The Cleto Rodriguez Elementary School library is receiving a complete renovation and makeover with the addition of new books.
Volunteers were hard at work piecing together new tables and bookshelves and thanks to The Heart of America Foundation and Capital One 6,000 books are being donated.
"We’ll be painting the walls, we’ve added inspiration quotes, we’ve shelved books, we’re also providing financial literacy in all the classrooms ," Monica Shortino, a community relations manager with Capital One.
Update: (11:46 a.m.) City officials are expecting an additional 8,000 vehicles in the downtown area for the graduation ceremonies this afternoon and advise people traveling in and around downtown to plan for congestion.
The first ceremony is scheduled to conclude at 4:30 p.m., meaning afternoon traffic congestion on area highways and streets will likely begin earlier than normal.
The Pre-K 4 SA board of directors has chosen its transportation service to take students to and from the model education centers.
Four firms competed for the contract to provide transportation services for San Antonio's Pre-K 4 SA program.
Two of them were national companies - Durham Transportation, and First Student, Inc. One was a small, family-owned Texas company - All Aboard Transportation, based in Tom Bean. The final one hails from San Antonio - Star Shuttle.
UTSA on Monday announced it is raising the goal for the university’s capital campaign.
UTSA launched its Top-Tier Campaign a year ago with a goal of raising $120 million. To date, the campaign has provided funding for 35 new scholarships, 26 new endowed faculty positions, and nine new research centers.
The campaign hit its target last month, or in about one-third the time the school had allotted.
Wednesday is the start of pre-enrollment for San Antonio’s new early childhood education initiative, Pre-K 4 SA. 700 students in total will be selected for the inaugural classes at the two model education centers, located on the northwest and southeast sides of town.
The city changed the dates and locations of pre-enrollment, which is now scheduled to run through May 9.
Veteran educator Kathy Bruck has been chosen to lead Pre-K 4 SA as the program's interim CEO.
With nearly 40 years of experience in early learning, Bruck said her job in leading Pre-K 4 SA through its infant phases will effect students, teachers, and parents, not only within the Pre-K 4 SA model education centers, but in districts and schools throughout San Antonio.