Canyon Lake HS warns parents another teacher may have had ‘inappropriate communication’ with a student
Principal Mark Oberholtzer told parents in a letter on Tuesday that he had learned the day before about allegations of a teacher, Orlando Naumann, having engaged in “inappropriate communication” with a student. Naumann resigned in the face of an investigation, but has not been charged or arrested.
Champion High School teacher resigns after admitting to inappropriate communications with students, district says
A Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School teacher resigned over the weekend after admitting she had inappropriate communications with students, Boerne Independent School District officials said.
BISD eyes lower tax rate
The proposed tax rate the Boerne ISD trustees will consider and vote on in a couple of days is unchanged from when the trustees set the 2022-23 budget in June. Chief Financial Officer Wes Scott confirmed to The Star that the proposed rate – which will be the subject of a public hearing during the board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 – is $1.1786 for every $100 ofboernestar.com
BISD students are the STAARS
Boerne ISD students continue to outpace their regional and state peers when it comes to STAAR testing. During the August board of trustees meeting, Chief Instructional Officer Larissa Flores reviewed 2021-22 data and said that in general, today’s students have recovered the knowledge lost during the COVID-19 pandemic and are faring better when compared to others. “We want ourboernestar.com
With Boerne ISD teachers earning more than the average Texas and Kendall County wage earner but less than their state peers … are their salaries adequate to live comfortably in our local financial cli
/With Boerne ISD teachers earning more than the average Texas and Kendall County wage earner but less than their state peers … are their salaries adequate to live comfortably in our local financial climate?boernestar.com
Last month, Boerne ISD announced it may place its third bond issue in 9 years on the May 2022 ballot to seek funds for new schools and other needs due to expected enrollment growth. At this time, woul
/Last month, Boerne ISD announced it may place its third bond issue in 9 years on the May 2022 ballot to seek funds for new schools and other needs due to expected enrollment growth. At this time, would you vote in favor of or against such a bond measure?boernestar.com
In Kendall County, public facilities – including the courthouse, city buildings and Boerne ISD schools – continue to require masks be worn to enter. Should these entities update their COVID-19 policie
/In Kendall County, public facilities – including the courthouse, city buildings and Boerne ISD schools – continue to require masks be worn to enter. Should these entities update their COVID-19 policies to make mask wearing a choice?boernestar.com
These San Antonio area school districts will still require students to wear face coverings
SAN ANTONIO – Private and public businesses and service centers are beginning to announce their own changes to COVID-19 safety protocol following Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement of the state’s “100% reopening.” Since then, area school districts have explained their safety protocols going forward. Bandera ISD - The district said it will not change its current COVID-19 safety protocols following Abbott’s announcement. South San Antonio ISD - South San ISD will continue to include required mask usage as part of COVID-19 safety protocols. This list will be updated as more schools in the area begin to examine their own COVID-19 safety protocols.
School closures in San Antonio due to winter weather
This story is frequently updated as new school closures are reported in San Antonio. As San Antonio and the surrounding areas endure subfreezing temperatures and rolling blackouts, local schools are adjusting class days. RELATED: San Antonio forecast to see up to 2 inches of snowThese are the school districts and university campuses that have already announced changes do to inclement weather. The Arc of San Antonio : The Arc of San Antonio Adult Life Enrichment program will be closed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. South San ISD: South San ISD will operate virtually Monday, February 15.mysanantonio.com
These San Antonio-area schools, colleges announce changes, closures
SAN ANTONIO – Following last week’s icy conditions and power outages, schools are still announcing changes and closures this week. Great Hearts San Antonio Schools - Classes expected to resume on Monday, Feb. 22. Premier High School San Antonio Windcrest - Classes resuming on Monday, Feb. 22. Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD - All SCUC ISD campuses will be open on Monday, Feb. 22 for both In Person and at-home learning. South San ISD - South San ISD campuses and offices will be closed through Friday.
Elementary school principal, middle school counselor in Boerne ISD earn state-wide honors
Dr. Ferdinand L. Herff Elementary School Principal Tanya Tate was named the Counselor Advocate of the Year, while Capt. Mark Tyler Voss Middle School Counselor Denise Nipper earned Middle School Counselor of the Year. BOERNE, Texas – An elementary school principal and a middle school counselor in the Boerne Independent School District have both been selected for statewide awards from the Texas School Counselor Association, a press release said. Tanya Tate, principal of Dr. Ferdinand L. Herff Elementary School was named Counselor Advocate of the Year, and Denise Nipper, a school counselor for Capt. Mark Tyler Voss Middle School, was selected as Middle School Counselor of the Year.
Boerne ISD to vaccinate 70 employees for COVID-19 through partnership with University Health
SAN ANTONIO – Some employees with the Boerne Independent School District will receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to district officials. Boerne ISD, in partnership with the San Antonio University Health System, will vaccinate 70 employees that were selected, based on if they qualify under the phase 1B criteria. “We are especially grateful to the generosity of the University Health System and their efforts to make the vaccine available for our employees. The school will continue seeking other opportunities to vaccinate more of its employees in the coming weeks. RELATED: Some San Antonio teachers, school employees to get COVID-19 vaccine this week through University Health
Three Boerne ISD students chosen as part of NASA’s Texas High School Aerospace program
BOERNE, Texas – Three Boerne-Champion High School students have been selected to be part of a prestigious NASA aerospace program, the Boerne Independent School District said. Juniors Tyler Dennis, Robert “Sy” Gutierrez, and Jonathan Segura will work with teams at NASA on lunar colonization as part of the NASA Texas High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) Program. The press release said as part of the year-long program the students will receive interactive lessons related to space exploration, earth science, technology and aeronautics. “I am so excited for Tyler, Sy, and Jonathan to have been selected for this amazing program,” said Champion Science Teacher Amanda Pelletier. “The High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program is highly regarded by science professionals and is sought out by top students across Texas.
