Tag: Superintendent of Schools

Band Booster Club given ultimatum: Cooperate with Limón probe or face suspension from school functions

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com San Benito CISD Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ismael Cantu has issued an ultimatum to the Band Boosters: cooperate with an independent law firm’s investigation into the suspended superintendent or be ousted from school functions. A certified letter signed by Cantu and addressed to the president of the San …

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Board expects super probe update

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito CISD Board of Trustees will be presented with a status report on Tuesday regarding the investigation into suspended San Benito CISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón—this after the probe has entered its eighth month and exceeded nearly $8,000 in legal expenses. Houston-based law firm Guerra …

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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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2013: The Year in Review

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Compiling an end-of-year list of the biggest stories in San Benito is always a difficult task, and 2013 was no exception as scandals, controversies, courtroom dramas and what’s considered a promising business venture made headlines. The following are the top five stories of the year according to newspaper sales, …

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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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Board to decide on interim’s salary, contract

NEWS Staff Report The salary and contract of interim superintendent Dr. Ismael Cantu will be decided by the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees at a special meeting on Thursday, Dec. 5. Scheduled for 6 p.m., trustees are expected to discuss Cantu’s contract and salary in a closed meeting before reconvening in …

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PROBE PROGRESS: District releases second bill in Limón investigation

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Work completed in the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees investigation into suspended Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón appeared minimal during the month of October, at least according to an invoice submitted by the law firm hired to conduct the probe. In the service summary …

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Cantu to start Monday as interim superintendent

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District will enter the month of December on Monday officially under new leadership. Dr. Ismael Cantu has been appointed the interim superintendent, replacing Alfonso Obregón whose contract expired Wednesday, Nov. 27, following a 4-1 vote of the SBCISD Board of Trustees at a …

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