached 30 years of public service, military and education combined,” Dr. Bueno wrote in his retirement letter to the district. “With much deliberation I have decided to retire from the field of education to pursue other career interests...”  Bueno received his bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University and his masters and doctorate degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  Dr. Bueno finished a six-year tour in the United States Navy before he joined Harlandale ISD in 1995 as a bilingual immersion second grade teacher. He taught at Alice ISD for four years. In 2001, officials at SDISD “tapped me to be their next elementary principal.” view article arw

Petersburg Superintendent stepping in to TEA role  Plainview Daily Herald  Petersburg ISD is searching for a new superintendent. Current SuperintendentDrew Howard, who has been with the district for three years, has accepted a ... view article arw

86 (R) HR 3101 Bill

March 0508:40 AM
 

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to a severance payment to a superintendent of a school district. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1.  Section 11.201(c), Education Code, is amended to read as follows: view article arw

Chad Pirtle is the lone finalist for Pleasant Grove Independent School District superintendent, according to a news release the district issued early Monday. Pirtle has served as the assistant superintendent of maintenance and operations at Liberty Hill ISD near Austin since 2015. "Mr. Pirtle is a great fit for our community and school district," said Fred Meisenheimer, president of Pleasant Grove ISD Board of Trustees. view article arw

WHEREAS, Theresa Ann Alarcon has been named superintendent of the Point Isabel Independent School District; and WHEREAS, A Brownsville native with nearly 30 years of experience in education, Teri Alarcon has served since 2014 as area assistant superintendent of Brownsville ISD high schools; she is a graduate of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education, master's degrees in educational administration and guidance counseling, and a superintendent's certificate view article arw

Funeral services were held this Monday for former Jacksboro ISD Superintendent and a long-time educator and coach Dennis Bennett. Bennett served as Superintendent for 13 years.... and retired from that position in 2016 after almost 30-years as an educator. He had 3 children, and when he married Linda Green in 2005 and he was gifted with three more.  view article arw

Malakoff ISD Board of Trustees is searching for an outstanding, qualified administrator to lead the school district. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Pleasant Grove ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Chad Pirtle, Assistant Superintendent of Liberty Hill ISD, as Lone Finalist for Pleasant Grove ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress.  read more arw

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

Santa Gertrudis ISD voted to hire Board of Trustees Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann Dixon to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Joaquin ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Haglund Law Firm, P.C. to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Newcastle ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Region 9 ESC to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - The Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees has named Doug Loomis as the lone finalist for superintendent.  The district said Loomis has worked in every cluster at every level in AISD.   The school board appointed Loomis to serve as the interim superintendent last fall.   In January, Trustees voted to open the vacancy to internal applicants.  “I started here in AISD fresh out of college as an elementary teacher. view article arw

The El Campo ISD board of trustees unanimously extended the district chief’s contract for another year at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Superintendent Kelly Waters’ contract was extended until June 30, 2022 by a vote of 7-0 and at the same annual salary amount of $147,805. view article arw