Magnolia ISD ends policy previously requiring boys to have short hair – Houston Public Media
At the start of the school year, Magnolia ISD suspended several students for having long hair, barring them from attending regular classes and extracurricular activities. Three were later expelled.houstonpublicmedia.org
Boys and nonbinary students at Montgomery ISD can have long hair for now, after a judge temporarily blocked the district’s ban – Houston Public Media
Seven Magnolia ISD students filed a federal lawsuit against the district last week a policy that prohibits boys — and not girls — from wearing long hair.houstonpublicmedia.org
Students, parents raise concern over dress code policy at Magnolia ISD
At Magnolia ISD, all students have the right to choose whether to wear a mask, but some students don’t have the right to choose how long their hair is. That’s according to a district policy, that many parents and students are now speaking out against.
Magnolia ISD board of trustees votes to end mask mandate for students, teachers
One Houston-area school district will no longer require masks for teachers and students. Magnolia ISD's board of trustees voted Monday to end the district's mask mandate on April 1, three weeks after Texas' statewide mask mandate ends. PACK A MASK: H-E-B clarifies mask policy, says customers will be 'expected' to wear masks in storesKHOU also reports that the board of trustees surveyed teachers in the district and found 52 percent were in favor of ending the mask requirement. Seventy percent of teachers surveyed said they would be in favor of it after they had been vaccinated. Greg Abbott announced last week that the statewide mask mandate would end March 10, Chron's Jay R. Jordan reported.chron.com
Magnolia ISD will lift mask mandate on April 1
HOUSTON – Three Houston area school boards – in Friendswood, Magnolia and Tarkington – planned to vote Monday night on whether or not to remove their mask mandates. New state guidelines require all students, teachers, staff and visitors to wear masks on school property, unless school boards vote otherwise. In Magnolia, the board of trustees voted to remove the mask mandate, effective April 1. AdIn Tarkington ISD, a decision has not been made as of Monday evening. We will update this story as the school boards cast their votes.
Cyberattack: Houston-area school district investigates troubling messages sent during technology breach
HOUSTON – Magnolia ISD is responding to a technology breach that occurred Sunday afternoon, school officials confirmed. The district said the breach of unauthorized messages included social media, text messages, emails and phone calls. Many of the alleged messages, some of which were racist and directly threatened students at Magnolia High School, were shared widely on social media. The district said the Montgomery County Constable’s Office is aware of the threat and responded immediately. Sunday evening, the cyberattack continued with a message sent to some students and parents which threatened the safety of our district, specifically, Magnolia High School.
LIST: Houston-area districts cancel, delay classes on Monday due to weather
Due to inclement weather, Houston-area school districts canceled or delayed classes on Monday, Jan. 11. Here is the full list of school districts that have announced changes:Anderson-Shiro CISDAnderson-Shiro CISD will close on Monday. Huntsville ISDHuntsville ISD will cancel all classes on Monday. New Waverly ISDNew Waverly ISD will cancel classes for Monday. Willis ISDWillis ISD will cancel classes for Monday.
