SAN ANTONIO -- South San Independent School District is trying to recover from a $2 million mistake after it reported wrong attendance numbers to the state. Now, the state wants its money back and that means a few changes.
Only 10 days into her new role as district superintendent, Rebecca Robinson said South San ISD needs to move forward and forged past issues. Under Robinson's recommendations, the board approved the reduction of work days for all principals and assistant principals in all of the district's elementary and middle schools.
The board also eliminated vacant positions due to persons retiring or leaving the district.
In all, the moves will save the district more than $750,000.
However, Robinson said the district can do it alone.
"You get a lot of state mandates and federal mandates, but then you don't get the funding. So they expect you to do all the things you need to do and meet all the requirements, but they don't give you the support," Robinson said. "So what kind of message are we sending our school districts and our communities? We want to offer quality education, but we also need some help."
District spokesperson Ed Suarez says the district isn't eliminating any filled positions and will figure out a way to return to a recognized school district.