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Vacant Mullin ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C. (search suspended)INFO
Vacant Region One ESC Executive Director; Search by: Region One ESC Board of DirectorsINFO
Vacant Santa Fe ISD - Dr. Kevin Bott, Assistant Superintendent,Santa Fe ISD; Search by: Search by: Karczewski Bradshaw SpaldingINFO
Vacant Paint Rock ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
Vacant Crane ISD - Dr. Stephanie Howard, Deputy Supt.,Ector County ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Region 16 Executive Director; Search by John Bass, Association of Educational Service Agencies INFO
Vacant Valley View ISD - Dr. Silvia Ibarra, Interim Superintendent,Valley View ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
Vacant Neches ISD; Search by: Neches ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Executive Director
UTSA Dual Language
Community Lab Schools Partnership; Search by: UTSA College of Education & Human DevelopmentINFO
Vacant Donna ISD; Search by: Law Office of Flores & Torres, LLP, Dr. Ruben D. OlivarezINFO
Vacant Olfen ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Goodrich ISD; Search by: Goodrich ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Hawkins ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Sweet Home ISD - Dr. Jennifer “Renee” Fairchild, Administrator,Gonzales ISD; Search by Region 3 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Haskell CISD - Lonnie Hise, Superintendent,Windthorst ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Lone Finalist Gunter ISD - Scott Martindale, Superintendent,Iola ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Harrold ISD - Cody Patton, Director of Operations,Tioga ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Matagorda ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Waxahachie ISD - Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth, Superintendent,Bandera ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
New Super Frederickburg ISD - Dr. Joe Rodriguez, Ed.D., Chief of Schools,Fort Bend ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
New Super Veribest ISD - Amanda Traylor, High School Principal,Sunray ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
New Super Richland Springs ISD - Clifton James Womack, Principal,Graford ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
New Super Lake Dallas ISD - Mike Rockwood, Deputy Superintendent,Lamar CISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
New Super Ranger ISD - Kevin Shipley, Director,Copperas Cove ISD; Search by: Shane Fields, Region XIV ESCINFO

Some Homeschool Students Eligible to Participate In UIL With Sulphur Springs ISD

July 2008:25 AM
 

Some homeschool students who meet eligibility requirements may now apply to participate in UIL activities. This would allow them to complete along side equal grade level Sulphur Springs ISD students. “The legislation passed that makes this an allowable thing – it’s never been before – if the school board says it is,” SSISD Superintendent Mike Lamb said, referring to the passage of House Bill 547. “We were kind of waiting on rules and some of them came out, the toughest one being if you’re going to do this, you have to do it by August first. I still kind of contend that there are a lot of questions that could be asked that aren’t answered yet by the state.” view article  arw

Splendora ISD School Board Up For TASA Statewide Awards

July 2008:25 AM
 

SPLENDORA, TX — The Splendora Independent School District Board of Trustees was one of 15 school boards selected by regional committees to be considered for the Texas Association of School Administrators' School Board Awards, according to a news release. School board nominations were sent to regional committees, who selected one board each from school districts above and below 1,000 students, where applicable. Splendora ISD Superintendent Jeff Burke nominated the Splendora ISD Board of Trustees. view article  arw

Latexo ISD Preps for 2021-2022 School Year

July 2008:25 AM
 

LATEXO – The Latexo Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a regularly scheduled session on Thursday, July 15 to begin the final preparations for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. The meeting was called to order at 6 pm and following the invocation, along with pledges to the American and Texas flags, the board took time to recognize the custodial, maintenance and cafeteria staffs. “I’m extremely proud of our custodial staff which is why I brought them in here to brag about them,” Latexo ISD Superintendent Michael Woodard said. view article  arw

