Progreso ISD now accepting applications for board president

San Juanita Reyna has grandchildren who are students in the district

Progreso ISD School Board is beginning to clean up the district TMs administration after allegations of a bribery scandal surfaced earlier this month.Nearly a hundred concerned residents showed up Saturday afternoon for a Progreso ISD special school board meeting.The board discussed the vacant position for its board president after it TMs former president Michael Vela recently resigned after being indicted in a bribery scandal.The public is not happy with the board.Nobody did nothing about it and you TMre there for the students. You TMre not there for me, for her, or for him. You TMre there for the students to get a better education and until now you have not done your job, said San Juanita Reyna.Reyna told Action 4 news she TMs lived in Progreso for 38 years.Her children and now her grandchildren are students in the district.We TMre paying these people for what? For them to put money in their pocket and do whatever they want? You should see their houses, said Reyna, frustrated.She TMs not the only one upset, Action 4 spoke to other people who say they too are hoping things will change.Instead of appointing someone to the position Saturday afternoon, the board decided to hold off. It said its accepting applications from those in the community interested in filling the position before making a final decision.Reyna is happy calling the move a step in the right direction, but still she wants to see changes made on a bigger scale to prevent another scandal.We want a clean slate. We want every board member of there because we the people have the right to elect person that we want on that board.Applications for the position of school board president will be accepted until October 7th.Once all the applications are in, the board will announce who it TMs chosen to fill the position at its following meeting.Action 4 did approach Orlando Vela, who attended the meeting; however, he refused our request for comment.Click here to follow Ashly Custer on Twitter