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Board approves Superintendent for three more years

Superintendent Rey Madrigal will lead the Harlandale ISD for three more years, thanks to a unanimous decision by the Board of Trustees. At their regularly scheduled board meeting December 16, members voted 6-0 to approve the contract extension which now runs through 2017.

“I am honored by the Board of Trustees’ vote of confidence and excited as we make plans for the future. I honestly believe that the best years are ahead of us.  I am grateful for the privilege to serve as Superintendent of this school district,” said Mr. Madrigal.

Board members also increased the Superintendent’s salary to $175,000, a 6% jump from the amount he currently earns.

“We are well aware that you have a heart for Harlandale. You know we want to go to the next level and we know you can help us get there,” said Board Member Velma Ybarra to Mr. Madrigal.

Madrigal has been with the district for more than 30 years. He was first selected as the Superintendent of HISD in February 2013, after serving six months in an interim capacity. During his most recent tenure, all campuses achieved a “Met Standard” accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency; the district is working on opening the first STEM Early College High School; Terrell Wells Middle School received a $20,000 grant to start a STEM-based after school program; HISD was named one of the Top Workplaces in San Antonio for the fourth year in a row; and he was honored with a LULAC National Education Service Center Education Award.

Board Member Anthony Alcoser lightheartedly teased Madrigal saying, “I don’t think we’re working him hard enough. He still has a full head of hair.”