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Vacant Mullin ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C. (search suspended)INFO
Vacant Wimberley ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Richardson ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Vacant La Grange ISD; Search by: Dr. Curtis Cullwell & Dr. Rich Elsasser, Exec. Dir. Region 13 ESCINFO
Vacant Region 4 Executive Director; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Brackett ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Miles ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Ganado ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Vacant Iredell ISD; Search by: Iredell ISD Board of Trustees and Brenda SpeerINFO
Vacant Mercedes ISD; Search by: Merceded ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Bay City ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Sweetwater ISD - Dr. Deidre Parish, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Lone Finalist Burkeville ISD - Gordon Thomas, Superintendent,Benjamin ISD; Dr. Darrell Myers & Burkeville ISD Board of TrustessINFO
Lone Finalist Moulton ISD - Dr. Renee Fairchild, Superintendent,Sweet Home ISD; Search by: Moulton ISD Board or Trustees & Interim Supt. Mark PoolINFO
Lone Finalist Medina Valley ISD - Dr. Scott Caloss, Superintendent,Wills Point ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Snyder ISD - Robert Rauch, Superintendent,Sterling City ISD; Search by Snyder ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist DeSoto ISD - Dr. Usamah Rodgers, Deputy Superintendent,Dallas ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Lone Finalist Buena Vista ISD - Richard "Mason" Kyle, Principal,Meadow ISD; Search by: Region 18 ESC, Dr. Dewitt SmithINFO
Lone Finalist Stratford ISD - Dr. Paul Uttley, Superintendent,Paradise ISD; Search by: Straford ISD Board of Trustees, Jo Hinds, PresidentINFO
Lone Finalist Alpine ISD - Dr. Michelle Rinehart, Assistant Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Christoval ISD - Clint Askins, Superintendent,Miles ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Lone Finalist Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD - Jamie Copley, Superintendent,Follett ISD; Search by: PSP CISD Board of Trustees and Michael LeeINFO
Lone Finalist Anton ISD - John York, Principal,Paducah ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Hemphill ISD - Stephen English, Assistant Superintendent,Pine Tree ISD; Search by: Hemphill ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Channing ISD - Dr. Misty Heiskell, Principal,Dalhart ISD; Search by: Channing ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Nathan Maxwell, Exec. Dir.INFO
Lone Finalist Lazbuddie ISD - Brad Jones, Superintendent,Rule ISD; INFO
Lone Finalist Benjamin ISD - Dr. Joshua Smith, Principal,Baird ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist Vysehrad ISD - Joey Patek, Superintendent,Aransas Co. ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Lone Finalist Sterling City ISD - Travis Grubbs, Superintendent,High Island ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Chireno ISD - Brian P. King, Assistant Superintendent,Chireno ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Mr. Gary PattersonINFO
Lone Finalist Mason ISD - Brannon Kidd, Principal,Weatherford ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESC, Casey Callahan, Executive DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Crowell ISD - Marshall Moore, Principal,Sulphur Bluff ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Lone Finalist Premont ISD - Dr. Mike A. Barrera, Superintendent,Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Wichita Falls ISD - Dr. Donny Lee, Superintendent,Buna ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Lewisville ISD - Dr. Lori Rapp, Deputy Superintendent,Lewisville ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., Mr. Gary Patterson & Dr. Karen RueINFO
New Super Krum ISD - Jason Cochran, Superintendent,Eastland ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Post ISD - Cassie Petty , Superintendent,Harmleigh ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Whitharral ISD - Ben Prowell, Superintendent,Wellman-Union ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Glasscock County ISD - Ben Eubanks, Superintendent,Iredell ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
New Super San Perlita ISD; Search by: San Perlita ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Sweeny ISD - Dr. Daniel E. Fuller, Superintendent,Stockdale ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Simms ISD - Edward May, Principal,Simms ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Muenster ISD - Scott Bicknell, Superintendent,Glasscock County ISD; Search by: Meunster ISD Board of Trustees & Supt. Steven SelfINFO
New Super Marion ISD - Dr. Don M. Beck, Assistant Superintendent,Channelview ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Eustace ISD - Dr. Julia McMains, Assistant Superintendent,Palacios ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Dallas ISD - Dr. Stephanie Elizalde, Superintendent,Austin ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Gonzales ISD - Dr. Elmer Avellaneda, Assistant Superintendent,Corsicana ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Hermleigh ISD - Jessie Ellerbe, Principal,Ranger ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
New Super Dalhart ISD - Jeff Byrd, Superintendent,Dalhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Snook ISD - Dr. Megan Pape, Director,Bellville ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO

