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Vacant Rains ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Lumberton ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Kennard ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Presidio ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Corrigan-Camden ISD; Search by: Leon|Alcala PLLCINFO
Vacant Tom Bean ISD; Search by: Tom Bean ISD Board of Trustees & Kelly LuskINFO
Vacant Willis ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Montgomery ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Goldthwaite ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Santa Rosa ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Uvalde CISD; Search By: Region 20 ESCINFO
Vacant Brenham ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Ingleside ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Woodsboro ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Brownsville ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Laneville ISD; Search by: SPALDING NICHOLS LAMP LANGLOISINFO
Vacant Brooks County ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Abilene ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Pflugerville ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Whitehouse ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Sharyland ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Calvert ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Burnet CISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Sherri BaysINFO
Vacant Blooming Grove ISD; Search by: Blooming Grove ISD Board of Trustees & Gary MartelINFO
Vacant New Home ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Archer City ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Vacant Weimar ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Vacant Mason ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Greenville ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Vacant Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Anahuac ISD; Search by: Dr. Byron Terrier, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESCINFO
Vacant Normangee ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster (Updated Deadline)INFO
Vacant Pilot Point ISD; Search by: Pilot Point ISD & Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd and Hullett, consultant Karen
RueINFO
Vacant Rogers ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Lufkin ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Ira ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Vacant Ropes ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Glasscock County ISD
(Deadline Extended); Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Vacant Carrizo Springs ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Sabinal ISD; Search by: Richard W Grill & Sabinal ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Duncanville ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Royse City ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike MosesDavid Thompson & Dr. Curtis CulwellINFO
Vacant Valley View ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Vacant Hamlin Collgiate ISD; Search by: Collegiate Edu-Nation, Dr. Nelson CoulterINFO
Vacant Rockport-Fulton ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Mrs. Charlotte BakerINFO
Vacant Panhandle ISD; Search by: Panhandle ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Vacant Dickinson ISD; Search by: Dickinson ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Prairiland ISD; Search by: Prairieland ISD Board of Trustees and Supt. Jeff BallardINFO
Vacant Wilson ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Lorenzo ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant La Gloria ISD; Search by: La Gloria ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Iraan-Sheffield Collegiate ISD - Gary Laramore, Principal,Balmorhea ISD; Search by: Dr. Nelson Coulter assisted by Collegiate Edu-NationINFO
Lone Finalist Henrietta ISD - Jaime Clark, Chief of Schools,Lewisville ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist Thorndale ISD - Zach Kleypas, Principal,Pflugerville ISD; Search by: Danny Lovett, Powell Law GroupINFO
Lone Finalist Bloomington ISD - Eric Cormier, Principal,Brazos ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist City View ISD - Dr. Jesse Thomas, Interim Superintendent,City View ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist Pawnee ISD - Anthony Annis, Assistant Principal,San Antonio ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Windthorst ISD - Jason Nolan, Principal,Burkburnett ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist Perryton ISD - Greg Brown, Superintendent,Claude ISD; Search by: Perryton ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Lone Finalist Gold-Burg ISD - Jonathan Lloyd, Principal,Detroit ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist West Hardin Co. CISD - Donald Heseman, Principal,Clyde ISD; Search by: Dr. Byron Terrier, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Spurger ISD - Jeff Burnthorn, Director,Silsbee ISD; Search by: Dr. Byron Terrier, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESC (Short Timeline)INFO
