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Vacant Rains ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Lumberton ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Kennard ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Presidio ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Corrigan-Camden ISD; Search by: Leon|Alcala PLLCINFO
Vacant Tom Bean ISD; Search by: Tom Bean ISD Board of Trustees & Kelly LuskINFO
Vacant Willis ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Montgomery ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Goldthwaite ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Santa Rosa ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Uvalde CISD; Search By: Region 20 ESCINFO
Vacant Brenham ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Ingleside ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Woodsboro ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Brownsville ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Laneville ISD; Search by: SPALDING NICHOLS LAMP LANGLOISINFO
Vacant Brooks County ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Abilene ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Pflugerville ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Whitehouse ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Sharyland ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Calvert ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Burnet CISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Sherri BaysINFO
Vacant Blooming Grove ISD; Search by: Blooming Grove ISD Board of Trustees & Gary MartelINFO
Vacant New Home ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Archer City ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Vacant Weimar ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Vacant Mason ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Greenville ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Vacant Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Anahuac ISD; Search by: Dr. Byron Terrier, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESCINFO
Vacant Normangee ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster (Updated Deadline)INFO
Vacant Pilot Point ISD; Search by: Pilot Point ISD & Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd and Hullett, consultant Karen
RueINFO
Vacant Rogers ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Lufkin ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Ira ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Vacant Ropes ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Glasscock County ISD
(Deadline Extended); Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Vacant Carrizo Springs ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant Sabinal ISD; Search by: Richard W Grill & Sabinal ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Duncanville ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Royse City ISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike MosesDavid Thompson & Dr. Curtis CulwellINFO
Vacant Valley View ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Vacant Hamlin Collgiate ISD; Search by: Collegiate Edu-Nation, Dr. Nelson CoulterINFO
Vacant Rockport-Fulton ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Mrs. Charlotte BakerINFO
Vacant Panhandle ISD; Search by: Panhandle ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Vacant Dickinson ISD; Search by: Dickinson ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Prairiland ISD; Search by: Prairieland ISD Board of Trustees and Supt. Jeff BallardINFO
Vacant Wilson ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Lorenzo ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant La Gloria ISD; Search by: La Gloria ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Iraan-Sheffield Collegiate ISD - Gary Laramore, Principal,Balmorhea ISD; Search by: Dr. Nelson Coulter assisted by Collegiate Edu-NationINFO
Lone Finalist Henrietta ISD - Jaime Clark, Chief of Schools,Lewisville ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist Thorndale ISD - Zach Kleypas, Principal,Pflugerville ISD; Search by: Danny Lovett, Powell Law GroupINFO
Lone Finalist Bloomington ISD - Eric Cormier, Principal,Brazos ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist City View ISD - Dr. Jesse Thomas, Interim Superintendent,City View ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist Pawnee ISD - Anthony Annis, Assistant Principal,San Antonio ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Windthorst ISD - Jason Nolan, Principal,Burkburnett ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist Perryton ISD - Greg Brown, Superintendent,Claude ISD; Search by: Perryton ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Dr. Tanya Larkin, Exec. Dir.INFO
Lone Finalist Gold-Burg ISD - Jonathan Lloyd, Principal,Detroit ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist West Hardin Co. CISD - Donald Heseman, Principal,Clyde ISD; Search by: Dr. Byron Terrier, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Spurger ISD - Jeff Burnthorn, Director,Silsbee ISD; Search by: Dr. Byron Terrier, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESC (Short Timeline)INFO
Lone Finalist Roby CISD - Kenny Border, Assistant Superintendent,Sweetwater ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Cotulla ISD - Dr. Ramiro Nava, Assistant Superintendent,Somerset ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Saul HinojosaINFO
Lone Finalist McAllen ISD - René Gutiérrez, Superintendent,Brownsville ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Lone Finalist Ponder ISD - Dr. James Hill, Director of Operations,Frisco ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Hale Center ISD - Jance Morris, Superintendent,Savoy ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Rocksprings ISD - Justin Del Bosque, Principal,Georgetown ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Deadline Updated); Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Lone Finalist San Angelo ISD - Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent,Whitehouse ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - David Thompson & Dr. Mike MosesINFO
Lone Finalist Rotan ISD - Michael Rudewick, Assistant Principal,San Angelo ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Boerne ISD - ​Kristin Craft, Associate Superintendent,Spring Branch ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Johnson City ISD - Ben Eubanks, Superintendent,Glasscock County ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist New Diana ISD - Marshall Moore, Superintendent,Crowell ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Jayton-Girard ISD - Scott Bicknell, Superintendent,Muenster ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Colmesneil ISD - Sharon Tule, Interim Superintendent,Colmesneil ISD; Search by: Fisher FirmINFO
Lone Finalist Iowa Park CISD - Kevin McCasland, Superintendent,Olton ISD; Search by: Impact Education Specialists - Doug Williams, Kevin Worthy, Blake Cooper and Stan SurrattINFO
Lone Finalist Sam Rayburn ISD - Dustin Evans, Assistant Superintendent,Bland ISD; Search by: Sam Rayburn ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super White Oak ISD - William Paul, Superintendent,Windthorst ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Midway ISD - Chris Allen, Superintendent,Marble Falls ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster INFO
New Super Anton ISD - Freddie Tobias, Principal,Anton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
New Super Navarro ISD - Mandy D. Epley, Assistant Superintendent,Comal ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Sherri BaysINFO
New Super Hedley ISD - Tracey Bell, Principal,Vega ISD; Search by: Hedley ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Nathan Maxwell, Associate Exec. Dir.INFO
New Super Venus ISD - Patrick Torres, Superintendent,Denver City ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Yantis ISD - Robyn Derington Deputy Supt. Banquete ISD, Deputy Superintendent,Banquete ISD; Search by: Powell Law Group, LLP, Dr. Shaun Barnett (Short Timeline!)INFO
New Super Morton ISD - Mario Aguirre, Principal,Slaton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Dr. Kyle Wargo, Exec. DirectorINFO
New Super Comfort ISD - Dr. Yvonne J. Munoz, Director,San Diego ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Coupland ISD - Dr. Earl W. Parcell, Chief Financial Officer,Copperas Cove ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, Kyle & Robinson P.C.& Education Consultant Dr. Saul HinojosaINFO
New Super Miami ISD - Krista Solis, Superintendent,Hart ISD; Search by: Interim Supt. Steve Post and Miami ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Knippa ISD - Benny Hernandez, Superintendent,Mathis ISD; Search by: Knippa ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Itasca ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
New Super College Station ISD - Dr. Tim Harkrider, Superintendent,Willis ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster (Updated Deadline)INFO
New Super Karnack ISD (Short Timeline) - Angela Fitzpatrick, Principal,Marshall ISD; Search by: Karnack ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Evadale ISD - Kevin Shipley, Superintendent,Ranger ISD; Search by: Powell Law Group, LLP, Dr. Shaun Barnett, Dickey HazlewoodINFO
New Super Anderson-Shiro CISD - Dr. Sarah Borowicz, Assistant Superintendent,Elgin ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Ore City ISD - Rachel Evers, Assistant Superintendent,Union Grove ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Leon ISD - Clint Sadler, Principal,Princeton ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Irion County ISD - Dr. Sara "Nikki" Moore, Principal,Coldspring-Oakhurst ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
New Super Vega ISD (Short Timeline) - Dr. Jerry Adams, Assistant Superintendent,Comfort ISD; Search by: Ray Cogburn, Interim Supt.INFO
New Super Liberty-Eylau ISD - Jeff Wright, Interim Superintendent,Liberty-Eylau ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
New Super Keller ISD (Short Timeline) - Dr. Tracy Johnson, Chief of Human Resources,Keller ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
New Super O'Donnell ISD - J. Blake Nichols, Athletic Director,O'Donnell ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO

