Edgewood ISD working hard to improve accreditation

State's expectations are 'laser-focused' on student outcomes

SAN ANTONIO – A local area school district with a recent history of troubles is trying to start a new chapter.

A state-appointed board of managers and superintendent are now in control after discord among the elected board of trustees caused the Texas Education Agency to lower the district's accreditation.

Dr. Sylvester Perez, who retired from the San Antonio Independent School District in May 2015 came out of retirement to serve as interim superintendent.

Perez said the state's expectations are "laser-focused" on student outcomes, though student performance was not what prompted state intervention.

"It was a simple issue of governance where frankly some of the adults in my opinion lost their way and the focus was not on children but on other issues," Dr. Perez said.

Edgewood ISD however isn't the only district with the TEA looking over its shoulder.

A state-appointed conservator is overseeing the South San Independent School District, and the Southside Independent School District is also undergoing a special accreditation investigation.

Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information on this developing story.

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