Nacogdoches:  NISD attacks labor shortage with incentives

June 2908:25 AM

Nacogdoches ISD trustees approved financial incentive payments on June 21 for new classroom teachers and current non-administrative employees who bring in new teachers in hopes of alleviating its labor shortage. Deputy Superintendent Mike Martin presented a plan that would pay a $2,000 bonus to new classroom teachers who have earned a bachelor’s degree and passed the test for their content area. view article  arw

Lufkin:  LISD names Clarence Bennett as new ACE/DAEP principal

June 2908:25 AM

Lufkin ISD has named Clarence Bennett as the new principal of ACE/DAEP, the district’s alternative school. Bennett has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Education in educational leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University with a certification in mid-management. Bennett is currently serving as an assistant principal at Lufkin High School, a role he has filled since 2004. Before serving at LHS, he was an assistant principal at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler. He has also worked for Chapel Hill ISD and Jacksonville ISD. Bennett enjoys fishing, golfing and gardening in his leisure time. He and his wife, Benita Bennett, have three children, Clarence Jr., Malcolm and Valencia. Bennett plans to focus on students as a whole in his new role at the ACE/DAEP campus, he said. view article  arw

Northwest ISD trustees approve 2022-23 budget

June 2908:25 AM

The Northwest ISD board of trustees unanimously approved the district’s 2022-23 budget at its June 27 meeting. The budget includes $303.13 million in general fund expenditures, $11.71 million in expenses for food service and $122.95 million in debt service payments. Because the district’s fiscal year starts July 1, the district had to approve a budget before June 30, according to a staff memo and discussions at the board meeting. The budget includes a proposed property tax rate of $1.292 per $100 valuation, which is the district’s current rate. That rate consists of $0.872 for maintenance and operations and $0.42 for the interest and sinking fund. view article  arw

Students at Tyler ISD’s Boshears conduct annual fine arts program

June 2908:25 AM

Tyler ISD students at Boshears Center for Exceptional Programs on Tuesday presented “Ohana Hive,” their annual fine arts program. The program, which has different themes every year, was open to family and consisted of 45 students who are enrolled at Boshears, a campus that caters to students who have been identified with having severe/profound disabilities. Melissa Dene, fine arts teacher at Boshears, said the program happens every year and provides a good experience for students. “This is a play that we started putting on when I started working here, and it's a play that includes all of our school and it gives us an opportunity for our students to have the same experiences as their counterparts in general education,” she said. view article  arw

Texas Tech aims to expand STEM participation with new study

June 2908:25 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from Texas Tech University: For many college students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the path often includes an undergraduate research course. The courses, which have become increasingly popular within Texas universities, are supposed to provide an early taste of the research process and prepare students for success in STEM fields. However, some researchers wonder how well these courses work and if they are as inclusive as they need to be. Is the experience worth it? Are some students being left out? A team of Texas Tech University researchers is seeking to answer these questions with a first-of-its-kind study of course-based undergraduate research in Texas. The results of the three-year study, researchers hope, will inform policymakers and help broaden participation in STEM for underrepresented groups, including women, students of color, first-generation college students, students from low-income households and students with disabilities. view article  arw

