A native of Laredo, Raul B. Fernandez was born in 1937, the youngest of four children of Gus and Candelaria Fernandez.
As a youngster, Raul attended Ursuline Academy and Martin High School in Laredo. Fernandez later attended Texas A&M University where he earned a civil engineering degree (Class of '59).
He started working with H.B. Zachry Construction Co., and married Sylvia Pena, his high school sweetheart. Raul and his wife have three children.
In 1974, Fernandez joined Uptmore & Associates where he would become Senior Vice President.
Fernandez was selected to the NISD Board of Trustees in 1972 and served for 18 years. Using his expertise as a builder, Fernandez guided Northside in the construction of two dozen schools, numerous academic program improvements, and opening Northside schools to lifetime learning.
July 21, 2016 NISD offers free & reduced-price meals for qualifying students
Northside Independent School District (NISD) announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.
March 31, 2016 More than 7,500 kindergarten children expected to register
Once again, Northside is expecting a large kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year, making it all the more critical that parents register their children during Kinder Roundup in order to secure a seat at their neighborhood school. More than 7,500 kindergarten students are expected to enroll for the 2016-17 school year.