From the Editor

Dacia Rivers, Editorial Director

Dacia Rivers, Editorial Director

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve all had a joyful and refreshing winter break. As you return to your offices and your desks, may you be as inspired to start a fresh new year as we at Texas School Business are.

We’ve got a great offering of feature articles lined up, starting with this issue, where we highlight some of the available resources for school administrators looking to institute mental health programs on their campuses to keep students safe and healthy.

Turn to page 33 for an excellent Student Voices, highlighting an exciting, and tasty, program in Ennis ISD — a varsity barbecue team where students work together to create one of Texas’ favorite foods.

Also of interest in this issue is our Digital Frontier column, found on page 15. Brian Brown with the Texas Computer Education Association touches on the topical issue of “fake news” and how we can all become more critical thinkers in the information age.

As always, if you know of a student who’d be interested in writing for Student Voices, or an arts educator who’d like to write about their program for our The Arts section, please reach out to me at

Thank you for reading, and here’s to a happy 2019.