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Vacant Glen Rose ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
Vacant Quanah ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services 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 Texas City ISD; Search By: Texas City ISD - Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
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 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 Executive Director
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; Search By: Dr. Mike MosesINFO
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
Vacant Denver City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant La Villa ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
Vacant Burkburnett ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Texarkana ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses, David Thompson & Dr. Alfred RayINFO
Vacant Sam Rayburn ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
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 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 Center ISD - Dr. Brian Morris, Superintendent,Columbus ISD; Search By Jim Largent, Largent Consulting Services, LLCINFO
Lone Finalist Shallowater ISD - Dr. Anita Hebert, Assistant Superintendent,Magnolia ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD - Brent H. Jaco, Chief of Staff and Gov. Affairs,Brazosport ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Abelardo Saavedra and Dr. Daniel King.INFO
Lone Finalist Brenham ISD - Dr. Taylor Chaplin, Superintendent,Burkburnett ISD; Search by: Karczewski Bradshaw SpaldingINFO
Lone Finalist Skidmore-Tynan ISD - Richard B. Waterhouse, High School Principal,George West ISD; Search by: Doug Arnold & Arte AlmendarezINFO
Lone Finalist Nederland ISD - Dr. Stuart Kieschnick, Assistant Superintendent,Nederland ISD; Search by: Dr. Danny Lovett, Dr, Byron Terrier, Marianne Kondo, Region 5 ESCINFO
New Super Gregory-Portland ISD - Michelle M. Cavazos, Chief Academic Officer,Austin ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Beeville ISD - Travis Fanning, Assistant Superintendent,Cypress-Fairbanks ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. ​with Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Pilot Point ISD - Todd Southard, High School Principal,Pilot Point ISD; Search by: Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Hullett PCINFO
New Super Colmesneil ISD - Eldon Franco, Superintendent,Cherokee ISD; Search by: Wells, Peyton, Greenberg & Hunt LLPINFO
New Super Region 7 ESC Executive Director; Search By: Thompson & Horton , LLP - David Thompson and Dr. Mike MosesINFO
New Super Jasper ISD - James Seybold, Director of Operaitons,Jasper ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
New Super West Sabine ISD - Cristal Joslin, Director of Federal Programs,Jasper ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational Services adINFO
New Super Lake Travis ISD - Paul Norton, Superintendent,Texarkana ISD; Search By: Lake Travis ISD - Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Montgomery ISD - Dr. Heath Morrison, Superintendent,Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools North Carolina; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
New Super Winnsboro ISD - Dave Wilcox, Assistant Superintendent,Atlanta ISD; Search by: Hardy Cook & Hardy, P.C. adINFO
New Super Royal ISD - Richard Kershner, Assistant Superintendent,Splendora; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO

San Benito CISD discusses reopening plan

August 1008:25 AM
 

SAN BENITO — In light of the current state of the coronavirus pandemic, school districts are continuing to make adjustments and preparations for the upcoming school year.San Benito CISD Board of Trustees reviewed and discussed the school district’s reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year during a meeting held this past week.  A task force comprised of the school district’s principals, head nurse, directors and assistant superintendents helped make the plan.  “Each of them was instrumental in putting this together and it is quite a plan,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nate Carman said. “It currently stands at 69 pages in length.” view article  arw

Bilingual parents struggle as BISD registration deadline looms

August 1008:25 AM
 

Beaumont ISD, which has nearly 30% Hispanic enrollment, has had only a handful of Spanish-speaking staffers fielding calls from hundreds of parents in the community struggling to register their students online for the new school year.  That language barrier, paired with a lack of computer savvy, an overall breakdown in communication and a glitchy application, has made registering students nearly impossible for many families. view article  arw

50% of Leander ISD families choose virtual learning

August 1008:20 AM
 

Half of all Leander ISD families will continue with virtual learning when campuses reopen Sept. 8 School starts Aug. 13 and for the first three weeks will be 100% virtual. In-person, hybrid and virtual learning will begin after Labor Day—but LISD has the flexibility to extend 100% virtual learning up to four additional weeks. The online selection process for families to choose a form of instruction opened July 24 and ran through Aug. 6. The choices for all grades were 45% in-person, 50% virtual and 5% hybrid—offered only in elementary schools—according to LISD data. view article  arw

