Democracy Prep

Stewart Elementary on San Antonio's east side is being managed by charter operator Democracy Prep starting with the 2018-2019 school year.
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Bexar County Judge Karen Pozza Monday denied a request from the San Antonio Alliance teachers union for an emergency injunction to block charter operator Democracy Prep from taking over Stewart Elementary.

The contract between the San Antonio Independent School District and Democracy Prep is slated to go into effect July 1.

Members of San Antonio Alliance, which represents SAISD teachers, hold up signs protesting Democracy Prep's application to run Stewart Elementary during the Jan. 22, 2018  trustee meeting.
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Less than 6 percent of Stewart Elementary’s current teachers will return this fall when it becomes a Democracy Prep charter school.

Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

Updated 3/20, 3:30 p.m.The board of trustees for the San Antonio Independent School District unanimously approved a 10-year contract with New York-based charter school operator Democracy Prep Monday evening.

Stewart parent Maria Navarro, right, waits to speak about Democracy Prep's application to run her son's school with a group of teachers and union representatives Jan. 22, 2018.
File Photo |Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Independent School District is contracting with a New York-based charter school organization to run one of its elementary schools next school year.