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Vacant Tom Bean ISD; Search by: Tom Bean ISD Board of Trustees & Kelly LuskINFO
Vacant Montgomery ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Santa Rosa ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Uvalde CISD; Search By: Region 20 ESCINFO
Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Calvert ISD - Latisha Crockett-Tennell, Interim Superintendent,Calvert ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Blooming Grove ISD; Search by: Blooming Grove ISD Board of Trustees & Gary MartelINFO
Vacant Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Carrizo Springs ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Dickinson ISD; Search by: Dickinson ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant La Gloria ISD; Search by: La Gloria ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Whitney ISD; Search by: Whitney ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Dickinson ISD; Search by: SPALDING NICHOLS LAMP LANGLOISINFO
Vacant Pineywoods Community Academy
(Lufkin); Search by: SPALDING NICHOLS LAMP LANGLOISINFO
Vacant Dilley ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Grand Prairie ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Kermit ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Burton ISD; Search by: Powell Law Group, Dr. Danny LovettINFO
Vacant Union Hill ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Socorro ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Grape Creek ISD; Search by: Grape Creek ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Santa Maria ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Vysehrad ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Vacant Hutto ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Brock ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Vacant Hereford ISD; Hereford ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Vacant Region 10 ESC
Executive Director; Thomposon & Horton LLP - David Thompson & Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Vacant Pettus ISD - Jesus Hernandez III, Chief of Staff,Southwest ISD; Search by: JCA Law, PLLC
and DBU Educational Leadership Consulting Corporation.INFO
Vacant United ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant San Benito CISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Carroll ISD; Search by: Carrrol ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Canadian ISD (Extended Timeline); Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Richards ISD; Search by: Leon|Alcala PLLCINFO
Vacant Louise ISD; Search by: Leon|Alcala PLLCINFO
Vacant University of Texas High School Special Purpose District; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Friona ISD; Friona ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Vacant Waco ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Northside ISD (Wilbarger Co.) ; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
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 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 Duncanville ISD - Dr. T. Lamar Goree, Superintendent,Caddo Parish Public Schools; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
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 Corrigan-Camden ISD - Mr. Brian Aiken , Assistant Superintendent,Crockett ISD; Search by: Leon|Alcala PLLCINFO
Lone Finalist Prairiland ISD - Jason Hostetler, Principal,Prairieland ISD; Search by: Prairieland ISD Board of Trustees and Supt. Jeff BallardINFO
Lone Finalist Laneville ISD - Terry Young, Director,Woodville ISD; Search by: SPALDING NICHOLS LAMP LANGLOISINFO
Lone Finalist Greenville ISD - Joe Lopez, Superintendent,Kermit ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Weimar ISD - Chase Seelke, Assistant Superintendent,Paradise ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Lone Finalist Mason ISD - Sean Leamon, Superintendent,Winters ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Normangee ISD - Justin Vercher, Principal,Hillsboro ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster (Updated Deadline)INFO
Lone Finalist Abilene ISD - Dr. John Kuhn, Superintendent,Mineral Wells ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Lone Finalist Pflugerville ISD - Dr. Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent,Victoria ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist Lufkin ISD - Dr. James Hockenberry, Assistant Superintendent,Longview ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist Willis ISD - Dr. Kimberly James, Deputy Superintendent,Corpus Christi ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist Panhandle ISD - Dr. John Sherrill, Principal,Archer City ISD; Search by: Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Lone Finalist Claude ISD - Brent Kirkland, Principal,Panhandle ISD; Search by: Claude ISD Board of Trustees & Jody JohnsonINFO
Lone Finalist Wilson ISD - Wesley Jones, Principal,Cross Plains ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Rogers ISD - Duana Brashear, Assistant Superintendent,Royal ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Whitehouse ISD - Dr. Casey Whittle, Assistant Superintendent,Wylie ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist Royse City ISD - Dr. Amy Anderson, Interim Superintendent,Royse City ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike MosesDavid Thompson & Dr. Curtis CulwellINFO
Lone Finalist Valley View ISD - James Womack, Superintendent,Richland Springs ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Lone Finalist Tenaha ISD - Jerrod Campbell, Principal,Timpson ISD; Search by: Tenaha ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Elkhart ISD - Kyle Johnson, Assistant Superintendent,Westwood ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Lumberton ISD - Dr. John Mathews, Assistant Superintendent,Celina ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Olton ISD - Michael Michaleson, Principal,Lockney ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Muenster ISD - Matthew Quick, Principal,Tatum ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Dew ISD - Kent Reynolds, Superintendent,Hallsburg ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Richland Springs ISD - Jeff Kirby, Superintendent,Poolville ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Doss CCISD; Search by:
Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Early ISD - Joan Otten, Director,Katy ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Presidio ISD - Carmen Rubner, Interim Superintendent,Presidio ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Henrietta ISD - Jaime Clark, Chief of Schools,Lewisville ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
New Super Prairie Lea ISD - Brian McCraw, Professor,American College of Education; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Gorman ISD - Bill Morgan, Principal,Rains ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
New Super Cross Plains ISD - Jason Henry, Principal,Eastland ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO

