Superintendent’s Contract (FIRST, Title 19 Administrative Code, §109.1005(b)(2)(A)) – allows the publication of the superintendent’s contract on the district’s website in lieu of submitting it in the district’s annual financial management report.
The Superintendent’s Contract is entered into by the Board of Trustees of the McDade Independent School District and Heather Stidham. The current contract, referenced below, is in effect from February 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025.
More details regarding the contract are available at the Central Administration Building through the Human Resources Manager.
McDade Independent School District
Amanda Hankemeier, Principal
512-273-2522 EXT 1318
McDade Independent School District
Gina Sanders, Principal
512-273-2522 EXT 1302
EDUCATION IS THE GUARDIAN GENIUS OF DEMOCRACY. IT IS THE ONLY DICTATOR THAT FREE MEN RECOGNIZE, AND THE ONLY RULER THAT FREE MEN REQUIRE…..Mirabeau B. Lamar
Mirabeau B. Lamar served as the second president of the Republic of Texas from 1838-1841. He was a Freemason and is known by some as “The Father of Texas Education.” Lamar believed that Texas greatness rested on the establishment of public education. Following Lamar’s lead, the Congress passed education acts in 1839 and 1840. These acts granted each county 17,712 acres of land to support public schools. The government also set aside 231,000 acres for the future establishment of two public universities.
The Lamar Award of Excellence was established in 1988, under the leadership of Grand Master Graham Childress. The Lamar Medal is awarded to students and educators in recognition of outstanding personal achievement in academics, citizenship, community service, or sports. We extend out congratulations to the following recipients of the Lamar Award of Excellence for the 2021-2022 school year: Anna Rother (student), Christian Johnson (student), Darla Jackson (teacher), John Pedersen (teacher), and Lisa Schmidt (teacher).
McDade Independent School District, as a local governmental entity, is subject to the requirements of the Texas Public Information Act.
All requests must be submitted in writing and should contain: Your name, Address, Phone Number, and Email, if available, and a description of the information and/or document being requested. To help expedite requests, please be specific in what you are requesting.
All requests must be sent as follows:
McDade Independent School District works to meet information requests in compliance with state and federal laws. To the extent possible, requests are handled in the order they are received. By law, McDade ISD has ten (10) business days to determine whether or not to seek an Attorney General’s ruling regarding information that may be exempted from public disclosure.
Texas and Federal Law Requires School District that Maintain an Internet Website to Publish Campus Report Card, Performance Report, District Ratings (Education Code, §39.362) – HB 3 - 81st Legislature: Campus Report Card, Performance Report, District Ratings (Education Code, §39.362) – HB 3 81st Legislature: Public Notice of Accreditation Status of McDade ISD
The District of Innovation concept was passed into law by the 84th Legislature (2015) through House Bill 1842, which was codified in Texas Education Code Chapter 12A. The designation allows school districts to access many of the same options that are currently available to charter schools.
Despite its name, this designation does not allow McDade Independent School District to be overly innovative, or to make changes in areas related to curriculum, graduation requirements, governance, academic and financial accountability, and much more. For more information about Districts of Innovation, see information from the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Association of School Boards.
The Texas Education Agency prepared Accountability Ratings for both a District and its campuses. There are three rating levels a district or campus can receive. The Accountability System has four measurements that provide a comprehensive evaluation of the entire campus or District: Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, and Post-Secondary Readiness.
For more information on the Accountability Rating System click on the link for the TEA website.
The TAPR was previously known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Reports. Those reports were published from 2003-04 to 2011-12. The AEIS Reports and the TAPR Reports provide a great deal of performance information about every public school and district in the state. These reports also provide extensive profile information about staff, finances, and programs.
TAPR – 2019-2020 Texas Academic Performance Report (District)
TAPR – 2017-2018 Texas Academic Performance Report (District)
TAPR – 2015-2016 Texas Academic Performance Report (District)
TAPR – 2013-2014 Texas Academic Performance Report (District)
2019-2020 TEA Accountability Rating (District) – Given the impact of COVID-19, all districts and schools received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for their 2020 accountability ratings. Click here to read the official announcement.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, district-, and campus-level data. Every district that received Title I, Part A funding is responsible for distributing the state-, district-, and campus-level report cards to each of its campuses, the parents of all enrolled students, and the general public.
House Bill 5-Local Evaluation Report for Community and Student Engagement (CaSE)
"All districts are required, with the passing of HB 5 by the 83rd Texas Legislature, to evaluate their performance and the performance of each campus with regards to "Community and Student Engement." Districts must assign one of four perfomance ratings; Exemplary, Recognized, Acceptable, or Unacceptable, to the district and each campus. These ratings will be awarded for overall performance in the following eight categories: Fine Arts, Wellness and Physical Education, Community and Parent Involvement, 21st Century Workforce Development Program, Second Language Acquisition Program, Digital Learning Environment, Dropout Prevention Strategies, and Educational Programs for Gifted and Talented Students." (TEA, 2014)
With the passing of HB 2804 by the 84th Texas Legislature, two additional requirements were added for districts and campuses with regards to the CaSE report. The first of these being the posting of the rubrics that are used by the school district and campuses to arrive at their ratings. You can click on the link below to view the rubric used by both our distrct and each of our campuses, to determine the scores for our CaSE ratings, which are then posted in the "Local Evaluation Results Chart" section below.
The second additional requirement added to the CaSE report, "as directed by TEC 39.0546, each district and campus must annually choose three CaSE components for the purpose of inclusion in the state academic accountability system." The three CaSE components each campus and the district chooses for inclusion in the follow year's accountability calculations is reported on "the Local Evaluation Results Chart," as well as reported to TEA as required.
The McDade Independent School District reviews and revises the District and the campus improvement plans on an annual basis. The revisions are made by the staff at each campus and the central administrative staff of the District. Site-based committee members are involved in the development and revisiion of these plans. The plans are presented to the Board of Trustees for approval at a regular meeting each year. Board Goals, No Child Left Behind Performance Goals, and Texas Education Agency (State Board of Education), mandates are addressed in the improvement plans.