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Repost!  This title is an eye catcher: The Pandemic Is Driving America's Schools Toward A Financial Meltdown. As an educator, I am very sensitive to this subject; a financial meltdown creates a serious scenario for me. Then, the paragraph below really caught my attention. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Dr. Matthew Smith, Chief of Staff, Leander ISD, has been named New Super of Belton ISD .

Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent,Big Sandy ISD, has been named New Super of Harelton ISD.

Erin Fasel,, Assistant Superintendent, Johnson City ISD, has been named New Super of Ganado ISD.

Christopher Ulcak, Assistant Superintendent, Goliad ISD, has been named New Super of Moulton ISD.

Roger WIlliam Ellis, Superintendent, Gold-Burg ISD, has been named New Super of Rio Hondo ISD.

Jill Gaston, High School Principal, Wells ISD, has been named New Super of Wells ISD.

Wendi D. Russell, Interim Superintendent, Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD, has been named New Super of Navarro ISD.

Dr. Beau Rees, Superintendent, Montgomery ISD, has been named New Super of Weatherford ISD.

Chris Wade, Superintendent, Ralls ISD, has been named New Super of Smyer ISD.


40 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Lumberton ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Vacant Quanah ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant Farmersville ISD; Search by: Farmersville ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant La Porte ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Trenton ISD - Jeremy Strickland, High School Principal,Trenton ISD; Search by: Trenton ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Colmesneil ISD; Search by: Wells, Peyton, Greenberg & Hunt LLPINFO
Vacant Center ISD; Search By Jim Largent, Largent Consulting Services, LLCINFO
Vacant Winona ISD; Search by: Wes Hickey & WISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Lake Travis ISD; Search By: Lake Travis ISD - Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Region 7 ESC Executive Director; Search By: Thompson & Horton , LLP - David Thompson and Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Vacant Baird ISD - Dr. Tim Little, Superintendent,Perryton ISD; Region XIV Education Service CenterINFO
Vacant Texas City ISD; Search By: Texas City ISD - Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Royal ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Region 2 ESC; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Mullin ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C. (search suspended)INFO
Vacant Booker ISD; Search by: Educational Solutions and Services, Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Vacant Alba-Golden ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant McCamey ISD; Search by: Ronnie Golson & McCamey ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Bellevue ISD - Search by: Region 9 ESC; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Spearman ISD; Search By: Spearman ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Pilot Point ISD; Search by: Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett PCINFO
Vacant Holliday ISD; Search by: Holliday ISD & Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Ralls ISD; Search by: Ralls ISD Board of Trustees Assitsted by Region 17 ESCINFO
Vacant Merkel ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Vacant White Deer ISD; Search by: White Deer ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16INFO
Vacant Montgomery ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Shallowater ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
Vacant El Campo ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Gregory-Portland ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant George West ISD; Search by: George West ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Beeville ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Kingsville ISD; Search conducted by O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo with Dr. Abelardo Saavedra and Dr. Daniel KingINFO
Lone Finalist Big Sandy ISD - Mike Burns, Assistant Superintendent,Malakoff ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Blooming Grove ISD - Rick Hartley, Superintendent; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Lone Finalist West Sabine ISD - Cristal Joslin, Director of Federal Programs,Jasper ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Winnsboro ISD - Dave Wilcox, Assistant Superintendent,Atlanta ISD; Search by: Hardy Cook & Hardy, P.C. adINFO
Lone Finalist Jasper ISD - James Seybold, Director of Operaitons,Jasper ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Randolph Field ISD - Brian Holt, Superintendent,Booker ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Ector ISD - Jennifer Morris, Elementary Principal,Ector ISD; Search by: ECISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Sweetwater ISD - Dr. Drew Howard, Dir. of School Governance,Texas Education Agency; Region XIV Education Service CenterINFO
Lone Finalist Celina ISD - Dr. Tom Maglisceau, Assistant Superintendent,Rockwall ISD; Search by: Celina ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Galena Park ISD - Dr. John C. Moore, Associate Superintendent,Galena Park ISD; Search by DRV Executive Services, Fred Rush & Dale DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Marlin ISD - Dr. Darryl J. Henson, Assistant Superintendent,Cedar Hill ISD; Search by: Educational Solutions and Services, Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Lone Finalist Grand Prairie ISD - Linda Ellis, Interim Superintendent,Grand Prairie ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Rosebud-Lott ISD - James Rosebrock, Superintendent,George West ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Marathon ISD - Dr. Peter H. Price, Director of Social & Emotional Learning,Austin ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Santa Anna ISD - Todd White, Assistant Superintendent,Perryton ISD; Search By: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Comanche ISD - Daron Worrell, Superintendent,Rocksprings ISD; Search by: Gary Speegle & Comanche ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist South San Antonio ISD - Marc Puig, Superintendent,Beeville ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo & Moak, Casey & AssociatesINFO
Lone Finalist Wharton ISD - Dr. Michael J. O'Guin, Assistant Superintendent,Hays CISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Carrizo Springs ISD - Jose Cervantes, Superintendent,Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Early ISD - Dr. DeWayne Wilkins, Superintendent,Gordon ISD; Search By: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Crowell ISD - Donald Rhodes, Superintendent,Damon ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Manor ISD - Dr. Andre Spencer, Executive Superintendent,New York City Dept. Education; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
New Super Breckenridge ISD - Bryan Allen, Superintendent,Merkel ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Iredell ISD - Ben Eubanks, Elementary Principal,Hico ISD; Search by: Iredell ISD Board of trustees adINFO
New Super Sealy ISD - Bryan Hallmark, Assistant Superintendent,Georgetown ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Smyer ISD - Chris Wade, Superintendent,Ralls ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Weatherford ISD - Dr. Beau Rees, Superintendent,Montgomery ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C.INFO
New Super Navarro ISD - Wendi D. Russell, Wendi D. Russell,Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Wells ISD - Jill Gaston, High School Principal,Wells ISD; Search by: Wells ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
New Super Belton ISD - Dr. Matthew Smith, Chief of Staff,Leander ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Harleton ISD - Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent,Big Sandy ISD; Search by: Harleton ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Ganado ISD - Erin Fasel, Assistant Superintendent,Johnson City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Moulton ISD - Christopher Ulcak, Assistant Superintendent,Goliad ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Rio Hondo ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Slaton ISD - Jim Andrus, Assistant Superintendent,Slaton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Iraan-Sheffield ISD - Tracy Canter, Executive Director Special Services,Ector Coutny ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO

