The Robstown school board had to cancel its regularly scheduled meeting last week due to a lack of quorum.

Only board president Rosendo Espinoza and board members Eva and Victor Orona showed up for the Sept. 12 meeting.

Board members Richard and Jerry Gonzalez, Adolfo Lopez and Roberto Tapia were absent.

A majority of the board, or four members, are needed to conduct business.

Espinoza waited until 7:15 p.m. before declaring a lack of quorum and canceling the Sept. 12 meeting.

The board typically meets the second Tuesday of each month, but this month's meeting was rescheduled to a Wednesday, Sept. 12, because of scheduling conflicts, said superintendent Roberto Garcia.

The rescheduling did not sit well with at least one school board member, Roberto Tapia, who said he had spoken with Garcia the day before the meeting and explained that he could not attend because of business obligations. Garcia said all but Lopez had indicated they would be at the meeting up until an hour before the meeting was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

"I didn't boycott," Tapia said. "I have my business to run and therefore I set my schedule accordingly on Tuesday's so I can attend, because I have an obligation to fulfill."

Espinoza said at the Sept. 12 meeting that he didn't know if the absent board members were boycotting.

"They didn't call," he said. "I haven't heard from them."

The meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today.

The agenda includes numerous items, including a proposal to motivate students to attend school with the chance to win a new vehicle, awarding a re-roofing project for Robstown High School, discussing the returning of migrant funds to the Texas Education Agency, considering personnel reassignments implemented at the start of the school year, and considering a job performance evaluation of Garcia.