Congratulations to the following New Supers

Dr. Eric Williams, Superintendent, Loudin Co. Public Schools, Leesburg, VA. , has been named New Super of Clear Creek ISD.

Darrian Dover, Superintendent, Meadow ISD, has been named New Super of Queen City, ISD.

Dr. Jerry Gibson, Superintendent, Marshall ISD, has been named New Super of Galveston ISD.

Zach Crawford, High School & Jr. High Principal, Broaddus ISD, has been named New Super of Zavalla ISD.

Dr. James Young, Superintendent, La Poyner ISD, has been named New Super of Kemp ISD.

 

45 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Hallsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Martin's Mill ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Bridge City ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Mullin ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C. (search suspended)INFO
Vacant Rocksprings ISD; Search by: Larry Taylor and the Rocksprings ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Region One ESC Executive Director; Search by: Region One ESC Board of DirectorsINFO
Vacant Region One Deputy Director; Search by: Region One ESC Board of DirectorsINFO
Vacant Milano ISD; Search by: Milano ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Lone Oak ISD; ​Search by: Lone Oak ISD Board of Trustess & Interim Supt. Eddie WhiteINFO
Vacant New Caney ISD; INFO
Vacant Natalia ISD; Search by: Dr. Lana Collavo and Natalia ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Italy ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Vacant United ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Chico ISD; Search by: Chico ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Cotulla ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Floresville ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Vacant Granger ISD; Search by: Randy Willis & Dr. Rich ElsasserINFO
Vacant Mexia ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant D'Hanis ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Vacant Era ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Highland ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Vacant Tahoka ISD; Search by Region 17 ESCINFO
Vacant Sonora ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Marshall ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Mike Moses, David Thompson & Alfred RayINFO
Vacant Taft ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Lacaster ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
Lone Finalist Reagan County ISD - Eric Hallmark, Assistant Superintendent,Reagan County ISD; Search by: Region 18 ESC, Dr. Dewitt SmithINFO
Lone Finalist Industrial ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Glen Rose ISD - Trig Overbo, Superintendent,Jayton-Girard ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Midland ISD - Dr. Angelica Ramsey, Superintendent,Valley School Dist. Camarillo, California; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
New Super Hardin ISD - Scott Mackey, Elementary Principal,Hudson ISD; Search by: Hardin ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Flour Bluff ISD - Velma Soliz-Garcia, Assistant Superintendent,Gregory-Portland ISD; Search By: Joe Kelley, Flour Bluff ISD Acting Superintendent of SchoolsINFO
New Super Queen City ISD - Darrian Dover, Superintendent,Meadow ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Galveston ISD - Jerry Gibson, Superintendent,Marshall ISD; Search by:
Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Zavalla ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Kemp ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Booker ISD - Gary Mills,Perryton ISD; Search by: Educational Solutions and Services, Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
New Super Ponder ISD - Dr. Jeremy Thompson, Superintendent,Era ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
New Super Rockport/Aransas County ISD - Dr. Joshua Garcia, Exec. Dir. for Instructional Support,Mansfield ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO

In Memory of Stuart Bird

January 2208:59 AM
 

Mr. Bird passed away on Thursday.  After a lifetime dedicated to education, he will be missed by many.  Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. - from Troup ISD website

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Montgomery County health officials are contradicting their COVID experts, spreading misinformation

January 2208:41 AM
 

At least three elected officials who oversee the Montgomery County Hospital District are contradicting their own experts by spreading misinformation about COVID-19 on Facebook and questioning the effectiveness of face masks and vaccines, according to a review of their social media posts by the Houston Chronicle.  As county health officials stress the importance of masks, social distancing and the new COVID-19 vaccines, their messages are competing on social media with rampant falsehoods about the pandemic.    (22) view article  arw

How COVID-19 has impacted student performance in CFBISD

January 2208:40 AM
 

Student growth and achievement fell year-over-year in 2020 in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD due to the impact of COVID-19, while remaining higher than the national average.  Patty Parker, CFBISD’s director of research, testing and accountability, informed the district’s Board of Trustees on Jan. 14 that grades 3-7 all saw declines in math MAP testing scores in 2020 when compared to 2019. The largest drop was in sixth grade, with the average MAP math score falling to 53 from 77. The national average for math in grade 6 was 49.     (22) view article  arw

