‘It’s discrimination’: Outcry from parents of CCISD special needs students over end to some daycare transportation
Several parents with special needs students in Clear Creek ISD are upset with the district over what they say is a change in transportation for their children to and from a facility that provides specialized care.
#UvaldeStrong: Houston-area school districts show support for Uvalde CISD students returning to class this week
Students in Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will be returning to campus this week, months after the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers killed.
Donations needed: Clear Creek ISD to assist students, families affected by destructive apartment fire near Webster
Just a day after classes begun, several students and their families at Clear Creek ISD have been displaced from their homes after a large apartment fire destroyed approximately 12 units Thursday afternoon near the Webster area.
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Clear Creek ISD has had tremendous success while navigating the twists and turns of social issues and a global pandemic. Debbie Fuchs, Clear Creek ISD ADDebbie Fuchs was named the CCISD athletic director in 2015 after serving in the assistant's role for nearly nine years. Craig Dailey, Clear Springs FootballCraig Dailey is in full beast mode. Wes Bryan, Clear Creek BasketballDon't sleep on the Clear Creek Wildcats. His best finish was in 2015, when Clear Creek reached the Regional Finals.
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There are so many great basketball stars in Clear Creek ISD. VYPE highlights five athletes from CCISD in this edition of The Wonderkids of Clear Creek ISD powered by Texas Citizens Bank. Niyah Johnson, Clear Springs @niyahjohnson10Clear Springs are one of the top teams down south of Houston. Sydney Maxwell, Clear Falls @sydneym50511891Clear Falls reached the postseason in 2019-20 with the help of post Sydney Maxwell. The Clear Falls big guard looks like a tight end and can get to the rim and protect the paint.
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There are so many great athletes in Clear Creek ISD. VYPE highlights five athletes from CCISD in this edition of The Class of Clear Creek ISD powered by Texas Citizens Bank. Cody Raboin, Clear Creek (@codyraboin)Clear Creek has been run-heavy of late with two talented RBs in the backfield. This content is brought to you by Texas Citizens BankTexas Citizens Bank is a Houston community bank dedicated to concierge banking for owner-managed businesses. Learn how Texas Citizens Bank can help you grow your business at TexasCitizensBank.com.
LIST: Houston-area school, college schedule changes because of Beta
Humble ISD - Humble ISD schools and buildings are OPEN on Wednesday, Sept. 23, following Tropical Storm Beta. Klein Online students will continue to learn online and Klein On-Campus students will return to their campus. San Jacinto College - San Jacinto College will extend online learning and remote work for Wednesday, Sept. 23. Tomball ISD - Tomball ISD schools and facilities are open Wednesday, Sept. 23 and the district will operate on a normal schedule. Classes continue online.
Teachers from these Houston-area school districts made most complaints to union of COVID-19 protocol violations, discrepancies
HOUSTON – The Texas State Teachers Association announced Monday that its members had reported hundreds of COVID-19 protocol discrepancies or violations in the first couple weeks of the school year. In the Houston area, the most complaints of violations were submitted by teachers in the Cy-Fair Independent School District with 210 reports of violations since the school district began the academic year last week. We hope we haven’t prolonged the day when we can think about being normal again.”See the Houston-area districts where the most teachers reported COVID-19 violations during the first couple weeks of the school year. Across the state, TSTA claims it has received hundreds of reports of COVID-19 protocol violations from members in 135 school districts. What the school districts are sayingKPRC 2 reached out to the Houston-area school districts with a high number of reported violations.
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There are so many great athletes in Clear Creek ISD. VYPE highlights five athletes from CCISD in this edition of The Stars of Clear Creek ISD powered by Texas Citizens Bank. Kennedy Wade, Clear FallsThe Clear Falls girls cross country team dominated District 24-6A and leading the way was Kennedy Wade. This content is brought to you by Texas Citizens BankTexas Citizens Bank is a Houston community bank dedicated to concierge banking for owner-managed businesses. Learn how Texas Citizens Bank can help you grow your business at TexasCitizensBank.com.
