SAISD Trustee Elections: Stay the Course or Put on the Brakes?

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With a crowded field for three trustee seats, the San Antonio ISD school board elections on May 4 are poised to be a referendum on recent efforts to turn around the struggling district—either to stay the course with non-traditional strategies… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Incumbent SAISD Board Members Go All-in on Union Questionnaire

Patti Radle on Election Day 2018, preparing to lead students to the polls

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On February 22 at 5 PM and 6 PM, the two San Antonio ISD board incumbents up for re-election, Patti Radle and Christina… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Like Master Teachers, SAISD’s New Network Principals Can Advance in the Jobs They Love

Hall Monitor: Lamar Elementary Principal Brian Sparks having lunch with students | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Promotions have long been one of the most unfortunate aspects of the education profession. If a talented teacher wants to advance beyond a… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Texans Can Academies at Highlands High School: Another Charter Operator to Set Up Shop in San Antonio ISD

[Hall Monitor] Texans Can Academies at Highlands High School: Another Charter Operator to Set Up Shop in San Antonio ISD | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. San Antonio ISD is taking aim at its largest producer of high school dropouts: Highlands High School. With a dropout rate of 12–16… Continue Reading

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 a great opportunity for students. San Antonio ISD wants to partner with Democracy Prep Public Schools, a… 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

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

School board elections 2013: San Antonio ISD

Four seats on the San Antonio ISD Board of Trustees are on the May 11 ballot; two incumbents have drawn opponents, but only one race (District 4) is truly contested. District 1: Steve Lecholop (campaign website) is running unopposed; trustee… Continue Reading