The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to order an election for November 6 to elect three positions on the school board, two of which are currently held by members appointed to fill unexpired terms.
Trustee positions in Districts 1-A, 3-C and 4-D will be on the ballot.
District 1-A is currently held by Dr. Jeff Temple, who was appointed in June to replace Kelly Chambers. Chambers moved out of the district.
District 3-C is now held by Mary Cazares, who was administered her oath of office on Wednesday to fill the vacancy left by Norman Pappous. Pappous resigned his position in June after he was elected to Galveston City Council. News Release
District 4-D is held by Carol Greaney-Wurst, who has served in the position since 2006.
The district is accepting applications for candidates for all three positions through August 20. News Release on Candidate Applications
The school board voted to schedule a public hearing for August 29 for the district's budget and proposed tax rate. A tax rate has not been determined for the district, which is awaiting appraisal values from the Galveston County Appraisal District.
The school board voted to approve filing an application for an optional flexible school day program.
Galveston ISD is applying for a fifth year of the program, which is offered through the district's AIM College and Career Prep Center.
“The Optional Flexible School Day Program is a program that allows your district to offer flexible hours and days of attendance for students in grades 9-12 who are at risk of not graduating, are participating in an approved early college high school plan, or are attending a campus implementing an innovative redesign under a plan approved by the Commissioner of Education,” Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Annette Scott said. “The goal of the program is to target those students who are unable to attend school in a traditional setting, for example, because the student must seek employment to support their families, must provide child care during traditional school hours. Under these circumstances, the students might only be able to attend school during evening hours or for a couple of hours during the day. Students participating in an OFSDP may attend on a fixed or flexible schedule that does not meet the traditional 180, 5-days-per-week requirement.”
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Trustee Sandra Simmons absent. Agenda