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Harlandale ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Sanchez & Wilson, PLLC to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Details and updates of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD will appear on our TexasISD.com search page. read more arw

The La Vernia Independent School District will continue “to review details” of allegations against district Superintendent Trent Lovette, although one allegation has been “ruled out.” Following a closed session lasting almost an hour and a half at a special meeting Sept. 30, school board President Cynthia Buerkle read a statement from the trustees. view article arw

Decatur ISD narrows field to six

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Decatur ISD trustees will start interviewing candidates to become the district’s next superintendent Monday. Trustees will interview three on Monday and three more on Wednesday. Trustees spent approximately five hours Monday in closed session, whittling the field of 35 applicants down to the six who will be interviewed. view article arw

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist earned a $25,000 bonus for her retirement savings plan based on the passing grade she received on her annual evaluation Monday night.  School board members met in executive session for more than four hours during a special meeting to complete the final steps of the revamped evaluation process for the previous school year. Last week, they filled out individual assessments of the superintendent’s fourth-year job performance as required by an evaluation instrument approved two years ago. view article arw

The superintendent of La Vernia Independent School District, who remains under investigation on a complaint that he inappropriately touched a female student, is taking an indefinite leave of absence. Trent Lovette cited medical reasons in announcing his departure Monday at a special board meeting. The board appointed Toni Riester-Wood, the district’s associate superintendent of academic services, as interim superintendent.  Lovette was accused of sliding his hand back and forth across a student’s lower back during an Aug. 30 high school football game, view article arw

Lewisville ISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers has been named one of 16 recipients of the University Council for Educational Administration’s 2019 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. The award is an annual recognition for school administrators who have made significant contributions to the improvement of administrator preparation, according to a news release from Lewisville ISD. The University of North Texas, a member university of UCEA, nominated Rogers. view article arw

 White Oak ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

In a 4-3 split vote, the Kingsville Independent School District Board of Trustees named assistant superintendent Kamara Adams as the district’s interim superintendent during a special meeting held at noon Friday. Adams will fill the vacancy left following the resignation of KISD Superintendent Elida Bera, who ended her tenure with the district on Monday after serving in the role for less than 10 months. view article arw

Past several months have taken major toll on health, Dr. Trent Lovette says  The La Vernia Independent School District will temporarily be under the supervision of an interim superintendent after the school board granted a medical leave of absence for Dr. Trent Lovette on Monday.  "It has been difficult not to respond to the allegations made against me in recent weeks and throughout my tenure here in La Vernia ISD.  view article arw

Adams replaces Elida Bera, who submitted her resignation on Monday after serving as superintendent less than a year. Adams previously served as assistant superintendent of administrative services. She will earn a $3,000 monthly stipend as interim superintendent. Trustees did not comment as they gave their votes Friday. But on Monday, before voting against accepting Bera’s resignation, board Vice President Brandon Greenwood said he did not “think this is in the best interest of the district, the students or the taxpayers.”  view article arw

At her first school board meeting as the Waco Independent School District superintendent, Susan Kincannon outlined the work ahead for her and the district for the rest of the school year. For the superintendent with just 16 days on the job as of Thursday night’s meeting, that work includes developing state- and federally mandated campus and district improvement plans, as well as looking at the district’s long-term physical needs, including facilities and furniture. view article arw

Bloomington school district Superintendent Mark Anglin has only been on the job two months, but he already has big dreams for the district’s future. Anglin was appointed by the school board in mid-June from 42 other applicants, six of whom were interviewed for the position. His predecessor, Abbie Barnett, resigned in April after being placed on administrative leave. view article arw

Lewisville ISD Superintendent Kevin Rogers has been named a recipient of the University Council for Educational Administration’s 2019 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. The award is an annual recognition for school administrators who have made significant contributions to the improvement of administrator preparation. The University of North Texas (UNT), a member university of UCEA, nominated Rogers. view article arw

White Oak ISD school board members at a meeting Friday selected Joe Dan Lee of the Texas Association of School Boards to lead its superintendent search.  Among other roles, Lee is a former Pine Tree ISD superintendent, White Oak ISD Superintendent Mike Gilbert said. view article arw

Belton ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Thompson & Horton LLP to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

After a short executive session meeting to conclude last week’s Rotan ISD Board Meeting, trustees approved a superintendent salary increase in a 6-1 vote. The board also reviewed excellent attendance reports and learned of possible technology upgrades. view article arw

A new four-year contract would pay Superintendent Nate Carman a “lump sum” including his annual $202,776 salary, $1,800 monthly stipend and other benefits if he’s fired without cause. Board members approved the contract, which includes that new clause, Tuesday night. view article arw

