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Vacant Lumberton ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
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 Center ISD; Search By Jim Largent, Largent Consulting Services, LLCINFO
Vacant Winona ISD; Search by: Wes Hickey & WISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Lake Travis ISD; Search By: Lake Travis ISD - Thompson & Horton 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 Alba-Golden ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Bellevue ISD - Search by: Region 9 ESC; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Spearman ISD; Search By: Spearman ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Pilot Point ISD; Search by: Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett PCINFO
Vacant Holliday ISD; Search by: Holliday ISD & Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Ralls ISD; Search by: Ralls ISD Board of Trustees Assitsted by Region 17 ESCINFO
Vacant Merkel ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Vacant White Deer ISD; Search by: White Deer ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16INFO
Vacant Montgomery ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Shallowater ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
Vacant El Campo ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Gregory-Portland ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant George West ISD; Search by: George West ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Beeville ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
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
Lone Finalist Big Sandy ISD - Mike Burns, Assistant Superintendent,Malakoff ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Blooming Grove ISD - Rick Hartley, Superintendent; Search by: Arrow Educational 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 Sweetwater ISD - Dr. Drew Howard, Dir. of School Governance,Texas Education Agency; Region XIV Education Service CenterINFO
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 Rosebud-Lott ISD - James Rosebrock, Superintendent,George West ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Santa Anna ISD - Todd White, Assistant Superintendent,Perryton ISD; Search By: Region 15 ESCINFO
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 Carrizo Springs ISD - Jose Cervantes, Superintendent,Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Early ISD - Dr. DeWayne Wilkins, Superintendent,Gordon ISD; Search By: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Crowell ISD - Donald Rhodes, Superintendent,Damon ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Manor ISD - Dr. Andre Spencer, Executive Superintendent,New York City Dept. Education; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Lone Finalist McCamey ISD - Michael Valencia; Search by: Ronnie Golson & McCamey ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Smyer ISD - Chris Wade, Superintendent,Ralls ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Weatherford ISD - Dr. Beau Rees, Superintendent,Montgomery ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C.INFO
New Super Navarro ISD - Wendi D. Russell, Wendi D. Russell,Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Wells ISD - Jill Gaston, High School Principal,Wells ISD; Search by: Wells ISD Board of Trustees adINFO
New Super Belton ISD - Dr. Matthew Smith, Chief of Staff,Leander ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Harleton ISD - Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent,Big Sandy ISD; Search by: Harleton ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Ganado ISD - Erin Fasel, Assistant Superintendent,Johnson City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Moulton ISD - Christopher Ulcak, Assistant Superintendent,Goliad ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Rio Hondo ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Slaton ISD - Jim Andrus, Assistant Superintendent,Slaton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Iraan-Sheffield ISD - Tracy Canter, Executive Director Special Services,Ector Coutny ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Marathon ISD - Dr. Peter H. Price, Director of Social & Emotional Learning,Austin ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Dr. Ann DixonINFO

Richardson ISD considers June relaunch for sports workouts, will delay band practice until at least July

May 2808:30 AM
 

Conversations about whether to resume sports workouts and band practices next month are underway in Richardson ISD.   Public school districts across Texas will be allowed to relaunch strength-and-conditioning programs and band practices starting June 8, according to a May 22 press release from the University Interscholastic League, the sanctioning body for academic, athletic and arts competitions in Texas middle and high schools.  RISD officials said they are still unsure of when band practice will begin view article  arw

New “Equity Coalition” Pushes Back on AISD Board

May 2808:30 AM
 

Austin Independent School District's search for a successor to outgoing Superintendent Paul Cruz has underlined equity concerns – both old and new ones – for some community members. On Tuesday, May 26, a sizable group of parents, caregivers, and advocates released a letter to AISD's board of trustees outlining those concerns and calling for better community engagement and transparency as the board conducts its search during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The letter's signatories – calling themselves the AISD Equity Coalition – argue that recent AISD actions have "highlighted long standing inequities and resulted in a loss of trust in the current leadership" and left some parents and community members "feeling shut out and marginalized." AISD plans to find Cruz's replacement by his last day, Aug. 31 – a timeline that the district has previously said renders an interim president unnecessary. view article  arw