Fort Bend ISD announces ‘significant staffing issues’ after teachers opt-out of in-person instruction

August 1008:20 AM
 

A letter from the Fort Bend ISD superintendent was the equivalent of a bombshell for perhaps thousands of parents in the district. On Friday, Dr. Charles Dupre wrote that the district faced “significant staffing issues” and “may not be able to offer” special education programs at campuses. The reason: teachers previously committed to those face-to-face classes have changed their minds. view article  arw

Most Cy-Fair ISD students opting for virtual instruction in 2020-21 according to early survey results

August 1008:20 AM
 

At least 43% of Cy-Fair ISD students are anticipated to choose the district’s virtual instruction program for the first grading period of 2020-21, according to initial survey results from parents reviewed at the Aug. 6 board of trustees meeting. view article  arw

Lake Worth ISD employee tests positive for COVID-19

August 1008:20 AM
 

As more schools are opening, a positive COVID-19 case has turned up at one campus in Lake Worth. The fall semester is set to begin in the Lake Worth Independent School District in northwest Tarrant County on Aug. 19. Parents have until Friday to choose between in-person or virtual learning for their kids. view article  arw

Waco ISD Stadium nearing completion of turf project

August 1008:20 AM
 

Waco Independent School District is rolling out a $407,000 welcome mat, and should have it completed soon. The 20-year-old Waco ISD Stadium is in the midst of a turf replacement project. The work is about 75% complete and is on schedule to be done in time for the start of football season, Waco ISD Athletics Director Ed Love said Friday. Workers started taking out the old turf and putting in the new last month. view article  arw

Individual at Humble ISD’s Woodcreek Middle tests positive for coronavirus

August 1008:20 AM
 

Only days before the school year begins, an individual who was at Woodcreek Middle School on Aug. 5 has tested positive for COVID-19. Humble ISD teachers returned to campuses on Aug. 3 to begin preparing for the school year. The news of the positive COVID-19 case was sent by email to staff, according to Humble ISD Chief Communications Officer Jamie Mount. According to Mount, a notification to parents would have been sent if students were on campus. view article  arw

Nederland ISD outlines free & reduced-price meals program

August 1008:20 AM
 

he Nederland Independent School District announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request. view article  arw

Leander ISD clarifies dress code enforcement for at-home learning

August 1008:20 AM
 

Many work-home-from professionals will tell you: Dressing for work just as you would in the office can help you boost your productivity. The same mantra seems to be taken seriously by school districts across the nation as they prepare to kick off the school year with a few more weeks of online learning due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. view article  arw

Curbside meal service for New Caney ISD begins Monday

August 1008:20 AM
 

Curbside meal service for New Caney ISD begins Monday, Aug. 10 for students grades PreK-12. The district said students will receive a free breakfast. Lunch will be charged according to the National School Lunch Program eligibility (full-price, reduced-price, or free depending on eligibility). view article  arw

Hallsville ISD awards more than $34,000 in teacher grants

August 1008:20 AM
 

The Hallsville ISD Education Foundation’s Purple Pride Patrol had to make its rounds virtually this year to hand out more than $34,000 in grant awards to district teachers just before the start of the school year. view article  arw

Round Rock ISD’s Walsh Middle School apologizes for email depicting negative racial stereotypes

August 1008:20 AM
 

Walsh Middle School in Round Rock ISD has issued an apology over an email containing an image it says depicts negative racial stereotypes. The email announcing virtual and on-campus start dates states, "School doesn't have to be traditional to be world-class," and depicts two dark-skinned students lounging at home reading from a book and laptop while two light-skinned students are working at their desks in a classroom. view article  arw

Copperas Cove ISD hosts 6th annual Stuff The Bus event

August 1008:20 AM
 

Sixty-two percent of Copperas Cove ISD students qualify for the free and reduced meal program. Many of these students’ families may find it challenging to afford school supplies on a regular school year. view article  arw

Northside ISD superintendent: ‘We are all anxious to have students back in buildings’

August 1008:20 AM
 

Northside Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods says the district is facing tough challenges about in-person learning and virtual learning as the first day of school approaches. 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

Date: August 27, 2020
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

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

Join attorneys John Janssen, Michelle Alcala, and Michael Roseberry on August 27, 2020 at 9:00 am for a three-hour live webinar training on the new Title IX regulations (which go into effect August 14, 2020).