2 Houston-area public school districts named ‘best in-state employers,’ according to Forbes
HOUSTON – Two Houston-area public school districts, Katy and Clear Creek ISDs, were named as one of the country’s best in-state employers, according to Forbes Magazine’s second annual ranking of America’s Best Employers by State. Katy ISD was ranked No. 2 while Clear Creek ISD was at No. This marks the second time Katy ISD made this list, ranking as No. 22 best employers to work for in Texas.
Clear Creek ISD substitute teacher’s aid accused of sexual assault of a child, making child porn in 2016
WEBSTER, Texas – Last June, Webster police were tipped off that dozens of images of child pornography had been uploaded to an online Dropbox account from an internet address in Webster. “On that day we did find items like a cell phone with child pornography on it.” said Webster Police Department Detective David Nettles. ”He corroborated the account on Dropbox was his and the email used to set it up was his.”Investigators then connected Godoy’s email address to a 2016 child pornography case in Ohio. “There were images from that investigation that were believed to be a minor child that he had access to and this was confirmed. Last September, Godoy was hired as a part-time substitute teacher’s aide by the Clear Creek Independent School District.
Some Clear Creek ISD parents demand in-person learning begin no later than Sept. 8
HOUSTON – A group of parents held signs that read “Facts not fear” outside of the Clear Creek Independent School District Educational Support Center in League City Monday afternoon. The protesting parents said they don’t want school officials to change the back-to-school date again and they want their kids to go back to in-person learning on Sept. 8 and no later. Parizo, who has two children in Clear Creek ISD schools, said she organized the protest outside of the school board’s workshop to pressure school officials. Other parents say they are glad the school district is phasing students in and taking their time bringing students back. A spokesperson for Clear Creek ISD told KPRC 2 that the district is following “valuable input from the medical field,” while making decisions.
What parents should know about Clear Creek ISD 2020 reopening plans
The meeting was held via the Clear Creek ISD website and on Facebook Live, where the video will be available for people who could not tune in to the live stream. Smith and his team at Clear Creek ISD said they have been working around the clock to ensure the safety of the students, teachers and staff for the upcoming year. Clear Creek ISD released its reopening plan on Wednesday. Students, staff and visitors must wear face masks as mandated by the state, when social distancing is not possible. For the latest information on Clear Creek ISD’s reopening plan, visit CCISD.net/reopen.
Clear Creek ISD: What you need to know about the district’s 2020-2021 school plans
If locker rooms can be accessed, all locker room space will be utilized to follow social distancing guidelines. Concessions and/or concession sales may be limited to encourage social distancing and to follow health and safety guidelines. Visual markers will be on the gym floor and bleachers as reminders of social distancing rules. Teachers will be in a CCISD classroom, delivering instruction in real-time a large portion of the day. pic.twitter.com/9h7WHkTZge — Clear Creek ISD (@ClearCreekISD) August 11, 2020Do you have questions about Clear Creek ISD’s plan?
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PHOTOS: This is what high school graduations in Houston looked like this week as districts practice social distancing
In-person high school graduations in Houston look a lot different this year. Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency, who announced earlier in May that in-person graduation ceremonies would resume if social distancing and health protocols could be followed. Take a look below at how these Houston-area school districts are holding their graduation ceremonies:That’s a wrap for @ClearCreekISD Class of 2020!!! Posted by Conroe Independent School District on Tuesday, June 2, 2020The Cypress Falls High School graduating class of 2020 celebrated its commencement on June 2 at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium. #CyFallsGrad #Classof2020 #CFISDspirit Posted by Cypress-Fairbanks ISD on Wednesday, June 3, 2020Clear Brook HS, you were terrific at the 2020 Graduation tonight.
