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Vacant Gunter 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 Harrold ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Santa Fe ISD - Dr. Kevin Bott, Assistant Superintendent,Santa Fe ISD; Search by: Search by: Karczewski Bradshaw SpaldingINFO
Vacant Paint Rock ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
Vacant Crane ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Lake Dallas ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Vacant Matagorda ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Region 16 Executive Director; Search by John Bass, Association of Educational Service Agencies INFO
Vacant Valley View ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
Vacant Executive Director
UTSA Dual Language
Community Lab Schools Partnership; Search by: UTSA College of Education & Human DevelopmentINFO
Vacant Waxahachie ISD; Search by: Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C.INFO
Vacant Olfen ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Goodrich ISD; Search by: Goodrich ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Hawkins ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Ranger ISD - Kevin Shipley, Director,Copperas Cove ISD; Search by: Shane Fields, Region XIV ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Veribest ISD - Amanda Traylor, High School Principal,Sunray ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Richland Springs ISD - Clifton James Womack, Principal,Graford ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Sweet Home ISD - Dr. Jennifer “Renee” Fairchild, Administrator,Gonzales ISD; Search by Region 3 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Haskell CISD - Lonnie Hise, Superintendent,Windthorst ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
New Super Frederickburg ISD - Dr. Joe Rodriguez, Ed.D., Chief of Schools,Fort Bend ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
New Super Midland Academy Charter School - Kent Coker, Director,Reagan County ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
New Super Chapel HIll ISD
(Titus County) - Daniel Pritchett, Business Manager,Daingerfield ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Martin's Mill ISD - Scott Tyner, Superintendent,Teneha ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Marshall ISD - Dr. Richele Langley, Deputy Executive Director,Region 8 ESC; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Mike Moses, David Thompson & Alfred RayINFO
New Super Monte Alto ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo in conjunction with Dr. Daniel King and Dr. Abelardo SaavedraINFO
New Super Dime Box ISD - Albert “Eddie” Hesseltine, Director of Operations,Sinton ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
New Super Birdville ISD - Gayle Stinson, Superintendent,Lake Dallas ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
New Super Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD - Dr. Bryan Taulton , Superintendent,Goodrich ISD; Search by: Haglund Law Firm, P.C.INFO
New Super Penelope ISD - Robert Bray, Director,Dawson ISD; Search by: David Z. Timmons, Superintendent Penelope ISDINFO
New Super Fort Stockton ISD - Gabriel Zamora, Superintendent,Olfen ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Banquete ISD - Stacy Johnson, Exec. Dir. Leadership,Ector County ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Ricardo ISD - Gina D. Garza, Director,Jim Hogg County ISD; Fountainhead Education, Don Jones, Ed.D., ConsultantINFO
New Super Region 3 ESC
Executive Director - Morris Lyon, Retired Superintendent,Hawkins ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
New Super DeKalb ISD - Dr. Christopher Galloway, Director,Floresville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Brazos ISD - Scott Rogers, Director,Red Oak ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO

Clear Creek ISD nixes Clear Connections virtual academy for 2021-22

June 1708:30 AM
 

Clear Creek ISD will not offer Clear Connections or any other established virtual academy for remote learners during the 2021-22 school year due to a combination of low interest and funding-related questions. Some options for asynchronous education will be available to secondary students in 2021-22 through Clear Access courses, which are developed by the district. This course modality has been available to students since 2008, but it is being converted from a summertime, fee-based program to a no-cost program taking place during the school day. High school students can choose next school year to take a Clear Access course during the first period of the day, free of charge, and report to campus for their second period. This option supports the flexible scheduling and online course offering recommendations given to district leaders by the CCISD School Start Time Committee in fall 2019, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Karen Engle said. view article  arw

Here’s what LISD employees can expect to see in approved compensation plan

June 1708:30 AM
 

The Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees on Monday approved a compensation plan that includes pay increases for all eligible employees and stipends for certain positions. The board split the compensation package into different motions, which all passed unanimously. Trustees approved a pay increase of 3 percent from the salary midpoint for all eligible employees. view article  arw

Conroe ISD to receive total of $64.7M in federal emergency relief funds; virtual school on hold