Dan Charles Grounds - former Paint Creek ISD Superintendent

May 2707:06 AM

Dan Charles Grounds, 83, of San Angelo, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at San Angelo Nursing and Rehab. Viewing will be Thursday, May 28, 2:00pm-4:00pm at Harper Funeral Home, and private graveside services will be at Talpa Cemetery on Friday.Dan had a long career in the Texas Public School System and retired as Superintendent of the Grape Creek school system.  view article  arw

Analysis: Rising property values — and taxes — during an economic slump BY ROSS RAMSEY

May 2705:41 AM

Many Texas property owners are sweating potential increases in their taxes, which are based on property values that don't reflect a pandemic, an oil price collapse or a slumping economy.  Texans can now eat in shopping mall food courts, go bowling, drink in bars, eat in restaurants, watch rodeos, get their hair fixed — and get steaming mad about their property taxes.  One of those activities was never interrupted. But between the pandemic and the economic slump, property owners’ annual anguish over property appraisals and taxes has shifted.  Local governments that rely heavily on property taxes to pay for everything from public schools to police to parks are squeezed — but so are their taxpayers.   (27) view article  arw

Texas recommends people bring their own hand sanitizer to vote this summer

May 2705:26 AM

With voting in the primary runoff election starting next month in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the Texas secretary of state on Tuesday issued “minimum recommended health protocols” for elections, including a suggestion that voters bring their own hand sanitizer to the polls and that they "may want to consider" voting curbside if they have symptoms of COVID-19.  In an eight-page document, Secretary of State Ruth Hughs laid out checklists for voters and election workers that range from self-screening for symptoms to increased sanitation of voting equipment — none of which are binding and many of which were already being considered by local election officials planning for the first statewide election during the coronavirus pandemic.   (27) view article  arw

