AUSTIN (KXAN) — Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees names the district’s 20th elementary school after community donors Audrey and Leonard Dearing.
The Board voted unanimously on the school’s name last Thursday, February 20th. Nominations from the community played a part in the decision-making process.
“The Board is so proud to name Pflugerville ISD’s next elementary campus after Audrey and Leonard Dearing,” Pflugerville ISD Board of Trustees President Elva Gladney said.
“Both have provided tremendous contributions to the school district and the Pflugerville community, and it is a fitting tribute to place their names on a campus that will serve our students and our community for generations to come.”
The Dearing family moved to Pflugerville in 1959, largely in part for the school district’s reputation. Both Audrey and Leonard have served the community in countless way since. Leonard was a member of the PISD Board and served as president during part of his tenure. He passed away in 2007.
Audrey is one of the founding members of the Pflugerville Education Foundation, a non-profit that provides funding and resources to benefit the PISD. She still serves on the organization’s Board of Directors today.
Audrey has also been involved as a charter member of the Friends of the Pflugerville Library, an organization that raises funds for the city’s community library. Audrey was honored with the Silver Spur award for her many years of 4-H leadership.
The Dearings’ have three children that graduated from Pflugerville High School.
The new elementary school campus is located off the intersection of Gattis School Road and Priem Lane.
Pflugerville ISD is a fast-growing district that’s expected to grow by 400 students per year in upcoming years.