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Vacant Quanah ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant Farmersville ISD; Search by: Farmersville ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant La Porte ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Trenton ISD - Jeremy Strickland, High School Principal,Trenton ISD; Search by: Trenton ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Colmesneil ISD; Search by: Wells, Peyton, Greenberg & Hunt LLPINFO
Vacant Region 7 ESC Executive Director; Search By: Thompson & Horton , LLP - David Thompson and Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Vacant Baird ISD - Dr. Tim Little, Superintendent,Perryton ISD; Region XIV Education Service CenterINFO
Vacant Texas City ISD; Search By: Texas City ISD - Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Royal ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Region 2 ESC; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Mullin ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C. (search suspended)INFO
Vacant Booker ISD; Search by: Educational Solutions and Services, Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Vacant Spearman ISD; Search By: Spearman ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Merkel ISD - John O'Malley, Assistant Superintendent,Merkel ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Vacant White Deer ISD; Search by: White Deer ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16INFO
Vacant Kingsville ISD; Search conducted by O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo with Dr. Abelardo Saavedra and Dr. Daniel KingINFO
Vacant Dilley ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
Vacant Skidmore-Tynan ISD; Search by: Doug Arnold & Arte AlmendarezINFO
Vacant Brenham ISD; Search by: Karczewski Bradshaw SpaldingINFO
Vacant Executive Director
Fast Growth School Coalition
; Search By: Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Vacant Nederland ISD; Search by: Dr. Danny Lovett, Dr, Byron Terrier, Marianne Kondo, Region 5 ESCINFO
Vacant Edcouch-Elsa ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
Vacant Tuloso-Midway ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist West Sabine ISD - Cristal Joslin, Director of Federal Programs,Jasper ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Winnsboro ISD - Dave Wilcox, Assistant Superintendent,Atlanta ISD; Search by: Hardy Cook & Hardy, P.C. adINFO
Lone Finalist Jasper ISD - James Seybold, Director of Operaitons,Jasper ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
Lone Finalist Randolph Field ISD - Brian Holt, Superintendent,Booker ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Ector ISD - Jennifer Morris, Elementary Principal,Ector ISD; Search by: ECISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Celina ISD - Dr. Tom Maglisceau, Assistant Superintendent,Rockwall ISD; Search by: Celina ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
Lone Finalist Galena Park ISD - Dr. John C. Moore, Associate Superintendent,Galena Park ISD; Search by DRV Executive Services, Fred Rush & Dale DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Marlin ISD - Dr. Darryl J. Henson, Assistant Superintendent,Cedar Hill ISD; Search by: Educational Solutions and Services, Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Lone Finalist Grand Prairie ISD - Linda Ellis, Interim Superintendent,Grand Prairie ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Comanche ISD - Daron Worrell, Superintendent,Rocksprings ISD; Search by: Gary Speegle & Comanche ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist South San Antonio ISD - Marc Puig, Superintendent,Beeville ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo & Moak, Casey & AssociatesINFO
Lone Finalist Wharton ISD - Dr. Michael J. O'Guin, Assistant Superintendent,Hays CISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Early ISD - Dr. DeWayne Wilkins, Superintendent,Gordon ISD; Search By: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Manor ISD - Dr. Andre Spencer, Executive Superintendent,New York City Dept. Education; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Lone Finalist Ralls ISD - Dr. Nathan Maxwell, Associate Superintendent,Pampa ISD; Search by: Ralls ISD Board of Trustees Assitsted by Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Holliday ISD - Cody Carroll, Superintendent,Krum ISD; Search by: Holliday ISD & Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Bellevue ISD - Wade Wesley, Assistant Superintendent,Jacksboro ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Center ISD - Dr. Brian Morris, Superintendent,Columbus ISD; Search By Jim Largent, Largent Consulting Services, LLCINFO
Lone Finalist El Campo ISD - Robert P. Callaghan, Superintendent,Newton Community School District, Newton, Iowa; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary Patterson & Dr. Dr. Jeanette Winn MoczygembaINFO
Lone Finalist Pilot Point ISD - Todd Southard, High School Principal,Pilot Point ISD; Search by: Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett PCINFO
Lone Finalist Lake Travis ISD - Paul Norton, Superintendent,Texarkana ISD; Search By: Lake Travis ISD - Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Shallowater ISD - Dr. Anita Hebert, Assistant Superintendent,Magnolia ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Alba-Golden ISD - Cole McClendon, Superintendent,Sam Rayburn ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Beeville ISD - Travis Fanning, Assistant Superintendent,Cypress-Fairbanks ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Gregory-Portland ISD - Michelle M. Cavazos, Chief Academic Officer,Austin ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Montgomery ISD - Dr. Heath Morrison, Superintendent,Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools North Carolina; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
New Super Santa Anna ISD - Todd White, Assistant Superintendent,Perryton ISD; Search By: Region 15 ESCINFO
New Super McCamey ISD - Michael Valencia, Principal,McCamey ISD; Search by: Ronnie Golson & McCamey ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Sweetwater ISD - Dr. Drew Howard, Dir. of School Governance,Texas Education Agency; Region XIV Education Service CenterINFO
New Super Rosebud-Lott ISD - James Rosebrock, Superintendent,George West ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Carrizo Springs ISD - Jose Cervantes, Superintendent,Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Winona ISD; Search by: Wes Hickey & WISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Lumberton ISD - Dr. Tony Tipton, Exec. Dir. for Innovation,Little Elm ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD - Mike Burns, Assistant Superintendent,Malakoff ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Blooming Grove ISD - Rick Hartley, Superintendent; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Crowell ISD - Donald Rhodes, Superintendent,Damon ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO

Walkthrough temperature scanners acquired for Sharyland schools

June 2908:30 AM
 

MISSION — Among the host of challenges schools are expected to solve before children return to in-person class this August is just how exactly to identify students who may be infected with COVID-19, and how to keep them from spreading the virus to the rest of the student body.  The Sharyland school board voted last week to spend $178,488 on a high-tech effort they believe may help to accomplish that goal, purchasing 52 walk-through infrared temperature scanners the district plans to deploy at the entrance of every campus and some other district offices. view article  arw

LISD discusses plans for standard or remote learning options next year

June 2908:30 AM
 

The LISD Board of Trustees discussed their 2020-21 Instructional Continuity plan that includes more virtual and remote learning details during a special called meeting on Thursday. During the meeting, the board agreed that students wearing masks for the upcoming school year was the best course of action in the case of traditional learning. LISD Superintendent Dr. Sylvia Rios said that during the TEA Commissioner meeting, that plans have been affected by the recent spikes of COVID-19.  Dr. Gerardo Cruz, the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, also presented summaries of recent TEA commissioner meetings that included the June 18, June 23 and expectations for the July 2 meeting view article  arw

Demographic study shows Temple ISD primed for growth

June 2908:30 AM
 

In conclusion of a successful in-person graduation ceremony, there is finally appropriate closure for the 2019-20 school year. As a district we can now shift our focus back to the Temple Independent School District 2025 Plan. In previous installments I discussed the components of the TISD 2025 Plan and provided progress per each indicator. By sharing the results of the most recent demographic study, I aim to update the community on the fourth of the five identified indicators: growth. Early in 2018, Temple ISD, the city of Temple, developers, builders and realtors had multiple conversations discussing the growth potential within the school district’s boundaries. In response, Temple ISD secured a professional service for a baseline demographic study in May of 2018 — the first demographic study of our district in over a decade. The results of this report were delivered at the October 2018 board meeting and included in more than 60 presentations community-wide as part of my TISD 2025 community update. view article  arw

Waco ISD talks distance learning options, shortfalls

June 2908:30 AM
 

WACO, Texas (KWTX) -The Waco Independent School District said Thursday it isn’t sure what the fall semester will look like, but it’s working toward a solution.  The Waco School Board met virtually to discuss options.  With the delay of guidance from the Texas Education Agency for the second straight week, school board member Robin Houston applauded Waco ISD’s efforts.  “I think it’s wonderful that our district is being proactive and trying to put something in place with no guidance, you know, trying to take a shot in the dark,” she said. view article  arw

Midland officials discuss spike in cases and future action

June 2908:30 AM
 

MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – In a virtual press conference Thursday afternoon, MISD Superintendent Orlando Riddick says the school district is taking steps to keep the community safe after a official tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday evening.  Fears of community spread come from the June 22nd MISD Board meeting where this official was present. The meeting was held at the Bowie Fine Arts Center. view article  arw

