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Heather Stidham, SuperintendentSuperintendent’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.

Superintendent’s Approved Contract 2022 – Heather Stidham


McDade Independent School District

Elementary Campus

Amanda Hankemeier, Principal

512-273-2522 EXT 1318

McDade Independent School District

Secondary Campus

Gina Sanders, Principal

512-273-2522 EXT 1302

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:

  • By email: Subject heading should read “Public Information Request” or “Open Records Request.” All requests by email should be directed to this email address only. Requests sent to any other email address will not be considered a valid request and will ot trigger the timeframe required by the TPIA.
  • By mail
    • McDade Independent School District
    • Public Information Request
    • Attention: Central Office
    • P. O. Box 400
    • McDade, Texas 78650
  • By Fax: (512) 273-2101
  • In Person: 156 Marlin Street, McDade, Texas 78650

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. 

Fore more information about the Texas Public Information Act, please click HERE.

Texas Public Information Handbook


 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


ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act

ESSA - Notification of Parents of Teacher/Paraprofessional Qualifications

ESSA – Notificacion a los Padres que el Estudiante es Ensenado por un Maestro No Certificado


Notice Regarding Ability to Refuse Entry or Eject Certain Persons and Appeals Process



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.