Longview:  Trustees approve incentive pay for early retirement

May 2705:00 AM

During a special meeting May 26th, the Longview ISD Board of Trustees approved incentive pay for early resignation of professional staffers.  The early retirement incentive payment is for professional staff currently under contract, with a deadline to submit their form by June 4th.  Full-time professional employee who meet all the requirements will receive a $2,500 incentive included in their final paycheck for 2019-20; while part-time professional employees who meet all requirements will receive $1,250 in their final paycheck.  Dr. James Hockenberry, Assistant Superintendent of District Services, said the incentive payment "will be subject to all legally required deductions."  According to the Texas Education Code, educators employed under a probationary, term, or continuing contract are required to provide notice of resignation without penalty, at any time up until 45 days before the first day of instruction of the following school year.  Dr. Hockenberry said in order to allow additional time to plan staffing for the 2020-2021 school year, LISD is offering this one-time incentive to eligible employees for their early notice of resignation.  The first twenty-five employees who meet the basic requirements are eligible for the incentive.    (27) view article  arw

Manor ISD announces lone finalist for the district’s new superintendent

May 2606:21 AM

MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — The Manor ISD Board of Trustees announced Dr. Andre Spencer as the lone finalist for the district’s new superintendent after a lengthy search involving over 35 candidates.  Dr. Spencer currently serves as an Executive Superintendent in the New York City Department of Education. Additionally, he served as the Superintendent of Schools for Harrison School District 2 in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 2013-2018. He also worked in the Baltimore Public School System for 13 years as a science teacher, assistant principal, principal and network team lead.   (27) view article  arw

Preventive Law: Special Edition - Pomp and Circumstance and Other Music at Graduation

May 0708:35 AM

We get questions at this time of year regarding music at graduation. The first most common question is “Can the school use Pomp and Circumstance as the entry/exit music?” The question arises because the school has been cautious about using music that is protected by copyright. The person who owns the copyright in a musical work owns the right to determine if the work 0may be performed publicly, though this right is not absolute and is tempered by the doctrine of “fair use.”

Preventive Law: COVID and FERPA – An Uneasy Relationship

May 0708:35 AM

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school shutdowns across the nation forcing districts to transition to remote learning to educate kids, there has been a complete upheaval in terms of how we deliver and collect information about our students. Teachers are reaching out virtually—through video and teleconferencing—at untraditional times of the day, to entire groups of students and their parents. To paraphrase the Secretary of Education, it is the “ingenuity, innovation and grit” of our educators that has given rise to new situations and new questions surrounding student privacy.

May 2020 Bond List

February 2405:23 AM

Bond Election Data collected by for public school bonds in the upcoming May 2020 election cycle.

Killeen ISD cancels bond election

May 2708:43 AM

KILLEEN, Texas- Killeen ISD will not have the bond election that was planned for May 2nd.  The Board of Trustees voted to cancel the $265 million bond election back on March 31st.  The multi million dollar bond would have provided new schools for growth, addressed aging facilities, and renovated and expanded existing high schoolstadiums.   (27) view article  arw

Killeen ISD Board cancels bond election

May 2708:41 AM

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) On Tuesday night, the Killeen ISD Board of Trustees voted to cancel the $265 million bond election.  The district says it wants to focus on the current health and safety of students and staff before they return to campuses in August.  The board initially voted to postpone the bond election on March 31, after Governor Greg Abbott signed a proclamation allowing political subdivisions to postpone elections scheduled in May because of COVID-19. view article  arw

