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Vacant Tom Bean ISD; Search by: Tom Bean ISD Board of Trustees & Kelly LuskINFO
Vacant Montgomery ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Santa Rosa ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Uvalde CISD; Search By: Region 20 ESCINFO
Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Calvert ISD - Latisha Crockett-Tennell, Interim Superintendent,Calvert ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Blooming Grove ISD; Search by: Blooming Grove ISD Board of Trustees & Gary MartelINFO
Vacant Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Carrizo Springs ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Dickinson ISD; Search by: Dickinson ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant La Gloria ISD; Search by: La Gloria ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Whitney ISD; Search by: Whitney ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Dickinson ISD; Search by: SPALDING NICHOLS LAMP LANGLOISINFO
Vacant Pineywoods Community Academy
(Lufkin); Search by: SPALDING NICHOLS LAMP LANGLOISINFO
Vacant Dilley ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Grand Prairie ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Kermit ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Burton ISD; Search by: Powell Law Group, Dr. Danny LovettINFO
Vacant Union Hill ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Socorro ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Grape Creek ISD; Search by: Grape Creek ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Santa Maria ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Vysehrad ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Vacant Early ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Hutto ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Brock ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Vacant Hereford ISD; Hereford ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Vacant Region 10 ESC
Executive Director; Thomposon & Horton LLP - David Thompson & Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Vacant Pettus ISD - Jesus Hernandez III; Search by: JCA Law, PLLC
and DBU Educational Leadership Consulting Corporation.INFO
Vacant United ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant San Benito CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Carroll ISD; Search by: Carrrol ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Canadian ISD (Extended Timeline); Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Richards ISD; Search by: Leon|Alcala PLLCINFO
Vacant Louise ISD; Search by: Leon|Alcala PLLCINFO
Vacant University of Texas High School Special Purpose District; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Friona ISD; Friona ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Vacant Waco ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Spurger ISD - Jeff Burnthorn, Director,Silsbee ISD; Search by: Dr. Byron Terrier, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESC (Short Timeline)INFO
Lone Finalist Roby CISD - Kenny Border, Assistant Superintendent,Sweetwater ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Cotulla ISD - Dr. Ramiro Nava, Assistant Superintendent,Somerset ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Saul HinojosaINFO
Lone Finalist McAllen ISD - René Gutiérrez, Superintendent,Brownsville ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Lone Finalist Ponder ISD - Dr. James Hill, Director of Operations,Frisco ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Hale Center ISD - Jance Morris, Superintendent,Savoy ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Rocksprings ISD - Justin Del Bosque, Principal,Georgetown ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Deadline Updated); Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist San Angelo ISD - Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent,Whitehouse ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - David Thompson & Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Lone Finalist Rotan ISD - Michael Rudewick, Assistant Principal,San Angelo ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Johnson City ISD - Ben Eubanks, Superintendent,Glasscock County ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Duncanville ISD - Dr. T. Lamar Goree, Superintendent,Caddo Parish Public Schools; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist Iowa Park CISD - Kevin McCasland, Superintendent,Olton ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Corrigan-Camden ISD - Mr. Brian Aiken , Assistant Superintendent,Crockett ISD; Search by: Leon|Alcala PLLCINFO
Lone Finalist Prairiland ISD - Jason Hostetler, Principal,Prairieland ISD; Search by: Prairieland ISD Board of Trustees and Supt. Jeff BallardINFO
Lone Finalist Laneville ISD - Terry Young, Director,Woodville ISD; Search by: SPALDING NICHOLS LAMP LANGLOISINFO
Lone Finalist Greenville ISD - Joe Lopez, Superintendent,Kermit ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Weimar ISD - Chase Seelke, Assistant Superintendent,Paradise ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Lone Finalist Mason ISD - Sean Leamon, Superintendent,Winters ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Normangee ISD - Justin Vercher, Principal,Hillsboro ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster (Updated Deadline)INFO
Lone Finalist Abilene ISD - Dr. John Kuhn, Superintendent,Mineral Wells ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Lone Finalist Pflugerville ISD - Dr. Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent,Victoria ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist Lufkin ISD - Dr. James Hockenberry, Assistant Superintendent,Longview ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist Willis ISD - Dr. Kimberly James, Deputy Superintendent,Corpus Christi ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist Panhandle ISD - Dr. John Sherrill, Principal,Archer City ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Lone Finalist Claude ISD - Brent Kirkland, Principal,Panhandle ISD; Search by: Claude ISD Board of Trustees & Jody JohnsonINFO
Lone Finalist Wilson ISD - Wesley Jones, Principal,Cross Plains ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Rogers ISD - Duana Brashear, Assistant Superintendent,Royal ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Whitehouse ISD - Dr. Casey Whittle, Assistant Superintendent,Wylie ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist Royse City ISD - Dr. Amy Anderson, Interim Superintendent,Royse City ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike MosesDavid Thompson & Dr. Curtis CulwellINFO
Lone Finalist Valley View ISD - James Womack, Superintendent,Richland Springs ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Lone Finalist Tenaha ISD - Jerrod Campbell, Principal,Timpson ISD; Search by: Tenaha ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Elkhart ISD - Kyle Johnson, Assistant Superintendent,Westwood ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Lumberton ISD - Dr. John Mathews, Assistant Superintendent,Celina ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Olton ISD - Michael Michaleson, Principal,Lockney ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Muenster ISD - Matthew Quick, Principal,Tatum ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Gorman ISD - Bill Morgan, Principal,Rains ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Cross Plains ISD - Jason Henry, Principal,Eastland ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Dew ISD - Kent Reynolds, Superintendent,Hallsburg ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Richland Springs ISD - Jeff Kirby, Superintendent,Poolville ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Doss CCISD; Search by:
Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Presidio ISD - Carmen Rubner, Interim Superintendent,Presidio ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Henrietta ISD - Jaime Clark, Chief of Schools,Lewisville ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
New Super Clyde CISD - Bryan Allen, Superintendent,Breckenridge ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Pewitt CISD - Lee Ann Corbin, Assistant Superintendent,Red Water ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Sabinal ISD - Dr. Edgar Camacho, Director,Natalia ISD; Search by: Richard W Grill & Sabinal ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Hamlin Collgiate ISD - Dr. Chanda Bloch, Director,San Marcos CISD; Search by: Collegiate Edu-Nation, Dr. Nelson CoulterINFO
New Super Lorenzo ISD - Dr. Greg Nelson, Assistant Superintendent,Lamesa ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
New Super Prairie Lea ISD - Brian McCraw, Professor,American College of Education; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO

