San Antonio ISD incumbents Patti Radle and Christina Martinez keep their seats, and teachers union-backed Alicia Monica Perry won the District 2 seat.
Harlandale ISD Principal Traci Smith is among eight local educators recognized by the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards.
Finance Park is one of many programs offered by Junior Achievement of South Texas.
Fifty candidates filed for the school board races across seven local school districts. Only three of the 21 races will be uncontested.
The district extends Rey Madrigal’s contract through 2021 in the wake of a preliminary state report that accuses him of violating the Texas Education Code.
Harlandale ISD said it disagrees with a preliminary report from the Texas Education Agency that recommends replacing the school board.
The report recommends TEA lower the accreditation of Harlandale ISD, install a conservator to help oversee the district’s governance, and appoint a board of managers in place of the elected board of trustees.
The Texas Education Agency began looking into complaints of nepotism, conflicts of interest, contract procurement, and poor governance last year.
These programs have specific emphasis areas like dual-language education or a curriculum emphasis on professions, including law or health careers.
Some school districts are eliminating positions, altering salaries and benefits, and even dipping into their fund balances to make significant budget cuts.