New leadership takes reign at South San ISD after board president voted out
South San Antonio Independent School District is turning a new leaf after months of turmoil with its leadership. This week, the interim superintendent addressed the board for the first time, and a group of board members voted themselves into leadership positions.
Power struggle continues among South San ISD top leaders
South San ISD leaders held a special meeting Monday to discuss the possibility of placing the school Superintendent Marc Puig on paid administrative leave and asking the Texas Education Agency for a monitor, citing a conflict of interest with the recently placed monitor.
South San ISD board members call for special meeting following comments heard on open mic
Three South San ISD board of trustees have requested a special meeting to discuss comments captured by an open mic following the end of a regular meeting and just before the start of a closed meeting on November 17th.
Students showing up distracted, stressed and sometimes depressed due to pandemic, social workers say
Students are still dealing with the effects of the pandemic. They’re showing up to school distracted, stressed and sometimes depressed. A program at South San ISD provides the tools to manage emotions and save lives.
South San ISD delays next move phase-in process after positivity rate rises in Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – South San Antonio Independent School District is delaying its next move in its phase-in process since the COVID-19 positivity rate in Bexar County is now over 5% again. And we always knew that if the data showed a higher risk, that we would adjust their schedule,” said Jenny Suniga Collier, public information officer of South San ISD. Metro Health currently deems the school risk moderate, a week after it was considered low because the positivity rate rose above the 5% benchmark in a matter of days. San Antonio ISD said it also would not allow more students in classrooms. District officials are waiting for local health data to show a positivity rate of 5% or less for two weeks.
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.
South San ISD Board President Connie Prado Seeks Alamo Colleges Seat
South San Antonio Independent School District Board President Connie Prado filed to run for the Alamo Colleges District 4 board seat, putting her position on the school board in question past the May 2020 election. I have already told my constituency, back when I ran in 2016 [for South San trustee], this would be my last term, Prado said Tuesday. Prado said she will step down from her role as board president and ask her fellow board members to elect a new president. Having a seat on the Alamo Colleges board gives Prado the opportunity to impact a larger community, she said. Now I am looking out for the welfare of more kids than just those in South San.therivardreport.com
Separation agreement reveals new details about South San ISD superintendent's resignation
San Antonio - The South San ISD school board of trustees accepted Superintendent Alexandro Flores' resignation Tuesday, after less than a year on the job. Trustees Mandy Martinez, District 1, Louis Ybarra Jr., District 2, and Elda Flores, District 7, announced their resignations shortly before the vote to accept Flores' resignation. Read the separation agreement below:Alejandro Flores Seperation Agreement by David Ibanez on ScribdAn interim superintendent has been appointed until one is chosen. So far, South San ISD has spent more than $2.6 million on reopening the schools. A total of 8,450 students are enrolled at South San ISD as of Tuesday; at this time last year, 8,811 students were enrolled.
Mobile mental wellness pilot program begins at South San ISD
SAN ANTONIO - Earlier this year, South San ISD students spoke up and asked the board of the trustees for more mental health services in their school. RELATED: South San ISD students ask board to move money to fund mental health programsThe district has now teamed up with six local agencies to bring a mental wellness mobile unit to their campus. A pilot program has begun and is located at Athens Elementary. "It's unlike anything ever offered and I think it's a blessing in itself that it's occurring here," said South San ISD behavior specialist Susan Arciniega. If the pilot program is successful the goal is to expand the service to all school districts.