Some employees at Conroe ISD could see a 3%-3.5% raise in their paychecks for the 2019-20 school year. The CISD board of trustees unanimously approved a 3.5% raise for teachers, nurses, counselors and librarians for the 2019-2020 school year at its June 19 meeting. Although the board approved the recommendation, it will still need to finalize the raises when it approves the 2019-20 budget. view article arw

Kari Abrams and Brett Dobbs will take over as administrators in Aubrey ISD following a Tuesday announcement.  Abrams, who has worked as principal of Brockett Elementary School for the past two years, will serve as the first principal of Fuller Elementary School when it opens for the 2020-21 school year.  view article arw

The Sunnyvale ISD Board of Trustees recently named Brian Nickel the new principal for Sunnyvale High School. The board approved Nickel's hire at a called meeting of the Board of Trustees on June 4. Superintendent Doug Williams will introduce Principal Nickel and other new SISD administrators to the Sunnyvale community at a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. July 9 in the SHS Auditorium. All are welcome to attend. Nickel’s official first day on the job will be July 1. view article arw

Dr. Kenneth Vogel has been selected as the lone finalist to become the principal of Bandera High School, replacing Sergio Menchaca who is leaving the Bandera Independent School District to become a principal in the Bowie Independent School District, Bandera ISD officials said. Vogel’s appointment was formally announced at a meeting of the Bandera ISD Board of Trustees on Monday, June 17, a news release said.  He won the appointment from BISD Superintendent Jerry Hollingsworth, who had been authorized earlier this year to name a new principal, which the identification of a lone finalist effectively does. view article arw

BISD employees are receiving a nice salary increase this upcoming school year thanks largely in part to the Texas House Bill 3 that Governor Abbott signed earlier this month.  House Bill 3 includes $6.5 billion to improve public education and increase teacher salaries, plus $5.1 billion to lower school district taxes. view article arw

The Corpus Christi Independent School District has selected Sandy Salinas-DeLeon as Cunningham Middle School at South Park’s first principal.  The campus, part of the Bond 2016 package approved by voters, will open in August.  Salinas-DeLeon previously served as principal of Claude Cunningham Middle School, which will  merge with South Park Middle School. view article arw

Franklin returns to Central Texas, where she went to Belton high school before attending Temple College where she played softball. She then played at the division one level with the Florida Gators.  Franklin replaces Jessica Harborth who led Temple back to the playoffs last season. view article arw

(Cedar Hill, TX) Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees have selected a familiar face as the next principal for Cedar Hill High School; former district administrator Jason Miller is returning to his hometown to lead the Longhorns. read more arw

(Cedar Hill, TX) The 2019-20 school year will be a homecoming for the new principal at High Pointe Elementary School. Shay Whittaker will return to the campus where her teaching career began, but this time as the campus leader. read more arw

San Angelo Independent School District is pleased to announce several administrative changes. view article arw

The Austin Independent School District's Board of Trustees voted Monday to approve a $1.6 billion budget, which includes across-the-board raises for school employees. The board also voted to hire Stephanie Hawley as AISD's first chief equity officer and in favor of a new dress code. Before the budget vote, Ken Zarifis, the head of the AISD union Education Austin, read an email from a teacher about how a raise would impact her life. view article arw

Hours after Houston ISD’s largest employees union and two school board members blasted Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan for not producing plans to increase employee compensation in 2019-2020, district officials announced that on Tuesday they will unveil their spending proposal. HISD administrators did not disclose details Monday evening about how they plan to spend tens of millions of additional dollars expected to flow into the district after Texas lawmakers this year put billions more into public education. Lathan is expected to recommend HISD officials pass a budget with pay raises at a board meeting June 27. view article arw

The Cleveland ISD board of trustees increased its starting teachers pay by nearly $2,000 at its monthly meeting Monday night. The new starting teacher salary will be $54,000, which is a $1,900 improvement from last year, when first year teachers made $52,100. view article arw

