SAN ANTONIO – District leaders at the South San Antonio Independent School District are moving forward with a new budget after voters rejected their original proposal, in which administrators had proposed cutting 15 positions.
The jobs originally in jeopardy included teachers, nurses and clerical positions. School programs such as after-school care and 'Communities in School' were also at risk.
On Wednesday school officials unanimously approved to keep those 15 items as part of the budget.
The board had to make readjustments after voters rejected their proposed property tax increase this month.
"The challenge is the lack of being able to advance more opportunities, more programs for kids. From the very beginning we committed to the middle schools academies. Those will move forward in spite of this outcome," said Abelardo Saavedra, South San ISD Superintendent after the tax increase was rejected.