Superintendent Héctor Rico Bids Alisal Union Goodbye
Alisal Union School District Superintendent Héctor Rico has rejected an offer to renew his contract, the Salinas Californian reports. After three years as superintendent, Rico says he has decided to pursue other opportunities.
Rico’s tenure saw the creation of the Whole Child Division and multiple awards. The district implemented a one-on-one student-tablet pairing program and saw the passage of Measure M, a $70 million school bond that facilitated reconstruction of two schools and the creation of a new one. Schools also saw new counselors and improved test scores under his leadership.
Rico has not revealed his next moves. The board is now entering discussions about how to replace him.
“It’s been an honor to serve as this community’s superintendent and to have had a part in fulfilling the mission of cultivating the whole child for a world-class education," Rico wrote in his announcement. "I wish everyone much continued success."