DEL VALLE, Texas — The Del Valle ISD Board of Trustees was selected as one of five school board finalists for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. This is a tremendous honor for our Board of Trustees recognizing their efforts by providing the best for our students, staff and community.

This award is designed to identify school boards demonstrating real leadership in the community it serves based on three criteria:

• Academic/student progress within the district
• Identification of community needs and specific actions taken based on those needs
• New and creative methods for community engagement

Officials representing H-E-B will visit Del Valle ISD in February to conduct finalist interviews and to get a first-hand look at the District. H-E-B will announce the state winners in May.

The H-E-B Excellence in Education program began in 2002 in cooperation with TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators).