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Vacant Mabank ISD; Search by: Jim Dunlap - Click Here for Application InstructionsINFO
Vacant South Texas ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Russo, Kyle P.C. and Mr. Gary Patterson INFO
Vacant West Sabine ISD; Search by: West Sabine ISD School Board adINFO
Vacant Desoto ISD; Search by: JG Consulting adINFO
Vacant Granbury ISD; Search By: Granbury ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Kennedale ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Flatonia ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Odem-Edroy ISD - Yolanda L. Carr;  Search by: Walsh Gallegos, Trevino, Russo, Kyle and Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Carrizo Springs CISD; Search by: J. Cruz & Associates adINFO
Vacant Ennis ISD; Search by: Education Solutions and Services adINFO
Vacant Bryson ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Goodrich ISD; Search by: Goodrich ISD School Board adINFO
Vacant Kingsville ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Hull-Daisetta ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Liberty Hill ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Hardin-Jefferson ISD ; Search by: Region 5 ESC adINFO
Vacant La Villa ISD; Search by:  O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo adINFO
Vacant Albany ISD; Search by: Albany ISD Board of School Trustees adINFO
Vacant Clifton ISD; Search by: Clifton ISD School Board of Trustees adINFO
Vacant Kilgore ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist New Boston ISD; Brian Bobbitt; Superintendent of Malta ISD; Search by: New Boston ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Cisco ISD; Dr. Ryan Stelle, Assistant Superintendent of Brookshire Royal ISD; Search by: Region 14 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Mt. Vernon ISD - Jason McCullough , Deputy Executive Director ​,Region 8 ESC; Search by: Education Solutions and Services infoINFO
Lone Finalist Wolfe City ISD - Anthony Figueroa , Principal ,Blue Ridge High School; Search By: Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Santa Maria ISD - Mr. Martin Cuellar , Superintendent ,Progreso ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD - Dr. Mike A. Barrera , Asst. Supt. for Operations ,McAllen ISD; Search by: O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo infoINFO
Lone Finalist Dickinson ISD - Carla Voelkel , Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services ​,Dickinson ISD; Search by: Dickinson ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Roby CISD - Keith Cook , High School Principal ,Bangs ISD; Search by: Roby CISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist South San Antonio ISD - Dr. Alexandro M. Flores , Superintendent ,Palacios ISD; Search by: JG Consulting adINFO
Lone Finalist Balmorhea ISD - John Massey , Former Superintendent ,Dalhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Kemp ISD; Dr. Lisa A. Gonzales, Superintendent of Odem-Edroy ISD, Search by: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Rocksprings ISD; Daron Worrell; Middle School Principal of Sonora ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESC InfoINFO
New Super Friona ISD - Jimmy Burns , Superintendent,Hawley ISD; Search By: Region 16 and Robin Fulce InfoINFO
New Super Fort Sam Houston ISD; Gary Bates, Superintendent of Goodrich ISD, Search by: Walsh Gallegos Trevińo Russo & Kyle P.C. & Educational Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Robstown ISD - Dr. Jose Moreno , Superintendent ,La Vernia ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO
New Super Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD  - Jose Cervantes , Superintendent ,La Villa ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services infoINFO

Virginia school district’s bid to arm teachers rejected

September 2408:25 AM
 

A state agency has rejected an application from a rural Virginia school district that voted to arm teachers and other employees as protection against a school shooting. The Washington Post reports that the Department of Criminal Justice Services turned down Lee County Superintendent Brian Austin's application to register as an armed special conservator of the peace. The school district had hoped the designation would allow school employees to carry guns in schools. view article  arw

Goodbye to the Dewey Decimal System?

