San Antonio ISD’s District-Charter Partnership with Democracy Prep at Stewart Elementary

San Antonio ISD Considering a District-Charter Partnership with Democracy Prep at Stewart Elementary | San Antonio Charter Moms

“URGENT ACTION ALERT,” the headline said. “CHARTER INVASION OF SAISD.” On the contrary, it’s not a charter invasion—it’s a charter rescue mission, and it’s great opportunity for students. San Antonio ISD wants to partner with Democracy Prep Public Schools, a high-performing… Continue Reading

Guide to Elected Officials for Parent-Advocates at Great Hearts San Antonio: 2018 Edition

Guide to Elected Officials for Parent-Advocates at Great Hearts San Antonio: 2018 Edition | San Antonio Charter Moms

If you are a Great Hearts San Antonio parent (or supporter), and you want to invite elected officials to tour your school, or you want to contact them and share stories about your school, how do you know who to… Continue Reading

Superintendent Sylvester Perez now has a permanent position at SAISD

A few weeks ago, the board of trustees of San Antonio ISD voted to name interim superintendent Sylvester Perez as the lone finalist (earlier post); last night, the board voted unanimously to give Perez a permanent contract. “Perez given permanent position leading SAISD”, Maria… Continue Reading

Results for the May 11 school board elections in Bexar County

The votes are in—here are the results for the May 11 school board races in Bexar County: Alamo Heights ISD Place 1: Joseph Dubrof Place 2: John Tippit  Harlandale ISD Place 1: Juan Mancha over Joshua J. Cerna Place 3: Erma V. Casarez over Esequiel… Continue Reading

School board election results 2013: San Antonio ISD adds Lecholop and Valdez

The May 11 school board elections added two new faces to the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees. District 1: Steve Lecholop (campaign website) replaces trustee Rubén Cuero, who did not seek re-election. District 3: Incumbent Debra Guerrero (Facebook) will return.… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: Express-News endorsements in San Antonio ISD

Very timely advice today, on the last day of early voting: Voters eligible to vote in these low-profile but high-stakes school board races need to take the time to cast a ballot. This is important. The decisions made by school… Continue Reading

Early voting underway for school board elections

Early voting started this week for the May 11 election, which includes school board elections for seven local school districts. For more information about how to vote, see Bexar County Elections or the early voting guide at the San Antonio Express-News. Alamo… 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

Coverage of the May 11 school board elections in Bexar County

Seven school districts in Bexar County are electing new board members on May 11. (Early voting runs from April 29 through May 7; more information at Bexar County Elections.) Learn more about the races: Alamo Heights ISD Harlandale ISD Judson… Continue Reading