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Single-Member District 4: Penny Smith, President
How Floresville students inspire Mrs.Smith

I have had the opportunity to work with many students on different committees that are active throughout the District.  When I see the creativity and focus they have, it is truly inspiring.  They present opinions and perspectives that we, as adults, might never think about.  I love seeing the confidence they have in themselves when they speak about topics they are interested in.  Our students succeed not just academically, but in so many other areas also, which creates a well-rounded, balanced adult.

Mrs. Smith's hopes for FISD students

I would love to see each student succeed in whatever area interests them personally.  We have such a wide range of talented kids that includes everything from artists and astronauts to welders and mathematicians!  I want to see our students progress not only academically, but also as people of high character and morals.  FISD helps the students achieve all this and more.

Why Mrs. Smith serves the students, staff and families of Floresville

I believe every person should volunteer their time in some way for the betterment of those around you.  That might include the local school, church, civic organizations, or any other worthy groups.  I believe that when you give of your time and talents, you always get back more than you could ever give away.  I know personally that’s been true for me during my five years of service as a Trustee.  I believe that FISD provides a quality education, along with meeting the social and emotional needs of our kids, and that is part of why I choose to serve. 


All about Penny Smith GraphicSingle-Member District 1: Bill Meuth, Vice President


How Floresville students inspire Mr. Meuth

Floresville ISD students are making GREAT things happen in our school and our community.  I believe FISD students are engaged in our school, enthusiastic about our school, and committed to their success in our school which is truly inspiring to me.  The students’ pride and engagement in FISD has a direct positive impact on our entire community.


Mr. Meuth's hopes for FISD students

My hope is that every student at FISD has the confidence to always know their self-worth, the strength to dream big and to receive the best education to become successful in life.


Why Mr. Meuth serves the students, staff and families of Floresville

I believe strong public schools create strong communities and successful adults.  I am committed to making sure all FISD students and teachers have the resources they need and to provide opportunities for excellence in education for ALL students.

Single-Member District 3: Rachel Peña, Secretary

How Floresville students inspire Mrs. Pena
Great things happen at FISD every day, and I am incredibly proud of all our students. Serving as an FISD Board member allows me many opportunities to work with and serve the amazing students at FISD, who are learning and leading in many capacities and organizations. Seeing and celebrating their academic and extracurricular success inspires me to provide them with the tools and cutting-edge programs they need to be successful in today’s global society. Ultimately, our students are the hope for the future. Ensuring FISD student success ensures the continued strength of our city, state, and country.    

Mrs. Pena's hopes for FISD students
My hope is that every student exceeds their maximum potential, become productive citizens, and lead by example, whatever their goals may be. Moreover, it is my sincerest hope that every student is confident in their worth, skills, and knowledge. Self-assurance is vital to success, both professionally and personally.

Why Mrs. Pena serves the students, staff and families of Floresville
I am a product and an advocate of the public school system. I recognize that we are the guardians of our children and their future. I am committed to making sure that our school district offers a quality education to all students and that it provides a safe and challenging learning environment.

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Single-Member District 7: Heath A. Orth, Treasurer

How Floresville students inspire Mr. Orth
The students of FISD inspire me with their dedication not only to school but to our community as well.  Our students are so eager to perform at their best, whether in a contest or in doing community service. It's my belief that the values of performing well in school and in our community is bestowed on them by parents, teachers, and role models.  I have had the opportunity to work with many students enrolled in our CTE programs and have witnessed the dedication these students have to FISD and their community.  


Mr. Orth's hopes for FISD students

My hope for the students of FISD is that they use the knowledge they have gained from FISD to become successful in their future endeavors.  

Why Mr. Orth serves the students, staff and families of Floresville
As a product of Floresville ISD and a long-time resident of Floresville,  I believe that it is important to be involved in the community as a volunteer.  It is important to build relationships in your community and within an organization.  As a board member, the relationships that are built within the board room ensures that we create a safe learning environment for the students which in turn helps provide a proper education for all students so that they may become productive citizens.

Single-Member District 2: Bonna Reed, Member

How Floresville students inspire Ms. Reed
I am inspired by seeing how our students use the excellent educational opportunities of FISD to better themselves.

Ms. Reed's hopes for FISD students
I want to see all the students use their knowledge gained at FISD to achieve learning to reach their goals, and to realize their full potential as future productive citizens.

Why Ms. Reed serves the students, staff and families of Floresville
My priority is to have quality education for all students and to support the teaching staff and learning environment. I want to maintain an honest and open relationship with the families, administration and community.

Single-Member District 5: Jason Svoboda, Member

Single-Member District 6: Alena Berlanga, Member

How Floresville students inspire Mrs. Berlanga
I’m inspired by FISD students when I see them face a challenge and problem-solve to overcome it. Their tenacity demonstrates their willingness to work hard and is a characteristic that will make them a valuable asset to their community someday.

Mrs. Berlanga's hopes for FISD students
My hope for the students of FISD is that one day they can use their educational and social experiences as the foundation to build a stronger community, healthy relationships, successful careers, but more importantly, a better version of themselves. My hope is that our children will know failure is not the end, but it is an opportunity to learn and grow even when it may be uncomfortable. As Brazilian author Paul Coelho said, “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

Why Mrs. Berlanga serves the students, staff and families of Floresville
I chose to serve the FISD community to bring another perspective that is representative of not only students and teachers, but taxpayers and community stakeholders. I have family members that chose teaching as their career. My own children have been in private schools, public schools, special needs schools, and homeschooling. No matter their previous educational experiences, I want every child at FISD to have the ability to attend a school that allows them to be successful and give them the tools to make their dreams come true. I believe in order to give our students the best chance to succeed, we must ensure our teachers are given the resources they need to excel in the classroom and to create a fun and safe learning environment for every single student.

FISD Board Elections and Terms:

Single Member Districts 1, 4, and 7
2018, 2021,2024 and so forth

Single Member Districts 2 and 6
2019, 2022, 2025 and so forth

Single Member Districts 3 and 5
2020, 2023, 2026 and so forth