Facing a crush of COVID-19 patients, ICUs are completely full in at least 50 Texas hospitals

January 2206:59 AM
 

Across Texas, hospital intensive care units are being battered as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in a post-holiday surge. Dozens of facilities have reported that their ICUs have been at or above 100% capacity for weeks, leaving staff overworked and stretched thin.  Hidalgo County Health Authority Ivan Melendez says coming into COVID-19 units nowadays feels like going through a non-linear version of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  “You cry,” he told the Tribune. “There’s a lady that I’m taking care of that I’ve known since I was a child… we grew up together, and I know she’s going to die… It’s the same thing: ‘We got together for Christmas.’ Now we’re seeing the ramification of it.”  Across Texas, hospital intensive care units are being battered as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in a post-holiday surge. Dozens of facilities have reported that their ICUs have been at or above 100% capacity for weeks, leaving staff overworked and stretched thin.    (22) view article  arw

Kemp:  KISD announces new Superintendent

January 2206:43 AM
 

Dr. James Young, formerly of LaPoynor ISD, is introduced as the new Superintendent for Kemp ISD at their special board meeting Jan. 11. Congratulations James - js view article  arw

Austin ISD says students can return to campuses next week for in-person learning

January 2206:28 AM
 

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After recommending a switch to virtual learning for close to two weeks to parents, the Austin Independent School District plans to welcome students back on campuses on Monday, Jan. 25.  In a letter to parents from Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde, the district said the decision was made “because of the improvements we are seeing on our campuses and in our community.” The district also consulted with Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott on the matter.  The district reports there has been a 35% decrease in daily positive cases in schools since the first week back from winter break. A 28% decrease in the cumulative number of weekly cases since the first week back from winter break was also a factor on which Austin ISD based its decision. view article  arw

Beaumont ISD board votes against Memorial Stadium renaming at Thursday meeting

January 2205:00 AM
 

In 2018, the board of managers voted to change the name to Memorial Stadium. They felt it would "heal division" in the community.  The battle for renaming Beaumont Independent School District's stadium is over for now. The motion to rename Memorial Stadium failed by a 5-2 vote at Beaumont ISD's Thursday board meeting.  The board met to decide whether to change Memorial Stadium back to its original name, the Carrol 'Butch' Thomas Educational Support Center, honoring the former superintendent.    (22) view article  arw

Gov. Greg Abbott maintains hard line against cuts to city police budgets, remains silent on reform proposals

January 2205:00 AM
 

The Texas Legislature must step in and forbid cities from cutting their police budgets, Gov. Greg Abbott insisted Thursday, but he remained silent on calls for myriad changes to policing tactics or accountability that gained national momentum last year during protests against police brutality and racial injustice.  After hosting a roundtable discussion on public safety that included mostly law enforcement officials, Abbott laid out some of his public safety priorities for this year's legislative session at a press conference, saying that “Texas is a law-and-order state, and we are going to ensure that we keep it that way.”    (22) view article  arw

Dan Patrick asks Texas to revise coronavirus vaccine distribution plan as eligible people experience frustration trying to locate a dose

January 2205:00 AM
 

The lieutenant governor's request comes as distribution of the vaccine in Texas has been beset with miscommunication and technical issues that have created confusion for patients and providers, even as Texas outpaces other states in administering the vaccine.  His request comes as distribution of the vaccine in Texas has been beset with miscommunication and technical issues that have created confusion for patients and providers, even as Texas outpaces other states in administering the vaccine.    (22) view article  arw

Austin ISD welcomes students back to on-campus learning

January 2205:00 AM
 

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin ISD is welcoming students back to campus beginning on Monday, Jan. 25, as coronavirus indicators show signs of improvement.  In a letter to the AISD community on Thursday, Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde said every family who selected on-campus learning will be invited to return to campus once again next week.    (22) view article  arw

Next UISD Superintendent expected to be hired in May

January 2205:00 AM
 

After writing a letter two weeks ago clarifying the UISD’s replacement plans for longtime superintendent Roberto J. Santos, UISD’s board president wrote another on Tuesday. Ramiro Veliz III said that the next superintendent is expected to be hired in May. The board has “approved the timeline for the superintendent search process,” he wrote, which will prepare the next superintendent to be “ready to hit the ground running upon Mr. Santos’ retirement.”    (22) view article  arw

Taft ISD reaches out for the public’s help to find new superintendent

January 2106:56 AM
 

Taft ISD Board of Trustees are searching for a new superintendent to replace current administrator Ricardo Treviño, who will be retiring at the end of January.  The board employed Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Service for help. It requested that school personnel and the public be involved in developing a profile of the new superintendent's leadership qualities.  Board president Jimmie Adame encouraged all members of the community to share their thoughts and insights in a three-question online  questionnaire: surveys.tasb.org/s3/Taft-ISD-2021-Leadership-Survey     (21) view article  arw

Hallsville ISD trustees hire Arrow superintendent search firm, reschedule groundbreaking

January 2005:30 AM
 

HALLSVILLE — Hallsville ISD trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved the hiring of Arrow Educational Services to conduct the district’s superintendent search to replace Hallsville ISD Superintendent Jeff Collum.   Trustees accepted Collum’s resignation effective May 31 as he heads to serve as superintendent at Conway Public Schools in Conway, Arkansas. The search firm, based out of Maybank, was hired on at a cost of $6,500 and will begin work immediately, Hallsville ISD Board President Jay Nelson said.   (20)* view article  arw

Preventive Law: Who’s in Charge Here? Sorting Through Educational Decision-Making Rights for Students with Disabilities

January 0508:45 AM
 

When a child’s parents have undergone a divorce or another legal proceeding adjudicating rights and duties to a child, there is some basic information to be aware of as it relates to the child’s education. In the context of special education, a parent may present you with a copy of a court order and demand that it be followed in the process of providing services to the student.

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Center Open at Allen ISD’s Eagle Stadium

January 2208:40 AM
 

ALLEN (WBAP/KLIF)- The Allen Independent School District has partnered with the City of Allen and the Allen Fire Department (AFD) to assist with the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.   Allen ISD has designated the parking lot at Eagle Stadium as an official distribution location for the Allen Fire Department to administer vaccinations.  The vaccine is currently available to individuals who meet the criteria under Phase 1A or 1B definitions of the vaccination rollout as determined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). view article  arw

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Round Rock ISD temporarily closes Cedar Ridge High School due to rising COVID-19 cases

January 2208:40 AM
 

Round Rock ISD announced Jan. 20 it has temporarily closed on-campus instruction at Cedar Ridge High School for five instructional days due to the current number of COVID-19 cases and close contacts.  The closure follows recommendations provided by the Williamson County and Cities Health District. view article  arw

Carroll ISD School Board Hosts Special Meeting to Address Offensive Video Made by Students

January 2208:40 AM
 

It's been an emotional week for many in the Southlake community, after an online video went viral showing a group of Carroll ISD students repeating racial slurs. Friday morning, the Carroll ISD School Board held a special meeting to discuss the matter and to hear from concerned parents.  "As a community, it would be ignorant of us to say that racism does not exist in our schools -- it does," said Board President Sheri Mills. "It exists in our homes. It exists in our churches, our businesses, our community. It exists in our state. It exists in our country. What I hope to accomplish in today's meeting, in this special session, is to pledge together to work as a community to improve our conversations and our expectations." view article  arw

Duncanville ISD volunteers plan home visits to help reconnect with students

January 2208:40 AM
 

DUNCANVILLE, Texas — It is just a few weeks into the second half of what’s being described as a challenging school year. "It has been very interesting trying to navigate some of the challenges,” said Dr. Marc Smith, superintendent of Duncanville Independent School District. School administrators are exploring ways to be creative in reconnecting with some students during this pandemic.  Educators in Duncanville ISD say the home visits this weekend are all about reconnecting, engaging, and finding out what it is school staff can do to help students and parents. view article  arw

Texas school district expands COVID-19 rapid testing

January 2208:40 AM
 

Eanes ISD has administered approximately 200 of its 1,960 BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen tests to district staff thus far.  Officials with Eanes ISD have confirmed to KVUE the district is expanding its BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen testing to students, instead of only administering it to staff.  District officials said the tests they have will expire at the end of March. With that deadline looming, the district will broaden its testing base to students and staff in the next week or two, district officials told KVUE.  view article  arw

Despite COVID-19, Katy ISD anticipates balanced budget for coming school year

January 2208:40 AM
 

Though the overall effect that the coronavirus pandemic will have on Katy ISD remains unknown, district officials said they hope to pass a balanced budget for the 2021-22 school year.  KISD Chief Financial Officer Christopher Smith presented a kickoff for the budget process for fiscal year 2021-22 during a Jan. 19 board meeting. The budget process will continue over the coming months.   view article  arw

Harlandale’s plea for students to learn remotely gets quick response

January 2208:40 AM
 

SAN ANTONIO - More than 630 students in the Harlandale school district switched from on-campus learning to virtual today. That's after Superintendent Gerardo Soto asked parents on Tuesday to keep their kids at home as Covid-19 numbers continue to rise. "If our parents feel the child can strive and thrive in remote learning, then keep them at home for a few weeks," he says. Full-time and substitute teacher shortages along with the high positivity rate in the district prompted the request. view article  arw

Killeen ISD audit finds faulty data

January 2208:40 AM
 

Killeen Independent School District found data inaccuracies which, if left uncorrected, could result in lost state and federal funding.  “There were several data integrity issues that we found over several areas,” Greg Gibson told the Killeen ISD board at its first board meeting of the year Tuesday. view article  arw

Should schools be open? Families of campus staff lost to COVID-19 wrestle with risks, questions

January 2208:40 AM
 

Erick Ortiz slumped in a chair when he came back from Milby High School on Nov. 3. He told his wife that he had been on his feet for five hours, monitoring about 20 students taking the PSAT in his classroom. Her heart sank at the thought of him closed in a room with so many students. “I remember telling him, ‘Don’t tell me you walked around. Why didn’t you just stand there?’” Maria Ortiz said. “He said, ‘We have to stand and monitor them.’” About four days later, Erick Ortiz began feeling sick. He tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 8, and after a nearly month-long battle in which he was intubated, Ortiz died on Dec. 6. The science teacher was 52. view article  arw

Texas has a problem with its COVID-19 vaccination data, and the stakes are high. Now the state is scrambling to solve it.  BY KAREN BROOKS HARPER AND SHANNON NAJMABADI

January 2208:40 AM
 

After the staff at Austin’s Tarrytown Pharmacy hustled to vaccinate 500 vulnerable Texans and front-line workers over the holidays, pharmacist Rannon Ching logged into an online state system used to track the vaccines. Then he panicked. According to the system, his Tarrytown pharmacy hadn’t vaccinated anyone. The numbers on his screen indicated all 500 doses were still sitting on his shelf. “I freaked out thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, they’re not going to give me any [more] doses because they think I’m not giving anything,’” Ching said. view article  arw

Stroman Middle School in the Victoria I.S.D. temporarily moves to remote learning

January 2208:30 AM
 

VICTORIA, Texas -Staring Monday, January 25, 2021 students and staff at Stroman Middle School will move to remote learning for one week. The goal is to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Remote learning may be extended if adequate staffing is an issue. All other school campuses will continue to attend class in person at this time. The Victoria I.S.D. will continue having three sites for parents to get drive-up meals for students who are learning remotely. These campuses include Crain Elementary, Chandler Elementary, and O’Connor Elementary. Meal pick-up is available Mondays and Thursdays from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. view article  arw

Judson ISD to test students, staff for COVID-19 weekly to help detect asymptomatic cases

January 2208:30 AM
 

SAN ANTONIO – School officials at the Judson Independent School District are doing everything they can to keep their students and staff safe as they work to combat the coronavirus.  On Thursday, the school district began testing students and staff for the virus.  The school district is in partnership with Community Labs, who are conducting the weekly testing at 30 Judson ISD campuses.  Results for the tests can be expected in 24 hours for students and staff, according to district officials. Judson ISD said they’re focusing on asymptomatic transmission between students and staff to make sure there’s not a surge in cases. view article  arw

