South San Antonio Independent School District officials said Wednesday's trustee vote to increase the property tax rate is invalid. Trustees voted 4-2 to raise the tax rate 13 cents, but state law requires a 60 percent majority.
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.
While this could be considered a victory for activists calling for Mexican-American studies in Texas schools, in making the decision, the majority of the board approved a last-minute name change. Instead of Mexican-American Studies, the course would be called Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.
San Antonio native and SBOE member Marisa Pérez-Diaz joins us to discuss the board's decision.