Huntsville ISD trustees discuss changes to grading system

July 2008:25 AM
 

What does it take to get an A? What can students do to raise a failing grade? Should the answers to these questions vary depending on your campus and your teacher? During Thursday’s meeting of the Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees heard about changes to the district’s grading guidelines. The changes include adjustments to due dates on late work and a drop in the threshold in which students can undergo a reassessment. The changes will begin with the 2021-22 school year. view article  arw

Houston ISD aims $1.16B in federal funds at learning losses, staffing and students’ emotional needs

July 2008:25 AM
 

Houston ISD expects to spend almost $1.2 billion in federal relief funds shoring up academic losses from the pandemic under a wide-ranging plan that would target accelerated instruction to kids who have fallen behind, bolster tutoring and after-school services, and seek to retain and recruit teachers with $2,500 stipends. Superintendent Millard House II sent an email addressed to “Team HISD” Thursday evening with a 54-slide presentation attached about how the district expects to use the money during the next two to three years, according to a copy obtained by the Chronicle on Friday. The plan outlined 11 areas needing attention, including tutoring, college and military readiness, wraparound programs, special education, student engagement and classroom technology. view article  arw

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Planned at Dallas ISD High Schools

July 2008:25 AM
 

In an effort to get students safely back into classrooms for in-person instruction in the incoming school year, there are clinics planned most of the week at high schools in the Dallas Independent School District. While these vaccination clinics are meant to administer second doses, if someone wants to get their first dose at these clinics, they will be able to do so, but the second dose will be scheduled at the Parkland Hospital Vaccination Clinic or Ellis Davis Field House. The clinics are for those 12 and older. Appointments are not required but pre-registration is requested view article  arw

Garland ISD Responds to Potential Environmental Hazard Near Park Crest Elementary

July 2008:20 AM
 

Garland ISD is addressing the safety of Park Crest Elementary after a potential environmental hazard was discovered near the school. The potential hazard was related to the Globe-Union battery manufacturing plant, located at 1111 South Shiloh Road, Garland ISD said. According to Garland ISD, the presence of the potential hazard was based on an Environmental Protection Agency preliminary assessment completed in September 2019 and an updated report completed in May 2021. view article  arw

Jacobs Secures Dallas Independent School District Bond Program Contract

July 2008:20 AM
 

Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected as one of the program management firms for the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) 2020 Bond Program, continuing its 18-year history with the district. Dallas ISD sits in the heart of a large, diverse and dynamic region with a metropolitan population of 6.5 million people in North Central Texas. Considered the largest ISD project in the history of the state, this bond program will provide improvements to more than 200 of the district's 230 campuses. view article  arw

Belton ISD hires construction manager at-risk for future school

July 2006:56 AM
 

The Belton Independent School District moved forward in preparations for a 12th elementary school on Monday when trustees approved the hiring of a construction manager at-risk — a hire, who will begin working with architects in exploring designs. view article  arw

Surgery kept one longtime Democratic lawmaker from fleeing Texas. He fears missing a moment in history more than arrest.

July 2005:00 AM
 

Houston state Rep. Garnet Coleman has been at the forefront of voting and social justice battles for decades and helped lead the 2003 flight of Democratic legislators to Oklahoma. Not being with his colleagues who went to Washington, D.C., has been agonizing, he says.   For a week now, state Rep. Garnet Coleman has been hiding out in Texas, wondering if police are going to track him down.  While dozens of other Texas House Democrats fled to Washington, D.C., to block a Republican voting bill, the longtime Houston legislator stayed behind, unable to travel while recovering from severe illness that led to the amputation of his lower right leg in May. His continued presence in the state makes him more vulnerable to arrest, as Republicans have voted to force back to the Texas Capitol any absent House Democrat within state police jurisdiction.  That prospect doesn't trouble the 59-year-old lawmaker, who questions both the constitutionality and optics of such a move.    (20) view article  arw

Seliger Draws First Primary Challenger for 2022 Election Coahoma ISD Board Trustee Stormy Bradley to challenge Sen. Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) in 2022 primary election.

