BISD board meeting determines fate of superintendent
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 05:00:04 GMT —
It was a packed house Tuesday night inside the Brownsville Independent School District board room.
The hot item on the agenda, the discussion of the Superintendent Brett Springston TMs job.
Even before the meeting Springston supporters lined up across the street from the school district holding posters.
Several citizens stood up Tuesday night during public comment, including George Borrego.
Borrego is a teacher and the current President of the Association of Brownsville Educators.
Borrego told Action 4 News he supports Springston, and he's not alone.
"We represent 4,200 of the employees and there are approximately 7,500 employees, so we're talking for about 60 percent of the district and we feel we have a right to voice our concerns", said Borrego.
Borrego adds, "This superintendent has been working with us very well and we don't want that relationship to be jeopardized".
But Superintendent Springton's job was not the only personnel matter up for discussion in closed session.
Another agenda item centered the re-organization of Board President Caty Presas-Garcia.
"I find it very disturbing that I hear they want to get rid of our board president", said teacher Julie Arellano.
Arellano supports Presas-Garcia and says because the board president is asking questions about the superintendent she's now a target.
"Because of that now they want to get rid of her, said Arellano.
In the end the school board took no action on superintendent Springston's job.He will remain in his position.As for board president Caty Presas-Garcia, she will also remain in hers as well.The board voted 4 to 3 to keep Presas-Garcia as president.