Education

News about education issues in and around San Antonio.

San Antonio Independent School District

The San Antonio Independent School District is selling off some of its property in hopes of raising enough money for a new district headquarters.

There are about six properties for sale, the prices of which have not been disclosed. Some of the plots of land include the Fox Tech High School softball and football fields, two vacant lots on South Presa Street and Lord Road, and the district’s food service warehouse.  

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio’s Pre-K 4 SA has been held up as a model for the kind of prekindergarten education that gives children a solid, academic start.  The program is funded through a citywide sales tax and its finishing its third year. Is the program living up to its promise?

  At the Pre-K 4 SA Eastside Education Center  4-year olds are welcoming  a group of visitors with a song.  The kids getting their first taste of school in a program operated by the city and paid for with a 1/8 cent sales tax.

The school ’s director Janice Hammonds, leads the tour.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Three members of the Edgewood Independent School District board resigned Friday with some of them saying they feared for their safety. 

The Texas Education Agency began investigating Edgewood ISD in January following complaints that the school board is dysfunctional.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The Conservator appointed to the South San Independent School District by the Texas Education Agency attended her first board meeting Wednesday night. The board room was packed with concerned parents and residents including Angelita Olvera who said the need to appoint Conservator Judy Castleberry is a shame on the district and board.

“It’s a shame that we have to hire a conservator, but I don’t think it’s a conservator, I think it’s a baby-sitter,” Olvera said. “And she’s going to get paid quite a bit of money to come and make sure that ya’ll behave like adults.”

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The South San Independent School District voted 4 to 3 Tuesday night to accept a conservator appointed by the Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. However, the board majority has questions for TEA.

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