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Monday, April 22nd, 2013

League holding forum on school board, bond elections

In the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters’ tradition of free-wheeling forums, two school board contenders will take audience questions next week about their candidacies and Superintendent Mark Eads will answer inquiries about the $77 million bond proposal.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

San Marcos trustees adopt pilot math curriculum for Miller

After much debate, San Marcos CISD trustees voted last month to adopt a math program intended get students learning algebra in eighth grade. Traditionally, elementary and middle school students are not taught algebra and the Texas Education...

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Trustees postpone hiring new SMHS head coach

San Marcos CISD trustees punted this week when asked to choose a new athletic director and high school football coach, voting 4-3 to postpone a decision and seek more applications for the job.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

San Marcos CISD trustees opt to keep May elections

After an unusually heated discussion, San Marcos CISD board members on Oct. 24 voted narrowly to pay as much as $103,000 to stick with trustee elections in May rather than switch to November.

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Trustees look at two more single-member districts

San Marcos CISD trustees are considering a change in organization to create seven single-member representatives for their board. The board presently has five single-district representatives and two at-large representatives.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Trustees to celebrate School Board Recognition Month

San Marcos CISD will hold a reception observing School Board Recognition Month on Jan. 24 from 5:30-6 p.m. at the Central Office Board Room, 501 South LBJ Drive.

Friday, November 5th, 2010

School trustees approve $1.5M for improvements

San Marcos CISD trustees are letting loose $1.5 million for campus improvements and a new career and technology education facility, but money worries are on the minds of some trustees.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Superintendent search session draws two school district residents

In stark contrast to a San Marcos CISD trustees meeting earlier this month that packed the room to discuss the fate of San Marcos High School football coach Steve Van Nest, only two citizens appeared at a...

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

School board approves academies for 2011-12

San Marcos CISD trustees approved a plan to divide San Marcos High School into discrete career academies this week with hopes that students will be better prepared for later life while the school district attracts more students...

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

San Marcos CISD trustees adopt ‘abstinence plus’

By a 5-2 vote Monday night, San Marcos CISD trustees decided to overturn the school district's "abstinence only" sex education policy in favor of "abstinence plus," which teaches about contraception along with abstinence.

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