Lone Finalist Roby CISD - Kenny Border, Assistant Superintendent,Sweetwater ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Cotulla ISD - Dr. Ramiro Nava, Assistant Superintendent,Somerset ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Saul HinojosaINFO
Lone Finalist McAllen ISD - René Gutiérrez, Superintendent,Brownsville ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Lone Finalist Ponder ISD - Dr. James Hill, Director of Operations,Frisco ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Hale Center ISD - Jance Morris, Superintendent,Savoy ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Rocksprings ISD - Justin Del Bosque, Principal,Georgetown ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Deadline Updated); Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist San Angelo ISD - Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent,Whitehouse ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - David Thompson & Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Lone Finalist Rotan ISD - Michael Rudewick, Assistant Principal,San Angelo ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Boerne ISD - ​Kristin Craft, Associate Superintendent,Spring Branch ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Johnson City ISD - Ben Eubanks, Superintendent,Glasscock County ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist New Diana ISD - Marshall Moore, Superintendent,Crowell ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Jayton-Girard ISD - Scott Bicknell, Superintendent,Muenster ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Colmesneil ISD - Sharon Tule, Interim Superintendent,Colmesneil ISD; Search by: Fisher FirmINFO
Lone Finalist Iowa Park CISD - Kevin McCasland, Superintendent,Olton ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Sam Rayburn ISD - Dustin Evans, Assistant Superintendent,Bland ISD; Search by: Sam Rayburn ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super White Oak ISD - William Paul, Superintendent,Windthorst ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Midway ISD - Chris Allen, Superintendent,Marble Falls ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster INFO
New Super Anton ISD - Freddie Tobias, Principal,Anton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
New Super Navarro ISD - Mandy D. Epley, Assistant Superintendent,Comal ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Sherri BaysINFO
New Super Hedley ISD - Tracey Bell, Principal,Vega ISD; Search by: Hedley ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Nathan Maxwell, Associate Exec. Dir.INFO
New Super Venus ISD - Patrick Torres, Superintendent,Denver City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Yantis ISD - Robyn Derington Deputy Supt. Banquete ISD, Deputy Superintendent,Banquete ISD; Search by: Powell Law Group, LLP, Dr. Shaun Barnett (Short Timeline!)INFO
New Super Morton ISD - Mario Aguirre, Principal,Slaton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Dr. Kyle Wargo, Exec. DirectorINFO
New Super Comfort ISD - Dr. Yvonne J. Munoz, Director,San Diego ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Coupland ISD - Dr. Earl W. Parcell, Chief Financial Officer,Copperas Cove ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Saul HinojosaINFO
New Super Miami ISD - Krista Solis, Superintendent,Hart ISD; Search by: Interim Supt. Steve Post and Miami ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Knippa ISD - Benny Hernandez, Superintendent,Mathis ISD; Search by: Knippa ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Itasca ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
New Super College Station ISD - Dr. Tim Harkrider, Superintendent,Willis ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster (Updated Deadline)INFO
New Super Karnack ISD (Short Timeline) - Angela Fitzpatrick, Principal,Marshall ISD; Search by: Karnack ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Evadale ISD - Kevin Shipley, Superintendent,Ranger ISD; Search by: Powell Law Group, LLP, Dr. Shaun Barnett, Dickey HazlewoodINFO
New Super Anderson-Shiro CISD - Dr. Sarah Borowicz, Assistant Superintendent,Elgin ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Ore City ISD - Rachel Evers, Assistant Superintendent,Union Grove ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Leon ISD - Clint Sadler, Principal,Princeton ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Irion County ISD - Dr. Sara "Nikki" Moore, Principal,Coldspring-Oakhurst ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
New Super Vega ISD (Short Timeline) - Dr. Jerry Adams, Assistant Superintendent,Comfort ISD; Search by: Ray Cogburn, Interim Supt.INFO
New Super Liberty-Eylau ISD - Jeff Wright, Interim Superintendent,Liberty-Eylau ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
New Super Keller ISD (Short Timeline) - Dr. Tracy Johnson, Chief of Human Resources,Keller ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
New Super O'Donnell ISD - J. Blake Nichols, Athletic Director,O'Donnell ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO

Judge says Texas school district can punish Black student for length of his hairstyle

February 2308:44 AM
 

After a short trial, a Texas judge ruled that Barbers Hill school officials are not violating a new state law prohibiting hair discrimination.  ANAHUAC — A Texas judge on Thursday said the Barbers Hill Independent School District can punish a Black student who wears his hair in long locs without violating Texas’ new CROWN Act, which is meant to prevent hairstyle discrimination in schools and workplaces.  The decision came after a monthslong dispute between the district and Darryl George, a junior at Barbers Hill High School who has been sent to in-school suspension since August for wearing his hair in long locs. Legislators last year passed a law called the Texas CROWN Act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of hair texture or protective styles associated with race. Protective styles include locs, braids and twists.  But the Barbers Hill school district successfully argued it can still enforce its policy that prohibits males from wearing hair that extends beyond eyebrows, earlobes or collars even if it’s gathered on top of the student’s head. view article  arw

Conroe ISD appoints new chief financial officer, approves District of Innovation plan

February 2308:40 AM
 

During a Feb. 20 board meeting, the Conroe ISD board of trustees appointed a new chief financial officer, approved its District of Innovation plan and selected the school colors for Janet K. Bartlett Elementary School. Two-minute impact CISD board members approved the appointment of Karen Garza as the new chief financial officer for the district. Garza has served as director of finance at CISD for 18 years. "Garza has spent 18 years in our finance department," Superintendent Curtis Null said. "She knows it from the entry level, all the way to the top. I don't believe there is anyone in the state that understands the school funding formula better than Garza. She is rooted in this community, she believes in what we do and she is invested." view article  arw

Police shoot armed man at Texas charter school

February 2208:50 AM
 

MESQUITE, Texas - A student who brought a gun into a Mesquite charter school on Monday morning was shot by police. The shooting happened shortly before 9 a.m. at the Pioneer Technology & Arts Academy in Mesquite - that's near Dallas. When police arrived the situation quickly escalated. "We are grateful for the fact that no children were injured in this incident. Also none of our officers sustained any injury in this incident," said Sergeant Curtis Phillip from the Mesquite Police Department. view article  arw

A Texas school has punished a Black student over his hairstyle for months. Neither side is backing down.

February 2208:42 AM
 

A trial over the Barbers Hill school district’s dress code will test Texas’ new CROWN Act, which prohibits discrimination based on hairstyles.  At 18, Darryl George has spent most of his junior year at Barbers Hill High School separated from his classmates, sentenced to a mix of in-school suspension or class at an alternative education campus. He’s allegedly denied hot food and isn’t able to access teaching materials.  His offense: wearing his hair in long locs.  Since the start of the school year, George and Barbers Hill school officials have been locked in a standoff over his hairstyle — and whether the district’s dress code violates a new state law that prohibits discrimination based on hairstyles.  George, who is Black, says in legal filings that the district’s monthslong punishment has demeaned him and impeded his education.  The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one. view article  arw

The Amarillo ISD school board met today to address budget deficits and the decline in enrollment numbers for some schools.

February 2108:43 AM
 

The Amarillo ISD school board met today to address budget deficits and the decline in enrollment numbers for some schools. view article  arw

Belton ISD names lone finalist for superintendent of schools

February 2108:42 AM
 

The district announced that the Board unanimously approved naming Dr. Malinda Golden to the role at their regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 19.  The Belton ISD Board of Trustees has named a lone finalist for the district's new superintendent of schools.  The district announced that the Board unanimously approved naming Dr. Malinda Golden to the role at their regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 19. Golden has already been serving as acting superintendent since Jan. 10, 2024, said the district, following the resignation of Dr. Matt Smith.

Spring Branch ISD confirms imminent elimination of all school librarian positions

February 2108:41 AM
 

Spring Branch Independent School District will not employ librarians at any of its campuses beginning in the 2024-25 school year, a district spokesperson confirmed Tuesday after several days of uncertainty about their fate. Instead, lesser-trained “media center assistants” will keep libraries running for the district’s nearly 34,000 students. The changes come as the district completes its $35 million districtwide budget slash. Job postings on Spring Branch’s website show that the assistants, who only need a high school diploma, won’t need to possess the same experience as the district’s trained librarians, all of whom had college degrees. The assistants will, however, perform many similar duties, such as handling book check-outs and helping students find materials. Libraries will now function as “campus media centers,” district spokesperson Linda Buchman said. She did not detail what changes this entails beyond replacing librarians. view article  arw

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Sending National Guard to Border ‘Warzone’

