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Mission, Texas – The Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) is joining 1,025 school districts throughout Texas in celebrating January as School Board Recognition Month.
“Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay. Their goal is always focused on the future success of the children in Mission CISD,” said Dr. Carol G. Perez, superintendent. “Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”
Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. The Mission CISD board is responsible for about 15,000 students, 2,300 employees, and 22 campuses.
Support of the board has resulted in: a ten-cent cut in property taxes, a balanced budget, $3.3 million added to the district’s fund balance, pay raises for all employees, District of Innovation for the calendar and CTE, opening of the Patriot Early College Academy, expanded services to include a Pre-K3 program, two focused elementary academies, safety and security improvements, implementation of new mental health professionals and programs.
Board members serving Mission CISD are: Charlie Garcia III, president; Minnie R. Rodgers, vice president; Jerry Zamora, secretary; Patricia Y, O’Caña-Olivarez, member; Petra B. Ramirez, member; Dr. Sonia M. Treviño, member; Veronica “Betty” R. Mendoza, member.
“It is more important than ever before that communities support public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow,” said Dr. Perez. “Please take a moment and tell school board members that you appreciate their caring about our children and giving so much to our community.”