TEA begins Southside ISD board of managers selection process

Applications being accepted through March 13

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

AUSTIN, Texas - Applications are being accepted online for people seeking to serve on the Southside Independent School District board of managers, the Texas Education Agency announced Monday.

An application is available on the TEA website and on the Southside ISD website.

The application period runs through March 13.

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath on Dec. 1 notified Southside ISD of his decision to lower the district's 2015-2016 accreditation status to accredited-warned. Morath also advised district officials of his decision to appoint a board of managers and conservator because of the lowered accreditation.

A majority of the board of managers must consist of members of the Southside ISD community. The board will replace the current elected board of trustees and be responsible for overseeing the management of the school district. Morath will also appoint an interim superintendent.

TEA will host a pre-selection board of managers training session from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18 at the Southside ISD administration office at 1460 Martinez Losoya Road.

Community members are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the session.

For more information about the selection process, including an online application, click here.

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