Edgewood ISD Back in Hands of Elected Board for First Time in 4 Years

May 2708:41 AM

A fully elected board now governs Edgewood Independent School District for the first time since mid-2016, when the Texas Education Agency intervened in the Westside district for governance issues that left trustees deadlocked on important issues like hiring a superintendent and filling a board vacancy.  On Tuesday night, trustees Dina Serrano and Luis Gomez took their oaths of office to sit on the governing board, joining trustees Stella Camacho, Timothy Payne, Martha Castilla, Joseph Guerra, and James Hernandez.  Serrano and Gomez were elected in November 2018, but had to wait their turn to cycle onto the board, in line with TEA’s prescribed transition process from an appointed board of five to an elected board of seven. As part of that process, the last two members of the TEA-appointed board of managers, Frank Espinosa and Roy Soto, will cycle off the board.   (27) view article  arw

Austin ISD parents, advocates call for more transparency in superintendent search

May 2708:41 AM

Tuesday, a group of Austin ISD parents and advocates sent the district a letter calling for more communication and transparency.  The letter says a growing number of community members are concerned about recent AISD actions which they say highlight long-standing inequities.  Specifically, the group takes issue with the current search for a new superintendent. view article  arw

Austin ISD parents say superintendent search shouldn’t happen during a pandemic

May 2708:41 AM

A group of parents and community activists has sent a letter to the Austin Independent School District's Board of Trustees, asking members to reconsider the process for hiring a new superintendent. The letter, signed by hundreds of people, criticizes the district for still trying to hire someone by August. 

Businesses Might Be Reopening, But Nothing About Coronavirus Has Changed

May 2708:40 AM

Since mid-March, there has been much focus on the immediate future and “the curve.”  Whether the curve has been flattened or not, we are reopening the economy and that has sent a signal that normality is returning. However, what will likely happen in the next month or two is woefully inadequate information for planning. For the immediate future, the only thing that will change is people’s behavior. The coronavirus may wane with the change of seasons, but that is unknown. Behavior and seasonality are the two main variables that control our future. view article  arw

Mother Jones: The Incredible But True Story of ECOT, Ohio’s Virtual Disaster

May 2708:40 AM

This is the incredible but true story of the improbable rise and precipitate collapse of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), which sucked nearly $1 billion out of public schools in Ohio over nearly 20 years. It was written by James Pogue and published by Mother Jones in 2018.  Read this article in full. view article  arw

Midland ISD releases survey about school calendar

May 2708:40 AM

Midland ISD has released a survey to parents and teachers that includes questions about benefits and drawbacks of the current and alternative school district calendars.  District leaders said during their last board meeting that staff needed to gain input from parents and teachers about an alternative calendar that Superintendent Orlando Riddick and his staff are promoting. The alternative calendar has an earlier start date, later end date and allows for multiple weeks off in October and for spring break, along with traditional time off for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The Midland ISD board earlier in the spring approved the current calendar that’s in place, but staff again made a presentation for the alternative calendar during the May board meeting. view article  arw

Houston ISD families may be eligible for additional $285

May 2708:40 AM

Due to school closures from COVID-19, Texas received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide more than $1 billion in pandemic food benefits to families with children that have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals.  Houston ISD families may be eligible to receive a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, a one-time benefit of up to $285 issued on an EBT card to assist families during the district's closure. view article  arw

Killeen ISD to provide free school supplies to all students

May 2708:40 AM

KILLEEN, Texas - Killeen ISD will be providing all of its students free school supplies for the upcoming school year, said the superintendent during Tuesday night's school board meeting.  The district says it will not be providing personal items like backpacks, lunchboxes, headphones, PreK nap mats and secondary PE uniforms. The district is planning for approximately 45,500 students in the fall. view article  arw

Food Service Employee In Everman ISD Tests Positive For Coronavirus

May 2708:40 AM

EVERMAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A child nutrition employee at Everman ISD who assisted with the distribution of meals during the school closures has tested positive for COVID-19, Superintendent Dr. Curtis Amos announced Tuesday.  “Out of an abundance of caution, meals prepared and distributed at Everman High School to students will be cancelled until further notice,” Dr. Amos said in a letter to faculty and parents. “During this time, the high school cafeteria will be deeply sanitized.” view article  arw