Highland Homes builds in NorthGrove community
Highland Homes is proud to be a part of the builder line up in the community of NorthGrove. In proximity to The Woodlands, NorthGrove is located near major employers and transportation corridors and is zoned to the Magnolia ISD. With more than 200 acres of green space, towering cedars, pines and cypress trees, the residents live among the natural beauty of the Montgomery County area. This community features a spacious clubhouse with resort-style amenities including a pool, fitness center, children’s play area, dog park, on-site lifestyle director and full calendar or resident events.chron.com
6 Magnolia ISD campuses begin TEA-mandated improvement plans after D ratings
Six Magnolia ISD campuses received a D as either an overall campus rating or a rating in one of three categories making up the overall 2018-19 campus ratings from the Texas Education Agency, which were released in August. According to TEA data, Ellisor and Magnolia elementary schools in addition to ALPHA Academy received an overall D rating, while Magnolia Parkway and Williams elementary schools and Magnolia Intermediate School received a D in one of the three categoriesor domainsused to evaluate campus performance. Its not a new process that we look at our scores and try to make an improvement plan. Districts with campuses that received overall D ratings, such as MISD, are also ineligible to receive an overall A district rating by the TEA. MISD received an overall B rating for the 2018-19 school year, having earned 87 of 100 points, TEA data shows.communityimpact.com
3 Magnolia ISD schools to undergo safety upgrades beginning in December
Magnolia West and Magnolia high schools will see the following changes to the entrances of both schools, according to Jason Bullock, Magnolia ISD assistant superintendent of administration. Kara McIntyre/Community Impact NewspaperMagnolia Junior High School will have a new front entrance after Magnolia ISD's security changes. Kara McIntyre/Community Impact NewspaperStudents at Magnolia, Magnolia West and Magnolia Junior high schools will see structural safety changes and upgrades as early as January 2020, Assistant Superintendent of Administration Jason Bullock said at the Magnolia ISD board of trustees meeting Oct. 14. House Bill 3, the school finance reform bill passed in the 86th Texas Legislature, included a school safety allotment of about $9.72 per student, which resulted in roughly $125,000 for Magnolia ISD to use for school safety improvements, Bullock said. Bullock said work on the high schools is scheduled to begin during the districts holiday break, which begins Dec. 23, and be completed in January.communityimpact.com
Magnolia ISD announces new 2019-20 start times for all campuses
Magnolia ISD announced Aug. 2 on its Facebook page new start and end times for the 2019-20 school year, which begins Aug. 14. According to district information, the new times are about five to 10 minutes different than last years start and end times. Junior high and high school studentsseventh to 12th gradeswill begin the day at 7:15 a.m. and be dismissed at 2:25 p.m. Early morning child care for students at elementary and intermediate campuses will also be offered from 6:30-8 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 a.m., respectively. Doors open 30 minutes before school begins for pre-K, elementary and intermediate students, according to the districts bell schedule for the upcoming school year.communityimpact.com
When is the first day of school?
Magnolia ISDAug. 14 is the first day of school for students in Magnolia ISD. MISD staff returns for professional development Aug. 5, according to the district calendar. New student registration will be held July 31 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Magnolia and Magnolia West high schools. Families are asked to register their student(s) at the high school in their campus feeder pattern. For more back-to-school information, including orientation dates and bell schedules, visit http://bit.ly/BTS1920.communityimpact.com
Churches file lawsuit against city of Magnolia
Sources: First Liberty Institute, Magnolia ISD/Community Impact NewspaperThe implementation of an institutional user category for water and wastewater bills last spring by Magnolia City Council members kickstarted a series of events, leading up to a lawsuit against the city by three churches. Sources: city of Magnolia, First Liberty Institute, Lloyd Gosselink/Community Impact NewspaperThe implementation of an institutional user category for water and wastewater bills last spring by Magnolia City Council members kickstarted a series of events, leading up to a lawsuit against the city by three churches. Sources: city of Magnolia, First Liberty Institute, Lloyd Gosselink/Community Impact NewspaperThe city of Magnolia is facing a lawsuit after some churches in the city have seen their average monthly water bills triple since city officials implemented an institutional water and wastewater rate last spring. According to the lawsuit text, the lawsuit claims the city broke the law by singling out churches and nonprofits with excessive water fees. It requests the city be permanently barred from enforcing its institutional user category, which was implemented by Magnolia City Council members in April 2018. Magnolia City Administrator Paul Mendes said prior to this rate change, city officials had not raised water or wastewater rates since 2005.communityimpact.com
Data: Starting teacher pay in Houston-area school districts rises 4.6% for 2019-20
As school districts apply House Bill 3 funding toward teacher raises, the average starting pay increased $2,426, or about 4.6%, over 2018 salaries, with an average salary of $55,703 among a selection of Houston-area districts. Starting pay is just one way to look at pay scales across districts. Tomball ISD has approved a salary increase of about 2%, but the district has not formally released how that affects starting teacher salary. Spring ISDs figure below was based on its 2018-19 pay scale factoring in approved pay raises for teachers with zero to 4 years of experience in 2019. Here is where Houston-area school districts fall based on recently approved budgets.communityimpact.com