September 2408:25 AM
 

Patrons of the Highland Park Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Library could soon find it open in the evenings and during holiday weekends. That’s one of the early action items in a master plan that has been in the works for nearly a year. At the heart of the plan is the library’s mission as a center for lifelong learning, a role that’s difficult to fulfill when it closes soon after students get out of school and adults get off work, Mayor Margo Goodwin noted. view article  arw

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo high school students part of first cohort at STC’s Public Safe

September 2408:25 AM
 

With the inauguration of South Texas College’s first campus in Pharr, the Regional Center for Public Safety and Excellence, came the opportunity for local high schoolers to attend classes alongside current and future law enforcement professionals. “It’s perfect because it provides us with a college setting right in the community,” said PSJA school district Superintendent Daniel King. “But part of the dream is also to strengthen our community, and this is going to help strengthen our law enforcement.” Four days a week, high schoolers from the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district take college-level criminal justice classes in a new training facility alongside police and firefighter cadets. view article  arw

McKinney ISD’s Serenity High School holds ribbon cutting for new space

September 2408:25 AM
 

Serenity High School held a ribbon cutting for its new space Saturday, Sept. 22. The 2,000-square-foot space, which opened for the 2018-19 school year, is attached to the west of McKinney North High School, located at 2550 Wilmeth Road, McKinney. Serenity High is a fully accredited high school in McKinney ISD for students who have completed alcohol and drug rehab. The school opened in 1999 and has nearly 300 graduates. Prior to relocating the school operated out of four portable buildings at MNHS, Serenity Principal Stephen Issa said. view article  arw

FREEDOM FIELD: Step inside Alvin ISD’s $41.5 million football stadium

September 2408:25 AM
 

The race to build bigger and bolder high school football stadiums in Texas continues, and Alvin ISD is no different. The school district approved the brand new 10,280-seat stadium in 2015 and voted unanimously to name the $41.5 million venue Freedom Field in 2017. view article  arw

Gladewater ISD board, city council, GEDCO prep for town halls

September 2408:25 AM
 

Gladewater ISD board members are set to meet Wednesday with the Gladewater City Council and Gladewater Economic Development Corp. board of directors to prepare for town hall meetings tentatively scheduled in October. The joint meeting is part of an interagency initiative, “Operation: The Time is Now,” that started after city departments revisited Gladewater’s 2009 comprehensive plan. view article  arw

La Joya ISD launches anti-bullying app

September 2408:25 AM
 

La Joya Independent School District is turning to a new app to protect its students from bullies. "Anonymous Alerts" is a mobile anti-bullying and safety app that allows students to instantly report safety concerns to school officials. view article  arw

Spring Hill ISD board to consider baseball/softball bid

September 2408:25 AM
 

Spring Hill ISD trustees Monday will consider approving a bid for the baseball/softball complex and authorizing Superintendent Steve Snell to negotiate the final price. The special meeting is set 7:45 a.m. Monday in the administration board room, 3101 Spring Hill Road, Longview. view article  arw

Midway ISD names 10 to Media Honor Roll

September 2408:25 AM
 

Midway ISD selected 10 media representatives to the 2018 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards. The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Honorees were acknowledged at Tuesday’s school board meeting (comments that follow are from Midway): view article  arw

Lubbock ISD’s 35th Annual Band Extravaganza coming this week

September 2408:25 AM
 

Both middle and high school students are preparing for the 35th Annual Band Extravaganza at PlainsCapital Park-Lowrey Field at 7 p.m. Tuesday, when musicians in bands from throughout Lubbock Independent School District will gather to perform and to watch other bands. Eighth-grader Jazmine Hardison and seventh-grader Kathryn Zickefoose, both students at Smylie Wilson Middle School, are looking forward to their performance with other middle school students within their Coronado High School feeder pattern. view article  arw

Ore City ISD moves forward with band hall renovation

September 2408:25 AM
 

The Ore City ISD board of trustees has chosen an architectural firm to spearhead the district’s band hall renovation. In recent years, trustees mulled expanding and renovating the band hall, Superintendent Lynn Heflin said in July. The board reviewed “possibilities” with Thacker-Davis but made no official plans until it agreed at its regular meeting Monday to hire the company for its architectural services. view article  arw

California kindergarten student can take cannabis to school, judge rules

September 2408:25 AM
 

A 5-year-old California girl can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug to school—used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy—a judge ruled Friday. The judge sided with the family of Brooke Adams, who attends kindergarten in Santa Rosa. The Rincon Valley Union School District had sought to ban the ointment from the school because it contains the active ingredient in marijuana. view article  arw

