Hitchcock ISD Trustees honored during School Board Recognition Month
January is School Board Recognition Month and Hitchcock ISD is celebrating its trustees for their dedication and commitment to the district and its students.
The theme of this year’s School Board Recognition Month is Forward, Together, which highlights the collaboration among school leadership, teachers, and parents on behalf of students.
“Recognizing the efforts of our volunteer school board is so important because of all the hard work trustees put into making our district a success,” said Superintendent Travis Edwards. “We know they always have the students' best interests in mind with every decision they make, and we could not be more appreciative of the dedication they give to this school district.”
Dan Troxell, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards, applauded the efforts of trustees in providing leadership and good governance so that school districts can focus on educating the 5.4 million public schoolchildren in their care.
“Texas school boards are critical to the success of students and the future of Texas,” Troxell said. “Boards lead their districts in the right direction, providing oversight, setting goals, overseeing the budget, and selecting and evaluating the superintendent. These volunteers serve for the betterment of their local schools and communities.”
Under the guidance and leadership of the Hitchcock ISD School Board of Trustees, the district made great accomplishments in 2022, and is striving to do the same in 2023. Some major accomplishments seen in 2022 included:
- a successful bond election package passed May 7, 2022. Visit www.hitchcockisd.org/about-us/bond-2022 for everything included in the bond package;
- being deemed a “Recognized” district with an overall “B” Rating on the 2022 TEA Accountability Ratings;
- a “Superior” FIRST Rating from the TEA, earning 98 out of 100 points;
- a new CTE program focused on the education industry at Hitchcock High School;
- new clubs at Crosby Middle School such as the robotics team, the Hispanic Heritage Club, and the African American Cultural Club;
- success in many sports, including district championships, state championships, state tournaments, and regional tournaments; and
- success in fine arts programs such as band, dance, art and choir.
Hitchcock ISD 2022-23 School Board of Trustees
Monica Cantrell - District 6, President
Chad Allen - District 5, Vice President
Tom Ivey - District 7, Secretary
Tony Combs - District 1
Dr. Shirley Price - District 2
Ryan Massa - District 3
Ted Robinson, Jr. - District 4
School board members will be formally recognized at the Hitchcock ISD Regular Monthly School Board Meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.
Learn more about school board service at tasb.org. Hitchcock ISD districts three and five are up for election Saturday, May 6, 2023. Visit hitchcockisd.org/school-board/elections for more information.