ROBSTOWN — Robstown Independent School District Board of Trustees voted to extend Superintendent Dr. Maria M. Vidaurri’s contract through the 2021-2022 school year. The decision was made based on continuous academic achievement and overall district success.

Dr. Vidaurri was hired with Robstown ISD in 2013. In the 2015-2016 school year she has led the district to a ‘Met Standard’ status under the State Accountability Rating System, earned an Early College High School designation for Robstown High School, and secured a 21st Century grant for the district in the amount of $4.2 million.

Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Eva Orona stated “the board feels the district has been moving forward very strongly,” but challenged Vidaurri to continue to look for new ideas that may enhance student success in the district.

Vidaurri looks forward to new initiatives the district is actively pursuing, such as becoming a District of Innovation.

President of the Board, Oscar Lopez commented, “Dr. Vidaurri has done excellent things for the schools of Robstown. It is evident that her true passion is education for children.”

When asked about the extension of the contract, Vidaurri stated that she was “honored and proud to serve the community of Robstown and will continue to help make a difference for children.”