Over the year it took to form the 48-page policy, trustees had to contend with the limits Texas law places on school districts’ ability to police self-police.
Trustees plan to make revisions to the nearly 40-page policy and bring it back up for discussion and a vote in 2019.
Trustees still have some confusion over who can police violations of the proposed standards. State law doesn’t allow trustees to vote out a member for code violations.
SAISD trustee Steve Lecholop said he hopes this code of ethics will become a “national model” and his board’s legacy.
SAISD board trustees on Monday delayed the creation of a special ethics committee to review and assess notes from Olga Hernandez’s federal fraud trial.
By many measures and in every slice of life, 2017 was an eventful year for San Antonio, Texas, and the United States.
A jury found former school board member Olga Hernandez not guilty of taking bribes from an insurance contractor doing business with the San Antonio Independent School District, but that doesn’t mean she is innocent.
A federal jury found former San Antonio Independent School District trustee Olga Hernandez not guilty on bribery and fraud charges on Tuesday.
Former SAISD board member Olga Hernandez on Monday took the stand in her own defense in her federal trial on charges of fraud and bribery.
Martinez is vice president of external relations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, and has lived in District 6 for five years.