Charter school welcomes students back to campus after TEA closure

San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity closed before spring break

By Stephanie Serna - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - Spring break is over and school has resumed for most districts, including the San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity District.

The Texas Education Agency lifted a suspension last week; the district had been shut down just before spring break.

The move came after inspection reports showed that there were rats in eating areas at one school and that other schools had been serving food despite not having hot water.

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Nina Hessbrook has two sons at Monticello Academy, part of the SASIC District.

She said she was glad to bring her sons back to school on Monday.

"I'm very elated," Hessbrook said. "I just love the fact that there are smaller classes. I love the fact that the school is smaller. It's a family feel. Smaller is better."

Hessbrook said she did make arrangements at another school as a backup plan after hearing about the SASIC closure. But when the TEA lifted the suspension last week, she said she wanted her children back at their school.

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"I just figure they are happy here. They are actually learning," she said. "They like the small classroom setting, only about 10-15 kids a class, that's very rare."

The SASIC District released this statement on Monday:

The district has given TEA the required documents that were needed to lift the suspension. SASIC District campuses are all operating accordingly to TEA's guidelines. They are very confident in letting the public, as well as the parents know that they are operating in a safe environment and are serving healthy meals.

In a letter to the superintendent last week, the TEA appointed a monitor who will make sure the district submits monthly compliance forms and maintains safe food practices.

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