Today, I am sharing the Stifel “Bond Election Report” which included Texas ISD’s, cities, counties and other entities as prepared by Director David Webb. Most entities have canvassed their returns; the source of the data is the Municipal Advisory Council and read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Richard Cooper, current High School Principal of Groesbeck ISD , has been named New Super of Corrigan-Camden ISD.

Brad McEachern, current Superintendent of Warren ISD, has been named New Super of Hardin-Jefferson ISD.

Lisa Meysembourg, current Superintendent of Schulenburg ISD, has been named New Super of Woodville ISD.

Aaron Waldrip, current Assistant Superintendent of Wellman-Union ISD, has been named New Super of Abernathy ISD.


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Vacant Brownsboro ISD; Search by: Brownsboro ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Quanah ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant Bullard ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Pewitt CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Terrell ISD; Search by: Terrell ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Boyd ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
Vacant Belton ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Harlandale ISD; Search by: Sanchez & Wilson, PLLC adINFO
Vacant Brady ISD; Search by : Region 15 ESC adINFO
Vacant Mineola ISD; Search by: Mineola ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Clarendon ISD; Search by: Clarendon ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant White Oak ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Devine ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Vacant Agua Dulce ISD; Search by: Agua Dulce ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Jasper ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
Vacant Rising Star ISD; Search by: ​Leasor Crass P.C. adINFO
Vacant Idalou ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Del Valle ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Winters ISD; Search by: Ronnie Kincaid adINFO
Lone Finalist Canton ISD - Dr. Brian Nichols , Superintendent ,New Summersfield ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Schulenburg ISD - Duane Limbaugh, Superintendent,Brady ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Boles ISD - Ms. Mikayle Goss, Director,Hunt County Co-op; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Douglass ISD - Justin Keeling , High School Principal,Woden ISD ; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Crystal City ISD - Edward Churchill, Director of Student Services ​,Mercedes ISD ; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Channing ISD - Michael Stevens, Principal of 7-12 Grade,Electra ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Bartlett ISD  - Theodore" Teddy" Clevenger, High School Principal,Teague ISD ; Search by: Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Chico ISD  - Scott Higgins, Superintendent,D'Hanis ISD ; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Waxahachie ISD - Dr. Bonny Cain, Interim Superintendent,Waxahachie ISD; Search By: Ray and Associates adINFO
Lone Finalist Seminole ISD - Kyle Lynch, Superintendent,Canadian ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Whiteface CISD - Nate Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent,Plains ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Harleton ISD - Brian Gray, Superintendent,Irion County ISD; Search by: Harleton ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Eagle Pass ISD  - Samuel Mijares, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Eagle Pass ISD; Search by: Escamilla & Poneck LLP adINFO
Lone Finalist Bloomington ISD  - Mark Anglin, Superintendent,Broaddus ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Academy ISD - William "Billy" Harlan, Chief Administrative Officer,Corsicana ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Waco ISD - Susan Kincannon, Superintendent,Belton ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Irion County ISD - Ray DeSpain, Superintendent,Elkhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Dripping Springs ISD - Todd Washburn, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment,Eanes ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Danbury ISD - Nancy Sandlin, Superintendent ,​Buckholts ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Kermit ISD - Jose Lopez, Superintendent ,Taft ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Peaster ISD - Lance Johnson, Superintendent,Randolph Field ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
Lone Finalist Chireno ISD - Michael Skinner, Secondary Principal,Bartlett ISD; Search by: Largent Consulting LLC adINFO
Lone Finalist Karnes City ISD - Hector Madrigal, Assistant Superintendent,San Benito CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Corrigan- Camden ISD - Richard Cooper , High School Principal ,Groesbeck ISD; Search by: DRV Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Hardin-Jefferson ISD  - Brad McEachern , Superintendent ,Warren ISD ; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Woodville ISD - Lisa Meysembourg , Superintendent,Schulenburg ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Abernathy ISD - Aaron Waldrip, Superintendent,​Wellman-Union ISD ; Search by: Region 17 ESC adINFO
New Super Warren ISD  - Tammy Boyette, Assistant Superintendent,Stafford MISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super Brownsville ISD - Rene Gutierrez , Superintendent,Edinburg ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Central ISD - Justin Risner, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum/ Special Programs Director,Central ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Bellville ISD  - Dr. Nicole Peoenitzsch, Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Innovation,Dripping Springs ISD; Search by: DRV Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Crandall ISD - Dr. Wendy Eldredge, Deputy Superintendent,Garland ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass adINFO
New Super TAMS Executive Director  - Dr. Greg Gibson, Superintendent,Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services INFO
New Super Richard Milburn Academy - Amard Anderson, Interim Superintendent,Richard Milburn Academy; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super La Joya ISD  - Dr. Gisela Saenz , Interim Superintendent,La Joya ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo and Jaime Munoz adINFO
New Super Lovejoy ISD - Dr. Michael Goddard, Superintendent,Red Oak ISD; Search by: JG Consulting INFO
New Super Monte Alto ISD - Dr. Rosalinda Cobarrubias; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
New Super Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD - Dr. Jorge Luis Arredondo, Area Superintendent,Houston ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
New Super Red Oak ISD - Brenda Sanford, Director of Curriculum, Accountability, and Assessment,Canton ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. and Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Decatur ISD - Dr. Joseph Coburn, Chief Schools Officer,​Lewisville ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. and Education Consultant Brett SpringstonINFO

