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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

Tyler ISD board president: Robert E. Lee name ‘probably’ discussed at next meeting

June 2608:25 AM

TYLER — Robert E. Lee High School students and alumni again are demanding Tyler ISD change the name of the school, but they are concerned their voices won’t be heard with only one regular meeting and a workshop scheduled before the new $123 million facility opens Aug. 18.  More than 40 people signed up to speak at this week’s board meeting. Only three guest speakers were in favor of keeping the name. The board, while aware that protesters planned to attend the meeting and speak on the issue, did not put a discussion item on the agenda. view article  arw

Dallas ISD Launches Mental Health Services Department And Increases Staffing

June 2608:25 AM

Dallas ISD administrators have proposed a plan to expand the district's mental health services for the 2020-2021 school year through department re-organization and increased staffing. Formally launching on July 6, the Mental Health Services Department combines the Youth and Family Centers (YFC) and Psychological and Social Services (PSS) programs. Now, the Mental Health Services Department will work as one unit to address the behavioral, emotional, and social issues that a child may experience and through both school and clinic-based services. view article  arw

Mission school district raises staff salaries

June 2608:25 AM

The Mission school district is increasing the salary of all employees come July 1 in an attempt to bring teaching and non-teaching staff up to market averages.  The new pay was approved by the board of trustees for teachers, auxiliary employees, instructional assistants, clerical, technical and administrative employees. view article  arw

On School Vouchers – The Book

June 2608:25 AM

Lead Your School and Wash Your Hands! Your turn… Follow @LYSNation on Twitter and Lead Your School on Facebook.  The post On School Vouchers – The Book appeared first on Lead Your School. view article  arw

Lufkin ISD assistant superintendent Barbara Lazarine retires; Shelly Slaton named successor

June 2608:25 AM

After 37 years with the district, Barbara Lazarine, assistant superintendent for education services and accountability, is retiring, and Shelly Slaton has been selected to be her successor. Lazarine said she is looking forward to spending time with her grandkids, who range in age from 1 to 17, and to being more spontaneous with her husband, who is also retired. She said there is a lot that she will miss about her time at the district and the many people she worked with.  “I loved every minute of it,” Lazarine said.  Slaton said she is looking forward to working with the great leadership throughout campuses and administration at Lufkin ISD in a different way than she has before.  “I’m going to learn so much from them,” Slaton said. “That’s how it works — they’re going to teach me more than I teach them, and I’m going to learn from their experiences and their leadership styles, and it’s going to make me better. We’re all on the same page, trying to get to the same place.”  She said she is also excited to work with students of varying grade levels and to study and utilize data relating to the district. view article  arw

A teacher is laid off. Then she isn’t. Then she is. Then she isn’t, sort of.

June 2608:25 AM

This belongs in the it’s-hard-to-make-up-this-stuff category.  Graciela Mohamedi is a physics teacher who was once a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving in the military, she had two children and moved with them to England, where she earned a PhD in applied physics at Oxford University.  Mohamedi returned to the United States, where she did postdoctoral work and became a lecturer at Boston University. She started considering applying for tenure-track positions, but said she realized she loved teaching and became a physics teacher. Three years ago, while working in the Rockland School District in Massachusetts, she was recruited to teach physics in Brookline, a wealthy and liberal suburb of Boston. She accepted the job and teaches at Brookline High School (and still lectures at the university). view article  arw

Taisha Walker, Reporter Published: June 24, 2020, 8:24 pm Tags: Coronavirus, Health, Kids, Kprc Kids, Parenting, Education, Houston Independent School District, HISD, Fort Bend Independent School District, FBISD Sign up for our Newsletters Enter your em

June 2608:25 AM

HOUSTON – Parents are faced with big decisions in the next several weeks when it comes to whether or not to send their children back to school in the fall.  With the clock ticking, parents and school districts are waiting for more detailed information from state education leaders, even as coronavirus cases are surging around the state. view article  arw

EPISD is asking for help in renaming Lee Elementary School

June 2608:25 AM

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Independent School District wants you to help name Lee Elementary School.  Last week, trustees decided to rename the Northeast El Paso campus after increased calls from the public. Robert E. Lee was the General of the Confederacy during the Civil War.  “The Board’s decision to move away from the Robert E. Lee name provides EPISD with an opportunity to give the school a name that honors and celebrates the community it serves,” said. view article  arw

