In observance of January as School Board Recognition Month, the Donna ISD administration paid tribute to its members of the Board of Trustees for their hard work and dedication during a regularly scheduled meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
Honored were President Dr. Maricela Valdez, Vice President David De Los Rios, Secretary Jose L. Valdez, and Board Members Fernando Castillo, Lt. Col. Roberto Perez, Jose R. Reyna, and Eva C. Watts.
While Superintendent Dr. Hafedh Azaiez acknowledged the critical role the board plays as advocates for the Donna ISD community, he expressed how the district has come to appreciate them even more now as the district continues confronting the devastating pandemic and the challenges it has presented students, staff, parents and the community. He went on to say that because of their sound and timely decisions, the district has the tools needed to continue providing quality instruction for students while maintaining a safe environment for everyone. He commended them for always keeping the Donna ISD family’s best interest in mind – especially during these difficult times.
Following a special video presentation, Dr. Azaiez presented each of the board members with a gift basket and a plaque that honored them for their dedicated leadership in public education and continued service to the children of this community.