Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Due to the public health crisis related to COVID-19 and to abide by the recommendation of not holding a gathering of greater than 10 people, the
Regular School Board Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 6:30pm
Meeting ID: 971 3712 1939
Closed session begins at posted time. Open session will begin once closed session has ended.
- If you wish to submit comments that may be read publicly during the board meeting, please email email@example.com. The email will be open two hours before the scheduled meeting and will close one hour before the meeting begins.
- Comments must be no longer than three minutes when read. You are asked to refrain from sharing personal information about your student, or mentioning specific PISD staff members by name. Comments of a similar nature may be consolidated into one representative comment.
The Board is composed of seven officials elected for three-year terms. Meetings are held on the second week of each month. Open session begins at 6:30 p.m. and closed session begins immediately after open session concludes, if needed, in the Palacios Independent School District Board Room located at 1209 Twelfth Street.
The Board makes major decisions regarding school policy, curriculum, and expenditures, but it is limited by law and rules set by the State Board of Education. Other duties consist of adopting goals and objectives for the district, reviewing and acting on policies, adopting an annual budget, setting the tax rate, electing school personnel as recommended by the superintendent, and reporting to the public about the District's progress.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Pictured front (L-R): Peter Estraca, Lisa Harrison, Fabian Marroquin, (Secretary)
Back: Steve Stuhrenberg (Resigned 6-19-20), Peter Zamarripa (Vice President), Rob Kessler, and Brandon Bowers
Board of Trustees: First Term Began Term Expires:
Rob Kessler - Position 1 Member, Board of Trustees May 2015 May 2021
Peter Estraca - Position 2 Member, Board of Trustees May 2015 May 2021
Brandon Bowers - Position 3 Member, Board of Trustees May 2016 May 2022
Vacant- - Position 4 Member, Board of Trustees May 2022
Lisa Harrison - Position 5 Member, Board of Trustees May 2017 May 2020
Fabian Marroquin - Position 6 Secretary, Board of Trustees May 2014 May 2020
Peter Zamarripa - Position 7 Vice President, Board of Trustees May 2005 May 2020
Policies for Addressing the Board:
|At regular meetings the Board shall allot time to hear persons who desire to make comments to the Board. Persons who wish to participate in this portion of the meeting shall sign up as they arrive, indicating the topic about which they wish to speak.|
Complaints and Concerns
|Complaints and concerns for which other resolution channels are provided shall be directed through those channels. The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person who wishes to address the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively. If not, the person shall be directed to seek resolution before bringing the matter to the Board at a subsequent meeting. Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.|
|Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the portion of the meeting designated for that purpose. At all other times during a Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless recognized by the presiding officer. No presentation shall exceed three minutes. Delegations of more than five persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.|
|Board's Response||Specific factual information or recitation of existing policy may be furnished in response to inquiries, but the Board shall not deliberate or decide regarding any subject that is not included on the agenda posted with notice of the meeting.|
Board members will no longer announce whether they have met their credit requirements in the last meeting of each calendar year. Rather, they must announce whether they have met their credit requirements in their last regular meeting prior to a district election for trustees. If they are deficient in meeting their credit requirements, the district is required to post that deficiency on its website within ten business days and leave the posting there until the trustee meets the requirements.
Board of Trustees Election Information
The Palacios ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven trustees who serve three year terms. Elections are conducted in May in accordance with the Texas Secretary of State Uniform Election Calendar. While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas; rather, each represents Palacios ISD.
The candidate who receives the highest number of votes for each position will serve as a trustee. Runoffs are not conducted unless there is a tie.
In accordance with the Texas Education Code and the Texas Election Code, mandatory joint elections are required for school district trustees. Palacios ISD board elections are held on the same date as the City of Palacios.
Positions on November ballot:
Position 4 vacated by Steven Stuhrenberg (Expires May 2022) (Application below)
Position 5 currently held by Lisa Harrison (Expires May 2020) (Application Closed - Election Postponed to Nov. 3rd )
Position 6 currently held by Fabian Marroquin (Expires May 2020) (Application Closed - Election Postponed to Nov. 3rd )
Position 7 currently held by Peter Zamarripa (Expires May 2020) (Application Closed - Election Postponed to Nov. 3rd )
Application for Board of Trustee - Unexpired Term of Position 4 (Ending May 2022)
English Application Spanish Application
Applications available online at the links above or at the Palacios ISD Administration Building located at 1209 Twelfth Street.
Office hours are:
Monday thru Friday - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, July 18, 2020: First day to file an application for Place 4
Thursday, August 20, 2020 @ 6:00pm: Deadline to file an application for Place 4
Monday, August 24, 2020 @ 4:30pm: Drawing for Place 4 ballot position
Monday, October 5, 2020: Last day to register to vote or make a change of address effective for the November election
Monday October 19, 2020: First day to vote early in person
Friday, October 30, 2020: Last day to vote early in person
Tuesday, November 3, 2020: Election Day
Filing Method of Candidate Application
- A candidate application may be filed in person, by mail, by fax, or by email.