February 2108:30 AM
 

The National Guard deployment, tasked with helping Texas build its border wall, will be South Dakota’s fifth amid the border crisis.  South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has ordered the state’s National Guard troops to deploy to the southern border to help Texas deal with record-shattering waves of illegal immigration.  Ms. Noem, a Republican, said that 60 South Dakota National Guard soldiers will deploy to the U.S.-Mexico border later this spring, on a rolling basis over a period of three months.  “The border in a warzone, so we’re sending soldiers,” Ms. Noem said in a Feb. 20 statement. view article  arw

A small-school Texas legend, five-star Terry Bussey set for the Aggies

February 1908:41 AM
 

The Timpson (Texas) High standout will sign with Texas A&M, LSU or Georgia on Wednesday. There is nothing like Texas High School football and Timpson (Texas) High superstar and Texas A&M bound Terry Bussey certainly left his mark. view article  arw

Seguin ISD agrees to contract with new superintendent

February 1908:29 AM
 

The Seguin ISD is officially under new leadership. The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees on Thursday unanimously approved the hiring of Dr. Veronica Vijil as the district’s new superintendent of schools. Dr. Vijil, who arrived in Seguin last summer to serve as the deputy superintendent, quickly found her way to the interim position following the resignation of former Superintendent Matthew Gutierrez in September. After being named as the lone finalist for the position, Vijil on Thursday was publicly presented with a contract following the mandated 21 day waiting period. Dr. Vijil says she is excited about the opportunity and looks forward to continuing the work. “I am so thrilled to be working with this team of eight and with the team that I work with every single day, boots on the ground, everybody the same — having children at the forefront of our decisions and so we say we might not agree about everything in a room but we walk out and we are a one team in agreement of what we are doing is in the best interest of kids,” said Vijil. Trustees in January opted to not go out for an official search for superintendent and instead named Vijil as its lone finalist. Trustees said their decision was based on her proven record and previous experience leading the Fabens ISD, a B rated district. view article  arw

Announcement of new Superintendent for O’Donnell ISD:

February 1508:42 AM
 

The Board of Education for O’Donnell Independent School District proudly announces Mr. Blake Nichols as the new Superintendent of Schools. This action was taken at a board meeting after the state-mandated 21-day waiting period was met. Mr. Nichols was then officially hired as Superintendent. Mr. Nichols has 15 years of experience in Texas public schools and is currently the Athletic Director at O’Donnell ISD. Blake received his Bachelor’s degree from West Texas University in 2010, and his Master’s degree from Texas Tech University in 2020. His wife Mandy, is also an educator for O’Donnell ISD. Blake and Mandy are looking forward to their continued service at O’Donnell ISD as Blake becomes their new Superintendent.

Prairiland superintendent to retire

February 1508:41 AM
 

Jeff Ballard, who has guided Prairiland Independent School District since 2009, plans to retire at the end of the 2023-24 school year. “My main goal was to create a pleasant atmosphere to work in and a positive learning environment for all kids to be successful in. I hope we have done that,” he said Monday in announcing his retirement. “I’ve made some mistakes, but I hope we have done some good over the years. Prairiland has always been a great district and one to be proud of. We have maintained and built new facilities so that students could have the best learning environment possible while maintaining the lowest tax rate.” view article  arw

Borger ISD agrees to consolidate Spring Creek ISD, voters to decide May 4

February 1508:41 AM
 

The Borger Independent School District (ISD) voted unanimously Thursday to move forward on consolidating the Spring Creek If voters approve, the effective date for the consolidation would be July 1, 2024. The facilities and equipment of Spring Creek ISD will become the property and be maintained by Borger ISD. ISD into its school system. For the measure to move forward, most voters from both school districts must approve the consolidation in an election to be conducted May 4. view article  arw