Baylor Scott & White to lay off 1,200

May 2708:40 AM

Employees at Baylor Scott & White Health, one of the largest hospital systems in Texas, are now facing layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts as the health care provider struggles with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit hospital said Tuesday it will eliminate about 3% of its workforce, or about 1,200 workers.  The hospital system did not say exactly how many — or for how long — employees would be put on furloughs and reduced pay.  The system employs at least 2,000 people in the Austin area, according to the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce website. Baylor Scott & White did not say Tuesday how the layoffs would affect its Austin area facilities. view article  arw

Most North Texas districts sticking to online summer school

May 2708:34 AM

WFAA reached out to districts to ask about their summer school plans and if there were any decisions made on the fall semester.  On June 1, school districts across the state have been given the green light reopen to schools for in-person summer school, but most North Texas school districts are sticking to online classes -- at least for June.  The Texas Education Agency says school systems may prioritize in-person summer school for students with academic gaps, students with disabilities or homeless students. view article  arw

WEBXTRA: Tyler ISD receiving $4.3 million grant from Cares Act

May 2708:30 AM

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - KLTV’s Jeff Chavez spoke with Dr. Marty Crawford, Superintendent of Tyler ISD on Tuesday.The district will be receiving a $4.3 million grant from the Cares Act. Dr. Crawford spoke on when the district will receive the grant and what the money will be used for. view article  arw

Some Fort Worth ISD Students To Return To Elementary Schools Next Week

May 2708:30 AM

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) -The first Fort Worth students to return to school classrooms will be back as early as next week after campuses were closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Four elementary schools in the district are preparing now to have students back on campus for summer school.  A total of about 300 students are expected across the four locations.  Most of them are bilingual, or English as a second language students, who the district determined would benefit from a learning environment difficult to create outside of the classroom. view article  arw

New Houston ISD police chief takes oath

May 2708:30 AM

Houston ISD’s new top cop is a veteran of Texas law enforcement — but with a Brooklyn accent.  Pedro Lopez, with 29 years with Houston Police Department, was sworn in Tuesday as police chief of HISD, the state’s largest school district. Come the next school year, he will lead about 180 officers to oversee the district’s 209,000 students returning to some form of classes amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. view article  arw

Lawsuit filed against Austin ISD over multiple alleged sexual assaults

May 2708:30 AM

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawsuit has been filed against the Austin Independent School District over multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault on AISD campuses.  The lawsuit alleges that in each of the four cases outlined in the suit, AISD staff never referred the cases to the district's Title IX coordinator once they knew of the allegations, even though doing so is required by the district's policies and procedures. The suit also states that in each incident, AISD never conducted its own investigations of sexual harassment or assault and did not provide any of the victims with counseling or other resources in a timely manner.  view article  arw

McKinney ISD 3rd- through 12th-graders to receive MacBooks

May 2708:30 AM

At their May board meeting Tuesday night, the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved an expansion of the district’s One to the World instructional technology program to include a laptop for every student in grades 3–12.   Since 2014, MISD has issued a MacBook to every ninth grade student for use throughout their four years of high school. Now, students third grade and up will receive a laptop that will be refreshed on a five year cycle. When third graders reach eighth grade, the district will issue them a new MacBook that they’ll use until they graduate. view article  arw

Baylor College of Medicine to use antibody testing to determine COVID-19’s prevalence in Houston

May 2708:30 AM

After months of emphasis on diagnostic screening, contact tracing and research into possible treatments, Houston is about to deploy a new tool in the effort to contain COVID-19: antibody testing.Baylor College of Medicine researchers last week presented evidence to school leadership that the blood test it developed to detect whether an individual has been infected with the coronavirus is highly accurate and ready for use in studies assessing the virus’ reach in the area. Such studies would provide the answer that has not been ascertainable because of the shortage of diagnostic testing. view article  arw

