Longview ISD Board: Uproar halted finalizing superintendent spot

By Bridget Ortigo bortigo@news-journal.com The Longview ISD Board of Trustees on Monday tabled its superintendent search indefinitely. During the third special meeting to discuss lone superintendent finalist Horace Williams, the board voted 5-2 to make no decision at this time for or against the appointment of Williams. The board also is not starting a new […]

Longview ISD takes no actions on contract with Superintendent finalist

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:24 pm | Updated: 10:40 am, Wed Jun 18, 2014. By Bridget Ortigo bortigo@news-journal.com KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News Longview ISD community members expressed frustration Tuesday night as they waited through a three-hour meeting, which did not include a public forum, for the school board to emerge and […]

Hiring concerns LISD residents; trustees keep quiet about controversy surrounding superintendent choice

By Bridget Ortigo bortigo@news-journal.com Longview ISD residents are raising questions about the school board’s decision to hire a superintendent whose history as an administrator has been dogged by controversy — and are voicing frustration over trustees’ secrecy. At least one board member, a Longview resident said, refused even to hear her concerns. “The board needs […]

Longview ISD superintendent candidate no stranger to controversy

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June 12, 2014

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By Bridget Ortigo bortigo@news-journal.com Longview ISD’s school board president said Tuesday he isn’t concerned about the controversial past that is following the district’s lone superintendent finalist. Horace Williams, Longview ISD’s candidate as its next chief, has a past that includes allegations of harassment by former employers, that he hired employees with criminal backgrounds, that he […]

Longview ISD board split on superintendent finalist contact

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:00 am | Updated: 8:16 am, Tue Jun 10, 2014. By Bridget Ortigo bortigo@news-journal.com The Longview ISD Board of Trustees is at odds regarding a contract for its lone superintendent finalist, and one trustee said Monday he isn’t sure whether the board will continue to pursue negotiations with its sole […]

Top Dallas ISD athletic officials fired in recruiting scandal

By MATTHEW HAAG and TAWNELL D. HOBBS Staff Writers Wilmer-Hutchins head basketball coach John Burley, left, and Madison head coach Roderick Johnson. Dallas ISD expects to fire about 15 employees Friday in the athletic department, including the director and state-championship basketball coach, following an investigation into recruiting at schools, according to district officials familiar with […]

Special Education Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student

By Tim Jimenez and Todd Quinones PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A special education teacher at a Northeast Philadelphia elementary school turned herself in to police Wednesday morning. She’s accused of having a consensual sexual relationship with her 14-year-old male student. Stephanie Amato, 30, is facing charges including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and statutory sexual assault. She […]

Documents including medical records points to the fact that Cedar Hill Athletic Director Molested former Student Athletes, while Cedar Hill ISD engaged in a Cover-Up

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June 4, 2014

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Texas Education Code – Section 21.006. Requirement To Report Misconduct (a) In this section, “abuse” has the meaning assigned by Section 261.001, Family Code, and includes any sexual conduct involving an educator and a student or minor.(b) In addition to the reporting requirement under Section 261.101, Family Code, the superintendent or director of a school […]

Gina Farmer and Attorneys for Cedar Hill ISD attempt to Defraud the Court by Creating False Documents to Discredit Victim of Child Molestataion

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May 31, 2014

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On May 22, 2014 I delivered documents to the Tarrant County District Court after I gain knowledge that fraud was being perpetuated upon the Courts by Cedar Hill ISD Athletic Gina Farmer, her Attorney, and Attorneys from the Law Firm Strasburger & Price. Documents turned over to the Presiding Judge included a letter supposedly drafted in April 22, 2005 […]

High school security guard is fired, charged for striking wheelchair-using student who spit on him

An Oakland High School security guard has been fired and charged with felony child abuse after officials said he handcuffed, punched and then dumped a disabled student from his wheelchair in a class hallway. The incident, partially captured by video surveillance cameras, occurred about 9 a.m. May 19 as Marchell Mitchell, 23, and another guard […]