Filing open for PISD election, board meets Feb. 10

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Filing is open for candidates who want to run in the May 9 Pearland ISD Trustee election.

Up for grabs are Position No. 3, currently held by Trustee Virgil Gant, and Position No. 4, currently held by Trustee Andrew Solomon. Seven trustees serve three-year terms.

All positions on the PISD board are at-large, meaning each trustee represents the entire school district rather than a section of the population.

The board functions as the district’s policy-making body, and staff carries out policies set by the board.

Completed applications for a place on the ballot – along with the required designation of campaign treasurer – can be delivered to Bobbie Dawson, superintendent’s secretary, 1928 N. Main.

Filing opened on Jan. 28, and the filing deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 27. The last day to register to vote in the May election is March 4. Early voting will be held from April 27 to May 5.

For more information, call 281-485-3203 or e-mail [email protected]

Trustees are set to meet on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Pearland ISD’s leaders are in the midst of planning and financing needed repairs and renovations for a number of Pearland ISD campuses. Moving those projects forward now, Trustees say, may mean they can be completed during summer months to avoid any disruptions for students and staff.

The board in December a construction-manager-at-risk to coordinate needed repairs to Pearland High’s electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. The board also is in the midst of planning renovations and expansions at Lawhon and Carleston elementaries.

Regular meetings of the PISD board are held in the Administration Building, 1928 N. Main, in Pearland. Open sessions are set to begin at 6 p.m. A session for public input is provided.

The agenda and other information will be posted on the district’s website, Future board meetings are scheduled on March 10, April 14, May 19 and June 9.

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