Category Archives: PISD

C.J. Harris Elementary Community Market and Festival May 4

image001The C.J. Harris Elementary PTA is excited to announce the First Annual Harris Community Market and Festival. It is sure to be a great day!

When:  Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10am – 6pm

Where:  C.J. Harris Elementary, located at 2314 Schleider Dr, Pearland, TX 77581

We’ll have vendors, activities for children, a Silent Auction and MUCH MORE!

Parking and Admission to this event is free. This event is kid friendly! No pets please!


We are currently looking for SPONSORS! For more information, click HERE and we thank you in advance for your support! All vendor fees are TAX DEDUCTIBLE! We are a 501(C)(3)!

For further information about the event, click HERE or email Vendor Liaison Nancy Allen at



NIX: Some Pearland ISD school bond history is in order

When discussing the questions of a possible school bond election next November, I suggest readers consider what happened in 2006 when Pearland voters approved roughly $115.6 million in school bonds.

In a district press release issued a month before the election, officials told voters projections showed enrollment was expected to reach 28,600 by 2014. Voters were also told the bond would fund a new high school and two new elementary schools, among other things.

Currently, Pearland ISD enrollment is roughly 21,115, more than 7,400 fewer students than projected. And although the bond provided construction funding for Dawson High School which opened in 2009, elementary schools twelve and thirteen were never built. Why? I don’t know but I’d guess these are questions voters and trustees may soon be asking.

Another question to consider: only six years after it opened Dawson High School is now the district’s most overcrowded campus. Why? I don’t know but what I do know is PBK Architecture, a firm that was involved in the construction of Dawson High School, last year agreed to pay Allen ISD millions in damages for their part in structural defects that led to the year-long closure of the district’s new $60 million high school stadium. Yet just last month, administrators gave PBK Architecture a perfect score on bid tally sheets and advised trustees to again hire the company on an “as-needed” basis.

According to the 2015 financial audit, the district’s total long-term debt equals approximately $356.1 million, or roughly $16,822 per student. Do we need to add to that number? At this stage, that’s a question to be carefully considered by members of the Long Range Facilities Planning Community Committee and later, by trustees. Let me be clear, I have great respect for every one of the Pearland ISD trustees. They each work tirelessly on behalf of Pearland students and I have no doubt they will carefully consider all these questions and many others before allowing a bond proposal to come before voters.

And in covering this process, it’s not my intent to tell anyone whether they should vote for or against a bond proposal. My intention is provide accurate information and uncover the facts as they are made available via public meetings, agenda documents and other official reports. Readers deserve to have accurate information during every step of the process.

Stay tuned.


PISD Closed 12/21 – 1/1


PISD Sports Physical Day April 18

PISD is hosting an athletic physical day at Dawson High School Saturday April 18th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM for any student currently in grades 6-11 and that plan on participating in any Athletics Class, Sport, Drill Team, or Cheerleading for the 2015-16 school year.

You can purchase presale tickets before April 18th for $25.00 online at or at the door on Saturday April 18th for $30.00.

In addition to the physical exam, you will have the option at no additional cost for:

EKG cardiac screening by St. Luke’s Hospital with parent permission. A cardiologist will be on site reading EKG’s and performing an echocardiogram if necessary. Parents are also welcome to have an EKG cardiac screening if they desire.  In addition, we will be offering free Sickle Cell Trait Testing for student athletes and cholesterol screening for parents and students.

All athletes, cheerleaders, and dance team must have a new physical every school year. The 2015-2016 Physical Exam must be on the BLUE PISD form available from any coach, athletic trainer, or online at

For additional information please contact the Dawson High School athletic trainers at 281-412-8835 or

Students must bring contacts or glasses for the eye exam.

PISD Job Fair April 25


Looking to work in a dynamic school district that not only educates students for success but also promotes professional growth?

Job seekers are invited to the Pearland Independent School District Job Fair on Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to noon, at Pearland High School Searcy Campus, 3775 S. Main.

Pearland ISD is searching for the best and brightest candidates to fill job openings for the 2015-16 school year.

Representatives from each school will interview applicants at the fair.

The district offers competitive stipends for dual language, bilingual, English as a Second Language (ESL), Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD), life skills and behavior intervention teachers.

To Do Before the Job Fair:

  • Although pre-registration is not required, job applicants should visit and click on the “Jobs” tab to complete an online application and check for vacancies.
  • Applicants should bring enough copies of their resume to the job fair to share with all campuses where they are interested in working.

About the District and City:

Pearland ISD is a diverse school district in Houston’s fastest-growing suburb, boasting 23 campuses and more than 20,400 students. In addition, the district and all of its schools have achieved top ratings under the state testing/accountability system.

Pearland maintains a small-town feel while offering big-city amenities, including fine dining, recreational areas and a thriving medical community.

An equal opportunity employer, Pearland ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment matters, in its admissions policies or by excluding from participation in, denying access to or denying the benefits of district services, academic and/or vocational and technology programs or activities.

For more information about the job fair or district benefits, visit the Pearland ISD Human Resource Services webpage at