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240 N. Crockett St., San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: 956-361-6100

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)


Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department 
Luis D. Gonzales Jr.
Luis' Profile
As the Director of the Family and Community Engagement Department, Luis Gonzales contributes over twenty-two years of work experience at San Benito CISD. He is a product of San Benito Schools having attended Fred Booth Elementary, Miller Jordan Jr. High, and is a proud 1983 graduate of San Benito High School. Luis attended college at Texas Southmost College, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science and English. 
San Benito CISD Career 
During his tenure at San Benito CISD, Luis was a site coordinator for the PHD After-School Program - a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. With experience as an elementary and high school site coordinator, he was named Director of the Project GRAD 21st Century Grant. He remained as a grant administrator for the district's after-school program providing grant implementation and compliance monitoring through internal grant evaluation services. Additionally, he provided administrative guidance and supervision of the district's award-winning chess program. 
In 2007, Luis was assigned to the District Parental Involvement Department as a Department Coordinator. He managed the implementation of the Title I Parental Involvement requirements, family services for the Safe Schools Grant, and served as the McKinney Vento Homeless Act Liaison. After the retirement of longtime Parental Involvement Director Joe Villarreal, Luis was promoted to supervise all department services including Title I Part A Parental Involvement, Texas Compulsory Attendance, and Truancy; and was designated as the District McKinney Vento Homeless and Foster Care Liaison and the District Student Disciplinary Hearing Officer. Under his leadership, the department has evolved by expanding its staff and its location, improved its scope of community services, and eventually transformed into its current identity as the Family and Community Engagement Department.
Community Engagement 
Luis' participation in the local community extends beyond SBCISD. He is currently a member of the United Way of Northern Cameron County Board of Directors and past president, a member of the City of San Benito Civil Service Commission, and a dedicated supporter and show announcer for the San Benito High School Mighty Greyhound Marching Band. 
During the 2020-2021 school year, Luis' department goal is to create and host virtual parent sessions for San Benito CISD students and families to assist them during the COVID daily online academic instructional period. These will also provide information on the services provided by the district departments and community outreach agencies. 
Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department
Contact Information
Landrum Educational Complex 
450 S. Dowling Street
San Benito, TX 78586
Phone: (956) 361-6310

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

District Family Engagement Mission Statement

The mission of the San Benito CISD’s Family and Community Engagement Department is to create a strong partnership with parents and families to produce graduates who are lifelong learners by guaranteeing a 21st Century Education. 


District Family Engagement Vision Statement

The vision of the San Benito CISD’s Family and Community Engagement Department is to support parents and families of all students while encouraging them to seek all educational opportunities for their children as they develop the knowledge and learning skills that will prepare them for college and career readiness in the 21st Century.