July 1912:28 PM
 

State Sen. Kel Seliger (R–Amarillo) has his first official primary opponent for the 2022 election cycle. Coahoma ISD school board member Stormy Bradley announced her candidacy for the Texas Senate through a campaign commercial released on Thursday. In her announcement, Bradley said she plans to prioritize issues such as gun rights and the unborn in her campaign agenda. view article  arw

Joe’s Commentary: TASA Announces Regional Nominees for 2021 Outstanding School Board

July 1909:00 AM
 

Fifteen Texas school district boards of trustees have been selected as regional nominees for the 2021 TASA School Board Awards. Most of the nominees released individual press releases which we picked up in our daily news, however, local newspapers schedules do not permit them all to be published at the same time.  I like the press releases from the individual districts that contain unique and personal stories.  In case we missed someone, here is the TASA release with all 15 Outstanding School Boards for the 2021 year.

Important from TEA: Local Property Value Survey for the 2021-2022 School Year Open 7/18/2021-8/1/2021

July 1908:41 AM
 

In order to calculate and make available districts’ maximum compressed tax rate (MCR), the agency is conducting a survey of local taxable property value growth through the Foundation School Program (FSP) system in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL). The Local Property Value Survey (LPVS) for the 2021-2022 school year opened for data submission on Sunday, July 18, 2021, and will close at midnight on Sunday, August 1, 2021. This survey does NOT apply to charter schools or institutions of higher education.    (19)

Houston Independent School District in need of more than 700 teachers for the upcoming school year

July 1908:40 AM
 

HOUSTON - Houston Independent School District, the nation’s 7th largest school district, is in need of hundreds of teachers for the quickly approaching school year. According to their jobs page online, HISD has 729 posted openings for certified teacher positions. This, as classes begin in a little more than a month. "With instability of who’s going to be teaching them, there’s just no way we can expect these students to perform," said Andrew Dewey from the Houston Federation of Teachers. On Thursday, we interviewed Lucia Moreno, a former HISD teacher. According to Moreno, she resigned from her elementary school teaching position last February because of COVID-19 concerns. "I believe in HISD, I really do," said Moreno. "I want HISD to believe in their teachers." view article  arw

Ector County:  ECISD named Outstanding School Board for Region 18

July 1908:40 AM
 

Ector County ISD announced its Board of Trustees has been named the Region 18 nominee for TASA’s 2021 Outstanding School Board, a press release detailed. TASA stands for Texas Association of School Administrators, and the organization sponsors this recognition program annually. ECISD’s Board of Trustees is one of 15 school boards in Texas to earn this nomination this year. “We are thrilled for our seven school board members,” ECISD Superintendent Scott Muri stated in the press release. “This honor is a testament to the incredible commitment they have shown to our students, staff, and community.” view article  arw

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State of Texas: ‘This always ends in court’ Lawmakers brace for redistricting battle

July 1908:30 AM
 

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — While a special session is already in progress, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are already thinking about the redistricting session which will occur later this year once the census data is released. To prepare, the House Redistricting Committee has held public hearings focused on needs in Houston, El Paso and San Antonio. These hearings are meant to allow Texans to share their thoughts on the process and the outcomes they want to see. State Sen. Carol Alvarado, Sen. José Menéndez, and Rep. James White, who are all on their respective chamber’s redistricting committees, also shared their insights. Menéndez, D-San Antonio, stressed the importance of keeping communities within the same district. view article  arw

North Texas School Districts in Hiring Frenzy to Get Staffed Up By August

July 1908:30 AM
 

here's a hiring frenzy across the country and in North Texas, as districts make the switch from virtual to full-time, in-person teaching for the fall semester. There are hundreds of teacher and staff openings across the Metroplex and there's just one month left to get staffed up. Many of these openings are new positions created with federal relief money as part of an effort to help reduce class sizes and increase services for students who fell behind. view article  arw

Largest school district in Central Texas holding job fair

July 1908:30 AM
 

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - Killeen ISD is looking to fill more than 400 jobs, and the district hopes a job fair, with on-site interviews, will encourage people to apply for positions. The job fair is happening on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center. The district is hiring for a number of positions including bus drivers, school nutrition workers and teachers. Killeen is trying to fill as many positions as possible before the school year begins next month. Superintendent Dr. John Craft said it’s a bit of a challenging and abnormal time right now as we’re heading into the first normal school year in about 16 months.

