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Congratulations to the following New Supers

Michael Walker, Assitstant Superintendent, Jefferson ISD, has been named New Super of Jefferson ISD.

Chris Allen, Superintendent, Marble Falls ISD, has been named New Super of Midway ISD.

Richard Cooper, Corrigan-Camden ISD, has been named New Super of Wills Point ISD.

Dr. Karen Engle, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Ed., Clear Creek ISD, has been named New Super of Clear Creek ISD.

 

70 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Schulenburg ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Seagraves ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services & Dr. Doug KarrINFO
Vacant Little Elm ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Meridian ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Ferris ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Region 4 Executive Director; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Joshua ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Mercedes ISD; Search by: Merceded ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Hubbard ISD
(Region 12); Search by: Dr. Danny Lovett, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESC New Timeline!INFO
Vacant Boyd ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Vacant Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C  Short Timeline!INFO
Vacant Grapevine-Colleyville ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Lefors ISD; Search by: Lefors ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Knippa ISD; Search by: Knippa ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Highland Park ISD; Search by: Hazard, Young, Attea, and Associates: Max McGee, President & Dr. Jim Largent, AssociateINFO
Vacant Northside ISD; Search by: Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Adrian ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Whiteface CISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Dr. Kyle Wargo, Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Liberty ISD; Search by: Liberty ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Uvalde CISD; Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Somerset ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Jeanette Winn MoczygembaINFO
Vacant Region 5 Executive Director; Search by: Region 5 Esc Board of Directors and Dr. Robert Nicks, Educational Consultant Extended Timeline!INFO
Vacant Kenedy ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Saul HinojosaINFO
Vacant White Oak ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant McKinney ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Throckmorton Collegiate ISD; Search by: Collegiate Edu-Nation, Dr. Nelson CoulterINFO
Vacant Lamesa ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services Updated Timeline!INFO
Vacant Florence ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Sherri BaysINFO
Vacant Clarksville ISD; Search by: Clarksville ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Bluff Dale ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Miller Grove ISD; Search by: Dr. Danny Lovett, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESCINFO
Vacant Evadale ISD; Search by: Powell Law Group, LLP, Dr. Shaun Barnett, Dickey HazlewoodINFO
Vacant Mercedes ISD; Search by: Mercedes ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Giddings ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Grapeland ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Kerrville ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Detroit ISD; Search by: Detroit ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Paint Creek ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Vacant Stamford ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Vacant Navarro ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Sherri BaysINFO
Vacant Morton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Dr. Kyle Wargo, Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Three Way ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Callisburg ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Vacant Corrigan-Camden ISD; Search by: Leon|Alcala PLLCINFO
Lone Finalist Pettus ISD - Dr. Katie Atkins , Assistant Superintendent,Westwood ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Hillsboro ISD - Dr. Darrell Brown, Superintendent,Birdville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Hamilton ISD - Dr. Harper Stewart, Superintendent,Meadowland Charter District; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Electra ISD - Don Hasley, Principal,Electra ISD; Search by: Electra ISD Board of Trustees and Ted WestINFO
Lone Finalist Yorktown ISD - Gerald Nixon, Principal,Tarkington ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Lone Finalist White Deer ISD - Duane Limbaugh, Superintendent,Schulenburg ISD; Search by: White Deer ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Nathan Maxwell, Exec. Dir., Troy Seagler, Associate Exec. Dr.  INFO
Lone Finalist Vysehrad ISD - Robin Trojcak, Assistant Superintendent,Gonzales ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD - Chris Allen, Superintendent,Marble Falls ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster INFO
Lone Finalist Northwest ISD - Dr. Mark Foust, Superintendent,Kerrville ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Lone Finalist Southwest ISD - Dr. Jeanette Ball, Superintendent,Judson ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Jourdanton ISD - Dr. Tracy Canter, Superintendent,Iraan-Sheffiend Collegiate ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Jeanette Winn MoczygembaINFO
New Super Midland ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Wills Point ISD; Search by: Wills Point ISD assisted by Dr. Bruce WoodINFO
New Super Groesbeck ISD - Anthony Figueroa, Superintendent,Wolfe City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO

School Safety Standards FAQ Webinar

January 2708:40 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is committed to supporting local school systems in their efforts to improve the safety and security of school facilities for students, staff, and visitors. An important component of preventing school violence is addressing physical factors and facility needs on campuses. This TAA provides additional information related to minimum safety standards for education facilities in Texas. view article  arw

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he’ll run for reelection in 2026, reversing previous plan to retire

January 2605:00 AM
 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday he will “absolutely” run for reelection in 2026, a reversal from previous comments he made saying this would be his final term. “I really love what I do,” Patrick said, praising the collegiality of the state Senate he leads. “I’m in good health, and I just won by eight hundred and thirty-some thousand votes, so why wouldn’t I come back? I think we’ll be in good shape in ’26 in the primary and the general.” Patrick won a third term last year by 12 percentage points, defeating Democrat Mike Collier. Patrick said prior to that election cycle that if he won reelection in 2022, “that’ll be my last term.” “That’ll be time,” Patrick said in July 2020. “I’m kind of a term-limits guy. That’ll be 12 years as lieutenant governor, if I’m blessed enough to win again.”    (27) view article  arw

November 2022 Bond List

August 2908:53 AM
 

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming November 2022 election cycle.

