SAISD Bus Accident
9:46 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Collision Kills SAISD Bus Driver in Front of Wagner High School

Bexar County Sherriff’s Deputies stand in front of the SAISD bus that crashed into the fence of two homes. The female driver was killed. Two students sustained minor injuries.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

The accident happened around 8:00 a.m. at Foster Rd. and Candle Meadow. Bexar County Sheriff’s Lt. Jose Trevino said the SAISD bus was traveling north on Foster when witnesses say the driver appeared to lose control and the bus jumped the median.

“It collided head-on with the Judson School District bus that was going south on Foster," said Trevino. "The San Antonio bus then kept going and collided with the fence of two residences here.”

The unidentified 63-year-old female driver was killed, it’s unknown if a medical condition caused the accident or her death.

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SAISD Construction
3:08 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Bond Renovations Begin on the First of 22 SAISD Schools

SAISD Interim Superintendent Sylvester Perez speaks at Bella Cameron Elementary. The school is one of 22 to receive major upgrades and renovations to the campus.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

After spending nearly two years on planning, design and gathering community input, the money from the SAISD’s 2010 Bond is starting to dig deep.

Some of the 22 SAISD facilities receiving drastic renovations are 100 years old. SAISD Interim Superintendent Sylvester Perez said updates will allow students to have the same opportunities as other school districts.

“Not just modernizing them," said Perez, " but meeting the educational needs of the 21st century."

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SAISD Encourages Fitness
1:55 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

SAISD Encouraging Physical Fitness Through Zumba in School and Community

Loukisha Lewis leads a group of 38 women in Zumba at Rogers Elementary. The group previously used Edison High School across the street but moved to Rogers for the bigger space in the gym.
Joey Palacios Texas Public Radio

Encouraging residents to become fit and healthy has been a major goal for the city, and  San Antonio Independent School District is now joining in. The district is certifying each of its P.E. teachers in Zumba to promote a healthy lifestyle for students and to offer free classes to the community.

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