Limón returns to work; tackles staffing, insurance at SBCISD

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(Staff photo by Francisco E. Jimenez) Superintendent Antonio G. Limón is shown at the SBCISD John F. Barron Administration Building, where he returned to work on Thursday.

(Staff photo by Francisco E. Jimenez)
Superintendent Antonio G. Limón is shown at the SBCISD John F. Barron Administration Building, where he returned to work on Thursday.

San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón is back on the job after over a year of being on paid suspension.

On Thursday afternoon, the San Benito News caught up with Limón as he worked through stacks of paperwork in the conference room of the John F. Barron Administration Building.

“First of all, I’m very thankful,” Limón said Thursday. “I thank God that I’m back. I’m very happy to be back. It’s been a very busy day and a very productive day. There’s a lot of things that required action, a lot of things we needed to take care of. As you can see, there are a lot of different folders throughout the room, and I’m slowly going through them and trying to get caught up and get ready for next school year.”

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    • The Negotiator on July 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm
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    I truly agree with your blog. This district is going to hell in a hand basket. I don’t understand why the board would even bring Lorenzo Sanchez into the picture. This man doesn’t know his left hand from his right foot! When will things change for the better here in San Benito? I thought these elected persons who are now running our School District would have a better mind set, and make better educated decisions. I always try to have a positive mind set when it comes to our district, but what I hear and see is people looking out for themselves. Mr. Limon and school trustees, when are you folks going to make better decisions for our kids and not yourselves? Stop, and think before you decide; stop worrying about who you’re going to upset or insult, and do what is right. If you think your going to get away with something illegal, think again for your sake and your families.

    • What The Hell Is Going On? on July 14, 2014 at 10:27 pm
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    Mr Limon please follow the rules of engagement regarding Documentation. Verbal conversations don’t count. Be prepared to handle the Blunders you have created in our District.

    A week or two ago I predicted The Granados Group to be on board our District to help with the insurance selection. I understand the cost is possibly $5000+-. Also, another insurance helper is your friend Mr Lorenzo Sanchez, the cost $5000 also. That’s a total of $10,000 of hard earn tax payer money going down the tube. Mr. Limon explain your actions for this decision? Oooh I know what your answer will be,is that the CFO is to busy to do the work. Mr. Limon that’s a Region One, watered down, piss poor answer. Cmon, maybe ask your buddy Mr Sanchez what flaws the current insurance has? Mr. Sanchez doesn’t even have an insurance background, no insurance license, but he was a clerk at Brownsville, maybe that makes him an expert.,

    Maybe it’s time for you to seek work elsewhere, maybe at Region One. You will be happy there doing nothing.

    Oh by the way, BOB just lost the first battle in court with the law suit he has in La Joya. And don’t try to fool us by maybe looking at Jeff, as the new agent. Those guys work as ONE.

    If the new insurance rates your looking for are higher than what we currently have, you can mark another notch as a big blunder to our District.

    • Truth be Told on July 10, 2014 at 9:08 pm
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    Kudos to the new majority in switching clinics! Not only have they caused disruption to the district, they’ve also caused interruption in service. Whereas before, we could visit the clinic on a walk-in basis, I was uphauled at the fact that I was turned away! Going thru a transitional period?!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME! I guess my body will just have to adjust during this ‘transitional period’. Employee health placed on the back burner. Wasn’t that bound to happen?

    • voice of reason on July 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm
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    The next thing to go is the Managed Care Plan and the clinic, we need to speak up and voice our concerns to Super Padilla and Mendez and Hector. Talking to Anna Cruz and Medrano is a waste of our time. why when we finally get a great health plan and the local pharmacies are taking care of us does it have or need to change!!! this is wrong and they should be ashamed.