KISD board to review newly implemented lunch policy Tuesday

June 2908:25 AM

At the request of school board members, the Killeen Independent School District will explain Tuesday how each high school campus plans to facilitate lunch under KISD’s new closed campus lunch policy. During the district’s June 14 board meeting, the school board voted 4-2, with one board member absent, in favor of a closed campus lunch policy. Beginning on Aug. 15, high school students, with the exception of those who have met College Career and Military Readiness criteria, will be required to eat on campus at their respective high schools. view article  arw

Greenville:  GISD looking at proposed change in library materials policy

June 2908:25 AM

The Greenville ISD administration and school board are considering updating the district's policy regarding student access to books, graphic novels and other media in their campus' libraries—especially those that might be deemed inappropriate by some parents. The proposed adjustments to Greenville ISD's policy also attempt to better define how parental consent will figure into the process. The changes under consideration come two months after the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released a “model policy” to districts that the agency recommended for adoption. In TEA's model policy, it states: “While instructional materials and library materials are both considered instructional resources, they are not the same. … TEA’s model policy provides such a distinction by solely addressing the review, selection, and approval of library materials, including procedures to ensure transparency and clear processes for parents to challenge those chosen materials in a more comprehensive manner.” view article  arw

Canutillo ISD considers employee leave plan prioritizing mental health & wellness

June 2908:25 AM

The Canutillo Independent School District Board of Trustees during their regular June meeting will consider granting all eligible employees additional leave for mental health and wellness coping.  The Canutillo Independent School District Board of Trustees during their regular June meeting will consider granting all eligible employees additional leave for mental health and wellness coping.  view article  arw

Doug Williams Named Region 10 Superintendent of the Year

June 2908:25 AM

Superintendent Doug Williams has been named the Region 10 Superintendent of the Year. Mr. Williams was surprised by the announcement at the annual Region 10 Superintendents’ Awards Banquet this evening. “We are blessed to have the best Superintendent in Texas as our own, right here in Sunnyvale,“ SISD Board of Trustees President Brad Cravens said. “Mr. Williams deserves this honor not only for his excellent stewardship and management of Sunnyvale ISD, but for his advocacy for all Texas students.” As the Region 10 Superintendent of the Year, Mr. Williams represents over 130 school districts, charters and private schools in 10 North Texas counties. 880,000 students, 112,000 school staff (of which 58,000 are teachers) are a part of the Region 10 service area. Mr. Williams has successfully led Sunnyvale ISD as its superintendent since 2007. During his tenure at Sunnyvale, Mr. Williams has stewarded the district through the most dynamic and significant changes in its history.    (27) view article  arw

Dallas ISD hosted ceremony to celebrate principals’ dedication

June 2908:20 AM

Dallas ISD leaders organized an event to honor the work of every principal of all 230 district schools to recognize their work during the 2021-22 school year. The event, Celebrating the Road We’ve Traveled, took place at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens on June 23rd. Former Dallas ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa and Chief of School Leadership Tiffany Huitt celebrated the fundamental role of our principals in our school communities. view article  arw

Snook ISD hires new superintendent

June 2905:00 AM

SNOOK, Texas (KBTX) - Snook ISD has officially named their new superintendent. After the 21-day waiting period lone finalist Megan Pape was announced as the district’s superintendent. Paper will be replacing Brenda Krchnak, who announced she’s retiring for the position. view article  arw

Texas judge blocks state’s pre-Roe ban, allows some abortions to continue

June 2905:00 AM

A Harris County judge on Tuesday blocked Texas officials from enforcing a decades-old abortion ban, effectively allowing health providers to perform the procedure without the threat of prosecution. With the temporary restraining order issued by Judge Christine Weems, abortions done up to six weeks of gestation will be able to resume in the state. “It is a relief that this Texas state court acted so quickly to block this deeply harmful abortion ban,” Marc Hearron, the senior counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement. “This decision will allow abortion services to resume at many clinics across the state. … Every hour that abortion is accessible in Texas is a victory.” The Center for Reproductive Rights, the ACLU of Texas, and two law firms joined forces Monday to represent a coalition of abortion providers in Texas and challenge the pre-Roe ban. view article  arw

