Thursday, July 25, 2013


Dr. Christina Saavedra has accepted the position of principal at St. Margaret Mary in San Antonio.  "A reception for Dr. Saavedra, will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Margaret Mary Activity Center"

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Unless it is her intent to only be there on a temporary basis she must resign from BISD.  Right now all I know is rumors as to her intent.  I am sending this post to her so that she will have a say as to the truth.

However, if by July 31, 2013, she either fails to resign from BISD or provide the BV proof that she informed St. Margaret Mary that her stay will only be temporary, I will begin the discovery process directly with those who hired her.  A letter will be sent informing them they will be deposed on the issue.  This can be done  through a discovery lawsuit.

The entire issue turns on evidence that Saavedra intends to return to Brownsville after a temporary stay in San Antonio.  If her new employer verifies in writing that it is their understanding Saavedra's stay in San Antonio is only temporary, then I believe there would be very little chance of winning a removal lawsuit.

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The problem Saavedra faces is, she seems to have signed a one year contract to work for St. Margaret Mary.  If she failed to inform her new employer of her intent to bail on them after the one year, they will not be happy.

It is my intent to do nothing to jeopardize her new job - but the people of Brownsville and St. Margaret  Mary have the right to know her intent.

If St. Margaret Mary indicates that it is their understanding Dr. Saavedra indicated a  desire to remain at St. Margaret Mary for the long term, then their testimony will form the basis for the removal of Dr. Saavedra from the BISD Board.

The BISD children need a full Board of 7 who can focus on the many problems facing the children.  There is no way Dr. Saavedra can meet her obligations as a BISD trustee and principal of St. Margaret Mary.

If she resigns now, BISD could call a special election to occur in November when Texas votes on numerous constitutional amendments.

Independent School District (Education Code, Section 11.060)

  • Term of office - 3/4 years (Education Code, Section 11.059)
  • A vacancy may be filled by appointment by the remaining members of the board until the next regular school board election. The board also has the option to fill the office by special election. If more than one year remains in the term of the vacated office, it must be filled no later than 180 days after the date the vacancy occurs. (Education Code, Section 11.060)"
Source:  Secretary of State


Anonymous said...

wow...really, this lady got hired elsewhere and will be going back and forth to attend board meetings, do bisd travel, and attend bisd functions/duties. how can this be? talk about commitment to the District.

someone wants out and should just resign truthfully.

Anonymous said...

The Dr. and her husband bought a second home in SA. He has been spending most of his time up there.

BobbyWC said...

Sorry for the delay, but I had to find the house first - I found it - they bought it in December 2012

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

Correction Sept 2012