  1. There you go again just talking crap to discredit board members when in reality most have done much more harm than the insurance letter.. Yes the letter was written and so what, no harm nor money was exchanged or charged to the district. It was retracted and everyone was happy again and more than sure got their pockets lined. The bottom line it was probably unethical but not illegal for a board president to write a letter of such. This whole situation now will cost the district and employees more money. That’s a horrible move and the board should get exposed for it. This board has really lost the confidence of a lot people and we realize we made a huge mistake on who we voted for( Arnold, Leal, Medrano, Anna) members. Trust me is not going to happen again.. Arnold is the biggest disappointment because is more of a puppet than June ever was. Unfortunately our local economy will suffer with the insurance changes and if you don’t believe me ask your local pharmacist. They voiced their concerns and the board members turn the other way!! Good job coalition, keep up the great work!! NOT!!!

    • Give Me A Break on July 8, 2014 at 10:53 am
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    Old maintenance worker you are correct. I had a long talk with Yliana when all that transpired and advised her that her decision to make a change of agent is totally unethical and the perception in our community was unfavorable. You learn by your mistakes, but I will say this about her, this Gal has Vision for SBCISD, and she is a successful educator. She is no raspa, like some of our other members.

      • FOR THE KIDS on July 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm
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      also, Old maintenance worker this blog is not about what happen in the past. I want to make sure that our board is working for the Kids, the Tax Payers. I Don’t know about you but I am keeping a close eye on Limon, and some of those board members and I hate to see when board members are being manipulated. Wake Up Bro.

  2. Your still at it whoever you are? You don’t understand insurance but you recommend no agent, interesting. Let me guess, hire a consultant to do all insurance dealings and leave it up to the staff to work the claims. The coalition can’t even get the superintendent situation correctly and you want no agent to fight for the best deal for us employees.. I’m sorry but it doesn’t make any sense to me. It’s very apparent our district is dysfunctional because of our weak super.. It all begins at the top with the super and the board must all be held accountable for the decisions made in our district. We have never had such a smooth and affordable insurance before SIG came into town and now the Super Arnold( the puppet for Oscar Medrano and Anna )want to bring in Bob Trevino.. I would expect this selfish move by Oscar and Ana never Padilla. All I can say is for the board to think about us employees first instead of themselves..

      • Old maintenance worker on July 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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      Surprised, we are talking about two different animals. I am taking about the major medical . If you think the managed health plan that costs 25 dollars a month and includes all sorts of benefits without copays is a good plan, you can thank a consultant for that not an agent. Working out your claims would be an agent but that is for voluntary insurance products. So thank the right people for your smooth affordable insurance plan, not SiG.

    • Old maintenance worker on July 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm
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    Give me a break, here is a timeline . Yliana gets reelected and a few days letter has a letter written and she signed it changing agents, not insurance just changing agents. Her agent of preference was from SIG insurance. If the insurance was so bad why didn’t she go out for the whole insurance package? She was just concerned about the agent. You know that move blew up on her and she had to eat crow. She tried again later but one of her four didn’t vote with her so she had to eat crow again. I guess it tastes like chicken. So you talk about bringing shame to the family and under table deals?

    • Give Me A Break on July 7, 2014 at 6:52 pm
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    No Agent might be an option if our District was the size of a small Montessori school but you know thats not the case with our top notch school district. You need Agents that are qualified, know what the Hell they are doing and be service oriented. I hope you don’t want some guy from our community that has no true knowledge on health insurance and not being able to service the employees of our District. Hopefully Pete will bid.

    Regarding the high priced agents, please read the past blogs, our current agents saved the District $1.3 Million compared to the other high priced prior agents.

    Let’s just keep an eye Limon, and on the board members. If they can’t explain their actions, that means they are up to no good. Just like when they opened up the insurance with NO explanation. Again, you can’t have a chankla that has no job, dictating to weeker board members what to do. You got to be independent.

    • Give Me a break on July 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm
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    One thing is certain. Theses clowns will be bringing so much shame to our District, and will be bringing shame to their own families. Just because of a possible under the table deals, what an embarrassment too their families Total ignorance.

      • Old maintenance worker on July 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm
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      Once again best solution is no agent! That means even the current under table deals with current agent would end. Yes, I know I don’t understand how insurance works, but I can dream of a world without high priced agents. If we must have one give a local guy like Pete a chance.