- Filing in Person: Applications may be filed at the
Palacios ISD Administration Building
1209 Twelfth Street between
8:00am – 4:30pm on business days. Filing deadline on August 20th is 6:00pm.
*Preference is to make an appointment with Sara Trevino via phone or email. She can be reached at 361-972-5491 Ext. 1007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. She is a notary.
- Filing by Mail: Signed and notarized applications may be mailed to:
1209 Twelfth Street
Palacios, Texas 77465
*An application submitted by mail is considered to be filed at the time of its receipt by the appropriate filing authority. (Secs. 143.007(b); 144.005(b)).
- Filing by Fax or Email: A signed, sworn, scanned candidate application may be submitted by fax or email.
Fax # is 361-972-3567
Email application to: email@example.com
*Please be advised that an application must be notarized prior to filing via fax or email.
- Filing in Person: Applications may be filed at the
Prescribed by Secretary of State Section 63.0013, Texas Election Code 8/2017
NOTICE OF VOTING ORDER PRIORITY
Pursuant to Section 63.0013, Election Code:
An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person's ability to move around.
- A person assisting an individual with a mobility problem may also, at the individual's request, be given voting order
- Disabilities and conditions that may qualify you for voting order priority include paralysis, lung disease, the use of portable oxygen, cardiac deficiency, severe limitation in the ability to walk due to arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition, wheelchair confinement, arthritis, foot disorder, the inability to walk 200 feet without stopping to rest, or use of a brace, cane, crutch, or other assistive
- Voters who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at that polling place, may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling The presiding election judge will determine whether the voter and the voter’s assistant, if applicable, will be brought forward to the front of the line.
AVISO de PRIORIDAD de ORDEN de VOTACIÓN
De conformidad con la Sección 63.0013, Código Electoral:
Un oficial de elecciones puede dar prioridad de orden de votación a individuos con un problema de movilidad que dificulta sustancialmente la capacidad de la persona para moverse.
- Una persona que asiste a un individuo con un problema de movilidad también puede, a petición del individuo, ser dado prioridad en el orden de votación.
- Discapacidades y condiciones que pueden calificarle para prioridad de orden de votación incluyen parálisis, enfermedad pulmonary, el uso de oxigeno portátil, deficiencia cardiaca, limitación severa en la habilidad para caminar debido a condiciones artríticas, neurológicas u ortopédicas, confinamiento de silla de ruedas, artritis, trastorno de pie, la incapacidad para caminar 200 pies sin parar para descansar, o el uso de una abrazadera, bastón, muleta u otro dispositivo de
- Votantes que desean recibir prioridad de orden de votación, y ser aceptados para votar antes que otros en la fila para votar en el lugar de votación, pueden indicar esto a cualquier funcionario de elecciones que prestan servicios en el lugar de votación. El juez presidente de elecciones determinará si el votante y el asistente del votante, si es aplicable, serán adelantado al frente de la línea.
Instructions to Election Judge:
- Post this notice at one or more locations in your polling place where it can be read by person’s waiting to Note that it will also be posted on the website of the authority conducting the election and on the Secretary of State’s website.
- The presiding election judge may allow a voter with mobility problems, and any assistant if requested, to be moved forward in line and be processed before other individuals who arrived at the polling place before that
- The presiding election judge may wait to receive such a request or may check the line for voters who appear eligible for voting order priority and offer them the opportunity to move to the front of the
- An election officer cannot require a voter requesting voting order priority to submit proof of the mobility
EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY VOTING WILL BE HELD AT THE PALACIOS ISD ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ONLY, LOCATED AT 1209 TWELFTH STREET, PALACIOS TX 77465. NO POLLING SITES WILL BE OPEN AT COLLEGEPORT OR CARANCAHUA.
CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS
2019-2020 Board/Administrative Goals
Vision Statement – Every student prepared for a successful future
Fairness and Equity:
- We will treat everyone with consideration, integrity, and respect
- We will build relationships through consistency, transparency, and trust
- We will serve as positive role models for our community, students, and staff
- We will carry out our roles and responsibilities with a high level of commitment, diligence, and skill
Accountability and High Expectations:
- We will take ownership for the academic performance of every student
- We will ensure that all students learn, perform, and achieve at high levels
- We will establish a safe, secure, and positive environment for all
- We will ensure a dynamic atmosphere based on teamwork, communication, and collaboration
PALACIOS ISD will maintain and improve upon well-rounded, comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs designed to foster individual student growth and achievement.
PALACIOS ISD will establish and improve fiscally sound practices to ensure the efficient and effective management of the District’s resources and operations.
PALACIOS ISD will recruit, develop and support highly qualified staff to provide authentic student-centered learning and instruction.
PALACIOS ISD will establish outreach opportunities for parental involvement across all demographics of the population.