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La Joya ISD hopes ‘proactive measures’ influence board of managers decision

La Joya ISD and the Texas Education Agency met with Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath in a hearing Wednesday at the TEA headquarters in Austin for the next step in the appeal process regarding the recommendation to replace the school board with a board of managers.

TEA decision on potential takeover of La Joya ISD board looms

The State Office of Administrative Hearings last Thursday released its findings over an appeal from the La Joya Independent School District, which stemmed from the special investigation by the Texas Education Agency.

La Joya school district fires back at TEA after intervention hearing

An attorney for the La Joya school district has doubled down and expanded on his criticism of a state investigation that could lead to a potential intervention there.

La Joya ISD accuses TEA witnesses of providing ‘unfounded’ and ‘false’ testimony

La Joya ISD issued a statement from attorney Jerry “Jaime” Muñoz Tuesday denouncing a hearing on potential Texas Education Agency intervention at the district held earlier this week, along with criticizing the investigation that preceded it.

Board President Cantu in the spotlight at La Joya TEA hearing

Current La Joya ISD Board President Alex Cantu found himself — along with $271,525 in nonprofit money he could scarcely remember earning — very much in the spotlight at a hearing Monday that could determine whether the Texas Education Agency appoints a board of managers at the school district.

TEA chief praises Valley schools during Brownsville visit

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said he chose the Brownsville Independent School District for his first visit of the 2023-2024 school year because BISD is one of the top three preforming public school districts in Texas.

La Joya ISD board to talk superintendent post despite potential state takeover

The La Joya ISD board will discuss Wednesday superintendent applicants and may name a lone finalist for the position, although three trustees have already described appointing a superintendent this month as potentially irresponsible and criticized the district’s superintendent search.

TEA looking for board of managers candidates for potential La Joya ISD takeover

The Texas Education Agency on Wednesday posted candidate applications for a board of managers at La Joya ISD, moving the district closer to state intervention that it plans to oppose.

Edinburg school board to discuss possible settlement proposals in payroll fiasco

Edinburg school board trustees will discuss Tuesday advice from legal counsel and possible settlement proposals related to Zelda Martinez and Margarita Oyervides, directors whom a Texas Education Agency hearing officer sided with earlier this month in a recommendation related to an extra payment dispute.

La Joya school board to resist state interventions

Politics flared explosively at a La Joya school board meeting Monday night before trustees voted 4-3 to oppose the Texas Education Agency’s recommendation to install a board of managers at the district following rampant corruption.