Vale

Campus Information

Principal:
Erika Foerster
Vice Principal:
Andrew Drumm
Asst. Principal:
Karen Avila
Academic Dean:
Debra Herrera
School Hours:
8:30am - 3:40pm
Phone: (210) 397-5700
Fax: (210) 257-1000
Year Open:
2008
School Mascot:
Stingrays
School Colors:
Purple, Black

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2012

Robert L. Vale

2120 N Ellison Dr
78251 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

Former state Senator and Representative Robert "Bob" Vale always will be remembered as one of the infamous "Dirty Thirty" and "Killer Bees," but day in and day out, he was a family man who channeled his energy and political skill toward improving education, health care, and the environment for the working class of Texas.

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Former state Senator and Representative Robert "Bob" Vale always will be remembered as one of the infamous "Dirty Thirty" and "Killer Bees," but day in and day out, he was a family man who channeled his energy and political skill toward improving education, health care, and the environment for the working class of Texas.

The third of nine children, Bob Vale was born in 1931 in Roma-Los Saenz, Texas, where he developed his appreciation of and commitment to education. He was the salutatorian of the Manuel Guerra High School Class of 1950 and was valedictorian at St. Mary's University Law School, where he graduated in 1954.

Vale served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1954 to 1956 and received an honorable discharge as a first lieutenant. He started his own law practice in San Antonio in 1956 and married his wife, Theresa, a native of England, in 1958 after a whirlwind romance.

Vale's involvement in community initiatives and political campaigns led to his own successful run for office in 1965. He served seven terms in the Texas House of Representatives, becoming the first Bexar County legislator to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. By the time he was elected to the Senate in 1978, he was ranked eighth in seniority among 150 house members and had served on every major House committee.

During his 20 years in state office ( including two terms in the Senate ) Vale changed the educational landscape of San Antonio by playing an instrumental role in securing funding for the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the San Antonio State School. He also was a key supporter of the Tuition Equalization Grants bill that has given thousands of students in Texas access to a college education.

Known for his organization and analytical mind, Vale also authored and pushed for bills that protected the environment and improved access to health care.

The fervent advocate of legislative reform gained notoriety in 1971 when he joined the "Dirty Thirty." The group of 30 legislators opposed House leadership and successfully implemented some reforms in the legislative process.

Then, in 1979, Vale was one of a dozen senators who hid for 4 days at the end of the 66th legislative session to block a bill that would have mandated an early presidential primary in Texas. The flight of the "Killer Bees" effectively killed the bill.

All this was done while juggling birthdays, swim meets, and class projects for his four children, Kathleen, Michael, Shelagh, and Maureen. The Vales settled in Northwest San Antonio in 1971 and became a fixture at Holmes High School, the alma mater of their three youngest children.

Bob Vale passed away from brain cancer in 1992 at the age of 60, leaving behind a legacy of passion and compassion that today continues to benefit the state of Texas and the San Antonio community.

January 27, 2015

(11:30 a.m.) Scarborough ES is without phone service due to a construction issue in the neighborhood adjacent to the school. ATT is working on the problem. (Correction: The school also does NOT have email services. )

January 27, 2015

(11:00 a.m.) Scarborough ES is without phone service due to a construction issue in the neighborhood adjacent to the school. ATT is working on the problem. The school does have email services. If parents must get a message to the school, please email scarborough@nisd.net.

January 16, 2015

NISD schools & offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 20.