Texas oil companies leak toxic gas near schools and homes. Is anyone stopping them?

June 1908:30 AM
 

Oil wells may be leaking toxic gas near your home or school. Across Texas, oil companies are belching hydrogen sulfide gas into communities with few or no repercussions, an investigation by the Examination and the Houston Chronicle has found. Known as H2S, the fumes escape from aging oil and wastewater tanks scattered within this community in the heart of the Permian Basin — one of the most productive oil fields in the world. Extremely high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide can kill quickly, but less attention has been paid to those breathing in lower levels of the gas in their daily lives. Studies have linked chronic low-level H2S exposure to neurological and other health problems. view article  arw

Wells ISD names lone superintendent finalist

June 1808:45 AM
 

The Wells ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Jimmy Friday Wright as its next superintendent.  Per Texas Education Agency regulations, Wright will serve as interim superintendent for 21 business days before taking the helm. Wright previously served as principal of Wells Junior High/Wells High School for three years.  The kindergarten through 12th grades are housed in the same building, but there is a separate principal for the elementary school. The district has approximately 250 students.  “I have seen the evolution of the district, and I think we are in a good place,” Wright said. “I am very familiar with the community, and they have been very supportive. The meeting had a full house, and staff and students spoke in favor of me.” view article  arw

University of North Texas names Harrison Keller as sole finalist for president

June 1008:41 AM
 

Keller has served as the commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board since 2019. view article  arw

Billions in taxpayer dollars now go to religious schools via vouchers

June 1006:46 AM
 

Billions in taxpayer dollars are being used to pay tuition at religious schools throughout the country, as state voucher programs expand dramatically and the line separating public education and religion fades. School vouchers can be used at almost any private school, but the vast majority of the money is being directed to religious schools, according to a Washington Post examination of the nation’s largest voucher programs. Vouchers, government money that covers education costs for families outside the public schools, vary by state but offer up to $16,000 per student per year, and in many cases fully cover the cost of tuition at private schools. In some schools, a large share of the student body is benefiting from a voucher, meaning a significant portion of the school’s funding is coming directly from the government. view article  arw

SCHOOL INSURANCE NEWSLETTER

June 0608:43 AM
 

For schools in the first two counties from the Gulf the Property insurance news has been good. We have seen mostly rate discounts up to 10% with improvements in coverage. And just this week we received a renewal for a Dallas area district with a 14% Property rate reduction and a 6% Casualty increase. view article  arw

H-E-B’s Charles Butt spends big to boost public schools. Why did he cut back before key elections?