Local school districts receive CARES funding

May 2808:30 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency is distributing portions of federal funds to local school districts to help make up for COVID-19 losses through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. arw

Attending school is a crucial check on child abuse

May 2808:30 AM
 

If there is anything positive in the horrific story of a Dallas grandmother’s May 10 arrest for allegedly tying up and locking her 6-year-old grandchild in a rat-infested shed, it is that a neighbor cared enough about the child’s welfare to call the police, and the young boy, along with his brother and sister, were removed from the Pleasant Grove home by Child Protective Services and are now in foster care.  Sadly, however, due to school closures during the coronavirus pandemic, the chances that such heartbreaking cases of child abuse will be reported are far lower than they were in March before all 230 schools in the Dallas Independent School District, serving approximately 157,000 students, ceased daily classes, along with thousands of other schools across the state. view article  arw

School board discusses future district growth

May 2808:30 AM
 

During their first online meeting on Monday, May 18, the Elgin Independent School District board of trustees listened to a presentation summarizing population growth in the district.  Representatives from Population and Survey Analysts (PASA), a research firm that specializes in working with high-growth school districts, presented their findings from a months-long study of Elgin ISD, analyzing population trends in the area and offering suggested plans for the school district to accommodate upcoming growth.  The entire presentation and report from PASA is included in the agenda packet for the May 18 school board meeting, which can be found through the Elgin ISD website at www. elginisd.net/Page/1346. view article  arw

Southeast Texas schools opt out of TEA assessment

May 2808:30 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency rolled out an optional end-of-year assessment earlier this month, giving parents and school districts the opportunity to gauge the progress students made in the weeks since schools were shut down as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.  But in Southeast Texas, many districts are opting not to participate in the assessment, citing satisfactory passing rates and the need for a break after months of chaotic change. view article  arw

Analysis: Rising property values — and taxes — during an economic slump BY ROSS RAMSEY

May 2808:30 AM
 

Many Texas property owners are sweating potential increases in their taxes, which are based on property values that don't reflect a pandemic, an oil price collapse or a slumping economy.  Texans can now eat in shopping mall food courts, go bowling, drink in bars, eat in restaurants, watch rodeos, get their hair fixed — and get steaming mad about their property taxes.  One of those activities was never interrupted. But between the pandemic and the economic slump, property owners’ annual anguish over property appraisals and taxes has shifted.  Local governments that rely heavily on property taxes to pay for everything from public schools to police to parks are squeezed — but so are their taxpayers.   (27) view article  arw

Austin ISD parents, advocacy groups ask district for slower superintendent search; calling it ‘concerning’

May 2808:29 AM
 

Hundreds of parents, educators, community members and grassroots organizations said in a letter to the Austin ISD Board of Trustees that they're concerned with AISD's actions when searching for a new superintendent to take Dr. Paul Cruz's place in August. The letter states the recent actions have "highlighted long-standing inequities and resulted in a loss of trust in current leadership." view article  arw

Coronavirus in Midland: What you need to know

May 2808:25 AM
 

Junior League of Midland has donated $10,000 to Midland Education Foundation to help supply Wi-Fi hotspots to Midland ISD students for remote learning during the pandemic, according to a press release from the nonprofit.  When schools were closed, MISD checked out more than 3,500 technology devices, such as ChromeBooks, for students to access Google Classroom. WiFi buses were deployed to six distribution locations in the county to support Wi-Fi access. view article  arw

San Antonio 8th-graders’ wifi bus proposal wins citywide challenge seeking ways to close digital divide

May 2808:25 AM
 

For this year’s SA Smart City Challenge, local leaders asked teams of middle and high school students to come up with ideas on bridging the digital divide.  That was weeks before the coronavirus pandemic pushed school and work online, raising the stakes for those left behind without high-speed internet — about a quarter of San Antonio families.  A team of eighth-graders from the Krueger School of Applied Technologies in the North East Independent School District proposed turning buses into mobile internet cafes, beating nine other finalists Tuesday to win the Mayor’s Cup, the competition’s top prize.  “We’ve been working so hard on the project,” said Kirsten Scott, 14, the team’s project manager view article  arw