La Pryor ISD to switch to virtual learning beginning Friday due to COVID-related issues

January 2208:30 AM
 

LA PRYOR, Texas - New information if your child is part of the La Pryor Independent School District.  The district announced on its Facebook page on Thursday that they'll be switching to virtual learning for all students starting on Friday.  The decision comes as the district is seeing a shortage of staff due to COVID-related issues. They also have three in-person learning students that are positive, and their girls basketball team was exposed to a player from Falls City who tested positive after a game. view article  arw

Anthony ISD leader says school nurse has ‘become the most important person during this pandemic’

January 2208:30 AM
 

Anthony, Texas (KVIA) -- As school campuses reopen to more students in the Borderland, some staff members have been thrust into roles that put themselves at greater risk. It's especially true for school nurses. At the Anthony Independent School District, students have been back in classrooms for months. District leaders credit school nurse Marlene White for being one of the reasons they are able to stay open. view article  arw

Ysleta ISD to resume in-person learning February 1, District invests in classroom technology

January 2208:30 AM
 

The announcement comes for families that have opted to participate in either Hybrid Learning (on campus Monday-Thursday) or Face-to-Face Learning (on campus Monday-Friday). “Dependent on the number of students whose parents opt for them to return to campus for Face-to-Face Learning, there is a possibility that teachers may be called to serve as both the remote and face-to-face instructors,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Xavier De La Torre. “Collectively, we determined it would be in the best interest of our teachers to equip them with this additional technology in order to support the simultaneous instructional setting.” In order to prepare for the return of students to campuses for in-person instruction, Ysleta ISD teachers, staff, and full-time employees began reporting to their campuses and departments this week to resume normal workday schedules, utilizing all established health and safety protocols designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. view article  arw

San Angelo ISD announces departure of Bobcat Football Coach Brent Davis

January 2208:25 AM
 

SAN ANGELO, Texas – After 12 years leading the Central High School Bobcat football team, San Angelo ISD announces head football coach/campus athletic coordinator Brent Davis will be leaving the program. SAISD will begin the search for a new head coach expeditiously, reviewing both internal and external candidates view article  arw

Dallas ISD Mitigating Learning Loss TeleTown Hall

January 2208:25 AM
 

Dallas ISD families will receive a call to participate, but if you want to make sure you are on the call list, register here.  Do you have questions about Dallas ISD's plans to mitigate learning loss? Join Dallas ISD leaders at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in a TeleTown Hall meeting to learn more about the district's efforts to mitigate learning loss by adding learning time for students who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dallas ISD families will receive a call to participate, but if you want to make sure you are on the call list, register here. view article  arw

Schools for sale: Killeen ISD bidding process postponed

January 2208:25 AM
 

The Killeen Independent School District provided an update on the status of four school campuses slated to go on the market this year. The Killeen ISD school board voted in favor of the sale of four schools at an Oct. 27 board meeting, but the schools aren’t officially up for sale just yet. The four former Killeen schools are: view article  arw

Lewisville:  LISD to host public hearing on performance report

January 2208:25 AM
 

The Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees will hold a hearing for public discussion on the 2019-20 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) in a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the LISD Administrative Center, 1565 W. Main St. in Lewisville. view article  arw

Boerne ISD to vaccinate 70 employees for COVID-19 through partnership with University Health

January 2208:25 AM
 

SAN ANTONIO – Some employees with the Boerne Independent School District will receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to district officials.Boerne ISD, in partnership with the San Antonio University Health System, will vaccinate 70 employees that were selected, based on if they qualify under the phase 1B criteria.  District officials said they sent personal invitations to the qualifying staff members to participate. view article  arw

Dallas ISD Launching Innovative Programs Next School Year

January 2208:25 AM
 

Dallas ISD is looking forward to brand new programs later this year, one of which could help transform the Oak Cliff community.  Franklin D. Roosevelt High School is expanding its campus to bring in some programs that have a huge emphasis on public health and public safety. School leaders say with the pandemic, it couldn't be more timely.  Starting next school year, 2021-2022 the high school is adding in programs for patient care technician training, firefighting and EMT training, and other courses in the humanities and arts to help train the next generation of public health leaders. view article  arw