Dr. Dupre surprised by presentation of flag flown over U.S. Capitol (5/3/2021)
FORT BEND ISD (May 3, 2021) – U.S. Rep. Troy Nehls surprised Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD’s Superintendent of Schools, by presenting him with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of Dr. Dupre’s 19 years of service to the District.
During the event, Nehls remarked that during Dr. Dupre’s tenure the District has experienced significant growth, helping to spur growth throughout Fort Bend County.
“I want to thank you for your service,” said Nehls. “The growth we have seen in our community is in large part because families say, ‘I want my children to attend FBISD schools.’ I believe that can be attributed to your love and passion for educating our children.”
Dr. Dupre said he was completely surprised by the gesture and he spoke about the flag representing more than a measure of gratitude. He said the flag bore special meaning for him as a tie to his deceased father who served in the military and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
“I was not able to obtain the flag from my father’s burial service, so this gift is very meaningful to me,” said Dupre. “I sincerely thank the congressman for this flag; it is a gift I will treasure.”
Dave Rosenthal, Vice President of the FBISD Board of Trustees, was among those present for the ceremony. He also expressed his appreciation for Dr. Dupre’s work on behalf of the District’s students.
“Dr. Dupre has done an outstanding job as our superintendent for the past eight years,” said Rosenthal. “He is so deserving of this honor. We appreciate all the work he has performed and all the goals he has achieved on behalf of our students, their families and our staff. I’d like to thank Congressman Nehls for selecting Dr. Dupre for this honor.”
Photograph: Dr. Charles Dupre (center) received a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol from Rep. Troy Nehls (left). FBISD Board of Trustees Vice President Dave Rosenthal was in attendance at today's surprise ceremony.