BASIS Independent Brooklyn and BASIS Independent Silicon Valley for 2014-15

BASIS San Antonio opened this fall, joining BASIS charter schools in Arizona and Washington, D.C.; read more in this earlier post about the dedication ceremony. Now BASIS is expanding in a different direction, opening independent schools in New York and California: BASIS Independent Brooklyn and BASIS Independent… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio Boosters mailing list

A BASIS Boosters group is now forming in San Antonio.  As mentioned in this earlier post, every BASIS campus has a parent group—the BASIS Boosters—dedicated to building community and providing extra support for the students and teachers. Sign up for… 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

Stuff I learned at the BASIS San Antonio information session last night

Stuff I learned at last night’s information session for BASIS San Antonio: They’ve hired an operations manager. She’s currently in Arizona doing training, and will relocate to San Antonio in late March. They’re doing the paperwork to buy the real estate for the… Continue Reading