June 1708:25 AM
 

Conroe ISD Deputy Superintendent Chris Hines reported the district will receive roughly $29 million in the second round of federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds. These funds will be available until 2023, he said. CISD’s total allocation of ESSER funds is roughly $64.7 million. CISD’s initial allocation is two-thirds of that total, which is about $43 million, he said. ESSER funds are provided to state educational agencies and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools. CISD intends to use ESSER II funds to respond to the pandemic and to address student learning loss as a result of the pandemic in the 2020-21 school year, district officials said. view article  arw

Andrews ISD sixth grade Future Problem Solvers win international competition

June 1708:25 AM
 

ANDREWS, Texas (Nexstar)- Andrews Middle School sixth grade Future Problem Solvers earned first place in the FPS international competition for their Andrews Black & Gold Market. This is the first time AMS has won first place at the international level in the junior division. The students competed at the affiliate level in late February and was one of two junior teams selected to move on to international competition. The group competed against 12 other teams, including five from countries across the world. view article  arw

Spring ISD nixes virtual academy for the 2021-22 school year

June 1708:25 AM
 

Spring ISD is no longer planning to move forward with its virtual academy for the 2021-22 school year, district officials announced June 16. Many school districts throughout the state have had to alter or cancel their plans to provide remote learning in the coming school year after House Bill 1468—which would have provided funding to allow public schools to continue offering virtual learning in the 2021-22 school year—failed to pass in the 2021 state legislative session. view article  arw

UT Tyler, Overton ISD partner for non-traditional summer school

June 1708:25 AM
 

OVERTON, Texas (KLTV) - They say one of the best ways to learn something is to do it, and education students at UT Tyler are getting that in-the-classroom experience in a new partnership with Overton ISD. The non-traditional summer school will teach both students and teachers valuable lessons. Jacie Gunter is an education student at UT Tyler who hopes to have her own classroom one day. “So far I’m loving it. It’s a great experience for me, because this is like the first real teaching I’ve had,” she said. view article  arw

Carroll ISD Applies For American Rescue Plan Grant

June 1708:25 AM
 

Carroll ISD is applying for a $1-million grant to compensate for the negative effects of COVID-19, and it needs community stakeholders’ input on how to best spend the funds. Last year, the American Rescue Plan was enacted in March to provide additional funding to school districts to respond to COVID-19. One part of the plan includes a one-time Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief grant to address student learning loss as a result of the pandemic. Carroll ISD announced its intention to apply for the grant, according to MySouthlakeNews.com, but it requires community input. view article  arw

San Angelo:  SAISD sees high rate of summer school sign up

June 1708:25 AM
 

SAN ANGELO, Texas – About 490 SAISD students from kindergarten through second grade have signed up for summer classes and other programs. Some parents, and education professionals like former teacher of 30 years and current tutor at JPW Learning Center Betsy Day, think that a combination of ill-suited testing strategies and lost focus and progress from distance learning are to blame. “The testing is not developmentally appropriate for the students on their grade level,” explained Day, Director of Training for JPW Learning Center. “They might be testing a third grader, but the testing material is on a fifth grade level. Is this a fair playing field? No, it’s not. And this is one of the biggest complaints that the parents have and also that the schools are teaching to the test. view article  arw

Marble Falls school district board approves proposed 2021-22 budget

June 1708:25 AM
 

Teachers in the Marble Falls Independent School District could get a 2 percent general pay raise in its 2021-22 budget, Executive Director of Finance Melissa Lafferty told board members at a meeting June 14. The board will adopt a budget for the upcoming school year on June 28. The board approved a proposed 2021-22 fiscal year budget at the June 14 meeting, which anticipates the district collecting $61.1 million in total revenue. Budgets needing approval from the board include the general fund, school nutrition, and debt services. view article  arw

Virtual school is on hold for districts in Montgomery County

June 1708:25 AM
 

While most students returned to in-person classes last year, thousands remained in the online option across Texas. But as legislation that would provide state funding for virtual school failed to pass the state Legislature this year, districts that had been preparing for an online option are shifting course. “Prior to the end of the legislative session, Conroe ISD was actively making plans for a virtual school for the 2021-2022 school year,” Conroe ISD spokesperson Sarah Blakelock said. “The Legislature did not pass a law approving funding for this instructional option, and plans for a virtual school in Conroe ISD have been put on hold. Updates will be shared as information becomes available.” view article  arw

