John C. French has long held meaning for the citizens of Cuero. Beginning 122 years ago, a tax bond was passed to construct the first public school. The school was built on land given by Mrs. Sarah French. The school served all grades from 1-10 and was named after her husband John C. French.
In 1927, another bond issue was passed to build a larger high school and a separate elementary, thus John C. French was the name given to the elementary. This name has always been the name of the elementary, even when the newer (present) school was built in the 1960s.
As you know, our community passed a bond to build two new campuses, one for John C. French and one for Hunt Elementary. The school board is considering re-naming the schools. We have the opportunity to express our thoughts and feelings on this matter by voting online by this Friday, Feb. 13 Please go to CISD.org and vote to keep the primary school’s name John C. French.