From Texas Public Radio:
After a year standing empty, Rodriguez Elementary on San Antonio’s West Side is reopening in the fall as a Montessori dual language school. Families looking for a good school welcomed the new addition, but for some families directly impacted by the closure, the reopening rings hollow.
In August 2018, the same day as meet-the-teacher night at Rodriguez Elementary, Marissa Alvarado got a letter in the mail from the San Antonio Independent School District with some unwelcome news: Her 8-year-old daughter Allisson’s school was being closed by the state at the end of the school year.
“It was just a big shocker. Everybody was confused,” Alvarado said recently during an interview with Texas Public Radio.
She knew Rodriguez faced sanctions if it failed the state’s academic standards a fifth time, but the district had poured resources into the school, and it was improving.