Northside ISD http://tpr.org en The Source: Truancy Reforms Look To Keep Kids In School, Out Of Court http://tpr.org/post/source-truancy-reforms-look-keep-kids-school-out-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of San Antonio kids are ending up in adult courtrooms over "Failure to Attend School" (</span>FTAS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) violations.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2012, a third of all class C misdemeanors filed against minors were FTAS in Texas. The state saw 76,000 cases in courts that year, according to <a href="http://www.texasappleseed.net/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=25&amp;Itemid=204" target="_blank">Texas Appleseed</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:36:23 +0000 Paul Flahive 29681 at http://tpr.org The Source: Truancy Reforms Look To Keep Kids In School, Out Of Court Violinist Mark Wood Comes To San Antonio For School Shows http://tpr.org/post/violinist-mark-wood-comes-san-antonio-school-shows <p>There are two concerts this weekend that are sure to pack some surprises for those attending. You may know Mark Wood as the guy who decided violins just had too stuffy an image, and who created music like this.</p><p align="center"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/F7ai5UWcA_s" width="480"></iframe></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:22:19 +0000 Jack Morgan 25185 at http://tpr.org Violinist Mark Wood Comes To San Antonio For School Shows The Source: Bexar County Schools 'Go Public' | Texas Juvenile Justice & Mental Health http://tpr.org/post/source-bexar-county-schools-go-public-texas-juvenile-justice-mental-health <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new public image campaign launched last week by </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County schools is aimed at making you aware of how great public schools are doing in the face of dramatic hardships. The "</span><a href="http://www.wegopublic.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Go Public</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" campaign asks people to look at the multiple roles public schools have been asked to take on and to tell their stories supporting them.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:08:57 +0000 Paul Flahive 21925 at http://tpr.org The Source: Bexar County Schools 'Go Public' | Texas Juvenile Justice & Mental Health Fast-Growing Northside School District Looks Ahead To 2014 Bond http://tpr.org/post/fast-growing-northside-school-district-looks-ahead-2014-bond <p>Northside<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Independent School District’s community bond meetings began Thursday in an effort to define the most critical needs for the largest school district in Bexar&nbsp;County. Their next bond issue is planned for 2014.</span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:42:42 +0000 Eileen Pace 20779 at http://tpr.org Fast-Growing Northside School District Looks Ahead To 2014 Bond Embattled RFID Pilot Program Discontinued At Northside ISD http://tpr.org/post/embattled-rfid-pilot-program-discontinued-northside-isd <p>After a full year of testing a radio frequency identification project at two of its campuses, the Northside Independent School District has decided to discontinue its student locator pilot at John Jay High and Anson Jones Middle Schools.</p><p>Students at Jay and Jones will no longer have to wear the RFID badges that projected their location on campus to school administrators. The $270,000 project started last fall as a way to take student attendance.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:49:31 +0000 Joey Palacios 14905 at http://tpr.org Embattled RFID Pilot Program Discontinued At Northside ISD Updated: Workers Union Files Federal Lawsuit Against Northside ISD http://tpr.org/post/updated-workers-union-files-federal-lawsuit-against-northside-isd <p><strong>Update: (9:30 a.m.)</strong> Federal Judge Xavier Rodriguez, who is hearing the case, denied the Texas Workers Alliance restraining order against Northside ISD in reference to the specific incident cited.</p><p>The restraining order was seeking the restraining order to allow TWA member Alma Benavides to distribute organization materials at an employee organization day on May 6.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 13:56:42 +0000 Eileen Pace 10659 at http://tpr.org Updated: Workers Union Files Federal Lawsuit Against Northside ISD Northside Enrolls Record Kindergartners, To Hit 100,000 Students In Fall http://tpr.org/post/northside-enrolls-record-kindergartners-hit-100000-students-fall <p>As the Northside Independent School District ends its coordinated kindergarten registration, the district is expected to hit record enrollment for five year olds and finally top more than 100,000 students beginning next year.</p><p>When schools starts this fall the district will have 101,600 students. &nbsp;</p><p>For the past week the district has been encouraging parents to enroll their five year olds for the 2013-14 school year. Northside expects to enroll a record 7,700 kindergartners, which spokesman Pascual Gonzalez said it is a barometer for future years.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:41:41 +0000 Joey Palacios 9978 at http://tpr.org Northside Enrolls Record Kindergartners, To Hit 100,000 Students In Fall Northside ISD Testing RFID Locators On School Buses http://tpr.org/post/northside-isd-testing-rfid-locators-school-buses <p>Northside<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Independent School District has begun testing its radio frequency identification project on its buses. While the district has previously stressed that students are only tracked on the two campuses in the <a href="http://www.nisd.net/studentlocator/" target="_blank">RFID pilot</a>, the bus readers are not actively collecting data.</span></p><p>Out of its 850 buses, five special education buses in <a href="http://www.nisd.net/" target="_blank">NISD</a> now have the RFID readers installed. According to the district, that is to test functionality.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:24:24 +0000 Joey Palacios 7077 at http://tpr.org Northside ISD Testing RFID Locators On School Buses New High School Likely In Next NISD Bond http://tpr.org/post/new-high-school-likely-next-nisd-bond <p><a href="http://www.nisd.net/" target="_blank">Northside Independent School District</a> could see a bond election next year as district officials push off the need for one in 2013. Northside has seen about 3,000 additional students to the district ever year and the student population is now close to 100,000 students and 110 schools.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:47:44 +0000 Joey Palacios 5842 at http://tpr.org New High School Likely In Next NISD Bond Video Surveillance Approved For Northside ISD Elementary Schools http://tpr.org/post/video-surveillance-approved-northside-isd-elementary-schools <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northside ISD School Board has voted to implement the last phase of a ten year project installing cameras in all of its schools. The district's elementary schools will now be placed under the monitor of digital cameras.</span></p><p>Northside's middle and high schools already have security cameras installed; those were approved in 2004 and 2007 through bond packages. The 2010 bond package called for $20 million to add them to elementary schools.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:24:00 +0000 Joey Palacios 5277 at http://tpr.org Video Surveillance Approved For Northside ISD Elementary Schools