Month: June 2019

And the new trustee sings, "I'm your puppet"
Board of Trustees

Will the Board of Trustees choose a special election – or a sock puppet?

We all know the answer to this question, but let’s hypothetically assume the Clear Creek ISD Board of Trustees is actually trying to do right by the taxpayers and students. Take a look at the CCISD Board of Trustees agenda for June 24, 2019 again. Under “Closed Session,” the first item is a consultation with […]

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Legal Troubles
Special Education

Special Ed parents need to sue to get results

How many times must Special Ed parents sue CCISD? The short answer is, a lot. Lest you think that the Gibson report was brought about by recent abuses of Special Education students, think again. Clear Creek ISD has a long, sordid history of allowing Special Education students to be abused and bullied, then, in the […]

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Special Education

Special Ed recommendations will take 3 years to implement

In a previous post, we talked about how Clear Creek ISD has nearly failed to care for its special education students – the most vulnerable population. Well, if you think that after the Gibson report they’d be chomping at the bit to rectify the situation and ensure a quality education for these kids, you’d be […]

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Board of Trustees

What is the purpose of Jennifer Broddle?

Board of Trustees member Jennifer Broddle aka Jennifer Muras Broddle won her election for an at-large position against incumbent Charlie Pond. She was entrusted with bringing “a flow of new energy and ideas” to the CCISD Board of Trustees. But has she? And what is her purpose, other than to be a sock puppet for […]

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Budget

Will schools actually benefit from the 2017 Bond?

Sources tell us that, despite a $367 million Clear Creek ISD bond passed in 2013, several schools at the end of the schedule didn’t get the promised upgrades. Sure, CCISD claims all projects were completed. But if that’s the case, why did Armand Bayou Elementary, Hall Elementary, Landolt Elementary, and League City Elementary wind up […]

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Board of Trustees
Rezoning

Did the SBAC adequately represent CCISD students?

On February 25, 2019, the CCISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to accept the rezoning recommendations from its School Boundary Advisory Committee (SBAC). The result is a rezoning that, come August, will affect over 1,500 students, 1,069 of them in elementary school. Twenty-two intermediate school students will be affected, and 555 of them are in high school. […]

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Board of Trustees

Rest in Peace, Trustee Reed

This past weekend, Clear Creek ISD Trustee Chris Reed passed away in a boating accident. His boat was hit by the wake of another, larger craft, and he lost his footing and fell overboard. He was not wearing a life vest. Trustee Reed served as a U.S. Army paratrooper and city manager for League City […]

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Budget

Where is CCISD’s IT budget?

For the fiscal year ending August 31, 2018, CCISD had total revenues of approximately $460 million, give or take a few million, according to its Annual Financial Report. We don’t know how much CCISD’s overall information technology (IT) budget is because CCISD does not break this down in its annual financial report. It could literally […]

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Legal Troubles

CCISD bullied League City – repeatedly

You’d never know it from how cozy Mayor Pat Hallisey is with former Board of Trustees member Ann Hammond, but Clear Creek ISD has a history of bullying League City. You’d think he’d be a little more wary of the district, but you’d be wrong. He’s just as much a part of the liberal cabal […]

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