COPS/Metro Fights for SAISD Children with $450 Million Bond
Only one month after raising municipal wages for the second year in a row in San Antonio, COPS / Metro is now fighting to leverage necessary funding for school improvements…$450 Million, to be precise. Elaine Ayala of the San Antonio Express-News reported that two weekends before Election Day, dozens of COPS / Metro leaders block walked – asking voters to scroll to the end of the ballot to the last two measures. Leader Maria Tijerina explained that TRE funds would support after-school, summer and enrichment programs, freeing up money to help the district reach the $15 / hour wage they are fighting for.
In addition to deputizing registrars and registering hundreds of new voters since August, leaders organized three parish-level accountability sessions with candidates for school board and state house legislative positions.
COPS / Metro Focused on Bottom Ballot Issues, SAISD’s Children, San Antonio Express-News [pdf]