Houston ISD staff walk around neighborhoods to re-enroll high school dropouts

September 2408:25 AM
 

On Saturday, Houston ISD staff took to the streets in search of dropout students. The effort comes as the district faces some very low graduation rates. Some campuses are suffering from nearly half of the students dropping out before getting diplomas. A recent study published by Houston non-profit Children At Risk ranked 10 schools in Harris County with the lowest graduation rates. view article  arw

Pine Tree ISD parents learn value of schools through Community U

September 2408:25 AM
 

After participating in Pine Tree ISD’s Community U program, parent Tessa Stinnett said she realized running a school district is complicated. Stinnett said she worked in schools for 18 years and thought she “had a good handle on how things work.” Because she was new to Longview, Stinnett said she was more interested in learning the district’s culture. view article  arw

Midway ISD elementary schools look to improve STAAR performance

September 2408:25 AM
 

In addition to earning an A on the state’s new accountability system, Midway Independent School District was one of sixty districts in the state to take home a rare districtwide distinction. But Midway ISD, with a student enrollment of just under 10,000, stands in stark contrast to its counterpart, Waco ISD, five miles down the road. A major recurring critique of the Texas Education Agency’s new A-F accountability system is that it unfairly puts schools with a higher percentage of low-income students at a disadvantage and it relies too heavily on the state’s standardized test, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR. TEA officials have denied the allegations. view article  arw

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Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C.

Legal Issues for School Secretaries

September - October 2018

Arm your school’s first line of defense, your school secretary, 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. This training will include the latest on bullying, cyberbullying, reporting requirements for SBEC and CPS, FERPA, and social media issues.

 

Topics:

  • Admissions/Enrollment
  • Attendance
  • Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • Child Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Fingerprinting
  • First Amendment
  • Harassment & Discrimination
  • Residency
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sex Offenders
  • Social Media
  • Student Records

 

Who Should Attend:

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

 

Registration Fee: 

$195 per person

 

When and Where:

9/18/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 7 ESC

9/24/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 18 ESC

9/25/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 12 ESC

10/2/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 11 ESC

10/9/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Plano, TX

10/10/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Austin, TX

10/11/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 14 ESC

10/12/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Region 16 ESC

10/25/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  Cy-Fair ISD - Berry Center

10/29/18  |  9:30 am - 3:30 pm  |  McAllen Convention Center

 

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Leander ISD to ensure new buses have air conditioning

September 2408:25 AM
 

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees indicated Sept. 20 that it would like district administration to make sure all new purchased buses are equipped with air conditioning and that 60 current buses be retrofitted with air conditioning. “We would be fiscally prudent and not have buses retrofitted that are going to be going out of usage in a very short period of time,” Superintendent Dan Troxell said. Troxell said 50 bond-funded replacement buses equipped with air conditioning should be ordered and delivered by Summer 2019, and that 60 older model buses should be retrofitted with air conditioning by May 2019. view article  arw

Dallas ISD’s top deputy resigns amid sexual harassment allegation

September 2408:20 AM
 

An allegation of sexual harassment has led to the resignation of one of Dallas ISD’s top administrators. DISD Deputy Superintendent Israel Cordero — the district’s second-in-command — resigned Thursday, a day after being placed on administrative leave by superintendent Michael Hinojosa. view article  arw

Texas Attorney General warns Austin ISD: Don’t stop churches from renting school facilities

September 2408:15 AM
 

The Texas Attorney General’s Office on Friday warned the Austin Independent School District not to make a policy change that could prevent a local church from renting a school facility for Sunday sermons. Under a short-term rental agreement, the district has been renting out its Performing Arts Center in East Austin to the Georgetown-based Celebration Church since Aug. 26. Last month, protesters gathered outside the venue waving pride flags and calling on Austin ISD not to rent to a church that opposes gay marriage. view article  arw

