Month: July 2019

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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Win Weber CCISD
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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District Committees
Strategic Planning

There is no plan: CCISD’s failing “strategic plan”

CCISD approved a five-year “strategic plan” in May 2014. This plan was cooked up by a 29-member committee and spearheaded by one Dr. Bill Cook, president and CEO of the Cambrian Group. What’s notably absent from the CCISD website is any information whatsoever about the 2014-2019 CCISD Strategic Plan. It took a lot of digging […]

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District Committees

Former SBAC member: “Don’t trust us”

You can’t trust any of the CCISD committees, or so says someone purporting to be a former School Boundary Advisory Committee (SBAC) member. CCISD would have you believe that not only are its committees representative of the communities it serves, but also that those committees always have the best interests of CCISD students at heart. […]

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Special Education

Special Ed student being sent to juvenile court

Perhaps no story illustrates the mistreatment of Special Education students like the plight of Amy Fry’s daughter. Ms. Fry’s daughter attends Bayside Intermediate, is in the Special Education program, and was assaulted on the bus by another student. There was even a nurse’s evaluation on the day her daughter was assaulted. Her daughter is very […]

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