The Banker studies SAISD Pres Ed Garza’s real estate deals and finds them “incredible” as in “not credible”

UPDATE: The Banker interviewed Ed Garza and made some corrections: “A Review of SAISD President Ed Garza’s Real Estate Deals”, Bankers Anonymous, June 6, 2013; my subsequent post. The Banker, who blogs at Bankers Anonymous, has a personal interest in the success… Continue Reading

SAISD offers the job to interim superintendent Sylvester Perez

After a high-profile search for an outside candidate (e.g., earlier post), San Antonio ISD has offered a permanent job to interim superintendent Sylvester Perez. Coverage: “SAISD board taps interim superintendent Perez”, Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News, May 20, 2013 (paywall); “SAISD board… Continue Reading

Fallout from SAISD superintendent finalist’s withdrawal

Last week, Dr. Manuel Isquierdo (current superintendent of Sunnyside USD in Tucson, Arizona) withdrew his name from consideration for the job of San Antonio ISD superintendent after public discussion of his record of personal financial and legal problems; see earlier post.… Continue Reading

Reactions to SAISD superintendent finalist Isquierdo

UPDATE: Isquierdo withdrew his name from consideration this afternoon; interim Superintendent Sylvester Perez will remain through the 2013-14 school year. “Isquierdo withdraws candidacy for SAISD superintendent”, Maria Luisa Cesar, San Antonio Express-News, April 12, 2013; “Letter from Board President regarding… Continue Reading

SAISD superintendent finalist Isquierdo has baggage

Earlier this week, the San Antonio ISD board presented Dr. Manuel L. Isquierdo as their pick for superintendent. See earlier post. Now we learn that Isquierdo owes money to the IRS and has racked up an assortment of traffic violations in Tucson. “SAISD superintendent finalist owed… Continue Reading

Dr. Manuel Isquierdo sole finalist for SAISD superintendent

The San Antonio ISD board of trustees voted last night to name Dr. Manuel L. Isquierdo (current superintendent of Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona) as the sole finalist for the position of superintendent. “Trustees pick new boss for SAISD”, Abe… Continue Reading