Flores runs for Alice ISD school board place 3

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Octavio “Toby” Flores

Octavio “Toby” Flores

Flores is running for Alice ISD Board of Trustees place 3.

While he is not currently an elected official, Flores does serve on several boards in the community such as Rock the Vote Jim Wells, former Alice Chamber of Commerce, Alice Youth Football League, Alice National Little League, City of Alice Parks and Rec, City of Alice Zoning and Permits, and the Alice Hub City Chamber of Commerce.

Why do you feel it's important to run for this position? What are your qualifications?

The time is now to get our students back on track post COVID and with my professional background I can support the district to move in the right direction. Focusing on academics will be one of my main priorities. “I Believe” is my slogan for my campaign and “I Believe” Alice ISD will be an “A” rated school district soon. “I Believe” I will work well with the team of board members. “I Believe” in supporting the teachers and administrators with all the necessary resources and professional development needed to help our students succeed.

I am a proud graduate of Alice ISD, Class of 1998 and went on to pursue my post-secondary journey to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been providing counseling services to the community for over 14 years, both to adolescents and adults. Once elected to the school board I am confident that I will continue to serve my passion of helping people. Once I am in office all 4,600 plus students will be under my watch “No child will be left behind”.

What do you want voters to know about yourself?

I am the candidate that will bring a unique perspective that has the professional background knowledge to ensure that the appropriate outreach is provided and available to all students of Alice ISD. In my profession as a Licensed Professional Counselor my daily routine includes communication and collaboration with various individuals to assess goals/priorities and to develop plans on how to best meet them. If elected I would apply this same routine which will include collaboration with the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carl Scarbrough, and all the Alice ISD Board of Trustees to review goals/priorities and make sure all students have access to a quality education at Alice ISD. My vision is to have all school board of trustees and superintendent to be known as the “TEAM of EIGHT.” I am ready to accept the responsibility of participating in adopting policies, adopting a budget that meets the needs of the district and voting for what is in the best interest of our students. I humbly ask for your vote on May 1.

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