Ray HS principal Cissy Reynolds-Perez will join West Oso ISD

September 2408:12 AM
 

Cecilia "Cissy" Reynolds-Perez is saying goodbye to the Corpus Christi Independent School District. But she's not leaving Corpus Christi. She's joining the West Oso Independent School District as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction and Human Resources, according to a news release Friday from the district. view article  arw

Get informed about the Abilene ISD bond proposal

September 2408:10 AM
 

While the Reporter-News is doing its best to inform its readers the best it can about the Abilene ISD bond election on the Nov. 6 ballot, there are more options available for information. One of the best ways to learn about what is proposed, what it'll mean to students and the impact the bond will have on taxpayers is to meet with district Superintendent David Young. Young has fine-tuned a presentation designed to provide facts about the bond, which he'll give to the public twice before voters take to the polls and have their say. view article  arw

Austin ISD issues reminder about student holiday for some schools

September 2407:45 AM
 

The Austin Independent School District is reminding parents that not all schools have a student holiday Monday, September 24. The district sent a tweet to explain why. Some campuses are not holding class because of its District of Innovation Plans, which allows educators additional days of professional learning. view article  arw

Harlingen CISD announces new partnership with DPS

September 2407:45 AM
 

School is a place where children are supposed to be learning, preparing for their futures, and making friendships that last a lifetime. But in this time of school shootings and violence, extra protection is needed for our most precious and most vulnerable. "You have a presence at the campus. And it's all about presence," said Shane Strubhart, Public Relations Director for Harlingen CISD. This week, Harlingen CISD parents received notices in the mail detailing a new partnership between the school district and the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS officers will now be able to visit and be stationed at all 30 of the district's schools. view article  arw

TEXAS VIEW: State shows it’s shorting local schools

September 2407:45 AM
 

Texas education officials made no effort to hide the reality every property owner faces when their tax bill comes due — the state has no interest in paying its share of public education. They’re able to get away with it because of an effective blame game carried out by the state’s elected leaders, who point their fingers at local appraisal districts and school boards as the culprits for skyrocketing property taxes. It’s a game that clearly works. A poll question that’s been up at thefacts.com for some time presents a simple choice on who is more accountable for increases in school property taxes, local school officials or state government. Of the 730 votes registered, 444 faulted local school boards. That’s about 61 percent. view article  arw

Bryan ISD says new crime reporting app is a success

September 2407:45 AM
 

At the start of the school year, Brazos County Crime Stoppers unveiled a new anonymous reporting app for each district in the county. So far, Bryan ISD officials say the P3 campus app, which they call “B-Safe”, has already led to some productive investigations. view article  arw

Goose Creek: School boards just trying to manage state-created mess

September 2407:45 AM
 

In the Sun’s online survey last week, a solid majority of readers felt that the local school district is more responsible for high property taxes than state government. Indeed, Goose Creek CISD does set the property tax rate, but they are simply responding to the convoluted school finance system. When property values go up, the state automatically reduces the amount of money it sends to local districts.  In the last fiscal year, the state reduced school funding by $3.5 billion, leaving local taxpayers to pick up the tab. Thanks to this ridiculous mechanism, the state only provided 38 percent of formula funding for educating students.   view article  arw

Sunray Teacher Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

September 2407:45 AM
 

Sunray Elementary School second grade teacher Ramonda Raymond has been nominated for the 2018-2019 National LifeChanger of the Year award. Raymond was recognized as a LifeChanger for her community leadership and dedication to students. She builds strong relationships with her students, and has also been a mentor to many new teachers throughout her 20 years of teaching. Her energy makes her school a positive, great place to learn. Raymond was nominated with 310 other teachers across the country. Raymond is the only teacher in our area nominated. view article  arw

Texas Board of Education votes to remove Hillary Clinton from history books

September 2407:45 AM
 

The Texas Board of Education recently voted on a number of potential changes to be made to U.S. history and social studies curriculum. As it currently stands, teachers will not be required to teach students about certain political and public figures, such as Hillary Clinton, who was the first female presidential candidate, as well as Helen Keller, who was deaf, blind and graduated from college and later became an activist. view article  arw

