Standards

CCISD doesn’t make the TEA grade

It’s the first day of school, and Clear Creek ISD is already struggling to make the grade. The Texas Education Agency released its 2018-2019 accountability ratings, and CCISD has slipped from an A to a B. You know who else has a B? Houston ISD, that hot mess to the north. CCISD is slipping, there’s […]

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General
Rezoning

What’s going on with CCISD’s busing?

Parents received an email from Clear Creek ISD this week telling them that they could now view their child(ren)’s busing information in Skyward. On the surface, this is a fantastic idea, and we applaud CCISD for trying to consolidate information in one system. But it wouldn’t be CCISD if there wasn’t some sort of screw-up. […]

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General

Let’s make re-registering kids as difficult as possible!

Re-registration forms opened up last week for Clear Creek ISD schools, and as parents discovered, it wasn’t a pleasant experience. With all the money CCISD spends on IT, you would think that re-registration could be a user-friendly experience. You would be very, very wrong. First of all, parents and guardians must go through 15 different […]

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Safety

CCISD finally tightens volunteer background checks, but is it enough?

We know we can’t let just anyone into our children’s schools. While the majority of people who sign up to volunteer are genuinely interested in making the year magical for our children and are good people who can be trusted, there are always a few that can’t. Clear Creek ISD has finally woken up to […]

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Special Education

TEA denied CCISD’s request for reconsideration (2015)

As we know, Clear Creek ISD has a long, sordid history with its Special Education program. It’s going to take three years to implement all the recommendations from the Gibson report, and several Special Education parents have had to sue to get CCISD to pay attention to their plight. And we can’t forget how one […]

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Board of Trustees

Win Weber: The newest storm trooper?

At the Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night, the Board voted 5-1 to fill the District 2 position (Chris Reed’s former spot) with Winifred Bandy Weber, aka Win Weber. Ms. Weber formerly held that spot before deciding not to run again, leaving the position open for Mr. Reed to run unopposed. […]

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Budget

Does CCISD hide the budget process as much as possible?

One of the items on last night’s CCISD Board of Trustees agenda was “Consider Scheduling a Public Hearing to Discuss 2019-2020 Budget and Proposed Tax Rate.” The good news is, the agenda item clearly states when the hearing is. Mark your calendars and hire your sitters now, folks: the Board of Trustees will schedule a […]

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Rezoning

Was Sara Holder the best choice to lead the SBAC?

When Clear Creek ISD formed its School Boundary Advisory Committee, it needed to elect two chairs to lead it. The two co-chairs of the SBAC for 2018-2019 were Ross Norman, the parent of a Goforth Elementary student and a resident of The Meadows in League City – and Sara Holder a/k/a Sara Meyn Holder, the […]

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Budget

Does CCISD even try to control spending?

Clear Creek ISD has a spending problem. Much like a drunken sailor on shore leave, CCISD finds a way to spend as much as possible. Or maybe it’s more like a college freshman given Daddy’s Platinum card for “incidentals.” Either way, CCISD doesn’t seem to care about what it spends. Let’s take Agenda Item #17 […]

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Budget

Transparent like a fog: Where are CCISD’s check registers?

One thing we noticed when we were trying to figure out how much Clear Creek ISD spent on the Cambrian Group‘s strategic plan full of pie-in-the-sky dreams is that the CCISD check registers available on the website end in August 2016. That’s nearly three years of spending that CCISD isn’t showing us. What are they […]

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