Clint ISD Moves to Single Member Board Elections

The Members of the Board of Trustees for the Clint Independent School District have voted to change its formation from a total at-large system to a combination single-member at-large system.

The combination consists of five single-member district positions and two at-large positions. What does that mean? It means that all seven seats on the Board will no longer be voted on by all the voters in the District.

Now five of the seats will be voted on only by voters within the boundaries of the single member district. This also provides for the opportunity for equal representation on the Board among the three communities of Clint, Horizon City and Montana Vista.

As scheduled, there are four positions up for election this November 6, 2018. The four Board positions are Single -Member District 1, Single-Member District 2, Single-Member District 4 and At-Large Position A.

Voters will be replacing current Board members Hilda James, Robert Lara, Arleen Parada and Jim Pendell unless either of them chooses to run for the At-Large position A or Single-Member District 2.

Then, in November of 2020, the remaining three positions will be up for election. These positions include At-Large Position B, Single-Member District 3 and Single-Member District 5

Candidates for Single-Member District positions must reside within the boundaries of that district. Candidates for At-Large positions may live anywhere within the boundaries of the Clint Independent School District. All registered voters residing in the school district may vote for the At-Large Position A.

Registered voters who reside within a Single-Member district, may only vote for Single-Member candidates in that district.  For those interested in running to be a board member?

The qualifications according to policy BBA(Legal) are:

A qualified/registered voter.
Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment, as applicable.
A resident of the district he or she desires to represent for six months before the filing deadline.
A resident of the state for 12 months before the deadline.
Not be mentally incapacitated (as defined in policy).
Have not been convicted of a felony (as defined in policy).

Of those interested in becoming a board member, former Clint ISD Board Member Pat Randleel shares her view of what’s important in a candidate

“[However,] what I think is the most important qualification is that the persons have a genuine and heartfelt concern for the educational needs and well-being of all the students enrolled in Clint ISD, as well as the nearly 1,500 employees of the District.”

The Clint ISD Board of Trustees election will be held on November 6, 2018. The deadline to File Applications for Place on the Ballot is August 20, 2018.

Candidate Packets can be picked up at the Clint ISD Administrative Building located at 14521 Horizon Blvd. in Horizon City. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Packets are also available on the Clint ISD website, by clicking on Board of Trustees, Board Election Information.

Clint ISD Map of Single Member districts 6.2018

Author – Pat Randleel

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