Soccer Stars of Clear Creek ISD presented by Texas Citizens Bank
VYPE highlights athletes from Clear Creek ISD in this edition of CCISD Headliners presented by Texas Citizens Bank. - Alyssa Andrea, Clear Lake (2nd team All-State Goalkeeper)- Kyra Guhl, Clear Lake (2nd team All-Region Defender)- Rebekka Rehrer, Clear Lake (Honorable Mention All-Region Mid-Fielder)- Logan Heausler, Clear Lake (Honorable Mention All-Region Forward)Clear Springs Women's SoccerClear Springs girls soccer was rolling its way to the District 23-6A Championship before everything was halted. - Alex Staat, Clear Springs (2nd team all-region midfielder)- Avery Pyle, Clear Springs, (Honorable mention all-region defender)- Parker Westover, Clear Springs (HM All-Region Defender)On the guys' side, the Chargers were 13-4-4 overall. This content is brought to you by Texas Citizens BankTexas Citizens Bank is a Houston community bank dedicated to concierge banking for owner-managed businesses. Learn how Texas Citizens Bank can help you grow your business at TexasCitizensBank.com.
VYPE Houston Girls Jumper of the Year Fan Poll
Despite the 2020 track and field season being cut short, there were still some amazing performances. VYPE has scoured the standings on MileSplit.com and have gathered the best of the best in each running category. Go crazy track nation and vote for the 2020 VYPE Houston Girls Jumper of the Year in this fan poll. The poll will close on Thursday, May 28 at 7 P.M! 2020 VYPE Houston Girls Jumper of the Year Fan Poll (Closes Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m.)
Mom dropping off daughter at school hit crossing guard, officials say
HOUSTON – A female crossing guard for a Clear Creek Independent School District school was hit Friday morning by a vehicle. The crossing guard was alert and responsive after the incident and was transported to the hospital. The driver who hit the crossing guard stayed on scene and cooperated with officials, the district said. Harris County Constable Precinct 8 told KPRC 2 the woman who hit the crossing guard was dropping off her daughter before school. When she made a left turn to exit the school, she hit the woman and told officials, she didn’t see her.
Clear Creek ISD board approves superintendent targets to meet strategic plan goals
At a short meeting Oct. 28, the Clear Creek ISD board of trustees unanimously approved several targets for Superintendent Greg Smith to help the district fulfill its strategic plan. A new five-year strategic plan with five similar strategies will go into effect at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, district officials said. This is a great move in these targets to transition us to the next strategic plan, he said. Trustee Scott Bowen asked if the targets all have baseline data to be able to easily compare progress year over year. Im very happy about the fact that every target has a measured identified and basically an idea of what success looks like, Bowen said.communityimpact.com
Clear Creek ISD to hold public hearing about moving back school start times
The CCISD School Start Time Committee has come up with two potential models for school start times. The first would keep start times where they are, with elementary students starting at 7:55 a.m., intermediate students starting at 8:40 a.m. and high school students starting at 7:10 a.m. The second would move start times back so elementary students would start at 8:15 a.m., intermediate students would start at 9 a.m. and high school students would start at 7:30 a.m.CCISD on Oct. 22 from 6-7 p.m. will host a public input meeting at the Learner Support Center, 2903 Falcon Pass, Houston, for residents to comment on moving school start times back. The committee will consider public input when making a recommendation to present to the school board Nov. 11, according to the district. Residents can also take a survey about school start times here.communityimpact.com
Suspicious person triggers lockout at 3 Clear Creek campuses
LEAGUE CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- Three Clear Creek ISD campuses are on lockout as police investigate reports of a suspicious person near the schools.Clear Creek High School, Intermediate and the CCISD Education Support Center were placed on lockout just after 2:30 p.m. Thursday, which means exterior doors are locked.The district said students and staff are safe, and that the lockout was called as a precaution.The suspicious person was spotted near Clear Creek High School, according to the district.abc13.com
Clear Creek ISD approves FY 2019-20 budget, lower tax rate
