Longtime Harlingen trustee Verna Young steps down

HARLINGEN — After serving as a Harlingen school district trustee for 15 years, Board Vice President Verna Young is stepping down to care for her health.

“We are very grateful for her service. She has been fully committed to the education of all students as an educator and as a trustee,” Superintendent Art Cavazos said yesterday.

“She’s a champion for HCISD students, families and staff. She will be greatly missed but we are confident she will stay up to date with our transformation.”

Young’s Place 7 seat on the school board is one of two up for election on May 7.

Young, 84, became a school board member in May 2001 after she retired as principal of Harlingen High School.

Her career in education spanned 60 years.