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News Release

For release: January 2018

District contact: Susan Bell, 361-645-3259, ext. 5101  


Thank a School Board Member

(Goliad)—January is School Board Recognition Month and Goliad Independent School District is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools.


“School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it can be
for every child,” said
Dave Plymale, Superintendent.  In a climate of change and challenge, they develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and the lives of individual students. They bear responsibility and oversight in Goliad ISD for an annual budget of $15.9 million; 1,341 students, in grades PK to 12; more than 210 employees; and 3 campuses.


“Preparing today’s students to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow is a tremendous task. As elected officials, school board members are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of our schoolchildren,” said Plymale.


“We proudly salute these education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding, and school facilities. Their service ensures that
decisions about local public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families,” said Plymale. “These dedicated individuals deserve recognition and thanks for their unfailing commitment to the continuing success of our students now and in the future,” he said.


The men and women serving Goliad ISD are:


            Trey Wimberly -                      12 years

Brandon Huber -                     7 years

            Robert De La Garza                7 years

            Destry Gruetzmacher-             7 years

            Michelle Reitz -                       5 years

            Steven Webel -                        3 year

            Don Lee Gonzalez                  1 year



“Great leadership always begins with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference. Please join us as we applaud these local leaders for helping our kids soar to success,” he said.