  3. Of course they want to bring I their own insurance consult so they can recommend Bob Trevino Insurance. Typical ploy by Limon and the coalition to sneak in Bob’ worthless insurance plan and services..Arnold thinks his smart by striking these deals to get their way. We the people are starting to listen and observe every move these puppets are making and it’s not for the betterment of our district, employees nor students. I really hope if this mess continues TEA will recommend some type of action against these heartless, self centered and greedy board members..

    • Give Me A Break on July 5, 2014 at 6:31 pm
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    Here we go again Boys and Girls. We currently have an Insurance Consultant on board at SBCISD. I understand Limon, and a couple of Chankla Board members are considering adding an additional Insurance Consultant ($$$$) by the name The Granados Group. Two other School districts in the West side of the RGV just hired that firm. Guess what, The Granados Group has very close ties with Bob Trevino / Jeff Everett. Guess what else, Limon might be able to squeeze them in if its under $50,000, before anyone in our District ever hears about it. Remember Granados = Bob Trevino / Jeff Everett. Here is a reminder our District could be heading toooo. Si Se Puede.

    \ just hired that firm

    • natalie on July 5, 2014 at 5:54 pm
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    You should have never be turned away at the clinic for any reason. I agree, but I did vote for this grupo. And they are so malo they are not working for the employees of this district and they only care about El Capitan Trevenio and his $$$$$$$$$$ shame on you Arnold and Angel……….El Cruza lead you around the by your nose…..

    • The Truth on July 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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    Someone said the board must go. Guess what? They’re not going anywhere. These people were elected by voters of San Benito. This community is getting exactly what they voted for with these people. They had this game plan going for over a year before the elections. Just ask one of their relatives. They talk and talk. They are showing that they wanted a piece of the SBCISD pie, and they have it. Qualified and invested people of the community wanted to run for the board, but they listened to these people and stepped back. No one is suprised by any of these shananigins. It was all a matter of time.. Try less than 30 days.
    While we are at it, let us all sit back and see who they hire next.

  4. @Voice Of Reason,
    The problem is these board members are not directly affected by the changes they make to our district. So I guess we must applaud Super Padilla for going with VB on these great deal. Once again, we the employees and our family will suffer because VB can’t handle the work load. What should happen is we as a staff should call the board members when’s there’s issues with the decisions they make affect us and our family’s. These people must be held accountable for the rational decisions they make that directly lines their pockets. I’m a true believer these people don’t not care about employees, students nor the community… Way to go ” Coalition”

    • voice of reason on July 2, 2014 at 5:40 pm
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    I have several friends that went to the clinic yesterday and the new carrier VB turned some of my friends that walked in, away. I also had some that had Saturday’s appointment canceled. You guys watch the insurance is next under Super Padillia’s watch……………..

      • Marie on July 4, 2014 at 12:07 pm
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      I have been PERSONALLY turned away from the PREVIOUS clinic on more than TWO occasions. Sad!

    • voice of reason on June 28, 2014 at 7:34 am
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    Working together you are exactly right it only been two months and these things do take time. that is part of the problem there is literally no time to change and further more no reason. S0 if time and education are what is needed and not given how do you solve the problem. Only one way we as employees have to bend the ears of the board majority, which is real tough when Bob Trevino is making them buy expandable wallets……and Viola Luz is dead on. That video already has someone’s attention that you don’t want to see at your front door……

    • Viola Luz on June 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm
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    This will be the 100th post. The people have shared their concers about corruption, stability, integrity, political debts aka kick backs, scores, SB Board you do your job ethically, and make sure the super gets to work, and quit trying to do political favors. You all saw the video, no one has been indited BUT…….

    • Working together on June 27, 2014 at 9:41 am
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    I understand, but we need to realize that we can’t expect a miracle in 2 months. Budget, insurance etc.. These are things that are going to take time to fix and by blaming each other it’s not going to work. We just need to pray for the best.

