GCISD Board Named Finalist for H-E-B Award
The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Board of Trustees has been named a finalist in the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program. The GCISD Board is one of five finalists for the award, which includes categories for large school districts, small districts and early childhood education facilities, as well as school boards.
To determine overall statewide winners, a panel of judges visits each district, early childhood facility and school board, tours campuses and talks with administration, staff, parents and community members.
Winners will be announced at the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards ceremony on May 5 at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin. The winning large district will receive $100,000; the winning small district $50,000. An early childhood facility will receive $25,000. If selected, one or more school boards will receive up to a total of $25,000.
H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas. It has become the largest monetary program for educators in the state, spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators. This is the 18th year of the program overall, and the sixth year in which H-E-B is recognizing school boards to highlight the importance of strong leadership at the board level.