Commentary: Rotten school board politics overshadow any good work being done in the classroom.
Fitch Ratings downgraded Harlandale ISD’s bond rating from an AA to an AA- Monday. The ratings agency cited findings from a TEA investigation in its reasoning for the downgrade.
State education accountability results released Thursday morning showed most San Antonio-area school districts improved in performance over last year.
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.
In letter responding to the TEA’s investigation, the South San ISD board counsel refutes some complaints that the district’s board of trustees exceeded their authority.
North East ISD Trustee Joseph Treviño said he plans to appeal a board decision to ban him from campuses and district events.
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told Southside ISD officials Friday that the district would soon be governed by elected trustees again.
The TEA has initiated a special accreditation investigation into South San ISD because of multiple complaints received about issues with board governance.