June 0508:43 AM
 

Gov. Greg Abbott and pro-voucher groups pumped a record-breaking $15 million into flipping state House seats ahead of the March primaries, while the grocery giant’s political action committee spent just under $2 million supporting GOP incumbents. After bruising defeats in the first round, Butt spent even less in May’s runoffs, in which four more pro-voucher candidates won, securing a presumed majority in the House to pass Abbott’s plan next year to divert taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools. The week before the defeats, Butt’s political committee reported that it had left more than $10 million unspent in its account. view article  arw

Preventive Law: Who is the National Digital Accessibility Team, and They Want Me to do WHAT with the District Website???

June 0408:35 AM
 

For many school districts, posting information on district websites and social media has become a vital tool in how districts communicate with their parents, students and communities. Additionally, the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Legislature have created a number of legal requirements involving posting information regarding transparency and district operations. Posting this information the district website is one way to ensure compliance with the law. Everything from your District of Innovation Plan to your school calendar to the next week’s lunch menu are available to anyone, at any time, day or night, via your district website.

Summer Posting Schedule

May 3109:18 AM
 

It's summer at TexasISD.com and for most of you as well. Summer tends to be slow for normal school news so we are adjusting our posting calendar for Monday through Thursday. In the event of special news or new superintendent vacancies those could still appear throughout the week.

May 2024 Bond List

May 0308:35 AM
 

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming May 2024 election cycle.

Lorena ISD Breaks Silence on Sex Abuse Lawsuit as School District Scandal Spills Into City Business

June 2408:54 AM
 

The trustees’ statement came a day after Lorena City Council rejected city board applicants labeled “adversarial” to the school district. The trustees’ statement came a day after Lorena City Council rejected city board applicants labeled “adversarial” to the school district. view article  arw

Eanes ISD board approves budget, includes pay increase for teachers and staff

June 2408:45 AM
 

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Eanes ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the budget for the 2024-25 school year at its June 18 regular meeting. It provides a 2% pay increase for teachers and staff and adjusts to declining enrollment. According to the board, the approved budget includes $189.4 million in revenue, countered by $190.6 million in expenditures, with $94.7 million “recaptured” by the State of Texas resulting in a budgeted deficit of 1.2 million. view article  arw

‘Everything is stacked against the student’ | STAAR scores in math down for Austin ISD students post-pandemic

June 2408:43 AM
 

Results from the STAAR tests are in, and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) reports that scores for math and science are down across all grade levels. That pattern is clear when looking at scores for Austin ISD. In the spring of 2019, 69% of the district's students who took the Algebra I STAAR test met their grade level. This year, that number dropped drastically, to just 39%. view article  arw

SISD discuss tax rates for update budget plan

June 2408:42 AM
 

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA)-- Socorro Independent School District held a board meeting to discuss how to correct the error that overcharged tax payers. TEA conservator, Dr. Michael Hinojosa says the error over charged tax payers around $24 individually and totaled $2 million. Hinojosa says they don't know how the error occurred but they will conduct an investigation. view article  arw

Why do so many Austin-area school districts have budget deficits?

June 2408:41 AM
 

At an Austin ISD school board meeting back in March, Trustee Candace Hunter shared a sobering message. “There is no rescue coming. There’s no one coming to save us. It’s only going to get worse,” she said. Hunter, who represents District 1, was talking about the multimillion-dollar budget deficit Austin ISD is facing. Trustees and district officials have spent months trying to prepare the public for the fact that money is going to be tight and it’s unlikely Texas will lend a helping hand. Originally, administrators estimated Austin ISD would be about $30 million in the hole next fiscal year. According to a presentation earlier this month though, that figure is now about $56 million, despite the district identifying tens of millions of dollars in spending cuts. view article  arw

Region 9 holds mental health summit

June 2408:37 AM
 

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Region 9 hosted an event geared at helping educators learn to deal with stress and mental health on Wednesday morning. The event featured the retired principal of Columbine, who worked during the 1999 school shooting, encouraging teachers and staff to also focus on their well-being. The summit trains all leaders in the school on the importance of self-care when leading students through tough times. The three-day summit continues into the week with keynote speakers and breakout sessions centering on student’s physical and mental well-being. Copyright 2024 KAUZ. All rights reserved. view article  arw

