School board elections 2014: North East ISD

Three seats on the North East ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 10 ballot; one race is contested. District 3: Sandi Wolff is running unopposed; President Susan Galindo withdrew from the race. District 7: Brigitte Perkins is running unopposed. District… Continue Reading

Five San Antonio charter schools tagged “improvement required” under new state accountability ratings

The Texas Education Agency recently released a new set of accountability ratings for Texas school districts and campuses. This is the first set of ratings based on STAAR standardized testing data. (See this earlier post for a discussion of previous ratings.)… Continue Reading

Leadership change at South San Antonio ISD

Back in May, with the help of unflappable Express-News writer Francisco Vara-Orta, we observed the dysfunction and factionalism on the board of South San Antonio ISD. (Read more in this earlier post.) The question then: When would the South San school board fire Superintendent… Continue Reading

Turmoil on an elected school board: South San Antonio ISD

Good governance, and doing what’s right for the students, is a challenge for every school board, whether elected (as at traditional school districts) or appointed (as at charter schools in Texas). But it’s disturbing to read about the level of… Continue Reading

School board election results 2013: Harlandale ISD

As a result of the May 11 election, the Harlandale ISD Board of Trustees will welcome three new members. “New trustees bracing for Harlandale’s issues”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, May 13, 2013. District 1: Juan Mancha defeated Joshua Cerna. District 2: Christine Ann… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: Express-News endorsements in Harlandale ISD

It is good to finally see a viable opponent challenging Joshua Cerna, who has served as the District 1 board member for more than 10 years. Cerna has been an embarrassment to the district for too long. One of the… 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

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

School board elections 2013: Northside ISD

Three seats on the Northside ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; one race is contested. UPDATE: “Northside board president faces challenger”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, April 26, 2013. District 5: Katie Reed is running for… Continue Reading

School board elections 2013: Harlandale ISD

Four seats on the Harlandale ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; three races are contested. UPDATE: “Harlandale ISD elections a street fight under the radar”, Francisco Vara-Orta, San Antonio Express-News, April 29, 2013; “Harlandale Board needs… Continue Reading