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Vacant Simms ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Krum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
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 Executive Director
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Community Lab Schools Partnership; Search by: UTSA College of Education & Human DevelopmentINFO
Vacant Boling ISD; Search by: Boling ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Burkeville ISD; Dr. Darrell Myers & Burkeville ISD Board of TrustessINFO
Vacant Mathis ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Westbrook ISD; Search by: Westbrook ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Lewisville ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., Mr. Gary Patterson & Dr. Karen RueINFO
Vacant Northwest ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Roscoe Collegiate ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Vacant Forsan ISD; Search by: Region 18 ESC, Dr. Dewitt Smith, Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Muenster ISD; Search by: Meunster ISD Board of Trustees & Supt. Steven SelfINFO
Vacant Whitharral ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
Vacant Wimberley ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Sinton ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Kirbyville CISD; Search by: Sara Leon & Associates, PLLCINFO
Vacant Tuloso-Midway ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Post ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
Vacant La Grange ISD; Search by: Dr. Curtis Cullwell & Dr. Rich Elsasser, Exec. Dir. Region 13 ESCINFO
Vacant Newcastle ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Vacant Itasca ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., Dr. Jeanette Winn MoczygembaINFO
Vacant San Perlita ISD; Search by: San Perlita ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Sweeny ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Sweet Home ISD - Dr. Jennifer “Renee” Fairchild, Administrator,Gonzales ISD; Search by Region 3 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Donna ISD - Angela Dominguez, Deputy Superintendent,Colorado Springs School District 11; Search by: Law Office of Flores & Torres, LLP, Dr. Ruben D. OlivarezINFO
Lone Finalist Colorado ISD - Dr. Larry Polk Jr. , Assistant Superintendent,Terrell ISD; Search By: Colorado ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Levelland ISD - Rebecca (Becky) McCutchen, Superintendent,Alpine ISD; Search by: Levelland ISD Board of Trustees, Assisted by Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Savoy ISD - Jance Morris, Principal,Sunray ISD; Search by: Brian Neal & Savoy ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Channelview ISD - Dr. Tory C. Hill, Superintendent,Sweeny ISD; Search by: KARCZEWSKI BRADSHAW SPALDINGINFO
Lone Finalist Rio Vista ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C.INFO
Lone Finalist Jacksboro ISD - Brad Burnett, Assistant Superintendent,Jacksboro ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
New Super Charlotte ISD - Mr. Jon C. Orozco, Superintendent,​Waelder ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C. & Mr. Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Bridgeport ISD - CCR - Dr. Amy L. Ellis, Chief Curriculum & Instruction Officer,Rockwall ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
New Super Paint Rock ISD - Dr. Kristi Mickelson, Superintendent,Mullin ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
New Super Harrold ISD - Cody Patton, Director of Operations,Tioga ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESCINFO
New Super Windthorst ISD - William Paul, Principal,Breckenridge ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESCINFO
New Super Northside ISD - ​Benny Barnett, Principal,Northside ISD; Rearch by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis & Kenny MillerINFO
New Super Carthage ISD - Jarrod Bitter, Assistant Superintendent,Tyler ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Chester ISD - Dr. Paul Drake, Principal,Livingston ISD; Search by: Chester ISD Board of TrusteesINFO

Victoria’s school district will temporarily close Victoria West High School due to COVID-19 related staff shortages.

January 2108:25 AM

Victoria’s school district will temporarily close Victoria West High School due to COVID-19 related staff shortages. The school will be closed Friday after exceeding the 30% staff absentees threshold. Too many missing staff creates an environment where available staff is strained with no support staff. The school is expected to resume operations Monday. Based on how the school operates, the decision was made with Victoria West High School’s administration to close Friday, said Sherri Hathaway, the school district’s emergency manager. All athletic events will continue as scheduled. view article  arw

Palestine High School goes virtual after many teachers are absent due to COVID cases

January 2108:25 AM

PALESTINE, Texas (KETK) – Palestine High School is closing its doors until Jan. 24. This is an effort to stop the spread of the omicron variant. Due to quarantine, 20 high school staff members were absent on Tuesday, and the number only continued to grow. This led district officials to make this decision. LIST: East Texas schools closing this week Larissa Lovelace works at Palestine ISD. view article  arw

