Board approves trips, recognizes Student Advisory Board

Although the approval of the Voluntary Exit Incentive Program made headlines after Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Board of Trustees, it was not the only item on the Board agenda.

The Board was busy approving trips for competition winners from Harlingen High School, recognizing the current Student Advisory Board for their leadership, and viewing a stellar Principal’s Report from the Harlingen High School South Hawks.

The students participating in the 11-member Student Advisory Board received plaques as part of their commitment to leadership and democracy in HCISD. The group of appointed campus leaders from all of HCISD’s secondary campuses met with Board members prior to the meeting to talk, providing a student’s perspective on the district.

“I would like to commend these students for the hard work and dedication in providing a voice for all students,” Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores said. “These young men and women are leaders at their respective campuses, and I know they will grow into leadership roles in this city, state and nation.”

The Board also approved three out of state trips for various groups at HHS, including the the state champion for masonry at SkillsUSA, the Business Professional of America Club national competition qualifier and the two migrant students traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the Bert Corona Leadership Institute.

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