Butt family, H-E-B donate $10 million to replace Robb Elementary School in Uvalde after mass shooting

June 2905:00 AM

Grocery retailer H-E-B and the Butt Family have committed $10 million to the Uvalde school district to build a new school to replace Robb Elementary, the site of the mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers last month. The donations were made to the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s new nonprofit arm, the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation, which is seeking donations to make the district’s schools more secure, help build the new school and build a memorial park at the Robb location. “It’ll definitely be part of the healing process,” Hal Harrell, Uvalde CISD superintendent, said of the donation. H-E-B was founded by the family of Charles Butt, who is chairman of the grocery store chain, the largest privately held employer in Texas. view article  arw

Texas leaders announce $105.5 million for school safety, mental health initiatives

June 2905:00 AM

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX) — Texas leaders on Tuesday announced additional financial support for safety and mental health initiatives in the state. Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, Senate Finance Committee Chair Joan Huffman and House Appropriations Chair Dr. Greg Bonnen unveiled the transfer of $105.5 million to support the initiatives through August 31, 2023. The lawmakers said the additional funding will boost actions the state has already taken to make schools safer and support the mental health of children, teachers and families following the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. $100.5 million will be transferred to state agencies and programs to enhance school safety and mental health services in Uvalde and throughout Texas. The funding will provide: view article  arw

Dalhart ISD Hires New Superintendent

June 2808:47 AM

On June 23, the Dalhart ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Jeff Byrd as the district’s new superintendent. Byrd most recently served as the superintendent in Vernon ISD.  Byrd will report to the district July 1, 2022.

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Michael Hinojosa Will Leave His Job Early. What’s Next for the Dallas ISD Super?

June 2808:41 AM

After next Tuesday, Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa will officially walk out of its headquarters on North Central Expressway and be done leading the state’s second-largest urban school district for good.  If you’ve been halfway following along with what has happened between the time Hinojosa announced in January he would resign and now, you might be confused. The original idea was that he’d stick around until December 31, acting as a consultant and “superintendent emeritus” to help his successor get his or her footing during what is a pretty delicate time for a school district emerging from pandemic learning.  “I could’ve finished my contract,” he told reporters at a press conference following his announcement. “But they [school board trustees] need to find someone who can keep this magic going for 10 years and 20 years. view article  arw

Donna ISD may be TEA-free by December

June 2808:41 AM

Donna ISD could soon find itself free from Texas Education Agency oversight as soon as December. TEA conservator Linda Romeros told the district’s board earlier this month that she and Superintendent Angela Dominguez met with the agency on June 13 and discussed necessary steps to eliminate her role at the district. Romeros came to the district in 2017 as a monitor after a special accreditation investigation conducted by TEA found a lack of internal controls related to trustees’ compliance with sta view article  arw

Texas abortion groups file last-ditch suit to hold off ban for a bit longer

June 2808:35 AM

Texas abortion providers are making a last-ditch effort to temporarily resume procedures by challenging a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban that has not been enforced for nearly a half-century, but that some abortion opponents argue could be enforced after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion. The providers filed a lawsuit on Monday, and a Harris County judge will hear arguments on Tuesday for implementing a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of the old ban, which criminalized both performing abortions and assisting anyone who performs abortions in Texas. view article  arw

New Caney ISD reviews school safety protocols before 2022-23 school year

June 2808:35 AM

New Caney ISD Superintendent Matt Calvert reviewed several existing and proposed initiatives aimed at increasing school safety for students and staff members at the district’s June 20 board of trustees meeting. Calvert said he was outlining the measures to assure parents the district is remaining vigilant in its effort to bolster safety on campuses. “Safety is one of the priority goals of the district,” Calvert said. “We know [parents] are trusting us for eight hours a day, sometimes more, with your most prized possession—your babies. We want to get them back to you just like you dropped them off.” Calvert noted three areas the district is focusing on to improve safety in schools, including ensuring all campus doors and entryways remain secured, checking ID badges and visitor stickers to make sure everyone in the facility is supposed to be on campus, and requiring teachers to actively monitor students in the hallways. view article  arw