Nurses at Chapel Hill ISD administering COVID tests

January 2108:25 AM

CHAPEL HILL, Texas — Chapel Hill ISD officially returned to class in the midst of rising COVID cases in East Texas. However, they did so with a major difference in place, as they reinstated their mask mandate.  Masks are now required to be worn indoors for all students, staff, and visitors. They are also mandatory in school buses. view article  arw

Killeen ISD parents concerned over rising cases with staff & students

January 2108:25 AM

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - One day after Killeen ISD Superintendent John Craft delivered a video message to parents and staff detailing plans to keep schools open, parents like Arnesha Smalls have concerns. “Overall, I believe he meant it in a positive light, but I think it caused more damage than it did positivity,” she said. Smalls adds while she understands the thinking in keeping students learning in-person, her daughter’s experiences in school suggest otherwise. “Just the consistency of I don’t know who’s gonna be my teacher today,” she said. ADVERTISEMENT “For him to say our kids are in the cafeteria or gymnasium for periods and with quality educators, it just doesn’t go together.” Smalls joins other parents in saying while complicated, maybe the best decision moving forward for the district is to split students in virtual and in-person learning environments. However, Rachel Bourrage with the Killeen Educator’s Association believes that will only make things worse. “That’s a lot of work for the teachers,” she said. “That’s a lot of lesson plans, curriculums, tests and grading for at-home and in school. When they did this last year, that was a lot of stress for the teachers.” view article  arw

2 elementary schools closed Friday in Garland ISD due to heating system issue

January 2108:25 AM

There was a mechanical failure with the heating units at the schools. GARLAND, Texas — Two elementary schools in Garland ISD are closed Friday due to a mechanical failure with the heating system, the district said. Classes at Keeley Elementary in Rowlett and Luna Elementary in Garland will resume Monday. "The safety of our students remains our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause," the district tweeted. view article  arw

Praying football coach with ‘really strong case’ headed to Supreme Court

January 2108:25 AM

WASHINGTON (TND) — The Supreme Court will hear the case of a high school football coach who lost his job for praying midfield after games. Joseph Kennedy’s legal team is arguing his removal as coach violates the First Amendment. Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the CATO Institute, said Kennedy has a “really strong case.” “What the 9th Circuit did was essentially say that it would be a violation of the Establishment Clause, the separation of church and state, to allow him to engage in his private speech that he's not compelling anyone to join him in after football games. I think that's a bridge too far,” said Shapiro to The National Desk’s Jan Jeffcoat. “The fact that the court took this case is a solid indication they're looking to reverse.” view article  arw

Oklahoma will allow state employees to work as substitute teachers to fight shortages

January 2108:25 AM

Oklahoma will allow state employees to work as substitute teachers — while keeping their current jobs — as it attempts to keep schools open for in-person learning in the face of widespread staffing shortages. It's the latest state to float an unorthodox solution to the problem of teachers and school staff calling out sick in high numbers because of an omicron-driven spike in COVID-19 infections across the country. California is expediting the hiring process for new substitute teachers and allowing their contracts to be extended. Kansas will allow people with no college credit to become subs. view article  arw

Student or someone in the household test positive for COVID-19? WFISD releases COVID procedure

January 2108:25 AM

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita Falls ISD is reporting over 570 active cases in the district as of Monday, January 17.  With so many active cases, the district has released their current COVID procedure for students who test positive or who have a household member test positive.  According to a WFISD Facebook post, students who test positive must quarantine for five days after the onset of any symptoms. Before returning to school, a student has to have remained fever-free for a period of 24 hours without taking medicine. view article  arw

Salado ISD working to keep school safe despite classrooms being empty

January 2108:25 AM

Staffing issues due to COVID-19 shut all SISD schools down for the rest of the week but district leaders are still working to make sure there will be a safe return.  SALADO, Texas — The recent COVID-19 surge is forcing Central Texas school districts to come up with ways to keep students safe, schools open and COVID-19 cases down.  Some have resorted to asking parents to substitute. Other school district's administrations are having to help fill the gaps where staff is out. Meanwhile, others are just saying it's best to close the doors for a couple of days that includes Salado Independent School District. view article  arw