      • Truth be Told on July 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm
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      It’s kinda hard to work with crooks, if you ask me. But maybe the Crooked Crew (ARNOLD, ANNA & OSCAR) can tell you different. In less than 2 months they’ve hit the road running and are definitely on the path to working together in fulfilling all those promises that were made during the most recent political campaigns (i.e., insurance, attorneys). Afterall, they’ve got a lot to lose if they don’t… $$$$$, especially Oscar who can’t even work. Someone’s gotta maintain his lifestyle…his BF alone can’t do it.

    • voice of reason on June 27, 2014 at 8:44 am
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    As much as people have complained about Ylianna she is the only one to stand up for what is the right thing to do. For those who don’t know, and those who do know but don’t care. Ylianna simply wrote the letter because Bob Trevino was not doing his job.. The reason he wasn’t doing his job was in the past what was going to happen he had board majority for years and just flat got lazy. Board changed wanted better service for the employees and she wrote an agent of record letter. For those who don’t know this is done literally every day in Texas, and don’t take my word for it, ask any local agent you wish and I mean any. Her actions were backed up by the SBCISD administration when it was taken out to bid. They knew that the service wasn’t being done and it is all documented for those who wish to seek the truth, ask for the public records it is all there. Sig brought far superior service in and a person full time all day into the district twice a week to personally handle the employee’s. For that Ylianna gets crucified for a year and a half. The day she is gone the City of San Benito will have lost one of their biggest allies..

    • FOR THE KIDS on June 26, 2014 at 11:27 am
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    Well Yliana is a successful educator who brings a lot of know how to the District. , I would rather have her on board than some of those jobless chanclas we have now. If you mix some good educators and true business owners to the board you could have a good recipe for success. Instead we could have a super that has chosen to become political and has lost his vision for success for our children.

  5. @ Working Together
    I don’t disagree with you at all, but let’s look at the bigger picture, nothing has changed since the new board came on just getting worse. Tax payers including myself were so critical about the previous majority and now look at what’s happening with our school district. Let me remind you! First the coalition brings Limon back with additional 2 year contract and seals his investigation results. Secondly, they ignore the millions of dollars that were over paid to our district because lack of accountability and leader, and we have to pay it back. By the way, that was Mr. Limon’s fault and the board knew before he got reinstated.. Than, Mr.Limon over turns Dr.Cantu’s recommendations on two employees that were reassigned and brings them back with back pay! ( meanwhile we haven’t gotten a pay raise in years!) . Now the insurance out to bid because the board feels like they owe it to Bob for funding their campaigns. These are just a few issues that have transpired in the short time Super Arnold Padilla and his coalition click took over. I’m sorry but these people must go.. We need to get more involved as a community and take back to district and also demand answers.. If not I’m more than sure TEA will be more than glad to fix this mess…

    • Working together on June 26, 2014 at 8:14 am
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    What makes you think that Yliana and Fatima will be there next year? Maybe they must GO!!!! Really!!!! Damn people are ignorant! like you said.

  6. @ Working Together,
    How funny, now with the new coalition and the downward spiral of our district, your recommending to be part of the solution.. Really!!!! Dam people are ignorant. Now it’s time to eat crow because we complained about the previous majority and now we got what we wanted.. We need to face the facts, and realize that these board members don’t have a voice and are basically puppets… Can’t wait for May 2015.. Anna Cruz must GO!!!!

    • Viola Luz on June 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm
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    Mr. Or Mrs. Boss I do not work with USDA, I am not a fence rider. Yes, the past Majority may have had some issues based on your opinion, but there is no reason to continue that perception of the blind leading the blind. Bottom line when you have board members that have no job, no kids in the District that means we have people with no business common sense which leads to ignorant decision making.

    You get a reality check and then you get your head out of the sand, and start thinking outside of the box to finally realize what is really happening. Our current insurance carrier saved us $1.6 million for our district. Ignorant people cannot see the savings.

    • Boss on June 25, 2014 at 11:36 am
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    Viola Luz: Don’t even go there with “we need to have transparency, integrity…” those friends of yours “the PAST MAJORITY” did all this mess by themselves. THEY HAD NO TRANSPARENCY>>>> don’t forget those so-called 60 allegations against the superintendent… AND THAT FAMOUS INSURANCE LETTER YRG wrote.


