Tag: San Benito CISD

DECISION TIME: Board may name lone superintendent finalist Thursday

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees may select a lone finalist for the position of superintendent of schools as early as Thursday, Oct. 30. Three special meetings have been scheduled for 4:45 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and for 5 p.m. on Thursday. At the Monday and Tuesday …

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Wood named SBCISD human resources director

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Former Riverside Middle School Principal Joel Wood was recently named the human resource director for San Benito CISD. The position was created 10 years after the HR directorship was vacated by current superintendent Antonio G. Limón. Wood’s annual salary will be $90,000, an increase from his $80,000 salary as a …

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Board reviews 49 applicants for district superintendent

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The search for a new superintendent at San Benito CISD continues. A total of 49 candidates applied for the position, which Arnold Padilla, president of the SBCISD Board of Trustees, highlighted in a telephone interview on Monday. “The only comment that I can make at this time is that we …

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Trustees update dual enrollment, AP Board policy

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com In a recent San Benito CISD Board of Trustees meeting, district officials approved a revision to board policy EIC (Local). The approval of the policy revision will now allow credits received in the dual enrollment and advanced placement (AP) programs to be of equal value for students in ninth and …

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Ex-choir director facing soliciting charges dies at 31

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The underage accusers of Alfredo Hernandez Jr., a former middle school choir director in San Benito arrested for online solicitation, will not see him prosecuted for his alleged crimes. Melissa Landín of the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Tuesday that Hernandez’s charges of online solicitation of a minor …

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Board to mull more than 40 applicants for super

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will meet with Waterford School Services Inc. on Monday, Oct. 20 to discuss the qualifications of more than 40 applicants who are interested in the district’s superintendent position. Board President Arnold Padilla said of the Oct. 20 date, “That’s the first day of …

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District officials cite ‘considerable’ interest in superintendent post

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD officials have confirmed new details in the search for a new superintendent, which is headed by Waterford School Services Inc. Arnold Padilla, president of the SBCISD Board of Trustees, specified Friday that the search for a superintendent is “on track.” Dr. Jess Butler and Dr. Felipe Alanis, …

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More details emerge in schools’ water concerns

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Water quality concerns recently reported at San Benito CISD rural campuses have an apparent history that dates back at least seven years. SBCISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón said Tuesday that the water discoloration experienced at the district’s rural campuses also occurred several years ago. More notably, the …

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BOTTLED UP: Discoloration prompts rural schools to issue bottled water

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Water quality concerns at five rural schools have prompted San Benito CISD officials to supply bottled water for consumption and food preparation purposes at the affected campuses. According to a statement issued by San Benito CISD Community Relations Director Celia Longoria on Friday, campuses where bottled water will be provided …

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Entities partner on anti-graffiti, community garden project

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com During a San Benito CISD Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9, district officials discussed the approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for an anti-graffiti and community garden project. The MoU is an agreement between two or more parties in which they work in conjunction on a common …

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