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.
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.