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TEA Releases Report Of Southside ISD Investigation


The Texas Education Agency has released its findings of an investigation in a final report that was delivered to all board of trustees, the superintendent, and other named parties on Wednesday.

Problems among board members and mismanagement of district funds lead to the investigation.

In the report the TEA points out that the District’s accreditation status will be lowered, but this will not impact the students work or graduation.

Southside ISD Final Report by Texas Public Radio on Scribd

“Southside is in a good place,” said SISD Public Information Officer Sylvia Rincon. “We are going to be ok. This is a little bit of a setback but was not unexpected. We knew they were investigating. We had very frank conversations with TEA. We just want everyone to know that we’re positive, we’re dedicated, we’re moving forward. Our students are doing great things.”

Superintendent Mark Eads and current leadership will remain intact, and a conservator will be appointed to the district and a board of managers assigned.

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.