Flores joins Texas superintendents for state panel


Superintendent Dr. Steve Flores represented the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District and the Rio Grande Valley on Friday afternoon, serving on a panel at the Texas Tribune Festival to discuss the future of Texas public schools.

Dr. Flores joined superintendents Scott Elliff, Corpus Christi Independent School District; Terry Grier, Houston Independent School District; and Karen Rue, Northwest Independent School District. The superintendents discussed school finance, the state’s assessment system and ideas for intra-district collaboration with Texas Tribune’s editor-in-chief and CEO Evan Smith.

“The session went well,” said Dr. Flores of the event hosted at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon Johnson School for Public Policy. “I am most proud of the fact that in the audience were two, 2012 Harlingen High School South graduates, Ethan Perez and Drew Molder, who are both freshman at UT. They prove that when it’s all said and done, our job as educators is about our students.”

The panel’s discussion, serving as the unofficial kickoff to the three day festival that included panels covering an array of the state’s legislative topics, will be posted on the Texas Tribune’s website later this week.

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