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Two Spring ISD trustees running unopposed in Nov 2 election

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Recently appointed Spring ISD trustees Carmen Correa and Natasha McDaniel are each running unopposed in the Nov. 2 election. Correa, who represents Position 6 within the district, and McDaniel, who represents Position 7, were appointed to the board in August after former trustees Donald Davis and Jana Gonzales retired in July.

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District data: See enrollment, salaries and more for Clear Creek ISD

Enrollment at the 45-campus Clear Creek ISD has fluctuated between approximately 40,700 and 42,400 students from 2018-19 to present. About one in every four students is economically disadvantaged. Substitute daily pay ranges based on based on experience and degrees. Clear Creek ISD has a lower amount of economically disadvantaged and...

Q&A: Magnolia ISDs Chief Academic Officer Brandon Garza reflects on COVID-19 challenges, learning loss

Brandon Garza has worked in the education field for 21 years. He was named Magnolia ISDs chief academic officer starting in the 2020-21 academic year after serving as the director of teaching and learning for the district since June 2018. He was previously the principal of Magnolia West High School as well as Sterling Middle School in Humble ISD.

The Howard Hughes Corp. takes position on incorporation vote in The Woodlands, plans website

In an open letter to residents of The Woodlands, Jim Carman, president of the Houston region of The Howard Hughes Corp., said on Aug. 23 the company is taking a position against the incorporation measure that will be on the ballot Nov. 2. Carman said a website was launched with...

Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null announced the district has entered COVID-19 threat level four during a virtual update on Aug. 20. As of Aug. 20, there are 670 positive student cases. In 2020, the week with the highest recorded number of positive student cases reached 390. Null asked students to...

Incorporation forum announced for The Woodlands

The Woodlands Township announced it will host a public forum to allow for questions about incorporation Sept. 23 at The Woodlands Marriott, located at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. During an Aug. 19 meeting, Nick Wolda, director of community relations for The Woodlands Township, said a time for the...

Houston ISD offering $500 stipends to vaccinated employees

The Houston ISD board of trustees approved several coronavirus-related agenda items during an Aug. 19 meeting, including a one-time stipend of $500 to any district employee who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Texas Education Agency must approve the stipend before this program can be implemented, according to an Aug. 19 press release from the district. If the program is approved, employees must submit proof of vaccination to HISDs Health and Medical Services by Nov. 19.

Nov. 2 election will decide 3 New Caney ISD trustee positions

The deadline to file to run for the New Caney ISD board of trustees passed Aug. 16, paving the way for three contested races in the Nov. 2 election. Trustees in positions 3, 4 and 5 will be on this years ballot. Those seats are currently held by Wendy Sharp, Ricky Warwick and Chad Turner, respectively.

District court upholds Fort Bend Countys mask mandate

Now is the chance to help your local community succeed. Become a Patron by contributing to Community Impact Newspaper and gain daily insight into whats happening in your own backyard. Thank you for reading and supporting community journalism. Judge Christian Becerra of the 268th District Court upheld Fort Bend Countys...

Facility work on schedule for Conroe ISD additions, expansions

Nearly two years after Conroe ISD voters approved a $653.57 million bond referendum for projects around the district, several facilities were completed and few delays were reported despite the challenges of operating during a pandemic for more than an entire academic year. At this time, bond projects are progressing on...

Harpers Preserve residents seek commitment for David Memorial Drive extension

A project to extend David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242 that has been in the planning stages for about four years is still short on funds, but residents in The Woodlands area are asking the city of Conroe to commit up to $2 million for the improvement designed to reduce traffic in the region.

Lone Star College begins process to add fourth bachelors program

Lone Star College System is in the process of adding a baccalaureate program in emergency management to provide additional options for students seeking higher education. The proposed program is possible because of House Bill 3348passed during this years regular session of the Texas Legislaturewhich increases the total number of baccalaureate programs a community college can offer from three to five.

Heres a breakdown of student populations at Sugar Land-area Lamar CISD schools

While most students zoned for Lamar CISD live in Rosenberg and Richmond, the district also includes Sugar Lands Greatwood subdivision. The following tables show enrollment and student population information for the LCISD schools located within Community Impact Newspapers Sugar Land and Missouri City coverage area. See definitions of each category below:

Tomball ISD finalizes $39.5M purchase of BJ Services campus to house CTE programs, elementary school, Tomball Star Academy

Tomball ISD announced Aug. 17 the district has signed for and officially purchased the 70.45-acre former headquarters of oil service company BJ Services for $39.5 million plus closing costs, paid from the districts general fund reserves. The former BJ Services campus is located at FM 2920 and Hufsmith-Kohrville Road. BJ...

Incorporation vote slated Nov. 2 in The Woodlands

The Woodlands Township voters will be given a choice Nov. 2 whether to incorporate into a city, a decision that has sparked a debate between residents who want to see the community become a municipality and those who prefer it as a special-purpose district. Township board of directors members voted...

Tomball ISD to allow all students to use bus transportation for first three weeks of classes

Beginning Aug. 19, Tomball ISD is allowing all students to use the districts bus transportation system for the first three weeks of classes regardless of if students are registered for transportation, according to an email sent to parents Aug. 18. The district is experiencing staffing shortages, and increased enrollment and ridership, which is causing delays in the processing of bus registrations, the email said.

Missouri City candidate filings: See who is running for City Council this November

Missouri City residents will vote in two contested City Council races during the upcoming Nov. 2 election, according to candidate applications filed with the city secretary. District A Council Member Cheryl Sterling is the only incumbent City Council member not running for re-election. Incumbent City Council members Anthony Maroulis and Floyd Emery are running unopposed.

Berlin Wall of the community: Pearland ISD board, students, parents debate mask guidelines

Students, parents and board members alike passionately weighed in on the idea of mask mandates during Pearland ISDs board meeting Aug. 16. As the board of trustees met in closed session, a group of PISD and even Alvin ISD parents and students demonstrated in favor of mask mandates outside of the PISD Administration Building at 1928 North Main St., Pearland.

Clear Creek ISDs FY 2021-22 budget could include a $0.07 tax rate drop

Clear Creek ISDs board of trustees will convene Aug. 23 to discuss the districts budget for fiscal year 2021-22a year where educators will be trying to make up for pandemic-related learning losses. The board aims to provide optimal and targeted levels of funding and staffing for improved student achievement to...

TIMELINE: A look back at The Woodlands Township incorporation study and events leading to Nov. 2 election

An incorporation election will be held Nov. 2 in The Woodlands, and voters will determine whether the special-purpose district will become a city. Community Impact Newspaper has covered The Woodlands Townships plans for an incorporation study since enabling legislation was passed in 2017. Here is a look at some of...

Tomball City Council agrees to partnership to build inclusive playground at Juergens Park

Tomball City Council agreed to partner Aug. 16 with Brad Munson and his family and Chick-fil-A to build an inclusive playground at Juergens Park. The Munson family would fundraise and pay for the project, while the city would provide the location, project staff, maintenance and upkeep, according to Public Works Director Beth Jones.

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