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

Part I:  Training for All District Staff and Administrators (9 am – 9:45 am)

What all District employees need to know:  how to identify sexual harassment as now defined under the new regulations and how to report it.

Part II:  Specialized Training for Title IX Coordinators and Facilitators (9:45 am – 11:00 am)

Thorough training on the new Title IX regulations, including the required new grievance process for formal complaints, focusing on the expanded role of the Title IX Coordinator, supportive measures, the new burden of proof requirements, informal resolution, and the role of informal resolution facilitators.

Part III:  Specialized Training for Investigators and Decision-Makers (11:00 am – 12 noon)

Training on the required investigation process into sexual harassment under the new regulations, including the required training for investigators on how to conduct an investigation and write an investigative report.  The required training for decision-makers on the new decision-making process and the new written determination requirements will also be covered.

**3.0 hours of CPE credit available for participants in the live webinar.

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Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C.

Legal Issues for School Secretaries Virtual Conference

October 2020

Join us for a 3-day virtual conference to prepare your school’s secretary, and first line of defense, with important and helpful information they can use every day. Provide practical methods for handling issues with legal implications a school’s front office frequently confronts.

 

Sessions run from 9:30 to 11:00 am on October 13, 14, and 15.

 

Every registered attendee will receive a recording of each session.

 

October 13, 2020

  • Admission and Enrollment
  • Residency
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October 14, 2020

  • Family Issues
  • Child Abuse
  • Sex Offenders
  • Student Records

October 15, 2020

  • Social Media
  • First Amendment
  • Bullying
  • Fingerprinting
  • Harassment
  • Search and Seizure

 

These sessions will be presented by Andrea Mooney and Heather Rutland.

 

Who Should Attend

School Secretaries, PEIMS Administrators, Office Managers, Attendance Clerks, Counselors

 

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A purchase order is not required for registration, but a check or PO must be received on or before the day of the seminar for admission. Please type “pending” when registering without a PO. We also accept credit card payments online.

 

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Materials will be mailed to each registered attendee. Please provide the mailing address on the registration form.

 

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LISD changes grading period, sets student holiday

August 1008:08 AM
 

The Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees on Monday approved a modification to its 2020-21 calendar to address the later school start date. On July 14 the board voted to move the first day of school to Aug. 19 to provide teachers more time to prepare for virtual learning. That created an imbalance with the different grading periods. view article  arw

Spanking removed from LISD discipline techniques

August 1007:45 AM
 

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Corporal punishment was removed from Lubbock ISD’s student code of conduct last month when the board approved a set of revisions.   view article  arw

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

August 1007:40 AM
 

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired.  Her classroom has a window air conditioning unit, but she fears the stagnant air will increase the chances that an infected student could spread the virus.  “Window units just aren’t going to cut it. We don’t want to stay cool, we just want the air to flow properly,” said O’Connor, a science teacher who has worked at the Patria Mirabal School in Manhattan since 2009. “We are really super stressed out about it.” view article  arw

Beeville ISD indefinitely suspends all student activities

August 1007:05 AM
 

BEEVILLE, Texas — The Beeville ISD has indefinitely suspended all student activities after the rise of COVID cases in Bee County and "a few positive cases" in the school district. view article  arw

Texas school districts buying more than 1 million laptops

August 1006:38 AM
 

School districts, at the center of our pandemic response, continue the unprecedented purchasing of computers and hotspots so kids can learn  This summer, there’s been a bus with a WiFi signal in a Fair Park parking lot. During the pandemic, that's one way for people without home internet to stay connected.  We need to do better.  These last months have shown us that a reliable connection to the internet is an essential connection to modern life. Especially for students who can't attend school without it. view article  arw

