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Teachers Participate in UT OnRamps Symposium

A UT OnRamps Partnership Symposium was held in Austin, Texas during the latter part of July 2017.  In attendance were United Independent School District (UISD), Physics and Pre –Calculus teachers. With OnRamps, the University of Texas at Austin and UISD have partnered to offer college credit to mathematics and physics students in UISD high schools. This year’s  program helped…

Finance Department members with award

Business and Finance Department Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States (GFOA)* has presented the United Independent School District (UISD), Business and Finance Office with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for a 16thconsecutive year.             The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award represents a significant UISD achievement.  It manifests the responsibility of the governing body and UISD staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental…

Administrators with awards

Thank you Partners for Scholars!

UISD Superintendent of Schools Roberto J. Santos, and Christina Uribe-Flores, Director of Instructional Accountability/Guidance and Counseling, presented certificates of appreciation to the Principals of the campuses that contributed the most to the district’s 2016-2017 Partners for Scholars Scholarship Drive.  Partners for Scholars awards $1000.00 college scholarships to low to middle income UISD graduates. The monetary assistance helps them cover some…

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Claudia Dovalina-Guzman New Director for Special Education Department

LAREDO, TEXAS – The United Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Roberto J. Santos are pleased to announce Claudia C. Dovalina-Guzman as the new director of the District’s Special Education Department. Dovalina-Guzman is currently the principal at Gutierrez Elementary School, where she has been since 2005. She previously served as the assistant principal at…

Group picture at Amparo Gutierrez

Amparo Gutierrez Elementary Celebrates 25 Years of Quality Education!

Amparo Gutierrez elementary school celebrated its 25 year milestone in grand style. Principal Claudia C. Dovalina-Guzman and Assistant Principal Michelle Cantu co-hosted the event.  The guest roster included UISD Board Members, Superintendent Roberto J. Santos, several District officials, former and present teachers and administrators. Former Principal Rita Peters, who opened the school in 1992, was…

Teachers of the Year at Powell Watson Group Picture

Powell Watson Rewards UISD’s Teachers of the Year

It was the start of a great year for two UISD teachers when they arrived for a press conference hosted by Toyota of Laredo on Bob Bullock Loop. The dealership, a division the Powell Watson Auto Group, organized the press conference to congratulate UISD’s  Elementary School Teacher of the Year(Miguel Angel Chavez from Centeno Elementary), and Secondary School Teacher of the…