SAN BENITO — The Parental Involvement Department volunteers have had a busy school year.
In terms of numbers, 704 registered volunteers served the district in the 2015-2016 school year.
Those volunteers served all 19 campuses, with a total of 14,852 hours served.
Because of their dedication to the school district, during Tuesday night’s school board meeting, 26 were honored for their service as parent volunteers.
They have provided so much to our community and schools, said District Coordinator Luis Gonzales Jr.
Of those honored, were those who volunteered more than 100 hours of their time.
“They are the machine of what we do at the different campuses. Some are there Monday through Friday. They are there when administration needs them,” Gonzales said.
“They are our all stars.”
The organization is always accepting parent volunteers.
“Our numbers increase every year and we would like to continue that,” Gonzales said. “By the time I retire, I’d like that number to at 2,500.”
If you were to put a money value on that, Gonzales said the number of hours served equated to $107,677 worth of services provided.
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These are the 26 parent volunteers honored earlier this week in San Benito.
-Cynthia Silva 420
-Janie Nunez 375
-Mary Solis 350
-Debbie Mills 275
-Julia Obregon 230
-Luz Garcia 225
-Rebecca Vega 195
-Jessica Obregon 190
-Crystal Gamez 190
-Diana Munoz 185
-Juanita Lopez 180
-Rosa Gomez 180
-Patricia Aguilar 180
-Frank Solis 175
-Mari Hernandez 160
-Juanita Gaytan 160
-Margarita Vigil 140
-Angela Juarez 120
-Maribel Perales 110
-Beatriz Ramirez 110
-Cristina Obregon 110
-Cristina Sanchez 110
For more information about the Parental Involvement Department call 956-361-6310.