For the birds! Texas Capitol getting new roof to fix leaks, seal openings from birds

January 2708:41 AM
 

The Texas Legislature has been dealing with a lot of poop. About 200 pounds of it to be exact. The Texas Legislature has been dealing with a lot of poop. About 200 pounds of it to be exact. That is how much bird poop and trash construction workers at the Texas Capitol Building have cleared out near the iconic dome in the heart of Austin. Since August, the 134-year-old building has been under repairs again, this time for a $25 million roof replacement. While the dome itself isn’t under construction, workers are trying to close off areas that birds have been able to penetrate for years.    (27) view article  arw

Virginia: After a 6-year-old shot a teacher in class, criticism mounts for Virginia school district as officials leave posts

January 2708:35 AM
 

The fallout is widening in the Virginia school district where a 6-year-old allegedly shot his teacher in the chest earlier this month, with school officials leaving their posts in the face of a potential lawsuit amid questions about whether the shooting was preventable. Ebony Parker, the assistant principal at Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, resigned Wednesday, a district spokesperson told CNN hours before the school board voted to oust superintendent George Parker III, whose last day is scheduled for February 1. The board has appointed an interim superintendent. view article  arw

Newport News School Was Warned 3 Times That 6-Year-Old Had a Gun, Lawyer Says

January 2708:35 AM
 

In the hours before a 6-year-old boy shot his first-grade teacher in Virginia this month, school leaders were warned three times that the boy might have a gun, a lawyer for the teacher said on Wednesday, including requests from employees to search the boy’s pockets and a report from another child who said that the boy had shown him the gun at recess. view article  arw

Arlington ISD superintendent announces retirement

January 2708:29 AM
 

It’s official: Yet another superintendent has decided to retire from a North Texas school district. On Thursday, Arlington Independent School District Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos announced he’s retiring after serving 11 years as the district’s top leader. In a news release, the district said Cavazos will leave Aug. 31, 2023. view article  arw

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Disciplining Student Vaping Webinar

February 15, 2023

 

There has been a sharp uptick in incidences of students being caught vaping or with vape pens on campus. With the new questions in Texas surrounding marijuana versus THC in vape pens, the ever-expanding laws cracking down on smoking, and vape pens becoming physically smaller it’s hard to know the ins and outs of what is and is not something a district can regulate. This webinar will discuss the current TASB guidance on vaping, what should be in your student code of conduct from possession of paraphernalia to smoking on campus, DAEP placements, and ways districts can detect vapes via detectors and acceptable searches.  

 

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Leon Alcala, PLLC

SCHOOL SAFETY: LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE

Conference – Limited to 100 Registrants
Friday, February 17, 2023
9:00am – 4:00pm
Texas A&M University Law Center (Lunch Provided)
Fort Worth, TX

  • Where is the line between immunity and liability?
  • What actions must be taken to keep students safe?
  • What liability exposure do you and your district face if you fail to take the correct action?
  • Will your policies and practices survive scrutiny if legally challenged?

Join the knowledgeable and experienced education law attorneys from the Leon | Alcala Law Firm for an interactive day of learning.  Designed with the Team of Eight in mind.  This conference will help districts answer these questions and more.

Who should attend: Superintendents, School Board Members and Administrators

$250 per attendee
7 hours CPE Credit

Click HERE to register and learn more.

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La Joya school district to lay off some 120 employees to address overstaffing

January 2708:28 AM
 

The La Joya school district will lay off about 120 employees as part of an effort to address the district being overstaffed by as many as 300 employees compared to other districts at a cost of over $20 million annually. La Joya trustees approved those position closures Wednesday as part of a staffing adjustment plan. A source with knowledge of the matter speaking on background said the 120-employee estimate was probably on the low end of the spectrum for the number of possible layoffs. view article  arw

Prosper ISD school board president resigns after allegations of indecency with a child

January 2708:25 AM
 

A North Texas pastor and school board president has resigned from his board position after police charged him with indecency with a child. An arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA Thursday stated the former board president and pastor, Drew Wilborn, allegedly rubbed his penis against the victim over her clothes at a church event, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA on Thursday. view article  arw

Southwest ISD teacher arrested for having sexual relationship with a student, records show