Mike Jackson was named the interim superintendent of Clarendon CISD Monday night during a called meeting of the board of trustees. Board Vice President Weldon Sears said Jackson will begin work this week, and the district will begin advertising for a new superintendent next week. Jackson has also served as interim superintendent in Vega, Claude, Happy, Texoma, and River Road. view article arw

North East Independent School District has a new superintendent. The Board of Trustees named Dr. Sean Maika as the Superintendent of Schools for NEISD during a special meeting Wednesday morning. According to a post on the district's official Facebook page, Dr. Maika, who has 23 years of experience in education, took over the role of Interim Superintendent on May 6.  view article arw

The Kingsville ISD is now looking for a new superintendent. The board voted last night to accept the resignation of Elida Bera, who had been superintendent there since last November. view article arw

The Kingsville Independent School District board of trustees accepted the resignation of Superintendent Elida Bera, who had been with the district less than a year, Monday night. The motion passed 4-3. view article arw

By 2020, 70 percent of the jobs created in Texas will require a degree or certification beyond a high school diploma, but Ector County ISD’s attainment rate from 2013 is 6.5 percent, Superintendent Scott Muri told those attending an Education Partnership meeting Tuesday. Muri said that 6.5 percent successfully completed a four or two-year degree or a technical certification. The state rate, Muri said, is 31 percent. view article arw

Lubbock-Cooper ISD plans to honor Superintendent Keith Bryant with a reception on Oct. 17 after he was named the 2019 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards.  His win was announced in Dallas at the recent TASA/TASB Convention. The location and time for October’s reception was not immediately announced.  Bryant was selected from a group of state finalists that included Charles Dupre, Fort Bend ISD, Region 4; Walter Jackson, Brenham ISD, Region 6; Tylor Chaplin, Burkburnett ISD, Region 9; and Bruce Gearing, Dripping Springs ISD, Region 13, according to a new release from TASB. view article arw

Lubbock-Cooper ISD Superintendent Keith Bryant was named Texas’ superintendent of the year in a ceremony over the weekend.Bryant, who has led Lubbock-Cooper ISD for six years, was awarded the honor of 2019 Superintendent of the Year Saturday at the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards Convention in Dallas.  Last month, he was among five public school administrators from across Texas selected as state finalists for the honor, the A-J reported at the time.  Sponsored by TASB, the SOTY program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984.  In addition to Bryant, who represents Region 17, the other 2019 finalists were Charles Dupre, Fort Bend ISD, Region 4; Walter Jackson, Brenham ISD, Region 6; Tylor Chaplin, Burkburnett ISD, Region 9; and Bruce Gearing, Dripping Springs ISD, Region 13. view article arw

Belton Independent School District took a step to finding the district’s new superintendent Thursday. During a special meeting, the school board trustees voted unanimously to approve Thompson & Horton LLP as the third-party firm to lead the search.  “Thompson and Horton demonstrated that their experience and knowledge of large and growing districts can get us to the next level,” said Board President Sue M. Jordan. “They recognized not only what we have achieved as a district to this point but how we, as a board, can engage our community in this important decision for our future.” view article arw

Boyd ISD posts superintendent opening

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Boyd ISD began accepting applications for the superintendent job this week. The district posted the job through law firm Leasor Crass, who is handling the search firm. The deadline for applications is Oct. 22. The desired beginning date for the new hire is Jan. 1.  The job became open in June when longtime superintendent Ted West resigned to take the same role in Electra. That same month the district hired retired Comfort ISD superintendent Leslie Vann as the interim superintendent. view article arw

A native of South Africa who became a U.S. citizen in 2010, Bruce Gearing has education experience spanning three continents, from teaching in South Africa and England to serving as superintendent of the burgeoning Dripping Springs ISD, his last job. Gearing started Sept. 3 as Leander ISD’s superintendent. view article arw

Boyd ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire Leasor Crass to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Terell ISD is searching for an outstanding, qualified administrator to lead the school district. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Board of Trustees voted to hire TASB Executive Search Services (ESS) to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Details and updates will appear on our search page as things progress. read more arw

Decatur ISD job draws interest

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Fifty candidates have expressed interest in becoming the next superintendent at Decatur ISD, School Board President Charlie Tibbels reported Monday night. Tibbels said that has been the number of requests for applications since the job was posted last month. The deadline for applications is Tuesday. “We’ve had 50 folks request applications and a number of those have submitted completed applications,” Tibbels said. “We expect to get more next week. view article arw