Terrell ISD names lone finalist for superintendent, Dr. Georgeanne Warnock

November 2006:45 AM

TERRELL, Texas — The Terrell Independent School District has named a lone finalist for the recently vacated superintendent position.  During a special-called meeting of the Terrell ISD Board of Truestess, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, board members selected Dr. Georgeanne Warnock as the lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools. view article  arw

Mansfield ISD Names Kimberley Cantu As Lone Finalist To Be Next Superintendent

November 2006:26 AM

MANSFIELD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Mansfield ISD School Board named a lone finalist in its search for a new district leader on Tuesday.  With unanimous approval, Dr. Kimberley Cantu is the sole candidate to be MISD’s next superintendent, according to a news release on the school district’s website.  Dr. Cantu currently serves as the district’s deputy superintendent and has worked in public education for 27 years.  MISD said Dr. Cantu is passionate about preparing students to be college, career, military and life ready through her work with the district’s strategic plan and the national Redefining Ready! cohort. She has also spearheaded the district’s social-emotional health program to address the holistic needs of students. view article  arw

HISD teachers union files motion to join takeover lawsuit as TEA seeks to dismiss it

November 2005:49 AM

Houston Independent School District’s largest teachers union and three educators filed a motion Tuesday to join a lawsuit brought by HISD’s school board, uniting with trustees who are fighting in court to stop the Texas Education Agency from stripping power from the district’s elected representatives. The move by the Houston Federation of Teachers, a union representing about 6,500 district employees, came on the same day state officials filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing HISD’s school Board “seeks a judicial escape route” from severe sanctions that “simply does not exist.”  The dueling motions mark the latest legal machinations in the battle between HISD leaders and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, who announced earlier this month he plans to oust the district’s elected trustees following a state investigation into allegations of trustee misconduct and chronically poor academic scores at Wheatley High School. view article  arw

Port Neches-Groves:  PN-G pays ransom to regain access to district files

November 1908:41 AM

Port Neches-Groves ISD paid an undisclosed amount of money via Bitcoin to a suspected overseas cyberattacker who encrypted millions of the district’s files and issued a four-day deadline to respond to the criminal demands.  Bitcoin is a virtual cryptocurrency that can be used to buy products and services.  Daniel Fontenot, the director of information services, safety and homeland security for the district, said information technology staff had gained access to almost all of the files as of Monday morning. view article  arw

Superintendent Search: TASB ESS Announces Lone Finalist for Karnes City ISD

November 1908:29 AM

Karnes City ISD Board of Trustees has chosen Hector Madrigal, Assistant Superintendent of San Benito CISD, as Lone Finalist for Karnes City ISD Superintendent of Schools. Details and updates will continue to appear on our search page as things progress. 