Beaumont ISD making plans for rezoning, promises the community will be part of the process

February 2208:40 AM
 

With the possibility of district rezoning looming in the future, BISD brought in students, parents and teachers to talk about what's next.   Beaumont Independent School District officials are laying out a plan to re-evaluate school attendance zones.   They say with growth and new construction happening all around the city they want to make sure students are going to school where they live.  The process will take nearly two years to complete and students be moving to a new school by fall of 2025.  view article  arw

Spring Branch ISD facing ‘difficult budget decisions’ with plans to cut 306 jobs next school year

February 2208:40 AM
 

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- If your child attends Spring Branch ISD, you could be seeing some big changes in the upcoming year. The district is cutting 306 positions before the upcoming school year, which means the loss of valuable student programs. The superintendent blames Texas lawmakers, saying they aren't putting enough money into public schools. "These difficult budget decisions are the result of the inaction of our state leaders who have prioritized education savings accounts (vouchers) over funding for public education," Superintendent Jennifer Blaine said in a letter to parents. The district is cutting $35 million from its upcoming budget, which means 71 jobs will be eliminated from school campuses and 144 from district headquarters. view article  arw

Fort Worth parents demand city leaders stop motel construction next to elementary school

February 2208:32 AM
 

Keller ISD Superintendent Tracy Johnson asked Fort Worth city leaders at a Wednesday night public hearing at Basswood Elementary to stop the construction of a motel that is planned next to the school. nlopez@star-telegram.com view article  arw

Austin ISD recalculating high school seniors’ GPA and rank after discovering inconsistencies

February 2208:31 AM
 

Austin Independent School District is recalculating the GPA and class rank for hundreds of high school seniors after discovering inconsistencies in its ranking process. The review of grades has already changed the rank of some students in the top 15 percent of their high school class. The issue dates back to a pandemic-era policy to mark students as pass or incomplete rather than provide a numerical grade. The practice was only used during the Spring 2020 semester, but according to district officials, there were inconsistencies in how the system interpreted or assigned the value of “P” for passing. view article  arw

Texas Border Forces Still ‘Holding the Line’ in Eagle Pass

February 2208:30 AM
 

EAGLE PASS—Nearly a month after the U.S. Supreme Court moved to allow federal agents to tear down Texas’ barriers along the southern border, the state’s forces are continuing to hold their ground. Currently, as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star initiative, Texas National Guard and the Department of Public Safety have placed concertina wire and other barriers along the Rio Grande in an effort to deter illegal crossings. view article  arw

Student shot at by police in Texas school was armed with handgun, authorities say

February 2208:30 AM
 

DALLAS — The 16-year-old student shot at by police more than a dozen times for bringing a firearm into a Mesquite school earlier this week was armed with a handgun, authorities told The Dallas Morning News Wednesday.  Officers were dispatched about 8:50 a.m. Monday to the Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy campus in the 3200 block of Oates Drive, near San Marcus Avenue, for reports a student was in the school’s office with a gun and was refusing to put it down.  Officers tried to negotiate with the student to get him to drop the weapon and, when he did not comply, police said three officers fired a total of 19 rounds.  The student did not fire any shots, police told The News Tuesday. view article  arw

Texas voter registration reaches nearly 18M ahead of March primary election

February 2208:30 AM
 

AUSTIN, Texas (KBTX) -Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson announced Saturday that the state has 17,948,242 million registered voters in preparation for the March 5 primaries. The registration deadline for the primary election was February 5.  ”Nearly 18 million Texans are registered to vote, and my office and election officials across the state are working to ensure all Texas voters are ready to cast a ballot,” Secretary Nelson stated.  Early voting for the primaries starts on Tuesday, February 20, and continues until March 1.  ”Early voting is a convenient way to cast your ballot and avoid the rush of Election Day,” Secretary Nelson emphasized. “Now is a good time to plan when you will vote and decide what form of photo ID you will bring to the polls.” view article  arw

