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The next legislative session where many education issues will be decided is approaching quickly. We get to choose our representatives who will cast the votes deciding many crucial educational issues that impact our local school districts (health care, school funding, tax structure, and accountability systems). The election to make those choices will be November 6; educators must vote. Our participation in this election so important to the future of Texas. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Dr. Lisa A Gonzales, current Superintendent of Odem-Edroy ISD, has been named New Super of Kemp ISD.

Daron Worrell, current Middle School Principal of Sonora ISD, has been named New Super of Rocksprings ISD.

Jimmy Burns, current Superintendent of Hawley ISD, has been named New Super of Friona ISD.

Gary Bates, current Superintendent of Goodrich ISD, has been named New Super of Fort Sam Houston ISD.

 

31 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Mabank ISD; Search by: Jim Dunlap - Click Here for Application InstructionsINFO
Vacant South Texas ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Russo, Kyle P.C. and Mr. Gary Patterson INFO
Vacant West Sabine ISD; Search by: West Sabine ISD School Board adINFO
Vacant Desoto ISD; Search by: JG Consulting adINFO
Vacant Granbury ISD; Search By: Granbury ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Kennedale ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Flatonia ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Odem-Edroy ISD - Yolanda L. Carr;  Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino, Russo, Kyle and Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Carrizo Springs CISD; Search by: J. Cruz & Associates adINFO
Vacant Ennis ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant Bryson ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Goodrich ISD; Search by: Goodrich ISD School Board adINFO
Vacant Kingsville ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Hull-Daisetta ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Liberty Hill ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Hardin-Jefferson ISD ; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
Vacant La Villa ISD; Search by:  O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
Vacant Albany ISD; Search by: Albany ISD Board of School Trustees adINFO
Vacant Clifton ISD; Search by: Clifton ISD School Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Kilgore ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist New Boston ISD; Brian Bobbitt; Superintendent of Malta ISD; Search by: New Boston ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Cisco ISD; Dr. Ryan Stelle, Assistant Superintendent of Brookshire Royal ISD; Search by: Region 14 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Mt. Vernon ISD - Jason McCullough , Deputy Executive Director ​,Region 8 ESC; Search by: Education Solutions and Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Wolfe City ISD - Anthony Figueroa , Principal ,Blue Ridge High School; Search By: Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Santa Maria ISD - Mr. Martin Cuellar , Superintendent ,Progreso ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD - Dr. Mike A. Barrera , Asst. Supt. for Operations ,McAllen ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo infoINFO
Lone Finalist Dickinson ISD - Carla Voelkel , Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services ​,Dickinson ISD; Search by: Dickinson ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Roby CISD - Keith Cook , High School Principal ,Bangs ISD; Search by: Roby CISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist South San Antonio ISD - Dr. Alexandro M. Flores , Superintendent ,Palacios ISD; Search by: JG Consulting adINFO
Lone Finalist Balmorhea ISD - John Massey , Former Superintendent ,Dalhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Kemp ISD; Dr. Lisa A. Gonzales, Superintendent of Odem-Edroy ISD, Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Rocksprings ISD; Daron Worrell; Middle School Principal of Sonora ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESC InfoINFO
New Super Friona ISD - Jimmy Burns , Superintendent,Hawley ISD; Search By: Region 16 and Robin Fulce InfoINFO
New Super Fort Sam Houston ISD; Gary Bates, Superintendent of Goodrich ISD, Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevińo Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Robstown ISD - Dr. Jose Moreno , Superintendent ,La Vernia ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD  - Jose Cervantes , Superintendent ,La Villa ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO

Flooding closes Decatur HS through Wednesday

September 2408:38 AM
 

Decatur High School will be closed Monday through Wednesday after Friday’s torrential rains flooded portions of the building. One of the drains on top of the school collapsed sending water cascading into the building and flooding an area from the main entrance to near the gym, according to Decatur ISD Superintendent Judi Whitis. view article  arw

Columbus ISD closed today after threat made against school on social media

September 2406:36 AM
 

COLUMBUS, Texas (KTRK) --  Columbus ISD is closed today after the district became aware of a threat on social media, school officials say.   A message posted on the district's website says that the administration received word about the threat just before midnight.   "Columbus ISD takes the safety of our students and employees very seriously and it is our top priority.  view article  arw