Amarillo ISD board extends district’s one to one technology initiative

May 2808:25 AM
 

The Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees took action during a Tuesday afternoon special meeting to further expand the district’s one to one technology initiative for students from first grade to 12th grade.  The board approved a measure to purchase additional Chromebook devices to include all students in first through eighth grades. This will amount to the purchase of approximately 12,000 additional devices, costing the district $4,060,094. view article  arw

Texarkana, Texas ISD offers free summer meals to students

May 2808:25 AM
 

TEXARKANA, Texas - The Texarkana, Texas Independent School District (ISD) will offer free meals during the summer through July 31.  The district will have two locations set up for grab-and-go meals at Theron Jones Early Literacy Center and Texas Middle School. Both locations will be open from 10-11:45 a.m.  The district says it will have several buses set up for students who can't get to the grab and go locations. The district says the buses will run Monday through Friday to another three or four locations.   view article  arw

Katy ISD Moves Graduation Ceremonies Outside to Legacy Stadium

May 2808:25 AM
 

KATY (Covering Katy News) - The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees has decided to move its graduation ceremonies outside to Legacy Stadium. They had previously been schedule to be held inside at the Merrell Center, the traditional location for commencement exercises. The outdoor location will allow for easier social distancing and ceremonies at the Merrill Center are no longer possible due to updated state guidelines. view article  arw

Killeen ISD launching Class of 2020 Virtual Graduations, highlights Starmakers on billboards

May 2808:25 AM
 

KILLEEN, Texas – The Killeen Independent School District will be launching a series of virtual graduation ceremonies this weekend to honor approximately 2,500 Class of 2020 graduates from five high schools.  Early College High School, Ellison High School, Harker Heights High School, Shoemaker High School and Killeen High School virtual graduations will broadcast on KISD-TV on Spectrum Channel 17 and Killeen ISD’s website and social media platforms from May 29 to 31.  The schedule includes the following: view article  arw

Houston:  10 HISD seniors surprised with $5,000 scholarships for college

May 2808:25 AM
 

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Independent School District Interim Superintendent, Dr. Grenita Lathan, is surprising 10 high school seniors at their homes with this year's Superintendent Scholars Award.  Usually, the surprise takes place at the school, but because of COVID-19, things looked a little different this year.  "We didn't want to miss the opportunity to let them know we're proud of them," said Lathan.   view article  arw

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Opinion: Why standardized STAAR testing at home and start of school year matters during pandemic

May 2808:25 AM
 

The COVID-19 pandemic makes clear that policy without data is a disaster or, at best, a recipe for the occasionally effective. One-size-fits-all policies satisfy few, rob us of the ability to tailor support by subgroups of people and bring a host of unintended consequences. People across the political spectrum agree that we need robust access to high quality testing — for both the active virus and the antibodies — so that we can determine and prioritize the right interventions and guidelines. view article  arw

Silsbee Middle School gets new principal

May 2808:25 AM
 

Southeast Texas educator Amanda Jenkins has been named as the new principal at the Edwards-Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School, the district announced in a statement.  Jenkins will take the role of principal after more than 20 years of education experience, starting in Port Arthur ISD as a third grade teacher. view article  arw

Tomball ISD changes graduation date to June, moves location to Woodforest Bank Stadium

May 2808:25 AM
 

Tomball ISD announced to families on May 22 its decision to change the date and location for the class of 2020 graduation ceremony. The event, which was scheduled to happen in July, is now slated to take place Thursday, June 11 at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah.  Tomball High School’s ceremony is planned in the morning at 8 a.m. and Tomball Memorial in the evening at 8 p.m.; the district has set a rain date alternative for Friday, June 12. view article  arw

Roma ISD posts instructional video for mini-graduations

May 2808:25 AM
 

ROMA, Texas — The Roma Independent School District shared an instructional video on its upcoming mini-graduations. The district posted on their social media pages the rules they will be adhering to.  The video informs parents the event will also be live-streamed, as only one vehicle per graduate will be allowed.  Photos from the mini-graduations will also be shared on the district’s social media page. view article  arw

