Some good news on the bootleg technology front. The Superintendents of both Poth ISD and Louise ISD shared that they are in the process of setting up guest networks on their campuses. And they are letting the community have free access to the network (if they are in range). Way to get in front of the crowd, but to be fair, this is the kind of leadership one expects from LYS’ers A number of you in the LYS Nation are now using your own bootleg technology devices to follow Twitter. If you haven’t done so yet, we want you to join us. To let you see what you are missing, here are the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of September 25, 2011, as tabulated by the accountants at Price Waterhouse. 1. Even with all of the bad management practices out there, PDAS waivers still fall in the top 5 in the bad leader hall of shame. 2. Observed some great classrooms at Snyder Junior High School today. Teachers are hard at work implementing the Fundamental 5. 3. 2011 TASB Superintendent of the Year: Dr. John Folks, Northside ISD, Region 20. Congratulations! (by – tasbnews) 4. Texas used $5.9 billion in stimulus dollars to plug holes in budget during 81st legislature. (by – DrJerryRBurkett) 5. If a state applies for a “Leave Children Behind” waiver, does that mean they have formally given up on getting better? 6. “If the infrastructure isn’t there, the ‘art’ (of instruction) will not save you”… (by – tlonganecker) 7. Watching Brezina hold court with a group of rookies on how to be a superintendent. Better than a graduate course. 8. Brezina just shared a lesson he taught me 12 years ago. “Always leave at least one bullet in your gun.” 9. Marion Jones (Aldine Board member and my junior high counselor) stopped by the LYS Booth. 10. Just gave away 1,000 LYS koozies at the TASA/TASB conference. There are 5,000 attendees at the conference. The LYS Nation continues to grow. Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on! Follow Sean Cain and LYS on Attend the LYS presentations at the Texas School Improvement Conference on 10/26/11 and 10/27/11