Athens ISD names lone finalist for superintendent

June 2908:30 AM
 

Doctor Janie Sims is expected to be the next superintendent of the district, following the death of Blake Stiles back in May.  Doctor Sims has served the district for 20 years, after beginning her career as a classroom teacher in Abilene.    (25) view article  arw

Spring ISD passes deficit budget for employee raises, full-day pre-K

June 2908:25 AM
 

Spring ISD passed its 2020-21 budget during a special meeting last Tuesday, the first deficit budget the district has passed in some time due to a pay increase, full-day prekindergarten and other projects. Board members passed the overall budget made up of $426 million, including $337 million for general fund expenditures, representing a $7.1 million deficit. Spring ISD Chief Financial Officer Ann Westbrooks said the deficit was due to the challenging budget environment caused by the coronavirus pandemic and flattened student enrollment, which is projected to be about 35,433 students next year. view article  arw

UPDATE: Crawford ISD, Mart ISD suspending summer strength, conditioning camp activities

June 2908:25 AM
 

CRAWFORD/MART, Texas – The Crawford Independent School District is suspending all summer strength and conditioning camp activities.The district posted on social media Friday afternoon that this is due to the escalating situation concerning COVID-19, as well as the effort to protect student athletes as much as possible.  This rule is in effect until July 13th. view article  arw

Racist comments by Tyler ISD students on social media under investigation

June 2908:25 AM
 

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Tyler Independent School District is investigating racists comments that have been circulating on social media.The posts refers to the renewed debate over whether the name of Robert E. Lee High School should be changed. Some also refer to an athlete who is refusing to wear her jersey unless the name is changed.  The messages appeared to have originated from Instagram. They contain obscenity, references to slavery, and racist and threatening language including comments about “keeping a ….. knife” and “….. our white supremacy selfs.” view article  arw

Fort Worth ISD High Schools Hold Senior Commencement, Mask Required

June 2908:25 AM
 

This week, the Fort Worth Independent School District has been holding Senior Commencement Celebrations. But because of a recent state order that put limits on large gatherings, the school district had to move Friday’s start time up, by several hours - from 7 p.m., to 1 p.m.Anxious students waited to walk across the stage at Farrington Field in Fort Worth even if it was just for the memories, and pictures  “It’s really exciting, but it’s confusing because it’s like, everything happened all of a sudden,” said Senior Monica Escarsega. view article  arw

Texas Education Agency advises Cy-Fair ISD, other school districts on attendance for 2020-2021 school year

June 2908:25 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency has released guidelines and suggestions for Texas school districts to follow for the 2020-2021 school year in order to receive attendance-based funding and instruct students as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state.  The TEA has released COVID-19 related waivers, expectations for instruction in order for districts to receive funding and details on the distribution of personal protective equipment for students and staff. view article  arw

Harassment and Discrimination Complaints in Irving High Schools

June 2908:25 AM
 

A group of Irving High School students is demanding action over complaints about racial, religious and sexual harassment and discrimination by adults at their campuses.  During stay at home time, the students exchanged social media, discovered similar concerns from in-person class time at multiple Irving High Schools, and formed an organization they call ‘Irving Diverse Student Alliance,’ or IDSA. view article  arw

Groveton, Hughes Springs suspends summer workouts amid COVID-19 spike

June 2908:25 AM
 

GROVETON, Texas (KETK) – Groveton ISD and Hughes Springs ISD have suspended summer workouts, citing COVID-19 concerns.  Both districts have suspended all summer workouts until Monday, July 13.  Groveton ISD says it is “strictly a precautionary measure to keep our student athletes and staff safe.” view article  arw

New changes are coming to the Amarillo ISD 2020-2021 school year.