MISD graduation honors 24 seniors

May 2808:25 AM
 

The 24 Medina High School seniors in the class of 2020, along with seniors across the nation, faced a final disappoint of the year as the chance for a traditional graduation looked smaller and smaller.  Superintendent Kevin Newsom, the Medina Independent School District Board of Directors, teachers, staff and the Medina community set a goal to make a traditional MISD outdoor graduation happen if possible…and they succeeded. view article  arw

Schools plan for coming academic year

May 2808:25 AM
 

HARLINGEN — Across the country, school districts are planning for one of the most challenging school years in modern history as officials monitor the coronavirus and speculate on the strength of its emergence this fall.  In Harlingen, district officials are considering staggering classroom days to help maintain students’ social distancing during the school year that might start earlier than usual.  Meanwhile, San Benito officials are proposing options including a plan in which half of the students receive traditional classroom instruction while others work online from their homes. view article  arw

Unique celebration honors BHS grads

May 2808:25 AM
 

In the time of social distancing and elevated personal protection as the nation continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, Bandera High School pulled off a graduation ceremony that was a mix of elements both traditional and uniquely Bandera last week. On Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the field between Alkek Elementary and the Bandera Independent School District Transportation Department facility, Bandera High held an outdoor “drive in movie”-styled graduation for the Class of 2020. view article  arw

Austin ISD forms task force to evaluate plans to reopen

May 2808:25 AM
 

AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Independent School District is hosting two virtual listening sessions May 27th and May 28th. The district lists two ways the public can participate. One is by calling their comment line and leaving a pre-recorded message the second is to register in advance to participate in the live discussion. East Austin community leaders held a press conference Tuesday to discuss concerns from parents who say they feel like they have been left out of the discussion. The district closed its doors due to health concerns brought on by COVID-19. Since then students have turned to virtual classrooms to finish up the year. view article  arw

Texas recommends people bring their own hand sanitizer to vote this summer

May 2808:25 AM
 

With voting in the primary runoff election starting next month in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the Texas secretary of state on Tuesday issued “minimum recommended health protocols” for elections, including a suggestion that voters bring their own hand sanitizer to the polls and that they "may want to consider" voting curbside if they have symptoms of COVID-19.  In an eight-page document, Secretary of State Ruth Hughs laid out checklists for voters and election workers that range from self-screening for symptoms to increased sanitation of voting equipment — none of which are binding and many of which were already being considered by local election officials planning for the first statewide election during the coronavirus pandemic.   (27) view article  arw

Nederland ISD, LU report new coronavirus cases

May 2808:20 AM
 

Lamar University and Nederland Independent School District both confirmed Wednesday that employees had tested positive for the coronavirus. The NISD employee was last on campus on May 20 and self-reported a positive test according to a statement. view article  arw

OLNEY ISD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING UPDATE

May 2808:15 AM
 

The Board reviewed the waiver of the CPR instructional requirement due to circumstances related to COVID-19. Motion By: Theresa McClatchy Seconded By: Kyle Hinson Motion to Approve the waiver of the CPR instructional requirement due to circumstances related to COVID-19 as presented. Motion Carried: 6-0 view article  arw

Fort Worth Skyline Will Glow in Honor of 2020 Graduates

May 2807:51 AM
 

Once the sun sets Thursday, the Fort Worth skyline and West 7th Bridge will glow in honor of Fort Worth ISD's Class of 2020  The Fort Worth ISD wants you to do something special Thursday night for the class of 2020. Salute the nearly 5,000 graduating seniors with a shout out.  The district wants everyone to stop what they're doing at 8:20 p.m., walk outside, and cheer for the graduating seniors.   That hour and minute are significant because in military time it’s 20:20, and it’s 10 minutes before sunset. Once the sun sets, the Fort Worth skyline and West 7th Bridge will glow in honor of Fort Worth ISD's Class of 2020, and they will be the first to light up Fort Worth. view article  arw

Coronavirus in Texas: Shell evacuates employees after outbreak on rig in Gulf of Mexico

