Harlandale ISD trustees’ meeting Monday was unconventional even for a board called dysfunctional by the State, and it began with a trustee’s resignation.
San Antonio may soon be home to three of five districts statewide with a board of managers, the most severe penalty TEA can enforce.
Edgewood, Harlandale, and Judson ISDs’ boards of trustees approved budgets last week with pay increases for staff and lower tax rates.
The Harlandale board voted to terminate Superintendent Rey Madrigal and appeal TEA’s sanctions over governance and procurement practices.
The Texas Education Agency told Harlandale ISD on Tuesday it would appoint a board of managers, a new superintendent, and a conservator.
At a meeting the week after a TEA report recommended disbanding elected governance in Harlandale ISD, trustees restated their opposition to the report.
The TEA delivered a final report to Harlandale ISD on Friday, recommending the state install a board of managers, conservator, and lower the district’s accreditation status.
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.