Tag: Dr. Ismael Cantu

Superintendent investigation nears $8,000

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The law firm hired to investigate up to 64 allegations levied against suspended San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón resumed work in the probe during the month of January—this after no reported activity occurred in December 2013. The school district was charged $1,162.50 for investigative work …

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Board OKs extension, raise for Dr. Cantu

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ismael Cantu received a three-month contract extension at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Cantu also received a $50 raise, bringing his total pay per day to $550. The contract was approved by a 4-0 vote. Voting in favor of the extension were …

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Board to mull interim super contract Tuesday

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Time is nearly up on San Benito CISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Ismael Cantu’s contract as the Board of Trustees must decide whether to keep his services while an investigation into the district’s suspended superintendent, Antonio G. Limón, remains ongoing. A regular meeting of the San Benito CISD Board …

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‘Loss of control’ cited in chief’s demotion

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The loss of control of his staff was cited as one of the determining factors in Santiago R. Garcia’s demotion from the school district’s police chief to police officer. Garcia was informed of the reassignment via correspondence from San Benito CISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Ismael Cantu on Friday, Jan. …

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BREAKING: ‘Safety and security’ reasons cited in chief’s demotion; Naranjo named interim

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Ismael Cantu cited “safety and security” reasons on Monday for reassigning school district Police Chief Santiago R. Garcia to a police officer on Friday, Jan. 17. Celia Longoria, SBCISD Community Relations Director, released Cantu’s official statement via email Monday morning. In the statement, …

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School police chief demoted; Garcia alleges retaliation

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD Police Chief Santiago R. Garcia confirmed on Friday that he has been reassigned to the position of police officer, effective immediately. According to Garcia, Interim Superintendent Dr. Ismael Cantu informed him of the demotion in rank via a reassignment letter, which Garcia said stipulates that the …

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Academics cited among district goals in new year

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Interim superintendent Dr. Ismael Cantu has not been with the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District long, but he already has a number of goals for 2014, which he hopes will have long-term positive effects. “Mostly, it’s goals related to instruction and education, which is why we’re here,” …

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Cantu cites fairness in decision to take less pay

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Dr. Ismael Cantu cited fairness on Wednesday when asked why he opted to take substantially less money than his predecessors as the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District interim superintendent. “This is an interim position, and because it’s an interim position it’s not longterm,” Cantu said. “I just didn’t …

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Over $6K spent on Limón probe thus far

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District spent nearly $4,000 in legal fees for work conducted in November in the investigation into suspended Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón. Guerra and Farah PLLC, the Houston-based law firm the SBCISD Board of Trustees hired to conduct the probe at a …

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SBCISD’s interim superintendent cites unity, safeguarding tax dollars high on list of goals

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Dr. Ismael Cantu shared a vision on Monday of a more unified and accountable San Benito Consolidated Independent School District. Although acknowledging the likelihood of serving a relatively short tenure as the SBCISD interim superintendent, Cantu said that he’s set high expectations during his stint that include fostering unity …

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