The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has reelected Bobby Rigues of Aledo ISD to a three-year term on the TASB Board of Directors, representing TASB Region 11, position A. Since 2004, Rigues has served on the Aledo ISD school board, holding both president and vice-president positions. He is a 2009 Leadership TASB graduate and recipient of the 2010 LTASB Alumni Leadership Award. In 2011, Rigues was named the Texas School Public Relations Association’s Key Communicator.
His past and current advocacy services include time as a director for the North Texas Area Association of School Boards, a judge for the American School Board Journal’s Magna Awards, and a regular attendee of the National School Board Association’s Advocacy Institute.
In 2011, his statewide grassroots initiative Make Education a Priority gained local and national attention for its public education advocacy efforts. In 2016, he assisted in the creation of the public education nonprofit Make Education a Priority, Inc., where he currently serves as the CEO. Rigues earned his bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University. He has been an agent for State Farm Insurance since 1988.
TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local public school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million students.