Onalaska:  Message from the OISD Board of Trustees - Personnel Action

September 2405:12 AM
 

The OISD Board of Trustees took action today to accept the Voluntary Separation of Lynn Redden from the position of Superintendent.  view article  arw

Onalaska ISD superintendent resigns after quarterback comment

September 2404:45 AM
 

The Onalaska ISD superintendent who said "you can't count on a black quarterback" has resigned, calling his comments "wrong and inappropriate" in a letter addressed to the school board president. Lynn Redden, who made the comment Monday morning on the Chron.com Facebook page in reference to Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, submitted his resignation letter to the school board Saturday. view article  arw

New From TEA

September 2105:26 AM
 

TASA Legislative Priorities

September 1904:38 AM
 

During the 86th session of the Texas Legislature, TASA will support or initiate legislation that aligns with the association’s priorities and work with other associations and groups to advocate for the following priorities. A cornerstone priority of TASA members is local control and flexibility, as school districts must be able to respond to the differing needs of students, educators, parents, and communities they serve. view article  arw

November 2018 Bond List

September 1709:13 AM
 

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming November 2018 election cycle.

Preventive Law: Texas Supreme Court Achieves New Heights in Lows

September 0108:35 AM
 

In April this year the Texas Supreme Court appears to have sunk to a new low in rebutting not only the Me Too movement, but the common sense barometer. Before them was a sexual harassment case whose facts would shock the senses of most readers; the case involves a female school employee who claimed sexual harassment by her fellow female employees. See Alamo Heights Indep. Sch. Dist. v. Clark, 544 S.W.3d 755 (Tex. 2018).

Texas Parent PAC Endorses Legislative Candidates in 2018 General Election

September 2408:42 AM
 

Today the pro-public education Texas Parent PAC announces its endorsement of 54 legislative candidates in the November 6 general election. The endorsed candidates are a diverse collection of mature, proven leaders who seek to make Texas a better state, said PAC Chair Carolyn Boyle of Austin. They will be strong advocates for public education at the state Capitol. view article  arw

Tuloso-Midway ISD to seek state help (property tax)

September 2408:41 AM
 

Flint Hills Resources and the Nueces County Appraisal District have agreed to settle their legal dispute over property taxes. view article  arw

Killeen ISD interviewing board candidates privately

September 2408:40 AM
 

Sixteen people put their hats in the ring for the open Killeen Independent School District board seat, and the board has closed the application process. The board also closed the doors, interviewing several candidates for nearly three hours in a private session at its Sept. 11 meeting. The board has also declined to provide a list of the candidates. view article  arw

Sandy Hook-inspired program gets underway at Tyler ISD schools

September 2408:40 AM
 

A social initiative that found its roots in a deadly school shooting in Connecticut has kicked off at schools in the Tyler school district. HELLO stems from the Sandy Hook Promise Program, which was started by a group of parents who got together to help end school violence. HELLO is an acronym, where all of the letters stand for a word, and each word is also a theme for the week. view article  arw

Education Focus 2018: Austin ISD and Dripping Springs ISD funding information

September 2408:40 AM
 

Click here to view the photo gallery view article  arw

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Legal Issues for School Secretaries

September - October 2018

Arm your school’s first line of defense, your school secretary, with important and helpful information they can use every day. Provide practical methods for handling issues with legal implications a school’s front office frequently confronts. This training will include the latest on bullying, cyberbullying, reporting requirements for SBEC and CPS, FERPA, and social media issues.

 

Topics:

  • Admissions/Enrollment
  • Attendance
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Fingerprinting
  • First Amendment
  • Harassment & Discrimination
  • Residency
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sex Offenders
  • Social Media
  • Student Records

 

Who Should Attend:

School Secretaries, PEIMS Administrators, Office Managers, Attendance Clerks, Counselors

 

Registration Fee: 

$195 per person

 

When and Where:

9/18/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 7 ESC

9/24/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 18 ESC

9/25/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 12 ESC

10/2/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 11 ESC

10/9/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Plano, TX

10/10/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Austin, TX

10/11/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 14 ESC

10/12/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 16 ESC

10/25/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Cy-Fair ISD - Berry Center

10/29/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  McAllen Convention Center

 

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Governor Greg Abbott extendeds the State Disaster Declaration In September for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

September 2408:40 AM
 

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton, and Wilson counties view article  arw

