1970
Josephine Castañeda Elementary
Superintendent James T. Ogg moved quickly in the Fall of 1965 to meet a pressing need for Brownsville students. Ogg filled out an application for a migrant school for grades 1-8 in October of that year. One month later, the migrant school named for longtime Brownsville teacher Josephine Castañeda was in session in portable buildings. Ruben Gallegos was the school's first principal. Students followed an extended schedule in order to complete classes before migrating. The original campus, composed totally of portable buildings, was rebuilt using funds from the $100 million school bond passed in 1997.
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