Explained: Everything voters need to know about Austin ISD’s tax rate election

July 1209:00 AM
 

The Austin school board last month adopted a $1.2 billion budget for the 2024-25 school year that depends on voters in November approving a tax rate of 92.87 cents per $100 of property valuation. The approved budget would leave Austin schools with a $41 million deficit for the upcoming school year. However, district officials said the proposed tax rate would keep the district from having a $78 million budget shortfall. Statewide, many school districts are grappling with ailing budgets as the Legislature last year did not pass any meaningful increases to public school funding to keep up with rising inflationary costs and demands for additional programming and services as well as employee pay raises — leaving districts to turn to local taxpayers to close the gap. view article  arw

Explained: Everything voters need to know about Austin ISD’s tax rate election

July 1209:00 AM
 

The Austin school board last month adopted a $1.2 billion budget for the 2024-25 school year that depends on voters in November approving a tax rate of 92.87 cents per $100 of property valuation. The approved budget would leave Austin schools with a $41 million deficit for the upcoming school year. However, district officials said the proposed tax rate would keep the district from having a $78 million budget shortfall. Statewide, many school districts are grappling with ailing budgets as the Legislature last year did not pass any meaningful increases to public school funding to keep up with rising inflationary costs and demands for additional programming and services as well as employee pay raises — leaving districts to turn to local taxpayers to close the gap. view article  arw

Longview ISD releases contract details, First 100-Day Plan for new Superintendent Dr. Marla Sheppard

July 0808:30 AM
 

Dr. Marla Sheppard's official contract with Longview ISD includes an annual salary of $275,000 and is effective from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027.  Terms of the contract include providing professional development and other benefits, including reimbursement for moving expenses and the requirement that Dr. Sheppard reside within the district. More information about Dr. Sheppard's contract is available on the district website: w3.LISD.org/leadership July 8, 2024 also marks Dr. Sheppard's first official workday as Superintendent and the new chief is not wasting any time! Her First 100-Day Plan outlines some of the immediate goals of her administration toward developing a long-term strategic vision for the entire district.  The plan emphasizes building transparent relationships with the board, fostering community engagement, and enhancing academic excellence, as well as fostering trust and buy-in within the greater Longview community.  Community members are encouraged to review the plan on the district website: w3.LISD.org/leadership For more information please contact LISD Communications at ask@lisd.org or call 903-381-2235.  

4th of July

July 0308:25 AM
 

Preventive Law: Thinking About Transportation Policies

July 0203:08 AM
 

Texas school districts are authorized to provide public school transportation. For those that do, motor vehicle accidents are fertile ground for claims against school districts. School districts may benefit from taking the time to review their risk management approach to the provision of transportation services.

Lockhart ISD providing free school supplies for 2024-2025 school year

June 2708:25 AM
 

During its meeting earlier this week, the Lockhart Independent School District Board of Trustees approved its budget for the year — which includes free school supplies for the 2024-2025 school year. Those school supplies are for all LISD students, the district said in a news release. view article  arw

Texas oil companies leak toxic gas near schools and homes. Is anyone stopping them?

June 1908:30 AM
 

Oil wells may be leaking toxic gas near your home or school. Across Texas, oil companies are belching hydrogen sulfide gas into communities with few or no repercussions, an investigation by the Examination and the Houston Chronicle has found. Known as H2S, the fumes escape from aging oil and wastewater tanks scattered within this community in the heart of the Permian Basin — one of the most productive oil fields in the world. Extremely high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide can kill quickly, but less attention has been paid to those breathing in lower levels of the gas in their daily lives. Studies have linked chronic low-level H2S exposure to neurological and other health problems. view article  arw

Billions in taxpayer dollars now go to religious schools via vouchers

June 1006:46 AM
 

Billions in taxpayer dollars are being used to pay tuition at religious schools throughout the country, as state voucher programs expand dramatically and the line separating public education and religion fades. School vouchers can be used at almost any private school, but the vast majority of the money is being directed to religious schools, according to a Washington Post examination of the nation’s largest voucher programs. Vouchers, government money that covers education costs for families outside the public schools, vary by state but offer up to $16,000 per student per year, and in many cases fully cover the cost of tuition at private schools. In some schools, a large share of the student body is benefiting from a voucher, meaning a significant portion of the school’s funding is coming directly from the government. view article  arw

H-E-B’s Charles Butt spends big to boost public schools. Why did he cut back before key elections?