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Former Harlingen administrator hired as Santa Maria superintendent

June 2408:34 AM
 

People don’t always like to hear about the success of a system, and the very words “the system works” can create some negative reactions. However, it is sometimes very true, and the Harlingen school district has proven many times that its system does indeed work. The Harlingen system has proven itself once again that it works, not only in the instruction of its students but also in the career development of its teachers and administrators. One of the Harlingen school district’s former administrators, Dr. Joseph Villarreal, will soon take the helm as the new superintendent at the Santa Maria Independent School District. The city of Santa Maria is located south of La Feria. view article  arw

Klein ISD student accused of orchestrating cyber attack that disrupted STAAR testing charged with 3rd-degree felony

June 2408:31 AM
 

The 18-year-old Klein Forest High School student who was responsible for the cyber attacks that STAAR testing for thousands of students in the district appeared in court Friday morning. Keontra Lamont Kenemore has since been charged with electronic access and interference, which is a third-degree felony. view article  arw

Fort Worth ISD to purchase 15 electric buses with bipartisan infrastructure grant

June 2408:31 AM
 

Fort Worth ISD will soon begin transforming its school bus fleet from diesel-burning buses to electric buses, thanks to over $6.1 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program. The EPA announced in a June 20 press conference that Fort Worth ISD is one of several Texas school districts included in its second round of funding and will allow the district to purchase 15 electric school buses. view article  arw

Region 9 holds mental health summit

June 2408:30 AM
 

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Region 9 hosted an event geared at helping educators learn to deal with stress and mental health on Wednesday morning. The event featured the retired principal of Columbine, who worked during the 1999 school shooting, encouraging teachers and staff to also focus on their well-being. The summit trains all leaders in the school on the importance of self-care when leading students through tough times. The three-day summit continues into the week with keynote speakers and breakout sessions centering on student’s physical and mental well-being. view article  arw

Waco ISD’s new Police Chief speaks on plans regarding safety, security within the district

June 2408:30 AM
 

WACO, Texas (KXXV) — He's a new face in new surroundings — newly named Waco ISD Police Chief Craig Goodman is using his 34 years of law enforcement experience to focus on the community. “We’re here to keep them safe — when you can build those relationships outside what we’re required to do by law, I think it just goes a long way,” Chief Goodman said. Where do you start with bridging the gap between officers and the Central Texas community? view article  arw

Royse City ISD Purchasing and Finance Departments receive awards

June 2408:30 AM
 

Royse City, TX (June 19, 2024) – Royse City Independent School District is proud to be recognized by The Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) with two prestigious awards: 2024 Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations and Award of Excellence in Financial Management. The Award of Merit was established in 2009 to recognize Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that are committed to following professional standards in the acquisition of goods and services. Each year, volunteers with the TASBO Purchasing & Supply Management Research Committee evaluate the award criteria to ensure it represents the latest best practices. They then review new and recertification applications. For 2024, only 77 recipients met the stringent criteria to qualify for the award. With 1,200 School Districts in the State of Texas, this is truly a prestigious award. view article  arw

ECISD 2023 Bond project making progress with two significant upgrades to schools district wide

June 2408:30 AM
 

June 18, 2024 – I’ve interview lots of folks but not many as equal to caring for kids as my honoree for this week’s article is. Mrs. LaTisha Guillory is changing our North Channel children’s lives to ensure they’ll have the education to set their goals as high as they want and reach them. Some say that a good education can change anyone and a good teacher like Guillory can change everything. The Galena Park ISD educator is proving just how much teachers have the power to ignite the passion and love for learning that students need to succeed. Mrs. LaTisha Guillory, an English teacher at North Shore Senior High 10th Grade Center, was named the 2023 Houston Area Alliance Black School Educator (HAABSE) Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year for the entire Houston area in February 2024, a recognition given to educators who exemplify excellence in their field. The purpose of the Outstanding Teacher Awards is to say “thank you” to teachers for the outstanding job they do in working with children. The HAABSE Retired Educator’s Committee reviewed applications, determined and interviewed finalists and then selected the recipients. view article  arw

Arlington ISD approves 2024-25 budget, despite $25.5 million deficit

June 2408:30 AM
 

Arlington ISD trustees seemed cautiously optimistic as they approved the district’s budget for the next year, despite a red-font $25.5 million deficit decorating the plan.  view article  arw

Arlington ISD approves 2024-25 budget, despite $25.5 million deficit

June 2408:30 AM
 

Arlington ISD trustees seemed cautiously optimistic as they approved the district’s budget for the next year, despite a red-font $25.5 million deficit decorating the plan.  view article  arw