Tarleton, Mesquite Agreement Guarantees Admission to High-achieving Seniors

January 2108:25 AM

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Beginning with the Class of 2022, Mesquite Independent School District seniors in the top 25 percent of their graduating class will earn automatic admission to Tarleton State University. As part of its Distinguished High School Partners program, Tarleton also will waive ACT (American College Test) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) requirements for students in the top quarter of their class and application fees for students who qualify. The Mesquite ISD and Tarleton leaders cemented the agreement last week. view article  arw

Laredo:  LISD offers tech support hotline

January 2108:25 AM

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - With the third day of remote learning underway, a local school district wants to assist students and parents with any hiccups they may have when trying to access the class online. The LISD Technology Services Department is providing families with high quality tech support. They are assisting families with laptop or tablet issues, password resets, class link access and digital textbooks. view article  arw

Greenville:  GISD: Masks to remain optional for all

January 2108:25 AM

For now, the wearing of facemasks as a precaution against COVID-19 will remain optional for all Greenville ISD students and staff. On Tuesday, the GISD school board considered putting in place a short-term mask requirement in which students and staff who had been quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19 would have to wear facemasks for their first five days on campus after returning. The vote to impose the requirement came out to a tie, so the motion failed. In the brief conversation that preceded the vote, it was evident that trustees were split on the issue. view article  arw

School Districts Across North Texas Close Due To Surge In COVID-19 Cases And Teacher Shortages

January 2108:25 AM

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Multiple school districts across North Texas are closing their doors due to a rise in COVID-19 cases and shortages of available teachers and staff. While the largest school districts in North Texas — Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Garland and Plano — will have classes as usual, the surge in COVID-19 cases in Texas has resulted in deep cleanings and lights out for many schools. Here is the latest list of class cancellations: view article  arw

Ector County:  ECISD talks bond proposal, COVID-19

January 2108:25 AM

ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- Ector County ISD’s Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri spoke Wednesday about several items impacting the district, including a possible bond proposal, as well as COVID-19 case numbers. Bond Proposal Muri said the Board of Trustees met Tuesday night to discuss and deliberate the recommendations handed down on January 11 by the Community Bond Committee. The committee recommended several items for consideration, including the construction of a third high school to help alleviate overcrowding at Odessa High School and Permian High School, as well as the construction of a Career and Technical Education Center to expand job training and career education. Muri said the board expressed support for all of the committee’s recommendations. view article  arw

North Texas schools hosting job fairs to address staffing shortages amid rise in COVID cases

January 2108:25 AM

DALLAS — Staffing shortages are among challenges many school districts are facing right now. It’s a challenge that has been present since the beginning of the school year, but complicated by the recent surging positive cases of COVID-19. “It’s just a tough time for educators today,” said Dr. Larry Lewis, interim superintendent of DeSoto Independent School District. view article  arw

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Cumby ISD Will Remain Closed Rest Of Week Due Staffing Shortages In Essential Areas Due To Illness

January 2108:25 AM

Cumby ISD will remain closed the rest of the week due to continued staffing shortages in essential areas due to COVID and illnesses. Currently, classes are scheduled to resume at the usual time on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. All extracurricular activities except varsity games have been canceled. Varsity will be played because they are district games and must be made up. The Wednesday and Friday games will be away. Saturday’s varsity play will be at home. Precautions will be in place to keep coaches and students as safe and healthy as possible. view article  arw

Suicide Prevention and Awareness: experts talk how this impacts adolescents and teens

January 2108:25 AM

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death here in the United States and according to the National Institute of Mental Health, as of 2019 around 6,500 adolescents and teens have committed suicide.  Experts like Haley Stoddard from Northwest Texas Hospital say that a leading cause of this is caused by feeling a sense of burden or not belonging in either the home or in life. And that these emotions are amplified when comparing themselves through the lens of social media. view article  arw

New Mexico:  Gadsden ISD superintendent believes governor’s plan could help substitute teacher shortage

January 2108:25 AM

The Governor of New Mexico has come up with a new plan to help address the shortage of substitute teachers and daycare workers amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in the state. On Wednesday, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the “Supporting Teachers and Families” (STAF) initiative. view article  arw