June 0508:43 AM
 

Gov. Greg Abbott and pro-voucher groups pumped a record-breaking $15 million into flipping state House seats ahead of the March primaries, while the grocery giant’s political action committee spent just under $2 million supporting GOP incumbents. After bruising defeats in the first round, Butt spent even less in May’s runoffs, in which four more pro-voucher candidates won, securing a presumed majority in the House to pass Abbott’s plan next year to divert taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools. The week before the defeats, Butt’s political committee reported that it had left more than $10 million unspent in its account. view article  arw

Summer Posting Schedule

May 3109:18 AM
 

It's summer at TexasISD.com and for most of you as well. Summer tends to be slow for normal school news so we are adjusting our posting calendar for Monday through Thursday. In the event of special news or new superintendent vacancies those could still appear throughout the week.

May 2024 Bond List

May 0308:35 AM
 

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming May 2024 election cycle.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demands investigation into power outages in Hurricane Beryl’s wake

July 1209:00 AM
 

Gov. Greg Abbott wants an investigation into why more than 2 million Texans lost power after Hurricane Beryl barreled ashore Monday and why up to one-fourth of them might have to wait until next week before electricity is fully restored. "What I'm going to be doing immediately is instructing the Public Utility Commission to undertake an immediate study to find out why this is repeatedly happening in Houston, Texas," Abbott told Bloomberg TV in an interview from Asia where he is on an extended trade mission. "They should not be losing power." The target of Abbott's ire was CenterPoint Energy, an electricity transmission company that serves the Houston area where the outages have been concentrated. view article  arw

Live updates: 870K still don’t have power as Houston prepares for more rounds of heavy rainfall

July 1208:40 AM
 

More than 870,000 CenterPoint customers were still without power four days after Hurricane Beryl struck the Texas coast, according to the company's website Friday morning. In an update Thursday night, the company said it expects to restore power to 80% of affected customers by the end of the day Sunday. view article  arw

HISD cancelling summer school classes

July 1109:00 AM
 

We regret to announce that due to prolonged power outages at more than half of our summer school campuses, we are canceling all summer school classes and summer activities on Thursday, July 11, 2024, and Friday, July 12, 2024," the district wrote in an email to parents. "We have been in regular communication with CenterPoint, and it is clear they will not be able to retore power to our schools quickly enough to allow us to cool campuses and provide students a safe and comfortable learning environment." HISD will also close its Summer Meal sites this Thursday and Friday. The district plans to return to usual operations by Monday, July 15. view article  arw

Whitmire slams CenterPoint’s Beryl response

July 1109:00 AM
 

Houston Mayor John Whitmire on Wednesday offered a sharp critique of CenterPoint Energy's ongoing repairs in Southeast Texas, where more than 1 million residents remain without power more than 48 hours after Hurricane Beryl's landfall in Texas. "[CenterPoint] needs to do a better job," Whitmire told reporters after a Wednesday city council meeting, according to the Houston Chronicle's Abby Church. view article  arw

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Beryl updates: Electricity returns for some Texans but many won’t have power until this weekend

July 1109:00 AM
 

Across southeast Texas, residents and officials are assessing the damage and beginning the recovery process. Happening now CenterPoint expects to restore power to 750,000 customers by Sunday Matagorda County was "hardest hit" by Beryl, Patrick says Outages make it hard to discharge hospital patients, leading to backups Hurricane Beryl death toll rises to 10 Power restoration could take days and summer temperatures are rising Federal disaster declaration approved, Patrick says Texans begin to assess damage and plan clean-up efforts after bruising storm How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning from generators during power outages What should I do after a hurricane hits? Beryl makes landfall in Texas as Category 1 hurricane view article  arw

Days after Beryl, Texans toil to cope with debris, heat, rain and no power

July 1108:40 AM
 

A 30-foot garage structure, dismembered into rubble. An RV, tipped over. The last vestige of a boat dock, sitting in a front yard. People love Sargent, a town on the Gulf Coast, for its beach homes and friendly atmosphere. But days after Hurricane Beryl tore through communities along the coast and further inland, snatching trees out of the dirt and knocking out power for millions of Texans, Rod “Doc” Pierce, a 70-year-old handyman with a cigarette and a cup of vodka, reached back to his days on the battlefield to relay what he saw: “It looks like Vietnam after a bomb raid,” he said on Wednesday. Pierce lives on an RV site that saw water rise to hip-level during the storm, which slammed Texas as a Category 1 hurricane early Monday. Since then, he has had no power and no idea of when it would come back. It was so hot inside his RV without air, he said, that he slept on a chair outside overnight on Tuesday. view article  arw

