Next regular Board Meeting:
April 14, 2014


To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared to be a contributing member of the community.

Our primary purpose of improving lives through a quality education is driven by an unrelenting determination to graduate all of our students and prepare them for success in higher education. Our ideology is reflected in our fundamental beliefs, commitments and core values that guide us in our daily practices.

Core Values   

    * Student Centered
    * High Expectations
    * Commitment
    * Passion
    * Integrity
    * Respect
    * Teamwork

Core Beliefs   
    * Every student can learn and
       achieve at high levels.
    * We are responsible for the
       education and safety of every
    * We are responsible for the
       efficient and effective operation
       of the school system.
    * Everyone should be treated with
    * People support what they help



Home Board of Trustees

Ruben D. Cuero

Rubén D. Cuero

Vice President - District 1

Mr. Cuero was elected to the Board in May 2009. He immigrated from Colombia as an adolescent and holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration. He worked for the IBM Corporation for 10 years and owned a small business for 7 years. He currently works as an independent small business consultant. Mr. Cuero has two young daughters, both of whom attend SAISD schools. His current term expires in 2013.


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What is a School Board?

The SAISD Board of Trustees, composed of seven District residents, is the school system's policy-making body. Each trustee represents one of seven single-member districts and is elected by voters of that district. Single-member districts were implemented in 1986. Trustees serve four-year terms

The Board's major duties include:

  • Adopting goals and objectives for the District
  • Reviewing and acting on policies
  • Adopting an annual budget and setting the tax rate
  • Electing school personnel as recommended by the superintendent
  • Reporting to the public on the District's progress