Workaround to FAFSA glitch allows Texas students from immigrant families to apply for college aid

February 2208:30 AM
 

A temporary workaround is now available for immigrant families who have been affected by glitches in the revamped Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Since the new FAFSA launched in late December, parents without a Social Security number have been unable to add their financial information and complete the form. According to a census data analysis by the left-leaning think tank Every Texan, one in four children in Texas has at least one parent who is not a U.S. citizen. Those parents often lack a Social Security number. The workaround: Applicants facing pressing state or school deadlines can now submit an incomplete FAFSA online without a parent’s signature. Doing so will get applicants an email confirming they have submitted their FAFSA, which they can share with schools to meet their deadlines. view article  arw

Child welfare officials move to reduce Texas judge’s oversight of embattled foster system

February 2208:30 AM
 

The request to remove several court orders marks the first time the state has made any major attempt to get out from under an injunction issued in the 13-year-old case.  State welfare officials want a federal judge to lift several court-imposed orders designed to improve the Texas foster care system, insisting they have complied with most of the demands at a cost of $100 million in tax dollars to reform the way it cares for abused and neglected children. view article  arw

Facing $20 million cumulative deficit, McAllen ISD begins budget work

February 2208:30 AM
 

For the third year in a row, McAllen ISD leadership is staring down the barrel of a difficult budget process for the 2024-2025 school year. The district is facing an unaddressed $6.2 million budget deficit for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. To compound that issue, McAllen ISD projects a budget deficit of $13.8 million for the 2024-2025 school year. It’s a less than ideal situation. Adding to a lack of state support and stagnant enrollment that the district has attributed its monetary woes to for the past two years is the drying up of federal ESSER monies tied to the pandemic, funds that buoyed school district finances through coronavirus turbulence. view article  arw

LOCAL NEWS Mesquite charter school tightens security after student brought gun on campus

February 2208:30 AM
 

MESQUITE - On Tuesday, students returned to school at The Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy, where counselors were on hand for anyone who needed it after a 16-year-old student brought a gun to school and was injured by police the day before. At 8:49 a.m. Monday, a school administrator made a 911 call about a person in an office with a firearm and what police called, "intent to harm." view article  arw

At odds with Abbott and Paxton, Rep. Stan Lambert is under fire and getting outraised in his GOP primary

February 2208:30 AM
 

District 71 is one of three-dozen Texas House races where statewide Republicans are trying to oust incumbents from their own party. Lambert says he knows his constituents better than they do. view article  arw

College Station ISD names four new administrators

February 2208:30 AM
 

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) -The CSISD Board of Trustees approved Penné Liefer, Christy Beaudry, Bridget Cooper, and Melanie Young to serve in administrative roles during its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 20. Penné Liefer was named CSISD’s assistant superintendent of teaching and learning. Liefer comes to CSISD from Bastrop ISD with 26 years of experience in education, 21 of which have been in administrative positions. Her career began as a math teacher before transitioning to campus administration, where she spent three years as an assistant principal, then four years as a principal in Humble ISD. view article  arw

Beaumont ISD making plans for rezoning, promises the community will be part of the process

February 2208:30 AM
 

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Independent School District officials are laying out a plan to re-evaluate school attendance zones. They say with growth and new construction happening all around the city they want to make sure students are going to school where they live.  The process will take nearly two years to complete and students be moving to a new school by fall of 2025.   With the possibility of district rezoning looming in the future, BISD brought in students, parents and teachers to talk about what's next.  view article  arw

