AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced today that an online application is now available on the agency website for any community member seeking to serve on the Southside Independent School District board of managers. The online application is also available on the Southside Independent School District website. The application period will run through March 13.
On Dec. 1, 2016, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath notified the Southside ISD of his decision to lower the district’s 2015-2016 accreditation status to Accredited-Warned. In addition, the commissioner advised district leadership of his decision to appoint a board of managers and conservator based on the district’s lowered accreditation status.
A majority of the board of managers must consist of members of the Southside ISD community who are committed to service on behalf of the students of the district. The appointed board of managers will replace the current elected board of trustees and be responsible for overseeing the management of the school district. The Commissioner will also appoint an interim superintendent.
Additionally, TEA will host a pre-selection board of managers training session from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Southside ISD Administration Office, 1460 Martinez Losoya Road, in San Antonio. TEA staff will be on hand to explain the significant impact and importance that the appointed board of managers’ decisions will ultimately have on student outcomes in the district. Community members are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the session.
For more information regarding the board of managers selection process for Southside ISD (including the online application), visit the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Schools/School_Boards/School_Governance/.