June 2908:25 AM
 

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) –Some new changes are coming to the Amarillo ISD 2020-2021 school year. Not only can students pick between in-person or virtual learning, but additional guidelines are also being added.  When it comes to virtual school, AISD said it is a fluid option that can be accessed at any time, if a student wants to make the change to the virtual option, it is highly recommended that students only make a change at semester, if possible. view article  arw

Coronavirus updates in Central Texas: Pflugerville ISD food services employee tests positive for COVID-19

June 2908:25 AM
 

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates, closures and postponements in Central Texas for Sunday, June 28.  KVUE is keeping you updated with the latest coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, news in the Austin area.  Scroll down for the top headlines and latest updates in KVUE's June 29 live blog. view article  arw

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPLAINTS UNDER THE NEW TITLE IX REGULATIONS:  

A SPECIALIZED THREE-PART LIVE, INTERACTIVE TRAINING ON HOW TO REPORT, RESPOND AND INVESTIGATE

Under the new Title IX regulations, which go into effect on August 14, 2020, the responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator will be expanded and all employees will need to know how to identify and report sexual harassment.   There will be a new required formal complaint and investigation process. 

This three-part webinar is designed for specialized audiences to help you implement the new regulations successfully.

Part I   9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Training for all District staff and administrators

A basic training on how to identify sexual harassment as now defined under the new regulations and how to report sexual harassment.  The new regulations now include dating violence and stalking in the definition of sexual harassment.  This session will address how to identify these elements, along with previously defined types of sexual harassment.  (Note:  your district will receive a copy of the recording of this session, which can be  used as a training module for future  employee training.)

Part II  9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Specialized Training for Title IX Coordinators, Facilitators and Decisions Makers

A more thorough training on the new Title IX regulations focusing on the expanded role of the Title IX Coordinator, new burden of proof requirements, the formal complaint process, voluntary resolution, and the role of facilitators.  The required investigative process and separate role of decisionmakers will also be covered.  These components are particularly important in helping districts avoid liability for deficiencies in investigation and procedure.

Part III  10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Specialized Training for Investigators

An in-depth training detailing how to conduct an investigation into sexual harassment under the new regulations and the new requirement to make a written determination as to responsibility.  The faculty will review the new procedural requirements for investigations into formal complaints, including what the selected burden of proof means, the opportunity for parties or their representatives to present fact and expert witnesses and evidence, the written notice requirements for investigative interviews, evidence sharing requirements, and the opportunity for each party to submit written questions to the other party.

Faculty: 

John Janssen has practiced law for 25 years, including five years as general counsel and Title IX Coordinator for a Texas public school district.  He has investigated numerous reports of discrimination of harassment of students and employees and has represented public school districts in complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.   A former member of the State Bar’s Administration of the Rules of Evidence Committee, John is a litigator with years of experience investigating issues and handling a wide variety of disputes in the courtroom, mediation, and arbitration.  John earned his law degree at The University of Texas School of Law and is a member of the Texas Council of School Attorneys.

Michelle Alcala has practiced law over 16 years, is an experienced litigator, and is Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  She is experienced in representing clients before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and in conducting workplace investigations into issues of harassment and discrimination.  Michelle has handled a variety of education law issues, including grievances, internal investigations, administrative proceedings and courtroom litigation.  She regularly provides trainings on a variety of education law topics, including school investigations and reporting educator misconduct.  Michelle earned her law degree at Harvard Law School and is a member of the Texas Council of School Attorneys.

Michael Roseberry is an education lawyer with more than a decade of experience working with discrimination, disability and education issues, including experience as a Director of ADA Compliance at The University of Colorado Boulder. He routinely advises school administrators on issues relating to the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  Michael earned his law degree from The University of Colorado School of Law and is a member of the Texas Council of School Attorneys.

Registration Fee:  $400 per school district for the entire package of trainings, which includes a recording of the entire program and forms relating to complaints and investigations, with license to these items at your campuses throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

For more information or to register contact: SLATraining@saraleonlaw.com

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Title IX Administrator Conference

October 20-21, 2020
Austin Marriott North

A Title IX Conference specifically designed for K-12 administrators!

Join us for our sixth annual forum for Title IX coordinators. This conference is designed to provide realistic support to school administrators in order to protect both their students and their districts in matters such as promoting gender equity in athletics and providing an environment free from gender-based harassment.

 

Appropriate for Title IX Coordinators, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Campus Administrators, Athletic Directors, Coaches, School Board Trustees, and Teachers.

