With completion guaranteed in time for the 2014 football season, school district trustees on Monday moved toward awarding a construction contract to Austin-based Lee Lewis Construction for the new Rattler Stadium at San Marcos High School.
Despite sharply reducing state testing requirements for Texas high school students, the 83rd Legislature brought only conditional relief from high-stakes exams for students in lower grades, who take a total of 17 state tests before going to high school.
Public school students in Texas looking to recharge with a snack during the day may find fruits and vegetables instead of sugary, high-fat snacks in the vending machines next year.
Eight months after hearing oral arguments, amid much anticipation, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a prospectively landmark affirmative action case involving the University of Texas at Austin back to a lower court.
Two major education bills — Senate Bill 2, which expands the state’s charter school system, and House Bill 5, which changes high school testing and graduation requirements — are headed to the governor’s desk after clearing the Legislature on Sunday night.
In this guest commentary, two city council members make the extraordinarily rare move of publicly urging their counterparts on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees to start televising their meetings.
A pickup truck rear-ended a San Marcos CISD school bus and was promptly rear-ended itself by a second pickup truck at roughly 3:30 p.m. today on River Road. No one was injured in the collisions, an officer at the scene said.
JOHN McGLOTHIN writes, “bond elections have marked peaks in community interest in the schools, but the interest has always waned before we see the real change we need in local education. This is because new buildings do not address the real problem in the district – student poverty.”
May 11 election returns for San Marcos, Hays, Wimberley and Dripping Springs school districts in addition to road bonds and a council election in the city of Kyle.
If early turnout is an indication — and it always is — voter participation in the San Marcos CISD construction bond and school board elections today could set a new record.