Corsicana ISD superintendent Dr. Frost announces retirement

February 1408:48 AM
 

Corsicana ISD Superintendent Dr. Diane Frost announced that she will retire during Monday evening’s Board of Trustees Workshop meeting. Her retirement will be effective this summer, she said. Dr. Frost was named the lone finalist for the CISD Superintendent role in April of 2010, when she succeeded Corsicana native Don Denbow. Under her guide, CISD opened a new middle school, saw attendance grow by almost 10%, and in the last year earned the state-wide H-E-B Excellence in Education Small District of the Year award and had the Board of Trustees named Outstanding School Board of the Year by the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). In 2015, Dr. Frost was named Region 12 Superintendent of the Year. view article  arw

Border security overpowers school vouchers and Paxton impeachment in Republican Texas House primaries

February 1308:42 AM
 

Turn on the TV in northeast Texas, and it would be hard to guess it has become a battleground in the GOP war over school vouchers.  State Rep. Gary VanDeaver of New Boston — one of nine Republicans that Gov. Greg Abbott is trying to unseat over their opposition to vouchers — is running an ad bragging about boosting border security funding as a House budget writer. His Abbott-backed challenger, Chris Spencer, is airing a spot promising to work with former President Donald Trump to “make our Texas border secure again.” and another Abbott-endorsed challenger in the region, Joanne Shofner, is running a commercial that pitches her as a “true border hawk.”  Those ads, exclusively about the border, are underscoring a key dynamic in Texas’ extraordinary primary season: Despite all the hubbub about vouchers and Ken Paxton’s impeachment — it’s still about the border. view article  arw

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Preventive Law: Disciplining Off-Campus Student Speech:  Balancing School Safety Interests with Students’ Constitutional Free Speech Rights

February 0208:35 AM
 

In Tinker v. Des Moines (1969), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled “students do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” Still, the First Amendment does not provide students absolute rights to such freedoms. Schools have a special interest in regulating on-campus student speech when it “materially and substantially interfere[s] with the requirements of appropriate discipline in the operation of the school,” or such a disruption could be reasonably forecasted, or the speech “impinge[s] upon the rights of other students.” Balancing those competing interests, Tinker provides the standard for evaluating whether the First Amendment protects a student’s speech. Since Tinker, the Court has revisited student speech on multiple occasions, each time carving out narrow exceptions to the general Tinker standard based on certain characteristics or content of the speech, to include Tinker’s reach to off-campus student speech.

November 2023 Bond List

September 1408:35 AM
 

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming November 2023 election cycle.

MAKE A PLAN AND VOTE

February 2308:43 AM
 

More than half of Texans are registered to vote, but decisions that affect the 30 million residents are often made by a small portion of registered voters. Voting is a powerful tool for electing leaders who are invested in making the right decisions for their constituents, but Texas residents must go to the polls to ensure their voices are heard. view article  arw

Brownsville ISD considering closing 3 campuses amid $20 million deficit

February 2308:41 AM
 

Brownsville ISD school board members are deciding whether to shut down three of their campuses. It’s part of a plan to address the district's $20 million budget deficit. If three schools close, district interim superintendent Dr. Jesus Chavez says would save the district $3 million. “We want to use those funds for the benefit of all the students here in Brownsville ISD, so if we do get to consolidate, then there will be some savings that will be reinvested in our school district in our students,” Chavez said. Rosa Sifuentes has three children that attend Rosa Del Castillo Elementary School, it’s one of six schools on the district’s consolidation plan. Sifuentes gathered 20 other district parents to protest the proposed plan. view article  arw

School Marshals can now get all training needs from Nueces County Sheriff’s Office

February 2308:40 AM
 

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tx — On Wednesday, the Nueces County Commissioners Court unanimously agreed to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). The agreement allows the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office, training division to teach the 16-hour recertification course for the School Marshals program. Back in 2013, the Texas Legislature created the School Marshal Program following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. This program allows school employees to be trained in protecting students from deadly situations. They need to be an employee of the school district, have a permit to carry a firearm, and go through a training program. view article  arw