Boerne ISD confirms first positive COVID-19 case since start of in-person learning
BOERNE, Texas – Boerne ISD officials have confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at Champion High School. The individual who tested positive for the virus is advised to follow health guidelines and will need to undergo a quarantine, according to Boerne ISD. Parents are also aware of the positive COVID-19 case and if their student has been exposed. Boerne ISD said it is working to sanitize areas of the building occupied by the person who tested positive. RELATED: Majority of Boerne ISD students return to school Wednesday for in-person learning
Majority of Boerne ISD students return to school Wednesday for in-person learning
BOERNE, Texas – Wednesday is the first day back at school for students in the Boerne Independent School District. When parents were polled from the district if they wanted their students to return for in-person learning, 77% of parents said they wanted their children back in the classroom. Bryan Benway, Director of Communications for Boerne ISD said the district has taken several steps to ensure social distancing will take place at the school. “We highly encourage parents if possible to bring their kids to school,” Benway said. Some Boerne students start first day of virtual learning:
Boerne ISD to reopen campuses on Aug. 12 following Texas AGs legal guidance
BOERNE, TX Boerne ISD announced Tuesday that, based on legal guidance from the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, all of its schools would be allowed to open on Aug. 12 with both in-person and online learning. The district confirmed in a letter to all parents at Van Raub and Fair Oaks Ranch elementary schools that class would be held in Boerne ISD classrooms following Paxton's decision. According to a statement from Boerne ISD, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health Departments health directive, issued July 17, delayed the opening of on-campus instruction until Sept. 7 for all schools in Bexar County. Additionally, the Texas Education Agency stated that campuses that did not offer an in-person educational opportunity would not be funded. Related: Texas Attorney General says local health authorities cannot indiscriminately shut down schools
Some school districts having issues with Metro Health directive
Some school districts having issues with Metro Health directivePublished: July 23, 2020, 6:21 pmBoerne ISD wants to open two campuses for face-to-face instruction but a directive from Metro Health is complicating things for the district.
School districts at edge of Bexar County face different sets of rules
Boerne When school starts on Aug. 12, most parents of Boerne ISD students will have a choice whether to send their kids back or keep them home to learn remotely. So, those two campuses will be playing by a different set of rules than the other districts other 10 schools, no matter what parents might have picked otherwise. The same day, Metro Health Medical Director Dr. Junda Woo issued a directive, forbidding in-person instruction on Bexar County school campuses. The affected Comal ISD schools are: Indian Springs Elementary, Specht Elementary, Timberwood Park Elementary, Kinder Ranch Elementary, and Pieper Ranch Middle School. In a letter to parents on July 17, Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim said he wanted to clearly state that I disagree with this directive.
Boerne ISD to start Aug. 12 with in-person and e-learning for students
SAN ANTONIO – Despite an assurance from the Texas Education Agency that schools could offer remote-only instruction without losing funding, Boerne ISD plans to go forward with an option for students to attend in person. According to school district officials, families can choose to do traditional in-person learning or the Boerne E-learning option for their students. The school year for Boerne ISD is slated to begin August 12. According to Boerne ISD, parents can make their selection in their child’s Skyward Family Access Account and will need to make a separate selection for each child in the family. San Antonio doctor, teacher, psychologist weigh in‘It’s going to be an all hands on deck situation,’: Northside ISD superintendent says on school reopenings
Boerne ISD names new principal at Kendall Elementary
BOERNE, Texas – The Boerne Independent School District has announced its new principal for Kendall Elementary School. Shelene Livas is currently the principal at Ketelsen Elementary School in the Houston Independent School District and was approved by the Boerne ISD Board of Trustees on Monday. A press release said Livas’ educational career includes 21 years of service that is devoted to creating rich learning opportunities for students and helping teachers develop their craft. She has worked as a campus principal, assistant principal, interdisciplinary instructional coach, instructional specialist, and bilingual teacher during her career, the press release said. Livas is scheduled to officially begin in July.
Free drive-up Wi-Fi hotspots available on Boerne ISD campuses
BOERNE, Texas – Boerne ISD is offering free drive-up Wi-Fi hotspots for students amid the coronavirus pandemic. Students can drive up to the hotspots located at Champion High School, Fabra Elementary School, Boerne High School and Boerne Middle School South to utilize the Wi-Fi, according to school officials. Champion High School Wi-Fi hotspot (Boerne ISD)Students will be able to access the internet in the parking lot of any of those campuses, free of charge. However, when doing so, Boerne ISD officials is also reminding students to continue practicing social distancing and to follow health guidelines. Fabra Elementary School Wi-Fi hotspot (Boerne ISD)COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
San Antonio area school delays: Check the list
SAN ANTONIO – The following school districts have announced delays for the start of school Tuesday due to arctic weather:Comfort ISD will start on a 2 hour delay. Boerne ISD: 2-hour delay. Harper ISD: 2-hour delay. Fredericksburg ISD: 2-hour delayDoss CCSD: 2-hour delayHunt ISD: Classes will start at 10 a.m. and buses will run on a 2-hour delay. Kerrville ISD: 2-hour delayIngram ISD: 2-hour delayBlanco ISD: 2-hour delayBandera ISD: 2-hour delaySan Marcos Academy: 2-hour delayCheck back here for more updates.