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La Joya ISD board approves policy barring employees from public office

LA JOYA — The school board here voted unanimously Thursday on a new board policy that prohibits certain district employees from holding elected office with the superintendent saying it is to ensure problems of the past do not repeat themselves.

Some South Texas school employees could be barred from holding elected office after fraud...

McALLEN — Certain school district employees in the Rio Grande Valley may be prohibited from holding elected office under a new proposed policy.

New La Joya superintendent gives hard truth for district’s future

LA JOYA — On the same night where La Joya Superintendent Marcey Sorensen had her contract approved, she gave an eye-opening presentation regarding the school district's financial decisions over the last four years, which revealed a $19.5 million budget deficit.

New era sets in for La Joya ISD as TEA officially takes over school...

LA JOYA — A special school board meeting here ushered in a new era as a TEA-appointed school board and acting superintendent were welcomed to the district through public comments.

Texas Education Agency takes over La Joya ISD school board

The Texas Education Agency announced the appointment of a new La Joya ISD board of managers and new superintendent, Marcey Sorensen, to oversee operations for the district. 

Valley school performance rated highest in Texas by nonprofit

The research and child advocacy nonprofit Children at Risk reported improvement among public schools in the Rio Grande Valley for the 2022-2023 school year, but also pointed out troubling trends.

Panthers power past Greyhounds, 5-0 in 32-6A; Class 6A/1A roundup

SAN BENITO — Weslaco High’s Rae Medina scored 22 points, Flash Magallanes finished with 15 and Drya Arredondo chipped in with 11 to help...

Smaller Valley schools struggled to meet state score averages

With the Texas Education Agency releasing its yearly Academic Performance Reports after a collaborative lawsuit to challenge last-minute changes to the grading system, large valley school districts passed with flying colors while smaller school districts struggled to meet the state average.

8 leadership changes, new tax rates shook up RGV schools in 2023

With 2023 coming to an end, the public education institutions in the Rio Grande Valley saw about eight superintendent changes in addition to school districts passing new tax rates and bonds.