Austin-area school board president abruptly resigns and leaves meeting

February 2208:30 AM
 

Del Valle ISD’s school board meeting kicked off with a major announcement on Tuesday: Board President Rebecca Birch said she was resigning, effective immediately. She had served on the board for nearly 12 years and spent more than half of that tenure as president. Birch’s decision came the same night the Del Valle ISD board swore in former Trustee Damián Pantoja. The board voted 5 to 3 last week to reappoint Pantoja to represent Single Member District 2, which includes part of the Montopolis neighborhood. Pantoja had to vacate the seat last summer after he claimed a homestead exemption within Austin ISD’s boundaries that violated residency requirements to serve on the DVISD board. Birch said the reappointment of Pantoja was a tipping point for her. view article  arw

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Prosecutors dismiss assault charge against Dallas ISD coach seen hitting student

February 2208:27 AM
 

Charges against a former Dallas ISD employee who was accused of assaulting a student have been dismissed, court filings show. Former coach Marcel Brooks was shown in a viral Instagram video from April hitting a person identified view article  arw

Spring Branch ISD eliminating 304 positions due to budget cuts for 2024-2025 school year

February 2208:27 AM
 

Spring Branch Independent School District has started Phase III in reductions to help close the district’s $35 million general fund budget gap for the 2024-2025 school year. Over the past several months, the district has taken action on the first two phases to save a projected $12.5 million in savings. These budgets include, but are not limited to, closure of two schools, discontinuation of the SKY partnership with YES Prep Public Schools and KIPP Texas, Inc., change in secondary staffing ratios and alignment of schedules, increase in pre-K tuition for non-employees, and restructure of the SPIRAL gifted and talented program. view article  arw

Former Paetow HS football coach gets 120 days in jail, accused of touching students inappropriately

February 2208:24 AM
 

A former Katy ISD football coach was sentenced to 120 days in jail following accusations that he touched students inappropriately, according to records. Lonnie Teagle, a former Paetow High School coach, pleaded guilty to an improper relationship with a student. On top of the 120 days in jail, Teagle also received eight years of deferred adjudication. view article  arw

Former Katy ISD football coach pleads guilty to improper relationship with student

February 2208:23 AM
 

A former Katy ISD football coach pleaded guilty to having an improper relationship with a student. Lonnie Teagle, who coached at Paetow High School, had only been employed with the school for six months before resigning in October 2022. About a month later, Teagle was arrested and charged with improper relationship with a student and indecency with a child. view article  arw

Bryan ISD adopts new 2024-25 school year calendar

February 2208:23 AM
 

We now know what the 2024-25 school calendar will look like for Bryan ISD students and staff. The school board adopted the new calendar following feedback from parents, families, staff and the community. More than 4,000 survey responses were submitted. Ultimately, calendar option two ended up being the winner with 65% of the vote. view article  arw

Carthage ISD hire new safety, security director

February 2208:15 AM
 

CARTHAGE – Carthage Independent School District announced Tuesday they are welcoming a new director of safety and security. According to our news partner KETK, Darrin Peeples joins the district after being a Texas Game Warden for almost 14 years. Peeples has a bachelor’s in agriculture leadership and development from Texas A&M University. view article  arw

UIL denies Harlandale ISD’s request to change football districts

February 2109:01 AM
 

The UIL on Tuesday denied Harlandale ISD’s appeal to have Harlandale and McCollum move from the football district they were assigned for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years. view article  arw

What happens when Texas takes over a school district like Houston ISD

February 2108:42 AM
 

By next school year, the Houston Independent School District will have new leaders, but little is known yet about what exactly this will mean for students, staff and parents in the district. State Education Commissioner Mike Morath said Wednesday that he will appoint a board of managers to temporarily replace the locally elected Houston ISD board of trustees. This comes after years of scrutiny of the district by the Texas Education Agency because of repeated low student performance at Phillis Wheatley High School and allegations of misconduct by previous trustees. The board of managers would be in charge of the school board’s duties, which include approving a school budget and tax rate and setting district policies in areas like school safety and instruction, as allowed under state and federal laws. view article  arw

