The 4th Court of Appeals dismissed a lawsuit that sought to halt the partnership between SAISD and Democracy Prep at Stewart Elementary.
The three schools, all of which had failed state accountability standards at least three years in a row by 2017, are now operating as in-district charters.
More than 340 students returned from summer break Monday to Stewart, alongside tens of thousands of other SAISD students starting the new school year.
With 22 offerings, SAISD is home to the highest number of in-district charter schools among the state’s roughly 1,200 school districts.
Charter schools are merely the latest attempt by private corporations to rebrand the school reform movement and exploit public funding for profit.
Final accountability ratings won’t be released until August, but SAISD officials are optimistic that Stewart can obtain a passing rating.
Martinez emphasized that the most successful education systems experience great collaboration between charters and traditional schools.
A Bexar County judge denied a request for a temporary injunction that would have stopped Democracy Prep from taking over operations at Stewart Elementary.
The Alliance on Friday asked a Bexar County District judge to halt an agreement that would convert Stewart Elementary to an in-district charter.
The suit seeks to block San Antonio ISD’s agreement with charter school operator Democracy Prep to run Stewart Elementary School.