Edgewood ISD Approves Deficit Budget To Ensure Students Can Connect Remotely During Pandemic

June 2608:25 AM

Trustees for the Edgewood Independent School District approved a budget for the upcoming school year Tuesday evening with a nearly $9 million shortfall.  The $104 million budget is $8.6 million higher than the district’s expected revenue.  Most of the budget shortfall will pay for expenses brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, including $1.9 million to purchase enough tablets and laptops for every student to have a device, and $2.4 million for internet network connectivity.  Edgewood Superintendent Eduardo Hernández said it wouldn’t be responsible to give a child a device without making sure they have access to the internet. view article  arw

TEA posts draft guidelines on attendance, enrollment and public health

June 2608:25 AM

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Education Agency posted draft guidelines for attendance, enrollment and public health on the agency’s website Tuesday.  The TEA said in a statement to FOX 7 Austin the documents were posted as a mistake, saying “they were posted in the staging portion of the TEA website by mistake as part of an internal document review.” view article  arw

Northside ISD will name new middle school after former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus

June 2608:25 AM

Northside ISD’s newest middle school will soon bear the name of former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. The district’s board of trustees voted this week to name its new middle school Straus Middle School. Straus is the longest-serving Republican Speaker in Texas history, serving as the presiding officer of the lower chamber from 2009-19. view article  arw

Spring ISD approves $426M budget, including funds for full day pre-K, ninth-grade centers

June 2608:25 AM

The Spring ISD board of trustees unanimously approved a nearly $426.2 million operating budget for the 2020-21 school year during a special called meeting June 23. Up from the 2019-20 school year budget of nearly $324.7 million, the newly adopted budget includes a general fund of nearly $337 million, a debt service fund of nearly $59.7 million, $29.5 million for child nutrition and a deficit of $7.1 million. view article  arw

Judson ISD cancels in-person graduation ceremonies for high schools due to COVID-19 mandate

June 2608:25 AM

The new COVID-19 mandate by Bexar County that limits gatherings to no more than 100 people has put a stop on large in-person graduation ceremonies. Due to crowd limits, Judson Independent School District canceled all in-person graduation ceremonies for the district’s high schools. view article  arw

Victoria ISD gathering information, feedback before making a local decision on requiring masks

June 2608:25 AM

The Texas State Teachers Association, a labor union organized as a non-profit, released a statement Tuesday, demanding that the governor and education commissioner require every school district to mandate everyone entering a school to wear a mask. The Texas Education Agency has not sent any guidance to local districts in regards to requiring the wearing of masks, said Shawna Currie, communications director for the Victoria ISD. view article  arw

Abbott warns of ‘massive outbreak’

June 2608:25 AM

The governor’s tone shifted this week as the Texas Department of State Health Services continued to report an alarming number of new cases and hospitalizations.  State health officials reported a record 5,551 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, and the state broke its record for hospitalizations for the 13th day in a row.  The state health agency reported 4,389 patients in Texas hospitals.  “People need to take this serious. People need to take responsive actions to control the spread,” Abbott said. view article  arw

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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.


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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Staff Development for Summer Instruction and Reopening on June 1

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On May 18, TEA provided guidance for in-school instruction beginning June 1. As part of the guidance, TEA states that “School teachers and staff will need to be trained specifically on the protocols outlined…”


This 30-minute recorded webinar provides that training online, and it can be viewed on demand for all faculty and staff that will be reporting on campus.


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Hundreds of Austin ISD employees asked to quarantine following confirmed COVID-19 cases

June 2608:20 AM

Austin ISD says hundreds of employees are being asked to quarantine due to confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff members. The district says that less that 15 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported among AISD employees, but that as a result 578 staff members have been asked to quarantine. These staff members include custodians, transportation, and food services staff. view article  arw

Fort Worth ISD Town Hall Meeting On Race Pivots To Coronavirus Concerns

June 2608:20 AM

Fort Worth ISD school leaders planned a town hall meeting Thursday night to talk about race but almost every person who logged in wanted to talk about coronavirus and how students and teachers were going to be safe in the classroom. view article  arw

Magnolia ISD announces new administrators

June 2608:20 AM

Magnolia ISD announced three new administrators at its June 8 school board meeting: a chief academic officer, executive director of teaching and learning, and an executive director of special services. view article  arw