Ferguson is`honored and humbled’ to be Prosper ISD’s new superintendent

August 1006:24 AM
 

Prosper ISD’s first day of classes for the 2020-21 academic year on Aug. 12 will be historic for several reasons.  For starters, the district is set to open a trio of new campuses - Johnson Elementary School, Rushing Middle School and Rock Hill High School – as it also reopens its 15 other campuses following a months-long closure due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Meanwhile, with the opening of Rock Hill, Prosper ISD – and the town of Prosper – becomes home to two high schools. view article  arw

Restaurants, bars and breweries scramble to reinvent themselves to get around Gov. Greg Abbott’s bar shutdown - BY REESE OXNER

August 1005:44 AM
 

Hundreds of Texas bars and restaurants are scrambling to change how they operate, maneuvering through loopholes that will allow them to reopen after being closed by Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest shutdown targeting bars.  Abbott has shut bars down twice since the coronavirus pandemic emerged in Texas. The first time bars were swept up in a total lockdown of statewide businesses. But the second time, on June 26, Abbott singled bars out while allowing virtually every other kind of business in Texas to stay open. view article  arw

Analysis: The opening line in every Texas political debate

August 1005:40 AM
 

School openings, government hearings, going to bars, voting, shopping, even the doings at the Texas Capitol hinge on the same issues: whether it’s safe to gather, and how to go about it.  Texas legislators have been shut out of the decisions about whether to open or close business, government and cultural spaces during a pandemic — a debating topic that now includes public schools.  Maybe that’s just as well. While some of them have railed at Gov. Greg Abbott — or even sued him — over his coronavirus-related actions, they can’t even decide among themselves how to hold committee meetings.   (11) view article  arw

Thrall ISD gears up for school Monday, allowing 75% capacity for in-person classes

August 1005:00 AM
 

THRALL, Texas (KXAN) — Thrall Independent School District will be one of the first districts in Central Texas to return to school during a pandemic.  “We realize this is a huge risk,” said Tommy Hooker, Thrall ISD superintendent. “But we feel like our protocol and what we plan on doing with the students and staff, we feel like we will be able to prevent things and we will evaluate it daily.”  Hooker says they have been planning safety protocol for weeks. The changes are visible when walking around each of the three campuses. In each school, hand sanitizer stations are at the entrances, as well as signs asking if you are well enough to attend school. view article  arw

Here’s how the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded in Texas since March

August 1005:00 AM
 

When did the novel coronavirus first start to affect Texas and Texans? We put together a timeline of the state’s efforts to protect public health during the pandemic, and how those restrictions and provisions have changed over time. view article  arw

Texas State Sen. Pat Fallon wins GOP nomination to replace John Ratcliffe on November ballot, becoming Ratcliffe’s likely successor

August 1005:00 AM
 

SULPHUR SPRINGS — State Sen. Pat Fallon, R-Prosper, has won the Republican nomination to replace former U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Heath, on the November ballot — and will likely succeed him.  Fallon prevailed Saturday on the first ballot held by county and precinct chairs who had been tasked with finding the new nominee. Fallon won a clear majority of the group, getting 82 votes out of 145 cast. The runner-up was former Ratcliffe staffer Jason Ross, who received 34 votes.  The district is solidly red, so Fallon is expected to win in November even though a Democrat, Russell Foster, is also on the ballot. view article  arw

Joe’s Commentary: Templates with Web Posting Requirements for Budgets

August 0709:00 AM
 

Repost!  Yes, you still have to post your proposed and adopted budgets on your website. Thanks to the folks at ESC 12 for developing and maintaining these templates which makes this task so much easier. The templates can be found on the ESC 12 website at: https://www.esc12.net/page/bis_school_finance