‘A Complete Lie’: Biden’s Claims of Not Being Able to Contact Texas For Disaster Declaration Debunked

July 1108:30 AM
 

Acting Governor Dan Patrick released a lengthy statement debunking the president’s claims that he could not contact Texas leadership about providing federal disaster aid following Hurricane Beryl’s destruction. After President Joe Biden granted Patrick’s request for a major disaster declaration yesterday—which is required for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid—he accused the acting governor of being “unreachable.”  view article  arw

Lawmakers Press for Action on Border Crisis and Child Abuse Allegations Amid Inaction from House Speaker

July 1108:30 AM
 

Two state representatives are calling on the Texas House’s Democrat Criminal Jurisprudence Chair to hold interim hearings on urgent matters that they believe are putting Texas in imminent danger.  State Reps. Brian Harrison (R-Midlothian) and Nate Schatzline (R-Fort Worth) wrote a formal letter urging Criminal Jurisprudence Chair Joe Moody (D-El Paso) to hold hearings on border security, potential child abuse and fraud at Texas Children’s Hospital, and President Joe Biden’s lawfare against whistleblowers.   But despite calls from a growing group of Republican lawmakers over the past several weeks to add an investigation of the allegations to the House’s interim committee charges, Phelan has thus far ignored them. During Tuesday’s meeting, both Harrison and Schatzline—who serve on the committee—asked Moody if there was any possibility of discussing future legislation regarding the heinous crimes that have taken place. However, Moody explained he would have to review the committee rules to determine if the requested charges could be added.  view article  arw

More than half of Entergy and CenterPoint customers still without power in Montgomery County

July 1108:30 AM
 

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough said power restoration in the county is progressing, but Entergy officials say it could take several days to repair damage from Hurricane Beryl.  Entergy Texas storm crews have restored power to more than 70,000 customers late Tuesday after heavy rain and strong winds from Hurricane Beryl caused widespread outages across the area. CenterPoint has restored electricity to more than 850,000 of the more than 2.2 million customers that lost power during the storm. view article  arw

ICYMI: Prosper ISD officials project $20.3M budget shortfall and 5 more education updates

July 1108:30 AM
 

Prosper ISD officials project $20.3M shortfall in FY 2024-25 Expenses for the FY 2024-25 budget are expected to be $363.44 million, while revenue is expected to reach $343.14 million—leaving a shortfall of $20.3 million—according to a preliminary budget discussion held June 17. Richland High School to open with 9-12 graders, shift attendance zones in 2025-26 school year The grade configuration and attendance zone for Richland High School was approved by the board of trustees during a June 17 meeting. Students who are zoned for Richland High and will be in grades 9-11 in the 2025-26 school year will attend the new school. Rising seniors can choose to remain at Prosper High School or elect to move to Richland High Prosper ISD’s 19th elementary school named after educator Jana L. Thomson view article  arw

Pressure mounts on Houston power company to quickly restore service as city sweats after Beryl

July 1108:30 AM
 

HOUSTON (AP) — Pressure mounted Wednesday on Houston’s power utility as millions of residents still had no electricity nearly three days after Hurricane Beryl made landfall, stoking questions over how a city that is all too familiar with destructive weather was unable to better withstand a Category 1 storm. With frustration growing as Houston residents spent another sweltering day in search for places to cool off, fuel up and grab a bite to eat, a CenterPoint Energy executive faced a barrage from city leaders who wanted to know why it was taking so long to get the lights back on again. Mayor John Whitmire bluntly called on the utility to do a better job. “That’s the consensus of Houstonians. That’s mine,” Whitmire said. view article  arw

Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees approve deficit budget

July 1108:28 AM
 

Lubbock ISD is going into the 2024-25 school year overspending on its budget. The Board of Trustees has approved a deficit of $8.6 million. The district says this went to finance much needed pay raises for its staff, but Superintendent Dr. Kathy Rollo says she is not happy with the overall result. view article  arw

New Diana ISD ‘bright and talented’ majorette student dies after medical emergency

July 1108:28 AM
 

Amy Marzano, a soon-to-be junior at New Diana High School, died on Wednesday following a medical emergency, Superintendent Marshall Moore said. Marzano was a dedicated majorette in the high school band and during practice this morning, she experienced a medical emergency that was reportedly not related to the activity. view article  arw

