Three Edgewood board members withdraw resignations

Decision comes day after TEA finds board ineffective

SAN ANTONIO – Three Edgewood ISD board members who stepped down last Friday are withdrawing their resignations.

The decision comes a day after the Texas Education Agency announced its findings into the district.

The TEA said Thursday that the Edgewood ISD board is ineffective and unable to make decisions.

The six-member governing body was consistently deadlocked 3-3 therefore “impeding the district’s ability to govern and make decisions,” the report states. A seventh board member resigned last August and the vacancy has yet to be filled.

Board President Dr. Eddie Rodriguez, Vice President Velma Pena and board Secretary Tina Morales stepped down citing many of the same findings within the TEA report.

The three returning members said they are withdrawing their resignations so that the remaining three members cannot choose their replacements. They also hope to encourage the TEA to continue investigating, specifically a recent audit of the district.

The next Edgewood school board meeting is scheduled for March 8.