Texarkana:  Search for new superintendent in east Texas underway

August 0708:41 AM
 

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – The Texarkana Independent School District has begun their search for a new superintendent following the resignation of Paul Norton.  Norton was appointed as Superintendent of Schools at Lake Travis ISD on July 8.  During a recent board meeting, trustees unanimously voted to approve Thomas & Horton, LLP as the third-party firm to lead the search for the district’s new superintendent. The firm has 20 years of experience with superintendent searches. view article  arw

Alumna’s passion for education leads her to new role as superintendent - Stephanie Elizalde ’86, M.E. ’95

August 0708:41 AM
 

AUGUST 7, 2020 —When Stephanie Elizalde ’86, M.E. ’95 searched the classifieds in the San Antonio Express-News in 1987 she was in search of a job to have while she prepared to take the MCAT.  Elizalde had just graduated the previous year with her bachelor of science in biology from UTSA, but she strived to go to medical school, so she took a year off.  Little did Elizalde know that as she searched through the newspaper for a part-time job she’d find her true passion—education. view article  arw

New Comanche ISD Superintendent hired

August 0708:41 AM
 

On May 6, 2020 the Comanche ISD Board of Trustees named Daron Worrell as the Lone Finalist for the superintendent position of Comanche ISD.  Mr. Worrell will be coming to Comanche from Rocksprings ISD where he is currently the superintendent.  He was hired there in the summer of 2018. Before his role as superintendent at Rocksprings ISD he served in Sonora as the middle school principal and before that at Brackettville as the secondary principal for over 3 years.     (11) view article  arw

El Paso ISD considering school renovation bond for upcoming election

August 0708:40 AM
 

EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) — El Paso taxpayers could be looking to pay millions in school renovations in a proposed 2020 El Paso Independent School District bond in November.  “It would be tone deaf of me to ask people for money during a time when money is scarce,” El Paso Board of Trustee member Freddy Khlayel-Avalos said.  He said he’s gotten an overwhelmingly negative response to the 2020 bond proposal.  “When I heard about the bond, I was surprised we were going to ask for more money when we hadn’t finished the 2016 bond projects,” Khlayel-Avalos said.

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Amarillo ISD teacher receives nation’s highest honor for math and science educators

August 0708:40 AM
 

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT)— An Amarillo Independent School District physics teacher received the nation’s highest recognition for mathematics and science teachers.  Kay Fincher received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). She was a finalist for the same award in 2017.  Fincher is one of only two teachers in the state of Texas to receive this award. view article  arw

Texarkana, Texas ISD starts superintendent search

August 0708:40 AM
 

TEXARKANA, Texas - The Texarkana Independent School District has begun its search for a new superintendent following the resignation of Paul Norton who was appointed as superintendent at Lake Travis ISD on July 8. During the Board of Trustees meeting held on July 21, trustees unanimously voted to approve Thomas & Horton, LLP as the third-party firm to lead the search for the district’s new superintendent.  During the meeting, David Thompson and Mike Moses, the former Texas education commissioner, outlined how they would work for the TISD Board of Trustees to recruit a chief executive with a proven track record of success and one that would fit into the Tiger Family culture. view article  arw

Texarkana, Texas ISD starts superintendent search

August 0708:40 AM
 

TEXARKANA, Texas - The Texarkana Independent School District has begun its search for a new superintendent following the resignation of Paul Norton who was appointed as superintendent at Lake Travis ISD on July 8.  During the Board of Trustees meeting held on July 21, trustees unanimously voted to approve Thomas & Horton, LLP as the third-party firm to lead the search for the district’s new superintendent.  During the meeting, David Thompson and Mike Moses, the former Texas education commissioner, outlined how they would work for the TISD Board of Trustees to recruit a chief executive with a proven track record of success and one that would fit into the Tiger Family culture. view article  arw

Lessons from the pandemic’s education pod parents

August 0708:40 AM
 

It was only a few weeks ago that we began hearing about “pandemic pods” or “microschools” — which essentially are groups of students whose parents have paid for professional instruction because of the chaos the covid-19 crisis has wrought on America’s schools. And now they are all over the education news.  Some say these pods are a decent solution to a real-time problem, while others have say the pods will only fuel the inequity already baked into our educational system because only people with money can participate. view article  arw