Hays CISD nominated for Outstanding School Board of the Year

July 1908:30 AM
 

HAYS CISD — Hays CISD is one of 15 school districts in Texas nominated for Outstanding School Board of the Year. Committees of Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) members review the nominations and select up to two school boards per region for consideration for the state-level awards – one with fewer than 1,000 students and one with 1,000 or more students. Hays CISD was the only board selected to advance from Region 13. “There is no question among educators that this school year was the most unprecedented ever because of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Eric Wright. “Navigating that challenge alone would be enough to merit honors for any school board. And, while it was the most significant potential barrier to success, it was not the only aspect of the year that required extraordinary leadership from the Hays CISD Board of Trustees.” view article  arw

Coaching School: UIL still digesting new Name, Image or Likeness rules

July 1908:30 AM
 

SAN ANTONIO - The University Interscholastic League (UIL), which oversees the governance of public school athletics in Texas, is currently "very entrenched in the process" of understanding the new Name, Image and Likeness rules. UIL Deputy Director Dr. Jamey Harrison spoke to the media on Sunday morning - the opening day of the 2021 Texas High School Coaches Association School - inside the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and addressed NIL. "We were aware of the conversations, so we were having internal discussions about that might look like," Harrison said. "That conversation was trying to follow two paths simultaneously. One is, with our existing rules is there a way for a student to benefit from their name, image and likeness without running afoul of their rules and how that might work. The other conversation was about future rule changes and how that might happen. view article  arw

Patrick’s Texas Senate Keeps Cranking Out Bills That With No House To Pass Them Will Never Get to The Governor

July 1908:30 AM
 

Texas House Democrats’ dramatic fly-out to Washington, D.C. last week left the state House at a standstill. But across the hall in Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Senate, Republican lawmakers were undaunted, rapidly passing a conservative laundry list of legislation that's all but assured to die at the special session's end. The Texas Senate took just four days to crank out its new “election integrity” bill and a new bail reform bill designed to keep more folks accused of violent crimes locked up before trial. Gov. Greg Abbott said those two items were the main reasons he called for the current special legislative session, since previous bills covering both topics were killed by House Democrats in the waning hours of the regular session back in May. view article  arw

California:  State’s mask stance frustrates San Diego school leaders, parents

July 1908:30 AM
 

SAN DIEGO — California is still requiring masks for everyone in K-12 schools, but it is leaving it up to educators to decide how to enforce that rule — a move that has sown confusion and complaints from San Diego superintendents and parents. At least one local school district, Alpine Union, is choosing to make masks optional for students and staff this fall. “I take the tack that I represent my community, and my community’s adamant about choice,” Alpine Supt. Rich Newman said. Three other districts — Poway, Vista and Carlsbad Unified — are urging the state to change its policy to allow fully vaccinated people the choice of wearing a mask at school. view article  arw

40 percent of El Paso ISD students didn’t take STAAR test last school year

July 1908:30 AM
 

Texas Education Agency STAAR results dropped significantly in the El Paso Independent School district last school year. El Paso ISD held a lengthy meeting on Wednesday to address this issue, as well as funding and COVID-19 precautions heading into the new school year. The data released in the meeting revealed that 40 percent of students did not take the STAAR assessments required for grades 3-8 last Spring. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Carla Gonzales explained that this was due in part to the number of remote learners. For those who did take the test, the biggest struggle areas were math and reading. 7,689 students in third-grade level math through algebra 1 failed the assessments. In the same category, more than 10,000 students didn’t take this test at all. About 4,500 students in the elementary and middle school level failed the reading assessments. More than 8,600 students did not take this assessment. view article  arw

