In an abnormally rowdy night at the Historic and Design Review Commission, parents, former students, and faculty of Beacon Hill Academy tearfully implored commissioners to ease the way toward demolition for an unused 1915 campus building on the school's grounds.
The Pearl bills its two-day event as family-friendly, and kids could be spotted throughout the grounds dressed in muertos-themed regalia.
William "Bill" Davis taught at Rhodes Middle School for 23 years, starting his career at the SAISD school on the West Side in 1995.
Male teachers make up less than 24 percent of the teaching profession statewide and 30 percent of the staffs of most of Bexar County's 15 school districts.
Students will choose one of three pathways to study: biomedical research, medical professionals, or public health professionals.
Insubordination as a disciplinary offense disproportionately impacts students of color, living in poverty, and with special educational needs.
The schools – Harris, Longfellow, Rhodes, and Whittier middle schools – are four of just 100 schools in this program nationwide.
Alexander Acosta told reporters that "demand-driven education" is ideal, where schools listen to businesses to meet future workforce needs.
The bond's projects were chosen because they had the highest need for renovations. The project list contains seven high schools, four middle schools, and two elementary schools.
The new school, located just east of downtown, is based on the model of SAISD's successful Young Women's Leadership Academy.