The Boerne Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday night to approve a $7.3 million compensation package for the 2019-2020 school year. The package will give all staff members a raise. BISD approved an average 6 percent increase for teachers (or a minimum of $2,600), which includes an additional $500 experience incentive. The Board also approved an increase of the district contribution towards employee health care of 3.6 percent for employees only and 11.7 percent for employee and family. This means teachers with five years of experience will receive an average 6.6 percent increase for a total compensation package of at least $3,232. view article arw

On Monday night, the Bryan ISD School Board approved salary increases totaling $6.9 million. "I didn't expect it to start so quickly, but it's here and I'm grateful for it," said EJ Boldan, a Behavior Specialist at SFA Middle School. "Bryan ISD is a very generous district and they take care of their teachers and their staff and their employees, so I was very excited about the good news," said Maribeth Poole, a seventh grade English teacher at SFA Middle School. view article arw

All College Station ISD employees will receive a substantial pay increase thanks to a school finance bill. House Bill 3 requires school districts to spend at least 30% ($1.56 million for CSISD) of the new money infused into the system on compensation increases for all non-administrative employees and at least 75% ($1.17 million for CSISD) of that amount toward raises for teachers, librarians, counselors, and nurses. view article arw

Eanes ISD students living in communities with hazardous traffic conditions could receive district-funded busing to and from school. The EISD board of trustees unanimously voted to pursue supplemental funding to provide transportation for students commuting through hazardous traffic conditions In a June 18 regular meeting, in order to establish funding eligibility, the board voted on a resolution to define the specific hazardous conditions and areas, according to district documents. view article arw

Teachers in the El Paso Independent School District will see an average salary increase of 6 percent in the upcoming 2019-20 academic year as part of a compensation package that was approved by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday. Starting teachers with zero years of experience will earn $50,556 starting in August, up from $48,300 during the school year that ended in May.  All other teachers will see an average increase of 6%  from their base salary. Trustees also approved a 5 percent salary increase from the mid-point for all other employees in the District. Part of the compensation package is a winter stipend of $750 for eligible full-time employees and a potential $500 spring stipend that is contingent on fund availability and Board approval. view article arw

Paradise ISD filled two administrative positions Monday, announcing the hires of a junior high principal and a director of technology. Trustees approved the hire of Angela (Nicki) Carter, the assistant principal at R.C. Loflin Middle School in Joshua to replace Greg Fletcher as junior high principal. “She will complement the strengths that are already in place that Mr. Fletcher and others have established,” said Paradise ISD Superintendent Paul Uttley. “It’s going to be a perfect fit.” view article arw

The Burleson ISD board of trustees recently approved new campus leaders. Tricia Lyday is the new principal of Frazier Elementary School, who has nearly 17 years of education experience, five of which have been in BISD. Most recently serving as the academic assistant principal of Hughes Middle School, she is a former elementary school teacher and testing coordinator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington. view article arw

Eanes ISD will not be able to provide teacher raises on par with those described by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick when discussing House Bill 3, new legislation passed in the Texas Legislature this year. This is according to Chris Scott, EISD’s executive director for business services. In a memorandum to EISD Superintendent Tom Leonard, Scott said that while Patrick estimated an average teacher pay increase of about $4,000, Central Texas districts have calculated significantly lower raises, from a few hundred dollars to around $3,000. “Unfortunately, Eanes ISD is at the low end of that scale,” the memo states. “We are continuing to refine these calculations, but we don’t expect that our relative position to change significantly.” view article arw

The Tyler ISD Foundation is seeing a huge increase in funding, which means teachers and students will be seeing big benefits from the nonprofit's programs. The foundation has seen a nearly $100,000 increase in donations over the past two years. For the 2018-19 school year the foundation brought in $229,720 in donations, up from $155,303 the previous year and $138,936 in the 2016-17 fundraising cycle. That money means the foundation is able to fund projects for teachers and students at a much higher level. For the 2018-19, the nonprofit granted more than $112,000, which is more than double what the foundation was able to disburse two school years prior in 2016-17, and the highest amount since 2009. view article arw

