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    October 23, 2014

    Commissioner Williams directs EPISD board of managers to order 2015 elections

     In a letter to the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD), Commissioner of Education Michael Williams this week directed the district’s appointed board of managers to order an election to be set on May 9, 2015. The Commissioner’s directive marks the first step in the district’s transition from the current appointed board to an elected board of trustees.

    October 23, 2014

    Texas Safe Schools Week: Shared Responsibility in Identifying, Reporting Inappropriate Educator-Student Relationships

     As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today advised that everyone in education – including students, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches and staff – plays a critical role in identifying and reporting improper educator-student relationships. 

    October 22, 2014

    Texas Safe Schools Week: All-Hazard Approach to Safe and Orderly Schools Should Embrace Health and Mental Health

     As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) at Texas State University and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) noted that mental health plays a key role in a safe and secure learning environment. 

    October 21, 2014

    SBEC to meet Oct. 23-24

    The State Board for Educator Certification will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Austin. The board's legislative committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.