January 2708:25 AM
 

A Southwest Independent School District teacher has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student, according to the district’s police department. Lane Allen Walker, a 27-year-old theater teacher, was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with improper relationship between an educator and student, records with the Bexar County Jail show. An arrest warrant affidavit details the improper relationship, which police believe started in the summer of 2022. Police were made aware of the allegations on Dec. 19. view article  arw

Cedar Hill community honors late elementary school girl with vigil, wearing her favorite color – rainbow

January 2708:20 AM
 

Dozens of people showed up to Thursday’s balloon release for a Highlands Elementary School student, who choked on a piece of food and died last week. Cedar Hill Independent School District (CHISD) identified the student as Mireya and encouraged the district to wear rainbow colors to school Thursday. view article  arw

Round Rock ISD to hold a public hearing of the TAPR/Annual Report

January 2708:10 AM
 

In February, Round Rock ISD will hold a public hearing of its annual report, a large component of which is the recently released 2021-2022 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR). The TAPR compiles a wide range of information on student performance in each Texas school and district. Performance measures include the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results by grade, subject and student group; dropout and attendance rates; college, career, and military readiness; and participation in college admissions tests. view article  arw

College Station ISD expected to name new Consol head coach

January 2708:10 AM
 

College Station ISD named a new prospect for head football coach and campus athletic coordinator for A&M Consolidated High School after Lee Fedora’s abrupt departure in December. College Station ISD Superintendent Mike Martindale and Athletic Director Kevin Starnes will recommend Brandon Schmidt, Prosper High School’s head football coach and campus athletic coordinator, for hire at a specially-called board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31. view article  arw

All Pasadena ISD schools to reopen Friday, except for 1

January 2708:10 AM
 

Most Pasadena ISD schools are reopening Friday morning after severe weather hit the area Tuesday. According to Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell, all campuses will return to class except, for Beverly Hills Intermediate School. “We understand this is a difficult time for many whose families were impacted by the storm,” Powell said in a notice from the district. “Counselors will be available to provide support for students and staff.” view article  arw

Coppell ISD board considers $511 million bond

January 2603:54 PM
 

The Coppell ISD board of trustees met Jan. 23 to discuss opening steps toward the passage of a new bond worth more than $500 million. If passed, the $511 million bond is earmarked for new prekindergarten classrooms at five CISD campuses, safety and security investments throughout the district, improvements to the district tennis center, a new multipurpose building, and eight elementary school renovations. The renovations at the eight elementary schools are expected to make up nearly 40% of the entire bond, or $184 million, according to meeting documents. “We assess the conditions of the buildings and determine the level needed for ongoing operations,” said Cindy Powell with Cooperative Strategies. “All the older [elementary school] buildings have interior needs, but those can be covered with a renovation.” view article  arw

School safety, finance among Carroll ISD’s legislative priorities for the upcoming session

January 2608:41 AM
 

Getting more funding per student is a main goal for Carroll ISD in the upcoming 88th Texas Legislature session. The CISD board of trustees unanimously approved legislative priorities for the upcoming session at its Jan. 23 meeting. These priorities were compiled by a subcommittee of the board of trustees. The trustees were Eric Lannen, Alex Sexton and Cameron Bryan. The change in student allotment would come from changing the funding formula to be based on enrollment, rather than attendance. During the meeting, Trustee Hannah Smith said the district is facing a $6 million shortfall next year. “As a district we are certainly in a situation where we could utilize those dollars to continue the success that we have on a regular basis,” Superintendent Lane Ledbetter said. The following issues will be top priorities in the upcoming session. view article  arw

Robstown ECHS offering veterinarian program

January 2608:40 AM
 

ROBSTOWN, Texas — Veterinarian shortages could leave 75 million animals without medical care by the year 2030, according to a study from Mars Veterinary Health. Mars Veterinary Health reported a 6.5 percent increase in vet appointments for 2021 and said the number of veterinarians now compared to the demand for pet medical care. view article  arw

Coppell ISD board considers $511 million bond

January 2608:40 AM
 

The Coppell ISD board of trustees met Jan. 23 to discuss opening steps toward the passage of a new bond worth more than $500 million. If passed, the $511 million bond is earmarked for new prekindergarten classrooms at five CISD campuses, safety and security investments throughout the district, improvements to the district tennis center, a new multipurpose building, and eight elementary school renovations. The renovations at the eight elementary schools are expected to make up nearly 40% of the entire bond, or $184 million, according to meeting documents. “We assess the conditions of the buildings and determine the level needed for ongoing operations,” said Cindy Powell with Cooperative Strategies. “All the older [elementary school] buildings have interior needs, but those can be covered with a renovation.” view article  arw

Prosper ISD Board President Arrested, Charged With Sexual Indecency With a Child

January 2608:31 AM
 

The school board president of the Prosper Independent School District has been arrested on a charge of sexual indecency with a child, according to jail records. Andrew Wilborn, 43, was booked into the Dallas County Jail Wednesday afternoon on a charge of indecency with a child sexual contact, according to online jail records. It wasn't immediately known whether he had an attorney and no bond had been set as of Wednesday evening. view article  arw

Is Texas immune if the rest of the nation goes into a recession in 2023?