 

Title IX Boot Camp (half day)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 - 5:00 pm

 

Title IX Administrator Conference
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

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2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

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Midway ISD planning for ‘safe start’ this fall

June 2908:25 AM
 

HEWITT, Texas – Midway Independent School District Superintendent George Kazanas sent out a statement Thursday night regarding the district’s reopening plans for the start of school this August. Kazanas says this is an important and complicated topic, with many details to share. The following information is taken from the statement: view article  arw

Returning to school this fall may be ‘extremely difficult’ with covid-19 still raging, South Carolina official says

June 2908:25 AM
 

School districts have been planning for the 2020-21 school year with a growing consensus that the most likely scenario would be a mix of in-school and virtual learning. But now, with coronavirus infection rates rising, South Carolina’s top education official says reopening school buildings will be “extremely difficult” if a rise in covid-19 cases is not stemmed — and other states are likely to be in the same position.South Carolina State Superintendent Molly Spearman just released final recommendations for districts to consider as they plan for the new school year even as the state is experiencing a sharp rise in covid-19 cases. More than 1,000 were reported on Monday, adding to a sharp spike in June. view article  arw

Letter to Governor Abbott-Teachers Need Time

June 2908:25 AM
 

Texas AFT sent a letter today asking Governor Greg Abbott to waive Texas Education Code § 21.210(a) (which requires a teacher under a term contract to file a written resignation with the board of trustees no later than the 45th day before the first day of instruction of the following year to avoid penalty). view article  arw

Northeast, two Hays schools latest to suspend summer workouts amid coronavirus spike

June 2908:25 AM
 

Northeast High School in the Austin school district and Hays and Johnson high school in the Hays school district are the latest to postpone summer strength and conditioning programs.  Northeast’s football coaching staff tweeted Saturday that it has halted its summer workouts “effective immediately,” citing the surge of positive coronavirus tests in Travis County in recent weeks. The tweet did not mention any positive tests by any Northeast athlete, coach or staff member. According to the tweet, the school will resume its strength and conditioning program July 13.  “We have made this decision to suspend conditioning camps because of the recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Austin and Travis County,” the Northeast staff tweeted. “The safety of Northeast Raider athletes and coaching staff and all their families is our first priority.” view article  arw

CA: Charter Decides To Grab A Small Business Loan

June 2908:25 AM
 

Palisades Charter High School has a lot of history. When launched in 1961, it was the most expensive high school in the LA City School system. The state grabbed the farm property through eminent domain; previous residents included the daughter if Francis X. Bushman, and Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. Members of the Class of '65 were the basis for What Really Happened to the Class of '65?. By 1989, 20/20 aired an episode about the school, characterizing the school as both high academic performance and high drug and alcohol abuse. view article  arw

Arlington ISD Superintendent Updates Families For Their Return To School This Fall

June 2908:25 AM
 

In a letter to parents and guardians today, Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos shared what the Arlington ISD knows so far about how students and teachers will return to class this fall. Here is his letter: view article  arw

Sen. John Cornyn opens up on coronavirus testing in Texas, errant stimulus payments and schooling

June 2908:25 AM
 

HOUSTON — Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz (both R-Texas) on Thursday formally asked the federal government to continue funding community-based coronavirus testing sites in Texas. The support is supposed to run out in five days.  “Obviously, in light of what's happening in Texas, this is not a time to pull back on testing,” Cornyn told KHOU11. “I think everybody realizes that we need to tap the brakes and not to and make sure we manage our way through this. So we'll be following up with the personal phone calls (and) if I need to call the president, I will. But I expect this will be worked out here more or less informally.” view article  arw

Texas schools will have 2 new ways to calculate attendance — and state funding — in the fall

June 2908:25 AM
 

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas school districts will have two new ways of calculating attendance come the fall semester, when many are set to reopen for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency announced its two modes of attendance-counting for the 2020-21 school year — and how they will contribute towards state funding. view article  arw

Decatur:  DISD STUDENTS EXPOSED TO COVID-19

June 2908:25 AM
 

Decatur ISD has canceled the high school prom set for Saturday and stopped its summer conditioning athletic workouts after at least 20 students at McCarroll Middle School came into contact with an individual who was symptomatic and tested positive for COVID-19. “It was a situation where we had 20 families with direct exposure, and it was the right thing to do,” said Decatur ISD Superintendent Joseph Coburn. view article  arw