May 2806:01 AM
 

Nine Shell employees were evacuated from an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico after five people tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Houston Chronicle reported.  The European oil and gas company, which has headquarters in Houston, did not specify at which offshore platform the outbreak happened but said it will reduce staffing there to minimal levels, according to the Chronicle.  Shell operates nine offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, and about 160 people work on the rig that was the site of coronavirus cases, KHOU-TV reported.    (28) view article  arw

Some Texans in Congress vote through proxies for the first time in American history

May 2805:43 AM
 

Republicans have fought the allowance of proxy voting tooth and nail. They argue that such a move upends the Constitution, and they promise a protracted legal fight. — In the grand scheme of worldwide upheaval, what happened at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday could be just another indicator of how much the COVID-19 pandemic has upset normal life. But for a city and institution that thrives on formality and following precedent, it was a stunning moment in congressional history when members of the U.S. House voted on behalf of colleagues in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. Six dozen or so Democrats — including Texas representatives — opted to designate colleagues to vote on their behalf on a surveillance bill Wednesday, with some wondering why such a system did not already exist.   (28) view article  arw

Texas Supreme Court: Lack of immunity to coronavirus alone isn’t enough for mail-in ballot BY ALEXA URA

May 2805:36 AM
 

Although the court sided with state Attorney General Ken Paxton's interpretation of what constitutes a disability, it indicated that it is up to voters to assess their health and determine if they meet the state's definition, which could allow them to vote by mail.  The Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the new coronavirus does not qualify a voter to apply for a mail-in ballot. In the latest twist in the legal fight over voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, the court agreed with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that the risk of contracting the virus alone does not meet the state’s qualifications for voting by mail.  “We agree with the State that a voter’s lack of immunity to COVID-19, without more, is not a ‘disability’ as defined by the Election Code,” the court wrote.   (28) view article  arw

Huntsville ISD begins planning for facility upgrades

May 2703:26 PM
 

Huntsville ISD is in the planning stages of a potential bond referendum that would bring large-scale upgrades to the district’s campuses.   However, district leaders are quick to point out that a specific timeline for a bond election has not been set, but is not expected to happen until the economy rebounds.  “We will not ask the community to support any efforts towards upgrading our facilities until the economic conditions improve,” HISD Superintendent Dr. Scott Sheppard said. “It has to be the right package at the right time.” view article  arw

Killeen ISD cancels bond election

May 2708:43 AM
 

KILLEEN, Texas- Killeen ISD will not have the bond election that was planned for May 2nd.  The Board of Trustees voted to cancel the $265 million bond election back on March 31st.  The multi million dollar bond would have provided new schools for growth, addressed aging facilities, and renovated and expanded existing high schoolstadiums.   (27) view article  arw

Edgewood ISD Back in Hands of Elected Board for First Time in 4 Years

May 2708:41 AM
 

A fully elected board now governs Edgewood Independent School District for the first time since mid-2016, when the Texas Education Agency intervened in the Westside district for governance issues that left trustees deadlocked on important issues like hiring a superintendent and filling a board vacancy.  On Tuesday night, trustees Dina Serrano and Luis Gomez took their oaths of office to sit on the governing board, joining trustees Stella Camacho, Timothy Payne, Martha Castilla, Joseph Guerra, and James Hernandez.  Serrano and Gomez were elected in November 2018, but had to wait their turn to cycle onto the board, in line with TEA’s prescribed transition process from an appointed board of five to an elected board of seven. As part of that process, the last two members of the TEA-appointed board of managers, Frank Espinosa and Roy Soto, will cycle off the board.   (27) view article  arw

Austin ISD parents, advocates call for more transparency in superintendent search

May 2708:41 AM
 

Tuesday, a group of Austin ISD parents and advocates sent the district a letter calling for more communication and transparency.  The letter says a growing number of community members are concerned about recent AISD actions which they say highlight long-standing inequities.  Specifically, the group takes issue with the current search for a new superintendent. view article  arw

Austin ISD parents say superintendent search shouldn’t happen during a pandemic

May 2708:41 AM
 

A group of parents and community activists has sent a letter to the Austin Independent School District's Board of Trustees, asking members to reconsider the process for hiring a new superintendent. The letter, signed by hundreds of people, criticizes the district for still trying to hire someone by August.