EDINBURG – Superintendent Dr. René Gutiérrez recently highlighted the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District’s academic accomplishments during his State of the District address to members of the Edinburg Rotary and school administrators.

“We are proud to have been selected, based on our performances and our students’ academic scores, for four National Blue Ribbon Schools,” Gutiérrez said. “That’s a tremendous accomplishment and something that we can be proud of as a community.”

Gutierrez spoke to approximately 80 people, who attended the Edinburg Rotary luncheon meeting at the Echo Hotel. He said that Edinburg CISD is rated one of the

best school districts in the state by the Texas Education Agency.

“Being an Edinburg resident for many years, I’ve just known about all of the wonderful potential and the capabilities of our school system, and we are so blessed,” said Nario Cantu, a member of the Edinburg Rotary.

Cantu said that the partnership between ECISD and the Edinburg community was essential to shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.

Gutierrez also echoed the importance of community involvement, especially with regards to the District’s student recruitment efforts.

“We think now from diapers to diploma,” said Gutierrez. “We have to start networking, talking and communicating with children that are in daycare centers and learning centers, because we want to keep these kids in our community and in our schools.”