A former Alvin ISD police officer accused of having sex with a child in his Manvel Junior High office is standing trial this week after pleading not guilty to the felony charges. The girl detailed the alleged sexual relationship in front of a Brazoria County jury Tuesday. Terry Roy Tennard, 43, responded “not guilty, your honor,” to each of the two first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child charges and two second-degree felony sexual assault of a child charges. view article arw

The Terrell Independent School District board of trustees accepted the recommendation from Terrell ISD Superintendent, Micheal French, and proposed the termination of Sharraine Williams term contract and directed the Superintendent to issue a notice to Williams. view article arw

BELTON, TX — Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon will announce that Mike Morgan, current Athletic Director, will serve as the new Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for Belton ISD.Formerly the district’s assistant athletic director, Morgan took on the role of athletic director in January 2017.   In addition to serving as an assistant athletic director and academic coordinator, Morgan has coached the Tigers’ inside receivers and special teams. view article arw

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Brian Schuss has good news for Katy ISD staff: they may see a salary increase for the 2019-20 school year. At the June 17 KISD board of trustees work-study meeting, Schuss presented a plan to increase district employee’s compensation: view article arw

Teachers and staff in the Boerne Independent School District will soon get a pay raise. Educators will receive a larger compensation package thanks to House Bill 3 and teaching staff who have taught for five years will get even more money. Teachers will get an average pay increase of 6% and an additional $500 experience incentive. view article arw

Amarillo Independent School District employees will see an increase in pay after board members approved a $316 million budget. On Monday evening, Amarillo School Board members voted to approve a budget that includes raises for employees. view article arw

The Cleburne ISD board of trustees approved a 3 percent raise for all school district employees during Monday night’s meeting. The board also approved the budget for the 2019-20 school year. They will consider approving the tax rate soon.  view article arw

The Austin Independent School District approved two big changes Monday night, one for students and one for staff and teachers. AISD trustees unanimously approved the revamp of the district’s dress code, giving students more freedom in what they can wear. Clothing items that students were previously banned from wearing will now be allowed after parents petitioned the school district, saying the current dress code was sexist against women. view article arw

Some area school teachers are wasting no time this summer getting prepared for the next school year lining up by the dozens to get free school supplies from a local nonprofit. Keep Waco Beautiful has opened a Teacher’s Closet where area educators can fill up a bag full of donated school supplies for free. view article arw

The start of the school year will bring more money for employees in the San Antonio School District. The board Monday evening approved a new budget that includes a 3 percent pay hike for teachers, librarians, registered nurses and counselors with up to five years experience. Those with more years will get a 3.5 percent raise. All other full-time employees will receive a 3 percent increase based on the 2018-2019 pay-grade midpoint. view article arw

The president of Houston ISD's largest school employees union threatened Monday to hold a vote of no-confidence against the district’s interim superintendent if a budget with employee pay raises is not approved by mid-July, a sign of escalating tensions over the administration's handling of spending plans for 2019-2020. Houston Federation of Teachers President Zeph Capo blasted Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan’s administration ahead of Tuesday’s vote to approve a preliminary budget with no employee pay raises, accusing district leaders of dragging their feet while other districts move swiftly to boost salaries.  view article arw

The following is a list of Midland ISD teachers who ended the 2018-19 with at least 30 years of service to the district. The names, assignments and length of service were provided by the district. The Reporter-Telegram attempted to contact teachers with 31 or more years of service to have a portrait taken. view article arw

Employees of the San Antonio Independent School District will see a bit more in their paycheck next school year. Trustees approved raises for all employees Monday evening as part of the district’s 2019-2020 budget.  Most employees will see a 3% increase. That means a teacher who made $55,000 in the 2018-2019 school year will make $56,650 in the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses and instructional coaches with more than six years experience will receive slightly more — 3.5%. Trustees also approved raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. view article arw