Tag: Board of Trustees

Trustees react to educators’ charges

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Another San Benito educator was arrested this week on child molestation charges. David Noyola, Band Director at Miller Jordan Middle School of San Benito, was arrested on Aug. 13, for sexually assaulting a minor – this after former San Benito CISD educator, Jose N. Mendez Jr., was accused …

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SBCISD officials at odds over UTHealth program

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com At a special meeting of the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees on Aug. 7—in a vote of 4-3—trustees green-lighted an $800,000 program with the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) at Houston that will provide the district with instructional support service. Although the board’s majority ruled …

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Board decides district health plans

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees recently voted to amend its health care vendors, an effort that will reportedly save the district at least $250,000 annually. At a special meeting of the school board, trustees were presented with the findings of an evaluation committee’s in-depth analysis of …

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Board to consider health plans

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will analyze bids and finalize a decision regarding the district’s future health care vendors on Thursday, Aug. 7, at a special board meeting. Earlier this summer, SBCISD advertised an open request for vendor proposals for the following services: Stop loss insurance; …

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Board may reinstate superintendent’s purchasing, hiring powers

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Consolidated Independent Board of Trustees on Tuesday, July 15, discussed updating Policy DC (Local) and Policy CH (Local) to reinstate powers stripped of Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón in November 2012. The matter was presented by members of the Board’s Policy Committee. School Board …

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District mulls flexible school day program

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com One item that was up for discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees was a request to approve the Optional Flexible School Day Program (OFSDP). According to SBCISD Planner/Evaluator Ruben Franco, each year the district must reapply for OFSDP in …

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SUPER SEARCH: Board mulls selection of firm tasked with finding new superintendent

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com At a special board meeting of the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District on Tuesday, July 8, two consulting firms were enlisted to make presentations to the board regarding how each firm will service the district in its quest to hire a new superintendent. The Board was expected …

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School Board plans first of three budget workshops

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will hold a budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 at the John F. Barron Administration Building. On the agenda for the workshop are a review and discussion of the 2014-15 local maintenance budget recommendations and most recent financial audit. …

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Test scores to affect principal reassignments

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón addressed on Tuesday the probability of the 2014 STAAR test scores influencing pending principal reassignments. “Right now, it’s too early to tell,” Limón said Tuesday about which principals may be reassigned. “We’re still evaluating the results of the second …

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CONSIDER THIS: The Lost and Found

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Eighteen-year-old Liliana Polanco lost her class ring earlier this year; it was a dainty piece of jewelry that usually adorned her left ring finger, where she planned for it to remain as a keepsake that would serve to remind her of life at San Benito High School. The SBHS …

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