Nacogdoches:  NISD board hears from superintendent search firms

November 1906:04 AM

(KTRE) - The search for a permanent Nacogdoches ISD superintendent is expected to progress this week.  Monday afternoon the board heard from two superintendent search firms.  Interim superintendent Alton Frailey recently announced he’s ready to retire after filling the post in March of last year.  Presentations came from Arrow Educational Services” and TASB Executive Search Services.  The board won’t take action until Thursday night at the full board meeting. view article  arw

Embattled La Vernia ISD superintendent resigns

November 1905:55 AM

Trent Lovette retiring for medical reasons  Embattled La Vernia Independent School District Superintendent Trent Lovette will be stepping down, school board officials announced Monday night.  Lovette is medically retiring as an educator in Texas and has resigned his post, effective Dec. 20.  The announcement came after school board trustees met in closed session to discuss Lovette's fate.  Lovette has come under fire following a string of allegations of inappropriate work behavior in the past year.  Most recently, Lovette was accused by a high school cheerleader of inappropriately touching her during a football game this season. view article  arw

Austin ISD board votes to close 4 elementary schools

November 1905:51 AM

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Four Austin ISD elementary schools will close at the end of the school year after district leaders voted Monday to shutter the schools and send the students to other campuses. Metz, Pease, Sims, and Brooke elementary schools will all close, and students at Brooke will be split up between two schools.  It’s a move the district’s own chief equity officer defined as ’21st century racism‘ Monday since three of the four schools are in east Austin.  The school board passed the closures plan in a 6-3 vote. Trustees Arati Singh, Ann Teich and LaTisha Anderson voted against the closures.  The move is expected to save millions. view article  arw

November 2019 Bond List

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Bond Election Data collected by for public school bonds in the upcoming November 2019 election cycle.

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Bond Election Data collected by for public school bonds in the upcoming May 2019 election cycle.

PIERS members excited about potentially equal-sized high schools

November 2007:45 AM

After deciding to gather more information on a two equal-sized high school model last week, the WFISD school board met Monday for a regular school board meeting. During Monday night’s meeting, the board did not discuss anything new on the long-range facility plan. The board did decide on a two high school model in a meeting back in August but it wasn’t until last week they decided to gather more information on both high schools being the same size. view article  arw

Lubbock ISD introduces plumbing, electrical technology trade programs

November 2007:45 AM

Lubbock ISD has introduced two new trade programs this year, plumbing and electrical technology. Both jobs are in high demand across the city and beyond. They are apprenticeship programs, providing classroom technical instruction and on-the-job training, both taught by master instructors. view article  arw

Sherman ISD discusses possibility of closing Jefferson in Transition 2020

November 2007:45 AM

As a part of its 2020 Transition program, Sherman Independent School District is proposing closing one of its longest serving schools. As the district prepares for a major transition with the opening of the new high school, a new three-tier school system and new districting zones, Jefferson Elementary may be closing its doors. The school, which first opened its doors in 1931, is among the district’s oldest campuses. view article  arw

Austin school board votes to shutter 4 elementary campuses

November 2007:45 AM

The Austin school board late Monday approved closing four elementary campuses after months of community pushback and a declaration from the school district’s equity officer that the plan was racist. The plan, approved on a 6-3 vote minutes before midnight, dictates that Pease, Metz, Sims and Brooke elementaries will close by the 2020-21 school year. A previous proposal scratched this month had originally planned to close 12 schools. view article  arw

Teachers Union Wants to Join the Lawsuit Against the TEA Takeover of HISD

November 2007:23 AM

Saying that to replace an elected board with one appointed by the State Education Commissioner is disenfranchising voters, the Houston Federation of Teachers and three educators announced Tuesday they have filed a motion to join the Houston ISD's suit in federal court fighting the Texas Education Agency's takeover plans.  The three educators are identified in the lawsuit by their ethnicities — Jackie Anderson is African-American as is  Maxie Hollingsworth while Daniel Santos is Hispanic.  view article  arw

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Joe’s Commentary: Bond Election Report - November 2019