House Bill 1638: Statewide Dual Credit Goals

September 2408:40 AM
 

House Bill 1638 (85th Legislature, Regular Session), as codified in Texas Education Code, Section 28.009 (b-1) and (b-2), requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to collaboratively develop statewide goals for dual credit programs in Texas. These goals provide guidance to institutions of higher education (IHEs) and independent school districts (ISDs) on components that must be in place to ensure quality dual credit programs are provided to Texas high school students. These statewide goals address enrollment in and acceleration through postsecondary education, performance in college-level coursework, and strong academic advising. view article  arw

House Bill 1638: Statewide Dual Credit Goals

September 2408:40 AM
 

House Bill 1638 (85th Legislature, Regular Session), as codified in Texas Education Code, Section 28.009 (b-1) and (b-2), requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to collaboratively develop statewide goals for dual credit programs in Texas. These goals provide guidance to institutions of higher education (IHEs) and independent school districts (ISDs) on components that must be in place to ensure quality dual credit programs are provided to Texas high school students. These statewide goals address enrollment in and acceleration through postsecondary education, performance in college-level coursework, and strong academic advising. view article  arw

Richardson ISD officials: Passage of Nov. 6 tax election needed to avoid multimillion-dollar deficit, provide teacher raises

September 2408:40 AM
 

For 11 years Richardson ISD has maintained a steady maintenance and operations tax rate, but in November the district will ask voters to contribute additional dollars toward its general fund—a move it says would cost the average homeowner an additional $305 per year.“We certainly know it is not an opportune time for our taxpayers with the increases they have seen with our appraisals, but we have waited as long as we can, and this is the time when we have to go ask our taxpayers for the increase,” RISD board of trustees President Justin Bono said. view article  arw

Charter schools offer choice, but public must be aware of impact: Column

September 2408:39 AM
 

IDEA Public Charter Schools plans to open 20 campuses across El Paso over the next five years. The expansion will provide students with additional educational choices and may stimulate competition with traditional public schools, but local residents need to be mindful of how such significant growth might impact public education across the city and for all of its students. First, it is important for local residents to understand that researchers consistently find that public charter schools and traditional public schools perform at similar levels, view article  arw

DATA: Dive into demographic and budget information from Leander ISD

September 2408:37 AM
 

With 40 elementary, middle and high schools plus two alternative schools, Leander ISD serves students across nearly 200 square miles. view article  arw

Health Services Monitoring DISD Tuberculosis Cases

September 2408:35 AM
 

Dallas ISD students and faculty are moving forward after two cases of tuberculosis were found at W.T. White High School. Dallas County Health and Human Services reported the disease in two brothers who most likely caught it from a relative that used to live with them, and said the patients have been receiving medical treatment for almost three months. view article  arw

Departing Deputy Superintendent at Dallas ISD Accused of ‘Employee Misconduct’

September 2408:35 AM
 

NBC 5 Investigates has learned that the abrupt resignation of Israel Cordero, deputy superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District, came after he was accused of workplace misconduct. Prior to his resignation, he had been placed on administrative leave, according to several sources. One source with direction knowledge told NBC 5 Investigates the misconduct allegations involved sexual harassment claims. view article  arw

Analysis: Dan Patrick and the reddest Texas Senate ever

September 2408:35 AM
 

Texas Democrats had a chance to limit Republican legislators' power in the state Senate. But with a special election loss this week, they may have cemented it instead.  Dan Patrick has the Texas Senate Bob Bullock always wanted.  And after this week’s special election in South and West Texas put Republican Pete Flores in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Patrick is in a great position to extend his run — assuming that he wins his own reelection bid in November. view article  arw

The Business of Charter Schools: A $45 Million Charter Deal

September 2408:33 AM
 

Long, long ago, almost everyone went to the neighborhood public school. The school had a principal, who was overseen by the superintendent. The superintendent answered to a local school board. Those were not idyllic times, to be sure, but no one ever imagined that there was profit to be found in the public schools, or that the public schools would one day be part of “the education industry.” All that is changed now. There are still neighborhood public schools, but now there is an industry that relies on entrepreneurs and market forces. You don’t have to be an educator to manage or operate or start a charter school (think tennis star Andre Agassi or football hero Deion Sanders). There are tax breaks for investors in charter schools. Charter school properties are bought and sold, like franchises or just ordinary real estate. They have no organic connection to the local community. The profit for entrepreneurs is to be found in the real estate transactions. view article  arw

