The Arlington ISD Board of Trustees was today named 2014 Outstanding School Board of Texas by the Texas Association of School Administrators. The program honors one school board from the state’s 1,027 independent school districts that has demonstrated dedication to student achievement and makes every effort to put students first.
“Our Board is passionate about ensuring that all Arlington ISD students are successful, and this recognition validates that focus and their work to achieve that belief,” Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said. “The Board truly exemplifies governance through transformation. They are committed to our mission to empower and engage all students to be contributing, responsible citizens reaching their maximum potential through relevant, innovative and rigorous learning experiences.”
The five finalist Honor Boards were selected by a committee of school superintendents and were then interviewed yesterday during the TASA/TASB Convention. The committee’s decisions were based on specific criteria, including support for educational performance, support for educational improvement projects, commitment to a code of ethics, and maintenance of harmonious and supportive relationships among board members.
“We are honored to have been named the 2014 Outstanding School Board of Texas for our work supporting the education of our nearly 64,000 students,” Board President Bowie Hogg. “The Board is committed to strong educational performance and improvement and is made up of dedicated public servants.”
The Texas Association of School Administrators also highlighted Arlington’s School Board recognition from the TASA/TASB Convention on its website, as pictured and summarized below from their site:
The TASA awards program recognizes outstanding Texas school boards for “their commitment to their students and their communities” and selection is based on several criteria, including, according to the TASA website, “the board’s support for educational performance, support for educational improvement projects, commitment to a code of ethics, and maintenance of harmonious and supportive relationships among board members.” Superintendent of the district winning 2013 Outstanding School Board, René Gutiérrez of Edinburg CISD, said of the AISD Board of Trustees selection,
“The Arlington school board exhibits a unity among the trustees and the superintendent, truly exemplifying a Team of 8… This board has faced tremendous challenges and has had to make some bold decisions, but has clearly transformed its governance and restored public trust, making Arlington a model for all other boards across the state.”
Join us in celebrating Arlington Independent School District Board of Trustees as the 2014 Outstanding School Board of Texas and the difference they make in AISD schools every day.
Special thanks to the Arlington Independent School District for providing this news release (Arlington, TX, September 27, 2014) to share with What’s Right readers.
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