House candidates, Democrats tussle over school choice issues

February 2308:40 AM
 

Monday’s competing state House District 58 political rallies attracted Gov. Greg Abbott, numerous county officials and about 50 Democrats to Cleburne as the incumbent and his two challengers weighed in on the school choice/vouchers controversy. In that race, state Rep. DeWayne Burns, R-Cleburne, seeks reelection challenged by Glen Rose resident Helen Kerwin and Grandview resident Lyndon Laird. No Democrats filed to compete in the race, but the winner of the March 5 Republican Primary will face Libertarian candidate Richard Windman in November’s general election. Kerwin’s rally included Abbott and took place at La Moderna Field. About 200 attended. Burns’ rally occurred later that same night at the Cleburne Conference Center with about 500 in attendance including numerous city and county officials. view article  arw

Pearland ISD: School bonds go to voters May 4

February 2308:40 AM
 

Pearland ISD voters will have their say on $105 million in bond proposals on May 4, in addition to one trustee seat.  On the ballot will be $75 million in infrastructure improvements and $30 million in technology for the school district — both proposals were recommended by a bond advisory committee.  “Nobody wants to think about putting things on the credit card, but we are where we are partially because of the function of school finance, and partially because of choices made by other board members and superintendents 20 years ago,” Trustee Toni Carter said. view article  arw

Alvin ISD Board Establishes Citizen’s Advisory Committee to Address Facility Needs

February 2308:40 AM
 

Recognizing the dynamic growth within the district, the Alvin ISD Board of Trustees has called for the facilitation of a Citizens’ Advisory Committee.  This committee’s role will be to evaluate potential needs and bring a recommendation to the Board of Trustees on how to address facility needs and challenges associated with rapid student enrollment growth.  Alvin ISD is a fast-growing district currently serving 29,892 students.  According to Zonda Demographics, the district is projected to enroll more than 33,074 students by the academic year 2028-29 and approximately 36,951 students by 2033-34. These projections highlight the rapid growth anticipated in the district, necessitating careful planning and strategic decision-making.  Zonda Demographics further reports that there are more than 19,000 future home lots within the Alvin ISD attendance zone, indicating significant residential development. This surge in construction projects is expected to contribute to the district’s growth over the next 3-5 years. view article  arw

Vouchers Are Not A Relevant Topic To GOP Primary Voters. Abbott Wants to Change That

February 2308:40 AM
 

In 2023, Abbott spent a lot of time touring schools across Texas to sell voters on school vouchers, and he even called on religious leaders to talk about the proposal. When the time came, the House blocked the school choice legislation. Abbott is still actively campaigning against Republicans who voted against vouchers by endorsing their primary opponents. But contrary to what Greg Abbott would have you believe, school vouchers are not a top issue for Texans or Republicans in the primary. According to a report by the Austin American-Statesman, Republicans are more likely to vote on issues such as border security, immigration, inflation and political corruption. view article  arw

ISD Promises ‘Coverage’ for Employees Who Vote in GOP Primary… And Against School Choice

February 2308:40 AM
 

A Denton Independent School District administrator emailed employees encouraging them to vote in the Republican primary election, decrying school choice and making other politically charged allegations. Sydnie Henry has the details. Lindsay Lujan, the district’s Director of Special Programs, told employees in an "all staff" message that the school "will provide coverage for ALL" staff who "go and vote in the Texas Republican Primary view article  arw

Bastrop ISD to continue chaplain volunteer program under new state law

February 2308:30 AM
 

The Bastrop ISD school board voted to maintain the current guidelines for volunteer chaplains in the school district at the Feb. 20 school board meeting.   Under the policy, chaplains are allowed in BISD schools as visitors and volunteers or can be considered for employment if qualified. The board did not adopt any further policy regarding chaplains under Senate Bill 763, which states Texas schools can choose to employ or accept volunteer chaplains without the need for certification. view article  arw

Bastrop ISD to continue chaplain volunteer program under new state law

February 2308:30 AM
 

The Bastrop ISD school board voted to maintain the current guidelines for volunteer chaplains in the school district at the Feb. 20 school board meeting.   Under the policy, chaplains are allowed in BISD schools as visitors and volunteers or can be considered for employment if qualified. The board did not adopt any further policy regarding chaplains under Senate Bill 763, which states Texas schools can choose to employ or accept volunteer chaplains without the need for certification. view article  arw