College Station:  CSISD committee recommends bond package to school board

June 1708:25 AM
 

Bond Planning Committee Recommendation:  Ken Hutchins of VLK Architects and Chief Financial Officer Amy Drozd presented a recommended November 2021 bond package to the board.  A committee comprised of CSISD staff, parents, community members and board members met five times in April and May to determine the projects to be included in this potential bond. view article  arw

Premont ISD’s success creates pay increase for teaching staff

June 1708:25 AM
 

PREMONT, Texas — Premont Independent School District has experienced a lot of recent success, from being named a finalist for a national Rural Tech Project, or bringing upgrades to the high school building. The recent success is, in part, a reason for a growth in student enrollment, and that student population growth has brought more state funding to the district. On Monday, the Premont ISD school board voted to raise the starting salary of teachers in the district to $50,000. view article  arw

Boy Scouts, Dallas ISD Employee Arrested on Child Porn Charges

June 1708:25 AM
 

Law enforcement officials Tuesday said they arrested a 63-year-old Dallas ISD employee on multiple child pornography charges. John Adolph Lentz, who was arrested by Mesquite police Monday, served as the community liason for Foster Elementary in Midway Hollow. He also worked with the Boy Scouts of America, police said, and volunteered at his church. Lentz was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, and three counts of possession of lewd material depicting a child, which are third-degree felonies and state jail felonies, respectively. “The Mesquite Police Department is not aware of any inappropriate direct contact between Lentz and any child at this time,” the press release said. view article  arw

Millard House officially approved as HISD Superintendent

June 1708:25 AM
 

Millard House II will become Houston ISD’s new superintendent on July 1, following the district’s school board unanimously vote Monday to make his selection official. The pro forma vote follows the naming of House as HISD’s lone superintendent finalist on May 21. Texas law mandates that school boards name a lone finalist, then wait at least 21 days before formally approving their selection. Trustees approved a contract for House on Monday, but would not immediately release terms of the agreement. House’s predecessors, former superintendent Richard Carranza and current Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan, both earned a base salary of $345,000. view article  arw

Las Vegas Sands went all in on legalizing casinos in Texas. Here’s why the multimillion-dollar effort did not make it far this session.

June 1708:25 AM
 

The legislation — which required voter approval — would have brought a monumental expansion of gambling to Texas, which has some of the most restrictive gaming laws in the country.  In its effort to bring casinos to Texas, Las Vegas Sands — the gaming empire started by the late Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson — hired an army of lobbyists and spent millions more on TV ads, all after an election season in which Adelson’s largesse was key in helping the state’s Republicans remain in power.  But the gargantuan undertaking ultimately did not make it far at the Capitol, with Sands’ legislation failing to make it to the floor of either chamber and not even receiving a committee hearing in the Senate.    (16) view article  arw

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Temple ISD: In-person instruction only option for next school year

June 1708:20 AM
 

Temple ISD announced its back-to-school plan for this fall, and said in-person instruction will be the only option available for the coming 2021-2022 school year. Other notable changes include masks becoming optional but strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals, and visitors being allowed back on campus with a health screen and temperature check. view article  arw

UT Tyler, Overton ISD partner for non-traditional summer school

June 1708:20 AM
 

They say one of the best ways to learn something is to do it, and education students at UT Tyler are getting that in-the-classroom experience in a new partnership with Overton ISD. The non-traditional summer school will teach both students and teachers valuable lessons. Jacie Gunter is an education student at UT Tyler who hopes to have her own classroom one day. view article  arw

Katy ISD Opens Reservations for More Vaccine Opportunities Due to High Demand

June 1708:20 AM
 

Katy ISD will offer more vaccine opportunities due to continued high demand. Katy ISD students 12 years of age and older are eligible. They are partnering with Randall's Pharmacy. Parents can make reservations online. view article  arw