    • VIOLA LUZ on June 25, 2014 at 11:16 am
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    Porfavor “Working Together” PLEASE get your head out of the sand….The fact to the matter BoB Trevino is still under investigation in one of our other School Districts in the Valley. Now Bob may not get the insurance bid, but it could be one of his partners. The, the bottom line we need to have transparency, integrity, and honesty in our District.

    • Working together on June 25, 2014 at 9:51 am
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    Here’s the point. You can choose to be part of the problem, or part of the solution. You can choose to be influenced by the negativity around you. You can reflect the cautiousness and lack of confidence. You can contribute to that downward spiral in attitude. In this case, some of you have chosen to be part of the problem. Sounds like a broken record. Move on! Robin Hood!

    • voice of reason on June 25, 2014 at 7:34 am
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    THANK YOU TAXPAYER their silence is deafining . I cannot believe the teachers are not more upset, but I guess when you speak up you lose your job!!!!!!! They will replace the managed care plan next….you watch, and that has allowed the employee’s the ability to have procedures done and receive treatment that never would have afforded………TICK TOCK people…….

    • Nothing_but_the_truth on June 24, 2014 at 9:34 pm
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    Without a doubt! The NEW MAJORITY has the best interest for the district, only as long as it involves their own pocket. Why else would they even consider Bob Trevino who could potentially be under investigation in neighboring districts? This new Board have definitely sold their soul to the devil and have no other choice BUT to pay their dues.

    • Xavier on June 24, 2014 at 7:50 pm
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    Why is the district going out for bid? We are less than two months away from the start of school and we, the employees, are not even a thought in THIS BOARD’s thought process.
    Come on, board members! You are suppose to be for the kids and employees… well every thing you have shown in a little over a month, is that you are in it for yourselves. We your TRIPS and such. How very very sad!
    I had such HIGH HOPES for THESE Educated members. It makes no difference…. the employees should all attend the next meeting but we won’t for FEAR of LOSING our JOB.

  7. @Voice of Reason
    I’ll answer your question since apparently Bob Trevino supporters won’t answer. The reason for Arnold aka Board Super Hero, Medrano , Leal and Cruz taking all insurance products out to bid, is simple to try figure a way to repay BoB Trevino for supporting their campaigns.. It very obvious since there’s nothing wrong with our current agent and their wonderful service to our district. Furthermore, This is a great case of political retaliation and ” PAY TO PLAY” skim from the coalition. They don’t have our children nor employees as their priority, it’s all about their self gain and fulfilling their personal agenda..Horrible.. May 2015 election must replace Anna Cruz for sure!!!

    • voice of reason on June 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
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    Come on no one can tell me the answer. How about you Rosalinda its always fun seeing how your brain works. How about a lucid reply from some body from the Trevino Camp that can explain all the mistakes that are documented with the insurance department?

    • voice of reason on June 23, 2014 at 11:02 am
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    What is even more amazing is that Padilla and his gang would go out to bid and potentially change the insurance and benefit plans when enrolment is in August and the plans haven’t gone out to bid yet. So let me make very one aware if a change is made it will be done at the last minute, and the teacher will have it affect their lives and their students. It affects their students when they have to change their planning schedules at the last minute. The Contract was in the first year of a three year with no performance issues……….and why just one person……please tell me why is this being done to the employees and dependents.

    • Roll over and play dead on June 22, 2014 at 9:52 pm
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    I guess all the board members had a great time at the San Antonio Conference. Let’s see what was in the menu, medium rare steaks, fancy wines, margaritas maybe it was a great time to negotiate a future job to board members who has no job. Speaking of people who have no job, hey board members don’t tolerate any arrogance from any of your colleagues who have no job, or a professional degree, or have no children in the district. Voice your opinion as you have your right too, and express you view how ever long it takes.

