Eanes ISD http://kut.org en Eanes Bond Election Raises Questions About Out-of-District Transfer Students http://kut.org/post/eanes-bond-election-raises-questions-about-out-district-transfer-students <p>Today is the last day for early voting in the May 10<sup>th</sup> municipal elections.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters in the </span>Eanes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Independent School District are deciding on a $89.5 million school bond package.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If approved, the bond package would allow&nbsp;</span>Eanes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>ISD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to borrow money for a new elementary school, as well as some technology and classroom upgrades.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:04:19 +0000 Lynn Romero & Kate McGee 10297 at http://kut.org Eanes Bond Election Raises Questions About Out-of-District Transfer Students A Little League Sports Complex is Causing a Major Ruckus in Westlake http://kut.org/post/little-league-sports-complex-causing-major-ruckus-westlake <p>After three years,&nbsp;Eanes school officials and residents are still deadlocked over a proposed sports complex.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>In 2011,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eanesisd.net/">Eanes&nbsp;ISD&nbsp;</a>board members agreed to lease 50 acres of district land to the nonprofit Western Hills Little League. The league agreed to pay $10,000 annually for the first four years, and then $50,000 annually (adjusted for inflation)<em>,</em> for the remainder of the 50-year lease.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:34:47 +0000 Lynn Romero 10274 at http://kut.org A Little League Sports Complex is Causing a Major Ruckus in Westlake Eanes ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent http://kut.org/post/eanes-isd-names-lone-finalist-superintendent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eanes&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ISD</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has named Dr. Tom Leonard as the lone finalist to take the place of retiring superintendent Dr. Nola Wellman.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eanes</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>ISD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board President Rob </span>Hargett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> calls Dr. Leonard “a successful, student-centered, seasoned superintendent in a high-performing district, roughly the size and structure of </span>Eanes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ISD.”</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Leonard served as superintendent of the Barrington 220 district in Illinois for the past seven years and has more than 20 years of experience working in education.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:22:52 +0000 Lynn Romero 10173 at http://kut.org Eanes ISD Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent Former Board Presidents Oppose Eanes ISD Bonds http://kut.org/post/former-board-presidents-oppose-eanes-isd-bonds <p>In Eanes ISD, two former board presidents oppose the district’s proposed $89.5 million bond initiative. Al Cowan and Clint Sayers say that the proposal is not specific enough, and it asks taxpayers to fund unnecessary projects.&nbsp;</p><p>The past board presidents have formed the group Citizens for Academic Excellence in Eanes (CAEE). They say their biggest concern is the $35.5 million-plus that would be used to build a replacement elementary school.&nbsp;</p><p>"When the dust settles, EISD will still have the same number of six elementary schools that we have today, but we will have spent millions to get to the same place," Cowan says.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:42:03 +0000 Lynn Romero 10117 at http://kut.org Former Board Presidents Oppose Eanes ISD Bonds What You Need to Know About Central Texas School Bond Elections http://kut.org/post/what-you-need-know-about-central-texas-school-bond-elections <p>What should you know about Central Texas schools this election season? &nbsp;</p><p>In a word: Bonds.</p><p>Bond packages can be convoluted, making them easily misunderstood or overlooked. But bond elections have become an important source of income for area school districts as funds elsewhere shrink.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:02:02 +0000 Lynn Romero 9866 at http://kut.org What You Need to Know About Central Texas School Bond Elections Eanes Superintendent Announces Retirement http://kut.org/post/eanes-superintendent-announces-retirement <p>After 10 years as Eanes ISD Superintendent, Dr. Nola Wellman announced her retirement today.</p><p>During her time as superintendent, Eanes ISD made headlines when it <a href="http://kut.org/post/texas-school-district-where-every-student-gets-ipad">provided iPads to all of its students, </a>one of the first school districts in the state to do so.</p><p>Wellman managed two successful bond elections and was in charge when there were major renovations to the Westlake High School Library and Fine Arts Facility.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:34:55 +0000 Kate McGee 9239 at http://kut.org Eanes Superintendent Announces Retirement Are Schools Investing in Education Technology Properly? http://kut.org/post/study-asks-are-schools-investing-education-technology-properly <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F97475904" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p>This week the&nbsp;Eanes School District is holding a conference called <a href="http://ipadpalooza.com">iPadpalooza</a>.</p><p>Every child in the district has an iPad and schools want to find ways to use them better.</p><p>The conference comes as the <a href="http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education/report/2013/06/14/66485/are-schools-getting-a-big-enough-bang-for-their-education-technology-buck/">Center for American Progress </a>released a study that says states don’t know how much investments like these in education technology are actually helping students.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:47:00 +0000 Kate McGee 8161 at http://kut.org Are Schools Investing in Education Technology Properly? Westlake Graduate Honored in DC as Presidential Scholar http://kut.org/post/westlake-graduate-honored-dc-presidential-scholar <p>Less than one percent of high school seniors across the country are named <a href="http://www.eanesisd.net/news/current/25-national-merit-finalists-named" target="_blank">National Merit Scholars</a>. Less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT, <a href="http://www.eanesisd.net/photos/2011-12/may-30-board-recognitions/keyur%20mehta-web.jpg/view" target="_blank">score a perfect 36</a>. And just four high school seniors from Texas were recognized as <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/141-students-across-country-named-2013-us-presidential-scholars" target="_blank">Presidential Scholars</a> on Sunday.</p><p>Keyur Mehta – a recent Westlake grad – has earned all of these honors and more. He stopped by KUT before his trip to Washington, D.C. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:36:27 +0000 Laura Rice 8125 at http://kut.org Westlake Graduate Honored in DC as Presidential Scholar Top Morning Stories February 16, 2011 http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-february-16-2011 <p><strong>E</strong><strong>anes</strong><strong> ISD Parents Hear about Budget Woes</strong></p><p>One of the wealthiest school districts in Central Texas is not exempt from state budget cuts.&nbsp; Some state lawmakers delivered a reality check to more than a hundred parents&nbsp;at the Westlake Performing Arts Center last night.&nbsp; The Eanes <span class="caps">Independent School District</span> is estimating a budget deficit of $6.3 million. That’s about 10 percent of its budget. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:12:08 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 804 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories February 16, 2011 Following Bond Defeat, Eanes ISD Considers Spring Bond Election http://kut.org/post/following-bond-defeat-eanes-isd-considers-spring-bond-election <p>Last night voters in the <a href="http://www.eanes.k12.tx.us/">Eanes Independent School District </a>said no to three bond proposals totaling about $150 million.&nbsp;&nbsp;Wednesday morning Eanes ISD Board President Paul Stone told KUT News that another, smaller bond proposal could be in the works for early next year.</p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 17:00:27 +0000 Crystal Chavez, KUT News 199 at http://kut.org Following Bond Defeat, Eanes ISD Considers Spring Bond Election