Edgewood ISD votes to close schools amid low enrollment, lack of funding
No more than 24 hours after another local school district voted to shut down more than a dozen schools, Edgewood Independent School District is the latest San Antonio-area public district to close schools amid low enrollment and lack of funding.
Edgewood ISD officer who put knee on neck of teen previously dismissed from BCSO for excessive force
An Edgewood Independent School District police officer seen on cell phone camera footage kneeling on the neck of a teenager late last year had previously been dismissed by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for excessive force, personnel records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
Students return to class in Edgewood ISD as district focuses on security, enrollment
Monday is the first day of school for the Edgewood Independent School District and representatives said they are excited for the new school year. The district spoke to KSAT12 about a variety of topics, including those ranging from security to some of its newest programs.
Students, faculty at West Side middle school run combined 83 miles in honor of Uvalde shooting victims
Students and faculty at a middle school in the Edgewood Independent School District came together in a special and unique way on Thursday, following the tragic events that unfolded in Uvalde earlier this week.
Edgewood ISD teachers to receive first round of COVID-19 vaccine, district says
Edgewood Independent School District is teaming up with University Health System to provide 100 COVID-19 vaccines for their teachers, according to the school district. “I’m grateful for the collaboration between Edgewood ISD and University Health System. “We deeply value our EISD teachers who have had to transition and adjust so frequently to new teaching methods during this pandemic. I’m glad we can start with 100 and hope to bring more vaccines to our staff and community.”The teachers who will be receiving the COVID-19 vaccine fall under the current COVID-19 Phase 1B of vaccine allocation, according to the school district. RELATED: Here’s how you can register for the COVID-19 vaccine in San Antonio
Edgewood ISD to offer mass testing to staff members, students at one high school
SAN ANTONIO – Edgewood Independent School District will kick off mass COVID-19 testing at the John F. Kennedy High School as a part of the Community Labs testing program. The program has helped get testing to students and staff at other schools and is now partnering with Texas A&M University-San Antonio to help even more districts in Bexar County. The goal of the testing is to identify staff and students on campus who may have the virus but are not showing symptoms. Calderon-Lugo said the district has a plan in place should a staff member or student test positive. The district hopes to expand the testing to the entire district eventually.
Edgewood ISD to begin testing students, staff for COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – Edgewood Independent School District officials announced Tuesday that the district would begin testing students and staff members for COVID-19. The district said in a statement that the first phase of the testing process will begin at 7:15 a.m. for teachers and 8:15 a.m. for students on Wednesday at John F. Kennedy High School Auditorium. Eduardo Hernández, superintendent of Edgewood ISD, said the testing will allow district members to slow the spread of the virus in the area. “The collaboration with Community Labs and the ASPIRE Network, allows us to put in place additional safety measures for our students and staff, which is always our main priority," Hernández said. Related: Bexar County election workers given free COVID-19 testing
Edgewood ISD using new app to screen and monitor students, staff and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms
SAN ANTONIO – The Edgewood Independent School District is using a tool to keep track of students, staff and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. The district began using the DrOwl app last week. “Each time they log into the app, their child’s name pops up and then they can answer the screening questions that we have embedded in the app,” Gamez said. If someone marks that they have COVID-19 symptoms, the staff is made aware of it. Around 2,000 students are back at Edgewood ISD schools for in-person instruction.
District develops 3 plans families can choose from for students returning to school
Edgewood Independent School District is getting ready to welcome additional students back for in-person learning on Monday as part of its third phase. Students who will be attending in-person learning previously selected the on-campus learning option on the Back-to-School Commitment Form that went out over the summer. The other model we have is an on-campus model. First day of in-person learning for high-risk students, including students with specialized needs, English Language Learners, and students without access to reliable WiFi. More students allowed to return to on-campus learning, including students whose families selected the on-campus learning option on the Back-to-School Commitment Form that went out over the Summer and closed Sept. 25.
Edgewood ISD creates a one-stop shop for basic necessities for students, families
SAN ANTONIO – Edgewood Independent School District and Eagle’s Flight Advocacy and Outreach are coming together to create a one-stop shop for families and students in need. Tuesday marked the grand opening of the Rogena Reed Carver Community Resource Center, a joint venture to ensure Edgewood ISD students and families have the resources the basic necessities. Pamela Allen of Eagles' Flight Advocacy and Outreach said the idea for the Resource Center came out of the district’s police department’s desire to better serve kids in the community. Currently, the center houses a food pantry, clothing closet, baby pantry and laundry service center all under one roof. Related: Mother of son killed during ambush raises awareness about resources needed for troubled teens
Burleson School for Innovation and Education brings transition students back on campus
SAN ANTONIO – When a special education student graduates from high school, that transition into the real world can be a little tough. The Edgewood Independent School District’s Burleson School for Innovation and Education helps special needs students ages 18-21 make that transition easier and help them reach life goals. A graphic t-shirt print shop and bike repair shop help them gain niche work skills. An outdoor garden on campus isn’t just a place to relax, but a workspace that teaches students how to grow and take care of plants. Typically, the program has about 30 students on campus, but this Fall only about half of them are coming back for in-person learning.