A laptop for every HISD student? District aims to meet goal in 2020-21

May 2708:30 AM

Houston ISD officials hope to provide every student with a district-issued laptop in 2020-21 and beyond, an ambitious target that would deliver much-needed technology to children but require voters to approve a bond package in the next several months.  Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said HISD officials are “working toward a goal” of buying computers throughout the upcoming school year for all 150,000-plus elementary and middle school students. HISD high school students already get computers under an initiative, known as PowerUp, started in 2014. view article  arw

Where we stand: What residents need to know about coronavirus in San Antonio

May 2708:30 AM

Notiice the second chart!  The Express-News has lifted the paywall on this article to provide critical information to our community. To support vital coverage of this and other topics, invest in a digital subscription. For regular updates on our coverage, sign up for our breaking news email alert.  (Click on headline. Scroll down to yellow bar chart.)    (22) view article  arw

Lufkin ISD Taps Amy Fain as New Brookhollow Principal Read More

May 2708:25 AM

According to a release today from Lufkin ISD,  Superintendent Lynn Torres announced that Amy Fain, previous Anderson Elementary principal, will be taking on the role as principal at Brookhollow Elementary. Mrs. Fain recently announced that she would be leaving the district to be with family in the College Station area. However, her plans changed, and she has now accepted the position at Brookhollow Elementary.  Mrs. Torres said, “Mrs. Fain has been with the district for fourteen years. Her experience as a teacher, instructional coach, and principal make her the perfect leader to work with the staff and students at Brookhollow. We said our goodbyes and were so sad to see that she would be leaving us, and as fate would have it, those plans did not work out. We are thrilled to have her back with us in this capacity.”   view article  arw

Pandemic Helps a Dallas ISD Valedictorian Focus on Future Plans

May 2708:25 AM

The end of the year for the class of 2020 didn't go as graduates had planned, but the future is still on course.  "I feel really lucky, actually, to be living in this time," Amber Miranda said. On Friday, Miranda had an online graduation ceremony for Dallas ISD's School for the Talented and Gifted.  "I'm the valedictorian of my class," Miranda said laughing. "I never dreamed I'd be valedictorian." view article  arw

Bowie ISD student-athletes rally to clean up city after tornado

May 2708:25 AM

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Damage from the tornado can still be seen at Bowie ISD’s athletic complex. With his school, and his students’ homes affected, Coach Cory Mandrell decided to rally his athletics and get to work.  “The more you drove around town the more damage you saw and it just kept getting worse. Didn’t know how bad until the next day when we drove through and it was kind of surreal,” Mandrell said, “kind of looked like a war zone.”  “Felt like a movie, actually,” said Bowie High School junior Colby Miler, “never thought I’d live through something like that.”  More than thirty athletes showed up to clear logs, limbs and other debris. view article  arw

Spring ISD board of trustees to discuss 2020-21 school year in special-called meeting May 28

May 2708:25 AM

As the 2020-21 school year is likely to be disrupted by COVID-19 according to the Texas Education Agency, the Spring ISD board of trustees called a special meeting to further discuss the matter May 28 at 6 p.m.  The TEA released guidelines May 7 for school districts statewide to take into consideration when finalizing their 2020-21 instructional calendars. While each school district has final authority over its own instructional calendar, the guidelines are meant to help minimize anticipated disruptions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. view article  arw

Canutillo ISD board approves pay raise for all employees

May 2708:25 AM

CANUTILLO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — The Canutillo Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Tuesday a two percent general pay increase for all employees for the 2020-21 school year.  Starting teacher pay would increase from $52,500 to $53,150 a year and all other teachers' pay will climb through pay-scale step increases.  I consider our faculty and staff our greatest assets," said Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz. “We truly appreciate the work they do in eucating and supporting our students.  Over the past four years, the district has been in a sound financial position to continually increase compensation. view article  arw

McKinney ISD names ‘Best of the Best’

May 2708:25 AM

Each spring, the faculty of McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School choose 15 seniors from each of their campuses who exemplify the very best of McKinney ISD.  Upon each of these 45 remarkable seniors, MISD bestows the highest honor a student can receive from the district – the Distinguished Student Award. view article  arw