Tag: Rey Saldaña

South San students take the mic… and advocate for mental health services

South San students take the mic… and advocate for mental health services

Madisyn Donovan has to go to Saturday school. The high school sophomore is enrolled in South San Antonio ISD’s popular Early College program, and she’s a member of the Enrichment Club—she’s no slouch. Quite the opposite, Donovan is motivated. So motivated, that she takes a VIA Metropolitan Transport bus two hours across town to get…

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Saldaña, South San Kids First urge South San community to “be as loud as we can”

Saldaña, South San Kids First urge South San community to “be as loud as we can”

  South San Kids First, the grassroots community effort to improve community engagement in 9,500-student South San ISD, will hold a community meeting at 6pm tonight at the Ozuna Library on the Palo Alto College campus. Their goal: staying loud. The Texas Education Agency recently removed Conservator Judy Castleberry from her position overseeing the South San…

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San Antonio to Charters and ISDs: Let’s get together

San Antonio to Charters and ISDs: Let’s get together

The common misconception that the city plays an active role in public education may stem from the fact that both are essentially financed through property tax. San Antonio residents have watched their property taxes increase significantly since 2014, as average property value assessments climbed by seven percent in 2014, 11 percent in 2015, seven percent…

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