5 things to know: Henry Scott’s legacy with Denison ISD

January 2108:25 AM

After more than 60 years with Denison Independent School District, Superintendent Henry Scott is hanging his hat and calling it a career. The long-time Denison ISD superintendent announced his intent to retire from the district's highest seat at the end of the school year after having taught generations of Denison children through a career that spanned across seven decades.    (20) view article  arw

Marshall ISD trustees approve redistricting map

January 2108:18 AM

Marshall ISD trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved a new redistricting map that better represents a population balance, based on new information revealed during the 2020 U.S. census. Due to population changes within Marshall ISD’s five trustee districts, based on results from the 2020 census, the district hired Sara Leon and Associates out of Houston to handle the redistricting process that maintains population balances between the five trustee voting districts for Marshall ISD. view article  arw

Sonora ISD delays school start time due to heating issues

January 2108:12 AM

Sonora ISD Superintendent Michael Kissire announced Sonora ISD will be delaying their school start to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 21st due to heating system issues. According to Kissire’s statement, the Secondary Campus building is having boiler (heating system) issues. Along with impending colder temperatures, Sonora ISD will have a 10:00 a.m. start time for Friday, January 21st with busses running 2 hours late. view article  arw

Fort Bend ISD monitoring winter weather

January 2108:10 AM

Amid low temperatures and the potential for wintry mix, Fort Bend ISD is watching weather conditions closely, according to a district Facebook post. The district will let staff members and parents know via its website, social media and mass notification system if the weather results in changes to the normal school day, operations or scheduled activities. view article  arw

Fitch Rates Alvin ISD, TX’s $117MM ULT Schoolhouse Bonds ‘AAA’ PSF/‘AA’ Underlying; Outlook Stable

January 2107:58 AM

Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AAA' rating based on the Texas Permanent School Fund (PSF) guaranty and a 'AA' underlying rating to the following Alvin Independent School District (ISD), Texas bonds: view article  arw

Lumberton ISD, PD respond to threatening call, no actual threat or person found

January 2107:50 AM

Lumberton Police and multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a telephone threat at about noon that resulted in a lockdown of all LISD campuses, ending with the lockdown lifted and no actual threat or person making the threat found, according to Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins and Lumberton ISD. Nederland ISD dealt with a similar threatening call earlier Wednesday, also resulting in lockdowns but no actual threat or person making the threat found, according to Nederland Police Chief Gary Porter, but resulting in a greater presence of law enforcement at NISD campuses throughout the day. view article  arw

Pearland ISD Superintendent John Kelly to retire after 2021-22 school year

January 2105:00 AM

Pearland ISD in a Jan. 19 news release announced that Superintendent John Kelly intends to retire in the summer. Kelly has been the superintendent of the district for over 10 years and has been a superintendent in the state for over 30 years, previously working at Boerne ISD and Pearsall ISD, according to the news release. He is also the chair of the State Board for Educator Certification required by the Texas Education Agency. “During my 30-plus year educational career, my highest honor has been to serve the outstanding Pearland ISD community, including the dedicated staff, amazing students and their families,” Kelly said in the release. The district’s board of trustees will begin its search for a new superintendent, according to the release. The board is working to establish a timeline, but no plans have been made, Executive Director of Communications Kim Hocott said in an email. view article  arw

San Antonio school districts update cancellations

January 2105:00 AM

Several San Antonio districts canceled classes on Thursday, January 20 due to the anticipated ice and sleet forecast for Central Texas by the National Weather Service. After having a mostly dry day, local districts have announced schools will return to session on Friday, January 21.    (21) view article  arw

Analysis: Texas government is business-friendly, but not businesslike

January 2105:00 AM

Business people running elections might try to remove obstacles to make everything smooth and secure for voters. But a kink in the supply chain for voter registration forms in Texas highlights a venerable distinction: Government doesn't run like a business.  Government is not a business and doesn’t run like one. That “run government like a business” motto you hear from political candidates comes from the “tastes great, less filling” school of advertising. view article  arw

Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate says he won’t fire staffer tied to white nationalist movement

