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Grand Prairie ISD Board Elections

Grand Prairie ISD has a new election system. Five of the Trustee positions will be elected from single member districts, and the other two positions will be elected “at-large.” Click here to see a map of the single member district boundaries.

This year’s election, held in May, will elect a Trustee for single member District 1 and a Trustee for single member District 5.  Only individuals living within District 1 will have the opportunity to vote for the candidate(s) for District 1. Only individuals living within District 5 will have the opportunity to vote for the candidate(s) for District 5.

In May 2016, an election will be held for District 6, and at-large Place 7. The May 2017 election will be for Districts 2 and 4, and at-large place 3.

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 Grand Prairie ISD.

 
Duties of the Board

Operating within the legal parameters of the state and federal constitutions, statutes, courts, and administrative agencies, the Board is charged with the responsibility of providing the finest educational program possible for the students in the District. School trustees make all final decisions regarding school district priorities, policies, personnel, textbooks, expenditures, and growth management. Trustees adopt a budget which is necessary to maintain and operate the schools, levy taxes to support the budget, and submit bond issues to the citizens of the District to finance construction projects.

Board Member Qualifications
 
To be eligible to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, the office of school board Trustee, a person must:
 
   1.    Be a United States citizen.
 
   2.    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.
 
   3.    Have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be:
 
            a. Totally mentally incapacitated and the person’s mental capacity has not subsequently been completely
                 restored by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction; or
 
            b. Partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote and the person’s guardianship has not been
                modified to include the right to vote or the person’s mental capacity has not been completely restored
                by a subsequent final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction.

   4.    Have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise  
          released from the resulting disabilities.Atty. Gen. Op. LO 96-114 (1996)
 
Related Links
 
Dallas County Elections Office; Texas Secretary of State Elections Division; Texas Ethics Commission