Tag: San Benito CISD

District performance continues to concern officials

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD’s performance in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests remains a source of concern as officials recently shared their thoughts on the matter. In August, it was announced that 16 of the 17 SBCISD campuses met academic standard set by the state while Frank …

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SBCISD seeks public input on superintendent search at forum

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito citizens, teachers and school district staff met Tuesday to discuss what they’d like to see in the future superintendent. Not including speakers and a young child who said he didn’t attend a San Benito school, there were a total of 13 people at the community forum held by …

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Board takes no action on pay raises; sets budget

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Expect no pay raises for San Benito school district employees…at least for now. The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees on Thursday, Aug. 28, took no action on approving market value salary adjustments as recommended in a Texas Association of School Boards salary survey – dubbed the SBCISD Compensation …

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Elementary campuses’ enrollment in decline

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Enrollment numbers at San Benito CISD campuses show a slight increase from the 2013-14 school year but one that also continues a noticeable decline identified at the elementary schools. Specifically, Landrum Elementary’s first day enrollment on Monday, Aug. 25, was 260 students – down from 266, which was already …

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Local officials praise ruling on ‘inadequate’ school financing

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Local and state officials have praised the decision of State District Judge John K. Dietz, of Travis County, to find the Texas school finance system unconstitutionally inadequate for school children in Texas. Such action comes after Dietz made a similar ruling on Feb. 4, 2013, that culminated a three-month …

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TASB identifies disparity in SBCISD teachers’ salaries

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD officials identified overstaffing and a disparity in pay as chief among their concerns when considering the 2014-15 school district budget as well as proposed salary adjustments for employees. SBCISD Board President Arnold Padilla, who since taking office in May has raised concerns that the school district …

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Back-to-School Picnic scheduled this Saturday

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Parental Involvement Program will host its inaugural Back-to-School Picnic at the W.H. Heavin Memorial Amphitheater this weekend. Slated from 6 to 8 p.m., the event is open to the public and promises free health screenings as well as college readiness, district information and community outreach …

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CONSIDER THIS: Kudos to the Board of Trustees

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Like many of you who attended the Meet the Greyhounds community pep rally on Thursday, I too was surprised to see something I thought would never happen again – the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees successfully working together. Trustees made the purple and gold faithful in attendance cheer …

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Officials set goals for new school year

By ANGELICA CHAVEZ Special to the NEWS The carefree days of summer are nearing a close, and the goals and responsibilities of the upcoming school year are beginning anew. Students and their parents are currently preparing for the first day of school, scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25 at San Benito CISD campuses. According to SBCISD Superintendent …

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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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