SMCISD board member steps down from subcommittee role following Feb. arrest

San Marcos CISD District 1 board trustee Miguel Arredondo (center left forefront) addressed the board during a March 8 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy SMCISD)
San Marcos CISD District 1 board trustee Miguel Arredondo (center left forefront) addressed the board during a March 8 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy SMCISD)

San Marcos CISD District 1 board trustee Miguel Arredondo (center left forefront) addressed the board during a March 8 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy SMCISD)

Following a February arrest for driving while intoxicated, San Marcos CISD District 1 board trustee Miguel Arredondo issued a statement in which he stepped down from a subcommittee role.

His statement came after a nearly hourlong executive session during a March 8 meeting.

"First of all, I want to thank you for your respect ... as I respond to the events surrounding my Feb. 18 arrest," Arredondo said. "After discussions with colleagues in closed session, I am voluntarily stepping down from role in the ISD's central office subcommittee per our deliberations in executive session as a sanction due to my violation of board operating procedures."

Board President Clementine Cantu said there are limited options the board may pursue when a trustee violates operating procedures, and that is why it was decided Arredondo would step down from his role on the subcommittee.

Arredondo also issued a statement on his Facebook page Feb. 20 apologizing for the incident and cited addiction and mental health issues as a catalyst for his arrest.


He has been an SMCISD board member since 2015 and was most recently re-elected to his post during the November 2020 election.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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