January 2105:00 AM

Republican gubernatorial candidate Don Huffines said Wednesday he will not fire a campaign staffer who said on his YouTube channel in 2020 that he wants to “restore historical American culture” by “maintaining a supermajority of the original stock of the United States, and maintaining a homogeneity,” referring to white people. The staffer, Jake Lloyd Colglazier, has previously done fieldwork for the campaign, Huffines said, adding that he will not take any action against Colglazier. On his YouTube channel, Colglazier warned that “we’re nearing the demographic cliff,” a reference to an increase of people of color gaining more political and economic power. On another livestream platform, he mocked a woman who appears to be Asian, saying she needed to be in China “getting the shit beat out of her by her husband.” In another post, he said, “I spit on George Floyd.” view article  arw

Over 13,000 in Texas hospitals with COVID-19, the most in four months

January 2105:00 AM

The Texas Tribune is using daily data from the Texas Department of State Health Services to track coronavirus vaccinations, cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The state data comes from vaccine providers, city and county health departments, hospitals and laboratories. It may not represent all cases of the disease given limited testing. view article  arw

Dozens of Round Rock ISD students walk out of class to demand more COVID-19 precautions

January 2105:00 AM

ROUND ROCK — Students in the Round Rock school district walked out of school and into the near-freezing cold Thursday to call for more COVID-19 precautions. About 60 students at the Round Rock and Cedar Ridge high schools gathered outside of the schools to emphasize that they do not feel safe in school and want district officials to tighten mask requirements, resume contact tracing in secondary schools, add more COVID-19 testing sites and expand outdoor eating — or offer a virtual learning option. Other students walked out and went directly home because of the freezing temperatures. They honked in support of the protesters as they drove away.   The protests came days after Round Rock students created a petition with those demands. As of Thursday, more than 1,700 high school and middle school students had signed the petition, according to student organizers. view article  arw

Santa Rosa ISD schools to be closed on Friday for deep sanitization of facilities

January 2009:38 AM

Due to the spread of COVID-19, Santa Rosa ISD schools will be closed on Friday, Jan. 21, according to a letter sent to parents. Crews will be using the day to sanitize all facilities and classrooms. "We want to ensure that we do everything possible that is available to us to halt the spread of this virus. We want to ensure that our students and staff learn and work in the best possible school environment," Interim Superintendent Yolanda Chapa said in the letter. view article  arw

All Jarrell ISD schools to close for remainder of week, citing COVID case surge

January 2008:46 AM

JARRELL (KXAN) — All Jarrell ISD campuses will close for the remainder of the week, citing a spike in COVID-19 cases and “critical staffing shortages.”  “Our district conducted additional covid testing today, and more staff tested positive,” officials said in a statement. “We are experiencing critical staffing shortages, and we are unable to continue operating campuses safely until our employees recover and return to work. The safety of our staff and students is of the utmost importance.” view article  arw

Be informed, be proud of Texas’ strong public school system

January 2008:41 AM

During this time of year, we often reflect upon things that we have to be thankful for. One of the things we should all be thankful for is our strong public-school system in Texas. There are some politicians from both parties that champion public education, while unfortunately others attack it in an apparent attempt to score political points. There is a great deal of false and misleading information spread regarding public education. view article  arw

Bonham ISD to be closed Jan. 20-21

January 2008:40 AM

What an unbelievable couple of weeks since returning from the Christmas Break – this new COVID variant along with the flu, stomach virus and other illnesses have presented the BISD administrative team with some challenges and a tough decision to make.  For the last five school days, student and staff attendance has steadily declined. We are sending more students home each day than are able to return to school under the current TEA protocols. view article  arw

Meet the new Fort Bend ISD superintendent: Christie Whitbeck takes the reigns of the district

January 2008:40 AM

Christie Whitbeck took the helm of Fort Bend ISD in September 2021. She took over the position from former superintendent Charles Dupre, who announced on November 16 his intention to resign by December of 2021. Whitbeck comes to the district having served four-and-a-half years as superintendent of 16,000-student Bryan ISD, deputy superintendent of Fort Bend ISD for four years, assistant superintendent of academics in Alvin ISD, and as a principal in Katy ISD. Whitbeck first began her career as a teacher and language arts specialist in Alief ISD. Community Impact Newspaper spoke with Whitbeck to hear about the current and future challenges facing the school district. view article  arw