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UISD Superintendent Announces 2021 Retirement

UISD Superintendent Announces 2021 Retirement

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. […]

Driver Arrested After UISD Road Rage Incident

Driver Arrested After UISD Road Rage Incident

(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 […]

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LISD And UISD Receive Performance Ratings

LISD And UISD Receive Performance Ratings

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 […]

UISD Teachers Prepare For Beginning Of School Year

UISD Teachers Prepare For Beginning Of School Year

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 […]

UISD To Implement New Security Measures

UISD To Implement New Security Measures

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 […]

Authorities Alert Parents To Keep Teens Away From Drugs

Authorities Alert Parents To Keep Teens Away From Drugs

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 […]

Laredo Officials Discuss School Safety Measures

Laredo Officials Discuss School Safety Measures

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 […]

Seven Students Arrested For School Threats

Seven Students Arrested For School Threats

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 […]

Second threat made at a Laredo School

Second threat made at a Laredo School

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 […]