Laredo, Texas– Bond projects approved by voters to build new schools as both school districts say they are expanding. In 2013, voters approved a bond and UISD says they construction is almost complete.
Laredo, Texas — In a statement released today, United Independent School District (UISD) confirmed that an employee identified as Ruth Vazquez is no longer working with the school district. She resigned when allegations of an improper relationship surfaced.
United Independent School District Superintendent Roberto Santos will be retiring in 2021 after serving UISD for years. Santos was named superintendent in 2005. With almost 50 years of educational experience, he says its time to retire. “I think its time for the board obviously to begin looking for a new leader to lead this district. […]
United Independent School District welcomes new faces to its department. Five new officers were sworn to the UISD Police Department. They say their mission is to keep the students safe and assure parents their children are in good hands. “There is a lot of bullying going on in the schools. I always say education starts […]
United ISD officials are encouraging students to have perfect attendance by providing an incentive. This morning, they announced the 6th annual “Kia In The Klassroom,” where a lucky student will walk away with a brand new car at the end of the school year. “The Sames family for the sixth year now asked our students to […]
(Laredo) A woman is arrested after being caught on video almost running over a United ISD employee. The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Alejandra Guadalupe Jimenez. She has been charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. UISD officials say Jimenez allegedly tried to cut in line while picking up a student after school at Salinas […]
A woman who was picking up her child after school allegedly tried to cut in line and became frustrated when a school employee stopped her. “This person was not patient. This person drove the vehicle and kept aggressively driving and struck one of our assistant principals.” According to United ISD police, the employee did not […]
The Texas Education Agency just released its accountability ratings. While school districts in Laredo performed well, officials say there’s still work to get done. The Laredo Independent School District received an overall rating of a B or an 87. LISD is one of 356 charter and districts that received this rating. “We understand that a […]
About 110 teachers participated in a teacher orientation. Most of them are new employees in the district. About five months ago, Elizabeth Duron received her teaching certification. Now, she’s excited to teach fourth graders at Freedom Elementary. She tells us her expectations. “Good classroom management, have the kids rely attentive, really engaged in the classroom. I […]
United Independent School District wants to make sure the safety of students is not jeopardized… That is why they are implementing new safety measures before the school year begins. Several law enforcement agencies gathered this morning to talk about safety in schools and how it can be improved. Police at United ISD say they are enforcing […]
Laredo, Texas– In less than 24 hours, Laredo Police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to the homicide of a United ISD middle school teacher.
Many parents tend to assume their children who are in middle school are interested in video games or hanging out with friends, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case “The drug of choice for kids is alcohol because it’s easily acceptable, there are parties sometimes parents allow teenagers to drink, they don’t see it as […]
With two major shootings reported in Florida and Texas this year, Governor Greg Abbott talked about school safety in a series of discussions, but officials in Laredo have their own suggestions. “We need to have an increase of collaboration with several agencies in our area obviously mental health institutes need to become a little bit […]
In one week, the Laredo police department detained and arrested several teenagers for making threats at various schools in Laredo.The arrests were made after incidents that occurred February 15th to the 20th.Two LISD students were investigated for making threats, one has not been charged at this time, but a 16-year-old male was detained and charged […]
United Independent School District Officials taking precautionary measures after a threat was made at an elementary campus. It was at Muller Elementary where school administration found a written message saying something bad would take place. Parents were concerned saying the district should’ve immediately notified them of the situation. In a letter sent to parents, UISD accidentally […]