John Hoang

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John Hoang covers education in Hidalgo County for The Monitor. He can be reached at jhoang@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4435.

Edcouch-Elsa computer sales probe intensifies

EDCOUCH — The Edcouch-Elsa school district Wednesday addressed the auction of computers with sensitive information, anticipating action such as reprimanding and possibly terminating those...

Edcouch-Elsa ISD approves pay raises

EDCOUCH — The Edcouch- Elsa school board last week approved pay raises for employees, with priority given to teachers who have more than five...

Edcouch-Elsa ISD may renovate old middle school into fine arts academy

EDCOUCH — The Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District may spend up to $350,000 for the creation of a fine arts academy that would incorporate various...

Mercedes schools cut work days for some to save funds

MERCEDES — Mercedes school board trustees approved reducing the days worked for some district employees in a 5-2 vote during a board meeting last...

STISD students take flight at aviation camp

HARLINGEN — Pilot Terry Barbee guided 16-year-old Joaquin Garcia around the white, 3,600-pound Bonanza A36 as he inspected the aircraft here at Sun Valley...

Mercedes ISD taps Sharyland administrator for super

The Mercedes school board approved Carolyn Mendiola as the lone finalist for superintendent during a special meeting last Tuesday. The board has been conducting the...

State reports warned of Mercedes ISD financial struggles since 2015

State reports show that the Mercedes school district had since 2015 been warned of a financial shift that has now led to as many...

Mercedes ISD may cut 30 jobs to offset decline

Mercedes ISD may cut about 30 positions from the school district to address declining general revenue and a decreasing fund balance, interim Superintendent Maria...

Donna ISD tops state ranking in providing meals to low-income students

The Donna school district topped the Texas School Food Rankings for providing daily meals to low-income students. Children At Risk, a nonprofit organization that informs...

Donna ISD leaders planning for the future

DONNA — School district administrators and community members here shared ideas in the district board room recently to improve Donna schools. It’s part of...