Tag: Superintendent of Schools

UPDATE: Probe clears reinstated superintendent; firm sought to hire Limón’s successor

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com In the course of a few days, much of what remained in question for more than a year’s time regarding the suspension and investigation into San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón reached closure. SBCISD Board President Arnold Padilla confirmed Tuesday that Limón’s investigation is officially …

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Investigation costs district $22k in legal fees

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com With one more foreseeable month remaining for Guerra and Farah PLLC to invoice San Benito CISD for investigating recently reinstated Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón, figures as of April 28 indicate that the school district may have incurred legal fees in excess of $22,000. Specifically, the district has …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Board reinstates Limón; search for new superintendent to begin

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees approved the reinstatement of Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón after two hours of closed session talks on Monday, May 26. The Board also voted to enlist a firm to search for a new superintendent, at which point Limón will leave …

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Board to decide on Limón suspension at special meeting Monday

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will meet early Monday morning to decide the employment of Antonio G. Limón, who has been on paid suspension as Superintendent of Schools for more than a year. Scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 26 inside the SBCISD John F. Barron Administration …

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New-look School Board plans special meeting to further mull superintendent’s year-long suspension

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ & MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ San Benito News Antonio G. Limón remains suspended as the San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools after the Board of Trustees discussed his investigation, among other items, for approximately four hours in closed session on Tuesday and into the wee hours of the morning Wednesday. “We anticipate that probably …

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THE END IS NIGH? Board to mull conclusion of lengthy, costly Limón probe

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The year-long paid suspension of San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón, one of the more controversial and polarizing occurrences in recent school district history, may come to an end on Tuesday when the Board of Trustees is expected to take action on two possible outcomes: reinstatement …

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Incoming trustees to tackle district concerns

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD School Board members-elect and incumbents victorious in the May 10 general election spoke candidly this week on their first orders of business upon taking office. Board members Oscar Medrano and Hector Leal found themselves earning re-election bids while newcomers Angel Mendez and Arnold Padilla unseated …

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SBCISD PLACE 6 RACE: Medrano, Lopez at odds over superintendent investigation

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Candidates in the Place 6 race for the San Benito CISD Board of Trustees – incumbent Oscar Medrano and challenger Orlando “Papas” Lopez – agree and disagree on many issues. “My main priority is the students,” said Medrano on Monday. “After the students, I want to address the …

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Limón investigation exceeds $20K mark; $5K spent on travel

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The investigation into Antonio G. Limón, who’s currently on paid suspension as the San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools, has exceeded the $20,000 mark with more than $5,000 alone spent on travel expenses. Houston-based law firm Guerra and Farah PLLC – the attorneys hired by the SBCISD Board of …

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Interim super reaches out to Band Boosters

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ismael Cantu has mailed letters to San Benito High School band parents and members of the local Band Booster Club in an effort to quell concerns brought on by an ultimatum he recently issued to the nonprofit organization’s president. The ultimatum …

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