Edgewood ISD board votes to extend online-only learning into October
SAN ANTONIO – Edgewood Independent School District board members voted to extend remote-only learning until October 9. The district had planned to be online-only for the first four weeks of school but decided to extend to eight weeks. EISD is one of the first San Antonio-area school districts to announce an extension of remote-only learning past the initial four weeks. The South San ISD school board voted on July 22 to have remote-only learning for the first eight weeks of school beginning on Aug. 12. The latest guidance from the Texas Education Agency says school districts can extend to remote-only learning to eight weeks if approved by the school board.
Facebook post from Edgewood ISD trustee shows man in noose, children pulling on rope
SAN ANTONIO – A trustee with the Edgewood Independent School District is accused of making a Facebook post over the weekend in which a man was pictured with his head in a noose and two children pulling on the other end of the rope. I am sorry.”Edgewood ISD Trustee Dina Serrano. “I am extremely disappointed by the poor judgment demonstrated by a member of the Edgewood ISD School Board. “The EISD School Board will not overlook any type of behavior that is considered offensive. This does not reflect the Edgewood ISD Board of Trustees nor the Edgewood Independent School District.
Edgewood ISD suspends summer workouts amid COVID-19 spike
SAN ANTONIO – The Edgewood Independent School District is the latest San Antonio area district to suspend summer athletic camps in the wake of a spike of COVID-19 cases in Bexar County. Robert Gomez, Athletic Director for Edgewood ISD, announced Monday that all summer strength, conditioning and skills camps at all district campuses were suspended until further notice. Edgewood is one of a handful of local districts or schools that have suspended summer workouts amid the pandemic. Burbank High School suspended their athletic program for a week, while Harlandale ISD and San Marcos CISD suspended summer strength and conditioning programs indefinitely. The UIL allowed workouts to begin on June 8 under certain guidelines.
Affidavit: Man who stole autographed Tim Duncan shoes tied to thefts at San Antonio schools
SAN ANTONIO – A man who San Antonio police say stole autographed Tim Duncan basketball shoes from a local mattress store is accused of stealing laptops from a school district days later. Medina was first arrested Monday in the alleged theft of the basketball shoes on May 14 at Miracle Mattress. Affidavit: Man stole autographed Tim Duncan shoes from mattress store, put them on OfferUp the next dayDistrict police went to a pawn shop the following day and the manager said a man tried to sell “numerous” graphing calculators, the affidavit states. Surveillance footage captured him taking the autographed shoes, worth $7,500, from a display case and running out the back door, the affidavit states. The following day, the man put the shoes up for sale in the online marketplace OfferUp, investigators said.
Edgewood ISD serves 150K+ meals to students as campuses remain closed
SAN ANTONIO – More than 150,000 meals have been handed out to students in the Edgewood Independent School District as area schools near six weeks of distant learning due to the pandemic. A spokesperson with Edgewood said a total of 152,081 meals have been handed out, including 66,610 breakfast meals, 82,239 lunches and 3,232 snacks. “We are so proud of our child nutrition staff for all of their work,” the spokesperson said. Magik Theatre offering virtual activities, yoga, classes for kids while they’re away from schoolTo see where San Antonio-area students can receive free meals as they’re away from school campuses, click here. Greg Abbott extended school closures until at least May 4 as people continue social distancing efforts.
Edgewood ISD school board approves compensation resolution for all staff
SAN ANTONIO – The Edgewood Independent School District (EISD) school board unanimously approved a compensation resolution that will allow the district to continue to pay all staff during the district closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Edgewood ISD will be closed through April 24. For any work performed over 40 hours per week, overtime compensation will be paid in accordance with federal law. However, academic instruction for students continues via the following distance-learning website or instructional packets. Breakfast and lunch to go curbside meals will also continue to be distributed from 7:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Edgewood ISD students receive free dental care
SAN ANTONIO – About 250 Edgewood Independent School District second-grade students received free preventive oral health care on Friday from dental students and residents of UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. The dental clinic is being held in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Edgewood ISD students receive free dental care
Edgewood ISD students receive free dental carePublished: February 14, 2020, 1:21 pmAbout 250 Edgewood Independent School District second-grade students received free preventive oral health care on Friday from dental students and residents of UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry.
Edgewood ISD 3rd grader leading sock drive for local non-profit
SAN ANTONIO – An Edgewood Independent School District third grader is helping children in need by leading her very own sock drive for a local non-profit. Persephone Garcia, 3rd-grade student at Cisneros Elementary, is donating clothing to The Children’s Shelter to help children stay warm this winter season. “So I wrote a letter to my principal asking if I can do a sock drive and she said yes,” Garcia said. “I can’t wait for them to get their socks,” Garcia said. They’re going to love them!”If you are interested in donating socks to Persephone’s Sock Drive, you can drop them off at the Roy Cisneros Elementary front office or contact the campus at 210-444-7850.