Clint Independent School District Board members are taking another step in the long-awaited change to the way representatives are elected to the CISD Board.
According to an open meetings posting, CISD board members will be attending a board workshop meeting this Wednesday here in Horizon.
Both items on the agenda are for discussion only, and deal with a presentation by Templeton Demographics, regarding “the various single member district plans from which Clint ISD Trustees will be elected with discussion on a timeline to produce final single member district maps so the Board of Trustees can get input from the general public by ordering and conducting a public hearing regarding the various single member district plans developed by Templeton Demographics “
The change, from at-large to single-member districts, has been a point of contention for many who live within the boundaries of Clint ISD. In the past, supporters of the single-member district map plan have alleged that the representation of the board was skewed toward the CISD schools in the valley, at the expense of the schools in the high desert.
The issue of representation and school funding was even the focus of a lawsuit filed in 2016, which the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the district.
In addition to the presentation, board members will discuss the timelines, maps, and dates for a public hearing to get input from the public regarding the switch to single-member districts.
This is all in advance of a CISD board vote – once the details are hammered out – ahead of the November 2018 election.
The Board Workshop Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clint Independent School District will be held February 7, 2018, beginning at 5:30 PM in the Board Room at 14521 Horizon Boulevard.