Wylie ISD considers grant for electric school buses

July 1108:26 AM
 

Electric vehicles are becoming more common on the roads every day. Thanks to a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, Wylie Independent School District has the opportunity to introduce 22 electric school buses, which, if accepted, would make up one-third of the district’s bus fleet. view article  arw

Greenville ISD Police Arrest Suspected Shooter

July 1108:25 AM
 

Greenville ISD Police reportedly arrested Tekeysha Letoya McCloud, 44, a Houston woman suspected of being the shooter last Tuesday at a Greenville High School athletics facility. Greenville ISD said the shooter was the former spouse of a Greenville High School Coach. No one was hurt. view article  arw

New Diana ISD student dies following medical incident during majorette practice

July 1108:24 AM
 

A New Diana High School student has died following a medical episode she suffered during a majorette practice session. New Diana ISD Superintendent Marshall Moore announced Wednesday afternoon that Amy Marzano, who would have been a junior this fall, was transported to Longview Regional Hospital after she experienced a “medical emergency” during the morning practice session at the elementary school gym. Moore said that the emergency was not related to activity during the practice. view article  arw

See how Celina ISD students performed on end-of-course assessments in 2023-24

July 1108:23 AM
 

Celina ISD students’ scores improved year over year in most subjects of the end-of-course State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. The gist  Students are tested in five subject areas—algebra I, biology, English I and II, and U.S. history.   Four performance levels are used to measure a student’s score: view article  arw

Carroll ISD’s Lawsuit Against Biden Administration’s Title IX Rewrite Gets First Hearing

July 1009:00 AM
 

Carroll ISD’s attorneys argue the U.S. Department of Education would be improperly redefining the concept of a student’s biological sex to include gender ideology.   view article  arw

Save Austin Now PAC Calls on Appeals Court to ‘Do Their Job’

July 1008:30 AM
 

The Save Austin Now PAC has launched a radio ad calling the 3rd Court of Appeals to issue a ruling on homeless encampments. The verdict has been delayed for more than 340 days. view article  arw

White House Rips Act Requiring Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration

July 1008:30 AM
 

President Joe Biden released a statement strongly opposing a measure that would require voters to provide proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections. H.R. 8281, introduced by Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21), would require state election officials to inquire about proof of citizenship prior to administering voter registration forms. An individual would then have to show proof of U.S. citizenship in order to vote in federal elections. The measure, also known as the “Safeguarding American Voter Eligibility Act,” empowers state officials to accept a wide variety of documents with the aim of making it easier for citizens to register to vote. However, the Biden administration is poised to strike down the legislation if passed by Congress. view article  arw

Report: Biden Administration Sent Illegal Alien Children to Unsafe Environments

July 1008:30 AM
 

A new report shows that unaccompanied illegal alien children were being sent to live in unsafe environments under the Biden administration. A report from The Wall Street Journal revealed documents and interviews showing the federal government was repeatedly ignoring and overriding the concerns of lower-level workers who warned them about placing children in households with criminal records. At one holding facility near Los Angeles, California, more than 100 children were sent to live with temporary guardians previously issued denials by case coordinators. Nearly two dozen more denials were overturned by clerical errors or issues including missing fingerprints that were later resolved. However, many others were approved, with some of the home addresses tied to people with histories of criminal activity. Despite this knowledge, it cannot be determined what happened to the children after they left the facility. view article  arw

United ISD continues to interview superintendent candidates, expects to name a finalist by July 17

July 1008:29 AM
 

United ISD is one step closer to naming the next superintendent. The district told KGNS they are down to a handful of candidates. The search for a new superintendent began after the former superintendent was terminated following allegations of ongoing sexual harassment and retaliation against a district employee. From 16 candidates, the pool is now down to four, according to the district’s board members. view article  arw

Virginia: Gov. Youngkin orders Virginia schools establish ‘cell phone-free’ education policies

July 1008:28 AM
 

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin issued an executive order Tuesday to provide a cell phone-free education in the state's public schools. “This essential action will promote a healthier and more focused educational environment where every child is free to learn. Creating cell phone and social media-free educational environments in Virginia’s K-12 education system will benefit students, parents, and educators,” said Youngkin in a statement. view article  arw

Paris ISD Statement on Teacher Insurance

July 1008:28 AM
 

The Paris Independent School District school board recently held a special meeting to evaluate proposals for a new insurance provider for its employees, following a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. After careful consideration, the board decided to select Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas as the district’s new insurance provider. This decision was primarily driven by the affordability and comprehensive coverage offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, which aligned well with the district’s financial and healthcare needs. view article  arw