Houston:  How HISD intends to spend its COVID relief money

July 1908:30 AM
 

Houston ISD expects to spend $1.2 billion of federal relief shoring up academic losses from the pandemic under a wide-ranging plan that would target accelerated instruction to kids that have fallen behind, bolster tutoring and after-school services, seek to retain and recruit teachers with $2,500 stipends, provide laptops to more middle school students and boost technology in the classroom. Superintendent Millard House II sent an email addressed to “Team HISD” Thursday evening with a 54-slide presentation attached about how the district would use the money, according to a copy obtained by The Chronicle on Friday. view article  arw

Weekly School Board meetings for Dripping Springs ISD & San Marcos CISD

July 1908:30 AM
 

There’s an old saying, “all politics start at the local level.” Important decisions on rules, laws, ordinances, codes, annual budget, and a large portion of our taxes are decided at the local level during meetings that most residents don’t give a second thought about. The issues that affect your city, county, schools, and every day of your life are discussed and decided on during these meetings, including your tax rates. It is up to all of us to keep our local officials honest and shape the future of our county, school districts, and cities. These weekly meetings, where important decisions are made for Hays County, school districts, and the surrounding local municipalities of Buda, Dripping Springs, Kyle, San Marcos, and Wimberley are listed below. view article  arw

TYLER ISD NAMES PRINCIPAL FOR TYLER LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL

July 1908:30 AM
 

During a Special School Board Meeting, the Tyler ISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Kristen Walls the new principal of Tyler Legacy High School. Dr. Walls served as academic dean and assistant principal at the then Robert E. Lee High School from 2017 through 2020. In 2020, she became the principal at Hogg Middle School. Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford says Dr. Walls will help lead the campus to more successful student outcomes. “We’re excited to announce Dr. Walls as the principal at Tyler Legacy High School,” Crawford said. “As a former academic dean at the school, Dr. Walls’ familiarity with existing systems, students, staff, and families will give her an immediate advantage to lead the campus successfully. Thanks to the previous work done by campus faculty, staff, and students, Tyler Legacy is in a prime position to become an A-rated campus. Dr. Walls has the intangibles to capture those successful student outcomes.” view article  arw

College Station ISD Superintendent to recommend the hire of new Spring Creek Elementary principal

July 1908:30 AM
 

Chris Southard is currently the Assistant Principal at College Station High School COLLEGE STATION, Texas — College Station ISD Superintendent of Schools Mike Martindale will formally recommend the promotion of Chris Southard as Principal of Spring Creek Elementary to the Board. If hired, Southard would be promoted from his current position of Assistant Principal at College Station High School which has served in since 2016. He would replace Laura Casper-Teague, who resigned. view article  arw

Longview ISD board nominated for state association’s award

July 1908:30 AM
 

The Longview ISD board has been selected as one of 15 regional nominees for this year’s Texas Association of School Administrators School Board Awards. LISD’s board is the large district nominee (more than 1,000 students) for Region 7. The board was nominated by Superintendent James Wilcox. The association’s School Board Awards Committee will meet virtually in early August to select up to five of the nominated boards to be recognized as Honor Boards, and the overall winner will be announced Sept. 25. Members of the LISD board are Place 1 Trustee Michael Tubb, Place 2 Trustee Brett Miller, Place 3 Trustee Samir Germanwala, Place 4 Trustee Ginia Northcutt, Place 5 Trustee Shan Bauer, Place 6 Trustee Ted Beard and Place 7 Trustee Troy Simmons. view article  arw

Texas Comptroller records show Taylor ISD Chapter 313 agreement is for $17B Samsung Austin Semiconductor facility