Coalition Urges Gov. Abbott to Call Special Session Over Election Integrity

June 2408:30 AM
 

The letter requests the creation of an independent state-level authority to prosecute election crimes and a thorough examination of the voter rolls to verify U.S. citizenship before November’s presidential election. view article  arw

Katy ISD to look at revisions to cellphone, bus policies for 2024-25 school year

June 2408:28 AM
 

Katy ISD students may have different policies in regard to cellphone use and bus riding for the 2024-25 school year, as district officials presented revisions to the 2024-25 student code of conduct at the board of trustees' June 17 work study meeting. view article  arw

‘He’s afraid to leave his home’ | Arrests made after mother says teenage son was attacked on Pflugerville ISD school bus

June 2408:28 AM
 

Kelsie Trevino said her 13-year-old son is still reeling from an attack on a Pflugerville ISD school bus on June 18. Two adults were arrested and charged in the incident, while two juveniles involved were also arrested, according to the school district. The charges include injury to a child, engaging in organized criminal activity and assault with bodily injury. view article  arw

EPA grants $6.1 million to Fort Worth ISD for electric buses

June 2408:27 AM
 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is granting more than $6.1 million to Fort Worth ISD for new, electric buses. Thursday, the district celebrated the award and highlighted how the program will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save schools money and better protect children’s health. view article  arw

South San ISD will have school marshals this fall — but they won’t be teachers

June 2408:25 AM
 

Unable to fill vacancies in its police department, South San Antonio Independent School District has decided to employ school marshals to comply with a state mandate requiring an armed guard on every campus. Trustees unanimously approved the program on Wednesday, joining scores of districts statewide that have resorted to arming staff as they face a lack of state funding to cover new peace officer positions and a shortage of qualified applicants to fill them. view article  arw

Brownsville ISD trustee to serve on TASB advisory committee

June 2408:25 AM
 

Brownsville Independent School District trustee Daniella Lopez Valdez said she will use her election to the Legislative Committee of the Texas Association of School Boards to advocate directly to state leaders in Austin for full funding for Texas public schools. Lopez Valdez was elected to the committee at TASB’s Summer Leadership Institute in San Antonio a week ago. Speaking with The Brownsville Herald on Tuesday, she said the appointment comes at a critical time for Texas public schools, with the Legislature still holding onto billions of dollars in funding for public schools in a showdown with Gov. Greg Abbott over vouchers. view article  arw

‘There were red flags’: Mom says she tried to warn districts about now- former Denton ISD employee accused of online solicitation of a minor

June 2408:25 AM
 

The Denton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a two-day sting operation that led to the arrest of 23 individuals. 27-year-old Justin Wallace Carter, a now-former employee at Denton High School, was among the individuals arrested on Friday, June 14th. He was charged with online solicitation of a minor. Carter's social media accounts show he was an assistant football coach at Denton High School. Court records show he worked in the school's special education department. view article  arw

Houston ISD parent files complaint against administrator who made ‘scoreboard’ remarks at meeting

June 2408:25 AM
 

A Houston ISD parent filed a formal complaint this week against a high-level district administrator who seemed to taunt community members by repeatedly saying "scoreboard" during a recent school board meeting that became contentious. view article  arw

Midland ISD STAAR test results released

June 2408:25 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the spring 2024 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) 3-8 results of Friday, June 14. The percentage of MISD students meeting grade-level standards in reading increased in grades 4-7, with a 6 percent increase in 4th grade, according to spring 2024 preliminary reports. MISD also saw gains in fifth and sixth-grade math, with a six percentage-point increase in 5th-grade math. view article  arw

Katy ISD principals push back on proposed pajama ban, because pajamas are fun

June 2408:25 AM
 

Katy ISD principals oppose a proposal to ban pajamas from the school district's dress code, saying such a rule could hamper fun incentives or spirit weeks with little benefit, a district official told the board of trustees Monday. A 2024-25 dress code proposal for the district's board of trustees had recommended banning pajamas from schools, but a committee from the district pushed back. view article  arw

Keller ISD adopts balanced 2024-25 budget without teacher pay raises, layoffs, district said

June 2408:23 AM
 

Keller ISD is cutting costs every which way. On Fridays during summer months, district staff do not work. Recently, administrators made Monday a remote work day. After all, working from home saves the district thousands of dollars, Superintendent Tracy Johnson said during a June 20 board meeting. view article  arw