Spring Branch ISD demolishes Landrum Middle as part of 2017 school bond

June 1708:20 AM
 

Multiple excavators rumbled around the site of the old Landrum Middle School building as it began crumbling. The building was demolished as Spring Branch ISD puts the finishing touches on the new Landrum Middle School building in the same area. The demolition of the building, which opened in 1956 and has undergone multiple renovations and additions, is the latest project from the $898.4 million Spring Branch ISD bond that was approved by voters in 2017. view article  arw

Here’s how Alice ISD plans to use millions in federal grant funding

June 1708:20 AM
 

The Alice Independent School District (AISD) school board approved plans to spend $11.2 million in federal grant funds at its Monday, June 16 board meeting. The funding is a partial two-thirds allocation of the grant under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) grant. The first two allocated were under the previous CARES Act. Alma Garcia, executive director of Federal and Special Programs, gave a presentation outlining the guidelines to receive the funds, which were earmarked to prevent, prepare and respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Texas students. view article  arw

Spring ISD nixes virtual academy for the 2021-22 school year

June 1708:20 AM
 

Spring ISD is no longer planning to move forward with its virtual academy for the 2021-22 school year, district officials announced June 16. Many school districts throughout the state have had to alter or cancel their plans to provide remote learning in the coming school year after House Bill 1468—which would have provided funding to allow public schools to continue offering virtual learning in the 2021-22 school year—failed to pass in the 2021 state legislative session. view article  arw

Lewisville ISD approves raise, retention payment for employees

June 1708:20 AM
 

The Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously approved a salary increase, retention payment and more for district employees. The 3% salary increase is on the midpoint of the respective pay grade for all eligible employees, and the $500 retention payment is for all full-time staff and pro-rated for all part-time staff. view article  arw

Bonham ISD Board President addresses salary increases at Fannin Central Appraisal District

June 1708:20 AM
 

Bonham ISD Board Goal #6 states that Bonham ISD will be excellent stewards of taxpayer funds in a transparent environment. In serving this function, we must respectfully object to the 2022 FCAD budget. Bonham ISD is responsible for a proportional share of the Fannin Central Appraisal District budget. This budget is proposed by the Chief Appraiser and approved by the FCAD Board of Directors. Each taxing entity served by FCAD is then required to pay a proportional share based off of the amount of taxes levied. The proposed FCAD 2022 budget will increase Bonham ISD's proportional share by over $300,000 since 2017. view article  arw

Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to target critical race theory in a special session, but is so far mum on details

June 1706:00 AM
 

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday he wants state lawmakers to further target critical race theory in a forthcoming special session. Abbott said so in a new statement on his signing of House Bill 3979, which dictates how Texas teachers can talk to their students about current events and America’s history of racism. Critical race theory refers to an academic discipline that views race as a social construct, and outlawing critical race theory in public schools has become a national Republican cause. "House Bill 3979 is a strong move to abolish critical race theory in Texas, but more must be done," Abbott said in the statement. "The issue will be added to a special session agenda."     (17) view article  arw

Texans Can Carry Handguns Without A License Or Training Starting Sept. 1

June 1705:00 AM
 

Texans can carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept. 1, after Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed the permitless carry bill into law.  House Bill 1927 eliminates the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they're not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. The signing of the bill seals a win to conservative activists who have long sought the measure without success.  Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and other Republicans who were initially noncommittal about the bill were under immense political pressure this session from conservatives and gun rights advocates, who have long lobbied the Texas Legislature for permitless carry but historically struggled to win support. view article  arw

Gov. Greg Abbott announces Texas is providing initial $250 million “down payment” for border wall

June 1705:00 AM
 

The governor did not specify how long the wall would be or where it would be built. He directed the Texas Facilities Commission to hire a program manager to begin that research.  Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced some new details of his plan for Texas to build its own border wall, starting with the hiring process for a program manager and providing $250 million in state funds as a "down payment."  "Texas will build a border wall in our state to help secure our border," Abbott said. view article  arw

iSchool to continue to offer public virtual school option

June 1705:00 AM
 

Lewisville-based iSchool Virtual Academy will offer its public virtual school option in the fall, even as traditional districts suspend plans to offer remote instruction. Public online virtual schools, fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency, will continue to operate in Texas without the need for additional legislative funding, according to a news release from ResponsiveEd. “Since House Bill 1468 died in the Texas Legislature, there has been a lot of interest in our program,” said iSchool Virtual Academy Superintendent Gary Arnold. “Since 2011, virtual instruction has been our only focus and thousands of students have successfully graduated from our program over the past 10 years.” view article  arw