Klein ISD adopts 2020-2021 budget with a 2% pay increase

June 2608:20 AM

The Klein ISD school board approved the district’s 2020-2021 budget during a June 22 meeting. The adopted budget includes $484.5 million in estimated general fund expenditures, a proposed lower tax rate and a 2% pay increase for all Klein ISD employees. view article  arw

Mesquite ISD offering in-person and remote option for students this fall

June 2608:20 AM

Mesquite ISD’s campuses will open for education once again in the fall, but parents who aren’t ready to send their students back into the classroom will have a remote learning option, the district announced Wednesday. Much of the spring semester was spent with students utilizing technology for remote learning with school taking place at home as local officials looked to prevent the spread of COVID-19. view article  arw

Midway ISD releases tentative plans for upcoming school year

June 2608:20 AM

One of the largest school district in Central Texas has released tentative plans for the upcoming, unprecedented school year amid COVID-19. "We're going to do everything we can to protect the health and safety of our students while educating our children with the excellence that, of course, is expected of Midway ISD," said George Kazanas, Superintendent of the Midway Independent School District. view article  arw

Aquilla: Educators from same school district recognized by Region 12

June 2608:15 AM

AQUILLA, Texas (KWTX) - Region 12 announced its superintendent of the year for 2020 this week.  The panel selected Dr. David Edison of the Aquilla ISD.  The Baylor graduate has 20 years of experience in education including 10 as superintendent.  In August, five finalists from the 20 regions across Texas will be selected as candidates for superintendent of the year for Texas. view article  arw

Cove school bus drivers prepare for student transportation in fall

June 2607:35 AM

COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove ISD currently has 91 buses in its fleet with a request to purchase two more at a cost of $110,000 each for use this fall as students return to campuses.  Despite student lessons taught remotely from mid-March through the end of May, transportation staff have remained busy delivering more than 6,000 meals to Copperas Cove senior citizens through the Cove Cares program and serving the school district’s fleet of buses.  CCISD Transportation Director Gary Elliott says the pandemic gave transportation personnel time to deliver meals, get caught up on a back log of work orders, and prepare for new bus routes, registration, and in-service scheduling. view article  arw

Shallowater ISD names next superintendent

June 2607:10 AM

Shallowater ISD is most pleased to announce Dr. Anita Hebert has been named lone finalist for the  position of superintendent. Dr. Hebert is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and  Instruction for Magnolia ISD where she has served the district since 2002. She has extensive education experience as a teacher and administrator in Texas from Orange to El Paso and is actively involved in many professional and community activities.    (26) view article  arw

Del Valle school board hears from Tesla, public on possible tax breaks for planned factory

June 2606:43 AM

Having Tesla Inc. locate a $1 billion electric vehicle manufacturing plant in the Del Valle area would offer enticing possibilities: It could be a financial boon to Travis County and bring academic benefits as well as job-training programs for the Del Valle school district’s students.That’s what Del Valle school district officials told board trustees at a specially called meeting Thursday evening to discuss an incentive package for Tesla that would amount to $50 million in property tax breaks over 10 years. The incentives are being proposed as Tesla considers building what it calls a “gigafactory” on 2,100 acres near Texas 130 and Harold Green Road, in the Del Valle area in southeastern Travis County.But numerous residents, speaking via Zoom at the board’s virtual meeting, voiced opposition against the proposed incentives. One opponent said asking any local school district during a pandemic to “hand over millions” to the multi-billion corporate giant “is simply ridiculous.” Tesla has a stock market value of more than $180 billion.  Others noted that the tax breaks would come “at the expense of children’s education.”   (26) view article  arw

Texas reports nearly 6,000 new coronavirus cases, another record high

June 2606:27 AM

The Texas Tribune is using data from the Texas Department of State Health Services to track how many people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Texas each day. The state data comes from local health officials, and it may not represent all cases of the disease given limited testing. Here's what we know about the daily numbers. Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to revive the economy, businesses started reopening in May. The governor is looking at two specific metrics to justify his decision to allow reopenings — the positive test rate and hospitalization levels. Even as hospitalizations have increased dramatically in June, Abbott has said closing businesses will be “the last option” and has touted Texas’ hospital capacity as plentiful. But some local officials are worried hospitals could soon become overwhelmed.   (26) view article  arw