July 1908:30 AM
 

Records from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts show that a June 30 application for Chapter 313 tax limitation approved by Taylor ISD was for Samsung Austin Semiconductor. The application, under the name “Project Colin,” was approved June 30 by the Taylor ISD Board of Trustees, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. At the time, TISD Public Information Officer Tim Crow declined to say how large of a limitation was approved, how long it would last or who it was from, as the project name does not belong to an existing business. view article  arw

Levelland ISD Superintendent resigns in mutual agreement

July 1908:30 AM
 

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The resignation of Superintendent Jeff Northern was announced Monday, July 12, in a letter released to Levelland ISD staff. The letter states Mr. Northern and the School Board entered into an agreement which allows Mr. Northern the ability to pursue other interests while also permitting the Board to pursue hiring another Superintendent. Mr. Kelly Baggett has accepted the position as interim Superintendent. According to the letter released to staff, the agreement was mutual.    (15) view article  arw

Some parents are seeking out permanent virtual school for the fall

July 1908:25 AM
 

(CNN Business)Many parents and children struggled with remote learning throughout the pandemic. Samantha Lucero had a very different experience with one of her kids.  "When the pandemic first hit, online school was a bit messy for everyone," Lucero, a stay-at-home mother from Colorado Springs, told CNN Business. "But my older daughter did so well with it. She started participating more with teachers and became more comfortable than when she was in a school setting. Her grades were amazing."  Her daughter, 13, is on the autism spectrum and diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, conditions that often make it harder for children to communicate, socialize and adapt to environmental changes, such as distracting noises in the classroom.  view article  arw

Lewisville ISD Teacher Reassigned After Yearbook Cover Controversy

July 1908:25 AM
 

Promotion or punishment? That’s the question about the latest move in the controversial yearbook put out at Downing Middle School in the Lewisville Independent School District. Teacher Kayla Mick was ordered out of Downing just days before the end of the school year. She was reportedly not allowed to talk to parents or students while Lewisville ISD investigated the yearbook she supervised that year. view article  arw

Belton:  BISD prepares to build new elementary school

July 1908:25 AM
 

The Belton Independent School District is preparing to build its 12th elementary school — signaling a possible upcoming bond election to pay for the new multimillion-dollar campus.  The school board on Monday night will consider an item to approve a construction manager at-risk in connection with a new elementary school, according to the board’s agenda. The board will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday at the Pittenger Fine Arts Center, 400 N. Wall St., Belton. view article  arw

$1,000 On School Supplies? North Texas Parents Are Expected To Open Up Their Wallets This Year.

July 1908:25 AM
 

The boom in back-to-school purchases will provide an economic jolt of $1.4 billion to the North Texas economy, according a Deloitte survey. "The outlook of the Texas economy is significant," said Sam Loughry, the National Consumer Industry Audit and Assurance Leader of Deloitte. "North Texans have a favorable view of the economy ... they weren't in class last year and gearing up for that and some pent-up demand." Half of the money parents plan to spend on K-12 back-to-school items is primarily in one category: technology. This includes computers, hardware, other electronic gadgets, and subscriptions. Parents are scaling back on purchasing traditional back-to-school supplies as children are using more digital technologies in and out of the classroom. view article  arw

Anthony High School student finally gets diploma after dropping out to support family during pandemic

July 1908:25 AM
 

ANTHONY, Texas -- At the age of eight, Edgar Dominguez says he began helping his dad's construction business. The scorching heat and intense labor did not discourage him from working in construction as a teenager. When his family of 11 contracted Covid-19 in 2020, he juggled multiple jobs even though he was a high school senior already falling behind in school. “No one in my family was working. I was the only one who didn’t have Covid-19, so I started working mechanic jobs,” Dominguez said. “I stopped attending school. My mom told me we were receiving phone calls because the school wanted me to go back, but I didn’t have time. I worked day and night," Dominguez said. view article  arw