As we close out a monumental first half of the school year, I’d like to take a moment to thank you once again for your support of our students and schools this past November during our District’s Bond Election. Your overwhelming support will allow us to aggressively pursue Round Rock ISD’s strategic goals, provide equity across our District, enhance safety and security, and build for the impressive growth we continue to experience.
I want to personally thank the voters of Round Rock ISD for supporting the District’s 2018 Bond and demonstrating so overwhelmingly our community’s commitment to public education.
Round Rock ISD is growing, and those of us that live here know why. Our District is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family, and our schools—thanks to amazing students, parents, teachers, and administrators—have earned a reputation for delivering a world-class education. We grew by more than 1,200 students this school year and are now home to more than 50,400 incredible students.
Today, City of Austin leaders announced that they expect the Boil Water Notice to continue for at least a few more days. For Round Rock ISD, that means a number of our schools located in Austin and/or that utilize the city’s water supply will continue to be impacted until the Boil Water Notice is lifted. Until then, our District will continue to provide all students and staff at affected campuses with safe drinking water.
As you may have heard, Round Rock ISD is considering establishing its own police department as many public school districts across Texas have done.
We have long enjoyed a close partnership with local law enforcement agencies who we contract with to provide school resource officers on our campuses, but, unfortunately, those agencies no longer have the workforce to fully staff our secondary schools.
Round Rock ISD Superintendent of Schools Steve Flores, Ph.D. has named Ramiro Flores to serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointment comes following current CFO Randy Staats’ announcement that he is leaving the District to serve as CFO for the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.
Superintendent Steve Flores, Ph.D. named Delvin Brooks, Round Rock ISD General Maintenance Lead, as the RRock Star for April 2018. As General Maintenance Lead, Brooks spearheads efforts to find solutions to campus maintenance related issues and provide students and staff with superb learning facilities.
The Round Rock Independent School District, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, and Round Rock Police Department are committed to keeping our students safe and campuses secure.
While Round Rock ISD’s goal is to provide a world-class education and prepare students for a successful future, it is imperative to keep children free from harm while in the District’s care. Without feeling safe, our children cannot thrive.
Terry C. Worcester has been named Round Rock Independent School District’s Chief Operating Officer. Worcester has more than 30 years of experience in architectural design and currently serves as Round Rock ISD’s director of construction, where he is charged with oversight of construction projects totaling approximately $300 million.