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Hunkapiller to resign from Floresville ISD

Hunkapiller to resign from Floresville ISD
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Wilson County News
June 21, 2013, 12:08pm

FLORESVILLE -- Dr. Jerry Lee Hunkapiller, who for slightly less than two years has served as the superintendent of the Floresville Independent School District (ISD), will be resigning from that position in the coming week. Hunkapiller confirmed this June 21 by telephone.

The resignation has been the subject of rumors in the community following a heated June 17 meeting of the district’s board of trustees. For more about that meeting, read the June 26 print edition of the Wilson County News.

“We just need to get back home closer to the family,” said Hunkapiller, whose family hails from North Texas.

The superintendent said the resignation was not related to a closed-session discussion June 17, which pertained to controversy surrounding a KSAT 12 news story that aired June 3.

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James Rethaber  
Floresville, TX  
July 2, 2013 6:54pm
@ Tyra: Yes, my wife is a teacher at FISD. However, I am speaking on this topic as a parent of two children enrolled in FISD and as a member of this community. I make no apologies for what I have said on this discussion thread. ... More ›

July 2, 2013 5:47pm
Mr. Rethaber needs to be very careful with what he says because his wife is a teacher at this school district, so what he says WILL reflect on her and will be taken into consideration in many things. They don't necessarily run ... More ›

Former FISD Teacher  
July 1, 2013 4:53pm
As a native of Floresville, and a former FISD teacher, I can say that the school has changed so much over these years. When I tried to fight for the students, I was in constant "trouble". Yes, I was treated unfairly ... More ›

James Rethaber  
Floresville, TX  
July 1, 2013 4:00pm
@ T-Bone: I appreciate the offer. :-) I would be a hypocrite if I ran away from problems instead of dealing with them in a head-on manner. Ambrose Bierce was attributed with the following quote that I believe best describes running ... More ›

T-Bone Pickens  
July 1, 2013 3:46pm
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family James. If you need it, my friend Larwrence has a vise I've used many times at his shop in Poth. Tell him T-Bone sent you and he will gladly tighten it to the point your ... More ›

James Rethaber  
Floresville, TX  
July 1, 2013 3:34pm
@ T-Bone: I completely understand where you are coming from. I am from here, moved off to further my education, and then moved back here to raise a family. However, if one would follow that logic and leave every time this occurs, ... More ›

T-Bone Pickens  
July 1, 2013 3:25pm
James – I’m afraid you are setting yourself up for some serious disappointment. You clearly are an educated man as evidenced by your PhD. You state that you are in the corporate world and you give some good examples as to ... More ›

James Rethaber  
Floresville, TX  
July 1, 2013 8:49am
@ 4th Generation Texan: I respect your opinion and comment, but I will not give up on this town or this school. I love this area and I see a tremendous amount of potential in this school district. Are we facing tough times? Yes, ... More ›

4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
June 30, 2013 9:01pm
My suggestion for citizens of Floresville....MOVE! The last time I saw the city limit sign was the happiest day of my life. And, believe me when I say that I have made trips back far between and few. If a small backwater town ... More ›

Hometown Dad  
June 29, 2013 11:27pm
Hey, "Can't Fix Stupid," please run for school board! We need folks like you who will ask the hard questions! Our kids deserve it!

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