Sciaraffa quits UISD
'Unforeseen issues' doom commissioner's teaching
By NICK GEORGIOU
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:08 AM CST
Five and a half months after being hired at UISD, County Commissioner Frank Sciaraffa has resigned from his teaching position, citing unforeseen issues at the county, such as the Texas Legislative agenda and the ongoing Community Action Agency scandal.
However, political insiders have pointed toward Sciaraffa’s need to focus on his 2012 re-election campaign because of reports that City Councilman Mike Garza is considering running for the position.
Seeing as how school districts are facing major budget cuts, I'm tempted to guess that Frank's decision was more of a preemptive tactic to avoid being canned. Nevertheless, it's a good idea for him to focus more of his time on the pressing issues faced by commissioners court.