Brownsville ISD names lone finalist for superintendent position

February 2208:42 AM
 

The Brownsville ISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Jesus H. Chavez as the lone finalist for the superintendent position. Chavez is a Brownsville native who was serving as the district's interim superintendent, a Tuesday news release from the district states. The release noted Chavez’s “extensive involvement” with the district, which included frequent visits to campuses. Per state law, the Brownsville school board must wait a minimum of 21 days before officially appointing Dr. Chavez as the superintendent of schools. During this time, the board will negotiate the terms of the employment contract with Chavez, the release added. view article  arw

Beaumont ISD loses appeal in property tax values against the state

February 2208:42 AM
 

BEAUMONT, Texas — A judge has ruled against the appeal of the Beaumont Independent School District first brought forward in 2022. Layoffs are not expected following the loss of the appeal. This decision comes after a nearly year-long dispute with the Texas Comptroller's Office. A State Office Administrative Hearings (SOAH) judge made the ruling against the appeal. BISD found out about the ruling February 19, 2024, according to a BISD news release. view article  arw

Donald Trump backs GOP challengers to anti-voucher Texas House members

February 2208:42 AM
 

Former President Donald Trump endorsed four candidates trying to oust Republican Texas lawmakers who voted to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton and who oppose private school vouchers. Trump, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, said on Truth Social that he is backing Republican candidates who will “Champion School Choice,” secure elections and lower taxes. The endorsements include Helen Kerwin, Alan Schoolcraft, Mike Olcott and Liz Case. view article  arw

‘Wonderful little girl’ honored in emotional vigil

February 2208:42 AM
 

Suspect charged with capital murder in case that has shaken community Over a hundred people filled the grounds of Livingston’s Texas Craft Fair on Wednesday evening to remember 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham. Attendees lit candles and prayed for the family. Don Steven McDougal has been charged with capital murder in the death of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham, whose body was found Tuesday in the waters of the Trinity River. The 42-year-old man who authorities believe is tied to the homicide has a decades-long criminal history in counties across the region and had been identified as a person of interest in the girl’s disappearance for several days. view article  arw

Fort Worth ISD addresses declining enrollment, budget cuts in city council meeting

February 2208:41 AM
 

FORT WORTH, Texas - Fort Worth ISD is coping with budget constraints and declining enrollment. The district is looking for qualified teachers while cutting some non-teaching positions. view article  arw

Katy ISD to vote on measure allowing chaplains to counsel students

February 2208:40 AM
 

KATY, Texas — The Katy ISD Board of Trustees met to discuss allowing chaplains to counsel students with an official vote set for Monday.  The new state law passed last year requires all Texas school districts to vote on the measure by March 1.  Katy ISD’s board has an option to continue allowing chaplains to volunteer on campuses or they could approve a plan allowing chaplains of any faith to counsel students. view article  arw

Texas School Library Offers Hundreds of Explicit Books For Kids to ‘Review’

February 2208:40 AM
 

CV NEWS FEED // A library at a Texas high school contains over 200 books that concerned parents say contain sexually inappropriate content. One of the parents is Bonnie Wallace, who is currently petitioning Llano High School to remove 207 explicit books from its library. Wallace’s child is a former Llano student. Per a February 1 report from Texas Scorecard, the mother called the books “adult erotica.” She said that it is “mind boggling” that the school provides them for minor students to check out. The Daily Signal on Friday published an email that Llano Principal Scott Patrick sent to Wallace last month. In it, Patrick told the mother that a “reconsideration committee” will review one book at a time. The committee was to include an unspecified number of students at the school. The principal added that each review would take “roughly 30 days.” view article  arw

Uvalde CISD creating subcommittees to address DOJ recommendations

February 2208:40 AM
 

UVALDE, TEXAS — Uvalde CISD will be looking to set the gold standard with their emergency response plan. This goal comes about a month after the Department of Justice's scathing report. The report found multiple failures in the response to the 2022 mass shooting, in which 21 people were killed. Superintendent Ashley Chohlis says they will now have subcommittees to address the DOJ's recommendations for the district. view article  arw