  8. @ Rosalinda- Whack
    I’m just floored with your comments in regards to all these issues, because you make no sense! What the tax payers need to know is why is the insurance going out to bid in the first place. This insurance product has been proven to work much better than the previous Bob Trevino product! It actually saved the district more than 1 million dollars and that’s a fact on paper! Not to mention, the savings the staff have incurred with this product. So, whack job you can’t seat their and justify the boards moves’ to be transparency to the tax payers, it’s called political retaliation and corruption. The board Super Hero AP has shown his true colors and it’s a matter of time before he steps in S***, and we’ll be forced to step down. This guy has recommended more consultant firms than the previous 2 boards just to help his buddy’s make money! We complained that the previous majority spent money but dam, this AP guy likes to play with others money. It’s true what they say, champagne taste with beer money!! Wake up San Benito we are in trouble with this majority – brain dead…

    • For Our Children on June 18, 2014 at 11:45 pm
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    OK gabby dig. Let’s look at the facts. SIG saved SBCISD over 1.6 million in premium. Now lets do your math. That saving can buy more score boards, sponsorships, FFA Donations, FYI I understand that SIG also made similar donations to the School systems (so what’s your point), Regarding showing proof, just Google the facts. Aside from your asinine comments our City also needs to improve the quality of businesses and infrastructure to help with Tax monies that could help our District. and improve the quality of our City. Our leaders have made this community a step child compared to our neighboring Cities. We are becoming a huge labor camp due to the inadequate lack of true leaders that have no vision for the City and the school district. In Cameron County We Vote for corruption and by golly we demand it. Remember it’s so obvious Our school leaders open up the insurance without looking at lose ratios, or looking at the renewal quote, and NOT explaining there reason for their actions. Mr Gabby you think that’s politically right? As long as you can supposedly buy your votes (aka Political Contributions) you can win an election.
    what’s important is our children, our community, our pride.

  9. @ gabby dig
    How funny you have to seat there and justify why Bob Trevino should be our Insurance Carrier/Agent. I’m more than sure since SIG got the business they also have given money for scholarships on a few occasion, since they got awarded the business less than a year ago. But more importantly, they have also saved our staff $$$, as well as saving the district over 1 million dollars. You people are great to over look the facts, or I must say ignore the facts, just to give Bob the business for supporting the board members.. That’s called ” PAY TO PLAY”, ask the FBI, its also called CORRUPTION!!!! Da… You people sell your soul to the devil for money at the cost of the employees you guys are suppose to protect.. Sad..

    • RosalindaG.Garcia on June 18, 2014 at 1:40 pm
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    When Bob Tumberlinson or whomever from that board were members, if they recommended someone, people criticized because they knew the persons. When Yliana recommened someone, people criticized. When Anna recommends someone, people criticize. it’s a big plus if Ana Cruz knows the person. And I believe they all know Dr. McShan also. Is Angel Mendez going to be criticized because he works at TSTC and Dr. McShan has ties to TSTC? Probably.

    I do have to say that the blogs/links do bring useful info for readers to follow up on and investigate, ask questions.
    Just like 3 years ago, someone placed articles on Donna ISD, and I followed up on links.

    Or the You Tube video with the former SB mayor and others being so rude at meeting with Sandra Tumberlinson.

    I firmly believe that the board owes it to SB Taxpayers to go out for bids on insurance. All this criticism, they might just keep SIG! When Bob Tumberlinson came on board, they kept the same attny from the previous majority board.

    Thanks for reading my Blog!

    • For Our Children on June 17, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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    OK the decision has been made. The board can still meet again and go back and reverse this decision they have made tonight. What’s really bothersome is they have NOT publically explained to the citizens why the change. I find this to be very kinaving. I can bet $100 dollars what Bob’s next move will be especially with all the heat he is getting. He will get his partner(s) to bid on this project. People like Jeff Everett that will probably bid on this project coming up. Jeff is a board member in the Mid Valley area, and has partnered with Bob on several schools like Donna, who has had it’s share of negative publicity like La Joya has had. MMMmmmm
    Tonight is a great example of abuse of power without any type of the community. This shows the Superintendent must think people are truly stupid and that we will not question their actions. Shame on all us if we accept this type of mediocrity.
    Regarding the jobless board members, come on guys you don’t have the power you think you have.