Early voting starts Monday for the primary runoff in Texas. Here’s what you need to know.  BY VALERIA OLIVARES

June 2606:21 AM

On July 14, Texas will hold its 2020 runoff elections to decide the final spots for Democrats and Republicans on the November general election ballot. There are 35 congressional, legislative and state board nominations up for grabs. You can view the full ballot here and find polling locations here.  With early voting starting Monday, this is what you need to know.    (26) view article  arw

Specials Commentary: Adam Pierce: Revisiting and Managing Existing Runs

June 2509:00 AM

Now that you’ve been using the Wizard and have a number of runs, you could use a way to manage them. Maybe you have some runs you don’t want any more or you have a run you want to keep but also have another that is almost just like it to compare it to. This is where the Manage Runs area comes in. This page will list all your runs and allow you to mark any as Inactive. An inactive run will not show up in any of the options in the rest of the Wizard. Once a run is inactive, it can then be deleted. We don’t actually delete the data, we just completely remove it from your account to keep your list cleaned up (and we can easily restore it for you, should you accidently delete a run). Read More....

Socorro ISD says budget won’t be affected by hundreds of student withdrawals

June 2508:40 AM

Socorro Independent School District officials said nearly 200 kids have been withdrawn.  District officials said the number is normal, but parents are the one’s uneasy about moving forward with a regular school year.  “It’s something that we’re not taking lightly,” Kassie de la Cruz said.  There are hard decisions to be made for parents who depend on the public-school system.  “It’s going to change a lot of dynamics in our house,” de la Cruz said. view article  arw

District to send “commitment form” to families for upcoming school year

June 2508:40 AM

Frisco ISD families will have until July 10 to indicate if their students are returning to school in person or online in August.  The district will be sending out a commitment form Monday as Aug. 13, the first day of school for the upcoming year, approaches. The form will ask families to indicate how their children will return to school in the fall.  In a Tuesday evening message to parents and guardians, Superintendent Mike Waldrip said the form will include more details about the upcoming year. view article  arw

Paris School Board names new Assistant Principals

June 2508:40 AM

The Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed assistant principals at Crockett Intermediate and Aikin Elementary schools at its June board meeting.  Richard Caldwell will be Crockett Intermediate School assistant principal for the upcoming school year.  Caldwell has 20 years of education experience.  Caldwell holds certifications in Special Education, Elementary Education, and has his Masters in Educational Administration, having been certified as a principal in March of 2017. All of his degrees were earned while attending Texas A & M University in Commerce.  He was most recently named Paris ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. view article  arw

Fort Worth ISD to Host Virtual Town Hall on Thursday

June 2508:40 AM

Fort Worth ISD will hold a virtual town hall meeting called "A Community Conversation: Real Talk with FWISD Leaders" on Thursday.  The meeting will be held via Zoom webinar from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event also streamed to YouTube.  Superintendent Kent P. Scribner and his departmental leadership team have invited community stakeholders, including students, to attend the meeting, ask questions, and share concerns. view article  arw

Trinity ISD superintendent confirms coach, student have COVID-19

June 2508:40 AM

TRINITY, Texas (KTRE) - Two people within the local school district have tested positive for COVID-19, the superintendent reports.Dr. John Kaufman said in a post on the school’s page that a Trinity High School football coach, as well as a 12th grade student, have tested positive for the virus. Both of the individuals participated in the summer workout program, Kaufman said, and the coach assisted with weekly food distribution at Lansberry Elementary. view article  arw

‘The longer we wait, the more difficult it will be’ | Educators react to lack of TEA guidance for schools

June 2508:40 AM

There's so many questions -- yet so little answers -- on what this coming school year will look like in Texas. The Texas Education Agency released some guidance Tuesday for districts heading back to school, but it wasn't what was expected.  Many educators and parents are now frustrated from the lack of information they are getting.  There's so many questions, yet so little answers, on what this coming school year will look like in Texas. And August is just around the corner. view article  arw

Dallas ISD superintendent discusses plans to reopen schools

June 2508:40 AM

The Dallas school district got a jump on plans to open schools in the fall and announced details before state guidelines came out. Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa talked to Good Day about how the start of this school year will be different from the end of last year, which no one would call a smashing success. view article  arw