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Lone Finalist

Monday night the School Board voted Mr. Don Layton as the Lone Finalist for the Superintendent position. There is a mandatory 21 day waiting period before Mr. Layton can be officially made Superintendent. The Board will vote to make it official on or before the next Board meeting on May 20th.

Mr. Layton graduated from Woden High School in 1983 and later graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned a Master's degree from Sam Houston State University. Mr. Layton served four years as the Assistant Principal at Boerne High School and was the High School Principal at Martin's Mill for three years. He coached basketball and taught for eighteen years at Crockett, Temple, Ballinger, and Slocum. Prior to his time in education, he served in the US Army for eight years with tours in Germany and Iraq.

If not at work, he loves spending time with his family, his dogs, and fishing. Mr. Layton stated he was excited about the opportunity to work for and serve Malakoff ISD.

It's a great day to be a TIGER!


ESEA Nationa Distinguished School Award

Mrs. Jones-4th grade, Mr.Snyder-PE/GT, Mrs. Calhoun-Principal, Mrs. Norris-Assistant Superintendent

Tool Elementary, Malakoff ISD, traveled to Kansas City, Missouri to recieve the National ESEA Distinguished School award. Tool Elementary was chosen by the Texas Education Agency to represent the STATE OF TEXAS!  In 2016, Tool Elementary recieved the National Blue Ribbon School award.

National ESEA Distinguished School Seal

Blue Ribbon Seal

Welcome to Tool Elementary!

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Contact Information

Tool Elementary School
1201 S Tool Drive
Tool, Texas 75143
Phone: 903.432.2637
Fax: 903.432.3666