What the Texas Legislature did for public education

June 1705:00 AM
 

Texas’ 2021 regular legislative session ended last month with lawmakers doing something education advocates initially feared wouldn’t happen: they passed a budget that kept the previous session’s funding gains in place.1 State Rep. Mary González, D-Clint That sums up how public education fared this session, said state Rep. Mary González, D-Clint, who serves on the Texas House Public Education Committee. “For the most part, we maintained the status quo,” she said. view article  arw

Texas “critical race theory” bill limiting teaching of current events signed into law

June 1705:00 AM
 

Texas is one of a handful of states that have approved legislation that prescribes how teachers discuss current events and prohibits students from receiving credit for participating in civic activities.  Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the controversial bill that prescribes how Texas teachers can talk about current events and America’s history of racism in the classroom, according to Texas Legislature Online. His signature makes Texas one of a handful of states across the country that have passed such legislation, which aims to ban the teaching of “critical race theory” in K-12 public school classrooms.  Critical race theory is an academic term that studies how race and racism have impacted social and local structures in the United States. Over the past year, GOP leaders have decried its teaching in public schools, pointing to limited examples in various school districts across the state. In 2020, former President Donald Trump had banned federal employees from training that discusses “critical race theory” or “white privilege,” calling it propaganda. view article  arw

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD explores policy for naming district facilities

June 1705:00 AM
 

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is exploring ideas for a facility naming process. Superintendent John Chapman said board members have inquired about how facilities in the district are named, and he said no policy exists.  “I went back to the office and started digging into how do we go about the process of naming such facilities,” Chapman said. “And guess what. We don’t have a policy for naming a facility.” view article  arw

Killeen ISD, city representatives tackle crime in joint meeting

June 1608:40 AM
 

The day after police arrested a Harker Heights High School student wanted in connection with the deadly Austin Sixth Street shooting, city and school district officials met at City Hall to discuss ways to tackle the area’s crime problem.  City of Killeen and the Killeen school district officials discussed a proposed joint crime reduction committee Tuesday, which if approved by the board and city council, would consist of representatives from Killeen ISD, the cities of Killeen and Harker Heights, Bell County and Fort Hood. The committee’s purpose would be to study crime, recommend solutions to decrease crime and coordinate and execute efforts, according to the committee’s proposed agreement. view article  arw

HSC, TARRANT COUNTY AND FWISD ANNOUNCE POP-UP VACCINE SITES AT SCHOOLS

June 1608:40 AM
 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC), Tarrant County Public Health and the Fort Worth ISD are collaborating to provide pop-up vaccine sites at schools this summer. The first sites opened for operation this week (June 14-18). view article  arw

West Oso’s Conrado Garcia named Superintendent of the Year for Region 2 of Texas

June 1608:40 AM
 

West Oso ISD's Superintendent Conrado Garcia was recognized as Superintendent of the Year at the Education Service Center, Region 2 on Tuesday. Garcia has been in education for over 40 years and has served as superintendent since 2016. He said the award represents the work of every district employee. "From the administration to bus drivers to cafeteria workers to teachers," Garcia said. "(Teachers) who are day-in, day-out carrying the load for us with our kids and who inspire and engage our students." view article  arw

Sabine Parish schools superintendent announces retirement

June 1608:40 AM
 

MANY, La. -- Sabine Parish schools Superintendent Sara Ebarb has announced her plans to retire on Dec. 31. Ebarb said she made the decision after much "prayer, deliberation and discussion" with her husband and family. Her husband is retiring for a second time on June 30 and wants her to retire, too, she said in a statement Tuesday. "The Lord has blessed me with a long and successful career. There have been some very difficult and challenging times, but most of the time, it has been my joy to be an educator in every capacity in which I have served. I thank the Caddo Parish School Board for the 28 years I served there. I learned so much that served me well as a superintendent. Caddo gave me opportunities to grow and develop professionally, and afforded me the opportunity to learn from the very best mentors, Albert Hardison, Ollie Tyler and so many others," Ebarb said. view article  arw