The Round Rock Independent School District Board of Trustees have named Dr. Steve Flores as their Superintendent of Schools during their regular meeting on Sept. 19.
Dr. Flores will replace retiring superintendent and former HCISD superintendent Dr. Jesus H. Chavez. With his selection as the final candidate comes the opportunity to serve as superintendent in a growing school district with a population of more than 46,000 students, 6,000 employees and 52 campuses. Dr. Flores is expected to begin serving RRISD on Oct. 1.
“My five years at HCISD will always be one of the greatest experiences in my career,” said Dr. Flores. “This is a community that truly puts family first, and focuses on the success of its students. For the support and kindness Harlingen has offered to me, this community will forever remain in my heart. I would like to offer a sincere thank you to our community members and Board of Trustees for helping our students thrive. It was an honor to work alongside the students, parents, teachers, administrators, and a truly passionate Board of Trustees at HCISD.”
Dr. Flores was currently in his sixth year with HCISD, and produced an impressive list of accomplishments during his tenure. He was instrumental in transforming the district’s landscape through different instructional and leadership initiatives for students and staff.
His leadership also proved helpful in passing the voter approved 2010 bond of $98.6 million. The bond funds were used to build The Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy, Performing Arts Center, AG Farm and Aquatics Center. Ultimately, each campus was affected by the 2010 bond as the funds allowed schools to receive renovations and additions.
“Dr. Flores is a visionary leader and will truly be missed,” said Board of Trustees President George McShan. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees and HCISD community, we congratulate Dr. Flores on his selection and are appreciative of his efforts these past five years. We look forward to seeing great things from Dr. Flores in his new assignment at RRISD.”
The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet on Sept. 20 to name an Interim Superintendent to replace Dr. Flores until a permanent selection is made.