The U.S. Department of Education found that Texas violated federal law by failing to provide adequate public education for students with disabilities.
In the Harlandale and East Central ISDs, boards prepared to vote Thursday night on turnaround plans for two elementary schools.
The supervisor’s exit is an early sign that the once-troubled board is making progress towards stability in the eyes of the Texas Education Agency.
The federal investigation found that the TEA effectively capped the statewide percentage of students who could receive special education services.
South San Antonio ISD, a small, high-poverty district, has made strides to overcome years of school board infighting and micromanagement.
Despite the state’s recent takeover of the district, the Southside ISD board voted Thursday night to place a $59.75 million bond on the May 6 ballot.
In lieu of enacting real change, the TEA will begin grading school districts and individual public schools on an A-F system starting in August 2018.
Southside ISD might be the latest Bexar County school district to fall into the hands of State management and have its accreditation lowered.
Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath is seeking input from Texas families and taxpayers on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The chronic underfunding of special education on the federal level, and public education in general on the State level, have led the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to enact policies that many say harm Texas children.