Locks on All Exterior Doors at Texas Schools to Be Assessed

June 2808:31 AM

Locks on exterior doors at all Texas schools will be checked to ensure they work properly following the Robb Elementary School shooting. Before the start of the next school year, Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath said the agency will review the external entry points of every K-12 school, which is estimated to be 340,000 doors, reports The Texas Tribune. The state consists of more than 1,200 school districts and over 3,000 campuses. view article  arw

No mass exodus: Only a single officer has departed Uvalde PD since school massacre

June 2808:31 AM

In the month following the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, only a single officer from the Uvalde Police Department has departed the agency, city officials confirmed to the KSAT 12 Defenders. The officer, who was just shy of reaching four years of service with Uvalde PD, recently resigned to take a position with the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, where he previously worked. Uvalde PD, which Texas Commission on Law Enforcement records show has more than 50 officers, currently has two officer job openings, according to the city’s website. view article  arw

‘He would still come back’: Online users say they reported Uvalde gunman’s behavior, but to little effect

June 2808:31 AM

In the weeks leading up to last month's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the 18-year-old gunman made a number of disturbing comments to users on various social media platforms, leading the head of Texas' top law enforcement agency to say last week that those comments "should have been reported." But at least some of the online users who communicated with the gunman previously told ABC News they did try to report him -- yet their efforts largely went nowhere. view article  arw

Uvalde resident discusses how the community is coping, one month later

June 2808:31 AM

In Uvalde, Texas, the school district's police chief, Pete Arredondo, was put on administrative leave last week following widespread criticism of his response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School, where a gunman killed 21 people, including 19 children. Arredondo also serves on Uvalde's City Council but has not attended any meeting since he was sworn in just days after the shooting. Uvalde City Council members were considering granting Arredondo a leave of absence, and that's when Kim Hammond decided to speak up. view article  arw

‘This is asinine’: Board faces heat over Forney ISD dress code that bans dresses, skirts and hoodies

June 2808:30 AM

A petition to change the new dress code or do away with it has reached over 5,000 signatures. Parents sounded off about it to board members Monday night. view article  arw

College Station ISD School Board Discussing When To Ask Voters Again To Consider Athletic Facilities Bond Issue

June 2808:30 AM

College Station ISD school board members are looking to asking voters again to approve a bond issue that failed last November. Most of the $5.5 million dollar request would go towards renovating and expanding the Consolidated High School field house, in part to put their sports medicine services on par with College Station High School. During the June CSISD board meeting, members reviewed the results of a telephone survey that was conducted for the district last month. A spokesman for the survey of 300 CSISD voters provided two takeaways about the chances of the bond issue passing: view article  arw

Highland Park ISD named Region 16 Outstanding School Board of the Year

June 2808:30 AM

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Region 16 Education Service Center recently announced that the Highland Park Independent School District’s Board of Trustees has been named the 2022 Outstanding School Board of the Year for Region 16. This comes after the Region 16 Education Service Center honored Darryl Flusche, the superintendent for the Canyon Independent School District, as the 2022 Region 16 Superintendent of the Year. According to a news release from Region 16, school boards that are nominated to represent their regions will have the opportunity to be named one of five Texas Honor Boards. One of the Texas Honor Boards will be chosen as the state’s outstanding school board. view article  arw

Canutillo ISD Board of Trustees to vote on proposal giving employees 4 additional days off

June 2808:30 AM

CANUTILLO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — School districts in El Paso are offering current and potential employees incentives for the 2022-2023 school year. Canutillo Independent School District Board of Trustees will consider offering employees more time off. The employee leave plan would prioritize mental health and wellness, according to CISD superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz. “This is a benefit that will not only serve our employees by guaranteeing that they have their mental and physical health needs addressed in a manner that doesn’t impact their livelihood, but it also will impact our students by making sure all of our teachers and auxiliary personnel feel healthy and ready to take on the task of helping our children meet their academic goals,” Galaviz said. view article  arw