January 2608:30 AM
 

Texas was one of the big winners of the pandemic economy, recovering its lost jobs faster than most and luring tens of thousands of workers and businesses from other states. Its job growth has regularly surpassed the nation’s, usually by a healthy margin. But this year’s edge turns out to be not as great as advertised, not after the numbers were revised and benchmarked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. That has implications for 2023, suggesting that Texas doesn’t have special immunity from broader economic threats. “We’re not protected from a downshift in the U.S. economy,” said Luis Torres, senior business economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. “We don’t have the extra buffer that we thought.” Monthly jobs reports have shown employment growing over 50% faster in Texas than the U.S. overall. But after revisions, including a major adjustment from a second quarter census of employment and wages, the gap between Texas and the nation was just 0.3 percentage points this year. “We’re not as cool as we thought we were,” Torres said. view article  arw

New details released about 46 arrested in prostitution sting, including Lewisville ISD coach, youth pastor

January 2608:28 AM
 

Dozens of local men – including some community leaders – were arrested recently at hotels in Frisco and Southlake as part of a multi-agency prostitution sting. According to federal officials in the Dallas branch of Homeland Security Investigations, the 46 men included a volunteer firefighter, youth pastor, high school teacher and coach, semi-professional hockey player, and the director of operations for a large hospital network in North Texas. view article  arw

Plano ISD sees a big jump in students experiencing homelessness

January 2608:27 AM
 

The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act is a federal law that created a program to help students experiencing homelessness access education. Plano ISD’s Jennifer Miley said the district usually identifies around four or five hundred McKinney Vento students each school year. She’s the executive director of student, family and community services for Plano ISD. But that number has gone up. James Thomas, the district’s community services coordinator, said there were 966 McKinney Vento students in Plano ISD last school year. So far this year, there’s already about 750 – and that number could increase. view article  arw

Deer Park, Pasadena ISD cancel classes for Thursday, Jan. 26, following severe weather

January 2607:55 AM
 

Deer Park ISD and Pasadena ISD canceled classes for Thursday following the severe weather that caused damage to several homes and widespread power outages Tuesday afternoon. The districts also canceled school on Wednesday. view article  arw

McKinney ISD approves $2.9 million in security upgrades across district

January 2606:09 AM
 

McKinney ISD board members are speeding up district-wide construction of security improvements. At a Jan. 24 meeting, board members approved $2,914,245 in construction costs to accelerate security improvement projects at more than 15 schools across the district. “Since there were some security issues in the state recently, we've been asked to accelerate that construction schedule,” district staff said. The buildings undergoing security improvements are: Bennett, Finch, McClure, McGowen, Minshew, Press and Wilmeth elementary schools; Cockrill, Dowell, Evans and Faubion middle schools; McKinney, McKinney Boyd and McKinney North high schools; and Lawson Early Childhood School and the Greer Building, an MISD office building. “We did have a lockdown button [at Greer], so we get to add a security vestibule there,” staff said. The main project at all listed schools is to create vestibules, the enclosed space between two sets of doors serving as the entrance to the school building. School vestibules are typically connected to the front desk through an intercom system to let in visitors. view article  arw

Texas leads lawsuit against Biden administration’s new immigration policy

January 2508:40 AM
 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Biden administration, claiming a new immigration program the president announced last month that would allow 360,000 people a year from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela to enter the country is illegal. Texas, which is leading a coalition of 20 states, filed the lawsuit in a federal district court in Victoria. Last month, Biden and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced a parole program that would allow 30,000 people per month to legally enter the U.S. from the four countries if they apply from their home countries, pass a background check and prove they have a financial supporter in the U.S. If they’re approved, they can stay in the country for up to two years and get a work permit. Once in the country, they would be able to request asylum. view article  arw

Construction underway for Winnsboro ISD’s meat processing facility

January 2508:28 AM
 

Winnsboro ISD has a meat facility that is currently being built across from the football field. Superintendent Dave Wilcox says that the school is already being contacted by grocery corporate offices and colleges looking to recruit high school students straight out of high school once the building is complete. “Right now if you go to a local processor it takes about a year to a year and a half wait to get something processed,” said Nathan Jordan, the agricultural science teacher at Winnsboro high school. view article  arw

McKinney ISD eases library book review process

January 2508:28 AM
 

School board trustees in McKinney have unanimously voted to change its book policy, a move they say makes it easier for books to be reviewed. Instead of evaluators needing to read an entire book they may now read only passages under question. Trustees also voted to clarify the definition of obscene material, using language from Texas Penal Code statute 43.21. view article  arw