I reviewed our November bond list today. We currently have 46 school districts that, according to the information we have, will be voting on bonds on Nov 2, 2021. The total proposed is $8,232,483,340. Fort Worth ISD is calling for the largest amount - $1,490,400,000. If you know of additional school districts with bonds on the ballot for November 2, please let me know. - js - webmaster@texasisd.com read more arw

Listen to the Texas Senate Committee on Finance meeting now (about 1.5 hours).   It is a very interesting discussion related to future tax rates, compression, and serveral other important topics.  Listen Meeting - js - webmaster@texasisd.com    read more arw

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The enrollment chief for the Austin Independent School District joined KXAN News Today on Monday to discuss how the district is adjusting its plans during this recent spike in COVID-19 cases.  We know Texans are feeling the impact of the coronavirus in ways unlike any crisis in the state’s history. That's why our investigators want to hear from you. To help us dig into the problems and solutions surrounding this pandemic, we’re looking for tips related to several topics: Did you lose your job? Explore our reporting on unemployment complaints. Is your loved one in a nursing home? See how we exposed problems there. Are you a health care worker? Did you know someone who died after contracting the virus? Are you concerned about safety in your community? Have you experienced testing delays? Check out our complete coverage and more. Tell us your story. We understand this may be a sensitive and private issue, so we will protect your identity if you request it. Alejandro Delgado, AISD’s executive director for student enrollment and advocacy, said plans changed as soon as Austin-Travis County health leaders moved the area to Stage 4 of the COVID-19 risk-based guidelines. view article arw

Repost!  We posted the latest version of Bob Reim’s Insurance Newsletter today which  has several good points, one in particular that I would like to highlight: Cyber Scorecard. Bob says this coverage continues to evolve with ever increasing claims, deductibles…and premiums. CBIZ is known to us for their excellent district property appraisals. They have prepared a really good Cyber Risk Exposure Scorecard.  Click here for a copy of CBIZ. - js - webmaster@texasisd.com

ABILENE, Texas — Abilene ISD is making their plans to return back to school after the summer break. COVID-19 numbers are on the rise across the country. "I think that one of the things that we learned last year is how we can space student differently," said Dr. David Young, Abilene ISD Superintendent. Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order barring local government entities from requiring masks. The governor said the order is meant to defend Texans' right to choose. view article arw