Push for Change Continues in South San

The push for change in the South San Independent School District continues to roll forward.

The group calling itself “South San Kids First” is set to hold it’s second meeting Tuesday Afternoon–a few weeks after their first gathering.

“At the center of any successful school district that is serving its students correctly is an engaged and active community” said San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldana, who is active with the group. He told KTSA News that involvement is something that has clearly been lacking in South San.

“There have been four different Superintendents in five years. That begs questions from the community that were not happening” Saldana said, warning that change will not happen overnight.

Saldana said the first step is in the hands of voters–to put a quality school board in place.

“That’s going to take a year or two to really figure out” Saldana said, adding “After that, you can really attract a quality Superintendent.”

The Councilman also said the Texas Education Agency’s spotlight on the District will make the push for change more challenging–but there are pluses with that as well.

“It makes it difficult in that we have to work through the TEA rather than with our elected body–but, we think it’s a blessing to have a microscope that is geared toward the right perspective here… an environment that puts students first” Saldana said.

The meeting gets underway at 6:30 at Palo Alto College’s Ozuna Library. Doors open at 6.

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