Superintendent's Corner

WELCOME to Fabens ISD for the 2013-14 school year!   We are very excited about the upcoming challenges and opportunities that we anticipate will bring forth many successes for our students, community and school district.  Our TEA Accountability Ratings for this year are in, and we are pleased to report that Fabens ISD “Met Standard” requirements on Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Post secondary Readiness. This good news is a reflection of hard work by our students, teachers, parents, community and administrators. It is our belief that working together we can make a difference and help all our students to be successful learners. We are also proud of the campuses for their respective accountability accomplishments.  Fabens Elementary, O’Donnell Intermediate, Fabens Middle School and Fabens High School all obtained a “Met Standard” rating.  These are all accomplishments that we will continue to build on this school year.

We truly believe that Fabens ISD is one of the best districts in the state of Texas.  In spite of the economic difficulties we are going through, our compensation plan for teachers, support staff and administrators continues to be competitive.  The recent 2% general pay increase for all eligible employees approved by the board of trustees is indicative of the support and trust they have for our district.  In addition, we will continue to pay retention and perfect attendance bonuses to our employees.  We also will continue to provide optimum growth opportunities for our teachers and staff by supporting them to be the very best at what they do.

This year will be the fourth year of our Early College Program.  The Cotton Valley ECHS will be having its first senior class!  Through the partnerships with El Paso Community College, Tornillo ISD, Ft. Hancock ISD and Fabens ISD, we have worked as a team to make the early college happen.

Our Wildcat “Cat-Site” continues to flourish and has become one of our main resources that keeps our community up to date on what is going on at Fabens ISD. We know that as you check out our web-site, you will find that we are a district with many opportunities and successes. We pride ourselves in being the engine that drives our community to success.  Please feel free to contact our Technology Department and provide us with your suggestions to help us make the “Cat-Site” the place to hit.

With its rolling cotton fields, majestic pecan orchards and small town uniqueness, Fabens is the hub of the lower valley.  We pride ourselves in how big we think about everything we do. We are very fortunate to have a community that is a strong advocate of establishing a great learning environment for all our students.  Our school board members’ leadership has been instrumental in the growth and overall success of the Fabens Independent School District.

In concert with community support, Fabens ISD is a district that believes that all children have a gift to offer, and it is our charge to ignite their fire to glow and grow.  Fabens ISD is a small district with a big HEART!  We are blessed to have the gift of small town values that will navigate our students to reach their dreams.  We thank you for visiting our “Cat-Site” and invite you to visit our great town and district.


Poncho Garcia Jr.