Austin:  Paxton’s office warns AISD in flap over church’s gay-marriage beliefs

September 2405:13 AM
 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office on Friday warned Austin school district officials against blocking a Christian church that opposes gay marriage from using district facilities, saying such action would violate state law and the First Amendment.  Celebration Church of Georgetown has been holding services most Sundays since Aug. 26 at the Austin district’s Performing Arts Center under a short-term rental agreement, prompting protests from gay rights and civil rights advocates. view article  arw

Message from the OISD Board of Trustees - Personnel Action

September 2405:08 AM
 

The OISD Board of Trustees took action today to accept the Voluntary Separation of Lynn Redden from the position of Superintendent.  view article  arw

Land Commissioner George P. Bush fighting with a Texas education board over allocations to fund schools

September 2108:45 AM
 

Land Commissioner George P. Bush fighting with a Texas education board over allocations to fund schools  A fight is brewing between Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Republicans on the State Board of Education over investment funds they manage to generate school funding.  For the first time ever, the School Land Board — a three-person body headed by Bush, a Republican — declined to pass any money from its fund to the education board, instead opting to feed $600 million to schools directly.  In response, education board members say they will have to reduce their own contributions toward school funding. And they’re also calling for this complex investment system to be reformed in the next legislative session. view article  arw

Houston:  HISD trustees OK superintendent search, delay vote to retain interim

September 2108:43 AM
 

Houston ISD trustees voted Thursday to begin a national search for a permanent superintendent, while also voting to postpone a previously undiscussed proposal to make Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan the district's leader through September 2019. The two votes mean Lathan will, for now, continue to lead HISD for the indefinite future. Lathan, the district's former chief academic officer, was elevated to interim superintendent in March after Richard Carranza abruptly left the district to become chancellor of New York City public schools.  A timetable for the search will be established in the coming weeks. view article  arw

Local Chick-fil-A exec appointed to Beaumont ISD board

September 2108:41 AM
 

The Texas Education Agency on Thursday appointed the executive director of Beaumont’s Chick-fil-A restaurants to join Beaumont ISD’s school board as a manager. Alexandrew Seale, 30, of Beaumont was appointed by Commissioner of Education Mike Morath to fill the vacancy left as board secretary Vernice Monroe stepped into former president Joe Domino’s seat. Domino resigned from the district on Aug. 16. view article  arw

Trade wars, “Meatless Mondays” and BBQ. Texas Agriculture Commissioner candidates square off

September 2108:40 AM
 

Much of the race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner centers on food — whether immigrants should be able to help harvest it, how crops are traded or what items schools can serve students for lunch. Democrat Kim Olson, a farmer and Air Force veteran, is challenging the incumbent, Republican Sid Miller. In the latest edition of our Split Decision virtual debate series, watch Olson and Miller discuss these issues, as well as Miller's presence on social media and more. Stick to the end to learn which of the two candidates is better at guessing the weight of some BBQ. Olson is critical of what Miller's done over his first term as agriculture commissioner, including the fees he raised on farmers and ranchers in 2016 that an audit showed raised millions more dollars than necessary. Miller highlighted reforms he said he's made at the Texas Department of Agriculture, including increased inspections and expanded foreign markets. view article  arw

Ask the editor: What are school district recapture payments and how do they work?

September 2108:40 AM
 

The recapture policy, nicknamed the “Robin Hood” plan, is part of Texas’s school finance system—and has been debated since the 1970s. Ideally, the state recaptures funding from districts with high property wealth, to redistribute it to districts with low property wealth. Because Texas schools are funded by local property taxes, there would be a huge discrepancy without recapture: Property-wealthy districts could set a much lower tax rate than property-poor districts and still collect 20 percent more revenue. view article  arw

Gov. Abbott claims Texas must boost school funding but his budget says otherwise

September 2108:40 AM
 

The Texas House Democratic Caucus has stood with parents, teachers and local property taxpayers in support of adequate funding for our public schools over the years and during the 85th Legislative Session. Although Democrats' repeated attempts to increase funding to our schools have been blocked, we remain committed to this cause for the upcoming 86th Legislative Session. view article  arw