November 1909:00 AM

Today, I am sharing the Stifel “Bond Election Report” which included Texas ISD’s, Cities, Counties and Other Entities as prepared by Director David Webb. Most entities have canvassed their returns, the source of the data is the Municipal Advisory Council and

‘21st century racism’: Tempers fly at Austin ISD school closures meeting

November 1908:40 AM

The Austin ISD board voted to officially close four schools starting next school year.  AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Independent School District board's vote to close four schools left many people upset.  Six board members voted in favor of the school closures and three voted against them late Monday night. The four schools that will close starting next school year include Sims Elementary, Metz Elementary, Pease Elementary and Brooke Elementary. view article  arw

Garland ISD’s Early College High School Gets More Students College Credit

November 1908:40 AM

Esebella Contreres and her classmates are changing the oil in a car at South Garland High School.  "I can be a real technician," said Contreres.  Esebella's mom works in the automotive repair industry and now Contreres is learning how to do the same thing.  It's all part of the Garland Independent School District's Early College High School at South Garland High -- a school that targets students who wouldn't normally consider college and gives them college courses in high school through the district's College for All program. view article  arw

‘The Invisibles’: Texas Born Kids in Mexico Suffer Paperwork Nightmare

November 1908:40 AM

They are known as "The Invisibles," American children now caught in a bureaucratic nightmare in Mexico. Many were born in Texas, and are U.S. citizens, but left when their families decided to return to Mexico -- or when their parents were deported. view article  arw

Aledo ISD issues statement on arrest of middle schoolers

November 1908:40 AM

In a statement that was released on Facebook Friday evening, Aledo ISD officials addressed a post that was made about the arrests of two Aledo Middle School students on Nov. 15. “Two AMS students have been taken into custody for conduct that occurred off school property and outside of school hours,” according to the statement. “Additionally, it has been alleged that the AMS students involved had possession of concealed, unloaded firearms in the parking lot of AMS last weekend during non-school hours.” view article  arw

Denison ISD expects to say no to preschool proposals

November 1908:40 AM

Overcrowding continues to be on the minds of the Denison Independent School District as it plans to move away from hiring a private firm to pick up some of the all day preschool students. The Denison ISD school board is set to take up the issue tomorrow when it will consider rejecting proposals that were turned in by Preschool 101 and St. Luke’s Day School. Denison ISD Assistant Superintendent David Kirkbride said while the district appreciates the proposals as submitted, it does not see either proposal as financial feasible at this current point in time. view article  arw

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD to conduct study of creek that flooded Cross Timbers Middle School gymnasium

November 1908:40 AM

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD will conduct a study of the creek near Cross Timbers Middle School to better understand the drainage impacts from the creek and help prevent flooding, if possible. The creek to the east of Cross Timbers Middle School flooded the school’s gymnasium during a storm June 16. Trustees had to replace the gym floor. view article  arw

West leaders: New school will be last “puzzle piece” in town’s recovery

November 1908:40 AM

When West Independent School District Superintendent David Truitt announced to the district’s elementary school students that they would get a new school, many asked him if it would be ready that day.  Truitt told them no, they would have to wait. But they likely are not the only impatient ones.  West ISD has waited more than six years to rebuild what many in the city consider to be the final project in repairing the town of about 2,900 that was devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion in 2013 that killed 15 people. view article  arw

Clear Creek ISD board votes to keep high school start times as is

November 1908:40 AM

After years of parents asking Clear Creek ISD to look into changing school start times for sleep-deprived high school students and a month’s worth of committee meetings examining the issue, school start times will remain the same—at least for now. The board approved Superintendent Greg Smith’s recommendation to keep start times as is with a 4-3 vote with Arturo Sanchez, Jennifer Broddle and Scott Bowen voting against. As part of the recommendation, the district will implement programs and initiatives to address some of the issues parents have been reporting as being related to early school start times. view article  arw