Missing girl’s body is found in river

February 2108:42 AM
 

Suspect, who lived in trailer behind family, likely to be charged with capital murder - Authorities found the body of 11-year-old Audrii Cunningham in the Trinity River on Tuesday after lowering the water level while searching for her, Polk County officials said.  Audrii was last seen Thursday morning in the 100 block of Lakeside Drive in Livingston as she set off for school, toting her camouflage backpack, officials said. Her family reported her missing when she failed to come home from school.  Authorities classified her disappearance as an abduction in an Amber Alert notification, which ended upon the discovery of her body.  “My heart aches with this news,” Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons said. “I express with my deepest sympathies and condolences to everyone who knew, who cared for and loved Audrii.” view article  arw

Current officeholders, big campaign accounts hold advantage ahead of primary elections

February 2108:42 AM
 

Just eight weeks ago, Texans were celebrating Christmas. The 2024 election was far away from most people's thoughts. Now, here it is. There are two weeks of early voting and then election day on March 5. And believe it or not - there's actually more drama than usual this primary. Usually incumbent officeholders are near shoe-ins for reelection. This year is different for some, especially a handful of rural Republican races, because large campaign donations are flowing in against them. view article  arw

New automated grading system for Texas STAAR test stirs concerns over creativity

February 2108:42 AM
 

SAN ANTONIO - It's a big change. Several key subjects in the STAAR test- like reading and writing skills- will be graded under a new system moving forward. The Texas Education Agency announced the change in December -- explaining that they will be grading constructed and extended constructed response questions with their automated scoring engine, or ASE. "It has access to a vast database. And it's very good at memorizing rules for punctuation and grammar." Here's an example of a constructed response question [graphic] students are then required to fill in the answer to that question in the space below. view article  arw

‘The Cavalry Isn’t Coming,’ Texas Doesn’t Care About Public Schools

February 2108:42 AM
 

Despite having a historic budget surplus, and 246 days in session — the longest legislative session in history — lawmakers only passed 10% of education bills, thanks to Gov. Greg Abbott’s obsession with vouchers. Keller ISD Superintendent Tracy Johnson told Community Impact that with the unprecedented surplus the state could still fix the school financing problem today with a fifth special legislative session. “Our state doesn’t care about our kids,” Johnson said. “The cavalry isn’t coming. Keller ISD has to fix our problem. If we don’t get this fixed right now this year, we run the risk of not having a Keller ISD.” Keller ISD is grappling with a daunting $28 million budget deficit, underscoring a broader trend as numerous school districts contend with financial challenges. The fiscal strain experienced by KISD reflects a larger issue affecting education funding across various districts. The Wise County Messenger said it best, for the past months, a common headline has been: [Insert school district name here] adopts a deficit budget. Other ISD’s that are facing a deficit include: view article  arw

After 7 years of state oversight, Texas starts process of returning local control to Marlin ISD

February 2108:42 AM
 

The transition at the Waco-area school district will shed light on how the TEA returns control after a takeover. The state is currently overseeing Houston and La Joya ISDs.  The Texas Education Agency has begun the process of handing back local control to the Marlin Independent School District after seven years of state oversight.  The state first took over the district in 2017 and appointed a board of managers to replace the district’s board of trustees following five consecutive years of failing grades in the state’s accountability rating system. State oversight was extended in 2019 due to a lack of improvement. view article  arw

Supreme Court Declines Challenge of Virginia School’s Allegedly Discriminatory Admission Policy

February 2108:41 AM
 

Over the objections of two conservative justices, the Supreme Court refused on Feb. 20 to hear a challenge to the admissions policy of a top-rated high school in Virginia that critics say engages in illegal racial discrimination against Asian American students. The decision not to hear the petition in Coalition for TJ v. Fairfax County School Board came after the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional the use of racially discriminatory admissions policies at U.S. colleges in June 2023. That ruling in Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. Harvard College ended the use of so-called affirmative action in higher education, a longtime goal of conservatives. view article  arw