Beaumont:  West Brook High School suspends summer workouts after player, staff member test positive for COVID-19

June 2908:25 AM
 

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Independent School District confirms a football player and staff member at West Brook High School has tested positive for the coronavirus.  In wake of the new cases on the Beaumont ISD campus, the district has decided to suspend all West Brook voluntary summer workouts until July 6.    Beaumont ISD received notice that a staff member assigned to facilitate West Brook High School summer workouts tested positive for COVID-19 after an athlete reported a positive test last night around 7:30 pm to head coach Eric Peevey.  view article  arw

Fort Worth ISD Promises Race Conversations Will Continue

June 2908:20 AM
 

Thursday night, leaders of various departments within the Fort Worth ISD logged into zoom to listen to parents, students, and teacher's concerns about race but teaching in a pandemic was top of mind. "I feel uncomfortable. There's not enough assurances, what are the safeguards for those peoples," said one teacher. view article  arw

Klein ISD reschedules graduation ceremonies, shifts from in-person to drive-and-go proms

June 2908:20 AM
 

In response to an increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Greater Houston area, Klein ISD has rescheduled its in-person graduation ceremonies and shifted from hosting in-person proms to drive-and-go proms, the district announced June 25. view article  arw

‘There will be consequences’: Alamo Heights ISD officials respond to viral video allegedly involving high school students using racial slur

June 2908:20 AM
 

A viral video allegedly involving several Alamo Heights High School students is forcing district officials to respond to the incident. In the video, one of the teens can be heard using a racial slur. People have reposted the video on social media, asking the district to take action. The district said there would be consequences for those students. Alamo Heights ISD officials released the following statement: view article  arw

Garland ISD Places Summer Strength and Conditioning Programs on Hold Amid Spread of COVID-19

June 2908:20 AM
 

Garland ISD has announced that it will place summer strength and conditioning programs at all district high schools on hold until July 13. According to the school district, the decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of athletes and coaches in light of the spread of COVID-19. view article  arw

San Antonio: North East ISD, Judson ISD suspend summer camps

June 2908:20 AM
 

North East ISD and Judson ISD decided Sunday to suspend their summer sports camps because of the area’s rising cases of COVID-19. The suspensions begin Monday until further notice. North East and J view article  arw

Abilene ISD puts girls athletics summer workouts on hold after area athlete tests positive

June 2908:20 AM
 

Abilene ISD is putting its girls athletic summer workouts on hold until July 13, a source within the district said on Sunday. The suspension stems from a Jim Ned female athlete and a Sweetwater adult testing positive for COVID-19 and possibly interacting with Abilene High and Cooper athletes at the Abilene Youth Sports Authority's Dodge Jones Sports Center. view article  arw

Belton ISD Planning For Three Scenarios For Fall

June 2908:20 AM
 

Belton ISD announced they will be sending out a survey to teachers and parents. In a Facebook post, school Superintendent Mike Smith said that without guidance from the TEA on what measures will need to be in place to keep kids safe, they’re going to go ahead and fully plan for three separate outcomes. view article  arw

Royal ISD workouts shut down until July 6

June 2908:20 AM
 

Royal ISD announced Tuesday that a student-athlete who had attended sport-specific training for cross country the day prior, June 22, had direct exposure to an individual who had tested positive for COVID-19 and as a result, all workouts were suspended until July 6. view article  arw

Groveton ISD and Hughes Spring ISD suspend summer workouts over COVID-19 concerns

June 2908:20 AM
 

Two more East Texas school districts have suspended summer workouts until Monday, July 13. Hughes Spring ISD posted on their Twitter account Sunday afternoon that,“Due to concerns over the spike in COVID in TX, the HS Ath Dept will suspend summer workouts until July 13. Our action now will help ensure everyone’s safety &” slowing the spread” only helps our chances of returning to school & sports in August!” view article  arw

Humble ISD suspends extracurricular activities through July 12 after new coronavirus restriction

June 2908:20 AM
 

Humble ISD has joined several other area school districts, including nearby Crosby ISD, in deciding to suspend extracurricular activities through at least July 12. The move comes after Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Gov. Greg Abbott imposed new restrictions on Friday to help the region grapple with growing coronavirus cases. view article  arw