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Hidalgo County school districts see new faces on boards; voters reject props

The May 4 elections saw multiple changes to school boards and all propositions failing to pass for two school districts.

Valley voters to decide local city and school races on Saturday

Rio Grande Valley voters will have one more chance to cast their vote for the May 4 elections with the conclusion of early voting on Tuesday.

Mercedes ISD settles gender discrimination lawsuit with former super

A discrimination lawsuit filed by former superintendent Carolyn Mendiola against her former employer, Mercedes ISD, has been settled.

Mental health grants awarded to Valley school districts

The Region One Education Service Center announced two new grants for Region One school districts with the Department of Counseling and Mental Health helping to support the districts with resources and training.

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.

Mercedes ISD denies allegations in response to former super’s lawsuit

The Mercedes school district has responded to a lawsuit brought by the district’s former superintendent and also in a separate filing asked a federal judge to dismiss it.

Lockdown at Mercedes school lifted following shooting near campus

The Mercedes Police Department said there are no injuries following a shooting that happened Monday afternoon near the Mercedes Early College Academy.

Former Mercedes superintendent files wage discrimination lawsuit

The Mercedes school district's former superintendent — who was arrested over allegations she interfered in a police investigation — has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the district violated the Equal Pay Act by underpaying her because she is a woman.

Mercedes school board approves superintendent’s contract

Mercedes school board trustees voted Wednesday to approve a contract with Superintendent Maria J. Chavez.

Mercedes school board names lone finalist for superintendent

The Mercedes Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 4-2 Wednesday to name Interim Superintendent Maria J. Chavez as the lone finalist for the permanent spot.