    • gabby dlg on June 17, 2014 at 10:58 pm
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    Campaign contributions are legal. If this video proved that Bob Trevino was doing anything illegal, then why hasn’t been prosecuted? This video was clearly put together to make him look bad. Hearsay! Hearsay! Where’s the pudding? Show us real proof. You people are quick to jump to conclusions. Too too funny! I can agree that we must go through the correct process if we are going to look for a new insurance company, but to drag an innocent man through the mud because of a few campaign contributions is wrong. Remember that this man and his insurance company have sponsored many many SBCISD students and also our scoreboard. I believe he also gave scholarships. (Please correct me if I’m wrong) Lord, help this district!

  10. Unbelievable, our school district will run of out of money before AP and his coalition will be done with their term. Why do they have to continue to hire consultant after consultant? Let me help you, because their incapable of making objective, smart decisions, bottom line.. They approved to hire a firm to recommend a super but one of the firms if close friends with Anna Cruz( da conflict of interest) but don’t worry our wonderful Board president will allow it to go thru. Second, approved to hire another firm to evaluate health plan.. Seriously!!! Plus, all our insurance products out for bid after SIG saved the district over 1 Million dollars in less than 1 year. San Benito politics, total non sense and incompetence on our boards part when they can’t analyze and make educated decisions! Trust me people, the word is out that we have a totally worthless board and their going to get exposed pretty damn quick! There’s already flaws with their hiring of the valley baptist firm. But wait a Minute, Ap will try to cover that up too like everything else.. Their puppet master must be a total idiot.. If the shoe fits wear it… Where, O, where is TEA???? Please take over the board before we become Progreo, like!!!! Our eyes on you!!!

      • Nothing_but_the_truth on June 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm
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      So let’s see…Anna Cruz’s exboss is Dr. Alaniz who happens to represent the firm she so adamantly wanted to hire…I’d bet that Bob Trevino Insurance will submit an RFP since he is close friend’s to Oscar Medrano, contributed to his campaign, and then there’s Arnold who is being manipulated by what the other two convince him to do…Man up Arnold and learn to stand on your OWN two feet!

      And if you listen closely, i can almost hear the footsteps of TEA fast approaching. Brace yourself Mr. Limon cuz not even the man upstairs can bail you out of your troubles. Troubles that you have brought upon yourself!

    • Reform San Benito on June 17, 2014 at 8:49 pm
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    I have to agree with many I have been in opposition to: If that video is true, and Trevino is involved in corrupt practices in another district, our board would be wise to stay away from him. Even if our board is conducting business on the up and up, an alliance with Trevino, after viewing that video, is not a good career move for any of these board members.

    • Elizabeth on June 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm
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    Like someone mentioned: We need to put our children first isn’t that why our school district is for,and not for personal gain. Personal gain was one of the first things some of the previous board members did. Hello! Sister being placed as the superintendents secretary didn’t she have 2 family members as board members, among others things. Where is the merit in that. So don’t talk about some of the other board members! This is just too funny! The way I see it some people just can’t handle defeat so they have to come up with mumbo jumbo to get attention. I’m sure the board is trying to work together but theirs always one that continues to feel that she can make a difference and another one that never says anything. WAH! WAH! WAH!

    • Irma G. on June 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm
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    Mr. Limon, I got one for you or maybe the board. Why are the meetings being held early at 6pm? This is very difficult for me to attend these meetings because I get out of work at 5pm. As a taxpayer, I’d like to be present at these meetings to know where my money is going but haven’t been able to attend the finance committee that was held last night and won’t be able to make it to tonight’s meeting due to the time constraint.

    I’d really like for you to consider the times of such meetings.

    Thank you,

    Irma G.

    • natalie on June 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm
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    How in gods name could anyone approve the debacle that is being looked at for approval, after the video above.
    and the consultant showed last night the employee’s of the district have saved 1,600.000 dollars in 9 months. who would vote to change that alone. sad sad day I bet the Taxpayers of this district would like to have a do-over.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that’s why. And they ought to see La Joya.

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