San Benito High School principal resigns; leaves job weeks after suspension

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A view of San Benito High School Tuesday afternoon on March 15, 2022, in San Benito. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald)

SAN BENITO — Weeks after his return following his suspension, San Benito High School principal Marcus Ysasi has resigned after about six months on the job.

Ysasi, whom district officials appointed in January, resigned June 30.

On July 5, Superintendent Theresa Servellon did not respond to a message requesting comment on Ysasi’s resignation.

Return following suspension

In May, officials suspended Ysasi, placing him on administrative leave with pay.

At the time, district spokeswoman Isabel Gonzalez declined to disclose the reason behind the suspension, stating officials did not comment on “personnel matters.”

Following his brief leave, Ysasi returned to his job.


In late January, the past school board unanimously appointed Ysasi to serve as the high school’s top administrator based on Servellon’s recommendation.

Ysasi, a Raymondville native who had served as a former Riverside Middle School principal, had previously served as a principal of Chapel Hill High School, with an enrollment of about 330 students.

Second principal to resign

Ysasi’s resignation marks the second time the high school’s principal resigns in a year.

In December 2022, Servellon suspended Principal Gilbert Galvan, who resigned in January following a 45-year career as an educator.

In June 2022, Servellon assigned Galvan, who had served as Veterans Memorial Academy’s principal since 2013, to the high school’s principal post, replacing Rudy Ramirez, who had served in that position since 2020.

Officials did not disclose the reason behind Galvan’s widely speculated suspension.

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