Katy ISD introduces assistant superintendent, principals for upcoming school year

June 2808:30 AM

Katy ISD Superintendent Ken Gregorski announced new leadership roles for three district positions, according to a June 17 press release. Rahsan Smith will begin this summer as Katy ISD’s new assistant superintendent for elementary leadership and support; Greg Kraus is the new principal at Memorial Parkway Junior High School; and Kaye Williams is the new principal at Cinco Ranch High School, the press release said. Smith started as a third- and sixth-grade teacher in Houston ISD in August 2001. He joined Gabriela Mistral Early Childhood Center as a physical education teacher. In 2008, Smith taught at Fondren Middle School and was promoted to student behavior administrator. In October 2012, Smith transferred to KISD as assistant principal at Mayde Creek Junior High School. view article  arw

Humble ISD approves $589.6M budget with 4% raises for all employees

June 2808:30 AM

HUMBLE, Texas -- Humble ISD trustees approved a roughly $589.6 million budget for the 2022-23 school year at their June 21 meeting. The approved budget includes 4% on-average pay raises for all staff members and $1,000 stipends for full-time auxiliary, child nutrition, custodial and transportation staff. Officials noted the approved budget includes roughly $589.7 million in revenue, leaving a surplus of around $98,000 heading into the upcoming school year. view article  arw

The Uvalde parents have been failed, again

June 2808:28 AM

The Uvalde parents, who lost their kids in a horrific elementary school massacre, have been failed, and failed again. It's becoming increasingly clear these parents were failed by a federal and state system that could not fulfill its basic governing duty -- ensuring the safety and well-being of their children, in this case from an 18-year-old who had legally bought a high-powered rifle that killed them in their classroom. view article  arw


June 2808:25 AM

Milam County law enforcement will begin active shooter drills at local schools next week beginning with Rockdale ISD. According to a press release from Milam County Sheriff Mike Clore, there will be an increased law enforcement presence around Rockdale High School on June 28 and 30. Clore said his department and partner agencies are taking the initiative over the next three months to facilitate training opportunities for first responders responders to critical incidents at local schools. The operation will focus on scenario-based situations involving critical incidents in a safe and controlled environment. This training will support school safety Initiative goals to enhance response capabilities, enhance safety procedures for staff and participants, and enhance collaboration and safety operations in schools. view article  arw

Galena Park ISD votes pay raises for staff

June 2808:25 AM

The Galena Park ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2022- 2023 compensation package for district employees. The Board, Superintendent, and district administrators realize competitive compensation packages are important in attracting and retaining the very best staff possible. Some highlights of the district’s 2022-2023 compensation package include: view article  arw

Waco personalities win 2022 Barbara Jordan Media Award

June 2808:25 AM

AUSTIN / WACO, Texas (FOX 44) – Two people from the Waco area are among the winners of the 2022 Barbara Jordan Media Award. Dr. John C. Bullion and Pam Humphrey, of Waco’s ESC Region #12, have won in the “Podcast” category with their episode “Loving Students Doesn`t Lower Expectations” from “SPEDTalk with Pam & John”. According to the podcast’s Spotify page, Pam’s work in Special Education throughout the past 38 years has been integral in statewide efforts regarding Inclusive Practices and Transition Services. Throughout Dr. Bullion’s 20+ year career in education, he has prioritized moving from a compliance-based educational system to one which embraces every child in support of improving student outcomes. view article  arw

Austin ISD hosts job fair for different departments

June 2808:25 AM

Austin ISD is hosting a job fair for different departments on Thursday. AISD said the departments of food service, maintenance and transportation are hiring. The departments hiring all offer: view article  arw

Dripping Springs ISD passes 2022-23 budget with pay raises for staff

June 2808:25 AM

The Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustees signed off Monday night on its 2022-23 budget. The $101 million budget includes $67.5 million in payroll for more than 1,000 district employees. view article  arw