Amarillo ISD Board rejects school closures, explores additional revenue options

February 2108:41 AM
 

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - A special meeting of the Amarillo ISD Board of Trustees was held today to discuss the district’s declining enrollment. This year, the district has under 29,000 students. In 2016, that number was 34,000. “It is happening in a lot of places across the state as populations shift and as the birth rate declines. And that kind of thing is if you look at the Potter County demographic, you’ll see that only my age of people are growing and we don’t have little children anymore. The younger populations are shrinking in Potter County and that’s why we see less school aged children,” said Doyle Corder, president, Amarillo ISD school board. In an unanimous vote, the school board passed a motion giving Amarillo ISD’s Superintendent Doug Loomis some direction. view article  arw

HISD Superintendent Miles announces major overhaul to tackle ‘inefficiencies,’ pay for NES expansion

February 2108:40 AM
 

Nearly a year into the state takeover, appointed Houston ISD Superintendent Mike Miles says he has uncovered long-standing inefficiencies, wasteful spending and redundancies that he plans to fix to free up money to support his school reforms without drawing down district savings. The superintendent said the plan unveiled Tuesday will support the addition of over 100 schools to his New Education System next year, paying for higher salaries and other elements of his controversial reform program. Though Miles did not give an estimate of how much the cuts will save or how much the expansion will cost, he promised his planned corrections would keep the district’s rainy-day fund above $850 million. view article  arw

Keller school trustee resigns after outraged parents learn of film crew interviews

February 2108:40 AM
 

A Keller school district trustee has resigned after she accompanied a film crew to a high school campus without permission from district officials. Sandi Walker apologized in a Facebook post Sunday and wrote that she would step down. The post appears to have been since deleted. “I recently participated in a foreign documentary focused on public schools in Texas,” Walker wrote on Facebook. “Some filming took place while students were present. I take safety and privacy of our students seriously. I apologize for allowing students to be captured on film.” Walker was elected in 2022.  view article  arw

Gateway College Preparatory School to expand with high school annex

February 2108:40 AM
 

Gateway College Preparatory School may be able to enroll more students next school year with the opening of a high school annex building. In August, the Georgetown charter school will open a $7.4 million high school annex with 15 classrooms and a special education wing. The project will also add more parking lots. view article  arw

Paxton And Abbott Clash Over GOP Incumbents

February 2108:40 AM
 

Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking revenge against House Republicans who voted to impeach him, but Gov. Greg Abbott is backing at least 17 Republicans targeted by Paxton. According to the Dallas Morning News, Paxton has endorsed the primary opponents of 20 GOP House incumbents in what has been described as a revenge tour. But Abbott is endorsing at least 17 incumbents who voted to impeach Paxton. Abbott is trying to keep Republicans who support his school choice plan. “A win for Abbott is to show strong support from people who support him on very specific issues like school choice,” said Dallas-based conservative radio talk show host Mark Davis. “The Paxton definition of success is to exact a political death toll for the people who came after him.” view article  arw

Denton Mom Escalates Challenge to ‘Transgender’ Books in Elementary School

February 2108:35 AM
 

Citizens Defending Freedom and attorney Mitch Little are joining the fight against unsuitable books in Denton ISD.  A Denton mom and grandmother is escalating her fight to keep inappropriate books out of her local elementary school libraries, and she’s gaining support from grassroots activists and a prominent Republican lawyer.  Debi Scaggs raised her children in Denton Independent School District, and now her grandchildren attend school in the district.  Last year, Scaggs challenged several elementary school library books that promoted “transgender” ideology to young children.  The district removed three of the books Scaggs challenged but kept books about a boy who wears dresses to school, Jacob’s New Dress and Jacob’s Room to Choose by Sarah Hoffman. view article  arw