Harlandale ISD trustees’ meeting Monday was unconventional even for a board called dysfunctional by the State, and it began with a trustee’s resignation.
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.
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.
Edgewood’s governing board will gain three trustees Tuesday night as the TEA continues its process to transition the West Side district back to elected governance by 2020.
A TEA monitor chastised South San Antonio ISD’s board for acting outside their authority at a Wednesday meeting. She recommended the TEA appoint a conservator.
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told Southside ISD officials Friday that the district would soon be governed by elected trustees again.