About 40 San Antonio ISD schools had air conditioning outages during the first three days of school, causing students to relocate from some classrooms.
At CAST Med, more than 100 of the 134 freshmen students are girls. They began their first day of school Monday with the rest of SAISD.
Bricks began to fall Wednesday morning as construction crews began demolition on the 1915 Beacon Hill Elementary building near downtown.
San Antonio ISD received final HDRC approval on its new district headquarters, allowing construction to begin later this year.
SAISD trustees gave Superintendent Pedro Martinez a 5 percent salary boost after he received a 3 percent raise last month with all other district employees.
At SAISD’s first Mexican American Studies camp, more than 100 students learned about the local history and culture and heard from prominent Mexican Americans.
Trustees unanimously approved a budget that includes at least a 3 percent pay increase for all district staff and achieves its minimum wage goal.
In a profession dominated by women, educators often don’t have access to paid maternity leave. Without this benefit, teachers struggle to plan a family.
At a Saturday afternoon budget meeting, SAISD trustees discussed different options for increasing the pay of district staff in advance of a June 17 budget vote.
Longtime SAISD trustee James Howard, who is retiring from the board, believes some of San Antonio’s school districts need to be consolidated.