Sioux County School District Has It's First Latino Board Member

Oct 12, 2017

Hermencgildo Reyes Rodriguez of Orange City

The MOC-Floyd Community School Board has its first Hspanic board member, Hermencgildo Reyes Rodriguez of Orange City. At a recent organizational meeting of the Board of Education, a new member was sworn in: Hermenegildo Reyes Rodriguez.

Doug Calsbeek of the Sioux County Capital Democrat has this report.

Rodriguez will serve for four years as director of District Three. He’s the first Hispanic director of the school district.
Rodriguez was born and raised in Durango, Mexico, where he completed high school and began a degree in graphic design.He moved to Iowa to live with his sister, met his wife in Orange City and now makes Orange City home with five children. He attends an Orange City church and works as a machine operator in Le Mars.
Rodriguez says he hopea that his involvement on the board will encourage other Latino parents to be a bigger part of the school system and the community. 

I’m Doug Calsbeek of the Sioux County Capital-Democrat, reporting for Siouxland Public Media News.