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Randy Bates new School Board president

Paul Shanklin, the outgoing president of the Aldine ISD Board of Trustees, hands the gavel to Randy Bates, the incoming president of the Board during the Dec. 14 AISD school board meeting.

The Aldine ISD Board of Trustees approved a new slate of officers during its Dec. 14 Board meeting. The Board’s Nominating Committee, consisting of Randy Bates, Dr. Viola M. Garcia and Steve Mead, recommended that Mr. Bates serve as president, Dr. Kimberley Booker serve as vice president and Rose Avalos serve as secretary. Dr. Garcia, Connie Esparza, Mr. Mead and Paul Shanklin will serve as members.

Mr. Shanklin thanked his fellow Trustees for their support over the last two years when he served as president.

“It has been my pleasure to serve as board president for the last two years, during some very difficult times. I want to congratulate our new board officers and wish them well,” he said.

Mr. Bates thanked Mr. Shanklin for his service over the last two years when the district dealt with COVID19.

“I want to thank Mr. Shanklin for his service over the last two years,” Mr. Bates said. “It has not been an easy job. We come together for the good of Aldine. I also want to thank (Aldine ISD Superintendent) Dr. Goffney and her team for their leadership and hard work.”