Lewisville ISD, lawmakers discuss upcoming legislative session

September 2408:33 AM
 

Lewisville ISD officials met with local lawmakers last week to share their ideas of what they would like to see come out of the 86th Texas Legislature, which begins in January. Sen. Jane Nelson and State Reps. Tan Parker and Ron Simmons talked with administrators and school board members to discuss the items outlined in LISD’s recently adopted legislative agenda – accountability, school finance, educational equity and local control. With accountability, LISD has joined other districts across the state in opposing the new A-F ranking system for districts and campuses. District officials say there are a number of concerns with it, including how a grade is determined and that it relies so much on standardized testing. view article  arw

Creative Learning Initiative incorporates the arts in everyday learning at Austin ISD

September 2408:32 AM
 

If a community member visited Brentwood Elementary School in Central Austin, he or she would likely notice art on the walls, student-painted murals and music in the hallways.  Upon walking into a classroom like teacher Theresa Wood’s second grade, he or she would witness a lesson being taught using Creative Learning Initiativetechniques. Created as a partnership among Austin ISD, teaching company Mindpop and the city of Austin, CLI encourages educators to use techniques that forward learning through creativity and community engagement while building “arts-rich” campuses, Mindpop Executive Director Brent Hasty said. Through CLI—currently being implemented in 63 AISD campuses—teachers are trained to use flexible strategies to teach many different subjects, he said. view article  arw

Kilgore ISD to consider financial transactions

September 2408:31 AM
 

Kilgore ISD trustees Monday night are set to consider several financial transactions.  The board will consider recommendations by Chief Financial Officer Revard Pfeffer to amend the 2018-19 budget and amend a short-term lease agreement with Champion EMS. view article  arw

South San Students Decry Lack of Mental Health Resources in Community

September 2408:30 AM
 

When friends would ask Madisyn Donovan if she was okay, she would insist she was fine, but internally, she felt like she was at the bottom of a 10-foot pit and couldn’t escape.  Donovan, then a freshman at South San High School, had just enrolled in the early college program and was feeling more than the typical academic pressure of transitioning from middle school to college classes. view article  arw

Peaster ISD names new Trustee

September 2408:30 AM
 

Peaster ISD board of Trustees named a new trustee and construction project specialist at their Thursday evening meeting at the Peaster Administration Building.  view article  arw

Little Elm ISD superintendent shares vision for Lobo Lane

September 2408:29 AM
 

While the district’s primary focus is on building two new middle schools, officials are already thinking about how they could repurpose some of existing buildings. “We’re really excited about announcing to the community what our plan is for Lobo Lane,” said Superintendent Daniel Gallagher. Zellers is currently being used for Little Elm ISD’s central office. The plan is to reopen it as an elementary school. The building was previously used in that capacity, but closed in 2013 under the previous administration. view article  arw

Kilgore ISD trustees choose superintendent search firm

September 2408:29 AM
 

Kilgore ISD board members hired a firm Monday to assist them in their search for a permanent superintendent. Interim Superintendent Mike Morrison said the trustees interviewed several firms Monday night and chose to employ the Texas Association of School Boards’ Executive Search Services. Kilgore ISD will pay the firm $6,500 for its services, he said. Executive Search Services will provide a timeline for the district’s search for a permanent replacement “very soon,” Morrison said. view article  arw

Kilgore:  KISD trustees select firm in superintendent search

September 2408:29 AM
 

KISD is one step closer to finding a new, permanent superintendent.  At a special board meeting Monday, board members met and interviewed representatives from three firms specializing in finding qualified superintendency candidates: the Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Services, Arrow Educational Services, Inc., and Education Solutions & Services.  Each representative was allotted 30 minutes to deliver a presentation and be interviewed by trustees in closed session. Board president Reggie Henson said the decision to employ Joe Dan Lee from TASB was inspired in part by Lee being a local who knows the area well. view article  arw

Columbus ISD closed today after students reported threat posted on Snapchat

September 2408:27 AM
 

Columbus ISD is closed today after the district became aware of a threat on social media, school officials say. A message posted on the district's website says that the administration received word about the threat just before midnight. view article  arw