Texas budget: Dan Patrick deploys creative accounting

November 1908:40 AM

If you look at his campaign missives, it’s clear that the state’s lieutenant governor — or maybe it’s his staff — can’t reconcile his math with his politics.  Dan Patrick complains that spending in “many” cities and counties has been growing at 7% or more per year. And later on, he tries to debunk reports that the state budget went up by more than twice that amount:  “There has been a great deal of misinformation about the growth in the Texas state budget this session bolstered by early reports from the Legislative Budget Board and TPPF [the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank] suggesting the budget increased three or four times more than it actually did. You may have seen e-mails or articles on conservative blogs and news sites this summer that we increased spending this year 12-14%. That was just incorrect,” he wrote. view article  arw

Port Neches-Groves ISD insurance company pays ransom to counter Ransomware attack

November 1908:40 AM

The Port Neches-Groves ISD is now about 95 percent recovered from a Ransomware attack that hijacked its computers and online data base, according to information Dr. Mike Gonzales, the PN-G ISD superintendent, provided to KFDM/Fox 4. view article  arw

Tyler ISD announces former FBI Agent as new Director of Safety and Security

November 1908:40 AM

Tyler ISD announced the new Director of Safety and Security, Jeffrey Millslagle, at Monday night’s board meetings that will ensure safety measures and emergency preparedness for all Tyler ISD facilities. “We were patient in selecting the person for the assignment of Director of Safety and Security in Tyler ISD, as the genesis of this position began in response to various events that have threatened school systems across the country over recent years; and well before the saturation of school safety legislation from the 86th Legislature,” Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Crawford said. view article  arw

How to file harassment complaints at school: Defenders discover it can be difficult

November 1908:40 AM

AUSTIN, Texas — When Pamela Parks and Charles Sneed asked for help, they didn’t expect to end up in a federal lawsuit.  The parents of a Bowie High School student said their daughter faced repeated “racially charged” harassment during her freshman and sophomore year.   “I’m a parent. I’ve never had that happen before,” said Parks. view article  arw

Tomball ISD delays opening of district stadium

November 1908:40 AM

An August opening for the Tomball ISD district stadium and community center has been postponed, as district officials announced construction delays in a Sept. 20 letter to parents. An updated opening date has not been announced. The new 10,000-seat district stadium and community center, funded by a $275 million bond referendum voters approved in November 2017, is planned for the district complex underway at Cypress-Rosehill Road and the Grand Parkway, which will also feature a new elementary school, a new junior high school, and wastewater and water treatment plants. The total of all costs related to the new stadium and community center is $48.5 million, according to information from the Nov. 12 board of trustees meeting. view article  arw

Austin ISD school board set to vote on school closures Monday

November 1908:40 AM

Austin Independent School District board members will vote on the future of four schools: Sims, Metz, Pease and possibly Brooke. The district leaders will meet on Monday evening. It’s part of the district’s proposal to close or consolidate schools the district says are under-enrolled and outdated. view article  arw

Dozens walk out of Austin’s Pease Elementary ahead of school closure vote

November 1908:40 AM

Dozens of students are participating in a walkout at Pease Elementary School Monday morning. The students are walking out of class and marching to Austin City Hall, where a state representative is holding a press conference to stop the Austin ISD school closures. Four schools are expected to close in the AISD, including Pease Elementary. The district originally planned on closing 12 schools, but it received push back from the community. view article  arw

Nominate local employers for 2019 Employers for Education Excellence award

November 1908:40 AM

Do you know a business or organization that allows employees to be actively involved with their children’s public schools? Do their employees attend parent-teacher conferences or volunteer in the schools?

Central Texas schools fall below state average in nonprofit’s rankings

November 1908:30 AM

More campuses earned As and Bs statewide in the 2018-19 school year compared to the year prior, but Central Texas schools fell slightly below the state average, according to a nonprofit research organization. About 47% of schools statewide earned an A or B, while 43% of schools in Central Texas did. Of schools examined by Houston-based Children at Risk, Central Texas also lagged behind other major Texas regions in its share of high-performing schools that serve large concentrations of students in poverty. view article  arw

Facility review on ECISD agenda

November 1908:30 AM

Hiring PBK architecture and engineering to refresh its facilities assessment plan and forming a facility review committee will be considered by the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees when they meet at 6 p.m. today. The meeting will be held in the first-floor board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. Chief of Operations Patrick Young said the board approved PBK to do the initial assessment in December 2016. view article  arw