Herminia “Minnie” Rodgers has made her formal announcement for re-election to her current Place 7 seat on the Mission C.I.S.D. (MCISD) school board on May 5.
Early voting begins Mon., April 23 and the last day of early voting by personal appearance is Tues., May 1.
In the released announcement, she said, “My last four years as a board trustee member, many changes have taken place. We have seen and been active in everything that was possible. Being retired has given me the honor of attending everything possible.”
She went on to clarify her vision for MCISD, and, for the “things to accomplish,” she listed the following:
• “Hiring a superintendent that will stay for more than five years is very important; we need stability for our community to feel at ease about education.”
• “Curriculum is a must if we are to push for higher scores in our district.”
•“To see the construction of Mission High School finished is very important.”
• And, “I would like to encourage everyone that MCISD needs more choices in career education classes for our students. College is important, but not everyone will go to college.”
Rodgers said she was born and raised in San Isidro, where she graduated from high school and went on to receive her lifetime certificate in career technology from Texas A&M University. She retired as an educator after 40 years – 39 of them with MCISD.
She is a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church where she has served as Sactrantan for the 11 a.m. mass, has been a member of the Mission Lions Club for 25 years and served on the Texas Citrus Fiesta board of directors for 40 years. She has also served on the Mission Historical Museum and Education Foundation of MCISD boards.
Rodgers concluded with, “My decisions have always been for the betterment of students and teachers and will continue to do the same with your vote of confidence. Thank you for the honor of serving and seeing the different side of education.”