Trustees this week hired Jerry Gibson, an educator with a reputation for improving struggling campuses and successfully managing capital projects, to run the island’s public schools.

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Charlotte O'rourke

Congratulations, Mr. Gibson. Welcome to Galveston.

I’m wishing you, the students, and the school system a successful New Year.

Bailey Jones

I hope the city gets its money's worth. I expect to see substantially better school scores in the next three years. If that happens, I'll be his biggest fan.

E.J Petree

It is time for the Galveston School Board of Trustees to realize that new buildings do not educate students. Student achievement comes from good teachers, challenging curriculum and high expectations for student behavior and performance from involved parents. It is a simple formula and it does not rest in bond issues for new buildings.

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