The tax rate has been steady at $1.4 per $100 valuation since FY 2013-14, but the rate has been dropped to $1.31 per $100 valuation for FY 2019-20, mostly due to House Bill 3. The budget is set at $361.2 million, a few million dollars higher than the FY 2018-19 budget of $346.6 million. The FY 2019-20 budget raised the hourly rate for bus drivers from about $16.83 an hour to $19 an hour, McLarty said. About 31.8% of FY 2019-20 revenue is budgeted to come from the state, compared to 27.9% for FY 2018-19. FY 2019-20 calls for 66.3% of revenue to come from local taxes, compared to 70.5% for FY 2018-19.communityimpact.com
Clear Creek ISD earns A grade from the state for financial accountability
The states financial accountability system has given Clear Creek ISD an A grade, the highest possible score, demonstrating the districts quality financial management and reporting, according to an Oct. 8 CCISD press release. This rating reinforces our commitment to be strong stewards of public dollars, Superintendent Greg Smith said in the release. The goal of FIRST is to achieve quality performance in school district financial management, which is significant considering the the complexity of accounting with the states school finance system, the release reads. The TEA assigned one of four accountability ratings to Texas school districts: an A grade for superior achievement, a B for above-standard achievement, a C for standard achievement and an F for substandard achievement. A public hearing for CCISDs FIRST grade will be held Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at the CCISD Education Support Center, 2425 E. Main St., League City.communityimpact.com
6 Clear Creek ISD schools adopt The Leader in Me social skills-enhancing program
Six Clear Creek ISD schools this year have adopted The Leader in Me, expanding the ever-growing list of CCISD campuses that use the social skills-enhancing program. During the 2016-17 school year, Clear Creek ISD committed to bringing The Leader In Me program to schools. Brookwood Elementary, Campbell Elementary, Landolt Elementary, Clear Lake Intermediate and Clear View High are all beneficiaries of the hospitals donation. The cities of Kemah and Clear Lake Shores are supporting the program at Stewart Elementary, according to the release. The Clear Creek Education Fund and local PTA organizations invested in the launch of the program at Falcon Pass and Armand Bayou elementary schools.communityimpact.com
10 students scores kept Pearland ISD from an A rating
10 students scores kept Pearland ISD from an A ratingPearland High School teacher Patricia Ney works with students Mariah Burlew, left, and Jada Benefield. A D grade at an alternative school kept Pearland ISD from an A, which the district is appealing. less Pearland High School teacher Patricia Ney works with students Mariah Burlew, left, and Jada Benefield. The district received a B rating from the Texas Education Agency, with 14 campuses, including all three ... more Photo: Pearland ISD Photo: Pearland ISD Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close 10 students scores kept Pearland ISD from an A rating 1 / 1 Back to GalleryPearland Independent School District saw its earned A rating from the Texas Education Agency downgraded to a B because 10 students in one school didnt perform well on a state math assessment. Clear Creek ISD, which has similar demographics to Pearland ISD, called arbitrary its B rating, which resulted from a D grade for an alternative campus received a D grade.chron.com
See how Clear Creek ISD scored in the 2018-19 A-F accountability system
The Texas Education Agency released the 2018-19 accountability ratings for school districts across the state Aug. 15. Clear Creek ISD received a B for the 2018-19 school year. CCISD earned 92 of 100 possible points. CCISD earned 87 of 100 possible points. RELATED Pearland ISD receives B in Texas Education Agencys 2018-19 accountability ratings Pearland ISD received a score of 89, or a B rating, in the Texas Education Agencys 2018-19 accountability ratings.communityimpact.com
10 highest paid school superintendents in the Houston area
Spring Branch ISD - Jennifer Blaine - $298,000*Humble ISD - Elizabeth Celania Fagan - $310,040Clear Creek ISD - Gregory Smith - $310,171New Caney ISD - Kenn Franklin - $315,602Klein ISD - Bret Champion - $332,766Houston ISD - Grenita Lathan (interim) - $345,060Alief ISD - HD Chambers - $345,580Fort Bend ISD - Charles Dupre - $350,391Katy ISD - Lance Hindt - $394,587Cypress-Fairbanks ISD - Mark Henry - $418,917As of Oct. 2018, these were the highest paid superintendents in the Houston area.Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Galveston County were represented in the top 10. *Based on data collected on June 25, 2019.abc13.com