Year: 2019

Board of Trustees
General

Did Dr. Greg Smith deserve a pay raise?

When us mere mortals come before our bosses for our annual review, we have to show results. We have to show that we’ve been doing our jobs, meeting the goals we set last year, and generally not screwing things up so badly that the media takes note. And then, after all that, our average pay […]

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Board of Trustees

Board to Bowen: Shut up, kid

UPDATED: Thank you to the concerned citizen who sent in some additional screenshots via ZippyShare! As we’ve said, the September 30, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting was a veritable gold mine of Clear Creek ISD’s arrogance and incompetence. And the Six’s arrogance and incompetence came out in full force with Consent Agenda Item 7, Consider […]

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District Committees

Why school start times need to be left alone

UPDATE: After four meetings, the CCISD School Start Time Committee (SSTAC) recommended moving the school start times to 20 minutes later. This poses several problems: The whole point of later school start times was for the high school kids to get more sleep, right? Twenty minutes isn’t going to make a difference. Now high school […]

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General

NEW! Submit documents and photos to Clearly Corrupt

By popular demand, we’ve added a brand-new way to anonymously submit documents and photos as part of your tips to Clearly Corrupt! Simply upload them to https://www.zippyshare.com/, then submit the link to the document in the Tips form. We know that a lot of you have letters, pictures you’ve taken, and court documents that you’d […]

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Board of Trustees
Community Relations

Hiding HB 2840 from the public

If anyone is shocked at this point that CCISD wouldn’t want members of the public to speak at their meetings, welcome! We’re glad you found Clearly Corrupt. In all seriousness, the last Board of Trustees meeting was a treasure trove of missteps, with the blanket waivers being granted for larger class sizes the most egregious. […]

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Board of Trustees

CCISD packs classrooms past capacity

Clear Creek ISD prides itself on publishing its little Board Report after every Board of Trustees meeting. Last week’s Board report was short and to the point, that all “consent agenda items were passed.” But have you seen the consent agenda? Pay close, close attention to Item 6: Consider Approval of Class Sizes Over 22:1 […]

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Safety

CCISD endangers students during Tropical Storm Imelda

While Clear Creek ISD made a wise call on Wednesday, September 18 when it cancelled school across the district due to Tropical Storm Imelda, it immediately reversed all good will the next day. Despite reassurances via email, text, and phone that the district was monitoring the weather situation closely and was engaged in conference calls […]

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Community Relations
General

Is CCISD trying to start another war with League City residents?

Part of the 2017 Clear Creek ISD Bond Program includes $24,796,922 to upgrade the main transportation center located at 2748 FM 518 in League City. As part of those upgrades, CCISD is expanding the location into a wooded area – a little too close for nearby residents’ comfort. Because CCISD wrapped up this upgrade into […]

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Special Education

Mainstream media shines spotlight on CCISD special ed busing debacle

Incompetence. Arrogance. Cowardice. Corruption. These are all words that accurately describe CCISD and its leadership. However, rarely are all of these characteristics on display at once. But that’s exactly the special treat we received last Thursday courtesy of Fox 26 Houston, which aired a news report covering how, despite now being three weeks into the […]

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Budget
Policy

We’re still waiting for agenda transparency

Clear Creek ISD, much like the creek the District is named for, has a serious transparency problem. That is very obvious in its Board of Trustees meeting agendas, which are published on the CCISD website – with a catch. The BoardBook public agenda packet expands on the agenda items, but only provides a “tracking” sheet […]

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